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!

December Staff Picks

Rosie recommends Bingo Fun with Seniors at Ella Flagg Young Apartments
"This will be a night like no other.  Coming into this project for the first time be prepared to be treated like family and to be a part of the most energetic and fun game of bingo ever!  Even though the majority of the seniors there don't speak English you will still get lots of smiles and hugs after the hour is over, and who doesn't love that?"


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!