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Make A Difference

The Make A Difference page is dedicated to helping people in the Chicagoland area find great organizations, events and volunteers committed to civic engagement. Our goal is simple – to help everyone find a great place to volunteer and rely on the generosity of people like you to help transform people’s passion into action. Take a few minutes, look around and know that donating a little time can mean a lot! If you have an opportunity or event you would like to see posted, submit it here.

Mar 1

SPARK – An Online Study at Rush University Medical Center

Where: Online - Rush University Medical Center Online
Ends: March 31, 2020

Sep 1

Children’s Dyslexia Center of Metropolitan Chicago

Where: Chicago IL Chicago IL
Ends: December 31, 2019

Sep 6

Juicebox 2019 Free Family Performance Series

Where: Chicago Cultural Center & Garfield Park Conservatory 78 E. Washington St. Chicago IL 60602
Ends: December 27, 2019

Oct 25

DuPage Senior Citizens Council Seeking Volunteers

Where: DuPage Senior Citizens Council 1990 Springer Dr, Lombard, IL 60148
Ends: October 31, 2020

Oct 26


Where: The Edge Off Broadway 1133 W Catalpa Ave Chicago, IL 60640
Ends: December 8, 2019

Nov 8

The Borgen Project

Where: 1416 NW 46th St Ste 105 PMB 145 Seattle, WA 98107
Ends: March 31, 2020

Nov 8

Cradles to Crayons Winter Boot Donation

Where: The Giving Factory 4141 W. George Street Chicago, IL 60641
Ends: December 31, 2019

Nov 8

The Cradle Adoption Agency Removes the Stigma Around Adoption

Where: The Cradle Adoption Agency 2049 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
Ends: May 31, 2020

Nov 15

Aquinas Literacy Center’s English Literacy Volunteer Training

Where: Aquinas Literacy Center 1751 West 35th Street Chicago IL 60609
Ends: November 16, 2019

Nov 16

Chicago Lighthouse International 3D Photography Show and Exhibition Day 1

Where: Polish Roman Catholic Union of America 984 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL
Ends: November 16, 2019

Nov 17

71st Chicago Lighthouse 3D Photography Show Day 2

Where: Glenview Village Hall 2500 East Lake Ave., Glenview, IL
Ends: November 17, 2019

Nov 19

Fundraising for Mental Health America While Hula Hooping to a Guinness World Record

Where: District Brew Yards 417 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Ends: November 23, 2019

Nov 22

Aging Gracefully: Wine & Craft Beer Tasting Event

Where: Abbington Banquets 3S002 Route 53 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Ends: November 22, 2019

Nov 23

Holiday Fun at the Morton Arboretum

Where: The Morton Arboretum 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle IL 60532
Ends: January 5, 2020

Nov 23

11th Annual Veterans’ Food Drive

Where: Dominick's Store 127th and Ridgeland in Palos Heights, IL
Ends: November 24, 2019

Dec 5

World of Chocolate Fundraiser for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Where: Revel Fulton Market 1215 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL 60607
Ends: December 5, 2019

Dec 6

WeishFest 2019 featuring Andy Grammer, Walker Hayes & More

Where: 115 Bourbon Street 3359 W 115th St, Merrionette Park, IL 60803
Ends: December 6, 2019

Dec 7

Help The Heroes Foundation’s Lunch with Santa

Where: Veterans of Foreign Wars Villa Park 39 E St Charles Rd Villa Park, IL 60181
Ends: December 7, 2019

Dec 7

The Chicago Scots Host 174th “Feast Of The Haggis”, the Longest Running Black Tie Event in Chicago

Where: Rockwell on the River 3057 N Rockwell St Chicago, IL 60618
Ends: December 7, 2019

Dec 7

2019 Rotary Santa Run

Where: Vail Ave Garage 88 S Vail Ave, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Ends: December 7, 2019

Dec 8


Where: Theater on the Lake 2401 N Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60614
Ends: December 8, 2019

Dec 8

American Red Cross Blood Drive & Bone Marrow Donor Registry

Where: D’Agostino’s Pizza 1351 W Addison St Chicago IL 60613
Ends: December 8, 2019