Many hands make light work
– John Heywood

Thank you for your interest in Children’s Place Association! We are thrilled to have you join our dedicated community of champions for Chicago’s most vulnerable children.

Below is a glance at the variety of opportunities to engage your time, talents, and heart to help us positively impact more kids in need. If you need any assistance on your journey, we are always available to help.

Thank you, again, for becoming a champion for children as we continue to build a secure and hopeful today so children facing health issues and poverty succeed tomorrow.

Shantal Alonso, JD
Chief Philanthropy & Communications Officer, Children’s Place Association

What is a CPA Ambassador? It is someone who believes in our mission and wants to share their time, talents, and services in helping us build a secure & hopeful today so children facing health issues & poverty succeed tomorrow! Whether you have a passion for fundraising, you’re a social media influencer or want to contribute your legal, financial, or artistic skills to help our programs and space grow and flourish, we value and welcome your support, big or small!

We are excited to have you join our CPA Volunteer Family.

Our Programs

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Child and Family Support Services
  • Child Thrive
  • Early Learning
  • Foster Care and Adoption
  • International
  • Administrative support
  • Program Support
  • Special Events
  • Join the JR Board
  • Join a Committee

Please fill out the below form for us to best place you with your interests and time availability.

Volunteers who interact with children more than once a quarter

are required to undergo a DCFS background check.