Looking for ways to volunteer and help make Evanston a better place to live and work? The City of Evanston Volunteer Program provides many opportunities for you.

Volunteerism is one of our community’s greatest assets. Each hour you donate in Evanston not only strengthens our entire community but also helps realize our shared vision of making Evanston the "most livable city in America.” 

Upcoming Events

MSYEP_Small.pngMayor's Summer Youth Job Fair

Sat., April 19, 7:30- 3:30 p.m.
Evanston Township High School
1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston

The City of Evanston is seeking 30+ volunteers to help with the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Fair on April 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The day's event is catered for Evanston youth age 14-18 who are looking for employment for the summer. Help us in making this year's event the best!

Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Outdoor/Indoor Monitors
  • Registration
  • Hall Monitors
  • Application Room
  • Job Specification Room
  • Interview Preparation
  • Refreshment Area
  • Interviewing Area

Every helping hand will help us reach Mayor Tisdahl's goal of employing 500 Evanston youth! To register for the Summer Youth Job Fair, please click here

tree.jpgCommunity Clean-up

Sat. April 26, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Various park locations

Volunteers across Evanston are invited to participate in the City's "Community Clean-up" on Sat., April 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Whether you're working with a group or individually, volunteers can sign up at any of the ten designated clean-up sites across the city on VolunteerEvanston.org.

The City will provide up to 5 refuse bags to participants to be used at any of the sites, in addition to one's own property or neighborhood.

Bags will be available beginning at 9 a.m. on Mon., April 21 at the information desk of the Morton Civic Center.; the Levy Senior Center; Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center; all five Evanston Fire Stations; Ace Hardware, 1008 Davis St.; and Harold's Hardware, 2912 Central St.

To top it all off, the City will celebrate your volunteer efforts by providing a free food voucher to exchange at the City’s Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. later that day.

It's time to come together and make Evanston sparkle this spring! Sign up today >>>


How do I find other volunteer opportunities?

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If you are an INDIVIDIUAL and are interested in volunteering with the City of Evanston, please browse our open opportunities on Volunteer Evanston. (if you need assistance accessing the Volunteer Evanston, please do not hesitate to contact 847.859.7833)

If you are looking for corporate and/or community GROUP opportunities, please complete the Group Volunteer Application.

Are you an agency that needs help for one time projects?  Make sure you submit your projects to Volunteer Evanston so we can match you up with groups of volunteers that are looking to help! Submit your projects today here>>>

If you are interested in serving on one of the City of Evanston's Boards, Commissions, or Committees, please click here to learn about the appointment process and to submit an application.

The City of Evanston is a proud Volunteer Evanston partner. Volunteer Evanston is our local webportal designed specifically to connect You with volunteer opportunities in Evanston.

Do you need help figuring out how to sign up on the website?  Follow these simple Volunteer Evanston Instructions.

The City has an opportunity that matches your personal or professional interests, whether you're looking for environmental programming, childhood literacy or community economic development.

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