Chicago’s largest day of service is coming up on June 23rd! Thousands of people across Chicago come together for this event to help Chicago Public Schools in saving facility improvement costs by having volunteers complete projects that involve activities such as gardening, painting walls, building benches, etc.
All volunteers meet at The Daley Plaza in the morning for breakfast, check-in, and instructions, then we are transported to our volunteer sites by a bus assigned to our group. Since there is a set time the buses leave for the volunteer sites, punctuality is crucial for this event. Please arrive early enough to give yourself time to check-in, eat breakfast, and meet up with the group.
There is a cost of $15 for the event, but this goes towards cost of materials, transportation, breakfast, lunch, and the post-event party that includes dinner and beer.
Our team is listed as “TAP-Chicago”, so be sure to register under this team name so everyone in our group is at the same volunteer site. Registration closes June 18th, so sign up a.s.a.p!
We have also set up a fundraiser separately as extra help with the cost of this cause and for their future volunteer opportunities. If you’d like to contribute, it’d be awesome if you could do it through our campaign “TAP Chicago”.
Special Instructions: Recommended clothing is casual and comfortable, you may be on your feet for much or the whole time.
Hope to see you there!
Questions? Contact the Organizers
Quinn Guann, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wally Soriano, email@example.com
Shannon Wen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join TAP-Chicago and KACC as we volunteer at Korean Senior’s Day. We will serve over 600 participants in 2 shifts Saturday morning and afternoon. Volunteer duties include greeting, guiding seniors, packing and passing out lunch boxes, handling raffle prizes, and more. Free delicious Korean lunch & t-shirts will be provided!
Why volunteer? Korean American senior citizens face linguistic, cultural and economic barriers and often suffer from social isolation and depression in everyday life away from their home country. Each year, the festival hosts Korean American seniors and their families for a day of recognition and celebration. The highlight of the event is performances of local, international, and senior artists in the Cultural Art Program. The event is primarily sponsored by donations from local business owners.
Registration FREE on Eventbrite at https://hanulseniorday.eventbrite.com
Getting There: Very close to CTA #50 and 92 buses and walking distance from Brown line Damen stop. Free parking available in public parking lot next door to Amundsen High School. Note Damen Ave in front of the school will be blocked off for school buses.
(1) May 25th (Friday): 3:30pm-5:30pm, Hanul Chicago office: 5008 N Kedzie Ave (loading and preparing gifts)
(2) May 25th (Friday): 5:30pm-7pm, Amundsen High School: 5110 N Damen Ave (prep)
(3) May 26th (Saturday): 8am-11:00am, Amundsen High School: 5110 N Damen Ave (volunteer orientation & helping at Senior Day, first shift)
(4) May 26th (Saturday): 10:30am-2:00pm, Amundsen High School: 5110 N Damen Ave (volunteer orientation & helping at Senior Day, second shift)
Questions? Please contact
Mavis Meng (TAP-Chicago) email@example.com
Karen Hwang (KACC) firstname.lastname@example.org
Yichen Sun (TAP-Chicago): email@example.com
Learn more about Hanul at www.hanulusa.org.
Registration FREE on Eventbrite
Kick off spring with the TAP-Chicago community service team and lend a helping hand/paw to man’s best friends at Chicago Canine Rescue! We will be walking dogs and enjoying the outdoors around the Forest Glen Woods preserve. Space is limited! So sign up ASAP. First timers and experts are welcome.
The Chicago Canine Rescue was founded in 2001 to help find permanent homes for dogs considered too young, old, ill, or have special needs that would otherwise be euthanized at local shelters. There are currently 80 or so dogs at the Rescue that would love to your attention and care!
1. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Photo ID is required.
2. Please print and fill out Chicago Canine Rescue’s volunteer waiver form
3. All volunteers must arrive on time at 10:00 am for mandatory orientation and dog handling instructions. No Asian time =P
4. You must register via Eventbrite link below to secure your spot as space is limited
Questions? Please contact Shannon Wen at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Chicago Canine Rescue, please visit:
To learn more about TAP-Chicago, please visit:
After fleeing persecution or war in their homeland, refugees approved for resettlement arrive in the U.S. with nearly nothing. Separated from their families and friends, as they start their lives again in a foreign country, one of their most basic needs is setting up a new home and household supplies. Through Exodus’s Care Pack program, you’ll provide families an assortment of essential items during an in-person visit (1-3 hours) that shows love and hospitality to our refugee neighbors. We have already made some care packs; volunteers are welcome to contribute additional supplies to care packs if they choose.
Registration: Limited space, please register on Eventbrite at https://tapchicagoexodus.eventbrite.com
Getting There: We will first meetup up at a central location in Rogers Park for orientation and then split into various teams and carpool to different houses. More details will be provided for those who register.
Questions? Contact the Organizers
Exodus World Service mobilizes the community to welcome and befriend refugees by connecting volunteers with refugees through practical service projects and equipping leaders to advocate on behalf of refugees. Find out more about Exodus at http://exodusworldservice.org.
Join TAP as we collaborate with Chinese-American Service League (CASL) in their Saturday morning tea time program! This program helps Chinese immigrants develop their conversational English. Each volunteer gets a vocabulary packet with different dialogues and new words to learn and put to use. Come enjoy a hot cup of tea and warm-hearted conversations as we help one another and give back to the community.
Get your ticket on Eventbrite today!
Join TAP-Chicago’s Community Service team for a rewarding afternoon by volunteering with The Greater Chicago Food Depository! GCFD is a non-profit organization that helps to end hunger in Chicago and surrounding areas by distributing food to participating food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. You will be helping this cause by repacking donated food and other products (which come in bulk quantities) into smaller sizes. Once this is done, they are ready to be loaded to their trucks for distribution.
Registration Required: The Greater Chicago Food Depository (All volunteers must register to participate) (New/First time volunteers account creation required)
Parking: The parking lot is open to volunteers during Saturday sessions. There are additional parking on either Karlov or Keeler – the streets east and west of their building. They are meter-free and Karlov (the street east of them) usually has closer parking spaces.
Dress code: Long pants, covered shoulders, and enclosed shoes are required to work in the warehouse.
Wally Soriano email: email@example.com cell: 847-630-5023
Shannon Wen email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join TAP-Chicago in lending a hand to Pacific Garden Mission homeless shelter! Pacific Garden Mission, the nation’s oldest rescue mission, strives to provide food, shelter, and clothing free of cost; it is a safe haven for the needy. Come be a part of the effort by making beds, folding bath towels, blankets, organizing hangers, assisting in the dining room with serving meals, and helping clean up.
For more information, please contact: email@example.com