Join Chicago Cares in volunteering to build a stronger, more unified Chicago. We believe volunteering should be the start of a journey, and we want to help you on yours. Our programs are intentionally designed to help you build the tools and skills to champion your cause, so that you can take deeper action on the issues you care about.

Start your journey with us today! Here are all the ways to volunteer with Chicago Cares:

Hands-On Volunteer Projects: Our free, online calendar offers up to 200 group volunteer projects every month. Meet our city’s most pressing needs, learn about a new non-profit and neighborhood, meet new people, and find new ways to engage in your community. Sign up to volunteer today!

Skills-Based Volunteer Projects: Leverage your unique skills to benefit your community and meet the strategic needs of Chicago non-profits. Use your expertise for good on independent projects ranging from marketing to management to finance. Projects require approximately 10 hours of service or less. Search available opportunities here

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities: Make a regular commitment at your favorite Chicago Cares project and build essential leadership skills through our unique series of leadership trainings. For more information, contact info@chicagocares.org.

Volunteer with Your Company: Chicago Cares builds customized corporate volunteer projects that help companies engage employees in service and make a meaningful impact in the community. For more information, contact development@chicagocares.org.