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2121 Dewey AveEvanston, IL 60201


The Volunteer Receptionist is the first impression for all of Connections’ programs, taking telephone calls, notifying staff that those coming for appointments have arrived, dealing with walk-ins and deliveries, and performing a preliminary Hilda’s Place shelter intake function on those calling for services.

Additional duties:

  • Sort mail
  • Track phone calls using a spreadsheet
  • Perform hospitality function of making coffee daily
  • Distribute bag lunches to clients
  • Light cleaning on occasion

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Operations.


  • Strong verbal communications skills.
  • Computer competency and comfort with data entry.


  • Office Reception
  • Data Entry
  • Office Management
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-8 hr weekly slot, M-F, 9-5
  • This work can be emotionally difficult, hearing from people who need housing and are in crisis.
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