Quick and Easy: WBEZ Day of Service

MAD-wbez-chicago-caresPaint a mural. Plant a garden. Throw a birthday party. There’s no shortage of ways you can help with WBEZ’s first ever Day of Service.

What: WBEZ’s Day of Service will offer 16 volunteer openings across four days at a variety of service sites around the Chicago area, including Children’s Home + Aid, Ronald McDonald House, Flannery Apartments, Greater Chicago Food Depository and the People’s Music School.

Afterward, join the fun Saturday, June 1 at 5 p.m. at Shubas for a storytelling competition based on people’s experiences from the Day of Service, a performance by the Blue Ribbon Glee Club, and a Goose Island Green Line on the house for volunteers. The evening celebration is free for all volunteers, $15 for the general public, $12 for WBEZ members, or $10 for students with identification.

This event is in partnership with Chicago Cares, the city’s leading service organization.

When: Wednesday, May 29, 9 a.m.; Thursday, May 30, 10 a.m.; Friday, May 31, 9:30 a.m.; Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m.

Where: Various locations around Chicago.

How: Register for free online here. Email Vanessa Harris with questions about the event at vharris@wbez.org.

The organization: Chicago Public Media is an institution that creates award-winning content for people seeking to learn more about the issues and ideas that affect the community, the nation and the world. WBEZ’s Off-Air Event Series presents unique experiences throughout the year, taking place across the Chicago region. Chicago Cares, the leading service organization in the city, has mobilized more than 450,000 volunteers to meet Chicago’s most challenging needs since its founding in 1991.


Photo: a past Chicago Cares volunteer project

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