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!

April Staff Picks

Emily  recommends Read-with-Me: Geography Edition
"Read-with-Me: Geography Edition is so much fun! I really enjoy that each week's activity incorporates art, reading, and cooking around a state or region of the United States.  I can guarentee you'll learn something interesting!"

Amy recommends Ginkgo Organic Gardens and Gardening with Seniors at Flannery
"These projects are both on the north side of the city and will be all about getting the ground ready for the growing season.  We've had a hard winter so it's time to get back out in the sun and have a good time!"

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!