Looking for ways to volunteer and help make Evanston a better place to live and work? The City of Evanston Volunteer Program provides many opportunities for you.

Volunteerism is one of our community’s greatest assets. Each hour you donate in Evanston not only strengthens our entire community but also helps realize our shared vision of making Evanston the "most livable city in America.” 

Upcoming Events


Salvation Armyv2.jpgFood Pantry Assistants Needed

1403 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

The Salvation Army Evanston is looking for food pantry assistants to help greet shoppers, assist in collecting food, bagging groceries, stocking shelves and more.

Volunteers must be 18 years or older, able to lift 10 pounds or more, enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds, reliable, and pass an initial screening process. Register >>>

FJT_logo_center_sm.jpgFleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Summer Volunteers

Summer 2014
927 Noyes St.
Evanston, IL

Looking to get involved with theatre this summer? Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is looking for volunteers to help usher the facility, pass out programs, maintain the theatre and assist staff during its summer season. 

This opportunity is available on weekends beginning June 14 to August 31; Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers must be 13 or older. Register >>>


How do I find other volunteer opportunities?

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If you are an INDIVIDIUAL and are interested in volunteering with the City of Evanston, please browse our open opportunities on Volunteer Evanston. (if you need assistance accessing the Volunteer Evanston, please do not hesitate to contact 847.859.7833)

If you are looking for corporate and/or community GROUP opportunities, please complete the Group Volunteer Application.

Are you an agency that needs help for one time projects?  Make sure you submit your projects to Volunteer Evanston so we can match you up with groups of volunteers that are looking to help! Submit your projects today here>>>

If you are interested in serving on one of the City of Evanston's Boards, Commissions, or Committees, please click here to learn about the appointment process and to submit an application.

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Do you need help figuring out how to sign up on the website?  Follow these simple Volunteer Evanston Instructions.

The City has an opportunity that matches your personal or professional interests, whether you're looking for environmental programming, childhood literacy or community economic development.

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