Community Volunteer Corps

Working to Keep Chicago Families Healthy

Lurie Children’s Community Volunteer Corps is a fun, flexible way for volunteers to share important public health messages with Chicago families. Each summer, volunteers can choose from around 15 different festivals and events in neighborhoods across the city -- leading interactive games and sharing health education materials with community members*. 

In 2019, we estimate that more than 5,000 kids stopped by our tents and tables, and had fun learning about vital health and safety topics. 

Volunteers must be 18 years or older. Participation requirements include:

  • Completing an application, telephone interview, and background check
  • Participating in a kick-off meeting (if your schedule permits)
  • Completing brief online training
  • Committing to volunteer with us for at least one event during the summer

Past Community Volunteer Corps Event Locations

Lurie Children's Community Volunteer Corps has served the following communities through past events.

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Apply for Community Volunteer Corps

Please check back in Spring 2021 for Community Volunteer Corps 2021 plans and applications.

*Due to city-wide event restrictions and continued concerns over health and safety, Community Volunteer Corps 2020 event participation has been cancelled. 

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