Volunteer with Project YES!
Project YES! encourages members of the community to volunteer and be actively engaged in their community. One of our program’s goals is community strengthening. We believe, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” AmeriCorps Project YES! recruits volunteers for member development training and workshops, service projects at the sites where members serve, and for National Days of Service.
Ways To Get Involved
Teach a training or workshop to help develop members in their year of service. Ideas include: classroom management, stress management, career building, and other education and service related topics
Members recruit volunteers to engage the communities at the sites they serve. Ideas include Career Panel, Theater Workshop, Police Officer Workshop, and more!
Days of Service
Members plan and organize days of service throughout the year including: MLK Day of Service, Field Day, and Seeds of Service. Find more information on these events below!
Our Project YES! Days of Service provide opportunities for our neighbors to volunteer alongside service members in a wide variety of activities and events, including:
MLK, Jr. Day of Service
Date: January 17, 2022
Location: Northwestern Settlement
Seeds of Service
Date: May 7, 2022
Location: Humboldt Park
Seeds of Service is a day of service to support local community gardens in Humboldt Park. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of community gardening. Volunteers (18 years and older) will weed, mulch, build garden beds, and more to get the gardens ready for planting season. No experience is necessary to participate in this event. Our event is inclusive for volunteers of all abilities.
Ultimate Field Day
Date: June 2022
Our Ultimate Field Day was traditionally held in honor of Global Youth Service Day in April. Beginning in 2019 we have moved our Ultimate Field Day to June as a healthy kickoff to summer! This event emphasizes the importance of health and wellness in the lives of Chicago youth. Volunteers of all abilities (18 years and older) are needed to help facilitate sports, games, and activities for children pre-k through 8th grade.