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art studio

We need volunteers to help in many ways!

Learn about people, nature, dogs, art and more.

Help people get to know each other.

Work on the computer.

Would you like to meet people from other countries, like China?

Practice Spanish, Chinese, English with another volunteer.

From cleaning the carpet to welcoming guests to a new art show, and everything in between, you can get it done.

We are looking for volunteers to help with tasks at our site and in our gardens, mostly on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday afternoons. We have other times available too. To begin, please RSVP for Orientation to learn more about our organization and meet our Director.

We encourage people of all colors, immigrants, people of all sexual orientations, people from different countries, people from different backgrounds & all ages to join in the fun of volunteering!

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About Chicago URBAN ART RETREAT Center


1957 S. Spaulding Ave., Chicago,, IL 60623, US

Mission Statement

Chicago URBAN ART RETREAT Center (CUARC) provides guestrooms for women travelers. CUARC also provides safe space for people who are different from each other to enjoy & learn from each other. CUARC celebrates multiculturalism, diversity, and non-violence. We provide opportunities for people to learn about and practice peace. We encourage our volunteers to learn about social justice issues and the isms to spread this information to others.


In addition to a women's residence on the second floor, we offer an art gallery for under-represented artists, and art studio for non-artists. CUARC offers a variety of programs geared to the under represented and to educate the public about under represented populations. At our own site and at sites of other non-profits, CUARC programs include: art workshops & classes for non-artists, support & education for entrepreneurs, art shows by under represented people (people with mental illnesses, people of color, non-artists, survivors of trauma, immigrants, lesbians, gays, & seniors). Social opps. for people who are different from each other to attend, enjoy each other, and learn from each other are offered monthly. Non-violence and tolerance is encouraged at all activities.

Arts & Culture


We'll work with your schedule.


1957 S. Spaulding Ave.CHICAGO, IL 60623



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Visual Arts
  • Gardening
  • Administrative Support
  • Carpentry


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • few hrs. a week
  • dependability, reliability, punctuality

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