Featured Projects

Staff Picks

Once a month, Chicago Cares staff members choose their favorite projects to share with our volunteers. We'll tell you what we think makes these projects so special and then you can sign up and see for yourself!

Of course, with more than 250 ongoing volunteer projects on our calendar each month, there are always plenty of ways for you to make a difference in Chicago!

May Staff Picks

Rosie recommends Senior Diners Club at TRC Senior Village
"I love hanging out at this building.  The seniors are so lively and the leaders make sure the food is always on point.  This is a great project for someone who loves to cook and/or someone who wants to know how to cook.  Of course it's also a great project for the social butterfly who loves a great game of bingo and laughter!"


Hot Projects are programs happening soon that still need additional volunteers. Programs listed in Hot Projects face cancellation without last-minute support from volunteers like you. When you Become a Member of the Chicago Cares community, we'll share a weekly email each Monday, informing you about upcoming events, Hot Projects, and how you can help us build a stronger Chicago!