Featured Projects

Staff Picks

Once a month, Chicago Cares staff members choose their favorite projects to share with our volunteers. We'll tell you what we think makes these projects so special and then you can sign up and see for yourself!

Of course, with more than 250 ongoing volunteer projects on our calendar each month, there are always plenty of ways for you to make a difference in Chicago!

November Staff Picks


The Ongoing Volunteer Programs Team recommends Our "Serving Those Who Served" Veterans Day Programming!

“In the month of November Chicago Cares is participating in the "Serving Those Who Served" initiative. "Serving Those Who Served" is a month of service created to thank service men and women, our veterans, and their families. This November, people all over this great state of Illinois will spend time engaged in volunteer service projects focused on benefiting our heroes!  We encourage our volunteers to honor our veterans by participating in any of these service projects."



Hot Projects are programs happening soon that still need additional volunteers. Programs listed in Hot Projects face cancellation without last-minute support from volunteers like you. When you Become a Member of the Chicago Cares community, we'll share a weekly email each Monday, informing you about upcoming events, Hot Projects, and how you can help us build a stronger Chicago!