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.
This school year, Keshet and Schechter have launched an inclusive kindergarten program, where students with disabilities will learn alongside typically developing peers. Not only does this commitment demonstrate a belief that everyone benefits when everyone is included, it also addresses a gap in services available in our community.
Keshet is so fortunate to have incredible DSPs like Jordan Spiwak, who believe wholeheartedly in Keshet’s mission and care so deeply for our participants. Working at Keshet has completely changed his life for the better, giving him a sense of purpose and a deeper connection to his Jewish identity.