VC Nonprofit Partners

Please look for volunteer openings by browsing the Alpha List of VC Nonprofit Partners below, or refine your search using our Search & Filter panel. Please note: not all Nonprofit Partners post specific volunteer needs — but they all welcome hearing from you at any time, especially if you are looking to help! Simply click View to visit the Nonprofit’s page, complete the form that is provided, and the Nonprofit will contact you. Please let us know if you find a volunteer job on our website. Thank you for helping others!

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A Just Harvest logo

A Just Harvest

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.
VIEW A Just Harvest


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry

Through our Transitional Living Program we offer our residents a wide array of on-site supportive services – case management, recovery, occupational therapy, and spiritual care. Individual sessions and group services are provided in all areas, including psychosocial support groups such as HIV-support, sobriety support, life skills, and spiritual discussion.
VIEW Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Alzheimers Association

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
VIEW Alzheimers Association


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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American Red Cross

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.
VIEW American Red Cross


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Argentium Care

The mission of Argentium Care is to support the efforts of older adults to remain in their homes: we make living easier by delivering the highest level of service and support, and by educating and engaging older adults and their families.
VIEW Argentium Care


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Art Impact Project

Art Impact Project is a Chicago nonprofit dedicated to enhancing emotional wellness through creative expression.
VIEW Art Impact Project


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Arts of Life North Shore

We are people with and without disabilities creating an artistic culture to realize our full potential. We provide artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and be a member of an artistic community.
VIEW Arts of Life North Shore


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships,Seniors
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BackYard Nature Center

Our mission 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.
VIEW BackYard Nature Center


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Beacon Place

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.
VIEW Beacon Place


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Seniors
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Bernies Book Bank

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.
VIEW Bernies Book Bank


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Seniors
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Building Peaceful Bridges

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.
VIEW Building Peaceful Bridges


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Cancer Wellness Center

The Cancer Wellness Center is a non-profit organization that provides education, support and wellness programs FREE of charge to people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.
VIEW Cancer Wellness Center


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Career Resource Center

Career Resource Center, Inc.® is nonprofit organization that provides professional assistance to individuals in employment transition, featuring individualized attention, education, training, and coaching by industry professionals.
VIEW Career Resource Center


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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CASA Lake County

Our mission is to serve as an advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in juvenile court, by acting as the eyes and ears of the judge – and the voice of the child.
VIEW CASA Lake County


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Cathedral Shelter of Chicago

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.
VIEW Cathedral Shelter of Chicago


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Seniors
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CCIS

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.
VIEW CCIS


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Center for Enriched Living

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.
VIEW Center for Enriched Living


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,Seniors
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Charmmd Foundation

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.
VIEW Charmmd Foundation


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Chicago Botanic Garden

The mission of the Chicago Botanic Garden is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and conservation of plants and the natural world.
VIEW Chicago Botanic Garden


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Internships,Seniors
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Chicago Chess Center

Our mission is primarily 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. We also seek to offer a welcoming and safe place for a diverse group of people to play chess and connect with groups whom distance and differences have kept apart.
VIEW Chicago Chess Center


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Chicago Humanities Festival

Chicago Humanities Festival

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.
VIEW Chicago Humanities Festival


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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ChildServ

Founded in 1894, ChildServ continues to give hope to underserved children and their families by offering a wide range of community-based programs as well as services that place children and youth in safe, nurturing home environments.
VIEW ChildServ


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Christ Church Rummage Sale

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.
VIEW Christ Church Rummage Sale


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Seniors
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City of Evanston

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.
VIEW City of Evanston


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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CJE SeniorLife

The mission of CJE SeniorLife is to enhance quality of life and facilitate independence of older adults. 
VIEW CJE SeniorLife


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Seniors
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Clearbrook

Clearbrook is committed to being a leader in creating innovative opportunities, services and support for people with disabilities.
VIEW Clearbrook


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Counseling Center of the North Shore

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.
VIEW Counseling Center of the North Shore


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Culinary Care

Seeking to ensure cancer patients and their families never have to struggle to get the nourishment they need to survive, we provide both the patients and their families with complementary meals while they undergo treatment.
VIEW Culinary Care


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Culture Shock Chicago

Culture Shock® utilizes Hip Hop & urban dance culture to cultivate education, enrichment and entertainment to inspire positive change in the communities we serve.
VIEW Culture Shock Chicago


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Seniors
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eAngel Community

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.
VIEW eAngel Community


Opportunity Good For: Adults
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Elyssas Mission

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®.
VIEW Elyssas Mission


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Seniors
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Equestrian Connection

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.
VIEW Equestrian Connection


Opportunity Good For: Adults
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Erikas Lighthouse

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.
VIEW Erikas Lighthouse


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Seniors
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Faith, Hope & Good Mental Health

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.
VIEW Faith, Hope & Good Mental Health


Opportunity Good For: Groups
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Family Focus Center

Family Focus offers innovative, community-based programs that help parents, grandparents, and foster and adoptive parents, gain confidence and competence as the primary educators of their children.
VIEW Family Focus Center


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Fred Outa Foundation

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.
VIEW Fred Outa Foundation


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Seniors
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Friends of the Green Bay Trail

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 and physical well-being; and • Excellence will come from developing public and private partnerships which value green space and fresh air.
VIEW Friends of the Green Bay Trail


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Groups,Seniors
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GCE Lab School Chicago

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.
VIEW GCE Lab School Chicago


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Gift of Adoption Fund

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.
VIEW Gift of Adoption Fund


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Girls on the Run Chicago

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.
VIEW Girls on the Run Chicago


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Giving Rocks Foundation

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.
VIEW Giving Rocks Foundation


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Glencoe Community Garden

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.
VIEW Glencoe Community Garden


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Glencoe Junior High Project

GJHP, a non-profit social service organization based at Glencoe’s Central School, aims to build an inclusive community that fosters self-confidence and positive social behavior through the play, as well as meaningful social service projects and supervised social activities. For more information, www.gjhp.org.
VIEW Glencoe Junior High Project


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Glencoe Park District

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.
VIEW Glencoe Park District


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Glencoe Public Library

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.
VIEW Glencoe Public Library


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Glencoe Youth Services

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.
VIEW Glencoe Youth Services


Opportunity Good For: Adults,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Glenkirk

Glenkirk offers an array of programs and services to meet the needs, desires and dreams of individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to provide quality, lifetime supports and services which empower these individuals to participate fully in all areas of community life.
VIEW Glenkirk


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Internships,Seniors
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Go Green Wilmette

Our mission is to raise environmental awareness, inspire people to take action, and create a more sustainable community.
VIEW Go Green Wilmette


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Go Green Winnetka

We raise environmental awareness, inspire people to take individual and collective action, and create more sustainable, just, and climate resilient communities.
VIEW Go Green Winnetka


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,Seniors
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Good News Partners

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.
VIEW Good News Partners


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,Seniors
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Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)

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.
VIEW Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association (GLASA)


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities
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Habitat for Humanity Lake County

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.
VIEW Habitat for Humanity Lake County


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Internships,Seniors
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Hadley

Hadley creates personalized learning opportunities that empower adults with vision loss or blindness to thrive – at home, at work, and in their communities.
VIEW Hadley


Opportunity Good For: Adults,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Hands of Hope

Hands of Hope is a community of women committed to helping women and children break free of destitution and hunger to build futures of security and possibility. Our mission is to give entire communities the sustainable tools they need to feed families, educate children, improve health and become economically self-sufficient.
VIEW Hands of Hope


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Haven Youth and Family Services

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.
VIEW Haven Youth and Family Services


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Highland Park Public Library

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.
VIEW Highland Park Public Library


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Historic Wagner Farm

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.
VIEW Historic Wagner Farm


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Holiday Heroes

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.
VIEW Holiday Heroes


Opportunity Good For: Groups,Internships,Seniors
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Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding NFP

Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding is an equine program dedicated to using horses and ponies to improve the quality of life for children and adults with special needs. We serve a diverse range of riders with varying degrees of physical ability, and offer one-on-one instruction and therapy in a calm and supportive environment. Additionally, Horsefeathers offers coaching and support to our Special Olympics Equestrian Team.
VIEW Horsefeathers Therapeutic Riding NFP


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence

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.
VIEW Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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.
VIEW Infant Welfare Society of Evanston


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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JourneyCare

JourneyCare seeks to enrich lives of people facing serious illness through expert and compassionate care.
VIEW JourneyCare


Opportunity Good For: Adults,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Junior Achievement Chicago

Junior Achievement of Chicago

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.
VIEW Junior Achievement of Chicago


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Kenilworth Union Church Rummage

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.
VIEW Kenilworth Union Church Rummage


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Kohl Childrens Museum

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. 
VIEW Kohl Childrens Museum


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups
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Ladder Up

Ladder Up provides free financial programs to help clients secure the tax refunds they deserve, gain the knowledge to navigate today’s complex financial systems, and obtain financial aid to make college dreams a reality.
VIEW Ladder Up


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Lambs Farm

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 develomental disabilties to lead personally fulfilling lives throug a full range of vocational, residential, social and recreational services.
VIEW Lambs Farm


Opportunity Good For: Adults,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Lawrence Hall Youth Services

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.
VIEW Lawrence Hall Youth Services


Opportunity Good For: Adults
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Learning Bridge Early Education Center

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.
VIEW Learning Bridge Early Education Center


Opportunity Good For: Adults,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Light and Leadership Initiative

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.
VIEW Light and Leadership Initiative


Opportunity Good For: Adults
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Little City Foundation

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.
VIEW Little City Foundation


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Lydia

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.
VIEW Lydia


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Madonna Mission

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.
VIEW Madonna Mission


Opportunity Good For: Adults,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago

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. 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.
VIEW Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago


Opportunity Good For: Adults
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McGaw YMCA Project SOAR

McGawYMCA Project SOAR

Impact Community Project SOAR seeks to provide adult role models who will foster positive and stable relationships with youth, ages 9-14. SOAR’s goal is recruitment and training of adult volunteer-mentors and is focused on creating effective mentors who grow to become leaders and resource-builders in the lives of Evanston youth.
VIEW McGawYMCA Project SOAR


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Seniors
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Music Institute of Chicago

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.
VIEW Music Institute of Chicago


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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NAMI CCNS

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.
VIEW NAMI CCNS


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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New Trier Township

New Trier Township Social Services

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.
VIEW New Trier Township Social Services


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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North Shore Art League

Each year, the NSAL’s artist faculty, Board of Directors, Executive Director and staff work to keep true to our mission. We offer the community many varied arts experiences by: instructing more than 1,000 students annually, conducting workshops, tours and special programs, awarding high school scholarships, curating and hosting gallery exhibitions, sponsoring Art on the Village fine arts show and hosting our annual Members Art Show.
VIEW North Shore Art League


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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North Shore Exchange

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.
VIEW North Shore Exchange


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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North Shore Senior Center

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.
VIEW North Shore Senior Center


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,Seniors
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Open Communities

Open Communities (formerly Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs) is a leading voice for housing, economic and social justice in north suburban Chicago, working to promote inclusive and diverse communities that are welcoming to all.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Orphans of the Storm

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Seniors
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Our Place of New Trier Township

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships
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PEER Services

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships,Seniors
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Presbyterian Homes

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Project Linus

Our mission is 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.” We also seek to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Rainbows for All Children

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Reading Power Inc.

Our mission is to accelerate children’s literacy learning and to develop in them a love of reading and writing. Working in partnership with underserved schools, Reading Power provides one-to-one literacy tutoring during the school day for children in prekindergarten through 2nd grade in North Chicago, Waukegan, and Zion.
VIEW Reading Power Inc.


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Refugee One

RefugeeOne creates opportunities for refugees fleeing war, terror and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Rimland Services NFP

Rimland is a non for profit organization working with adults diagnosed with autism. We currently serve over sixty adults with autism through our Developmental Training program in Evanston, Illinois. We also provide the majority of our clients with community living opportunities through twelve group homes in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
VIEW Rimland Services NFP


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Rotary Club of Winnetka Northfield

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.
VIEW Rotary Club of Winnetka Northfield


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Samaritan Counseling Center

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.
VIEW Samaritan Counseling Center


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Search Inc

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.
VIEW Search Inc


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships,Seniors
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SHORE Community Services Inc

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Internships,Seniors
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SitStayRead

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships,Seniors
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SPARK Chicago

Spark is the only youth empowerment program in the country that addresses the dropout crisis by re-engaging middle school students and providing a relevant context for their learning through hands-on, individualized apprenticeships.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships
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Special Education in DuPage County – SASED

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Special Gifts Theatre

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16
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Taproot Foundation Chicago

Taproot is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. We engage the nation’s millions of business professionals in pro bono services both through our award-winning programs and by partnering with companies to develop their pro bono programs.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults
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Ten Thousand Villages

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.
VIEW Ten Thousand Villages


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships,Seniors
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The Douglas Center

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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The Josselyn Center

The Josselyn Center

The Josselyn Center is a community mental health organization providing individual, family, and group counseling for the full range of mental health and substance abuse problems. We are pleased to offer these services on a sliding fee scale to people residing, working, or attending school in fifteen north suburban Chicago communities.
VIEW The Josselyn Center


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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.
VIEW The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


Opportunity Good For: Adults,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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The Night Ministry

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.
VIEW The Night Ministry


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The Salvation Army

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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The Sports Shed

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Seniors
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TotalLink2 Community

TotalLink2 Community enhances the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities to grow and contribute through employment, social connection and lifelong learning.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Internships,Seniors
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Travelers Aid Chicago

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Trees That Feed Foundation

Our mission is to supply trees that produce edible, nutritious fruit to individuals and groups in countries where there is extreme hunger. We also seek to create jobs and benefit the environment.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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VITA at Oakton Community College

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.
VIEW VITA at Oakton Community College


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Vitalant Blood Services

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
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Seniors
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Warming House Youth Center

WThe 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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Internships
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Waukegan to College

Waukegan to College creates brighter futures for students, families and the community by preparing students to enroll in and graduate from college.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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WINGS Program Inc

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Winnetka Community House

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Winnetka Community Nursery School

Winnetka Community Nursery School

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Winnetka Historical Society

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Internships,Seniors
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Winnetka Youth Organization

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. 
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,Internships,Seniors
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WiseUp

WiseUp — Aging With Attitude is a nonprofit member organization of older adults committed to helping one another live purposeful lives. We provide support and connections to each other as we age, helping us to remain active, vital, and contributing members of our communities.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Womans Club of Wilmette

Womans Club of Wilmette

The Woman’s Club of Wilmette 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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Womens Exchange

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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Wood Family Foundation

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.
VIEW Wood Family Foundation


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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Working Bikes

Working Bikes rescues discarded bicycles and gives them new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Seniors
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World Relief Chicago

World Relief Chicago is 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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Internships,People with Disabilities,Seniors
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YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

The YMCA is dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,Seniors
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Youth Organizations Umbrella

Since 1971, Y.O.U. (Youth Organizations Umbrella) has proudly served youth and families in Evanston, Illinois. We provide learning enrichment, social development, and emotional support to over 300 youth and their families each year. It is our goal that all young people acquire the skills, self-confidence and opportunity to participate fully, freely and responsibly in the life our community.
VIEW Youth Organizations Umbrella


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Youth Services

Youth Services offer individual and group therapy to youth dealing with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, bullying and bi-polar disorder in all of the north Chicago suburbs.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Groups,Seniors
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Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center

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.
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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Seniors
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