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Housing Forward


This position is through the AmeriCorps program; whose mission is to come together to tackle our nation's most pressing challenges. At Housing Forward, the AmeriCorps volunteer will be in charge of assisting the Outreach Manager in the following ways on a Part-Time basis:

  • Sort and file incoming mail
  • Distribute mail to clients
  • Greet and assist people at the Lexington entrance
  • Make outbound calls to clients to verify referral success
  • Perform routine administrative and maintenance tasks per daily, weekly and monthly checklists
  • Assist donations volunteer with accepting, sorting and maintaining inventory of donations and supplies
  • Assist with sorting and assembly of outreach kits/materials
  • Distribute Street Outreach Cards and Fliers to community stakeholders upon request
  • Other duties as necessary
AmeriCorps Program Benefits
  • Living Allowance: $7,600 annually distributed bi-weekly
  • Education Award: Upon successful completion of 900 hours of service, receive an $3,097.50 education award
  • Student Loan: forbearance during term of service
  • Health and dental care insurance for the AmeriCorps member
  • Childcare assistance if needed
  • Networking sessions and professional development
  • Leadership development trainings
Volunteers are required to have a GED or High School Diploma.
**Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination**

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About Housing Forward


1851 S. 9th Ave, Maywood, IL 60153, US

Mission Statement

Housing Forward's mission is to transition people from housing crisis to housing stability.


Since 1992, we have transformed the lives of more than 11,000 people by helping them meet their immediate housing and crisis needs, addressing their health and income needs and transitioning them back to housing stability. Today, we’re having long-term impact on the communities of west suburban Cook County by 1.) preventing the loss of housing before it occurs, 2.) alleviating the need for long-term shelter, 3.) moving people into sustainable permanent housing solutions and 4.) improving housing retention.

To learn how we are responding to the current pandemic and read COVID-19 updates, please go to

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


1851 S. 9th Ave.Maywood, IL 60153



  • Office Reception
  • Public Relations
  • Administrative Support
  • Basic Computer Skills




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This will be a part time position with an expectation of 900 hours annually.
  • Must officially apply through

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