Why Chicago Cares

Chicago Cares has been building volunteer opportunities since 1991. We are volunteer-activation experts, mobilizing more than 34,000 volunteers each year. No other organization has inspired more people to give back to our city.

Why Partner With Chicago Cares?

We focus on the details so you can focus on your business. We're the experts in corporate volunteerism. From custom-designing service projects to post-event reporting, Chicago Cares provides a holistic, meaningful volunteer experience that profoundly impacts our city.

We match your goals to needs. We help companies address critical needs through targeted volunteer projects while also enhancing team-building, employee engagement and visibility. We design programs aligned with your corporate goals and the needs of our communities.

We are established and entrepreneurial. We have 23 years, a half-million volunteers, and 37,000 volunteer projects under our belt. Our deep roots in the community allow us to nimbly respond to emerging issues, introducing new models to meet new needs.

We offer breadth and depth. We're the only nonprofit that comprehensively addresses our city's critical needs through service—across issue areas, neighborhoods and demographics.

We make sure your gift keeps on giving. Your financial contribution supports your company's engagement and enables us to offer tens of thousands of volunteer opportunities to Chicagoans each year. By investing in Chicago Cares, you're investing in volunteerism and our city's future leaders.

Data Backs the Impact

Research* shows that volunteering helps cultivate critical business and leadership skills while fostering employee engagement. And companies with highly engaged employees have significantly higher retention, operating margins and earnings per share.

At a time when Millennials—80 million strong—want to work for organizations with corporate social responsibility programs, corporate volunteerism is a business necessity for companies and employees alike. In fact, those who volunteer are more likely to become engaged in other civic activities, from voting to joining social organizations. Volunteerism creates the next generation of leaders.

*According to studies from Deloitte, Gallup, Hewitt Associates, PwC, Towers Watson, and The Corporation for National and Community Service.

Many options. More impact.

For our city to be successful, we need an active volunteer base. Make an investment in the communities where your employees and clients live and work. Experience huge returns.

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