TOV - Tikkun Olam Volunteers

Good Deeds Day

Sign up below to volunteer for a Good Deeds Day project. You must register in advance to volunteer at an agency.

There will also be a volunteer open house for all ages at the Menominee Club in Chicago from 1:00 - 4:00pm.

  • Projects include preparing sleeping mats for the homeless, making toys and treats for animal adoption agencies, writing cards to cancer fighters, designing a mosaic mural to be displayed in a hospital, and much more!
  • A special kick-off will take place at 1:30pm with Illinois State Representative Laura Fine, sponsor of the Random Acts of Kindness bill.
  • Advance registration is preferred.
Step 1: Sign Up to Volunteer


Where: 1535 N. Dayton St., Chicago - street parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 186
Age Requirement: Family friendly
Details: Stop by the Menomonee Club any time between 1:00pm - 4:00pm to volunteer for a variety of hands-on projects. Projects include preparing sleeping mats for the homeless, making toys and treats for animal adoption agencies, writing cards to cancer fighters, designing a mosaic mural to be displayed in a hospital, and much more!
Optional Donation Item: Bar soap and sunscreen for the EZRA Multi-Service Center
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Where: Belmont Village, 500 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Volunteers Needed: 29
Age Requirement: Family friendly
Details: Stop by Belmont Village any time between 10:00am - 11:30am to volunteer for a variety of hands-on projects. Projects include preparing sleeping mats for the homeless, painting canvases to donate to sexual abuse victims, writing cards to cancer fighters, packing trail mix bags for the hungry, and much more!
Optional Donation Item: Plastic bags to make sleeping mats and canned goods for the Congregation Beth Am Food Pantry
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Where: West Suburban Temple Har Zion, 1040 N. Harlem Ave., River Forest - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 93
Age Requirement: Family friendly
Details: Join jBaby Chicago & PJ Library for an afternoon of hands-on volunteer projects followed by a family concert with Jim Gill. Please note this event is geared towards young families, but is open to anyone.
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Where: 7100 McCorkmick Blvd., Lincolnwood (in the back of the Lincolnwood Town Center - across the parking lot from Kohl's.)
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Volunteers Needed: 8
Age Requirement: All ages
Details: Deliver Passover food packages in Chicago and its suburbs. Volunteers must have a vehicle for delivery.
Optional Donation Item: Non-perishable, Kosher for Passover canned goods
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Where: 1439 Emerald Ave., Chicago Heights - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 2
Age Requirement: 12+
Details: Paint paneling throughout the building.
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Where: 1439 Emerald Ave., Chicago Heights - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 3
Age Requirement: 12+
Details: Paint paneling throughout the building.
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Where: 7045 N. Ridgeway Ave., Lincolnwood - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 4
Age Requirement: 18+, 7+ w/adult
Details: Help with stocking and organizing products onto the Food Pantry shelves.
Optional Donation Item: Non-perishable kosher food and/or clothing
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Where: 909 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago - accessible via the CTA Red Line Wilson stop or the 136 bus
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 10:30am-12:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 1
Age Requirement: 16+, 12+ w/adult
Details: Set tables, serve a restaurant-style meal, clear tables, and visit with guests. *Please note, if you have ever been a client of the ARK or EZRA, you are not eligible to volunteer for this project.
Optional Donation Item: Bar soap or sunscreen
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Where: Flossmoor Community Church, 2220 Carroll Pkwy., Flossmoor - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 2
Age Requirement: 13+, 8+ w/adult
Details: Set up, serve, and clean up lunch during a lunch and movie afternoon for clients of SSPADS.
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Where: Flossmoor Community Church, 2220 Carroll Pkwy., Flossmoor - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 1
Age Requirement: 13+, 8+ w/adult
Details: Run the concession booth, show movie, and clean up during a lunch and movie afternoon for clients of SSPADS.
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Where: Congregation Etz Chaim, 1710 S. Highland Ave., Lombard - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm- 2:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 16
Age Requirement: 14+, 8+ w/adult
Details: Design and decorate a bundle of blank thank you notes and birthday cards to be distributed to clients. *This is a special opportunity for members of the Jewish community and those from other faith groups to engage in volunteering together.*
Optional Donation Item: Book of stamps
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Where: 4141 W. George St., Chicago - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 15
Age Requirement: Family friendly
Details: Sort new or gently used children's items and prep KidPacks. Please note: children under the age of 2 must be with their parent the entire time wearing a baby wrap/carrier type attachment.
Optional Donation Item: Brand new socks, underwear, and pajamas in children's sizes 0-20 and child appropriate adult clothing size s-m.
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JUF Volunteer Policy
The Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago is proud to support and operate a wide variety of programs and services in our community. These programs have important, inclusive elements to them and frequently focus on vulnerable populations. To help ensure the best experience for program clients and volunteers, JUF reserves the right and sole discretion to select or deny groups or individuals from volunteering at our programs, including but not limited to those which harbor views antagonistic or inimical towards Judaism, Jews and the Jewish people.