There are many different types of volunteer activities. Some organizations require telephone or door-to-door solicitation while other charities request onsite assistance. For example, Maot Chitim will need volunteers (12 years and older) at this year’s Passover warehouse to assemble food boxes. (Children under 12 can help with the deliveries!) Just as there are types of charitable efforts, there are also types of volunteers. Which one of these volunteer personalities is yours?
You’re a good listener; taking care of people and pets just comes naturally to you! Because you are able to show empathy, you are an all-around super volunteer. Rather than working behind-the-scenes, you’re needed “in the trenches,” providing one-on-one caregiving to those in need.
“Form and function” might be your mantra. You have the imagination and organizational skills that lend themselves to arts and crafts. Whether you are coordinating a food drive or in the kitchen preparing foods by the gallons, overall presentation is always a factor for you!
You are all about helping your community. You prefer to donate your time and money to an organization that involves itself primarily with aiding needy locals.
Learning and teaching are your strong suits! You might enjoy serving as the volunteer trainer, and when it comes to fundraising, your goal is to help others understand why their financial support is needed and how it will benefit the needy.
Charity Begins at Sweet Home Chicago
Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time;
they just have the heart.
For over a century, Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago has helped thousands of the Jewish community people practice our religious holidays with dignity. Traditional foods are sometimes too costly for elderly, jobless, or those suffering with poor health, and through charitable financial donations, assistance can be provided in the ways in which they will be most effective.