Be a force for kindness and healing for our communities, and give in ways that matter. Check out these great places to volunteer. Virtual opportunities are available as well to provide support from home. Check the link for each listing for details.Less
Volunteers provide the vital link that helps bring the Museum alive for over 1.75 million annual visitors. You can bring a smile to a child, or earn a nod of appreciation from a visitor. With over 400 volunteers, we have a diverse range of volunteer opportunities. You can make a difference here!
Open Heart Magic’s mission is to improve the hospital experience for sick kids and their families through our Hospital Bedside Magic programs. Help sick kids get their magic back by volunteering!
Tutoring Chicago delivers the power of education through one-to-one tutoring students. They need great tutors like you, now more than ever!
Junior Achievement’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. The inspiration piece comes from community volunteers who not only deliver our lessons but share their experiences. In the process, these volunteers serve as role models helping to positively impact young people’s perceptions about the importance of education, as well as critical life skills.
Become a volunteer docent with The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park (EHFOP). The Foundation’s mission and objectives strive to preserve, educate and explore the creative excellence embodied in the life and writing of Ernest Hemingway.
Looking for somewhere to volunteer? The St. James Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help with prepping meals, handing out food, client intake, and clean up.
Access Living is a cross-disability organization governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities. They are looking for volunteers to mentor a youth age 12-21 with a disability. Access Living offers peer-oriented independent living services; public education, awareness and development; individualized and systemic advocacy; and enforcement of civil rights on behalf of people with disabilities.
Urban Art Retreat brings people together through social programs, creative workshops, women's retreats and more. Opportunities include an art gallery, art studio, workshops for art, art classes, and art shows.
Soldiers’ Angels-Chicago works to provide aid, comfort, and resources to military veterans and their families. They have opportunities to write letters, make baked goods for deployed service members, host virtual baby showers, and more!
Are you an animal lover? ALIVE Rescue is an animal rescue working to save, rehabilitate, and place abandoned, abused, and stray animals. They have a bunch of opportunities to volunteer with them from grant-writing to fostering.