Missions

Do you have extra time on your hands this summer?

By June 25, 2020July 1st, 2020No Comments

June 2020 Update from Outreach Community Center:

Would you like to find a way to make an impact in the local community? Starting in July, volunteers are needed at the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, a mission partner of First Pres. Take a look at these opportunities and see where you can make a difference through volunteering!

Summer Food Service

Volunteers are needed to assist OCC staff members in serving meals provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank through contact-less curbside pickup beginning July 1st through August 14th. Three volunteers are needed per shift, Monday through Friday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Volunteers will need to be at least 13 years and older.
Volunteers will need to provide their own face covering/mask.

Volunteer Driver

Volunteer drivers needed for six weeks during our summer employment program for high school students. Driver will provide transportation for 3 to 5 hours a week driving a high school student to and from their place of employment. Volunteer shift times would be Monday through Friday, either in the morning (approx. 8:00 am to 9:00 am) or in the afternoon (approx. 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm)
Volunteers will need to be at least 25 years and older.
Volunteers will need to provide their own face covering/mask.
Volunteer Drives are subject to background checks and OCM driver approval process.

Summer SAT/ACT Prep Teacher

Volunteer English Teacher needed for six weeks during our summer high school program through the Outreach Community Center. The teacher will provide English SAT preparatory material on Mondays, 2:30 – 4:30 pm.
Volunteers will need to provide their own face covering/mask.
Volunteer Teachers are subject to background checks.

Summer English Teacher

Volunteer English Teacher needed for six weeks during our summer high school program through the Outreach Community Center. The teacher will provide instruction in areas of grammar, writing, and reading on Thursdays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm.
Volunteers will need to provide their own face covering/mask.
Volunteer Teachers are subject to background checks.

Write Encouraging Letters

Volunteers are needed to write an encouragement card or letter to a local older adult in our Older Adults Program. At the Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, we serve approximately 300 older adults who live on fixed incomes and most do not have transportation. In light of COVID -19, they are facing increased isolation due to their greater need to shelter in place. To help fight their loneliness and isolation, we are sending a letter or note of encouragement to each of them in the mail each week.

For more information or to register for one of these opportunities, please contact Mindy Inman, Director of Volunteer Services at Outreach Community Center.