Volunteer Opportunities at SSFS

South Suburban Family Shelter Depends on volunteers. Whether you have a few minutes, a few days or a few weeks, you can make a real difference in the lives of those impacted by domestic violence.

There are many opportunities to volunteer for SSFS. Whether you help with office tasks, hang posters or volunteer at events, we need your special talents.

Call 708-794-2140, ext. 303 or email bwilliams@ssfs1.org, for more information. Complete a form to apply.

Organize a used cell phone collection drive.

This is an ongoing fundraising project, in which individuals, clubs, organizations, faith communities and other special interest groups can participate. Cell phones that are less than 5 years old are most desirable.

Volunteer to provide a service

Make an in-kind donation of your time and skills. Where do your talents, skills, and passions lie? We may be in need of your skilled services, including building maintenance, gardening, organizational skills, events planning, or public relations.

Organize an informational meeting

Get a group together and invite an SSFS representative to talk about domestic violence and the services provided by SSFS. This can be a special interest club, organization, faith based group, etc.

Distribute /hang our outreach posters in your community

Help us reach people impacted by intimate partner violence in as many communities as possible.

Assist with clerical tasks

Help with mailings, stamping/labeling brochures, and other assorted office tasks.

Participate in our Back to School Angel project

Purchase school supplies for child clients.

Organize a collection drive

Please call to ask about our specific needs. We always need gift cards for gas stations, grocery stores, and multi – purpose stores like Walmart and Target.
We always need non-perishable, non-expired healthy food (remember to check freshness dates as we are unable to accept expired food), personal care products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene products, etc.) cleaning and laundry supplies, paper products, diapers, formula.

View our “wish list” of most needed items

Participate in our Adopt - A - Family Program in December

Adopt-a-Family during the holiday season to help provide gifts and holiday meals!

Get involved in our fundraisers

Participate in or volunteer for our established fundraisers:
Keeping Dreams Alive Gala
You can also host a fundraiser yourself! We’d love to help you brainstorm ideas and send you our agency materials to help promote your event.

Volunteer Form

Potential Volunteer please read our volunteer letter

If you need accommodations during the application process because of a physical or mental disability, you may request it and reasonable accommodations will be provided.