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!

JuLY Staff Picks


Laura recommends Game Night at the Pomeroy 
"Game Night at the Pomeroy was a blast! I loved being able to spend time with some great folks and play games I haven’t even thought of in forever. Taking the time to relax and have some fun in the middle of a busy week with some fun people is definitely my kind of service activity!"




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!