Chicago Cares is the city's leading connector of people, communities, and causes through volunteerism. Since 1991, more than 500,000 people have volunteered with us to address critical issues - from education to health and wellness to job readiness - in every corner of the city. Volunteers connect with new people and their own leadership potential. In the process, we create programming from the ground up for more than 200 schools, parks, and nonprofits. That means positive, long-term change for the city we love. Ready to join us?