Ask ChicagoNow: Where is the best place to volunteer in Chicago?

Ask ChicagoNow: Where is the best place to volunteer in Chicago?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

Where is the best place to volunteer in Chicago?

“The best place to find great volunteer opportunities is through Chicago Cares. Some of my favorite events involved sprucing up high schools for MLK Day, mentoring students, and reading/playing with kids at a women’s shelter.” — Sher BonDurant, On Tap in the Windy City

“Lou Dog Events, runs a bunch of brew fests. As a volunteer you get to pour and talk about beer your entire shift. Then you get to enjoy the event the next day or post shift. It’s not saving the world, but someone has to serve the beer.” — Stephanie Esposito, Chicago Rucks

“PAWS and Bright Pink.” — Dana Felix, The Thrifty Girl’s Guide to Chicago

“Top Box Foods is the best. They bring healthy, fresh food to people in food deserts at up to 40% off store prices. It’s an amazing organization that is making an enormous difference in many lives.” — Jessica Gardner, Little Merry Sunshine

“I volunteer at Lurie Children’s Hospital, and I LOVE it!! Best experience of my life.” — Morgan Katz, Musings of a Cancer Memoirist

“I have volunteered at WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger) for many years although you do have to attend a two hour training to volunteer.” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

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