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. 


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.

Onsite College Forum

October 22, 2019

Our Onsite College 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. 

COMING SOON! (Aug 2019)

College Choice Celebration

College Choice Celebration

May 13, 2019

Join us as we celebrate our Scholars as they complete high school and head to college campuses! We honor our Scholars' hard work and dedication as they announce their college decisions.

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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