Become a Chicago Cares Volunteer Leader

Chicago Cares Volunteer Leaders are our boots on the ground – specially trained volunteers managing projects. You’ll run logistics, but more importantly than that, you’ll inspire other volunteers to give their best! Leaders in our ongoing programs commit to serve once or twice a month. If you're ready to take your volunteer commitment to the next level, becoming a Volunteer Leader might be perfect for you.

Here’s where we need leaders like you right now:

Ready to become a Volunteer Leader?
If you're 21 years or older and interested in becoming a volunteer leader:

  1. Sign up and volunteer at least three times at any of our ongoing projects.
  2. Download, complete, and submit a Volunteer Leader Application to
  3. Prepare to participate in a phone interview with a Chicago Cares program coordinator.
  4. Sign up to attend mandatory Volunteer Leader Training.