Finding the right volunteer opportunity usually comes down to something as simple as personality. Choosing a project that matches your interests and character traits will help you find a service opportunity that gives back to others and renews your energy in the process!

Here are a few suggestions to help you find the perfect summer project to fit your mood and interests:

The Executive
Help prepare people who are on the job hunt with Mock Interviews at Salvation Army or Job Coaching at Inner Voice.

The Teacher
Share your love of knowledge at Art Around the World at Mercy Housing or Read-with-Me at House of the Good Shepherd.

The Artist
You know that art is more than just a pretty picture. Use your gift to help others at programs like Therapeutic Art at Rainbow House or Arts & Eats at Hansberry Apartments. If you’re more of the performing type, check out Drama Club at Chicago House.

The Animal Lover
Lakeview Pet Therapy has fun opportunities for Pet Owners and Pet Lovers (Non Pet Owners), alike.

The Camp Counselor
Put your extra energy to good use at Paint and Play at St. Angela School or Garden Explorers at Mercy Housing.

The Foodie
Support our pantry programs and discover simple, healthy dishes at Recipe Wranglers or get into the kitchen and fix up a satisfying meal at Senior Breakfast Club at Wicker Park Apartments.

The Gamer
Plot your strategy at Game Night at House of the Good Shepherd or leave it all up to lady luck at BINGO Fun at Britton Budd.

The Green Thumb
Summer in Chicago is the perfect time to practice your gardening skills! Whether you’re a horticulture pro at home or a wishful apartment dweller, dreaming of a plot of your own, you can get your gardening fix at Drake Gardens or the unique Garden in the Sky at Gary Comer Youth Center.

The Talker
Help people get up to date on current events at Real Talk or share your gift of gab with interviews for What’s the Word.

The Organizer
Your closet is already color coded and your pantry is freshly labeled, so take a break and show off your skills at Library Maintenance at Wentworth Elementary or by sorting clothes at the Bottomless Closet Clothing Drive.

No matter what your area of interest or personality, we’ve got over 200 volunteer opportunities every month to help you give back and feel great!