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!

February Staff Picks

Rosie recommends Pet Therapy at the Covenant Home
"This project is always very fun.  Watching the seniors at this assisted living facility interacting with these lively animals and volunteers is always such a treat.  It feels awesome to bring so much joy to someone you just met.  Everyone is welcome, no matter if you have 2 legs or 4!"

Amy recommends Senior Birthday Club at Flannery Apartments
"Flannery's seniors are a little younger and spryer than some of our other buildings and they love breakfast.  We're currently searching for a leader for this program and would love to have you join us for a morning of eggs, biscuits, sausage and friendly/competitive bingo!"


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!