Community Team Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


500 West MonroeChicago, IL 60661


Community Team Volunteer

Hours: Part Time

Schedule: Flexible

Location: Chicago, IL

Start Date: ASAP

To Apply: If you are interested in this role, contact us at

Overview of the Organization

buildOn is a not for profit organization working to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. buildOn runs intensive service learning programs in 44 high schools across the U.S. and empowers youth to contribute direct service to their communities - working with senior citizens, the homeless population and younger children. Through buildOn, students learn to see themselves as the solution, not the problem. They elevate expectations for their communities and themselves and they develop the character, grit and determination they need to succeed. 93% of buildOn students in the U.S. not only graduate from high school, they go on to college! These same students help build schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world, bringing access to education to hundreds of communities. buildOn students have contributed more than 1.7 million hours of service in the U.S. and have helped build more than 900 schools in Burkina Faso, Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, Malawi, Mali, and Senegal.

Overview of the Role

Join the buildOn movement by getting involved with a Community Team! As a Community Team member, you will volunteer with buildOn students, advocate for the success of our youth and fundraise for our local school programs.

Become an agent of change in Chicago and serve as an example of positive civic engagement for students in Chicago Public Schools. This is a great way to learn about your city, meet new people, and support Chicago youth!

Key Responsibilities

As a Community Team member, you will:

  • Attend volunteer events with buildOn students, or your own plan with your team
  • Plan events, work with local businesses and talk with your friends and family to spread the word about buildOn
  • Reach fundraising goals throughout the year to earn buildOn merchandise

All volunteers will be strongly supported by buildOn staff!!


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Fundraising
  • Reading / Writing
  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach

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