Volunteer Opportunities for Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Undergrad & Grad Students

Itzel Hernandez Student at NLU Undgrad volunteering at Cornerstone Community Outreach 1/18/16  MLK Day of Service at Cornerstone Community Outreach 1-18-16

For Volunteer Opportunities for Spring, Summer, and Fall, Check Out The CEC 3rd Annual Virtual Volunteer/Internship 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. These organizations may require a background check.

 

A JUST HARVEST

Mission Statement: A Just Harvest’s mission 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 socioeconomic lines in order to create a more just society.

Website: www.ajustharvest.org

Contact: Maggie Williams and Ken Divelbess

Address: 7649 N Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60626 

Phone: 773-262-2297 ext. 24

Email: maggie@ajustharvest.org, ken@ajustharvest.org

Campus Near: Chicago 

Volunteer Opportunities: Serving in the Community Kitchen, Community Organizing, Mentoring Young Adults, & General opportunities.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

Mission Statement: Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Website: https://www.alzheimers-illinois.org

Contact: Louie Iovane, Director, Volunteers

Address: 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631

Phone: 847-933-2413

Email:  liovane@alz.org.

Campus Near: North Shore & Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Alzheimer's Association Community Representative (AACR), Advocacy, ALZ Stars, Forget Me Not Days, General Office, Helpline, Illinois Action Summit, Special Event/Day-of-Event, Special Events Committee, Support Group Facilitator, Veterans Advisory Committee, and Walk to End Alzheimer's.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

For information about internship opportunities, click here: Internship

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Mission Statement: Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has regional and local offices throughout the country that support 11 geographical Divisions and ensure we have a presence in every community. 

Website: http://www.cancer.org

Contact: Samantha Kuderna, Community Manager

Address: Lakeshore Division, 225 N Michigan Ave Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-960-2321

Email: samantha.kuderna@cancer.org

Campus Near: Chicago, Lisle

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.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application 

 

ANIXTER CENTER

Mission Statement: The mission of Anixter Center is to provide an array of services and supports for people with disabilities and related challenges to live, learn, work and play in the community.

Website: www.Anixter.org

Contact: Roxanne Roosey

Address: 2032 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL  60614

Phone: 773-929-8200 ex239

Email: rroosey@anixter.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Tutor, Lead mock interview, Help with special events, Paint/complete beautification projects, Garden, Musicians, Storytellers, Provide office support, Assemble adaptive toys, Wrap holiday presents, Clean and organize program spaces and Serve as group or teacher assistants.

For more information about volunteering, click here Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

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.

Website: www.bbbschgo.org

Contact: Alicia Pernaw. Volunteer & Family Processing Specialist

Address: 560 W Lake Street, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60661

Phone: 312-207-5615

Campus Near: Chicago 

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.

For more information about volunteering, click here Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER (BYC)

Mission Statement: Howard Brown Health Center exists to eliminate the disparities in health care experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education, and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.

Website: www.howardbrown.org

Contact: April Garrett, Volunteer & Internship Program Coordinator

Address: 4025 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60613

Phone:  773-388-1600 ext. 1925 

Email: aprilg@howardbrown.org

Campus Near: Chicago

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.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities 

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

CASA CENTRAL (YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES UNLIMITED)

Mission Statement: Casa Central transforms lives and strengthens communities with a special focus on Hispanics. Our network of services propels a diverse population of all ages toward self-sufficiency and a higher quality of life.

Website: www.casacentral.org

Contact: Flynn Doran, Service Project Development Leader

Address: 1343 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

Phone: 773-645-2465

Email: fdoran@casacentral.org

Campus Near: Chicago

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.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

CHICAGO CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Mission Statement: Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect.

Website: www.chicagochildrensmuseum.org

Contact: LaWanda May

Address: 700 E. Grand Avenue at Navy Pier, Chicago, IL 60611-3428

Phone: 312-464-7652

Email: LaWandaM@chicagochildrensmuseum.org

Campus Near: Chicago

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.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about internships, click here: Internship Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

CHICAGO HOPES FOR KIDS

Mission Statement: Chicago HOPES for Kids began in 2006 as an initiative of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Department of Educational Support for Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS). The STLS Department created Chicago HOPES to provide students with additional support outside of the classroom and empower students to succeed academically despite the challenges of homelessness.

Website: http://www.chicagohopesforkids.org 

Contact: Patricia Rivera

Address: 5936 S. Kolmar Chicago, IL 60629 (Multiple locations Listed on Website)

Phone: 224-595-4482

Email: pat.c.rivera@gmail.com

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Tutors for K-8th Grade Students, Literacy Program Summer 2015, Site Coordinator, & Enrichment Volunteer.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application 

 

CHILD LINK

Mission Statement: At Child Link, we make great efforts to achieve human services available to all children and youths who are in need of support. We strive to provide comprehensive child protection services, individual, family and group counseling, information and referral services in conjunction with all agency services, and support services for children and adolescents.

Website: http://childlnk.org/

Address: 955 West Cermak Rd., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: 312-377-4735

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Back to School Supply Drive, Whiskey tasting, Beaujolais Nouveau wine tasting celebration, Children's Holiday toy drive & part, Professional mentoring to Girls First Club, Organize & promote fund-raining events, and provide support services such as graphic design and public relations

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

CHILDREN'S ONCOLOGY SERVICES

Mission Statement: Children's Oncology Services, Inc. believes that a diagnosis of cancer should not prevent a child from experiencing the simple joys of childhood. Through our One Step programs, we offer camp experiences and other programs throughout the year that allow children with cancer to just be kids. Our programs offer fun, friendship and support in a safe and nurturing environment.

Website: www.onestepcamp.org

Contact: Jill Kulbok Carlson

Address: 213 West Institute Place, Suite 306, Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: 312-924-4220

Email: jkulbok@hotmail.com

Campus Near: Chicago

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about internships, click here: Internship Opportunities 

 

COOL CLASSICS!

Mission Statement: Cool Classics, Inc. is committed to improving literacy among under-served elementary school students, expanding their sense of arts, culture and humanities, creating readers and critical thinkers and serving schools that have lost arts and culture programs and are overwhelmed by demands of test-driven curricula.

Website: http://coolclassicschicago.org 

Contact: Mara Tapp

Address: 3712 N. Broadway, Ste. 558, Chicago, IL 60613

Phone: 773-327-4544

Email: mtapp@coolclassicsinc.org 

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities:  Assistant Teachers and Researchers.

 

CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY OUTREACH (CCO)

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.

Website: http://www.ccolife.org

Contact: Sarah Wright, Volunteer Coordinator

Address: 4628 North Clifton Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: 773-303-0116

Email: volunteers@ccolife.org

Campus Near: Chicago, North Shore

Volunteer Opportunities: Painting Projects, Organizing Our Free Store, Serving Meals, Distributing Groceries.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

Internship Opportunities: Culinary, Case-Work, Maintenance, Office, Volunteer Coordinator, Life Skills, Grant Writing.

For more information about internships, click here: Internships 

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

DUPAGE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

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.

Website: dupagechildrens.org

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator

Address: 301 N. Washington Street Naperville, IL 60540

Phone: 630-637-8000 ext 4680

Email: admin@dupagechildrensmuseum.org  

Campus Near: Lisle

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.

For more information on volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Volunteer Application

For more information on internships, click here: Internship Opportunities 

To fill out an application, click here: Internship Application

 

EL VALOR

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. 

Website: www.elvalor.org

Address: 1850 W. 21st Street Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: 312-666-4511

Email: volunteer@elvalor.net

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Working in Children & Family Center Kitchen, Reading to Children, Working with Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Individuals, & Maintenance.

For more information on volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

FOOD FOR A GREATER ELGIN PANTRY

Mission Statement: Working together to provide food security for the community of greater Elgin. Partnership is a key strategy for volunteerism, funding, and food programs – making a larger impact on hunger.

Website: http://www.foodforgreaterelgin.org

Contact: Isabelle Bourgeois, Community Outreach Manager

Address: 1553 Commerce Drive Elgin, IL 60123

Phone: 847-931-9330 x306

Email: ibourgeois@foodforgreaterelgin.org

Campus Near: Elgin

Volunteer Opportunities: Client Registration, Distribution, Food Rescue, General Maintenance, Greeter, Speak Spanish, Special Events, Warehouse, and Warehouse Stocking.

For more information on volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities  

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

GADS HILL CENTER

Mission Statement: Gads Hill Center, a social service organization established in 1898, creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources, and community engagement. Gads Hill Center offers programs that support and empower the economically and educationally disadvantaged residents of Chicago's Pilsen, Back of the Yards, Little Village, and North Lawndale neighborhoods. We put our mission into action through an array of services that are of high quality, flexible, responsive, and culturally sensitive.

Website: www.gadshillcenter.org

Contact: Bryan Stokes, Program Director

Address: 2653 W. Ogden Ave. Chicago, IL 60608 (Multiple Locations Listed on Website)

Phone: 312-226-0963 ext 225

Email: bstokes@gadshillcenter.org

Campus Near: Chicago

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.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

GIRLS 4 Science

Mission Statement: Girls 4 Science is a nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing girls in Chicago ages 10-18 years old to science, technology, engineering, and math. We focus on developing skills, self-esteem, awareness, and relationships to help girls overcome barriers that may prevent them from achieving greater success in these fields. 

Contact: Jackie Lomax, Executive Director 

Phone: 773-401-6685

Email: jlomax@girls4science.org

Campus Near: Chicago

For more information about volunteering, Click Here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

GIRLS IN THE GAME

Mission Statement: Girls in the Game provides and promotes sports and fitness opportunities, nutrition and health education, and leadership development to enhance the overall health and well-being of girls.

Website: www.girlsinthegame.org

Address: 1501 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607

Phone: 312-633-4263

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer & Internship Opportunties: ‌Girls in the Game After School, Leader to Leader Interviews, One Day Game Day Events, Special Events, Elementary, Middle or High School Level Programming Internship, Development & Marketing & Communications Internships.

For more information about volunteering, Click Here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

HARBOR LIGHT HOSPICE

Mission Statement: Harbor Light Hospice operates under a philosophy of care that provides support to patients with life-limiting illness and their loved ones during end-of-life. Harbor Light Hospice promotes dignity and emphasizes quality of life for those who choose to die in a familiar setting, surrounded by those they love. Hospice services can be provided at home, at a skilled nursing facility, or at an assisted living center. Volunteers are an essential part of the team caring for the hospice patients and their families. 

Website: https://www.harborlighthospice.com 

Contact: Daniel Langert

Address: 800 Roosevelt Ro. Building C Suite 206, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone:  630-942-0100

Email: dlangert@harborlighthospice.com 

Campus Near: Lisle

Volunteer Opportunities: Helping w/Hospice Patients and Family, Community Outreach, Fundraising & Administrative Support

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

INSTITUTO DEL PROGRESO LATINO

Mission Statement: 

Mission Statement: IDPL's mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino immigrants & their families through education, training, & employment that fosters full participation in the changing United States society while preserving cultural identity & dignity.

Website: http://www.institutochicago.org/ 

Contact: Juanita Negrete

Address: 2520 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: 773-890-0055

Email: juanita@idpl.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Program Volunteering & Service-Learning Opportunities

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF CHICAGO

Mission Statement: 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. Our corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

Website: www.jachicago.org

Contact: Rita Cardenas, Operations Manager

Address: 651 West Washington Blvd., Suite 404 Chicago, IL 60661-2123 (Multiple Locations Listed on Website)

Phone: 312-715-1300 ext.239

Email: rcardenas@jachicago.org

Campus Near: Elgin, Chicago, Lisle, Wheeling, North Shore

Volunteer Opportunities: Classroom Volunteer, Capstone Volunteer, After School & Summer Programs.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

KOHL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

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.

Website: www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org

Contact: Development Office

Address: 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026

Phone: 847-832-6911

Campus Near: Wheeling, North Shore

Volunteer Opportunities: Assistants to Help in Adventures in Art Exhibit, Exhibit Experience Opportunities, Birthday Party Concierge, & Membership Renewal/Recruitment Associate.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

LAKEVIEW PANTRY

Mission Statement: Our mission is to eliminate hunger in our community by: providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people, increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs, and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.

Website: www.lakeviewpantry.org

Contact: Drew Moran, Manager of Volunteers

Address: 3831 N. Broadway St. Chicago, IL 60613 or 1414 W. Oakdale Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 

Phone: 773-525-1777 ext. 19

Email: drew@lakeviewpantry.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Working at the Counter, Restocking Food, Sorting Clothing, Donation Pick-Up Drivers, & Unload Weekly Deliveries.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

MARILLAC ST. VINCENT FAMILY SERVICES

Mission Statement: As stewards of the Vincentian spirit, Marillac St. Vincent Family Services is committed to strengthening and empowering those most in need to reach their greatest potential.We fulfill our mission through quality child care and early childhood education, after-school programs, comprehensive services to isolated seniors, programs for pregnant and parenting teens and outreach to at-risk families and individuals.

Website: marillacstvincent.org

Contact: Whitney Allen, Volunteer Coordinator

Address: 212 S. Francisco Ave. Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: 773-584-3212

Email: foodpantry@marillacstvincent.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Food Pantry, Community Garden, Working with Senior Citizens, Working with Kids, & Computer Lab.

For more information and to apply, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

NATIONAL RUNAWAY SAFELINE

Mission Statement: The mission of the National Runaway Safeline is to help keep America's runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth safe and off the streets.

Website: www.1800RUNAWAY.org

Contact: Becca Bowlin, Volunteer Coordinator

Address: 3080 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 

Phone: 773-289-1726

Email: rbowlin@1800RUNAWAY.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Crisis Line Workers, Administrative Support, & Street Team.

Internship Opportunities: Work-Study & Internships for those in Social Service Programs.

Crisis Line Worker

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

NEW MOMS, INC.

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.

Website: newmomsinc.org

Contact: Emily Mikhail

Address: 5317 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60651 

Phone: 773-413-3446

Email: volunteer@newmomsinc.org

Campus Near: Chicago

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.

For more information on volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

PARTNERSHIPS IN EDUCATION & SERVICE (P.I.E.S)

Mission Statement: We at PIES recognize that learning environments are centers of community growth and civic development. We support teachers, families, and children while serving communities through partnerships with underserved schools. Rebuilding Neighborhoods One School at a Time.

Website: http://www.partnershipsineducation.org

Contact: Adrienne Waller

Phone: 773-234-6623

Email: info@partnershipsineducation.org or adriennewaller@partnershipsineducation.org

Campus Near: North Shore, Wheeling, Chicago, Lisle, Elgin

Service Trip Opportunities: June Service Trip to Genola Migrant Head Start Community Center in Genola, Utah, July Service Trip to Brooklyn, New York, and August  Service Trip to New Orleans, Louisana. 

For more information on service trips and fill out an application, click here: Application

 

PAWS CHICAGO (PETS ARE WORTH SAVING)

Mission Statement: To build No Kill communities – starting with a No Kill Chicago – that respect and value the life of every cat and dog, to end the overpopulation of homeless animals through solutions, practices and education, to transform animal welfare by setting higher standards in the way animals are treated and developing a sustainable, solutions-based model.

Website: www.pawschicago.org 

Contact: Melissa Ziberna, Program Specialist

Address: 1997 N. Clybourn Ave Chicago, IL 60614 (Mulitple Locations Listed on Website)

Phone: 773-687-4722

Email: mziberna@pawschicago.org

Campus Near: Chicago, Wheeling, North Shore

Internship Opportunties: Volunteer program. Animal Care Program, Adoption Program, Community Cats Program, Special Events Program, Communications Program, Social Media Program, and Graphic Design Program

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about internships, click here: Internship Opportunities

 

PROJECT CARE PLUS: BENSENVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT

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.

Website: www.bsd2.org 

Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz

Address: Multiple Locations Available

Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101

Campus Near: Wheeling, North Shore, Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring & Tutoring After School Program.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

RAINBOW HOSPICE

Mission Statement: Through our services, staff, volunteers, bereavement programs and LIFE Institute for Learning, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care empowers people to live with hope and resilience throughout the journey with illness and loss. 

Website: https://rainbowhospice.org

Address: 1550 Bishop Court, Mount Prospect, IL 60056 (Mulitple locations available)

Phone: 847-685-9900

Email: Info@RainbowHospice.org

Campus Near: Wheeling, North Shore, Elgin, Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Patient Care & Family Support, Administrative & Office Support, Bereavement Support, and Outreach & Development.

For more information on volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

SAINT JOSEPH SERVICES

Mission Statement: As stewards of the Vincentian Spirit, our mission is to serve and support families and individuals at risk, partnering with them to strengthen and develop their values and talents to reach their full potential.

Website: stjosephservices.org

Contact: James Escortt, Volunteer Coordinator

Address: 1501 N. Oakley Blvd. Chicago, IL 60622 

Phone: 773-278-0484

Email: jescortt@stjosephservices.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: After School Tutors, Adult Basic Education, ESL Classes, Computer Literacy, Marketing, Web Design, Photography.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

SCARCE: SCHOOL & COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE FOR RECYCLING AND COMPOSTING EDUCATION

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.

Website: www.scarceecoed.org

Contact: Kay McKeen

Address: 799 Roosevelt Rd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Phone: 630-545-9710

Email: ecoed@sbcglobal.net

Campus Near: Lisle

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.

For more information about volunteering and to apply, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

SU CASA CATHOLIC WORKER COMMUNITY

Mission Statement: Su Casa is a house of hospitality in the Catholic Worker tradition that provides a space of healing and hope to displaced Latino families and serves a warm meal to the surrounding community three days a week. Responding to the Gospel call to compassionate action, we are committed to a simple, non-violent lifestyle as we live and work among the poor.

Website: http://www.sucasacw.org

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator

Address: 5045 S Laflin St, Chicago, IL 60609

Phone: 773-376-9263

Email: sucasacw@gmail.com

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Part-Time & Live In Internships (Part Time, 3/4 Time, & Full Time).

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

THE FIELD MUSEUM

Mission Statement: The Field Museum inspires curiosity about life on Earth while exploring how the world came to be and how we can make it a better place.  We invite visitors, students, educators and scientists from around the world on a journey of scientific discovery.

Website: http://www.fieldmuseum.org

Contact: Aimee Davis, Volunteer & Public Learning Experiences Administrator

Address: 1400 S. Lake Shore DriveChicagoIL 60605-2496

Phone: 312-665-7539

Email: adavis2@fieldmuseum.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Discovery Squad Volunteer, Behind-The-Scenes Volunteer, Crown Family Playlab Volunteer, & Public Floor Volunteer.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

USO OF ILLINOIS

Mission Statement: The mission of the USO is to strengthen America's military members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.

Website: http://usoofillinois.org/

Contact: Teresa Bates

Address: 333 S. Wabash Ave., 16th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-822-6699

Email: tbates@usoofillinois.org

Campus Near: Chicago, Wheeling, North Shore, Elgin

Volunteer Opportunities: Greeting troops or military families & checking ID's for access into facility, Providing assistance to guests within the USO Center as needed, and Special events

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

WHEELING TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY

Mission Statement: With the exception of a slight cost for a staff person overseeing the pantry, Wheeling Township's Food Pantry is funded almost entirely with donations from the community -- food items and cash donations are received regularly. We recently tripled the size of the pantry with donated funds and 40 dedicated, hard working volunteers sort the food, keep the shelves stocked, and guide residents through the client choice shopping process. 

Website: http://www.wheelingtownship.com/Food-Pantry

Contact: Craig Wleklinski

Address: 1616 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

Phone: 847-259-7730

Email: cwleklinski@wheelingtownship.com

Campus Near: Wheeling, North Shore

Volunteer Opportunities: Meals on Wheels & Food Pantry Assistant

Background Check Required & Long Term Commitment Preferred (Once a Week)

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

Y.O.U (YOUTH ORGANIZATION UMBRELLA)

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.

Website: www.youevanston.org

Contact:  Rebecca Moore, HR Coordinator

Address: 1027 Sherman Avenue Evanston, IL 60202

Phone: 847-866-1200 ext 232

Email: rebecca.moore@youevanston.org

Campus Near: Wheeling, Chicago, North Shore

Available Opportunities: One-time Events, Administrative/Program Support, Out-of-School Time Volunteering.

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

Long Term Volunteer Opportunities

CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE (CNCS)

Mission Statement: The mission of CNCS is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Website: www.nationalservice.gov

Contact: John Hosteny (Illinois Office)

Phone: 312-353-3622

Email: il@cns.gov

Serving in the United States

Paid Volunteer Programs: AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC,  FEMA Corps, & Senior Corps.

For more information about AmeriCorps, click here: AmeriCorps Opportunities 

 

PEACE CORPS

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 volunteerslearn about leadership, ingenuity, self-reliance and relationship building and become global citizens.

Website: www.peacecorps.gov

Contact: Flora Tano

Phone: 312-353-1164

Email: ftano2@peacecorp.gov 

Serving Abroad

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).

For more information about volunteer opportunities, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

 

THE VOLUNTEER BAY

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.

Website: www.thevolunteerbay.com

Contact: Pedro Carrera

Phone: 224-703-9479

Email: pedro@thevolunteerbay.com

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.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

To fill out an application, click here: Application

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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