Thank you for your interest in volunteering with GRIP! We still have a need for volunteer mentors! Please feel free to contact us if you would like more details about any of these opportunities, or if there are additional ways you would like to use your time and talents
to serve GRIP we would love to help you get plugged in!

Help us continue to invest in the lives of Chicago youth by signing up to volunteer below.

Volunteer Needs

Youth Mentorship
SLAM MentorBuild mentor relationship with youth during the week and participate in SLAM program activities on Monday night.

Mondays: 6-9:30pm

1-3 hours outside the Program

GRIP The School MentorBuild relationships with youth inside of Chicago Public Schools, while helping in the areas of greatest need. Due to COVID-19, Chicago Public High Schools are currently closed to students. Therefore, GRIP The School has adjusted our volunteer service and mentorship to off-campus opportunities.

GRIP The School Study Squads

We host learning spaces for high school students who spend part or all of their school day doing their remote learning with support, community and accountability from adult volunteers. 

Weekdays: 8am-4pm

Open-ended hours/week during school and after-school hours

Locations: Lawndale and East Garfield Park

SLAM Support
SLAM Admin TeamCheck youth in, check coats/bags, keep score, and assist with other administrative needs at SLAM.

Mondays: 6-9:30pm

SLAM Referee and SecurityOversee and manage games, assist in security presence during SLAM.Mondays: 6-9:30pm
GRIP The School Volunteer Opportunities
Study Squad SupportBased upon availability, a volunteer can take part in encouraging, sharing a meal, setting goals, and maintaining accountability with students during remote learning. There are opportunities for students served to grow into Life-on-Life relationships outside of Study Squads.

Weekdays 8am-4pm

Direct Connect MentorsBased upon availability, a volunteer can be directly paired with a student interested in mentorship in order to build Life-on-Life.Various days and times
Technical & Creative Arts
SLAM Technical Team MemberSet up, take down and run sound equipment, music and videos.

Mondays: 6-9:30pm

SLAM PhotographerTake pictures during SLAM and edit as necessary.Mondays: 6-9:30pm

Additional time for editing

SLAM VideographerFilm during SLAM and provide editing for highlight videos.

Mondays: 6-9:30pm

Additional time for editing

SLAM Drama Team MemberAssist (from inception to execution) in short dramas to communicate biblical truths.Mondays: 6-9:30pm
Graphic DesignerAssist communications team on creative design projects.

2-5 hours per week on a project basis

Web DeveloperHelp build an online interactive template for our newsletter.Case-by-case basis
VideographerShoot and edit professional looking videos to communicate GRIP messaging. Includings documentaries, program reels, and testimonies.Case-by-case basis
PhotographerShoot and edit professional looking photos to communicate GRIP messaging.Case-by-case basis
Professional & Office Support
AttorneyPro bono services to take the cases of youth that find themselves in need of legal help.

Case-by-case basis

Grant WriterResearch and write grants to private foundations, corporations, and government.3-5 hours per week on project basis
Newsletter MailingsStuff, label, and seal GRIP’s newsletters.A great small group opportunity!

3-4 hours per quarter

Office Cleaning/MaintenanceBasic cleaning of office space.2-3 hours per visit
Cleaning & work groups for local churches and schoolsOpportunity to serve local churches and schools with cleaning and/or work projects.

2-3 hours per visit

GRIP Prayer PartnerClick here to sign-up to receive weekly emails of praise and prayer requests for the ministry, committed to regularly praying for youth, staff, partners, etc.