Volunteer With Us.
How might you use your life to empower our students and raise a generation of leaders in Chicago? We have numerous opportunities for you to get involved, whether as an individual or as a group. Check out our information below, find the right fit for you and join us in our vision to provide abundant life for all students–mind, body and soul.
The Power of One Tutor
Sharpen our students’ academic development, and demonstrate to them a love of lifelong learning. Learn more
The Power of One Instructor
Inspire our students to explore new ideas, learn a new skill or grow their understanding of the world. Learn more
The Power of One Leader
Teach our students how to be courageous, humble and thoughtful leaders in their families, schools and neighborhoods. Learn more
The Power of One Mentor
Show our students how to be exemplary employees, compassionate friends and trusted adults through your personal relationship with them. Learn more
The Power of One Partner
Empower our students by providing classroom essentials, encouraging words, memorable experiences and your presence in their lives. Learn more
The Power of One Team
Unify your community, join us as a team and serve together to help us achieve our mission to see all children grow–mind, body and soul. Learn more
Ready to Volunteer?
Engaged, consistent volunteers use their power to transform lives through deep and lasting relationships they form with our students. There are many ways for individual volunteers to partner with us, from our six after-school programming sites, to special initiatives and programs for our students.
We require all individual volunteers to complete a simple application process in order to volunteer with minors. Read our requirements below, and click on the link, if you’re ready to get started!
We have a virtual application process, which includes a simple, fillable form, a background check, three references, and completion of mandated reporter training.
Complete An Interview
We want to find the right fit for you to serve. A member of our team will schedule an interview with you to find out your background, interests and expectations, and answer any additional questions you may have.
Attend An Orientation
Volunteers must complete a virtual orientation, which we hold multiple times during the week. In orientation, new volunteers learn the big picture of By The Hand, identify their next steps and schedule their first volunteer experience.
Time is a valuable resource for our students. When a group of volunteers make themselves available to connect and serve with our community, they demonstrate how important our students are in their lives.
How might your team or organization make a powerful difference in the life of a student today? We have many opportunities for groups to participate in a meaningful and transformative way. We have a simple group volunteer process, which allows you and your team to volunteer within your capacity. Click on the link below to get started!