Black lives matter to Chicago Lights.
Build brighter futures. Change lives.
Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities are limited to protect the health and safety of our volunteers.
Our typical volunteer opportunities are below. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with Chicago Lights and change lives with us!
Due to COVID-19, Tutoring volunteer opportunities are limited to protect the health and safety of our volunteers.
Our typical volunteer opportunities are below. For more information, contact Mark Dennison at email@example.com.
Chicago Lights Tutoring for the 2020-2021 school year is taking place virtually this fall.
Create a meaningful team-building environment, deepen your impact with Chicago Lights, and give back to the local community by participating in a corporate volunteer experience.
Vince DiGirolamo, Tutor/Mentor, Chicago Lights Tutoring
Due to COVID-19, Summer Day volunteer opportunities are on hold to protect the health and safety of our volunteers.
Our typical volunteer opportunities are below.
Help students get a jump start on the school year while having a safe and fun summer. By participating in this program, 94% of our students improved or maintained their language arts skills, and 96% improved or maintained their math skills.
Cathy Flaa, Volunteer, Chicago Lights Summer Day
On hold due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines
Questions? Contact Program Coordinator Mark Dennison at firstname.lastname@example.org / 312.274.3828
Due to COVID-19, limited volunteer opportunities are available on Wednesdays, 1:30-4:00 p.m. New volunteers MUST attend orientation. No drop-in volunteer opportunities. Please sign up for orientation or to volunteer by contacting Program Manager Deja Stout at email@example.com.
Get your hands dirty at our Urban Farm! Work side-by-side with other volunteers, students, and young adult interns to help cultivate over 5,000 pounds of produce each season while supporting job opportunities and urban agriculture.
Typical volunteer tasks may include weeding, shoveling compost or woodchips, seeding/planting, painting, organizing, and general site beautification.
Halle Miroglotta, Volunteer, Chicago Lights Urban Farm
New to volunteering at the Urban Farm?
New volunteers must attend an orientation.
Limited spots available every other Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Sign up by contacting Program Manager Deja Stout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited spots available Wednesdays, 1:30-4:00 p.m. Sign up by contacting Program Manager Deja Stout at email@example.com.
What to Know before Volunteering at the Farm
- Please dress in clothes that can get dirty and close-toed shoes. Bring your own sunscreen if needed.
- Bring a refillable water bottle if you have one. We have drinking water on site.
- For facilities, there is a porta potty and hand-washing station only.
- Plenty of picnic tables in the shade to take a break.
- Wear a mask or face cover at all times.
- Bring your own gardening gloves if you have them (we will have a limited number of new small and medium gloves to purchase for $3).
- Practice 6-ft social distancing (all tasks will be assigned with this in mind).
- Please do not bring personal items. We do not have storage for these items and cannot be responsible for your belongings.
- If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have any COVID-19 symptoms, do not come to the Farm and follow all guidelines provided by the CDC and your doctor. If you do test positive or have symptoms and have been to the Farm in the two weeks prior to your symptoms first occurring, please contact the Farm Director, Ben Jaffe (firstname.lastname@example.org), immediately.
- Do not come to the Farm if you have visited any state, country, or municipality in the previous two weeks that the CDC deems as “higher risk” than Illinois.
Due to COVID-19, Social Service Center volunteer opportunities are on hold to protect the health and safety of our volunteers.
Our typical volunteer opportunities are below. For more information, contact Patty at email@example.com.
Our Social Service Center supports an average of 35 guests each day. Help welcome them with dignity and respect, as together, we walk alongside adults during some of their greatest times of need.
Hilda, Volunteer, Chicago Lights Social Service Center
Questions about street outreach?
Contact Outreach and Education Manager Ebony Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org / 312.981.3567.
All volunteering at the Social Service Center is at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago.
Taylor Wong, President, Chicago Lights Associates Board