When it comes down to it, all of us want to be part of a bigger purpose. Whether the projects, companies, or communities we’re a part of, making a difference and helping other people is an innate human quality. Some employers offer cool volunteer opportunities, but you really don’t need your HR manager to organize to get out there and lend a hand.
The benefits of volunteering go way beyond the help you give. It also is such a fulfilling experience, especially when you’re able to connect with an organization whose mission really resonates with you.
As someone who cares about the arts, this punchy list a great way to hone your search and find an organization you believe in. Luckily, in Chicago, there is no lack of amazing organizations helping bring arts programming to communities all over the city, and subsequent volunteer opportunities.
Below we offer info and links to Chicago volunteer opportunities that support the arts in schools & communities:
This iconic organization led by Kevin Coval is doing great things. From taking tickets, to social media ambassador roles, and event activation duties, Young Chicago Authors love getting people involved in all their incredible open mic events. You have to check out their Louder Than A Bomb, Olympic-style tournament in which judges give poets a score from 1-10.
IPaintMyMind has worked directly with the Business Volunteers for the Arts Program with the Arts & Business Council of Chicago. They provide all kinds of awesome support to local arts organizations, which means so can you! As a professional with incredible skills and expertise, this program allows you to help with a strategic project by consulting for the organization of your choice. BVA has helped IPMM with strategic plans in the past and we can’t recommend them enough.
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