As part of Lurie Children’s commitment to advance health equity in our community and enhance engagement among employees and physicians, the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities, Lurie Children's Volunteer Resources and Lurie Children's Foundation coordinate and cultivate mission-aligned volunteer opportunities beyond the hospital walls.
On this site, you will find opportunities to volunteer individually, with others from Lurie Children's and with your family and friends. We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities that offer varying levels of time commitment.
Community Volunteer Corps: Each summer, the Community Volunteer Corps. participates in festivals and events in neighborhoods across the city. It's a great opportunity open to Lurie Children's employees as well as volunteers from the community to have a little bit of fun by leading interactive games and sharing health education materials with youth and their families.
Day(s) of Service: Give back to our communities through a fun-filled day of service. These one-day events contribute directly to neighborhood needs of key Healthy Communities partners while cultivating a sense of community through service.
Mentor/Tutor: This mentorship/tutor program is in partnership with Chicago Youth Programs (CYP) and Northwestern University. Youth between the ages of 5 and 17 years old participate in tutoring sessions every Monday during the school year.
Lurie Children’s Foundation: These signature fundraising events, including the Move for Kids 5K Walk/Run, the Lurie Children’s Marathon Team, the Aon Step Up for Kids stair climb, the Run for Gus 5K and the Chicago Dance Marathon, offer several volunteer opportunities.
Additionally, if your department is participating in a volunteer event or has created their own fundraiser for Lurie Children's like selling jeans-day passes or t-shirts, celebrating a birthday or other life event by giving back, getting your family involved by hosting lemonade stands, Read-a-thons and/or more –let us know! We love hearing about what departments are doing and if applicable, support your efforts and even provide free volunteer t-shirts!
Examples of past volunteer opportunities
Austin Coming Together- Pop-up food distribution
My Block, My Hood, My City- South Chicago Community Cleanup
Build raised garden beds for Englewood residents
Chicago Cares- Education Book Kit Packing
Community cleanup event in Belmont Cragin/Hermosa
Upcoming volunteer opportunities
Food distribution at Apostolic Faith Church in Bronzeville -- 1st Wednesday of each month
Food distribution at Iglesia Evangelica Emanuel Food Pantry in Belmont Cragin -- 2nd Thursday of each month
Contact Dimas Perez, Community Volunteer and Special Projects Coordinator, at email@example.com if you are interested in participating in any of our volunteer opportunities or want more information.