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, prepared at home and delivered, or prepared and served on-site at either our Men’s Center or Women’s Center. If you would like to serve or 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 5 people)

Thursdays 9:30AM-2:30pm
Open for groups or individuals (max 5 people)

Friday 10AM-4pm
Open for groups or individuals (max 5 people)

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

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

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BREAKTHROUGH YOUTH NETWORK

Sports & Fitness Academy

Help coach kids in team sports, assist with fitness activities, or help facilitate athletic events. Volunteers needed once per week.

London Johnson Arts & Tech Academy

Exposes youth to culinary arts, robotics and coding, ceramics, and digital art and photography in 8 week sessions. Volunteers needed once per week.

Nettie Bailey Student Achievement Program

After-School Volunteer | M-F, 4-6:30pm (during school year), M-F, 10am-2pm (during summer)
Pick one day per week to work alongside students in grades K-8 with academic and enrichment activities.

Breakthrough Beyond (High School & Post-Secondary)

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

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

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

Teen Night | Thu, 6:30-8:30pm
Volunteers needed to 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

#2

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORMS

#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, prepared at home and delivered, or prepared and served on-site at either our Men’s Center or Women’s Center. If you would like to serve or 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 VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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.

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