GET INVOLVED

BUILDing HOPE, BUILDing LIVES, BUILDing FUTURES.

BUILD’s volunteers are the supportive part of the “village” needed to keep young people safe, to provide engaging programs, and to surround kids with caring adults.

HELP BUILD THE FUTURE!

The generous gift of your time, your skills, your belief in young people, and your financial support make better futures happen every day.  

SKILLS-BASED Volunteering
Skills-based volunteering involves working with our administrative staff--contributing to our IT department, development, working with our manager of operations, the business office and more. Your help contributes to the overall operations of BUILD.
GROUP VOLUNTEERS
Group volunteers may come to BUILD headquarters to work on a service project provided by the Volunteer Coordinator. We host  corporate college and high school groups, out of state groups, mission groups and more. In the past, volunteers have helped us with a painting project, organizing supplies, special events and maintenance.
BUILD MENTORS
Volunteers may contribute to our youth program by being a mentor. This can involve helping with our jewelry making club, summer camps and workshops, tutoring, intervention services and much more.
SPECIAL EVENTS
Volunteers can help with BUILD events that is listed on our calendar. Please click the link to access the calendar. https://www.buildchicago.org/events

Volunteer with BUILD

To volunteer for a BUILD program, internship or to implement a community service project, please email us at volunteer@buildchicago.org

To learn more about becoming a BUILD Board member, please contact John Nitschke at JNitschke@aol.com

For additional information, please contact Emily Muench at emilymuench@buildchicago.org

EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEERING

BUILD has opportunities for employment, volunteering and student internships. Use the links below to learn more:

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VOLUNTEER:

Lend a hand at BUILD, and make an important difference to the thousands of children and families we serve each year. Volunteers are an essential part of the BUILD family, and we have opportunities to suit almost every schedule and interest. To learn more about the many ways for individuals, organizations, and corporations to volunteer at BUILD, please call (773) 227-2880, or email: volunteer@buildchicago.org

Please take a moment to see all of our volunteer opportunities here

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INTERNSHIP:

BUILD offers many exciting internship opportunities. Our internships enable you to gain valuable experience in your preferred area by working with a supervisor who has extensive knowledge in their field. Although internships are unpaid, interns enjoy working a part-time schedule of 15 - 20 hours per week in a friendly, open and relaxed atmosphere. For more information, email us.

OUR SUPPORTERS

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS.
YOU'RE HELPING BUILD SOMETHING AMAZING .

Institutional donors who made gifts of $2,000 or more in the last year:

A.C. Nielsen Family Charitable Trust

Advocate Bethany Community Health Fund

Albert Pick, Jr. Fund

Alderman Chris Taliaferro

Anonymous

Anonymous

Anonymous

Baird

Bank of America

The Barker Welfare Foundation

Bears Care

Blistex, Inc.

Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

CME Group Community Foundation

CNAInsurance

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region

Crown Family Philanthropies

Cubs Charities

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Ellis Goodman Foundation

Exelon

FirstMerit Foundation/Huntington Bank

First United Church of Oak Park

The Foundation to Be Named Later

GCM Grosvenor Capital

George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities

Goodcity/Chicago Community Trust

Grover Hermann Foundation

Harold and Marilyn Melcher Foundation

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation

Helen Brach Foundation

John Buck Company Foundation

John R. Houslby Foundation

Invesco

Invest For Kids

Kids First Chicago

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Leslie Fund, Inc.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

Maurice R. and Meta G. Gross Foundation

MB Financial Charitable Foundation

New Schools for Chicago

North Shore Exchange

Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

PepsiCo Foundation

Polk Bros. Foundation

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago

Ross Family Foundation

Sagalyn Family Fund

Siragusa Family Foundation

Strides for Peace

Subaru of America

Tangram Insurance Services

ThyssenKrupp

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

Wege Foundation

Wells Fargo

W.P. & H.B. White Foundation

WGN Neediest Kids Fund

BUILD WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF OUR PUBLIC DONORS:
  • After School Matters
  • Chicago Department of Family And Support Services
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Cook County Government - Justice Advisory Council
  • Illinois Department of Human Services
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
  • Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago
  • US Department of Education
BUILD IS GRATEFUL FOR THE GENEROSITY OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
  • Erie Elementary Charter School
BUILD IS GRATEFUL FOR THE GENEROSITY OF OUR IN-KIND SUPPORTERS:
  • Dr. Pepper/Snapple
  • Good Sports
  • Foley & Larder LLP
  • Microsoft
  • US Messenger