– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

General Volunteers

Opportunities to volunteer generally come in two types:  projects and regular positions.  Volunteer projects vary in scope and duration, and come in all shapes and sizes!  Once you are a...

Read More

Gift Wrap Fundraiser

The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, GLASA, is fortunate to take part in the Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser once again at Gurnee Mills from December 21 – 24, 2019. Volunteers will be scheduled...

Read More

Lighthouse Council Member

Looking for opportunities to make a difference in the lives of teens?   Consider joining our Lighthouse Council, a volunteer group engaged in growing the mission of Erika’s Lighthouse and...

Read More

Winnetka Holiday Give, Sip, and Shop!

On Friday, December 7th and Saturday, December 8th, if the customer says “I AM SHOPPING WITH WINNETKA YOUTH ORGANIZATION”, they can receive exclusive discounts, free drinks & treats, and a...

Read More

Social Service Saturday – Stuff Envelopes for Youth Program Fundraising

The Winnetka Youth Organization is opening its doors to the community. Here is your chance to find out what we are all about! Come to the Winnetka Youth Organization during...

Read More

Social Service Saturday Wagner Farm

Date & Time: October 13th, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Description:  Help Wagner Farm set up for its Harvest Supper event! Assist in organizing the space and getting it...

Read More

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...

Read More

Home Delivered Meals Drivers and Runners

Read More

Soup Kitchen Volunteering

The Winnetka Youth Organization is looking for volunteers for our trip to an Evanston soup kitchen on July 28th, from 11:00 to 12:30! Experience the rewarding feeling of helping in...

Read More

We Have Various Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Public Outreach at Markets and Festivals Planners for Annual Fair second Sunday in March Shift Volunteers at Annual Fair second Sunday in March Leaders for Bird or Nature Walks Various...

Read More

Holiday Volunteers to Pack and Deliver Meals

Volunteers are needed to help pack boxes of kosher holiday meals and deliver them to families in need throughout the city of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.  Volunteers are needed...

Read More

Special Event Programming

Are you unable to commit to a weekly or regular volunteer schedule but still want to have a chance to help the Beacon Place kids and families? Consider volunteering to...

Read More

Watersmeet Woods Volunteer Workday

The Winnetka Youth Organization is looking for volunteers to clear invasive species and brush from Watersmeet Woods in Northfield with the Forest Preserves of Cook County! Come help us maintain...

Read More

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.

Read More

Volunteer for Clean-Ups and Environmental Fairs

Participate in local clean-ups and environmental fairs in Winnetka and in conjunction with other area Go Green groups

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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,...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Forest Preserve Restoration Workday

The Winnetka Youth Organization needs teens to help identify and remove invasive plants from a Northbrook nature trail on Saturday, April 7 2018, from 10am to 12pm! Transportation will be...

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with BackYard Nature Center

BackYard Nature Center connects children and adults with the wonders of nature in New Trier Township. The organization provides habitat restoration and educational opportunities at the Skokie Lagoons, local parks,...

Read More

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...

Read More

Let’s Do Lunch! Volunteers Needed to Deliver Meals

1 in 6 seniors struggles with hunger. You can change that with just 2 hours a week. Meal Delivery Volunteers pick up prepared meals and deliver to seniors and homebound...

Read More

Logistic Center Volunteer

    WINGS Volunteer Position Description   Title: Logistic Center Volunteer   Staff Partner: Logistic Center Manager   Location:       WINGS Logistic Center 1265 Oakton St. Elk Grove   Age:...

Read More

Volunteer at the Holiday Give, Sip, and Shop in Winnetka

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Holiday Give, Sip, and Shop in Winnetka’s shopping districts. The event is hosted by Winnetka Youth Organization and a percentage of proceeds from...

Read More

Prairie State Half Marathon helper

Help with registration, Course Marshal and Water station. October 7th, from 6:45 to 11:45am 343 Old McHenry Rd. Long Grove, Illinois 60047 Contact Bruna at bsrb@wingsprogram for more information

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with NSSRA

Assist NSSRA Recreation Specialists in providing seasonal recreation programs for children, teens and adults with disabilities in a fun, safe environment. Programs include social outings, Special Olympics, fitness programs, music,...

Read More

Adult National Open & Great Lakes Regional Games

  The Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) is hosting the 2017 Adult National Open & Great Lakes Regional Games (ANO GLRG) the weekend of June 8 – 11, 2017 at Lake Forest High School (Thursday/Friday/Saturday) and...

Read More

Help with Urban Garden

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

Read More

2nd Annual Sanctuary 5K

Looking for runners and walkers to join our 5K on June 24, 2017, that celebrates and defends racial, economic, religious, ethnic and social diversities that are inherent in Chicago.

Read More

Play It Forward Tennis Tournament on June 3, 2017

We are looking for lots of volunteers — and tennis players — to help us make our “Play It Forward” tennis tournament to feed the fight against cancer a success....

Read More

Assist with Holiday Drive

Assist with our next Holiday Gift Drive. (From October through December of each year).

Read More

Various Ongoing Opportunities with ChildServ

Speak at a workshop for a youth program. Work with children on early learning skills while their parents attend parenting education programs. Become a one-on-one mentor for a youth or...

Read More

How-To Fest Ushers

How-To Fest volunteers are needed to usher patrons and visitors to various exhibits/sessions. Volunteers will be provided with programs to distribute on the day of event and use to guide...

Read More

Small Groups to Prepare and Serve Meals alongside The Night Ministry’s Health Outreach Bus

We are in need of groups of 4-6 people to prepare and serve food at our Health Outreach Bus stops.  Our Health Outreach Bus is out Sunday-Thursday each week, providing...

Read More

Could your imagination light up the streets of Highland Park?

The Highland Park Public Library is looking for volunteers who would like to walk in the Fourth of July parade this year. In lieu of a float we will be...

Read More

Working Bikes

Volunteering Working Bikes continues to operate today largely through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers.  Individuals and groups looking to lend a hand are always welcomed. There are many ways...

Read More

Create happy memories with people with disabilities

The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. We...

Read More

Bernie’s Book Bank Ongoing Opportunities

Bernie’s Book Bank offers volunteers drop-in and scheduled group sessions Monday through Saturday, weekly. Volunteers sort, sticker and package books for distribution to the 75,000 at-risk children that we serve. ...

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Connections for the Homeless

As a volunteer at Connections, you can: Cook breakfast or dinner for the residents at Hilda’s Place Transitional Shelter or make bag breakfasts or bag lunches for our drop in program (use the links to schedule a...

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Shore Community Services

Volunteers are always welcome at Shore. Volunteering provides a way to give back to your community. Your time and talent is special and does make a difference in the lives...

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Glencoe Community Garden

Our Planting Days in May will be posted soon. Harvest Days starting in June – drop in and help out! Tuesday mornings     7:30 – 9 Thursday mornings  ...

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with The Douglas Center

Volunteers are an important part of The Douglas Center. We continue to be blessed with volunteers who give of their time. Ongoing Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:...

Read More

Marketing, Development or Creative Artist volunteer needed

Assist adults w/ developmental disabilities to develop their small business by taking pictures of their merchandise they created (i.e. greeting cards, mosaic art, and jewelry) and updating our online store....

Read More

Direct Care Aide and program support volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in light manufacturing activities, such as: sewing, packaging, shrink-wrapping, labeling, and heat sealing.  Provide job coaching and mentorship within a...

Read More

Snack Shop/Customer Service Volunteer needed

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in running the participant based deli/snack shop program, which involves teaching clients how to prepare and serve meals, stock shelves...

Read More

Career Mentor – Assist in resume writing, interviewing, etc.

Assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in job readiness training. Coordinate group training programs to teach individuals interviewing skills, developing a resume, and completing applications in paper format or online. Opportunities...

Read More

Clerical and other administrative support

Assist in various administrative duties that include but not limited to: filing, copying, scanning, mailings, creating information folders or packets, special projects, etc. Opportunities available anytime Monday – Friday from...

Read More

Art, Decorating, Crafting, Creative Enthusiasts Wanted

We are seeking volunteers to assist adults w/ developmental disabilities in various art projects, such as creating custom greeting cards, mosaic wall art, and jewelry making. Opportunities available Wednesday and...

Read More

Computer Training

Teach and train adults w/ developmental disabilities to learn the basics of using a computer. Such tasks would include training our individuals on E-Mail, Internet searches, typing, etc. This volunteer...

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Lambs Farm

If you are interested in getting more information on volunteer activities

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Kenilworth Union Church Rummage

Many volunteers are needed to make the Rummage Sale a success. Customers come to this well known sale from all over the Chicago area as well as Indiana

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Women’s Exchange

Program Facilitator: Community Outreach And Counseling, family therapy, spirituality. Two hours – weekly

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with The Volunteer Center of N.E. Metropolitan Chicago

The Volunteer Center is always interested in new board members

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

Current volunteer opportunities include: Work with children in the classroom Serve on a committee of the board of directors Assist with fundraising campaigns Assist with administrative tasks in the office

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with INFANT

Help provide infant needs to over 60 social service agencies via collections of formula

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Good News Partners

ADMINISTRATIVE Willingness to perform administrative tasks. May include computer

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with New Trier Township

More than 40 individual volunteers utilize their skills

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Creatively Caring

INTERNSHIP: Administrative Assistant-Intern Job Description The Intern will support the Directors in the development and implementation of Creatively Caring’s strategic plans and policies

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with American Red Cross

JOIN OUR TEAM At the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago there are 3

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Winnetka Community House

Volunteers welcome! Board of Governors

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Youth Organizations Umbrella

MENTOR Provide one-on-one mentoring to Evanston youth

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with McGaw YMCA Project SOAR

Here are some ways you can help: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities Project SOAR Mentoring (1-on-1 mentoring

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Lawrence Hall Youth Services

Volunteer Opportunities include: – Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) – Clerical work – Corporate Volunteer/Service Day – Fundraising activities and special events – Junior Board – North Shore Auxiliary –...

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with LifeSource Blood Services

CARING FOR DONORS AT BLOOD DRIVES: Help us brighten lives for area patients by providing a positive

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Chicago Botanic Garden

BUTTERFLIES AND BLOOMS Volunteers will welcome and educate our visitors at our new outdoor exhibit Butterflies & Blooms featuring hundreds of butterflies from around the world. Volunteers are stationed at...

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Rotary Club of Winnetka/Northfield

YOUTH EXCHANGE HOST FAMILY The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club seeks volunteer host families to host it’s foreign exchange student from Turkey in their home for a period of 3-4 months. The...

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Project Linus

We are always in need of your help to assist us in fulfilling our mission. You can donate home-made blankets by becoming a blanketeer

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Cancer Wellness Center

FLEXIBLE OFFICE VOLUNTEER The Flex. Office Volunteer will welcome individuals to the Cancer Wellness Center

Read More

Ongoing Opportunities with Lydia

Volunteers needed to help staff resource room under the direction of teaching assistant at Lydia Urban Academy

Read More