There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of Keshet participants and their families. To volunteer, you just need a little time and a whole lot of heart. Each volunteer has the power to help someone learn a new skill, connect to the community, form friendships, have fun and lead a meaningful life.
People of all ages (6th grade and older) are encouraged to volunteer.Apply Today
Chicago, Northbrook, Skokie
Assist students and classes at Sunday School.
Chaperone community service trips and social outings.
Buffalo Grove, Northbrook, Skokie, Niles
Volunteers partner with kids and adults for baseball, basketball or bowling.
Participate in activities alongside students.
Help chaperone field trips and assist with other special activities on days off from school.
Coach athletes in track and field events.
Join Keshet’s Inclusive Choir as a singer partnered with kids or adults.
Chicago, Highland Park, Northbrook, Skokie
Volunteers are partnered for activities (cooking classes, yoga, social outings and more), companions for social programs or assist with job coaching.
Chicago, Northern Suburbs
Volunteers help with set-up, take-down, registration, photography and more.
The Keshet Gratitude Committee is a group of volunteers who want to make a difference by providing support to Keshet and the Development Department. To volunteer, you just need a little time and a whole lot of heart.
Members of the Keshet Gratitude Committee will have an opportunity to help with a variety of projects throughout the year. Responsibilities include:
Many of these opportunities can be done from the comfort of your home. There is a minimum of a one-year commitment to join beginning June 2023, with about two hours a month of your time to help with various projects.
Please complete this application to let us know your interests. We will then contact you for more information so we can match you with the perfect volunteer opportunity.Complete an Application
You’ll gain just as much as the participants you are working with.
Students at Keshet Day School created stained glass designs, such as hearts and menorahs, with their Schechter peers for Hanukkah. We wanted to share the directions so that you could make your own version at home! Both written and visual instructions are included below.
Keshet not only provides great opportunities for people with disabilities, but it affords students like me the opportunity to give back, practice patience and create beautiful music together. I feel so fortunate that Keshet provided me this opportunity to work with the participants to teach them to sing with 16 Candles tonight.
We are more than just a support system; we are a family that helps each other reach new heights, overcome challenges, and chase our dreams. Thank you for being here tonight for Keshet. Let us be reminded that we are here together, not just for an evening but for a lifetime.