Good Deeds Day


Sign up below to volunteer for a Good Deeds Day project. You must register in advance to volunteer at an agency project. There will be volunteer open houses in Buffalo Grove from 10:00-11:30am and Northbrook from 2:00-5:00pm. Advance registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Thank you for helping to #spreadgood in your community!

Step 1: Choose a project


Where: Belmont Village, 500 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Volunteers Needed: 168
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 packing first aid kits, making sleeping mats for the homeless, preparing hospital art kits for kids, and more! This project will include a teen participant debrief at the end.
Optional Donation Item: Donate bikes of any size, bike parts, and accessories for Working Bikes (www.workingbikes.org).
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Where: 7045 N. Ridgeway Ave., Lincolnwood - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am
Volunteers Needed: 14
Age Requirement: 18+, 7+ w/adult
Details: Help with stocking and organizing products onto the Food Pantry shelves.
Optional Donation Item: Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, deodorant) paper goods, (toilet paper, paper towel), and cereal, tuna or noodles
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Where: 3705 Deerfield Rd., Riverwoods - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Volunteers Needed: 14
Age Requirement: Family friendly
Details: Bring your dog in to visit with residents with dementia at Brentwood North. This project can take up to 10 dogs. *Please note: if your dog is prone to misbehaving, jumping, or barking, please do not sign up for this project.
Optional Donation Item: Bingo prizes: coin purses and small stuffed animals
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Where: 9700 Gross Point Rd., Skokie - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Volunteers Needed: 4
Age Requirement: Parents with children ages 0-2
Details: Spend the morning with jBaby Chicago and the residents at Lieberman. Enjoy a kid-friendly concert and schmooze with the residents. It's sure to be a great morning filled with community spirit and music!
Optional Donation Item: Bingo prizes (small packets of tissue, change purses, bracelets or necklaces from the dollar store.)
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Where: 917 North Shore Dr., Lake Bluff - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 40
Age Requirement: Family friendly
Details: Sticker and sort books at the Bernie’s Book Bank warehouse.This project will include a teen participant debrief at the end.
Optional Donation Item: New or gently used (non-religious) children’s books
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Where: Moishe House Old Town - address given out prior to event
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Volunteers Needed: 4
Age Requirement: 22 - 40ish
Details: Join fellow JUF Young Leadership Division (YLD) peers to pack Night Night Packages for children staying at a local homeless shelter. Each volunteer is asked to bring 2 NEW children’s book suitable for ages 0-12.
Optional Donation Item: Each volunteer is asked to bring 2 NEW children’s book suitable for ages 0-12.
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Where: 1439 Emerald Ave., Chicago Heights - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 8
Age Requirement: 10+
Details: Help out in the Respond Now community garden. Dress for the weather! All supplies provided.
Optional Donation Item: Hygiene products
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Where: 1551 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 5
Age Requirement: 17+, 8+ w/adult
Details: Help set-up/clean-up, play Bingo with the residents.
Optional Donation Item: Small packets of tissue, change purses, bracelets or necklaces from the dollar store.
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Where: 6450 N. California Ave., Chicago - parking available and accessible via the CTA 136 or 93 bus
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 6
Age Requirement: Family friendly
Details: Sort The ARK's pantry and participate in an educational program. This project is open to participants of all ages, but welcomes and encourages young children! *Please note, if you have ever been a client of the ARK or the EZRA, we request that you please choose a different project site.
Optional Donation Item: Full size toothpaste and soap
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Where: 935 W. Chestnut Ave., Chicago - street parking available and accessible via the CTA the 66 or 56 buses
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 18
Age Requirement: 18+, 6+ w/adult
Details: Sort donations and package baby supplies.
Optional Donation Item: Size 4, 5, and/or 6 diapers
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Where: Temple Anshe Sholom, 20820 Western Ave., Olympia Fields - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 6
Age Requirement: 13+
Details: Help with a variety of administrative tasks to benefit South Suburban Family Shelter.
Optional Donation Item: $10 gas cards and/or $10 Walgreens cards
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Where: Flossmoor Community Church, 2220 Carroll Pkwy., Flossmoor - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 5
Age Requirement: 13+, 8+ w/adult
Details: Set up, serve, and clean up lunch during a lunch and movie afternoon for clients of SSPADS.
Optional Donation Item: $10 gas cards and/or $10 Walgreens cards
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Where: 4141 W. George St., Chicago - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 48
Age Requirement: Family friendly (8 and under must be with an adult at all times)
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. This project will include a teen participant debrief at the end.
Optional Donation Item: Hygiene items including but not limited to: brand new towels, washcloths, shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
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Where: 300 Revere Dr., Northbrook - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 273
Age Requirement: Family friendly
Details: Stop by the Bernard Weinger JCC any time between 2:00pm - 5:00pm to volunteer for a variety of hands-on projects. Projects include preparing sleeping mats for the homeless, making stress balls for therapeutic day schools, creating art for the elderly, packing kindness bags to hand out to someone in need, and much more! This project will include a teen participant debrief at the end.
Optional Donation Item: New travel-size toiletries, especially feminine hygiene products and adult diapers for Sarah's Circle, a refuge for women who are homeless or in need
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Where: 3003 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 27
Age Requirement: Family friendly
Details: Make cards to be distributed to Meals on Wheels to deliver to CJE clientele and decorate book marks for various CJE facilities to pass out to their residents. Please note that this project will not take the full 2 hours and participants are encouraged to drop in at any time throughout the shift.
Optional Donation Item: New or gently used books
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Where: 127 W. Diversey Ave., Elmhurst - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 10
Age Requirement: Parents with children ages 0-2
Details: Spend the afternoon with jBaby Chicago and the clients at The Grove. Enjoy a kid-friendly concert and schmooze with the residents. It's sure to be a great afternoon filled with community spirit and music!
Optional Donation Item: activity blankets, snacks, body washes, lotions, magazines
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Where: 32 Swift Ln., Naperville - street parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 5
Age Requirement: 12+ w/adult
Details: Work on arts and crafts and bake cookies with residents at a Ray Graham Association Residential Facility.
Optional Donation Item: Pots or pans
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Where: 52 Starling Ln., Naperville - street parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Volunteers Needed: 6
Age Requirement: 12+ w/adult
Details: Work on arts and crafts and bake cookies with residents at a Ray Graham Association Residential Facility.
Optional Donation Item: Pots or pans
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Where: Flossmoor Community Church, 2220 Carroll Pkwy., Flossmoor - parking available
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 5
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.
Optional Donation Item: $10 gas cards and/or $10 Walgreens cards
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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.