Volunteer Opportunities

Immediate Volunteer Opportunities

On this page you’ll find a listing of volunteer opportunities that are available in the next 30 days.  If you see one that is a good fit for you, simply click on “Contact This Nonprofit” and notify them of your desire to volunteer.  If you don’t see something here, visit our Ongoing Opportunities page to find more volunteer opportunities that are available on an ongoing basis.

Opportunities are listed in order of date posted

Working Bikes | Wrench and refurbish (all skill levels)

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Volunteer sessions are open to all skill levels. Working bikes has opportunities related to wrenching on and refurbishing bikes for local donation, or more organizational and cleaning opportunities.
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Guest Author

2434 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Opportunity Good For: Adults
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Connections For the Homeless | Bagged Lunches Needed for Margarita Inn

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We need 160+ bagged lunches across our 3 sites—Hilda’s Place, the Main Office, and Margarita Inn on a daily basis. Prepare sandwiches, along with a snack and a drink, in amounts of 25, as an individual, or as a group. Delivery times are between 9am-11am on the day you are signed up for.
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1458 Chicago Ave. Evanston
Opportunity Good For: Adults
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Cradles To Crayons | Backpack-A-Thon

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Join us for one of three volunteer opportunities to work alongside Cradles to Crayons staff. You’ll help us break down pallets, organize tables, and get brand-new school supplies ready for backpack stuffing at our Backpack-A-Thon. Monday, July 29, from 12:30 – 3:30 pm Tuesday, July 30, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 4:00 pm
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Wintrust Arena
200 E Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616
Opportunity Good For: Adults
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Lambs Farm | Car Show

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We’re looking for volunteers to help at the Lambs Farm Car Show on July 21st.  Volunteers needed to help at: – The Registration Table – The Food Tent
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Lambs Farm Main Parking Lot
14245 Rockland Road
Libertyville, IL 60048
Opportunity Good For: Adults
Categories: Disabilities

Go Green Winnetka | Helpers Needed to Greet Guests at Our “Yards That Work” Sustainable Yard Tour

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Consider signing up for a two-hour shift to assist homeowners / hosts during the “Yards That Work” tour of 6 yards in Winnetka on July 14th. You will greet guests, sign them in, and assist homeowners / hosts as needed. You will be surprised at how much fun it is—especially if you bring a friend to work your shift with you. 😉
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Various Winnetka gardens and backyards.
Opportunity Good For: Adults
Categories: Environmental & Nature

Fill A Heart 4 Kids | Backpack Filling

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Help Fill Food Bags & Backpacks For Homeless & Foster Children July 9th.  Be sure to check our website for other summer volunteer opportunities.
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1 Market Square Ct, Lake Forest, IL 60045
Opportunity Good For: Adults
Categories: Homeless

Rainbows For All Children | Volunteers Needed for Rummage Sale July 26th

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Calling all teens looking to give back to the Evanston community this summer. Volunteer at rummage sale during the Main-Dempster Mile Happening Saturday July 27th.
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Main and Dempster in Evanston
Opportunity Good For: Adults
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New Trier Township | Member Advisory Committee

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Volunteer on Township Oversight Committee Advisory Committees typically meet monthly for a 1.5 to 2 hours, except for January and one or two months during the summer. Each committee member may serve up to 2, three-year terms; members can rotate during their term to other Township Committees.
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739 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Opportunity Good For: Adults
Categories: Advocacy

Backyard Nature Center | Restoration & Fishing with Students Visiting From REACH

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We need adult volunteers to help with hands-on teaching and supervision of students from REACH on July 8th from 11am to 3pm.You will be supervising students with tools, demonstrating proper buckthorn removal, teaching identification of native vs. non-native plant species, or leading a fishing clinic. We will provide on-the-job training so you will be an expert by the time the youth arrive.  Restoration volunteers should arrive by 10:30 a.m. and fishing guides should plan to arrive by 12:30.
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Guest Author

Skokie Lagoons, Erickson Woods, Winnetka
Opportunity Good For: Adults
Categories: Education

Glencoe Community Garden | Come Farm With Us!

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June through October Tuesdays 7:30 am – 9 am Thursdays 7:30 am – 9 am Saturdays 10 am – Noon
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840 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe, IL 60022
Opportunity Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Seniors, People Over 16
Categories: Community Services, Environmental & Nature

Connections for the Homeless | Volunteer at Our Block Party on Saturday, July 20th

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1) Monitor one of the activities like inflatables, pony rides, entertainment tent at Block Party, Family Fest and trouble shoot problems, help with line management, troubleshoot problems. 2) set-up volunteers
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Guest Author

Twiggs Park
1901 Simpson Street
Opportunity Good For: Adults
Categories: Homeless, Poverty & Hunger

WINGS: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence | Many Opportunities Available at WINGS

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Survivor Life Line Mentor Lobby Volunteer, Chicago and Suburban Shelters Safe House Hostess, Chicago and Suburban Shelters Kids Group Assistant, Chicago Shelter Logistics Center Volunteer Sorter, Elk Grove Village Resale Store Volunteer, WINGS Resale Stores in Niles, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg
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Chicago North Shore including Niles, Schaumburg.
Opportunity Good For: Adults
Categories: Health & Wellness

Kohl Children’s Museum | Floor Guide Volunteer

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Be one of the friendly faces that help enhance guest’s experiences, and learning through playful interactions in our Museum exhibits. Assist the Museum staff by ensuring a safe and clean environment on the Museum floor. Keep an eye out for lost children and keep exhibits organized so that all patrons can enjoy the interactive exhibits.
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Kohl Childrens Museum

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago
2100 Patriot Boulevard
Opportunity Good For: Adults
Categories: Arts & Culture, Education, Youth

Bounce Children’s Foundation | Bounce Birthday Cards

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Bounce is looking for volunteers who can donate a 1-2 hours each month to ensure each member of Bounce receives a birthday card.
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Bounce Childrens Foundation

Bounce HQ Deerfield
Opportunity Good For: Adults, Families, Seniors, Children under 16, People Over 16
Categories: Health & Wellness, Youth

Winnetka Farmers Market

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The Winnetka Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of the downtown business district and has been managed by the Winnetka-Northfield-Glencoe Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years. The mission of the Market is to enhance the quality of life within our communities by hosting a neighborhood activity that promotes a wholesome, social gathering place. The Market provides an opportunity to support local and regional small businesses to foster and grow the stakeholders in the Market. The Winnetka Farmers Market is dedicated to ensuring the future of our food by enhancing support for sustainable farmers, educating our community, and broadening…
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Terry Dason

Winnetka Farmers’ Market 754 Elm Street, WinnetkaMetra Station in downtown WinnetkaThere are 22 weeks of opportunity for as many as 4 ambassadors per day. First Shift 7:15 am – 10:15 am (Set-up and man market booth) and Second Shift 10:15 am – 12:30 pm (take down and store merchandise from market booth)Market opens 22 Saturdays beginning June 1, 2024 through October 26. 7:30 am – 12:30 pm Wanted Market Ambassadors, to answer questions from vendors and residents, booth sit when vendor requires a break, provide water to vendors, do surveys, oversee children’s scavenger hunt, assist with musicians, etc.
Opportunity Good For: Adults
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