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, email@example.com
Wally Soriano, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shannon Wen, email@example.com
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Hwang (KACC) email@example.com
Yichen Sun (TAP-Chicago): firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
To learn more about Chicago Canine Rescue, please visit:
To learn more about TAP-Chicago, please visit:
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!
At TAP-Chicago we frequently collaborate with different community organizations on a variety of projects and events. Sometimes it can be challenging to reconcile differing expectations about roles and responsibilities. While each event is a little different, here are 3 models we use when partnering.
The most common arrangement we use is a Marketing Co-sponsorship. In this case, one organization takes the lead and does the bulk of the planning. The lead org comes up with the event date, structure, and content, arranges the logistics, creates the marketing materials, staffs the event, and takes on the financial commitments and P&L. Often times, the lead org does much of the work before even approaching potential partners. The non-lead or co-sponsoring organization’s role is to market the event to their members and supporters the same way they would an event they organized themselves. Sometimes, the co-sponsor makes a financial donation or provides some day-of staff or other help.
While the contribution to the event organization is unequal, in a Marketing Co-Sponsorship we market the event with the two organizations as equal co-sponsors with both organizations similarly listed on the event flyer, facebook, webpage, registration page, etc. The only indication of the different roles to the public are incidental: for example, since the nametags, sign-in sheets, and staff for the event usually come from the lead organization, attendees might deduce the division of labor. Since the event is marketed the same way as the co-sponsor’s own event, there is informally a greater commitment to push turnout and there is usually a significant attendance from the co-sponsoring organization.
We commonly use this arrangement when one organization has stronger interest or better positioning to organize an event or when the scale of the event is small enough that it is more efficient for one organization to do the bulk of the planning with limited coordination with the other organization. Often, we will alternate lead organization responsibilities with a partner organization for a series of similar events.
A less common arrangement for us is a Planning Co-sponsorship where both organizations share responsibility for planning and decision making and finances are usually shared. Depending on the specifics of the event, we sometimes split each function with a joint team from each organization or split the functions between the organizations. Either way, the result is a more even sharing of responsibilities. We don’t usually do this much due to the high coordination costs in a volunteer setting and the need for a longer project timeline. However, we believe joint planning has the potential to yield stronger events and we seek these opportunities whenever they make sense.
Finally, another common arrangement is a Marketing Partnership. As in the Marketing Co-sponsorship, one organization has primary responsibility for an event. But for Marketing Partnerships, the partner org does not market the event as their own event. Instead, they present the event to their members as an external community event supported by the organization. Often times, the marketing for the event makes the different roles clear, whether it’s through logo placement or text description. Some situations where we use this arrangement are when there are a very large number of organizations involved in an event, when we’re not able to commit to extensive marketing because one of our events is too close to the partner event, or if we feel an event isn’t a close match.
Regardless of the collaboration type, the hope is that cooperation creates more high-quality, well-attended events that promote fortuitous interactions. And our goal for partner events is the same as for solo organized ones: to strengthen our communities through community service, professional development, cultural awareness, and leadership development.
So how does this line up with how you or your organization think about collaborations? Any suggestions or comments?
You can reach Hauwei at hauwei at tapchicago dot org.