Opportunity Details

Families, Low-income Communities
Community Engagement,Crafting

Age Minimum (with Adult): 3+, Minimum Age:18+

Referral: Upcycling Colors Workshop

Upcycling Colors welcomes individuals or groups to its Upcycling Workshop at 800 North Milwaukee Avenue. During Open Upcycling Times (or privately scheduled times), Upcyclng Colors sorts and reconditions donated materials into like-new art, craft and school supplies. Help by performing a range of tasks from testing writing utensils, to cutting out stickers, to transforming used coloring and activity books, and more!  There's plenty to keep everyone busy and activities that can be completed sitting or standing, as required.  

Upcycling Colors loves volunteers!  As a brand new nonprofit this organization is currently a 100% volunteer-run organization.  Volunteers help rescue, transform and deliver supplies to communities in need. Volunteers' kindness and generosity enables children around the world to experience creative enrichment and nurture their natural curiosity! 

Volunteer Activity Type

  • Donation sorting

Great For

  • Indiviuals (volunteers who come on their own)
  • Groups (volunteers who come in a group)
  • New Volunteers (people who have a never volunteered before)
  • Commited Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis)
  • Older Volunteers (volunteers aged 55 and older)
  • Youth Volunteers (volunteers aged 18 and under)  
When & Where

Ongoing - Monday-Friday, Morning and Afternoon 

800 North Milwaukee Ave 
Chicago,Illinois 60642 

Contact for more information or to serve 
Cindy Laegeler  
Phone: (312) 623-3378 
Email: info@upcyclingcolors.org


***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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Volunteers needed through 10/31/2019

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