Registration is now open for the 21st Annual Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon!

Visit the Serve-a-thon website to register today!

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.

At our 20th Annual Serve-a-thon in 2013, thousands of volunteers, including Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, raised their hands with us to make Chicago stronger! To see images and information from the day, visit our live blog and photo album from the event, links on our Newsroom page, and the 2013 Serve-a-thon Impact Report.

Watch the 20th Annual Serve-a-thon Highlights Reel!

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!