Chicago Non-Profits You Should Know

Active Transportation Alliance:

About: The Active Transportation Alliance strives to make bicycling, walking, and public transit safe, convenient, and fun.

Volunteer For The Active Transportation Alliance

A Safe Haven Foundation:

About: A Safe Haven Foundation helps the homeless transform their lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Internships at A Safe Haven

Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center:

About: Providing hope and healing to Chicago’s abused children, The Children’s Advocacy Center has served over 21,000 children since 2001.

Volunteer at Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center

Chicago Ambassadors of The Trevor Project:

About: The Trevor Project serves as the leading national organization focused on suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.

Volunteer for the Trevor Project

Girls Rock! Chicago:

About: Girls Rock! Chicago uses rock music to educate girls ages 8-16 by offering music education programs that fuel their creative expression and boost their self-esteem.

Volunteer at Girls Rock! Chicago

Hephzibah Children’s Association:

About: Known as Oak Park’s oldest Charity, Hephzibah has been providing safety and care to abused and neglected children since its founding in 1897. Hephzibah offers children an environment to heal, grow, and learn through innovative programs.

Volunteer at Hephzibah

High Concept Laboratories:

About: High Concept Laboratories is a non-profit organization that collaborates with Chicago-based artists and performers helping to foster the creation of new works by providing space, resources, networking opportunities, and more.

Volunteer at High Concept Laboratories

Imerman Angels:

About: Imerman Angels provides FREE one-on-one cancer support to cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers. Using a unique matching process, those seeking cancer support are paired with a “Mentor Angel,” a cancer survivor or survivor’s caregiver who is the same age, gender, and survivor of the same type of cancer the other partner has. Mentor Angels provide inspiration and support to their partner.

Volunteer for Imerman Angels


About: Offering free visual arts, college planning, and career preparation programs, Marwen focuses on supporting Chicago’s under-served youth for grades 6-12.

Volunteer at Marwen

One Brick Chicago:

About: One Brick offers to support to a variety of local non-profit and community organizations. Displaying different volunteer opportunities each month for a variety of different organizations, One Brick makes it easier for you to be active to volunteer for a variety of different non-profits.

Volunteer at One Brick Chicago

Open Books:

About: With its wonderful bookstore and wide selection of community programs, Open Books works to provide and promote literacy throughout Chicago.

Volunteer at Open Books

Rush Hour Concerts:

About: Rush Hour Concerts presents FREE live music that is accessible to all audiences while fostering a sense of community.

Volunteer at Rush Hour

Snow City Arts:

About: Snow City Arts tends to hospitalized children in Illinois offering them individual instruction in the visual arts, creative writing, music, drama, and film.

Volunteer at Snow City Arts

Street-Level Youth Media:

About: Empowering youth through media and digital arts, Street-Level provides free  programs for ages 8-22.

Volunteer at Street-Level

World Relief Chicago:

About: WR-C helps refugee and immigrant families on their journey to become self-sufficient members of Chicago.

Volunteer at World Relief Chicago


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