Thank you for your interest in joining the Breakthrough family through volunteering! Two of our core values are people and relationships, and it is through a partnership with volunteers that Breakthrough can affect mutual transformation in the community of East Garfield Park. 

Before you begin serving, there are two steps to complete:

  • Fill out our online application by clicking one of the two buttons below to become familiar with our mission and core values, read about our different volunteer opportunities, and allow us to get to know your skills and interest areas.
  • Attend our next Volunteer Night which takes quarterly from 6:30-8:30PM at the FamilyPlex, 3219 W. Carroll Ave. Learn about the dynamic history and vision of Breakthrough, meet some of the staff, and preview our key programs. Experience a tour through the different service areas and discover how staff and volunteers are creating positive and supportive relationships which enrich the lives of both the volunteers and those within the community. This step is vital in making sure that your expectations match your actual experience with us. *Not required for groups.

Our next Volunteer Nights will be: 

  • Monday, November 6th: 6:30-8pm
  • Monday, January 22nd: 6:30-8pm

We hope this will be a rewarding experience for you. Please do not hesitate to email with any additional questions or concerns.  Welcome to Breakthrough!

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