Giving Corps

A Way to Give Back to Neighbors in Need

When people inquire about volunteering at Cradles to Crayons, they’re amazed at how widely our services are needed. When they come here to help, they’re also amazed to actually be filling orders for specific children, and to know exactly how many children and families they helped that day. At Cradles to Crayons, the feeling of fulfillment you get from helping your neighbors makes volunteering even more personal.



Give in Your Community

Teen Leadership Corps

Teen Leadership Corps gives high school students the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and awareness for community service and civic participation.

TLC provides a safe, positive, consistent space for students to grow as young organizers and make meaningful peer connections.

Participants of TLC take part in an interactive exchange of personal experiences, learn the fundamentals of organizing, and share in the accomplishments of other young organizers.

Join the TLC

Champion Corps

Volunteers make our work possible! Our greatest need is for volunteers who can commit to volunteering regularly.

Champion volunteers help lead volunteer shifts, enhance the volunteer experience, and act as a knowledgeable and friendly face in the Giving Factory while engaging with C2C volunteers.

This role is ideal for those interested in interacting with a diverse group of people and want to promote change in their community.

Become a Champion

Young Professionals Council

The Cradles to Crayons Chicago Young Professionals Council (YPC) exists to provide young professionals with the opportunity to experience service and philanthropy through a holistic approach.

The council is geared toward members aged 21-35 in the Chicagoland area. As a community ambassador, a YPC member offers a fresh perspective on what it means to give back to a fulfilling cause. Members are passionate about our mission, the kids we serve, and the community in which we live and work.

Join the YPC