You can help

 

Volunteer Opportunities 

The generosity of our volunteers allows us to offer a far richer program than otherwise would be possible. Volunteers help the women and children adjust to changes in their lives as well as build their self-esteem and self-confidence. Volunteers give beneficial one-on-one attention to our residents, who are struggling to learn new skills and healthy, non-violent ways of relating to people both individually and as a family unit.

Download the Volunteer Application here.

For more information, please contact volunteers@hgschicago.org. Thank you in advance for your time and talents!

We are currently in need of volunteers to help our children as:

Front Desk Volunteers (flexible hours)

Volunteers needed to help at the front desk at lunchtime, during Monday afternoon meetings and occasional mornings or evenings as needed. If you have a flexible schedule and love talking to people, we can use you in this essential role!

Child Care (Weekdays 9 AM- 12 PM or 2-5 PM)

Help out in our Childcare center with children ages 0-5.

Adult Tutor (Wed 11am-3pm, various weekdays)

Currently needed:

  • GED tutor (Spanish and English)
  • Computer literacy tutor (Spanish and English)

Child’s Friend (Mon or Wed, 6:30–7:30 PM)

Spend one-on-one time with a child each week playing games, doing art projects, or reading.

Event Planners (Occasional evening hours)

We are currently looking for creative, organized and fun-loving party planners to help with our 2015 fall fundraising event! Please contact nancy.haws@hgschicago.org for more information.

Drivers and Movers (Occasional weekday)

If you have a license and a flexible daytime schedule, we can add you to our driving list for occasional furniture and donation pickups. We have a truck, we just need your driving skills!

Associate Board

House of the Good Shepherd's Associate Board was established in 2010. This charitable and technologically savvy group of young professionals, utilizes socializing and networking to raise money and awareness to advance the mission of HGS. The Associate Board provides hands-on experience in mentoring the next generation of philanthropic leaders in our community.

Women's Board

The House of the Good Shepherd Women’s Board, established in 1907 is a noble group of women representing the foremost House of the Good Shepherd supporters. The HGS Women’s Board has shaped the course of our history for generations by offering significant financial contributions, volunteer services and advocacy efforts in support of our mission.

Board of Directors

To obtain information about joining the Board of Directors of House of the Good Shepherd, please contact Executive Program Director Sr. Jean Kielty, at 773-935-3434.