Volunteers play a vital role in the mission of The Night Ministry. While our volunteer opportunities at our programs and facilities are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to support the individuals and families served by The Night Ministry.

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For information about ways to contribute to The Night Ministry at this time, please visit our COVID-19 page. Or keep reading to find out about individual and group volunteer opportunities in the future.

Individual Direct Service Opportunities

Provide hospitality and build caring relationships with guests of our Health Outreach Bus.

Share your time with teens and young adults at our Open Door Shelter — West Town.

Connect with young people at The Crib, our LGBTQ-friendly overnight shelter.

Group Direct Service Opportunities

Prepare and serve meals for guests of our Health Outreach Bus in one of seven Chicago neighborhoods.

Provide meals and hospitality for the young people who visit our Youth Outreach Van.

Bring and serve breakfast or dinner to young adults at The Crib, our overnight emergency shelter.

The Night Ministry has other support opportunities and service projects that sustain our programs by providing assistance in a variety of ways.

Other Ways to Support

  • Sort donations and pack safe-sex or hygiene kits on Service Saturdays.
  • Lend your support and skills with mailings, research, and other projects at our administrative office.

To get started, contact Miranda Dean, Resource Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-506-6022.

Our Wish List

You can support the youth and adults we serve through donations of sack suppers, gift cards, transit passes, and more.

Mailing address: 4711 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640 |
Phone: 773-784-9000 |
Temporary Administrative Office: 1020 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60660 (please do not send U.S. Postal Service mail to the temporary address)