Transform lives, neighborhoods, and our city

Our volunteers play a fundamental role in helping so many deserving students get the chance they need to succeed through college and after graduation. Be part of our community of people who believe that we can do better for our youth and who share in our mission and vision for the city. There are many ways to get involved.  Join the Chicago Scholars movement by volunteering or you can get involved with our various programming opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

Writing Lab

Writing LabS

July - September

Support Chicago Scholars on their path to college by helping with writing and revision of materials for college and scholarship applications. Volunteers work closely with Scholars in small groups and one-on-one. 

Complete for 2019.

interview labs

Onsite College and Leadership Forum

October 22, 2019

Our Onsite College and Leadership Forum is an event where our talented Scholars interview with admissions representatives from match-fit colleges they have applied to around the nation. Many of our talented Scholars receive college admissions decisions and merit aid scholarships on the spot!

Interview Labs


Interview Labs are an opportunities for out Scholars to prepare for their interviews with college admissions representatives. Volunteers will conduct mock interviews with our students and provide feedback about how they present themselves.

New Scholar Interview Nights

New Scholar Interview Nights

March - April

As an interviewer, you will have the opportunity to meet and interview talented Chicago high school students who have applied to become a Chicago Scholar. Interviews take place at host locations throughout downtown Chicago and typically take place just after the work day.

Complete for 2019.

New Scholar Orientation

New Scholar Orientation

June 8-9, 2019

Our New Scholar Orientation kicks-off our programming with our newest class of Scholars. This orientation is filled with workshops and info sessions, and is when Scholars meet their mentors and college counselors for the first time!

Complete for 2019.


Scholars College Fair

July 12, 2019

Our Annual Scholar College Fair brings in 150+ colleges and universities from around the country to meet our new class of Scholars. The Fair gives our Scholars an early opportunity to meet, ask questions, and learn about many of our college partners.

Complete for 2019.

Chicago Scholars: Volunteer Interest Form

Chicago Scholars: Volunteer Interest Form

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