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Volunteer Opportunities

We compile local volunteer opportunities and list them here. Please click on a link to explore an opportunity further. If you would like to post an opportunity in the neighborhood, please reach out to us.

Nature & Gardening
  • HNPCA Green Team

    • Plan and implement events related to environmental sustainability.

  • LaBagh Woods/Forest Preserve District of Cook County

    • Join an inspiring movement of volunteers gathering to restore this special site along the Chicago River. Learn how to restore diverse wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and health to our forest preserves and river system. Help grow a community of caretakers!

  • Family Support at 3034 West Foster

    • Asylum-seeking families are living at a City-managed shelter at the former Marine Corps facility on Foster. As needs and volunteer opportunities become clear, the HNPCA will help coordinate. Send us a message at to volunteer or to stay up-to-date.
  • North Park Community Market

    • Help set up and/or take down tables, tents, and signs on a Market day. The Market takes place in the Peterson School parking lot on select Sundays from spring to fall.

  • People of North Park

    • Interview and/or photograph a neighbor as part of our multimedia project to tell the stories of the diverse people that make up our neighborhood.

Food Security
  • The Friendship Center

    • The Friendship Center (TFC) supports the food-insecure populations of Chicago’s northwest side neighborhoods like Albany Park, Lincoln Square, North Park, Ravenswood, and West Ridge, serving over 4,500 neighbors facing hunger each month.

  • North Park Community Market

    • Volunteer to support the Market's participation in the SNAP program to ensure that customers can use LINK/EBT cards to afford a range of natural food products. The Market takes place in the Peterson School parking lot on select Sundays from spring to fall.

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