• How You Can Help

  • To report suspected abuse in Illinois, call 911 or 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873).

    Outside of Illinois, call 1-800-422-4453.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    ChicagoCAC has several volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Due to the confidential nature of our work, volunteer opportunities that offer direct contact with our children and families are limited. Volunteers who do have direct contact with clients or frequent access to the center must undergo background checks.

    Kids’ Holiday Party

    Join us to help our clients, their siblings and caregivers celebrate the spirit of the season with food, entertainment and donated gifts.

    • 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 10 and 11: Party preparation. Sort and wrap hundreds of donated gifts! These events will be held at the Merchandise Mart.
    • 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 13: Party setup. Set up our gift “shopping” areas, games, crafts and snacks at St. Ignatius.
    • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13: Party staffing and cleanup. Facilitate games, crafts and other activities, and help caregivers shop for gifts. Spanish-speaking volunteers appreciated!>

    To apply, complete our volunteer application. Please note that all event-day volunteers must be age 18 or older. Event-day volunteers will interact directly with clients, and therefore must pass a criminal and DCFS background check. 

    To be notified when other opportunities arise, please contact Melissa Siemasz at (312) 492-3730 or MSiemasz@ChicagoCAC.org.