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.MoreLess
Become a crisis line volunteer with the National Runaway Safeline, a nationwide crisis hotline and chat services for runaway youth, teens in crisis, and concerned friends and family members.
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.
Use your time and skills to mentor or tutor K-12 students with Horizons for Youth, a scholarship mentoring community. They are committed to helping children recognize and achieve their full potential.
The Lincoln Park Conservancy gets the community involved in the preservation and improvement of Lincoln Park, Chicago as a whole. The cause offers activities and opportunities to keep participants interested in the work as they make a positive and beneficial difference. Activities include visiting places like the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the North Pond Nature Sanctuary, and Lincoln Park. These places are where all of their current volunteer work takes place.
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.
Volunteer with The Salvation Army-Metro Chicago to help in their food pantry, be a bell ringer, help create food boxes, and more!
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.
Help deliver meals to homebound seniors this season through the Norwood Seniors Network community outreach program. This organization is driven by its mission to enrich the lives of the seniors they serve, their volunteers, staff, and their community at large.
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.