INDIVIDUALS

Meal Group Leader (Manna Ministry)

Daily | All Mealtimes
Gather a group of 5-6 people to create a menu, provide, and serve a meal to our guests experiencing homelessness; meals can also be catered.
Request Dates

Fresh Market Food Pantry

Wednesday 10AM-2:30PM
Open for groups or individuals (max 7 people)

Thursdays 9:30AM-2:30PM
Open for groups or individuals (max 7 people)

Friday 10AM-4PM
Open for groups or individuals (max 7 people)

Saturday 9:30AM-12:30PM
Open for groups or individuals

Delivery opportunities available, 1st and 3rd Saturday, must have a vehicle (4 max) and in market opportunities every Saturday (5 max)

After School Volunteer

M-F | 4-6:30 PM (during school year), M-F | 10AM-2PM (during summer)
Pick a day to work alongside students in grades K-8 with academic and enrichment activities.

Sports & Fitness Volunteer

Seasonal | Times Vary
Coach kids in team sports, assist with running & fitness activities, or help facilitate athletic events (such as timekeeping, registration, running the scoreboard, etc).

Arts & Science Assistant/Teacher

Seasonal | Times Vary
Expose youth to culinary arts, robotics and coding, ceramics, and digital art and photography in 8 week sessions.

Veterans Initiative

Seasonal | Times Vary
Breakthrough’s Veterans Volunteer Initiative provides opportunities for veterans to engage in the East Garfield Park community as local leaders and mentors to youth by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities.

For more information visit our Veterans Volunteer Initiative page

Ready to Get Involved? Please take the following steps:

#1

LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH

Read our Mission, Vision, and Key Concepts

#3

ATTEND THE NEXT VOLUNTEER NIGHT

Upcoming Volunteer Nights

GROUPS

Serve a Meal (Manna Ministry)

Daily | All Mealtimes
Gather a group of 5-6 people to create a menu, provide, and serve a meal to our guests experiencing homelessness; meals can also be catered.
Request Dates

Fresh Market Food Pantry

Wednesday 10AM-2:30PM
Open for groups or individuals (max 7 people)

Thursdays 9:30AM-2:30PM
Open for groups or individuals (max 7 people)

Friday 10AM-4PM
Open for groups or individuals (max 7 people)

Saturday 9:30AM-12:30PM
Open for groups or individuals

Delivery opportunities available, 1st and 3rd Saturday, must have a vehicle (4 max) and in market opportunities every Saturday (5 max)

Garden Care

Daily | Daytime and Evening Hours
Assist a team of gardeners to grow and harvest produce for our kitchens and neighborhood.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Daily | Daytime Hours
Help Breakthrough earn food credit by sorting food, repacking food, labeling and gathering donations. Register at chicagosfoodbank.org/volunteer and indicate Breakthrough affiliation on the application.

Cleaning and Organizing

Join us in cleaning, storing, and organizing our West Wing Storage facility. Throughout the Pandemic, we have received a generous amount of donations for our community residents. We are looking for a group of 10 participants to join us in the effort of organizing this space. For specific details on needs and dates of availability, please contact us.

Ready to Get Involved? Please take the following steps:

#1

LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH

Read our Mission, Vision, and Key Concepts

#2

COMPLETE THE GROUP VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Group Volunteer Application

#3

SET A DATE WITH ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS

Contact Us

EVENT SUPPORT

Trunk Party

Help collect gifts for East Garfield Park seniors as they head off to college!

Annual Christmas Store

Help collect gifts to stock our community Christmas Store.

Annual Hunger Walk

Help raise money to fight hunger in Chicago with Breakthrough at the Hunger Walk.

Ready to Get Involved? Please take the following steps:

#1

LEARN MORE ABOUT BREAKTHROUGH

Read our Mission, Vision, and Key Concepts

#2

CONTACT OUR VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS

Contact Us

#3

SEE NEXT VOLUNTEER EVENTS

Upcoming Volunteer Events