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Name of Nonprofit: A Just Harvest
Mission Statement: The mission of A Just Harvest is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socio-economic lines in order to create a more just society.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Community Services, Health & Wellness, Homeless, Poverty & Hunger, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife
Mission Statement: We are a not-for-profit parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education, & adoption, no-kill shelter facility.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Environmental & Nature
Name of Nonprofit: Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry
Mission Statement: The mission of Alexian Brothers Bonaventure House and The Harbor is to transform the lives of people with HIV/AIDS within a compassionate, supportive community by providing a home, comprehensive services, and spiritual care.
Nonprofit Location: Waukegan
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Homeless, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger
Name of Nonprofit: Alzheimers Association
Mission Statement: The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter,  serves 68 counties in Illinois with offices in Bloomington, Carbondale, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford, and Springfield. Since 1980, the Chapter has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Health & Wellness, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: American Red Cross
Mission Statement: The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Homeless, Mental Health Services
Name of Nonprofit: Argentium Care
Mission Statement: The mission of Argentium Care is to support the efforts of older adults to remain in their homes: we make living easier.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Disabilities, Education, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Art Impact Project
Mission Statement: By combining creative expression with safe, nonjudgmental emotional support we give powerful coping skills to participants of all ages who are struggling with behavioral, mental and substance abuse recovery.
Nonprofit Location: Lake Forest
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Education, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Arts of Life North Shore
Mission Statement: Our Mission Statement:   We are people with and without disabilities creating an artistic culture to realize our full potential.
Nonprofit Location: Glenview
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Disabilities, Education
Name of Nonprofit: Backyard Nature Center
Mission Statement: The mission of BYNC is to promote, facilitate, and strengthen the bond between the nature environments in New Trier Township and the children and adults who wish to enrich their lives with direct experiences in nature.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Environmental & Nature, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Beacon Place
Mission Statement: The mission at Beacon Place is to inspire and guide our neighborhood’s children and families toward a brighter tomorrow.  We do this through a community center and 6 core programs that focus on academic support, nutrition and overall health and other life skills development.
Nonprofit Location: Waukegan
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Education, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Bernies Book Bank
Mission Statement: Bernie’s Book Bank collects new and gently-used books and delivers them directly into the hands of low-income children who have none of their own.
Nonprofit Location: Lake Bluff
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Bodyworks for Vets
Name of Nonprofit: Bounce Childrens Foundation
Mission Statement: Bounce Children's Foundation transforms the lives of chronically ill children, and their families, shifting all from surviving to thriving.
Nonprofit Location: Deerfield
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities, Health & Wellness, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Boy Scouts of America Northeast Illinois Council
Mission Statement: The mission of the Northeast Illinois Council Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Nonprofit Location: Highland Park
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Building Peaceful Bridges
Mission Statement: Building Peaceful Bridges is a nonprofit organization supporting people of all faiths whose mission is to foster multicultural relationships by assisting in the integration of refugees into American society and educating communities on the challenges facing refugee populations through their stories.
Nonprofit Location: Glenview
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Immigration & Refugees
Name of Nonprofit: Cancer Wellness Center
Mission Statement: The Cancer Wellness Center, through psychosocial support and education, seeks to empower those affected by cancer to enhance the quality of their lives.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Health & Wellness
Name of Nonprofit: CASA Lake County
Mission Statement: Our mission is to serve as an advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in juvenile court.
Nonprofit Location: Vernon Hills
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Cathedral Shelter of Chicago
Mission Statement: ReVive Center for Housing and Healing is a vital resource to the city’s west side, providing community assistance, life skills development and mental health resources for thousands of families and almost a hundred permanent supportive housing clients.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Holiday Opportunities, Homeless, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger
Name of Nonprofit: CCIS
Mission Statement: CCIS is 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.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education
Name of Nonprofit: Center for Cultural Interchange
Mission Statement: CCI is a nonprofit international exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Environmental & Nature, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Center for Enriched Living
Mission Statement: The Center for Enriched Living exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community, achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. The Center for Enriched Living is a social enrichment and skill development community center dedicated to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Nonprofit Location: Riverwoods
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Disabilities, Education
Name of Nonprofit: Charmmd Foundation
Mission Statement: Charmm’d works with nonprofits to increase the effectiveness of their leadership, and achieve their missions, through the practice of emotional intelligence and ethical reflection.
Nonprofit Location: Buffalo Grove
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Professional Development & Training
Name of Nonprofit: Chicago Botanic Garden
Mission Statement: The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of plants and the natural world.
Nonprofit Location: Glencoe
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Environmental & Nature
Name of Nonprofit: Chicago Chess Center
Mission Statement: 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.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Chicago Humanities Festival
Mission Statement: The Chicago Humanities Festival connects people to the ideas that shape and define us, and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be human. CHF fosters curiosity, celebrates creativity, explores the boundaries of contemporary knowledge and culture, and challenges us to see ourselves and the world anew.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture
Name of Nonprofit: Childcare Network of Evanston
Mission Statement: CNE builds strong foundations for young children and pregnant mothers through access to high quality early education and family support.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Childserv
Mission Statement: The mission of ChildServ is to help children and families build better lives.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Christ Church Rummage Sale
Mission Statement: The annual Christ Church Rummage Sale is one of the largest and oldest Rummage Sales in the country, attracting over 4,000 shoppers annually from Chicagoland, surrounding states, and as far away as Canada. The sale is run each year by 400+ volunteers of all ages, some of whom have been working the sale for over 40 years. Proceeds from the sale are donated to over 70 Chicago area charities.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families
Nonprofit Category: Immigration & Refugees, Poverty & Hunger, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: City of Evanston
Mission Statement: The City of Evanston has created, along with important community partners, Volunteer Evanston, a program with the aim of connecting volunteers to organizations and opportunities within Evanston.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Community Services, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Health & Wellness, Homeless, Immigration & Refugees, Poverty & Hunger
Name of Nonprofit: CJE SeniorLife
Mission Statement: The mission of CJE SeniorLife is to enhance quality of life and facilitate independence of older adults. 
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Community Services, Health & Wellness, Holiday Opportunities, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Clearbrook
Mission Statement: Clearbrook is committed to being a leader in creating innovative opportunities, services and support for people with disabilities.
Nonprofit Location: Arlington Heights
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities
Name of Nonprofit: Connections for the Homeless
Mission Statement: Connections provides housing, employment and supportive services to move individuals and families out of the shadow of homelessness.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Health & Wellness, Homeless, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Counseling Center of the North Shore
Mission Statement: Formerly known as Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield, Counseling Center of the North Shore is a private, not-for-profit community service organization that promotes the emotional well-being of individuals and families through quality, affordable counseling and psychotherapy.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services
Name of Nonprofit: Culinary Care
Mission Statement: Our overarching mission is to provide cancer patients and their families with nourishing, complimentary meals as they undergo treatment. Through monetary donations from individuals and corporations as well as meal donations from local restaurants and incredible community volunteers, we are able to work toward and enhance this mission even further.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Hunger, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Culture Shock Chicago
Mission Statement: Culture Shock® utilizes Hip Hop & urban dance culture to cultivate education, enrichment and entertainment to inspire positive change in the communities we serve.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: eAngel Community
Mission Statement: It is the primary objective of eAngel to match in-kind donations with the needs of specific nonprofit organizations. eAngel enables individuals and institutions to contribute noncash resources to deserving nonprofit organizations throughout the Chicago metro area.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults
Nonprofit Category: Community Services
Name of Nonprofit: Elyssas Mission
Mission Statement: Elyssa’s Mission® funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide® program in approximately 50 middle and high schools in Illinois. The SOS program teaches students to recognize potentially suicidal behavior and how to ACT®.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Equestrian Connection
Mission Statement: Equestrian Connection has grown to become one of the largest, most unique equine therapy programs in the nation dedicated to servicing children and adults with disabilities.
Nonprofit Location: Lake Forest
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults
Nonprofit Category: Animals, Disabilities, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services
Name of Nonprofit: Erikas Lighthouse
Mission Statement: Erika’s Lighthouse is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating communities about childhood and adolescent depression. Through our free educational programs we promote awareness and early identification of depression and strive to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness that acts as a barrier to help. We believe that everyone deserves good mental health and the right to live a healthy, happy and productive life.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Evanston School Childrens Clothing Association
Mission Statement: No child should miss a day of school for need of warm, sturdy clothing. Each year ESCCA provides a full wardrobe of clothing and shoes and coats to 700+ school children in need.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Homeless, Immigration & Refugees, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Executive Service Corps of Chicago
Mission Statement: ESC is a volunteer consulting partner and resource for other nonprofits and public agencies, building leadership, strategy, and solutions critical for their health, growth and sustainability.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Professional Development & Training
Name of Nonprofit: Faith Hope and Good Mental Health
Mission Statement: Faith, Hope & Good Mental Health provides resources that help people affected by mental health challenges find hope and support through connection with others. Through these resources (small group curriculum, workshops, presentations), people may become more knowledgeable about mental health issues which can increase compassion and reduce stigma.
Nonprofit Location: Glenview
Offers Opportunities Good For: Groups
Nonprofit Category: Mental Health Services, Seniors, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: Families Helping Families Chicagoland
Mission Statement: We provide meaningful opportunities for families to support local families in need through collection drives, fundraisers and events.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Family Focus Center
Mission Statement: The mission of Family Focus—one of the nation's flagship family support programs since 1976—is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their communities.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Family Service of Glencoe
Mission Statement: We seek to promote a stronger community by meeting individual and family needs through services that identify, prevent and resolve social and emotional problems.
Nonprofit Location: Glencoe
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Fred Outa Foundation
Mission Statement: The Fred Outa Foundation is devoted to improving the lives of orphans in wartorn and poverty stricken countries. Specifically, the foundation works with orphan children who live in Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The foundation raises money to help provide basic food, medicine and school supplies for the students of Spurgeons Academy and St. Esther’s Girls High School, located in Kibera Slum, Nairobi.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Education, Global, Homeless, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Friends of the Green Bay Trail
Mission Statement: The Green Bay Trail is an extraordinary community asset available to all to experience and enjoy. Mission Statement. We are environmental stewards of the Green Bay Trail. Our mission is to promote a healthy natural corridor for the well-being of individuals and surrounding communities. We create and maintain healthy habitat along the Green Bay Trail by removing invasive species and planting natives. Core Beliefs. We believe: • In creating, restoring and protecting the health of the natural habitat to mitigate threats of climate change; • In the importance of connecting individuals and communities with nature and its beauty to enrich their mental health.
Nonprofit Location: Glencoe
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Environmental & Nature
Name of Nonprofit: GCE Lab School Chicago
Mission Statement: We INSPIRE students to fall in love with learning and discover their purpose, PREPARE them to think for themselves and care about others, and CONNECT them with the world through their academic subjects.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Gift of Adoption Fund
Mission Statement: We put adoption within reach, inspiring good families to embrace children in need by providing the last funds necessary to complete the adoption. We provide a way for supporters to help these children even if they are not able to personally open their homes to help these children.
Nonprofit Location: Techny
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
Mission Statement: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Nonprofit Location: Vernon Hills
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Community Services, Education, Environmental & Nature, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Girls on the Run Chicago
Mission Statement: Girls on the Run-Chicago is a 501(c)(3) non-profit after-school program that uses the power of running to educate and prepare 3rd-8th grade girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. The innovative program combines training for a celebratory 5k event with interactive lessons that encourage positive physical and social-emotional development. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment, while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Health & Wellness, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Giving Rocks Foundation
Mission Statement: Giving Rocks Foundation was founded by Syd Martin, now in her 20’s. After being diagnosed at 10 with the little-known but usually fatal disease LCH, Syd decided to help raise funding for research into LCH by creating and selling rock necklaces using the stones she found on the shores of Lake Michigan. The “Syd Rocks” project has now evolved into the Giving Rocks Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness and funding cutting-edge research for the treatment and cure of LCH and other pediatric cancers.
Nonprofit Location: Wilmette
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Glencoe Community Garden
Mission Statement: The Glencoe Community Garden is a non-profit, sustainable, organic-practicing, food-producing 5,000 sq. ft. mini-farm and garden. 100% of our garden is built and harvested by volunteers, and we donate 100% of our harvest to local food kitchens, pantries and other charitable organizations.
Nonprofit Location: Glencoe
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Environmental & Nature, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Hunger
Name of Nonprofit: Glencoe Junior High Project
Mission Statement: The mission of the GJHP is to enrich the social and emotional development of all Glencoe middle school students by providing opportunities for them to improve the communities in which they live, create positive connections with others and develop into self-confident, socially conscious individuals.
Nonprofit Location: Glencoe
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Community Services, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Glencoe Park District
Mission Statement: The Glencoe Park District strives to serve the community faithfully by developing and maintaining quality facilities, open spaces, and recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. To that end the District shall at all times provide responsive and courteous service, exercise fiscal prudence, and manifest environmental awareness. Where possible, the Park District shall cooperated with other community organizations and agencies to enrich further the lives of Glencoe residents.
Nonprofit Location: Glencoe
Offers Opportunities Good For: Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Community Services, Education, Environmental & Nature, Health & Wellness, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Glencoe Public Library
Mission Statement: The Glencoe Public Library seeks to enrich the lives of Glencoe residents by providing the library services and materials needed to meet their informational and recreational interests; to act as a responsive resource for independent, lifelong learning; to support the principles of intellectual freedom; and to encourage use of the library by patrons of all ages as a vital center of community life.
Nonprofit Location: Glencoe
Offers Opportunities Good For: Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education
Name of Nonprofit: Glencoe Youth Services
Mission Statement: GYS offers teens a place where they can confide in staff, meet new friends and participate in a wide range of activities that are geared toward aiding the youth of the community, and the community at large.
Nonprofit Location: Glencoe
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Glenkirk
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide quality, lifetime supports and services which empower individuals with developmental disabilities to participate fully in all areas of community life.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities
Name of Nonprofit: Go Green Wilmette
Mission Statement: To raise environmental awareness, inspire people to take action, and create a more sustainable community.
Nonprofit Location: Wilmette
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Environmental & Nature
Name of Nonprofit: Go Green Winnetka
Mission Statement: The mission of Go Green Winnetka is to raise awareness regarding sustainability and inspire schools, governmental units, organizations, businesses, and individuals to take action targeting climate change, waste, and sustainable raw materials.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Environmental & Nature, Global, Health & Wellness
Name of Nonprofit: Good News Partners
Mission Statement: Good News Partners’ mission is to end homelessness and hopelessness with everyone God brings us, and to build bridges of reconciliation and foster justice among all people. We believe that everyone should have a home at a price they can afford. GNP seeks to create community and a solid anchor to prevent the total displacement of low-income families and individuals.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Holiday Opportunities, Homeless, Poverty & Hunger, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association
Mission Statement: Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA) strives to ‘Let No One Sit on the Sidelines’ and operates under a mission to promote and support the optimal development and well-being of youth, adults and military veterans who have a physical or visual disability through the provision of inclusive recreation, fitness and competitive sports activities. GLASA offers opportunities for empowerment through education, leadership and training in collaboration with community-based organizations.
Nonprofit Location: Lake Forest
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities, Health & Wellness, Professional Development & Training, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Habitat for Humanity Lake County
Mission Statement: Habitat for Humanity Lake County (HFHLC) is a Christian housing ministry which welcomes all people dedicated to building decent, affordable housing for families in need, while empowering families to help themselves.
Nonprofit Location: Waukegan
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Environmental & Nature, Homeless, Poverty & Hunger
Name of Nonprofit: Hadley School for the Blind
Mission Statement: Hadley creates personalized learning opportunities that empower adults with vision loss or blindness to thrive – at home, at work, and in their communities.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities, Education, Health & Wellness, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Hands of Hope
Mission Statement: Our mission is accomplished through corporate sponsorships, donations and our annual Barrington Country Garden & Antique Faire. Over the last 16 years Hands of Hope has raised over $7,000,000 to support life saving and sustainable programs in Africa. Our board members travel frequently to Africa to oversee the projects and ensure fiscal management.
Nonprofit Location: Barrington
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Education, Global, Poverty & Hunger, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Haven Youth and Family Services
Mission Statement: Haven Youth and Family Services was founded in 1976 and began with an outreach program for youth. Soon thereafter, we began a 24-hour crisis intervention and emergency housing program for adolescents and their families. Since then, the agency has continued to grow and develop by offering programs focused on prevention. Some of these programs include psycho-educational workshops, youth boards, service-learning opportunities, around the clock crisis intervention, outreach and ongoing counseling.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Education, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Highland Park Public Library
Mission Statement: We are looking to utilize volunteers in a variety of ways to assist with our daily operations as well as event and seasonal opportunities that provide, promote and engage the community with the resources available at the library.
Nonprofit Location: Highland Park
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Community Services, Education
Name of Nonprofit: Historic Wagner Farm
Mission Statement: Our goal is to teach people how food gets from the farm to the table. We tend our crops, raise livestock, provide educational experiences and sell our wares at our Farmer’s Market.
Nonprofit Location: Glenview
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Animals, Education, Environmental & Nature
Name of Nonprofit: Holiday Heroes
Mission Statement: The mission of Holiday Heroes is to provide joy and improved quality of life to pediatric patients through a combination of in-person and virtual programs. Holiday Heroes uses its experience, creativity, resources, and passion to inspire long-lasting joy and happy memories for pediatric patients and their families, thereby making a positive impact in their recoveries and their lives.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Health & Wellness, Holiday Opportunities, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding NFP
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide special needs individuals the opportunity to enhance their quality of life by participating in a horsemanship program directed by PATH certified riding instructors and a Hippotherapy program administered by licensed therapists.
Nonprofit Location: Lake Forest
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Animals, Disabilities, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Housing Opportunities for Women
Mission Statement: Housing Opportunities for Women empowers individuals and families to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Homeless, Poverty & Hunger, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: Housing Opportunity Development Corporation
Mission Statement: Housing Opportunity Development Corporation is a community-based nonprofit developer of affordable housing serving north suburban Cook County and suburban Lake County. HODC serves low income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, individuals and local workers.
Nonprofit Location: Techny
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Disabilities, Poverty & Hunger, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
Mission Statement: ICHV programs include: OnTarget Coalition; Student Voices Contest; Abraham Lincoln Awards; and Speaker’s Bureau on Gun Violence. The ICHV Direct email newsletter, available at no cost to current members, is a quick and effective way to keep our members posted on current gun violence news and events in Illinois and nationwide. Sign up at www.ichv.org.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Infant Welfare Society of Evanston
Mission Statement: The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston is a social service agency that provides struggling and at-risk families parenting children under the age of three with comprehensive services aimed at promoting self-sufficient parenting, healthy child development and a bright future for all of our children.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: JourneyCare
Mission Statement: JourneyCare seeks to enrich lives of people facing serious illness through expert and compassionate care.
Nonprofit Location: Barrington
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Junior Achievement of Chicago
Mission Statement: Junior Achievement of Chicago is an educational nonprofit bringing financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs into classrooms from kindergarten through high school. We give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.
Nonprofit Location: River Grove
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Professional Development & Training, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Junior League of Evanston North Shore
Mission Statement: Junior League of Evanston-North Shore is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Community Services, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: Kenilworth Union Church Rummage
Mission Statement: Every July over 450 women, men and youth organize and work at the Rummage Sale, which generates proceeds for Kenilworth Union Church’s Christian Outreach agencies.
Nonprofit Location: Kenilworth
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Poverty & Hunger
Name of Nonprofit: Kohl Childrens Museum
Mission Statement: Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago provides engaging informal learning environments featuring 17 interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children ages birth to age 8 to become effective learners through self-directed, complex play.
Nonprofit Location: Glenview
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Lambs Farm
Mission Statement: Founded in 1961, Lambs Farm is a premier non-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities. Lambs Farm has grown from a small pet shop in Chicago to a 72-acre campus located in Libertyville, Illinois where opportunity flourishes for the nearly 250 men and women served. For 47 years, we have continued the mission of helping people with developmental disabilities to lead personally fulfilling lives through a full range of vocational, residential, social and recreational services.
Nonprofit Location: Libertyville
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities
Name of Nonprofit: Lawrence Hall Youth Services
Mission Statement: Lawrence Hall Youth Services provides highly specialized and individualized care for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral challenges due to trauma, abuse and neglect. Each year, Lawrence Hall’s continuum of care offers a full array of services to nearly 1,000 children, adolescents, and their families.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities, Education, Holiday Opportunities, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: League of Women Voters of Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth
Mission Statement: The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Environmental & Nature, Immigration & Refugees, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: Learning Bridge Early Education Center
Mission Statement: Learning Bridge Early Education Center is a community based organization whose mission is to strengthen families by providing high quality, affordable care and education for their children. Our highest priority is to help children from all socioeconomic backgrounds gain the skills they need to succeed in school while fostering the shared community values of cooperation and respect.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Leukemia Research Foundation
Mission Statement: The Leukemia Research Foundation's mission is to cure leukemia by funding innovative research, and to support patients and families.
Nonprofit Location: Northfield
Offers Opportunities Good For: Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Health & Wellness
Name of Nonprofit: Light and Leadership Initiative
Mission Statement: Light and Leadership Initiative’s mission is to respond to the needs of the women and children in the Ate-Vitarte district of Lima, Peru in their struggle out of poverty, by improving the availability and quality of education offered to them.
Nonprofit Location: Tinley Park
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Global, Poverty & Hunger, Professional Development & Training, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Little City Foundation
Mission Statement: For more than 50 years, Little City FOundation has successfully created hope, changed lives and challenged the limits placed on children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Little City assists hundreds of children, adults and their families, by providing education, training, skills and encouragement that enable individuals to become their own hero.
Nonprofit Location: Palatine
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Disabilities, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Lydia
Mission Statement: LYDIA Home is a Christ-honoring organization whose mission is to strengthen families to care for children and to care for children when families cannot. For over 100 years, LYDIA Home has been making a difference in the lives of children who are dealing with extreme abuse and neglect.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Education, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Madonna Mission
Mission Statement: Madonna Mission opens the doors of welcome through education. We are a not-for-profit organization providing education and resettlement support programs for refugee individuals and their families.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Global, Immigration & Refugees, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Mallinckrodt Active Adult Center of the Wilmette Park District
Mission Statement: The mission of the Center is recreation and life enrichment for active older adults.
Nonprofit Location: Wilmette
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Holiday Opportunities, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago
Mission Statement: Maot Chitim's mission is the delivery of holiday foods to families and individuals in financial need in the Chicago Community, thus enabling them to observe the holiday in a kosher and dignified manner. We deliver food for the holidays of Passover and Rosh Hashanah. Another important objective of our organization is to continue to provide an opportunity for all segments of the Jewish community to come together to volunteer in this heartwarming experience.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults
Nonprofit Category: Holiday Opportunities, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: McGawYMCA Project Soar
Mission Statement: Mission of McGaw YMCA: Welcome All, Inspire Youth, Activate Families.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Education, Health & Wellness, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Meals At Home
Mission Statement: We are the North Shore’s premier provider of fresh, nutritious meals to homebound older adults and others unable to prepare their own food at home. Our mission is to help eradicate hunger and social isolation in the communities we serve.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Animals, Community Services, Disabilities, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Hunger, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Morrison Shearer Foundation
Mission Statement: The Morrison-Shearer Foundation promotes new creativity in the arts by perpetuating the legacies of dancer-choreographer Sybil Shearer and photographer Helen Balfour Morrison.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture
Name of Nonprofit: Music Institute of Chicago
Mission Statement: The Music Institute of Chicago is a community music school serving students of all ages and abilities with music lessons, music ensembles, and access to world-class concerts and creative arts therapy. The outcome of our work is the quality of our students as performers, listeners and lifelong learners.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Professional Development & Training, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: NAMI CCNS
Mission Statement: NAMI Cook County North Suburban is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides support and information to persons with serious mental illnesses and their families.
Nonprofit Location: Skokie
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services
Name of Nonprofit: New Trier Township Food Pantry
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Disabilities, Holiday Opportunities, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: New Trier Township Prevention Council
Mission Statement: The goal of this coalition is to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth and teens in the New Trier Township community.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: New Trier Township Social Services
Mission Statement: New Trier Township plays a vital role in balancing the social service needs of the community, while serving as responsible stewards of Township tax dollars. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including on our Advisory Committees, Peer Jury Program, Food Pantry and Holiday Programs.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Disabilities, Holiday Opportunities, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: North Shore Art League
Mission Statement: The North Shore Art League's mission is to enrich the human spirit and lives of its community through art education and exhibitions.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: North Shore Exchange
Mission Statement: North Shore Exchange has two boutique locations — one in Glencoe and one on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago — and a new store that opened June 1, 2019 at Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, IL . Our online store resells luxury fashion and home items obtained from consigners and donors.
Nonprofit Location: Glencoe
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: North Shore Senior Center
Mission Statement: The mission of North Shore Senior Center is to foster the independence and well-being of older adults, enhance their dignity and self respect, and promote their participation in and contribution toward all aspects of community life.
Nonprofit Location: Northfield
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association
Mission Statement: Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities who live in its 13 northern suburban partner communities. NSSRA has over 500 recreation, sport, cultural, social, and leisure offerings available throughout the year, creating new experiences, opportunities for skill development, leisure time, and perhaps most importantly, friendship.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Disabilities, Health & Wellness, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Northwestern University Settlement Association
Mission Statement: Northwestern Settlement’s comprehensive approach to community building provides immediate assistance for short term emergencies, education opportunities, and access to a wide network of additional programs.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Environmental & Nature, Health & Wellness, Immigration & Refugees, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Professional Development & Training, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Open Communities
Mission Statement: The mission of Open Communities is to ensure that housing in north suburban Chicago is fair and inclusive. We do this by educating, advocating, and organizing to eradicate housing discrimination, in all of its forms and against all persons, due to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, or source of income.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Community Services, Disabilities, Immigration & Refugees, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: Orphans of the Storm
Mission Statement: Our mission remains constant:  To take responsibility for each and every stray, abandoned, abused and neglected dog and cat which reaches our door.  To take them in and shelter them.  To provide the best medical and physical care possible.  To nurture them back to health if need be.  And finally, to place them into warm and loving adoptive homes where they can enjoy the life they deserve.
Nonprofit Location: Riverwoods
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Animals
Name of Nonprofit: Our Place of New Trier Township
Mission Statement: Our Place of New Trier Township is a community-based program which supports teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live meaningful, productive and socially connected lives in their home community. Our Place provides opportunities for our participants to get involved in a variety of programming with a focus on sports and fitness, nutrition, transition, arts, community outings, life skills and community service.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities
Name of Nonprofit: Peer Services
Mission Statement: PEER Services' mission is to improve the quality of life in local communities by working to eliminate substance abuse. This is best accomplished by educating the community, by preventing substance abuse from developing, by intervening when substance abuse problems do develop, and providing treatment for those teens and adults struggling with drug dependence or addiction.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Porchlight Counseling Services
Mission Statement: Porchlight Counseling Services exists to help college sexual assault survivors achieve healing and wholeness and to create a world in which a person's life is not defined by the devastating experience of sexual assault.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Mental Health Services, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Presbyterian Homes
Mission Statement: Presbyterian Homes is an independent, not-for-profit corporation providing the highest level of quality residential communities, health care programs, and services for older adults from diverse backgrounds. Through its programs and activities, Presbyterian Homes seeks to embody the values of the Christian tradition for persons of all faiths by attending to their physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Health & Wellness, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Project Linus
Mission Statement: First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Nonprofit Location: Buffalo Grove
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Rainbows for All Children
Mission Statement: Rainbows for All Children is dedicated to guiding youth through the storms of life. Rainbow fosters awareness that youth require support to heal from adverse childhood experiences.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Animals, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Education, Global, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Professional Development & Training, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Reading Power Inc.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to accelerate children's literacy learning and to develop in them a love of reading and writing. All children deserve to reach their intellectual potential!
Nonprofit Location: Lake Forest
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Refugee One
Mission Statement: RefugeeOne creates opportunities for refugees fleeing war, terror and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Education, Global, Immigration & Refugees, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Rimland Services NFP
Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide realistic and essential supports to adults with autism that reflect their desired conditions of living related to eight core dimensions of one's life: emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships, material well-being, personal development, physical well-being, self-determination, social inclusion, and individual rights.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Disabilities, Education
Name of Nonprofit: Rotary Club of Winnetka Northfield
Mission Statement: The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Disabilities, Education, Global, Health & Wellness, Homeless, Immigration & Refugees, Poverty & Hunger, Professional Development & Training, Seniors, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Samaritan Counseling Center
Mission Statement: Psychotherapy comes form the two Greek words, psyche meaning soul, and therapeuein meaning to take care of or serve. So psychotherapy means serving the soul, not only treating it. We believe in providing a foundation for personal growth, resolving problems, and getting more out of life.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Seniors, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: Search Inc
Mission Statement: Search provides high-quality, person-centered services including supported living arrangements, adult learning programs and career services, as well as medical, behavioral, therapeutic and home-based services. Our programs, which include No Boundaries and JJ’s List, serve more than 600 people and their families annually at locations throughout the Chicagoland area.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Disabilities
Name of Nonprofit: SHORE Community Services Inc
Mission Statement: Shore's mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through educational, residential, vocational and related programs provided with community integrated supports and services.
Nonprofit Location: Skokie
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities, Education, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: SitStayRead
Mission Statement: Founded in 2003, we bring teams of trained literacy volunteers and certified reading-assistance dogs into the classroom to tackle the serious issue of childhood literacy.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Animals, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: SOS Childrens Villages Illinois
Mission Statement: At SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, we build families. We provide a stable home in a supportive, community environment designed to help children in need grow into caring, productive and self-reliant adults.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Education, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Southeast Evanston Parents Association
Mission Statement: SEPA's Mission Statement Southeast Evanston Parents Association (“SEPA) is a grassroots not for profit organization made up of adults concerned about families in the community. SEPA's mission is to have the best housing, schools, recreation, childcare, and out of school activities for all students.This help will come in the form of training seminars to assist parents in becoming involved in their children's education; in creating a conducive learning environment at home; training seminars to help parents learn how to help their children in their studies; and help to families to prevent any obstacles in the home that could deter from the child's learning.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Education, Holiday Opportunities, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Spark Chicago
Mission Statement: Spark's mission is to provide life-changing apprenticeships to youth in underserved communities across the United States.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships
Nonprofit Category: Education, Professional Development & Training, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Special Education in DuPage County - SASED
Mission Statement: The School Association for Special Education in DuPage County is a cooperative of 18 member school districts providing services to 6,442 students with disabilities in DuPage County, Illinois. SASED, as an extension of each member district, provides programs and services for students with moderate and severe disabilities, and for students whose behavior requires an alternative setting.
Nonprofit Location: Lombard
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Disabilities, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Special Gifts Theatre
Mission Statement: Special Gifts Theatre is a non-profit, educational and therapeutic theatre company for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We use the stage as a platform to develop social skills, speech and language skills, and self confidence.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Disabilities, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Taproot Foundation Chicago
Mission Statement: Our mission is to lead, mobilize and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults
Nonprofit Category: Professional Development & Training
Name of Nonprofit: Ten Thousand Villages
Mission Statement: Ten Thousand Villages-Evanston, is a Fair Trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe. We feature products from more than 130 artisan groups in 38 countries. We seek to establish long-term buying relationships in places where skilled artisans are under- or unemployed, and in which they lack other opportunities for income.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Global
Name of Nonprofit: The Alliance for Early Childhood
Mission Statement: The Alliance for Early Childhood is a collaborative, community organization that supports and guides families and educators to nurture the healthy, well-rounded development of children from birth to eight years old.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Health & Wellness, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: The Childrens Heart Foundation
Mission Statement: The Children’s Heart Foundation funds the most promising research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of congenital heart defects.
Nonprofit Location: Lincolnshire
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: The Douglas Center
Mission Statement: At the Douglas Center we are devoted to providing the best possible environment for our developmentally disabled clients to engage in social interaction with others, to receive needed attention and to pursue vocational tasks. Thus, we need the help of dedicated volunteers who are socially interactive and are dedicated to aiding others.
Nonprofit Location: Skokie
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Disabilities, Education, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: The Josselyn Center
Mission Statement: The Josselyn Center will provide the highest quality interdisciplinary mental health, substance abuse and related services for children, adolescents, adults and families without regard to their ability to pay, as well as for organizations, corporations and the community at large.
Nonprofit Location: Northfield
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services
Name of Nonprofit: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Mission Statement: The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin's Disease and Myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.   Beating cancer is in our blood.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services
Name of Nonprofit: The Night Ministry
Mission Statement: PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE NIGHT MINISTRY IS NOT TAKING VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME. WE WILL BEGIN REPOSTING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AS SOON AS WE ARE SAFELY ABLE TO. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE. The Night Ministry serves youth and adults who face multiple complex challenges on a daily basis — including homelessness, poverty, abuse, loneliness, and neglect — by providing critical outreach and short-term housing services.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Health & Wellness, Homeless, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: The Salvation Army
Mission Statement: Salvation Army is an International, Evangelical Christian organization dedicated to providing individuals worldwide with spiritual, physical, social and emotional support.Activities range from direct service to indirect support. We have opportunities for groups and individuals on both an ongoing or one-time only basis.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Holiday Opportunities, Poverty & Hunger, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: The Sports Shed
Mission Statement: The Sports Shed makes it possible for kids to have positive alternatives to gangs, violence, and drugs through organized sports. We provide quality sports equipment to schools and other athletic programs in under-resourced communities.
Nonprofit Location: Libertyville
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Health & Wellness, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: The Volunteer Center of NE Metropolitan Chicago
Mission Statement: The Mission of The Volunteer Center is to promote volunteerism, support nonprofit organizations, and engage people in meaningful volunteer service in the communities we serve.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Animals, Arts & Culture, Community Services, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Disabilities, Education, Environmental & Nature, Global, Health & Wellness, Holiday Opportunities, Homeless, Immigration & Refugees, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Professional Development & Training, Seniors, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: TotalLink2 Community
Mission Statement: TotalLink2 Community enhances the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities to grow and contribute through employment, social connection and lifelong learning.
Nonprofit Location: Northbrook
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Disabilities, Education, Health & Wellness, Professional Development & Training
Name of Nonprofit: Travelers Aid Chicago
Mission Statement: Travelers Aid Chicago provides crisis intervention, information, and social services to vulnerable and at-risk travelers and visitors at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Travelers Aid is a program of Heartland Human Care Services.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Disabilities, Global, Immigration & Refugees, Seniors
Name of Nonprofit: Trees That Feed Foundation
Mission Statement: Our mission is to supply trees that produce edible, nutritious fruit to individuals and groups in tropical countries where there is extreme hunger.  We also seek to create jobs and benefit the environment.   We supply quantities of the best varieties of edible trees, while being sensitive to the environment.  We avoid trees that are invasive or genetically engineered.  We focus on those that require minimal use of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals.  We currently are supplying trees for planting in small farms, field margins, agroforests and urban backyards.  We will also work with commercial orchards on large scale planting.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Environmental & Nature, Global, Poverty & Hunger
Name of Nonprofit: Tutoring Chicago
Mission Statement: Delivering the power of education through one-to-one tutoring
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Children Under 16
Nonprofit Category: Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: VITA at Oakton Community College
Mission Statement: The VITA (Volunteers in Teaching Adults) program is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning. ESL and Literacy volunteer tutors assist the Lead Instructors by working with students one-on-one or in small groups so that they become more proficient in English or improve their reading skills for their personal and professional development.
Nonprofit Location: Skokie
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Immigration & Refugees
Name of Nonprofit: Vitalant Blood Services
Mission Statement: LifeSource offers several volunteer opportunities, including but not limited to, Community Blood Drive Volunteers, Donor Center Volunteers, Project Volunteers, and Department of Defense Mobile Blood Drive Volunteers
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Crisis & Disaster Relief, Health & Wellness
Name of Nonprofit: Warming House Youth Center
Mission Statement: The Warming House Youth Center provides a safe, supervised, and substance-free atmosphere where teen ownership and decision-making opportunities thrive. Our trained staff encourages growth and acceptance, promotes communication, and helps develop the skills of high school aged teens.
Nonprofit Location: Wilmette
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Internships
Nonprofit Category: Education, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Waukegan to College
Mission Statement: Waukegan to College creates brighter futures for students, families and the community by preparing students to enroll in and graduate from college.
Nonprofit Location: Waukegan
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Wilmette Harbor Rotary Club
Mission Statement: The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.
Nonprofit Location: Wilmette
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Education, Environmental & Nature, Global, Professional Development & Training, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: WINGS Program Inc
Mission Statement: The mission of WINGS Program, Inc. is to provide housing, integrated services, education and advocacy to end domestic violence. Our programs include an emergency domestic violence shelter, a two year transitional housing program, and other outreach services in the area for victims and their children.
Nonprofit Location: Palatine
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Crisis & Disaster Relief, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Winnetka Community House
Mission Statement: The mission of the Winnetka Community House is to enrich the lives of North Shore residents, their families, and friends by providing educational, cultural, social, and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. This privately supported unique facility does not receive tax dollars. Educational, cultural, social, recreational activities for people of all ages on the North Shore.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Animals, Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Wellness, Holiday Opportunities, Professional Development & Training, Seniors, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Winnetka Community Nursery School
Mission Statement: For the past 70+ years, the Winnetka Children’s Fair has kicked off summer vacation for the children in our community. The Fair is planned, coordinated and run by the Board of Director’s of the Winnetka Community Nursery School — but it is operated and supported by more than 750 volunteers from the community who give of their time and resources willingly to this special event.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Winnetka Congregational Church Rummage
Mission Statement: The Winnetka Congregational Church Rummage Sale sponsors a rummage sale with proceeds going to over 30 non-profit agencies throughout Chicago. This is a community nonprofit used goods sale.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Community Services, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Winnetka Historical Society
Mission Statement: In order to strengthen our community and increase civic pride the Winnetka Historical Society honors and preserves the village’s heritage, gathers and shares the artifacts and stories of its past, and fosters meaningful connections among Winnetkans and the broader community.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education
Name of Nonprofit: Winnetka Northfield Chamber of Commerce
Mission Statement: The mission of the Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce is Supporting and encouraging  the development and success of local businesses for the benefit of our vibrant communities.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Community Services
Name of Nonprofit: Winnetka Public School Nursery
Mission Statement: Winnetka Public School Nursery (WPSN) is a private, play-based preschool with classes for ages 16 months through Junior Kindergarten.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Education, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Winnetka Youth Organization
Mission Statement: OUR MISSION The Winnetka Youth Organization’s mission is to foster individual development in adolescents by providing adult-to-youth mentoring with opportunities for leadership, citizenship and education within a positive, encouraging environment. OUR VISION Through our diverse positive youth development initiatives, we empower adolescents to become more active community members and leaders, while also giving them opportunities to develop confidence in their own talents and skills.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Womans Club of Evanston
Mission Statement: The Woman’s Club of Evanston is a non-profit organization dedicated to community service, philanthropic work and friendship.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Community Services, Holiday Opportunities, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: Womans Club of Wilmette
Mission Statement: Today, the Woman’s Club continues its mission of service by hosting several annual events such as a rummage sale and an antique show as well as making annual contributions to various service organizations that provide aid to victims of domestic violence, to youth at risk, or to military personnel.
Nonprofit Location: Wilmette
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Womens Exchange
Mission Statement: The Women's Exchange provides programs in a supportive environment for all women to share ideas and information, to learn, to grow, to build relationships, and to have fun.   A non-membership organization open to all women, predominantly women at mid-life.
Nonprofit Location: Winnetka
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Seniors, Women's Issues
Name of Nonprofit: Wood Family Foundation
Mission Statement: The Pitch In after-school mentoring program is a cohort-based, group mentoring program based in the North Lawndale neighborhood, designed to offer unique learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth to students in 4th through 8th grades.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Mental Health Services, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Working Bikes
Mission Statement: Working Bikes is a 501c3 organization that was started in 1999 by a group of volunteers dedicated to recycling bikes, supporting bike culture, and helping international and local projects.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Environmental & Nature, Global, Health & Wellness, Poverty & Hunger
Name of Nonprofit: World Relief Chicago
Mission Statement: World Relief Chicago proudly and wholeheartedly assists refugees and immigrants on their journey to become fully integrated, self-sufficient and productive members of the Chicago land community.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Children Under 16, Internships, People with Disabilities, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Community Services, Education, Global, Health & Wellness, Immigration & Refugees, Poverty & Hunger, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Yellow Tractor Project
Mission Statement: We empower people everywhere, especially in underserved areas, to grow their own fresh, healthy food easily and affordably.
Nonprofit Location: Wilmette
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Environmental & Nature, Health & Wellness
Name of Nonprofit: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Mission Statement: The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living.
Nonprofit Location: Chicago
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Families, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Arts & Culture, Community Services, Education, Health & Wellness, Homeless, Poverty & Hunger, Women's Issues, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Youth Organizations Umbrella
Mission Statement: Y.O.U.' s mission is to provide services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community.
Nonprofit Location: Evanston
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Internships, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Education, Holiday Opportunities, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Youth Services of Glenview and Northbrook
Mission Statement: Youth Services is the place for families to turn to for mental health services for children and adolescents in all of the northern suburbs.  We offer individual and group therapy to youth dealing with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, bullying and bi-polar disorder.
Nonprofit Location: Glenview
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Groups, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Health & Wellness, Mental Health Services, Youth
Name of Nonprofit: Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center
Mission Statement: Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center seeks to provide quality, comprehensive, client-centered services to survivors of sexual assault and abuse. These services are provided in partnership with the survivor in the spirit of equality, free from judgment or oppression.
Nonprofit Location: Gurnee
Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults, Seniors
Nonprofit Category: Advocacy, Education, Youth