About Volunteering

There is no greater way to shape the future than by investing your time and talents in a child.

About Volunteering

There are three simple steps to becoming an Approved Volunteer

STEP 1: Complete Application

The By The Hand Club volunteer application includes a criminal background and DCFS check, three references, and compliance with By The Hand Club’s Child Protection Policy and Statement of Faith.

STEP 2: Complete an Interview

A volunteer interview allows our team the chance to get to know you and determine the best fit for volunteering with By The Hand Club.

STEP 3: Attend an Orientation

By The Hand Club’s Volunteer Orientation provides a time for volunteers to learn more about their role on the team in addition to By The Hand Club’s policies and procedures. After orientation, volunteers are placed in areas that best fit their schedule and By The Hand Club’s needs.


Locations and Times for Volunteering

By The Hand – Altgeld-Murray

13015 S Ellis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60827
Monday – Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 PM

By The Hand – Austin

415 N Laramie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Monday – Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 PM

By The Hand – Cabrini-Green

1000 N Sedgwick Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 6:30 PM

By The Hand – Englewood

838 W Marquette Rd
Chicago, IL 60621
Monday – Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 PM

By The Hand – Moving Everest

416 N. Laramie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60644
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 1:30 – 6:00 PM

General Club Schedule

Monday – Wednesday
3:30 – 4:00 PM

Free time
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Small Groups
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Read Aloud
Blended Learning

Schedule varies because of enrichment programs

How Volunteers Help

When you volunteer at By The Hand Club, you are filling a special need. You are feeding children, teaching them about the Lord, helping them improve their grades, and keeping them safe during the highest crime hours.

Volunteers help with homework, read to students, mentor students and offer general assistance to By The Hand Club staff during dinner, chapel and Bible study times.


For additional questions contact:
Volunteer Department