Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago
Mission Statement: Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it.
Cornerstone (CCO) Community Outreach
Contact: Lyda Jackson – Volunteer Coordinator
Contact: Mindy Taylor – Community Development
Phone: 773-506-6396 x 12
Mission Statement: Cornerstone Community Outreach has a longstanding commitment to providing shelter and finding homes for families and individuals who are at the greatest risk of being excluded from necessary services.
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Contact: John Hosteny (Illinois Office)
Mission Statement: The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.
DuPage Children's Museum
Phone: 630-637-8000 (0 for Adm.)
Mission Statement: DuPage Children’s Museum’s mission is to stimulate curiosity, creativity, thinking and problem solving in young children through self-directed, open-ended experiences; integration of the arts, science and math; the child-adult learning partnership
Address: 1850 W. 21st Street, Chicago, Illinois 60608
Mission Statement: El Valor believes that the future of our communities lies within the strength of our families. We take a relationship-driven approach in program delivery. Relationships are developed with the family and caregivers of the child or individual enrolled in our programs. The best possible outcomes are achieved through this approach.
Contact: Office of Communication
Mission Statement: Each summer Fermilab offers a variety of intern programs for secondary school teachers, high school students, undergraduates and graduate students. Interns have an opportunity to work on projects that support particle physics experiments in areas such as applied physics, engineering and computing. Working with Fermilab scientists or engineers, interns have an opportunity to experience current research methods and study problems of particle physics research. Also, Fermilab offers a few internships in environmental studies, particularly working in hundreds of acres of restored tallgrass prairie. Interns are selected for their outstanding scholarship and their interest in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Illinois Campus Compact (ILCC)
Contact: Kathy Engelken, Executive Director
Mission Statement: To support Presidents and their institutional leadership, to actively promote the civic mission of higher education and to engage students, faculty and campuses in collaborative partnerships that promotes civic engagement. Continue to strategically plan and achieve maximum impact of service and civic learning on higher educations’ institutional commitment to responsible citizenship and community building. Sustain an invigorated commitment to providing resources, training and support to institutions of higher education that are developing sustainable partnerships with P-12 schools. Impact the lives of students long beyond their college experience through the training, resources and service that develops citizenship skills, value for democracy and a sense of civic engagement in community.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Contact: Anna Machalski
Junior Achievement of Chicago
Phone : 312-715-1300
Triton College Access to Literacy Program
Phone: 708-456-0300, Ext. 3978
Kohl Children's Museum
Contact: Development Office
Mission Statement: Become a part of one of the nation’s best children’s museums by assisting us with your volunteer time and service. Since 1985, Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago, a not-for-profit, educational facility, has been dedicated to “hands-on” learning and fostering innovative ways to nurture a love of learning in young children through play, exploration, and discovery. Kohl is one of the few museums in the country that has always focused on early childhood education – the fundamental, critically important learning that occurs from birth to age eight.
Project CARE Plus
Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz
Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101
Mission Statement: Mentors can be high school or college students, business people, or community volunteers. The volunteers provide assistance with some things that students may not have help with at home. The volunteers provide help for students over and above other special services a student may receive from reading specialists. Mentors can create informal and personal interaction to build self-esteem and encourage academic growth at the same time. Students benefit from a close adult/peer role model with someone who is not a family member or classroom teacher.
New Moms, Inc.
Contact: Emily White Hodge
Position: Director of Operations
Mission Statement: Our mission is to enable, empower, equip, and encourage at-risk adolescent parents and their childrens and with your help, we can break the cycle of poverty and change the future for young homeless and near-homeless families in Chicago.
Contact: Rok Teasley
Position: Peace Corps Recruiter
Mission Statement: The Peace Corps has been a leader in international development and citizen diplomacy for more than 50 years across more than 139 countries. In an increasingly interdependent world, we tackle challenges that know no borders--such as climate change, pandemic disease, food security, and gender equality and empowerment. Our volunteers learn about leadership, ingenuity, self-reliance and relationship building and become global citizens.
SCARCE: School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education
Contact: Kay McKeen, Director of Staff
Mission Statement: Inspire people, through education, to preserve & care for the Earth's natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities. We depend heavily on volunteers to keep our projects going. We can always use help with the Book Rescue, Tools for Schools, and Super Crayon programs.
The Volunteer Bay
Contact: Pedro Carrera
Mission Statement: The Volunteer Bay is an organization that promotes safe travel and responsible volunteering abroad through a collection of vetted volunteer programs and blog narratives. Our mission is to cultivate in travelers our travel and volunteering concept, and immerse them in an inspiring experience of self and global awareness, and creating positive change.
Y.O.U (Youth Organization Umbrella)
Contact: Brian Williams
Position: Director of Y.O.U. Spartans
Phone: 847-676-3545 ext. 1355â€‹
Mission Statement: Y.O.U. (Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc.) is a youth development agency that provides services and leadership to meet the emerging needs of young people and their families in our community.