Our strength comes from our fantastic volunteers. Join us!
Whether you’re looking for a regular, weekly volunteer opportunity or something with a more flexible schedule, we have ways you can help. Whether your talent is making sandwiches, building relationships, or a green thumb, we welcome you!
Each year Chicago Lights volunteers make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and adults facing the challenges of poverty.Learn More
There are many ways to share your talents with Chicago Lights Tutoring, whether it’s through one-to-one tutoring and mentoring, teaching about a special interest, or assisting with meal time or arts and enrichment classes. Last year, Chicago Lights volunteers provided more than 81,000 hours of one-to-one tutoring and mentoring. They are the heart of our organization and we are grateful for their support!Learn More
If you are interested in impacting the life and career path of Chicago students, consider hosting a summer intern at your business, facilitating a workshop on topics from money management to business etiquette, participating in a career panel, or offering a tour of your company or organization.Learn More
Summer Day is held late June through early August from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church. This high energy, six-week program offers instruction in reading, writing, math, science, singing, dance, acting, digital music production, and visual art. Caring volunteers are needed to help make Summer Day a success!Learn More
Volunteer opportunities with the Elam Davis Social Service Center include getting involved with our street outreach team, serving as a personal shopper in the Share Shop or food pantry, and a variety of other tasks with flexible hours.Learn More
There are many ways to be involved with the Chicago Lights Urban Farm! We offer one-time, weekly, and group opportunities most Saturdays from April through mid-November. Longer-term opportunities are available for volunteers who can make a consistent commitment throughout the growing season.Learn More