– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

Chicago Chess Center

Our mission is primarily educational: to be not merely a chess CLUB but a chess SCHOOL, providing instruction and training to players of all ages and skill levels, including providing instruction to Chicago Title I schools. We also seek to offer a welcoming and safe place for a diverse group of people to play chess and connect with groups whom distance and differences have kept apart.

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Retail Sales Assistant

Passionate about fashion and giving back? Join our growing volunteer team. North Shore Exchange, https://northshoreexchange.org, the award-winning, nonprofit luxury resale shop, is opening a third location in the Old Orchard...

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Culture Shock Chicago

Culture Shock® utilizes Hip Hop & urban dance culture to cultivate education, enrichment and entertainment to inspire positive change in the communities we serve.

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Product Photographer, North Shore Exchange

We are seeking one or more photographers to join our team of merchandise photographers who shoot items for our online store. The product photography role is a critically important one to our business....

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Office and Landscaping Help

We have an ongoing need for administrative support to assist with mailings and  help with landscaping around our facilities.

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Event Volunteers

We have a need throughout the year for volunteers to help with a variety of events.  Examples include Special Events like: Benefit Bash Kick-off events We also need help at...

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Glenkirk

Glenkirk offers an array of programs and services to meet the needs, desires and dreams of individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to provide quality, lifetime supports and services which empower these individuals to participate fully in all areas of community life.

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5k Run & 3k Walk – Northwest

We need volunteers to help with our 5k Run & 3k Walk. We need assistance with Set-up, Registrations, Food Tent, Road Marshalls and to Direct Runners.

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Adventure Stage Chicago Auxiliary Board Operations

ASC’s Auxiliary Board focuses on strengthening the long-term viability of ASC. Two areas of focus include audience development and fundraising. Each year the Board operates a matching grant campaign and...

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Adventure Stage Chicago Trailblazers

Adventure Stage Chicago’s Trailblazers ensemble is a FREE and unique mentoring program that places young people (9-16) with mentors who are professional theater artists. Student participants guide the program’s content...

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Golden Agers BINGO

Northwestern Settlement’s senior citizen group, known as the Golden Agers, meet every Friday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm September through May. This group of outgoing and active seniors participate in BINGO...

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House In The Wood Camp

House In The Wood provides Chicago’s inner city youth a safe space to experience nature, foster responsibility, and learn from positive role models. On 23 acres alongside Wisconsin’s Lake Delavan,...

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Camp Mariposa Mentors

Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families. Camp Mariposa is offered free of charge to...

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Early Childhood Education In-Classroom Support

Volunteers assist preschool teachers and children ages 2-5 in small group program segments in literacy, art, science, story time, blocks, computer time, and meals. Extra hands are always help, and...

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After School Program

Each day, 200 Rowe Elementary scholars attend Northwestern Settlement’s After School program. Opportunities are available (and welcomed!) for volunteers to host various activities to engage our scholars. Past clubs have...

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Northwestern Settlement Garden

Together with Urban Growers Collective, Northwestern Settlement opened our very own vegetable garden this Spring. The garden is located provides our neighbors, scholars, staff, supporters and volunteers the opportunity to...

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Food Pantry & Emergency Services

The Food Pantry provides neighbors access to fresh produce, poultry and meats, and non-perishable food items, as well as basic household/furniture items, hygiene necessities and articles of clothing. Neighbors can...

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13th Annual Seeds of Service

Seeds of Service is a community gardening project that AmeriCorps Project YES! hosts every year in Humboldt Park with 7-9 community gardens. The goal is to raise awareness about the...

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9th Annual Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one that celebrates the contributions that children and youth make 365 days a year. Every year,...

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Volunteer Mentor for At-Risk Students

The Pitch In after-school mentoring program is a volunteer-based group mentoring program based in the North Lawndale neighborhood. It offers unique learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth to students...

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Rust-Oleum Championship Volunteer Opportunity

June 4th-10th — Come see the future stars of the PGA Tour at the Rust-Oleum Championship at Ivanhoe Club. The Rust-Oleum Championship is an event on the web.com tour. Each...

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Get Involved with The Sports Shed

We are always looking for people to get involved to help us source quality sports equipment and connect us with sporting goods dealers or manufacturers to acquire uniforms and field...

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The Sports Shed Ambassador Board

The Ambassador Board is a group committed to increasing the Sports Shed’s visibility and impact. The Board will be throwing 4 quarterly social events to help fundraise and connect people...

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WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE (P/T & FT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS)

General Job Description Volunteer is responsible for the expedient and accurate handling of merchandise into and/or out of the warehouse area. General warehouse duties occur within the assigned area of...

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RETAIL SALES FLOOR ASSOCIATE (P/T & FT)

General Job Description Directly assist customers, help merchandise the sales floor, and play a vital role in making our retail experience a positive one. Top notch customer service skills are...

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Donations Coordinator/Scheduler (Part Time)

General Job Description A scheduling coordinator is similar to a front desk receptionist. You will speak with donors; manage emails and schedules for daily pickups while maintaining an accurate log/filing...

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Ongoing Opportunities with NAMI Cook County North Suburban

Volunteering for NAMI Cook County North Suburban is an important way to help us end the stigma against people with a mental health condition. The mission of NAMI CCNS is...

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A Just Harvest

The mission of A Just Harvest is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socio-economic lines in order to create a more just society.

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Help with Urban Garden

Volunteers needed in the area of urban agriculture and garden plots, assisting in greenhouse, building and managing Hoop House.

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Mentor

The Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative (Right Turn)TM of Lawrence Hall’s Project Work uses a three-phase career development model to promote the successful transition of Right Turn youth to employment,...

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Summer Program Manager Assistant

Looking for help managing the One Summer Chicago program. The One Summer Chicago program is a 7 week employment program for youth in high-school. Youth receive a summer job and also get...

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Volunteer Support at Country Garden & Antiques Faire

Volunteer opportunities at the Barrington Country Garden and Antique Faire on June 17 and 18, 2016 include furniture refurbishing, staging, merchandising, transportation management, marketing and PR management. We have Faire...

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Event Planning for June Faire

For our annual Barrington Country Garden & Antique Faire we need volunteers to assist in 6 months of planning and during the week of the faire in June

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Website and Social Media Planning and Management

Our volunteer needs include website development and management, social media planning and management, marketing, and technology

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Hands of Hope

Hands of Hope is a community of women committed to helping women and children break free of destitution and hunger to build futures of security and possibility. Our mission is to give entire communities the sustainable tools they need to feed families, educate children, improve health and become economically self-sufficient.

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Open Communities

                  Open Communities (formerly Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs) is a leading voice for housing, economic and social justice in...

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Charmm’d Foundation

Charmm'd works with nonprofits to increase the effectiveness of their leadership, and achieve their missions, through the practice of emotional intelligence and ethical reflection.

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City of Evanston

The City of Evanston has created, along with important community partners, Volunteer Evanston, a program with the aim of connecting volunteers to organizations and opportunities within Evanston.

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