Chicago Cares mobilizes volunteers to build a stronger, more unified Chicago.  We are the city’s number one provider of impact volunteerism and corporate volunteer activation.  Since 1991, Chicago Cares has mobilized over 600,000 volunteers, completed 50,000 volunteer projects, and helped 1,000 local non-profits and schools deliver on their mission.  Our 200 monthly volunteer projects engage 20,000 Chicagoans—from every zip code—in service each year. 

Beyond Serve-a-thon, Chicago Cares offers year-round opportunities to Do More Good in your community, including:

  • Group volunteer opportunities via our free, online calendar – volunteering made easy, flexible and meaningful! 

  • Corporate volunteer programs that create unique and impactful service opportunities for companies looking to invest in the city you call home. 

  • Volunteer leadership for the volunteer looking to develop personally and professionally and make a deeper impact. 

  • Skills for Good, Chicago Cares’ newest program, lets you leverage your unique skill set to benefit the community. 

  • Capacity Building and Advisory Services to help corporations, non-profits, and individuals make their volunteer efforts more sustainable and impactful. 

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