Volunteer

Serving more than 3,000 people annual isn’t done by our staff alone. We rely on the generosity of time from volunteers. Our volunteer opportunities vary throughout the year and can be customized to fit you or your group’s needs.

Help kids GO further

Spend some time with our children at one of our schools in Pilsen, West Humboldt Park and Back of the Yards. Opportunities include:

  • Holiday food and toy drive
  • School supply drive: March-June
  • Outdoor/indoor beautification projects
  • Classroom volunteers

Help families GO further

Commons family centered adult education allows parents/families of children in our early education schools to receive services at one of our four early education centers.

  • Mentorship
  • Skills based opportunities including mock interviewing
  • Clothing donations for interviews

Help seniors GO further

Provide companionship and support with daily activities including:

  • Reading to seniors
  • Holiday/special group lunch
  • Spring gardening projects
  • Interactive games

Chicago Commons will work your company to customize volunteer opportunities that meet the needs of your corporate social responsibility and philanthropic goals. Through our special events and programming, your employees will have a direct impact on the children, families and seniors served by Chicago Commons.

To learn more or schedule a time to volunteer, please contact Sarah Fricks at fricks@chicagocommons.org.