Volunteer With Us

Help us in feeding the unhoused across Chicago!

Chi-Care volunteers are who make it possible for us to serve hot meals to the unhoused on consistently since March 2020! We have a range of opportunities to fit your interests and capabilities across the many activities and events we’re a part of.

You can signup for a route by clicking here.

We encourage volunteers of all ages, but require parental consent if under 18.

Purpose-Driven Service

How our volunteers help.

Meal distribution and serving

Our Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday routes take us across the Chicagoland area to serve meals to the unhoused.

Snack-pack support

Buy supplies and assemble snack packs that Chi-Care distributes to shelters and directly to where they’re needed.


Help us sort, organize, and move the many items required to enable our effort.

Help Chi-Care

Some of the ways you can get involved.

Individual & Group

Learn more about how you can volunteer on your own or with a group.

Corporate Volunteering

For a great corporate outing, find out how your company can volunteer with Chi-Care!

Amazon Wishlist

Chi-Care distributes essentials year-round, help us with a donation from our wishlist.

By The numbers

Meals Provided


Volunteer Support


Areas Covered


Routes per week


Frequently asked questions

Answers to common questions

When are the volunteer opportunities?

Thursday: We serve at the Forest Park CTA Station. We ask volunteers to be there by 7:30pm.

Our unhoused meal distribution across Pilsen, Little Village, Back Of The Yards and surrounding areas starts at 10:30am.

We have two routes on Sunday where we serve meals directly to the unhoused. These routes start around 10:30am.

We also have other events going on throughout the month.

Please visit our signup page for more details.

Can I just donate instead?

Absolutely! While we would love to see you on one of our routes, supporting the movement through donations is crucial to helping those in need.

Donate now by clicking here

Do I need special skills or training?

No special training is required. We will provide details once you've signed up.

What if I'm under the age of 18?

Parent or Guardian approval is required for our meal distribution and service. We have a number of volunteers under the age of 18 who have served on our routes with their parents or part of a group. We also have other activities such as making snack packs or hygiene kits which are great ways to help out!

Chi-Care is on a mission to end hunger amongst the unhoused population throughout the Chicagoland area.

Chi-Care is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Copyright 2024.