Creative Volunteers Needed at 826CHI


Cause Areas


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


1276 N. Milwaukee Ave.Chicago, IL 60622


826CHI is looking for volunteers from all over the city of Chicago! Our troop of dedicated, enthusiastic, and oh-so-wonderful volunteers are the backbone of our organization, which provides free creative writing and tutoring programs to students around the city.

Volunteers assist in running every single student program, in addition to serving as lead agents in the Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co., designing chapbook covers, and copyediting student work for publication. As such, we are always looking for more volunteers to support our mission.

We strive to honor whatever time you are able to give us, whether that's volunteering for one field trip a month, teaching one workshop per session, or serving as a weekly tutor. Please note that for certain programs, namely after-school tutoring, we require that volunteers commit to participating one day per week, and commit to volunteering for a minimum of 4 months. Other long-term In-Schools projects may also require a more regular commitment, depending on what our partner teacher's needs are for that term.

826CHI is currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers for spring and summer 2017 programs!


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Tutoring
  • Community Outreach
  • Reading / Writing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • There is a mandatory 1.5 hour orientation.
  • All new volunteers must also complete a background check.

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