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Updated: September 14, 2020. Chicago Cares’ commitment to volunteerism is unwavering. We will continue to amplify the critical work of Chicago’s community organizations, particularly those serving the South and West Sides of our city, and we will continue to help you increase your engagement over time, setting you on a path from connection to education to action:

FEATURED VOLUNTEER PROJECT: Volunteer Thursdays and Fridays 10am-1pm through October 9th to build and assemble a mosaic mural celebrating the history and cultural heritage of Englewood. Sign up HERE.

Listen to the 10th episode of our podcast How Chicago Cares, in which Chicago Cares CEO Jenné Myers and Maria Kim of Cara Chicago discuss essential employees as the core of our workforce. "We forget that people are always essential. If we can recognize the essential humanity in each of us[...]then maybe we will newly recognize what talent we have in this country." Find it on Spotify, Google Podcasts, or on our website here!

Your voice has power! Make sure your voice is heard by registering to vote. Register online here! Want to vote by mail? Apply online here.

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Chicago Cares offers Signature Projects, a new opportunity for small groups to plug into long-term volunteer efforts that contribute directly to neighborhood revitalization plans. Your group of 5 to 15 volunteers will join forces with other groups to achieve more than what you could achieve on your own.


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Volunteering should be the start of a journey.

Chicago Cares empowers people to roll up their sleeves, connect across lines of difference, and learn about the challenges facing Chicago. Our volunteers work together to solve issues, and along the way, they build empathy, reduce their biases, and take deeper action to create equity in our city.

Our volunteer programs are intentionally designed to help you increase your involvement over time, setting you on a path from connection to education to action. Ready to get started?