Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers who would like to support the work of Harmony, Hope & Healing and make an impact in the communities we serve. Update: We have paused the work of our choir and physical music classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

  • Choir- Sing with us at community engagements around the city. We typically rehearse 1-2 times a month on Saturdays. 

  • Music classes- Throughout the week, we provide on-site programming to shelters, residential programs, drug treatment centers, community centers and Cook County Jail. Experience a class and share your gifts!

  • Administrative Opportunities- Help us out behind the scenes. This includes marketing, mailing for our donors, providing hospitality at our monthly brunches at Old St. Pat’s Church and other clerical work.

  • Music Meditation Volunteer-  Volunteers needed to make music! We are looking for musicians to help us create our Music Meditation podcast. Episodes are roughly 10 minutes long and feature a musician playing meditative instrumental music and a facilitator leading the meditation. Due to the pandemic we are unable to be physically at our sites and have had to move programming online. We are trying to find new ways to connect with our participants, especially the women at Cook County Jail. These meditations will do that and give participants the tools needed to reduce stress and anxiety. To find out more about this opportunity, please check out the volunteer position description. We would love for you to join us! 

 

If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact us in many ways!

If you are interested in working a specific event, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@harmonyhopeandhealing.org or call the office (312-466-0267) to leave your contact information.

If you'd like us to have your general information for multiple opportunities, please fill out this form!

A Volunteer's Reflections: Joyce Crement at DuPage Pads

"And I didn't even have to know the words!

 

What a surprise on my first day nearly two years ago, volunteering at HHH’s “music class” at DuPage Pads (daytime shelter) in Wheaton. I didn’t need to fret about participating in songs that were foreign to my upside of 60 year old ears, because it’s not just about singing. It’s about stretching and breathing and drumming and inspirational readings, in communion with folks that I am sure on some to many days, could use a good song. Through all the elements of music (and yes faking my way through some of the songs), we connected. And through the universal commonality of rhythm and breathing and sound, participants shared thoughts of hope and progress and growth and encouragement. And two years later, I was able to witness slow but steady transition among some of the regulars. So it is true, nobody needs to know the songs. Nobody even has to have a singing voice (because in many cases, the participants will belt out the songs!) Volunteering with HHH programs requires only that one be present – to experience in the moment how rhythm and breathing and music unites and connects all of us. And you will likely take home a louder song in your heart than you brought in."