Chicago Volunteer Expo connects volunteers with local nonprofits

By Eunice Wang
Medill Reports

At the annual Chicago Volunteer Expo,  people come by the hundreds, seeking ways to give back to the community. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum hosted the event on February 18 for the sixth year in a row. Around 100 local nonprofits had tables at the museum, offering Chicagoans options for volunteering in areas like  healthcare, the environment, animal rights and social justice.

“We are at this incredibly amped-up time in America history where people want to do something and understand that we need to in order to change a lot of the systematic problems in our country,” expo attendee Beth Bond said. “So events like this where people can find out tangible things that they can do are incredible.”

Photo at top: Visitors come to the expo at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum seeking volunteering opportunities. Feb. 18, 2018. (Eunice Wang/MEDILL)