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
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.
Keshet Volunteer Corps is a dedicated volunteer and engagement group that partners with Keshet to provide behind-the-scenes support for the day-to-day needs of the organization.
Members of the Keshet Volunteer Corps will have a variety of opportunities throughout the year to volunteer and serve as our “first responders” to these calls for assistance. Examples of activities include:
Many of these opportunities can be done from the comfort of your home. There are usually 3-4 projects for the Volunteer Corps each year. We’ll reach out to you, let you know what’s going on, and you’ll have the choice to participate.
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.
Check out all of our winter and spring recreation program offerings. There is definitely something for everyone!
At Keshet, our programs are designed to provide choice, giving adults with disabilities the same rights, freedom to make their own choices and deserve to have their voices heard just as anyone else. Adults at GADOL have recently joined advocacy groups, where they spend time learning what their rights are and how to express those rights. As a result, our adults have become more equipped to self-advocate and independently make their own choices, allowing them to spend their days exactly how they want to.
This past weekend, my friends and I made the trip up to Camp Chi and Perlstein Retreat Center for the Fall Shabbaton. The Shabbaton is a weekend away for adults within the Keshet community to participate in all kinds of fun activities, celebrate Shabbat and hang out with friends and staff. Although this is only my second time going, I look forward to the Shabbaton every year and this year’s was so much fun.