Chicago Cares supports the work of schools and social service agencies throughout the city. Choosing volunteer opportunities near your home or workplace can make it easier than ever to make an impact. We also encourage our volunteers to explore Chicago through service, by volunteering in neighborhoods that they may not know so well. To find available volunteer opportunities in neighborhoods that interest you, search by ZIP code with our Project Search box.
Visit our Regional Highlights page to check out staff-recommended projects from all around Chicago. Experience rich history and learn about current challenges facing the diverse communities that make up our city.