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For Individuals

Ways to get involved

You’re proud to call the Chicago region home. But you also see that some of your fellow residents are in need of support. Lasting change is only possible when people like you take an active role in their communities. United Way of Metro Chicago offers a multitude of options for you to get involved. From weekly commitments to seasonal opportunities, you can connect with our community partners and help serve your neighbors. Find out how you can make a difference today.

For Corporate Partners

Ways to get involved

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 your neighbors’ basic needs from your office. For each project, we provide the supplies to build care kits and help facilitate the event for your staff. Options range from literacy kits for kids to kits for families and mothers. If you are a current corporate partner, contact your United Way Relationship Manager to schedule a project.

If you prefer an off-site opportunity, click “next” to learn more.

For Corporate Partners

Off-Site Volunteer Opportunity

For the teams that would like to get out of the workplace and into the community, we have a variety of opportunities to work with United Way’s community partners. Projects range from tending a community garden to restocking inventory at a local food pantry—and more.

If you are a current corporate partner, view our volunteer calendar below to learn about different opportunities and register for an off-site volunteer activity. If you are not a current corporate partner, visit our Become a Corporate Partner page for more information or contact dayofcaring@LIVEUNITEDchicago.org.

Upcoming volunteer events

For Individuals and Corporate Partners


Austin Coming Together Community Gardens (Various locations across Chicago)

Austin Coming Together's Garden Collective is looking for volunteers to lend a hand during their Volunteer Saturdays at many of Austin's amazing Community Gardens. These ongoing projects take place on Saturdays between May 18 through September 14.
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For Individuals and Corporate Partners


Lattof YMCA Skate Park (Des Plaines, IL)

The Lattof YMCA is seeking volunteer support to disassemble their skate park. This project can take place anytime between Wednesday, June 12 through Wednesday, July 31.
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