Volunteer Recruitment


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Executive Service Corps

For more than 30 years, ESC has been the Chicago region’s largest nonprofit provider of capacity-building services for the nonprofit and public service sectors. ESC consultants provide solutions that equip our clients to create lasting change.
●  Website:  http://www.esc-chicago.org/


Taproot Foundation

Advance your mission by getting access to the design, consulting, management, marketing, human resources and IT skills you need—for free.

Unlike traditional foundations that make cash grants, the Taproot Foundation makes grants of professional consulting services, called Service Grants, through our Service Grant Program. Every Service Grant is delivered pro bono by a team of 5-6 business professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to help a nonprofit in their community. We guarantee that our teams deliver excellent services, customized to meet your specific objectives and help you advance your mission.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ●   Website:  http://www.taprootfoundation.org


Young Non Profit Professionals Network

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago (YNPN Chicago) strengthens the nonprofit community by providing accessible professional development, resources, and networking opportunities for young professionals involved in the Chicago-area nonprofit sector.
●  Website:  http://www.ynpnchicago.org/s/269/start.aspx


Chicago Life Opportunities Initiative

Chicago Life Opportunities Initiative (CLOI) is an innovative partnership between Mather LifeWays and CJE SeniorLife that creates opportunities that encourage older adults to remain productive, intellectually stimulated and actively engaged in their communities. CLOI also helps Chicago-area nonprofits expand their capacity to serve their communities by tapping the talents of older adults.
●  Website:  http://www.cloi.org/



Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives. Idealist provides a comprehensive database of tools for organizations. This site is a great one stop resource for the beginner as well as advance nonprofit organizer.
●  Website:  http://idealist.org


Women On Call

WomenOnCall.Org is a unique online network that connects women with specific volunteer opportunities that allow them to share their professional skills and expertise with nonprofits. Through on-site and virtual volunteer opportunities, WomenOnCall.org members provide short, high-impact, skills-based service, making giving back realistic and efficient.

●  Website:  http://womenoncall.org


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Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents - representing some 6 million students - dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.
●  Website:  http://www.compact.org



The on-line journal that caters to volunteer leaders/managers who want to go beyond the mundane in the volunteerism field. Every item in the publication is interactive, inviting readers to contribute comments and additional materials.
●  Website:  http://www.e-volunteerism.com


Hands on Network

Largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers that reach more than 83% of the nation’s population and extend to 10 countries.
●  Website: www.handsonnetwork.org/


Network for Good

Uses the web to help people get more involved in philanthropy in the U.S. Features nonprofit resources, online donation forms, volunteer opportunities, research and more.
●  Website: www.networkforgood.org


Axelson Gateway

The purpose of the Greater Chicago Nonprofit Gateway is to provide easily accessible nonprofit resource information for nonprofit practitioners, educators, students, board members, donors, volunteers, management assistance providers and consultants and others interested in the local nonprofit community through the use of on-line technologies, to provide linkages to learning opportunities and local nonprofit events, and to help facilitate communication across the local nonprofit community.
● Website:  http://gateway.northpark.edu/


Corporation for National and Community Service Resource Center

The Resource Center, administered by ETR Associates, is the knowledge management training and technical assistance provider to the Corporation for National and Community Service. It connects service programs with targeted training and information.
●  Website: http://nationalserviceresources.org/


Energize, Susan Ellis

This site provides monthly essays and articles on new topics in the field of volunteerism. They also have an on-line library and bookstore with resources for volunteer managers as well as a Referral Network with links to everything in the volunteer field - conferences, awards, web sites and more.
●  Website:  http://www.energizeinc.com