Office Assistant Volunteer



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Cradles to Crayons
4141 West George Street
United States


Are you looking for regular volunteer opportunities on weekdays or weekends? Are you wanting to make a big impact on the lives of local Chicagoland children and have fun while impacting thousands? Cradles to Crayons is the place for you!


Summary: The Office Assistant will perform a variety of tasks depending on needs in the Cradles to Crayons office. This will include answering the door, helping to receive donations, and greeting volunteers.

Cradles to Crayons Mission

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.


How it Works

Cradles to Crayons collects new and nearly new children's items through grassroots community drives and corporate donations. Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers, and are distributed to disadvantaged children across the state through a collaborative network of social service agencies and school partners. C2C supplies these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

In 2017, over 7,000 families, individuals, community groups, and companies served over 30,000 children in Chicagoland to sort, clean, and assemble donations for "KidPacks" to be delivered through our social-service partners. Through these meaningful, hands on volunteer opportunities, we aspire to set a foundation for lasting change.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

As Office Assistant you will be the first point of contact for Cradles to Crayons Chicago. Our Office Assistant duties include offering administrative support across the organization. Office Assistant Volunteers:

·      Greet and welcome guests as soon as they arrive at the office.

·      Direct visitors to the appropriate person and office.

·      Help receive donations.

·      Ensure entrance area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and material (e.g. pens, forms and brochures.)

·      Commit to a regular weekly or bi-weekly volunteer schedule.

·      Commit to a minimum of 6 months to the program.

·      Possess a passion for the Cradles to Crayons mission.


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