Save the Date: Our 22ND ANNUAL SERVE-A-THON will take place JUNE 27!

We'll have more information about this year's exciting event in March -- 'til then, get your team together and get ready to join us for this amazing service opportunity!

Serve-a-thon is the largest single day of community service in Chicago, when more than 5,000 volunteers come together to make the city stronger and more vibrant. We will transform the city's neighborhoods with volunteer projects that beautify and uplift classrooms, school libraries, playgrounds, parks, and more, serving as a catalyst for change in underserved communities. At the completion of the day of service, all volunteers will gather together for a celebration featuring food, drinks, and live music provided in large part by event sponsors.

Serve-a-thon is also a Chicago Cares fundraiser! Volunteer opportunities require money for supplies and other resources in addition to time spent serving. Corporate and individual participation in Serve-a-thon helps us to offer meaningful, year-round volunteer programming that addresses Chicago's most critical challenges.

Serve-a-thon is for everyone! Teams of corporate volunteers, church groups, alumni clubs, families, kickball teams, and groups of friends unite to create change for our city's children.

Together, let’s be the solution!


A big THANK YOU to the 5,000 volunteers, 300 roadies, and 250 volunteer leaders who made the 21st Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon a success! Together, we made Chicago stronger.

Check out the 21st Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon Highlight Reel!