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  • 11:00 AMProduce Sorting at Lakeview Pantry West

    Produce Sorting at Lakeview Pantry West

    Lakeview Pantry West

    Help one of Chicago’s largest food pantries provide fresh food choices! You’ll sort, package, and store produce and...

    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:45 PMMock Interviews at National Able Network

    Mock Interviews at National Able Network

    National Able Network

    Prepare clients for successful employment by conducting mock interviews and working with them on their resumes. You’ll...

    05:45 PM - 07:15 PM

    Spots Remaining:2

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:00 PMDeborah’s Place

    Deborah’s Place

    Deborah's Place

    Prepare and serve a hot dinner for women who have faced homelessness. Due to their individual situations, the women may...

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:00 PMJust for Starters Senior Diners Club at Lidia Pucinska Apart...

    Just for Starters Senior Diners Club at Lidia Pucinska Apartments

    Lidia Pucinska Apartments - Greenview (formerly Eckhart Park Apartments & Annex - CHA & CDOA)

    Cook up some fun with a lively group of seniors! Prepare and serve a healthy dinner to low-income residents and...

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:2

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:30 PMImperial Bingo

    Imperial Bingo

    The Imperial Nursing Home

    Build community among seniors who require skilled nursing care by joining them for socializing and rounds of the...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 08:50 AMCooking Adventures in Pilsen

    Cooking Adventures in Pilsen

    Pilsen Elementary Community Academy

    Explore healthier versions of traditional meals with students and parents. You’ll help participants cook a healthy...

    08:50 AM - 11:00 AM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 08:50 AMRecess in Pilsen

    Recess in Pilsen

    Pilsen Elementary Community Academy

    Have fun with fifth- through eighth-graders as they try out a variety of sports and games. Led by a volunteer leader,...

    08:50 AM - 11:00 AM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Margaret Day Blake Apartments

    Senior Breakfast Club at Margaret Day Blake Apartments

    Margaret Day Blake Apts

    Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to a group of low-income seniors and afterward join them in a spirited interactive...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Flannery Apartments

    Senior Breakfast Club at Flannery Apartments

    Flannery Apartments -CHA & CDOA

    Cook up some fun with a lively group of seniors! Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to low-income residents and...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Diversey Square Apts

    Senior Breakfast Club at Diversey Square Apts

    Diversey Square Apartments

    Serve up a hearty breakfast for senior residents and then join them in a fun interactive game. Through this program...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Wicker Park Apartments

    Senior Breakfast Club at Wicker Park Apartments

    Wicker Park Apartments - CHA & CDOA

    Cook up some fun with a friendly group of seniors! Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to low-income residents and...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:30 AMGinkgo Organic Gardens

    Ginkgo Organic Gardens

    Ginkgo Organic Gardens

    Put your gardening skills to good use as you help maintain a community garden that donates produce to a local food...

    09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:30 AMShopping On Lake

    Shopping On Lake

    West Side Grocery - Vital Bridges NFP Inc.

    Assist at a food pantry that serves low-income individuals affected by HIV and AIDS. After staff works with each guest...

    09:30 AM - 01:10 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:30 AMHyde Park/Kenwood Food Pantry

    Hyde Park/Kenwood Food Pantry

    Hyde Park/Kenwood Pantry

    Make an impact on hunger by serving at this pantry, which distributes emergency supplies and a choice of groceries to...

    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMArt Around the World at Young

    Art Around the World at Young

    Young (Ella Flagg) Elementary School

    Join elementary students as they learn about countries around the world through books, crafts, and recipes. Each week...

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMYoung Sports League

    Young Sports League

    Young (Ella Flagg) Elementary School

    Have fun with seventh- and eighth-graders as they try out a variety of sports and activities. Led by an experienced...

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:4

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMRead-with-Me at Young

    Read-with-Me at Young

    Young (Ella Flagg) Elementary School

    Share the joy of literacy with students in pre-K through second grade! You’ll partner with a child to read a book and...

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:2

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMYoung Scientists at Young

    Young Scientists at Young

    Young (Ella Flagg) Elementary School

    Help students discover the exciting world of science! Under the guidance of a skilled volunteer leader, you’ll work...

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMAdult Computer Skills at Young

    Adult Computer Skills at Young

    Young (Ella Flagg) Elementary School

    Teach basic computer skills to parents, guardians, and staff of Young Elementary School. You’ll work with individuals...

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 10:00 AMGardening at Newberry Academy

    Gardening at Newberry Academy

    Newberry (Walter L.) Elementary Math & Science Academy

    Help with the seasonal upkeep of this community green space on the grounds of a school. The garden is used as a...

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 07:00 AMRise and Shine at Women's Center

    Rise and Shine at Women's Center

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries

    Help cook and serve a hearty, pre-planned breakfast for women living in interim housing. Volunteers will clean as they...

    07:00 AM - 09:00 AM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMNorth Park Nature Center

    North Park Nature Center

    North Park Village Nature Center

    Assist the knowledgeable staff at this haven of 46 acres of woodland, wetland, prairie, and savannah in the city....

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 02:30 PMPaint the Town Red

    Paint the Town Red

    H.O.M.E. - Pat Crowley House

    Share your time, attention, and creative exploration with seniors! Volunteers will join a small group of seniors as...

    02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 04:00 PMInspiration Cafe

    Inspiration Cafe

    Inspiration Cafe

    Serve up a respectful dining experience for guests who are homeless or at risk of becoming of homeless. After helping...

    04:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • Leader Training  

    Leader Training

    Take your volunteering to the next level and become a leader for Chicago Cares. Volunteer leaders help in all of our...

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  • 06:10 PMESL Coaching with Erie Neighborhood House

    ESL Coaching with Erie Neighborhood House

    Erie Neighborhood House

    Work with adult students to build their English skills through conversation. You’ll join a small group of students and...

    06:10 PM - 07:50 PM

    Spots Remaining:5

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMConcert Event at Misericordia

    Concert Event at Misericordia

    Misericordia

    Assist residents at Misericordia at a special concert event! Residents will be going to a concert on the campus of...

    06:15 PM - 08:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:3

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMBingo Fun at Britton Budd

    Bingo Fun at Britton Budd

    Britton/Budd Apartments - CHA & CDOA

    Build community by joining in a friendly (but competitive!) game of Bingo with low-income seniors. Volunteers will chat...

    06:15 PM - 07:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMLakeview Seniors Pet Therapy (Non Pet Owners Only)

    Lakeview Seniors Pet Therapy (Non Pet Owners Only)

    Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

    Bring the joy and love of an animal to seniors who are receiving skilled nursing care. You will partner with another...

    06:15 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMLakeview Seniors Pet Therapy (Pet Owners Only)

    Lakeview Seniors Pet Therapy (Pet Owners Only)

    Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

    Share the joy and love your pet brings to you with seniors who are receiving skilled nursing care! You and your pet...

    06:15 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:5

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:30 PMLakeview Seniors Bingo

    Lakeview Seniors Bingo

    Lakeview Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre

    Start the week by sharing fun interactions with seniors at one of Chicago Cares’ longest-running projects! Your...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:45 PMJob Coaching at ODS

    Job Coaching at ODS

    Open Door Shelter

    Help provide youth residing in interim housing with tools they need to secure employment. You’ll work with the...

    06:45 PM - 08:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 03:15 PMHomework Help at Chicago House

    Homework Help at Chicago House

    Chicago House - Family Support Program

    Provide after-school homework help to students at a confidential residential-support program for families affected by...

    03:15 PM - 04:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:45 PMReal Talk

    Real Talk

    St. Leonard's Ministries

    Join in a current-events discussion with residents of a facility that provides interim housing and services for...

    05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:5

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:00 PMGED Tutoring at Howard Area Community Center

    GED Tutoring at Howard Area Community Center

    Howard Area Community Center

    Help adult students prepare for the General Educational Development (GED) test. During this session, you’ll work...

    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:00 PMLibrary Maintenance at Walt Disney Magnet School

    Library Maintenance at Walt Disney Magnet School

    Disney (Walt) Elementary Magnet School

    Support students and staff by sorting and re-shelving books in the quiet of a grade-school library. The school’s...

    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:00 PMArts and Eats with Seniors at Lorraine Hansberry Apartments

    Arts and Eats with Seniors at Lorraine Hansberry Apartments

    Lorraine Hansberry Senior Apartments - CHA

    Share time, attention, and creative talents with low-income seniors! Volunteers will help prepare a snack for lively...

    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:6

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMSenior Diners Club at TRC Senior Village

    Senior Diners Club at TRC Senior Village

    TRC Senior Village 1

    Enrich a senior’s life by preparing a meal and socializing! Volunteers will cook and serve dinner for up to 30...

    06:15 PM - 08:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:4

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:20 PMRead-with-Me Junior at HGS

    Read-with-Me Junior at HGS

    House of the Good Shepherd

    Encourage creativity and a love of reading in youth ages 4 to 6 living in interim housing. You’ll work with the...

    06:20 PM - 07:30 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:30 PMRead-with-Me at HGS

    Read-with-Me at HGS

    House of the Good Shepherd

    Encourage creativity and a love of reading in youth ages 6 to 13 living in interim housing. You’ll work with the...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 03:50 PMBurr Sports Club

    Burr Sports Club

    Burr (Jonathan) Elementary School

    Get moving with students in Kindergarten through eighth grade! You’ll join in the fun as students learn a sport or...

    03:50 PM - 05:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:40 PMReading Adventures at Mercy Housing

    Reading Adventures at Mercy Housing

    Mercy Housing

    Explore the imaginative power of literacy with young learners! Under the guidance of an experienced volunteer leader,...

    05:40 PM - 06:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:45 PMHealthy Start at Oakley Square

    Healthy Start at Oakley Square

    The Community Builders - Oakley Square

    Introduce new healthy foods and flavors to children at a mixed-income supportive-housing community. During the program,...

    05:45 PM - 07:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:2

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 05:45 PMDinner at La Casa Norte

    Dinner at La Casa Norte

    La Casa Norte

    Prepare a well-balanced meal for residents of our partner's Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program, Chicago’s first...

    05:45 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 06:15 PMGame Night at the Pomeroy

    Game Night at the Pomeroy

    The Pomeroy

    Play cards and a variety of board games with low-income seniors. This is a very interactive program in which volunteers...

    06:15 PM - 08:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 06:30 PMHalloween Bingo

    Halloween Bingo

    The Imperial Nursing Home

    Calling all Ghosts and Ghouls! Build community among seniors who require skilled nursing care by joining them for...

    06:30 PM - 07:45 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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  • 08:50 AMYoung Artists in Pilsen

    Young Artists in Pilsen

    Pilsen Elementary Community Academy

    During this Saturday program, you’ll read with students and help them complete a related art project. Your...

    08:50 AM - 11:00 AM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 08:50 AMMath + Science in Pilsen

    Math + Science in Pilsen

    Pilsen Elementary Community Academy

    Help students in fifth through eighth grade explore math and science topics through hands-on experiments and...

    08:50 AM - 11:00 AM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 08:50 AMArt Around the World at Dewey

    Art Around the World at Dewey

    Dewey Elementary Academy of Fine Arts

    Support students as they explore geography through art! You’ll work with a small group of kindergarten to eighth...

    08:50 AM - 10:30 AM

    Spots Remaining:1

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMLincoln Park Conservatory

    Lincoln Park Conservatory

    Lincoln Park Conservatory - Chicago Park District

    Help maintain a popular botanic attraction. Volunteers will assist where needed on the premises with tasks that include...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Maria Diaz Martinez Apts (formally ...

    Senior Breakfast Club at Maria Diaz Martinez Apts (formally Dickens and Burling)

    Maria Diaz Martinez Apartments - CHA & CDOA

    Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to a group of low-income seniors and afterward join them in a spirited interactive...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:5

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMNature Area Restoration - Burnham Nature Sanctuary

    Nature Area Restoration - Burnham Nature Sanctuary

    Burnham Park - Chicago Park District

    Escape into a green oasis in the middle of the city. Volunteers assist the Burnham Stewardship group with a variety of...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMBeaubien Woods Work Day

    Beaubien Woods Work Day

    Calumet Environmental Education Program

    Get your hands dirty working in unique, open prairieland that is home to a variety of plant and bird species....

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:5

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMJust for Starters with Greater Chicago Food Depository

    Just for Starters with Greater Chicago Food Depository

    Greater Chicago Food Depository

    Join other volunteers to help inspect, sort, and repack various food items for a nonprofit food distribution center...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Lorraine Hansberry Senior Apartment...

    Senior Breakfast Club at Lorraine Hansberry Senior Apartments

    Lorraine Hansberry Senior Apartments - CHA

    Cook up some fun with a friendly group of seniors! Help prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to low-income residents...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:4

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMBreakthrough Ministries Fresh Market

    Breakthrough Ministries Fresh Market

    Breakthrough Urban Ministries

    Assist at this choice food pantry open to residents of a community in which grocery options are limited. Volunteers...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMThe Night Ministry

    The Night Ministry

    The Night Ministry

    Organize personal items that may benefit community members who are struggling with poverty and homelessness. You’ll...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:0

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:00 AMSenior Breakfast Club at Mary Hartwell Catherwood Apartments

    Senior Breakfast Club at Mary Hartwell Catherwood Apartments

    Mary Hartwell Catherwood Senior Apts South

    Prepare and serve a hearty breakfast to a group of low-income seniors and afterward join them in a spirited interactive...

    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:3

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:50 AMArt Around the World at Henderson

    Art Around the World at Henderson

    Henderson (Charles R.) Elementary School

    Explore geography through art with third grade students. You’ll work with students in small groups as they learn about...

    09:50 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:6

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:50 AMArt Smart at Brunson

    Art Smart at Brunson

    Brunson (Milton) Math & Science Specialty Elementary School

    Bring out students’ creative side! You’ll explore different arts and crafts with small groups of students in fourth...

    09:50 AM - 11:30 AM

    Spots Remaining:5

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

  • 09:50 AMDiscover Chicago at Henderson

    Discover Chicago at Henderson

    Henderson (Charles R.) Elementary School

    Give fifth-grade students an up-close look at Chicago’s rich history, culture, and architecture. Through art projects,...

    09:50 AM - 12:00 PM

    Spots Remaining:7

    Managed By: Chicago Cares Inc (HOC)

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