If you’re interested in volunteering with TRP, take a moment to look through our descriptions of some of the ways to volunteer with TRP. Then, contact Ed Vogel at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
Every election year, TRP participates in a voter registration drive. Volunteers begin organizing within their immediate communities, and then go door to door to register voters. These initiatives span throughout the summer and end when registration closes.
The Resurrection Basketball League promotes peace in Pilsen by providing youth and community members with safe, communal activities during the summer months. Volunteers have assisted in setting up, cleaning up, tabling, distributing food, registering, and refereeing the tournament. You can learn more about the tournament here.
The Resurrection Project has trained volunteers to help qualified community members complete their citizenship and DACA applications at our workshops. All interested volunteers learned about the application process in a separate workshop before helping applicants. At the workshops, volunteers directly assisted community members.
Professionals have joined La Casa students for “Mentor Nights” or Career Skill Builder Workshops.” Guest speakers discussed post-graduate success over dinner. Most events consisted of a short presentation by the professionals, followed by student questions. Past mentor nights and workshops have included “Social Trends: Advocacy, Public Policy and Community,” “Entrepreneurship,” “Interview Skills & Dress to Impress” and “Making Connections: How to Build Your Personal Brand.”
Professionals from the financial services industry have been guest presenters at TRP’s financial wellness workshops. Topics have ranged from budgeting, building credit, the mortgage process, and purchasing a home. These presentations have given valuable insight to our customers, as they demonstrate the perspective of the service provider.
Volunteers have partnered with our property management department to beautify TRP buildings and neighborhood streets. By assisting our department with upkeep, our retailers can make TRP homes even more affordable to community members.
Business owners have been connected to aspiring entrepreneurs in order to mentor these emerging talents. These mentors provided intangible resources such as career guidance, networking assistance, and best practice sharing.
TRP volunteers have helped to promote TRP events and programs. For example, during the summer and early fall, La Casa has held phone-a-thons to raise awareness about La Casa. Volunteers called students who have demonstrated interest in affordable college housing in order to inform them about this unique community. They provided the students with information about La Casa’s Open Houses, where students will tour La Casa and learn about the application process. In addition, TRP volunteers have assisted in setting up and cleaning up events.