To see volunteer opportunties and service trips happening this Summer and Fall, click here Second Annual Virtual Volunteer Fair
To apply for a volunteer opportunity, you must contact the organization directly either through their website or the contact person. The CEC does not register students directly for volunteer opportunities.
A more indepth explanation regarding volunteer opportunities can be found on noblehour.com/NLU
ALLIANCE FOR THE GREAT LAKES
Contact: Sarah Neville, Stewardship Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: September Adopt-A-Beach Event
A JUST HARVEST
Contact: Christine Wellman, Office Manager
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving in the Community Kitchen, Community Organizing, Mentoring Young Adults, & General opportunities.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Contact: Samantha Kuderna, Community Manager
Volunteer Opportunities: Educational Ambassador/Community Presentations, Day of Event Volunteer for Fundraising Events (Relay For Life, Black & White Gala, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer), Relay for Life Planning/Event Committee, Wig Boutique, Media/PR, Patient Resource (Weekdays 9am - 4pm), Road to Recovery Drive (Weekdays 7am - 4pm), Receptionist/Help with Office Projects, Implement Educational Activities at Events, and Advocacy.
Contact: Adam Hammond, Director of Education
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Instructor Helper, Develop Curriculum for Kids, & Develop Curriculum for Adults.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF METRO CHICAGO
Contact: Alicia Pernaw. Volunteer & Family Processing Specialist
Volunteer Opportunities: Community Based Mentoring - volunteer matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age for a minimum of one year, meeting 2 to 4 times a month. Site Based Mentoring - volunteers matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age & attend weekly meetings at a designated site or program. Must have own car & driver's license.
Background check required
BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER (BYC)
Contact: Tanya Fink, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, Brown Elephant Resale Shop, BYC Drop-in Youth Worker, BYC Health Educator, Clinic Based Counselor, Medical Records, Outreach Administrative, Street Outreach, Food Pick-Up/Delivery, Special Event Opportunities, & Walk-in Clinic Greeter.
CASA CENTRAL (YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED)
Contact: Flynn Doran, Service Project Development Leader
Volunteer Opportunities: Working with children and teens, tutoring/mentoring in the "Learning and Serving" program, joining older adults in activities, sharing a special talent or skill, arranging the clothing boutique at La Posada - our interim housing program for homeless families.
Mentorship Opportunities: ServiceWorks Success Coaches for experienced professionals working with 16 - 24 year olds "Service Scholars" either 1 on 1 or in groups to get them ready for college. Skills Training (Curriculum) Facilitator.
CHICAGO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Contact: LaWanda May
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, All-In-One, Arts Learning, Community Connections, Early Learning Administration & Programs, Family Programs, Guest Connections, Kraft Free Family Night, Special Events, & Student Workshops.
Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships filled, Winter/Spring will be posted in December.
CHICAGO HOPES FOR KIDS
Contact: Patricia Rivera
Volunteer Opportunities: Tutors for K-8th Grade Students, Literacy Program Summer 2015, Site Coordinator, & Enrichment Volunteer.
CHILDREN'S ONCOLOGY SERVICES
Contact: Jill Kulbok Carlson
Volunteer Opportunities: Program Volunteer, Summer Camp Volunteer & Event Volunteer.
Internship Opportunities: Programmatic (learning what it takes to operate a camp for kids with cancer, volunteer management, & community outreach) & Development (learning how a non-profit organization operates, how to write a grant, how to plan a fundraising event, & how to make programs possible for kids with cancer).
Contact: Mara Tapp
Volunteer Opportunities: After-school tutors & Student helpers.
CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY OUTREACH (CCO)
Contact: Sarah Wright, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Painting Projects, Organizing Our Free Store, Serving Meals, Distributing Groceries.
Internship Opportunities: Culinary, Case-Work, Maintenance, Office, Volunteer Coordinator, Life Skills, Grant Writing.
DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 630-637-8000 ext 4680
Volunteer Opportunities: Play Assistant, Museum Assistant, Art Studio, Visitors Services, Maintenance, & Administrative
Internship Opportunities: Art Programming, Development, Early Childhood, Event Planning, Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Membership, Birthday Parties & Rentals, & Volunteer Management.
Background Check Required: Background check policy
Volunteer Opportunities: Working in Children & Family Center Kitchen, Reading to Children, Working with Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Individuals, & Maintenance.
Contact: Office of Communication
Internship Opportunities: intern programs
GADS HILL CENTER
Contact: Bryan Stokes, Program Director
Phone: 312-226-0963 ext 225
Volunteer Opportunities: Club Learn Tutor, Club Learn Aide, Child Development Center Program Assistant
Mentor Opportunties: Mentor for New Horizons with Middle School Students & Tutor Mentors for Teen Connection with College Bound Youths.
GIRLS IN THE GAME
Contact: Meg Horgan
Volunteer Opportunties: Girls in the Game After-School, Tutor/Homework Help, Saturday Days of Play,
GameDays: One-Day Events, Sports and Leadership Summer Camp, Special Events, Technical Support, & Special Interests.
Internship Opportunities: Unpaid Full & Part-Time - Programming (Elementary, Middle or High School Level), Development, & Marketing/Communications.
Contact: Kayleigh Avello, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative Support at Hospice Advantage Office, Running Errands & Chores, Providing Comfort Care to Hospice Patients & Familiy Members, & Visiting Hospice Patients in Hospitals.
ILLINOIS COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE RIGHTS
Contact: Celina Villanueava, NADP/Youth Engagement Program Manager
Internship Opportunities: Politics, Organizing, Policy, Immigrant Family Resource Program, New Americans Initiative & Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Communications, & Development.
INSTITUTO DEL PROGRESO LATINO
Contact: Juanita Negrete
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative Support, High School Mentor with AVID, & Volunteer Services Support.
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CHICAGO
Volunteer Opportunities: Classroom Volunteer, Capstone Volunteer, After School & Summer Programs.
KOHL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Contact: Development Office
Volunteer Opportunities: Assistants to Help in Adventures in Art Exhibit, Exhibit Experience Opportunities, Birthday Party Concierge, & Membership Renewal/Recruitment Associate.
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Counter Work, Restock Pantry & Sort Clothing.
MARILLAC ST. VINCENT FAMILY SERVICES
Contact: Whitney Allen, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Food Pantry, Community Garden, Working with Senior Citizens, Working with Kids, & Computer Lab.
NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE
Contact: Becca Bowlin, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Crisis Line Workers, Administrative Support, & Street Team.
Internship Opportunities: Work-Study & Internships for those in Social Service Programs.
NEW MOMS, INC.
Contact: Emily White Hodge
Volunteer Opportunities: Receptionist, APD Job Search Assistant, Donation Distribution, Volunteer Work Floor Support, Lunch Monitoring, Donation Drive Coordinator, Delivery & Pick-Up, Candle Production Assistance, Special Events, Child Care, Professional Speaker, & Photographer.
Internship Opportunities: Bright Endeavors Social Enterprise Intern.
PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION & SERVICE (P.I.E.S)
Contact: Karen Roth
Volunteer Opportunities: June Service Trip to Genola Migrant Head Start Community Center in Genola, Utah, August Service Trip to New Orleans, Louisana, and August Service Trip to New York TBD.
Contact: Pat Fiorio, Director of Resident Services
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving the elderly by helping with daily tasks & spending time with them.
PROJECT CARE PLUS: BENSENVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz
Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101
Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring & Tutoring After School Program.
SAINT JOSEPH SERVICES
Contact: James Escortt, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: One-on-One tutoring, After School Mentoring, Tutoring Adult Students, ESL tutors, Tutoring Adults in Computers, Enhance Professional Skills in Marketing, Web Design, & Photography/Videography.
SCARCE: SCHOOL & COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING EDUCATION
Contact: Kay McKeen
Time Commitment: Long term, short term, and 1 day projects
Volunteer Opportunties: Fall Recycling Extravaganzaz, Book Rescue, Tools for Schools, Super Crayons, Office & Data Entry, Concierge.
SU CASA CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITY
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Part-Time & Live In Internships (Part Time, 3/4 Time, & Full Time).
THE FIELD MUSEUM
Contact: Aimee Davis, Volunteer & Public Learning Experiences Administrator
Volunteer Opportunities: Discovery Squad Volunteer, Behind-The-Scenes Volunteer, Crown Family Playlab Volunteer, & Public Floor Volunteer.
WHEELING TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY
Contact: Craig Wleklinski
Volunteer Opportunities: Meals on Wheels & Food Pantry Assistant
Background Check Required & Long Term Commitment Preferred (Once a Week)
Y.O.U (YOUTH ORGANIZATION UMBRELLA)
Contact: Rebecca Moore, HR Coordinator
Phone: 847-866-1200 ext 232
Available Opportunities: YOU in process of restructuring & will post at a later date
Long Term Volunteer Opportunities
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE (CNCS)
Contact: John Hosteny (Illinois Office)
Serving in the United States
Paid Volunteer Programs: AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps, & Senior Corps.
Contact: Rok Teasley
Volunteer Opportunities: Peace Corps (2 Years Commitment), Peace Corps Response (3 to 12 Month Commitment), Global Health Service Partnership (1 Year Commitment), Graduate Program for Volunteers (Combine Service & Master Degree Program).
THE VOLUNTEER BAY
Contact: Pedro Carrera
Serving Abroad in Ecuador, Nepal, & Thailand
Volunteer Opportunties: Teaching English minimum commitment 3, 4, or 12 weeks; Social Development minimum commitment 2, 3, or 12 weeks; Animal Care & Rescue minimum commitment 1 or 4 weeks; Conservation & Sustainability minimum commitment 2, 4, or 12 weeks.