Seeking Enlightenment?

Volunteer for the People Spot Barn-Raising

Help Albany Park  build a space for a diverse community where everyone can feel welcome. Work with a team. Use power tools! Cut, drill, paint, fasten, assemble and install the People Spot.

Learn More & Sign Up

Volunteer Orientation
Saturday September 9th @ 10 – 11AM
4432 N. Kedzie Ave. Chicago IL
Come with friends, ask questions, have a doughnut, register as a volunteer, and pick your workshop sessions

Volunteer Session Schedule
Each session is four hours, and includes tool safety, training, working in teams, and free pizza!
September 10 – October 1, 2017

Saturdays ~ 10AM – 2PM
Sundays ~ 12PM – 4PM
4432 N. Kedzie workshop


Sept. 9
Sept. 10


Chop Saw, Drill Press & Wood Priming

Sept. 16/17 Painting, Drilling & Assembly
Sept. 23/24 Staining, Fastening, Jig Saw & Site Prep
Sept. 30/Oct. 1 Hand Tools, Layout, Assembly & Site Prep

Bridging the Distance – Community Event

October 7-8, 2017 – stay tuned for more info!
People Spot site: 4753 N. Spaulding Avenue

Saturday October 7 – Join us for the final barn-raising as we work together to assemble the People Spot on site. Food, fun, tools, and team-work.

Sunday October 8 – Celebrate a community social space that bridges the distance and adds color and life to Albany Park.

On-Line Volunteer Sign-Up

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  • Volunteers must be ages 16 and up + !!
  • Photo release and waiver required.
  • Volunteers attending high school, ages 18 and under must have parent or guardian signature on release and waiver to participate.
  • High school students earn four service learning hours per session!

2 thoughts on “Seeking Enlightenment?

  1. Is it possible to volunteer a couple weekend days without attending tomorrow? I have a scheduling conflict (have an elsewhere @10:30am).

    Please let me know. Thank you!

  2. Yes, you can volunteer without attending tomorrow’s orientation. Use the survey to indicate your availability. If you are under 18 you can’t start until we have a signed media release and waiver from a parent or guardian. After you complete the survey, we can email it to you and you can print it out.

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