Opportunity Details

Children & Youth

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Serve-a-thon 2013 Volunteer Leader

You are invited to help Chicago Cares
celebrate our 20th Annual Serve-a-thon!

Your valuable service as a Volunteer Leader helps Chicago Cares mobilize over 5,000 volunteers in the city's largest day of service. Serve-a-thon will include an array of projects this year: environmental projects at parks, school improvements, interactive programs at community agencies and more! As Chicago Cares' biggest fundraiser, Serve-a-thon funds the programs that connect leaders and volunteers with ongoing opportunities all year long.


Volunteer Leaders manage a volunteer group assigned to their task.

What are the requirements for becoming a Volunteer Leader?

You must have successfully served as a Volunteer Leader with Chicago Cares (Youth In Service, Ongoing Programs, Corporate Volunteer Programs, Celebration of Service or Serve-a-thon).

As a Serve-a-thon Volunteer Leader, you will:

  • Communicate directly and frequently with your Primary Volunteer Leader and Chicago Cares Staff.
  • Participate as a Leader Team Member at your site where teamwork, cooperation and collaboration are imperative prior to and on the day of the event.
  • Attend an on-site training with a with your Leader Team.
  • Attend an optional skills training.
  • Be familiar with your projects and location.
  • Be the "go-to" person for your projects on the day of event.
  • Keep tasks running on schedule.
  • Be flexible in order to ensure volunteers complete quality work.
  • Support and ensure that your volunteer group has all of the tools and resources they need to complete tasks effectively.
There will be one Leader Team assigned to each project site with a Primary Volunteer Leader.  If you will be working with a specific Primary Volunteer Leader, please provide his/her name in your registration answers.
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