Youth

Chicago Bears Mini Monster Football Clinics
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Chicago Bears Mini Monster Football Clinics

Thanks to our amazing volunteers, we can put on super fun and educational programming like our upcoming Mini Monsters football clinic. We\’d love for you to join us! Email us for more information on getting involved in this and other YMCA of Metro Chicago events at: cjungwirth@ymcachicago.org Friday June 17th Rauner Family YMCA: June 17, 10am – 11:30am

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

HOW is always looking for individuals interested in making a larger commitment to supporting our work. There are a variety of ways to make a big impact on the agency and those we serve, including:

  • Diaper Day Volunteer Pool
  • Join the Associate Board
  • Fruit and Veggies Packing
  • Virtual Youth Mentoring

Other ways you can help include:

  • Host a Donation Drive to secure needed items
  • Host an event to raise money and/or awareness of HOW
  • Become a Social Advocate

Please contact us for more details.

Single Day Opportunities
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Single Day Opportunities

Single-day volunteer opportunities include cleanup days at HOW buildings, assisting with community and client events, and providing expertise in specific areas. Volunteer to lead an enrichment activity such as yoga, resume writing, healthy eating, financial literacy, poetry writing, or dance. Opportunities include:

  • Teaching a Skills Class
  • Employment Assistance
  • Pick-up and Delivery Assistance
  • Gardening and/or Clean-up
  • In-Kind Donation Sorting

Please contact us by email for more information.

Packing Parties
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Packing Parties

We are always looking for volunteer groups to help us with our Packing Parties.

  • We will come to your space and bring craft supplies and other materials needed to pack activity boxes, hero packs or favor bags for hospitalized children.
  • The theme of the packs varies depending on the season of the year.
  • The size and age of your group will also determine what the group will be assigned to do.
  • A Holiday Heroes staff member is always present to help and answer questions.
  • The activity itself usually takes 1-2 hours.

This is a meaningful and fun volunteer activity for corporate groups, families, and community, civic and school groups.