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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

United Way has developed virtual volunteer opportunities for individuals who want to contribute their time and give back to their community without leaving their office or home.

Virtual volunteer opportunities include Virtual Mock Interviews that provide interview experience to job seekers, Virtual Resume Workshops that assist students with the development of activity resumes or provide job seekers with support in creating a professional resume, and Pack and Learn Care Projects that provide essential supplies to partner agencies. Visit the Virtual Volunteer Opportunities page to learn how you can get involved or Sign Up to receive email updates on new opportunities.

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In-Person Care Projects: Pack & Learn Kits

Volunteerism is a great way to cultivate team spirit while giving back to help your neighbors meet some of their basic needs. In-person care projects can either be facilitated by a United Way team member or self-facilitated by you or a member of your team using instructions provided by United Way. Options range from literacy kits for kids to kits for families and new parents. Visit the in-person care project page to learn how you and your company can get involved or Sign Up to receive email updates on new opportunities.

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Days of Action

Would you like to get out of the office and into the community for a day or a few hours? Through our Days of Action, we offer a variety of opportunities to work with United Way community partners. Annual projects include April Food Day, Back to School Supply Drive, 9/11 Service Event and Uniting for the Holidays. Visit our Annual Days of Action page to learn more about each project.

If you are interested in coordinating a Day of Action, please complete a Day of Action Request Form or Sign Up to receive email updates on new opportunities. .

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Educational Events

United Way educational events bring together individuals from across the Chicago region to engage in important conversations about the issues facing our communities and the diverse partnerships and strategies created to address the challenges and transform neighborhoods. Event speakers include Chicago-area business, civic, community and philanthropic leaders, as well as speakers who can speak to topics and issues impacting communities on a national scale.

Educational events include the Neighborhood Exchange Series, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Juneteenth Day of Celebration and Young Leaders United and Women United Speaker Series events. Visit our Events page to view our current and previous educational events.

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