Chicago Chess Center


About Chicago Chess Center

The mission of Chicago Chess Center is first and foremost 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.

Our mission is also civic and recreational: to provide a welcoming and safe place to play chess with a diverse group of people, making the city of Chicago itself stronger and healthier by bringing together groups whom distance and differences have kept apart. We seek to engage and challenge the minds of our youth and teach logical thinking and reasoning skills as well as coping mechanisms.

Current Opportunities at Chicago Chess Center

CNA Assist Volunteers

CNA Assist Volunteers are paired with a Certified Nursing Assistant and help with a patient’s “activities of daily living,” such as feeding, bathing, changing linens, etc. Specialized training is provided to help prepare volunteers to provide this tender care to our patients.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, Seniors

Hospitality Volunteers

Hospitality Volunteers assist JourneyCare staff with clerical tasks such as answering phones and call lights, faxing important documents, providing tours of the hospice unit, and so on.

Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors

Care Companions

Care Companions visit with patients and families and provide an extra layer of support through simple conversation, playing a game, watching television, etc. They volunteer at the Care Centers or in the home.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
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