– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

If you’re a young person looking to make a difference, these nonprofits are looking for interns and volunteers this summer and/or during the school year.  Find out more by clicking on the nonprofit’s name, and contact them directly if you find an opportunity that you might be interested in.

We will be updating this page and adding more detail about specific opportunities every day, so make sure you keep checking back with us.

If you’d like to receive a complete listing of these nonprofits and their specific opportunities by email, please contact Julie Flood at julie@volunteercenterhelps.org.

Backyard Nature Center

Bernie’s Book Bank

Christ Church Rummage Sale


Equestrian Connection

GCE Lab School

Glencoe Community Garden

Haven Youth and Family Services

Historic Wagner Farm

JJ’s List & Search, Inc.

Kohl Children’s Museum

Meals At Home

Orphans of the Storm

Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Inc.

Refugee One


The Sports Shed

Travelers Aid Chicago

Warming House Youth Center

Winnetka Youth Organization

Nonprofits looking for young adults register here to include your opportunity in our listing.