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Chicago Humanities Festival

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


500 N. DearbornSte. 825Chicago, IL 60654 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We believe that the active, life-long study of the humanities enriches and enhances the lives of individuals, their communities, and the world in which we all live. Our purpose is to create opportunities for all people to support, enjoy, and explore the humanities. We accomplish this by creating an annual Festival of the Humanities and by presenting programs throughout the year that encourage the study and enjoyment of the humanities. Our goals are to: - Bring the world's best and brightest humanists together to examine and celebrate the humanities - Showcase the riches of the world's cultures and their contributions - Gather together new and diverse audiences to enjoy the humanities - Encourage and enable teachers and students in their study of the humanities - Draw international attention to the importance of the humanities - Foster collaboration, cooperation, and dialogue among the artistic, cultural, and educational communities that provide life and support for the humanities


The Chicago Humanities Festival would not be possible without dedicated volunteers who work to create an organized and pleasant atmosphere at every program. We invite you to work alongside leading thinkers and performers, share your passion for the humanities, and help bring outstanding cultural programming to your community by volunteering! Each year the Festival needs over 200 volunteers to greet and usher patrons, manage crowds, and sell tickets at Festival events. Help support the Chicago Humanities Festival by volunteering and receive free Festival tickets!

Become a Volunteer

Please contact Saloni Dar, Associate Director, Administration & Operations, at 312-661-1028 ext. 715 for details about volunteering.

Volunteers are entitled to two free Festival tickets for each shift worked ( 8 tickets maximum); if the shift encompass 2 programs back to back you are entitled for 4 tickets.

We are currently looking for volunteers for our spring theater festival Stages, Sights & Sounds. If you are interested and ready to pursue our volunteer opportunities, you will need to complete a Volunteer Registration Form online or download the attachment.

Become a Volunteer NOW and register online: click here to register online


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