Featured Volunteer Events



9/11 Day of Service Outdoor Event

Join United Way of Metro Chicago for an outdoor 9/11 Day of Service Event occurring on Saturday, September 11 from 10am-12pm at The Montessori School of Englewood located at 6936 S Hermitage Avenue, Chicago, 60636. Bring the whole family out to participate in a morning of gardening and beautification of the school grounds in support of the children attending this elementary school. All ages are welcome to join!  
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Virtual Volunteerism

With the COVID-19 crisis impacting everyday life in different ways, we’ve put together some virtual volunteer opportunities for individuals wanting to contribute their time to communities in need. These projects can all be completed remotely at home.

Our Virtual Volunteer Projects include providing interview practice to job seekers by offering Virtual Mock Interviews, offering resume support to students through Virtual Student Resume Workshops, and assembling Pack and Learn Care Project Kits to provide essential supplies to agencies in need. Visit the Virtual Volunteerism page to learn how you can get involved or Sign Up to receive email updates on new opportunities.


In-person Care Projects

Volunteerism is a great way to cultivate team spirit while addressing the issues facing our region. Through our Care Projects, you and your company can help meet some of your neighbors’ basic needs without ever leaving the office!

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.


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. Projects range from tending a community garden to restocking inventory at a local food pantry—and more.

If you are interested in learning more about United Way volunteer opportunities and how you and your team can get involved, please complete a Day of Action application or Sign Up to receive email updates on new opportunities.

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