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. 

At our most recent Community Volunteer Corps events, over 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 and telephone interview
  • Participating in a kick-off meeting 
  • Completing brief online training
  • Committing to volunteer with us for at least 1-2 events during the summer

Are you interested in joining the Community Volunteer Corps?

Thank you for your interest in the Community Volunteer Corps. The 2024 application cycle is now closed. We anticipate opening the application in Spring 2025. For questions, please reach out to