INDIVIDUALS

Individual Opportunities

Meal Group Leader (Manna Ministry)

Daily | All Mealtimes
Gather a group to provide and serve a monthly meal while building relationships with guests.

Weekday Kitchen Assistant

M-F | 7AM-1PM
Work alongside kitchen staff to prepare healthy meals for homeless guests.

Shelter Assistant

M-F | 7AM-3PM | Evening  and weekend hours available
Partner with staff to support intake process, answer phones, sign guests in, and monitor chores.

Activity Program Assistant

Daily | Daytime and Evening Hours
Provide fun activities for guests, like spa and game days, tournaments, and team-building exercises.

Fresh Market Pantry Assistant

Tu 12:30-4:30PM | Th 9AM-2:30PM, Sa 9AM-12:30PM
Help alleviate hunger by setting up the pantry, assisting shoppers, and making deliveries.

Fresh Market Setup

W 11AM-1:30PM | F 12:30-4:30PM
Help unload the food trucks, organize food, and set up the markets; great for a group of 10

Fresh Market Produce Mobile

4th Tu of every month | 8AM-1:30PM
Unload produce trucks, organize and distribute food to community members and senior citizens.

After School Volunteer

M-F | 3:45-6:45 PM (during school year), M-F | 9AM-3PM (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.

Early Childhood Assistant

M-F | 7AM-6:30PM
Partner with staff to help children reach their fullest potential

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.

Trunk Party

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

Chicago Triathlon

Join the Renew Chicago Triathlon team to raise money and awareness for Breakthrough. All proceeds go back to our program! See Renew Chicago for more details.

Facilities & Maintenance

Daily | Daytime and Evening Hours
Keep our campus in great shape by volunteering in donation sorting, organizing, or painting.

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

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.

Ready to Get Involved? Please take the following steps:

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COMPLETE THE INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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ATTEND THE NEXT VOLUNTEER NIGHT

GROUPS

Group Opportunities

Manna Ministry (Meal Service)

Daily | All Mealtimes breakthrough.org/manna
Create a menu, provide and serve a meal, while building relationships with homeless guests.

Weekday Kitchen Assistant

M-F | 7AM-1PM
Work alongside kitchen staff to prepare healthy meals for homeless guests.

Support Center Party

Daily | Daytime and Evening Hours
Provide fun activities for guests, like spa and game days, tournaments and team-building exercises.

Technology Center Class

T, Th | 10AM-12PM
Assist guests with basic computer skills, employment-related topics, and resume-building.

Fresh Market Pantry Assistant

T 12:30-4:30PM | Th 9AM-2:30PM, Sa 9AM-12:30PM
Help alleviate hunger by setting up the pantry, assisting shoppers, and making deliveries.

Fresh Market Setup

W 11AM-1:30PM | F 12:30-4:30PM
Help unload the food trucks, organize food, and set up the markets; great for a group of 10

Fresh Market Produce Mobile

4th T of every month | 8AM-1:30PM
Unload produce trucks, organize and distribute food to community members and senior citizens.

Arts and Science Classes

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

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).

Home Court Basketball Tournament

Th 2-8:15PM | July & August
Sponsor an evening of fun and basketball for our community by providing volunteers, food, referees and other activities.

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.

Trunk Party

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

Chicago Triathlon

Join the Renew Chicago Triathlon team to raise money and awareness for Breakthrough. All proceeds go back to our program! See Renew Chicago for more details.

Facilities & Maintenance

Daily | Daytime and Evening Hours
Keep our campus in great shape by volunteering in donation sorting, organizing, or painting.

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

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.

Ready to Get Involved? Please take the following steps:

#2

COMPLETE THE GROUP VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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SET A DATE WITH ONE OF OUR VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS (WE'LL CONTACT YOU)