Be on the lookout for new programs in the calendar throughout the fall and winter that address needs in adult education, senior services, hunger, the environment and more.  Generous funding has enabled us to add staff members to our Human Service ongoing programs team. Team members are spending time researching a variety of needs across the city and reaching out new community partners.
The Human Service team spends time learning about communities and their needs , building tailored programs where volunteers can participate in a variety of activities. Each of these new programs needs a leader. Help spread the word to your volunteers and encourage them to consider leading a program. Here are a few examples of exciting new program models:

GED Coaching in Logan Square Volunteers who are fluent in Spanish will assist adult students with math and English homework for their GED classes. These classes will provide students with the assistance needed to master their  knowledge of the subjects they cover and help to build the confidence needed to pursue further education or apply for higher-paying jobs. This program will occur twice a month on Wednesday evenings at McAuliffe Elementary School located in Logan Square. Contact Program Coordinator Kyle Mahoney at or 312-780-0800 ext. 182 to learn about leading or volunteering at this program. Leaders should be available for at least one project per month and be fluent in Spanish.

Women’s Discussion and Bingo GroupFemale residents at Franklin and Drake Senior Apartments (located in Austin) are in need of women’s health programming and general health education. Chicago Cares has developed a health discussion program where volunteers will use questions and resources to cover topics ranging from heart disease and diabetes to skin care and healthy eating with older female adults. Each project concludes with an ever-popular game of Bingo. Contact Program Coordinator Rosie Drumgoole at or 312-780-0800 ext. 146 to learn about leading or volunteering at this program. Leaders should be available for one project per month and should be knowledgeable about basic health issues.

More ongoing Human Service leadership needs can be found here by choosing an issue area under “Current Team Coordinator Openings”. Check back frequently as new programs are added each week. Support Chicago Cares expansion by spreading the word about these new programs and leadership opportunities!