Chicago Cares partners with community organizations, schools and parks, allowing them to better achieve their missions. By providing high-quality programming and consistent volunteer support, we partner to help solve the challenges facing our city.

Our staff works with each community partner to identify their most pressing needs and then creates and manages a project or series of projects that puts volunteers to work meeting those needs in a meaningful way. There is no cost to become a Chicago Cares community partner.

If your school or nonprofit organization is interested in becoming a Chicago Cares community partner, it's easy to get started:

Review our programs and partnership requirements

If you have a program that you would like a group of volunteers to support on a regular basis, or if you have an event or race that you would like volunteers to support please contact Rosie Drumgoole

If your school or non-profit is interested in hosting a group of volunteers for a transformational single day of service, please contact Jackie Zamora at

If you are looking for volunteers and your organization or event is located in Auburn Gresham, Austin, Bronzville, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing please contact Ellen Ray at