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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. MLK Jr., that “everybody can be greatbecause everybody can serve." AmeriCorps Project YES! recruits volunteers for member development trainings and workshops, service projects at the sites where members serve, and for Days of Service. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

How to Get Involved

Member Development: Teach a training or workshop to help develop members in their year of service. Ideas include: classroom management, stress management, career building, and any other education and service related topics
Site Projects: 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, including MLK Day, Global Youth Service Day, and Seeds of Service.
MLK Day of Service is a national day of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and “make it a day on, not off!” Every year, AmeriCorps Project YES! hosts a literacy fair at the Settlement. The goal of our literacy fair is to allow children to explore reading in a fun way and encourage literacy. Children participate in the literacy-based activities and games and receive books and other prizes. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the games and activities. For more information about MLK Day of Service, please visit

Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one that celebrates the contributions that children and youth make 365 days a year. Every year, AmeriCorps Project YES! hosts an Ultimate Field Day at Pulaski Park, Children participate in fun sports, games, activities and more in the goal of developing healthier lifestyles. Volunteers are needed to help run the sports, games, and activities. For more information about Global Youth Service Day, please visit

Seeds of Service is a community gardening project that AmeriCorps Project YES! hosts every year in Humboldt Park with 7-9 community gardens. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of community gardening. Volunteers will weed, mulch, build garden beds, and more to get the gardens ready for planting season.

*Registration for events will be posted when members begin to plan the projects.


Upcoming volunteer events appear here. View the full calendar.

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