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There are many ways to volunteer, from a couple hours one time, to regular commitments of service to our community’s most vulnerable population.

Street Outreach

Outreach volunteers help us serve our homeless basic needed items both on the street in Kankakee and at local hotels where our "hidden homeless" are living. For summer 2021 we will have outreach teams on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Anyone 12 or older is welcome to join as long as you sign up in advance. Directions for meeting the team are listed on the sign up page.

Volunteer to Serve a Shelter Meal

Untrained volunteers are welcome to sign up to volunteer only in the kitchen serving the shelter meal. We are only able to take up to 2 volunteers at a time.

Shelter Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to staff the overnight shelter sites and provide/serve an evening meal and breakfast. Currently we are asking those interested in shelter volunteering to first work at least 2 shifts helping serve the meal in the kitchen. If still interested in working directly with our guests in the shelter after that, contact Dr. Dawn Broers, Executive Director at 815-546-3271 or email at dbroers@fortitudecommunityoutreach.org.
Shifts will be:
Setup, registration, dinner, socializing/activities
supervision, breakfast, cleanup

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