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!

August Staff Picks


Rosie recommends Senior Breakfast Club at Lincoln Perry Apartments
"This breakfast and bingo is always a good time!  The residents are a hoot, and it's a bigger building so there is always enough work to go around.  Plus it's close to some great restaurants for after the project is over!  Check it out!"




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!