Saturday, December 10, 2016

Amate House is the young adult volunteer program of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Since our founding in 1984, we have been dedicated to providing young adults with opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Our program is designed to support and form leaders for the Church and world, as well as to provide services in response to the needs of the poor and marginalized.

Each year, Amate House Volunteers devote a year of their lives to serving in Chicago. These young adults live in community houses in the neighborhoods where they serve, spend 40+ hours a week performing critical tasks at financially-strapped nonprofits, parishes, and schools in the city, and participate in a formation program that encourages them to understand and explore the link between Christian faith and service.

Become an Amate House Volunteer! 

The 2017-2018 Amate House Volunteer Application is now open! Follow this link for insturtions on how to complete the application and the materials needed. Contact the Amate House Program Staff with question,, 773.376.2445


Our Fall Newsletter has Arrived!

Amate House mailed out our Fall Newsletter at the beginning of September. If you didn't receive a copy and would like one, please contact Lisa Wittig. You can also check it out here!


Buy a Brick for our Prayer Garden

Our brick garden has been installed at our South House and is a permanent reminder of just how many people have made Amate House what it is today.  We are selling bricks to commemorate our Friends, Supporters, and Alumni, and special memories, events, and intentions.  Click here to buy a brick today!


2016 Recipient of the Founders' Grant for Loan Forgiveness

Thanks to the generosity of Phil and Jean Addante, two of Amate House's Founding Board members, Amate House Volunteers have the opportunity to apply for a grant to use towards repayment of their college loans.

This year's recipient is Helene Bansley, a member of the South House community. Helene serves at One Million Degrees as a Program Coordinator and intends to pursue a Master's in Social Work after she completes her year of service with Amate House. Congratulations, Helene!

Want to help support our Volunteers by contributing to the Founders' Grant for Loan Forgiveness? Donate to the grant fund today


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Looking for a quick, easy way to support Amate House? Use AmazonSmile! Every time you make a purchase through, The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Amate House at no additional cost to you! The shopping experience at is identical to, with the added benefit of supporting our cause! Please click here for additional information!











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