Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Homeless, Low-income Communities, People with Disabilities, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual,Transgender)
Meal Service,Reading/Literacy,Basic Need Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:21+

Referral: StandUp for Kids Chicago


StandUp for Kids has 3 program evenings in which youth participants are fed a meal, have access to clothing/supplies, and receive assistance through Homework/GED/Resume help, Referral services for housing and healthcare, and health services testing and assessment, as well as mentoring youth.


Volunteers will help stabilize the lives of the youth in transition. Volunteers are needed to provide a good ratio to the # of youth we encounter as well as to provide specialized and specific attention to their needs and assisting them in meeting those needs.

Volunteer Activity Type

  • Basic need services 
  • Meal service
  • Reading/literacy

Great For

  • Individuals (people who come on their own)
  • Committed Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis)
  • Skilled Volunteers (pro bono work, volunteers with a specific skill set, etc.)


Volunteers are needed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9pm

Requirements for Service

  • Interview process
  • Supply references 
  • Application
  • Training meeting < 2 hours
  • Background check 

Contact for more information or to serve 
Wayne Stiles at waynes@standupforkids.org.


***Please note Chicago Cares does not manage the following volunteer projects. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will be present or coordinate logistics for these events. Chicago Cares is also not able to verify volunteer hours spent at referral projects.  Please request verification directly from the referral partner. ***

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