For Individuals

Below are volunteer opportunities that are best suited for individuals. Click on the Volunteer Opportunity to open a full referral description and the partner organization's logo to access the organization's website.

Tutor Volunteers
Tutoring Chicago

Volunteer Tutors and Mentors Needed
Chicago Lights Tutoring

Cooking Class Instructors and Assistants Needed
Cooking Matters

Mentors Needed
iMentor Chicago

Virtual Mentor Volunteers
Strive for College

K-12 School Volunteers
By the Hand Club for Kids

Tutor/Admin/Event Volunteers
GiGi's Playhouse Chicago

ESL Tutor Volunteers
Asian Human Services

Reading Volunteers

Gardening Volunteers Needed 
Lydia Home Association, Residential Therapeutic Program

Floral Arrangement Volunteers
Random Acts of Flowers Chicago

Human Service Volunteer Needed
Illinois Partners for Human Service

Play Group Volunteers Needed
Christopher House

Birthday Party Volunteers
The Birthday Party Project

Program Documentation Volunteer Needed
Chicago Cares - Ongoing Volunteer Programs Department

Green Living Volunteers Needed
Trinity United Church of Christ

Upcyclers wanted!
New Life for Old Bags

Meal Service/Pantry Volunteers
Ravenswood Community Services

Meal Service Volunteers
West Humboldt Park Development Council-Turkey Chop's Free Hot Meal Site

Meal Service and Preparation Volunteers
The Homeless Ministry at the First United Methodist Church of Chicago

Food Distribution Volunteers
Lakeview Pantry

Builders Welcome!
Habitat for Humanity Chicago

Leaders in sustainability needed!
Rogers Park Food Co-op


Gardening Volunteers Wanted!
Dorchester Community Garden


Tutoring Opportunity Available!

Tutors Needed!
Cabrini Connections

Sorting Volunteers Needed!
WINGS Program, Inc.

Tutors Needed!


Chicago Cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects, and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss or damage suffered at referral projects.