Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness
Families, Low-income Communities, People with Health-based Concerns
Physical Activity,Public Events,Community Engagement,Clean-Ups

Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:16+

Referral: Compass to Care 5K

Compass to Care is hosting is Back To School BUBBLE FUN RUN in Park Ridge, IL on August 17th. Compass to Care is seeking volunteers to make its race day runs perfectly for runners and walkers.  Assignments include packet pickup, handing out water, registration, race marshals, bubble masters, setup and clean up, among many other fun tasks.    


Many people feel helpless when they see a child with cancer. How can Compass to Care help? Compass to Care helps by ensuring that these children can access the best cancer treatment with the hope of a cure. Compass to Care helps children, whose parent are facing financial challenges, travel to the hospital for their treatment by paying for gasoline, tolls and parking.  If the child needs to travel to a distant medical center, Compass to care helps with that too by paying for their airfare and lodging. By volunteering to help raise as much money as possible during Tag Days, Compass to Cares give parents relief from expenses they cannot afford and give children the very best chance to beat this terrible disease. Won’t you please help!? 

When & Where
Saturday, August 17th: 6am-11am

Hodges Park, 101 S Courtland Ave, Park Ridge, IL 

Free parking is available in the lot across the street.

Easily accessible via METRA using the Park Ridge
Volunteer Activity Type

·         Public Events

·         Physical Activity

·         Community Engagement

·         Clean-Ups

·         Other

Great For

·         Individuals (volunteers who come on their own

·         Groups (volunteers who come in a group)

·         New Volunteers (people who have never volunteered before)

·         Committed Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis)

·         Older Volunteers (volunteers aged 55 and older)

·         Youth Volunteers (volunteers aged 18 and under)

Partner Information
Compass to Care, a 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, ensures all families can access life-saving cancer treatment for their children. Compass to Care carries out this mission by scheduling and paying for travel arrangements to the hospital where a child is being treated for cancer. Ultimately, Compass to Cares gives children the best access to life-saving cancer treatment, regardless of their family’s financial situation.

Contact for more information or to served: Michelle May at (773) 657-3269 or  Michelle@CompassToCare.org

Requirements for Service

***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. 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 at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program; however a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so. ***

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