Are you interested in volunteering with the Elam Davies Social Service Center? Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month (3:00 to 4:30 p.m.) for an overview of the following:
- General information about Chicago Lights and the Elam Davies Social Service Center
- Potential volunteer opportunities in the EDSSC
- Volunteer expectations
- Working with EDSSC guests and the community population
- Tour for new volunteers
The following information will be helpful to have in order to complete the application: a driver’s license or state ID. When you enter the building at Chestnut St., please check in with the receptionist to find where the EDSSC volunteer orientation is located.
Please note the EDSSC assists individuals who are 18 years old and above. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Volunteers can assist with the following:
- Shopping aide for Share Shop (clothing closet) or Food Pantry
- Donation sorting
Groups can also assist with holiday card making, sandwich making, clothing drives, food drives, etc.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me. Please also visit our website, www.chicagolights.org for more information.
The Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center (EDSSC) meets basic human needs while working with partner agencies to support persons on their journey toward greater stability and self-sufficiency.
Its services include case management, a food pantry, clothing assistance, housing referrals, job-readiness referrals, street outreach, and support groups. With the exception of the food pantry, there are no geographic boundaries or eligibility requirements. Our goal is to serve all neighbors with dignity and respect.
Rooted in the vision of former Fourth Presbyterian Church pastor Dr. Elam Davies, the program has served “the least, the last, and the lonely” with dignity and respect since 1983.