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Volunteer with Heartland Alliance

Volunteer with Heartland Alliance

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'" — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

If helping others is your passion, join us. Volunteer for a few hours, a day, a month, or a year — let us help you find an opportunity that's right for you!


Interested in a possible internship at Heartland Alliance?

Corporate Volunteer Opportunities

Deloitte Volunteers at Heartland AllianceInterested in arranging a volunteer event for your company? Whether it's planting a garden at a supportive housing residence, organizing a barbeque and ice cream social for seniors, or spending the day being a mentor to Chicago youth, we will work with you to design the best event for your group.

For more information, contact Cherrell Jackson at 312.660.1310 or

Want to Give Back to your Community this Season?

If the answer is yes, please consider participating in Heartland Alliance's Adopt-A-Family or WishingTree campaigns. These are wonderful opportunities for employees to give back to their community through a fun and heartwarming tradition.

Learn more about the Adopt-A-Family and WishingTree campaigns »

Volunteer with a Specific Heartland Alliance Program

  • To volunteer with Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS), please fill out this application.  RICS helps partner newly-arrived refugees with Chicagoans to help them achieve self sufficiency. Learn more about RICS.

  • To volunteer with the Marjorie Kovler Center, please visit their website.  The Marjorie Kovler Center transforms the lives of individuals recovering from the complex consequences of torture. Kovler Center provides medical, mental health, and social services; trains and educates locally and globally; and advocates for the end of torture worldwide.  Learn more about the Marjorie Kovler Center.

  • To volunteer with with Travelers Aid Chicago, please fill out their online application.  Travelers Aid Chicago provides travel information, crisis intervention, and Protective Travel Services (PTS) to vulnerable and at-risk travelers from an airside office at O'Hare International Airport in Terminal 2.  Learn more about Travelers Aid Chicago.

  • To volunteer with Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care, please visit their website. Vital Bridges’ mission is to help people throughout metropolitan Chicago impacted by HIV and AIDS to improve their health and build self-sufficiency by providing food, nutrition counseling, housing, care coordination and prevention services. Learn more about Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care.

Thank you to the many individuals and organizations who volunteer their time to help us fulfill our mission of ending poverty.