INDIVIDUALS

Meal Group Leader (Manna Ministry)

Daily | All Mealtimes
Coordinate a group to provide a meal to our guests experiencing homelessness. Meals can be catered or prepared at home and delivered. There are opportunities to serve in person. If you would like to do so, please contact Tony Daniels at adaniels@breakthrough.org. If you would like to cater a meal, click the link below to request a date

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)

Request Dates

please sign up 72 hours before your desired shift

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

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

Basketball Skills Training | Fri, 6:30-8:30pm

K-4th Soccer | Sat, 10am-12pm

4th-8th grade Running Club | Tue 6:30-8pm, Sat 12:30-2:30pm

Arts & Science Assistant/Teacher

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

Film Crew | Sat, 11am-12:30pm

Basic Ceramics | Sat, 10-11:30am

4th-8th grade Robotics | Tue, 6:30-8pm, Thu, 6:30-8pm

Nettie Bailey Student Achievement Program

Girls Mentoring (Middle School) | Mon, 6:30-8:30pm

Boys Mentoring (Middle School) | Wed, 6:30-8:30pm

Boys & Girls Mentoring (Junior High) | Wed, 6:30-8pm

Beyond (High School & Post-Secondary)

College & Career Readiness | Tue, 6:30-8:30pm
Volunteers needed to lead an activity for High school students

Teen Night | Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Volunteers needed to help serve food and assist with activities

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
Provide a meal to our guests experiencing homelessness. Meals can be catered or prepared at home and delivered. There are opportunities to serve in person. If you would like to do so, please contact Tony Daniels at adaniels@breakthrough.org. If you would like to cater a meal, click the link below to request a date

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)

Request Dates

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!
Learn more

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