Volunteer With Us.

To make it easy for people or groups to become involved, we have a simple three-step process. To get started, simply complete the short form below. We are sure there is an opportunity that will excite you and be the right fit. How will you use the power of your time, attention or faith to support our students?

After completing three simple steps, you’ll be set to make a difference in the lives of our kids.


The application process is simple. To get started, complete the short form below and we’ll connect you with the right people to get you on your way to volunteering!


After submitting the application, we’ll schedule an interview. This will allow our team the chance to get to know you and help determine the best role for you.


At orientation, you’ll learn all about your role on the team. This will prepare you for volunteering at By The Hand in the area that fits you and your schedule.

Individual Opportunities

We are so grateful for all of the wonderful things our volunteers do to help our kids have abundant life. Without them, it would not be possible to provide our kids with the love and nurturing they so desperately need.

If you have a heart for kids and want to make an eternal difference, please consider volunteering on a monthly or weekly basis—or even occasionally for special events. Each is vitally important and there is sure to be one that’s right for you.

Here are a few activities you might be interested in.

  • Food Service and Clean Up
  • Virtual Tutoring and/or Mentoring
  • Event Clean Up and Set Up
  • General Classroom Support
  • Extracurricular Activities

Group Opportunities

We are grateful for organizations that partner with By The Hand to be the one. The resources and talent that they contribute have had a tremendous impact on our kids, helping them to unleash their Power of One and experience abundant life.

Below are some of the groups that have made a difference in the lives of our kids. If your business, church or group shares a passion for kids and wants to do something about the crisis in Chicago, we’d love to talk with you about working together.

Here are a few of our valued partners.

  • Providence Bank
  • Chicago Bears
  • Chicago Police
  • Christ Church of Oak Brook
  • Moody Bible Institute

Ready to Volunteer?

Complete the short form and get started today.