– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

To find out more about these globally-oriented nonprofits and their volunteer needs, click on the name of the organization.

Allow Good — Seeks to educate and engage youth in philanthropy to cultivate global citizenship and improve education internationally.

American Red Cross — Provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Brazilian Cultural Center of Chicago — Serves Brazilians and friends of Brazil as a resource for educational programs, social events and cross-cultural exchange.

Center for Cultural Interchange — A nonprofit international exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace.

Community Council for International Students at Northwestern University — Dedicated to making Northwestern University’s international community feel welcome in this country, community and at the University by providing a cross-cultural exchange of ideas information and friendship through a variety of social and supportive programs.

Fred Outa Foundation — Devoted to improving the lives of orphans in wartorn and poverty stricken countries.

Hands of Hope — Committed to helping women and children break free of destitution and hunger to build futures of security and possibility.

Light and Leadership Initiative — Responding to the needs of the women and children in the Ate-Vitarte district of Lima, Peru in their struggle out of poverty.

Refugee One — Provides a full range of services to refugees brought to the United States by the U.S. State Department for resettlement in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Rotary International of Winnetka/Northfield — Provides service to others, promotes integrity, and advances world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Taproot — Makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society locally and globally.

Travelers Aid Chicago — Provides crisis intervention, information, and social services to travelers and visitors at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Trees That Feed Foundation — Supplies trees that produce edible, nutritious fruit to individuals and groups in countries where there is extreme hunger, and seeks to create jobs and benefit the environment.

VITA at Oakton Community College — ESL and Literacy volunteer tutors work with students one-on-one or in small groups to become more proficient in English or improve their reading skills for their personal and professional development.

Waukegan to College — Works with Hispanic immigrant community to create brighter futures for the students, families and the community by preparing students to enroll in and graduate from college.

Working Bikes — Rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.

World Relief Chicago — A Christian non-for-profit social service agency that assists refugees through cultural adjustment and employment services, English classes for adults, children’s and family literacy programs, and immigrant legal services.