Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

An integral part of Alderman Cappleman’s plan for the future of the 46th Ward centers around expanding the economy through increased infrastructure improvements, redevelopment, better marketing of the ward, and job growth. To assist with helping people find employment opportunities, the 46th Ward Master Plan highlighted the need to promote the employment services that currently exist, ranging from job readiness training programs to job networking organizations. Purple Binder is also able to provide additional information.

Volunteer with the Chicago Park District
Click here to find out how to get involved with Chicago Park District volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer with the Cook County Forest Preserve
Click here to find out how to get involved with the Cook County Forest Preserve.

Uptown Chamber of Commerce
Uptown United puts on events throughout the year to help local businesses. Click here to find out how you can help.

Chicago’s Clean & Green Program
Residents can request garbage bags and cleaning equipment through Chicago’s 311 system to help them and neighbors clean up and maintain parts of their neighborhood. For more information, click here, or call 311.

Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is well known for its support of providing food for Chicago’s hungry, but the food depository also provides other opportunities to support the community. For a full list of ways that you can get involved with the Greater Chicago Food Depository click here.

Care For Real
Care For Real provides invaluable services to the Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods through their food pantry, pet pantry, and clothing closet services. Residents interested in volunteering can find more information by clicking here.

Nourishing Hope (Formerly Lakeview Pantry) 
Nourishing Hope (formerly Lakeview Pantry) has been a staple of the Lakeview community for years providing residents with food, mental wellness services, and various other social services. Residents interested in volunteering can click here for more information.

IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security)
This is a local IDES office. A veterans representative is available at this location. Please call ahead for an appointment. For more information, click here.

2444 West Lawrence Avenue
217-558-0401
TTY (866) 322-8537

 

Computer Classes and Services

Connect Chicago
Connect Chicago is a loose network of more than 250 places in the city where internet and computer access, digital skills training, and online learning resources are available—for free. There are approximately 15 places in the 46th Ward where you may use a computer and connect to the internet. To find locations for free Internet access, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

VOLUNTEER WITH UPTOWN CHAMBER 

Find more information here.

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