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.
As the new year approaches and I reflect on Keshet’s mission, I know without a shadow of a doubt that we will get there—all communal spaces will be inclusive and welcoming to people with disabilities.
Almost fifty years after her first time going to overnight camp, Michelle is now experiencing what camps are like when they partner with Keshet. She’s finding more than just inclusion; it is true belonging.