Communications Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


120 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1850Chicago, IL 60603


Mercy Housing Lakefront is seeking an experienced writer/reporter to volunteer in our Resource Development department. The volunteer will support our marketing communications, social media, and development efforts to further enable us to share our mission and raise funds to provide housing and services to those who need it most.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Interview, photograph and write-up resident success stories
  • Attend, take notes and photos, and write-up news stories about public events such as groundbreakings, grand openings, volunteer events, etc.

Skills desired include:

  • Ability to effectively use Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Publisher, Fackbook and Twitter
  • Ability to take quality photos
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills including note taking, writing and journalism


  • Volunteer opportunity located in Chicago or Milwaukee
  • Ability to travel to a variety of locations throughout the Chicagoland or Milwaukee regions


  • 8-10 hours per month- flexible with some weekend opportunities


  • Journalism
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Graphic Design / Print

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 8-10 hrs/month with flexible hrs & some weekends
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