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Volunteer Opportunities

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: Casey Nunes, Recruitment Specialist

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

Phone: 312-207-5615

Email: nunes@bbbschgo.org

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

 

CENTER FOR ECONOMIC PROGRESS

Mission Statement: The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps low-income, working families as a trusted provider of tax and financial services. Everything we do, from direct service to informing public policy, improves the financial stability of those we serve. 

Website: http://www.economicprogress.org

Contact: Noah Manager, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Address: 567 W. Lake St., Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60661

Phone: 312-630-0288

Email: info@economicprogress.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Tax Help, Financial Help, Office, Computer, Low Income, Working Families

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

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: Amelia Murphy, Volunteer Manager

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

Phone: 312-690-4240

Email: volunteer@chicagohopesforkids.org

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 

 

DRESS FOR SUCCESS

Mission Statement: Our purpose is to offer long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures.

Website: https://worldwidecentral.dressforsuccess.org

Contact: Wendy Wilkins, Director

Address: 515 N. State St., Suite 2340, Chicago, IL 60654

Phone: 312-527-0925

Email: worldwidecentral@dressforsuccess.org, wendy@dressforsuccess.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring, Public Speaking, Career Center Specialist, Special Events, Marketing, Internships, Community Engaged Research, Workshops

For more information about volunteering, click here: Volunteer Opportunities

 

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: Jessica Greenlaw, Manager of Volunteer Resources

Address: 301 N. Washington Street Naperville, IL 60540

Phone: 630-637-8000 ext 4640

Email: jgreenlaw@dupagechildrensmuseum.org, 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 , info@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

 

ERIE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

Mission Statement: To empower our community—Latinx immigrants alongside individuals and families of all backgrounds—through education, access to critical services and advocacy, working together to create a just and inclusive society.

Website: https://www.eriehouse.org/

Contact: Jaidaly Rocha, READS Program Facilitator

Address: Little Village: 4225 W. 25th St. Chicago, IL 60623

Phone: 312-563-5800

Email: jrocha@eriehouse.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Tutoring, Mentoring

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

Contact: Gina Terada, Office Manager

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

Phone: 312-633-4263

Email: office@girlsinthegame.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer & Internship Opportunities: ‌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

 

HOUSING ACTION IL

Mission Statement: To increase and preserve the supply of decent, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois for low-and moderate-income households.

Website: http://housingactionil.org/

Contact: Willie Heineke, Outreach Coordinator

Address: 67 E. Madison St., Suite 1603 | Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312-854-3324

Email: willie@housingactionil.org

Campus Near: Chicago

Volunteer Opportunities: Policy Advocacy, Public Education & Organizing, and Capacity Building.

For more information about training opportunities, click here: Training Opportunities

 

ILLINOIS COALITION FOR IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE RIGHTS

Mission Statement: Dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social and political life of our diverse society. In partnership with our member organizations, the Coalition educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and, informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees.

Website: www.icirr.org

Contact: Luisa Sosa, Individual Membership Coordinator

Address: 55 E Jackson, Suite 2075, Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-344-2224

Email: Lsosa@icirr.org

Campus Near: Chicago, North Shore

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer, Internship opportunities, Workshops, Special Events, Capacity Building, Activism actions (rallies, press conferences)

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: Patty Timothy, Volunteer Coordinator

Address: 2100 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026

Phone: 847-832-6911

Email: ptimothy@kcmgc.org

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

 

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: Megan Bradley

Address: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496

Phone: 312-665-7270

Email: mbradley@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

 

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

 

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

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

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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

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