Improving Chicago by increasing volunteerism.

 

Why Volunteering Untapped?

Chicago possesses caring individuals who care about their communities and want to make a change. Up until now though, those individuals and their individual talents have been underutilized.

That’s where we come in. We strive to “untap” resources and opportunities in Chicago for those we serve. We tap into the huge pool of talented young professionals in Chicago who want to volunteer. We encourage those volunteers to tap into giving opportunities with Chicago-area nonprofits, whether directly through our events, or through connections we help cultivate outside the structure of our program.

Volunteering in our community is incredibly important, and is something our organization is passionate about. But we want to make it clear that there’s a large social component to this as well. After helping the community on Saturday morning, we earn the right to tap beers at the bar, tap into new connections with other young people, and to tap into new opportunities and relationships through giving back and inspiring change in our communities.

Help us tap into the giving spirit of Chicago.


What We've Achieved

Steps along the way to making Chicago a better place to live.

  • Aided the Bill Jarvis Migratory Bird Sanctuary in the planting and moving of integral plant species
  • Renovated the Pat Crowley House, a part of the H.O.M.E. organization, by painting, cleaning, and gardening around the house
  • Cooked a meal for the residents of the Pat Crowley House
  • Facilitated and aided Anixter Center in hosting a holiday party for children with disabilities and their families
  • Cleaned up North Avenue Beach with Alliance for the Great Lakes in the Lincoln Park neighborhood
  • Worked with Heartland Alliance in maintaining and weeding a large urban farm on Chicago's west side
  • Celebrated one year of voluntbeering with Cradles to Crayons, by helping them sort through their warehouse of donations
  • Harvested vegetables for Our Block, an urban garden that services the Bickerdike apartment community in Logan Square  
  • Cleaned and cooked for the residents of La Casa Norte, a home for male youth who are facing homelessness 
  • Helped beautify Wells Community Academy High School through new coats of paint
  • Partnered with Salvation Army to make 34 blankets, 2 sleeping mats, and over 400 food items for the local homeless population
  • Aided Open Books in prepping for the school year, by preparing book bags for children in need, and sorting books for classrooms
  • Beautified the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, in preparation for Summer, by weeding and gardening