How to Volunteer

Chicago Lights volunteers provided more than 81,000 hours of one-to-one tutoring and mentoring in 2010.

Each year Chicago Lights volunteers make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty. They are the heart of our organization and we are grateful for their support!

To join them in volunteering for Chicago Lights, click on the links to the left to explore our current needs and to see how you could use your time and talents to assist Chicago Lights.

Mark Your Calendar

Volunteer Days
at the Urban Farm
Saturdays through October 2014
Noon to 3:00 pm

Spring Off the Avenue
Friday, May 2, 2014
at the Urban Farm
An evening showcasing the work of Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy and the Urban Farm

Summer Day 2014 Volunteer Orientation
Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3 to 4:30 pm
Room 4G, Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church

Melting Pot Recipe Competition
Thursday, May 22, 2014
at the Urban Farm

Farm Camp and Youth Workforce Development begin
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
at the Urban Farm

Community Cookout
Saturday, June 28, 2014
at the Urban Farm

Bank of America
Chicago Marathon
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Click here to learn how you can run to support Chicago Lights.