Volunteering

VOLUNTEERING IS EASY! 

 Volunteering is a great way to make a difference and get to know the our diverse community. We are always recruiting enthusiastic volunteers, and make the most of your time and skills to accomplish FACC's mission and purposes.  


Program roles often require the ability to volunteer on a regular schedule: the same day and time each week. We generally ask for a minimum of a six-month commitment when volunteering in a program.


In general, all volunteers should be should be at least 21 years of age and be fluent in English and/or Tagalog.  Volunteers the age of 18 and under must:

  • Have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian
  • Be accompanied and actively supervised by an authorized adult.
  • Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied and actively supervised by a parent or legal guardian.
  • We require one (1) adult chaperone per every ten (10) volunteers age 18 or under.


To discuss youth volunteer opportunities, please cantact Elaine Lehman, Executive Director, at 312-772-1025 or hello@rizalcenterchicago.org


Volunteers must able to:

  • Reside in the greater Chicago area.
  • Commit to a minimum of ten volunteer hours per month.
  • Delight in working with the public.
  • Visit and familiarize themselves with the FACC's policies and procedures and programs                                in order to answer visitor questions confidently.
  • Attend in-service trainings.


BENEFITS

Becoming a program volunteer at Rizal Center has many benefits. You’ll be joining a team of volunteers and staff working together to build community and write the next chapter of our organization. Here are some of the benefits volunteering can provide:


  • Personal and professional growth: strengthen your existing skills and learn new skills as you volunteer.
  • Work in a community center which embraces and reflects the diversity of our community. Meet new people and expand your world view.
  • Make a difference! Every volunteer role is designed to fill a need in our community – your work changes lives.


 All volunteers are encouraged to become members of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago.


Please review the position descriptions before applying. Listed are some volunteer positions that become available most frequently. 


Non-Discrimination

 In the conduct of all aspects of its activities, the FACC shall not discriminate on the grounds of  race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status.  


Interested in volunteering? Please contact us at 312-772-1025.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact us at 312-772-1025.

Volunteer Opportunities

FILIPINO LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

The FACC is looking to the passionate and talented to fill the following areas: 

  • Tagalog language, basic and conversational
  • Traditional and contemporary dance 
  • Philippine and Philippine American cuisines 
  • Music training 
  • Philippine and Philippine American history 
  • Fundraising to support the project's programs 


We are developing programs and seek to partner with individuals other organizations to offer community education programs and services for multi-ethnic, multi-generational audiences, focused traditional and contemporary Philippine and Philippine American arts and culture; community engagement, civic engagement and social responsibility, education; and human services. 


Volunteers who assist with classes and workshops may be asked to prep the meeting space, check in those who registered, take payment, assist the faculty and students as needed, and help clean up afterwards. 

BUILDING AND GROUNDS

 The Rizal Community Center is a busy place that needs plenty of TLC. Volunteers to help with maintenance, beautification, and improvements are most welcome, year-round. If you have some extra time and energy, and especially if you're willing to scrub and polish, rake and weed, sweep and organize, please get in touch.  

FUNDRAISING AND SUPPORT

 As a nonprofit organization, the FACC is always looking for new ways to support and fund its work at the Rizal Community Center.  If you have the skills and the desire in this area, you could find a variety of ways to contribute including, but not exclusive to, events that we run as fundraisers throughout the year.  Stewardship and writing expertise are skills that can be very helpful to the, as would be recruiting supporters.    

PROGRAM AND EVENT SUPPORT

 Assist FACC staff with hosting and set up for community programs and events. The schedule is flexible.

READING GROUP FACILITATOR

Lead a reading group! We are developing reading groups with different genres that promote cross-cultural dialogue and appreciation and understanding of diverse cultures. Read one book per month and discuss it with a small group in our community. 

How to Apply

 To apply to be an FACC Volunteer, please download an application (Adobe Acrobat Reader required) and send your completed application to:

hello@rizalcenterchicago.org


OR


FACC Volunteer Program
1332 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, Illinois 60613