It’s back-to-school time for many families. And for many Chicago-area students, 2017-18 is the year to focus on the future; career choices are abundant, but sometimes jobs are hard to find. If you want to hone your skills and get experience that makes a difference to potential employers, volunteering is invaluable:
- Volunteering boosts your confidence.
- Volunteering builds networking.
- Volunteering helps you understand yourself as you learn from your weaknesses and strengths.
Volunteering at Maot Chitim
The hub of volunteer activity for Maot Chithim takes place at our warehouse, located about 20 minutes from our Northbrook office at 7100 N. McCormick, Lincolnwood, Illinois. Last year, we aided over 30,000 recipients – people who would have been unable to worship in the Jewish tradition.
Volunteer at the Warehouse
One week before a holiday delivery, volunteers gather at our warehouse to assemble boxes of non-perishable food. Warehouse volunteers must be at least 12 years old and must wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops) for safety. Not only can you volunteer yourself, but you can also coordinate your own group of volunteers! Warehouse packaging can be a way to actively interact with your book club friends while providing a very needed service.
Volunteer for Delivery Day
Deliveries have been made so much easier and faster, thanks to cellphone navigation apps! There are no age restrictions for delivery participants; drivers should have a valid driving license and auto insurance. Drivers are needed – especially drivers with SUVs, vans, and trucks – to deliver to multiple addresses in Chicago and nearby suburbs.
Life Lessons Are Free
As a student or job-seeker, your volunteering activities are an important part of your resume! If you would like to organize a group of people to volunteer for warehouse packaging or package deliveries, please contact our group coordinator at [email protected]. Even if you cannot volunteer in person, you can help Maot Chitim in many ways! Call 847-674-3224 or contact us today for more information.