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.

Feb 1

Help prevent drug abuse. Dispose of unused medications properly.

Ends: December 31, 2018

Feb 7

Fun Things to See & Do at Brookfield Zoo

Where: Brookfield Zoo 8400 31st Street, Brookfield, IL
Ends: December 31, 2018

Oct 10


Ends: January 18, 2019

Oct 10

Americans for Better Hearing Foundation

Ends: November 1, 2019

Oct 10

National Organization on Disability

Ends: October 10, 2019

Nov 13

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Ends: November 30, 2018

Nov 16

Morton Arboretum presents “Illumination: Tree Lights”

Where: Lisle, IL Morton Arboretum
Ends: January 1, 2019

Dec 1

2018 Rotary Santa Run in Arlington Heights

Where: Arlington Heights, IL
Ends: December 1, 2018

Dec 4

Learn about being an exchange student with Children’s International Summer Villages

Where: Chicago, IL Sultzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Ave.
Ends: December 4, 2018

Dec 5

Shop, Jingle & Mingle-An After School Matters Holiday Shopping Event

Where: Chicago, IL After School Matters Gift Shop, 66 E. Randolph St.
Ends: December 10, 2018

Dec 8

The Music Institute of Chicago presents “Duke It Out!”

Where: Chicago, IL Nichols Concert Hall
Ends: December 8, 2018

Dec 14

Hyde Park School of Dance presents “The Nutcracker”

Where: Chicago, IL Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St.
Ends: December 16, 2018

Dec 15

Chicago Art Girls Annual Holiday Pop Up Shop

Where: Chicago, IL Bell Elementary School, 3730 N. Oakley
Ends: December 16, 2018

Feb 8

First Look for Charity

Where: Chicago, IL McCormick Place
Ends: February 8, 2019