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
Emily recommends Art Around the World at Dewey
As our newest Chicago Public School partner, I'm so excited to get programs started at Dewey in December. The kids and staff are so freindly and excited for Chicago Cares and we're thrilled to help build capacity at their Saturday enrichment programs!"
Connie recommends Dinner at La Casa Norte
"La Casa Norte is a service agency in the Humbodlt Park community that provides comprehensive services to youth and families that are faced with homelessness. I love this program so much because we're able to consistently provide a healthy and delicious dinner to the male youth residents at Solid Ground. The residents are really great!"
Amy recommends ACT prep with East Village Youth Programs
"This is a new program that helps high school students prepare for the ACT test. Volunteers will be able to learn the lesson alongside the students and then help with one-on-one tutoring following the lesson. This program is great because you don't have to be an expert to take it, and you may end up learning more from the student than you first anticipate!"
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!