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Help Easter Seals Create Solutions and Change Lives

Creating solutions and changing lives is what we do at Easter Seals. Join us and you too can make a difference and help people with disabilities achieve their goals. Volunteer your time to share your talents.  Whether performing office work, volunteering at events or another way...you can help!

Need more convincing? In the words of Edgar "Daddy" Allen, founder of Easter Seals, "We have but one life. We get nothing out of that life except by putting something into it. To relieve suffering, to help the unfortunate, to do kind acts and deeds is, after all, the one sure way to secure happiness or to achieve real success. Your life and mine shall be valued not by what we take...but by what we give."

Easter Seals has some wonderful volunteer opportunities at our child care facilities, schools and special events.

Buttons4Autism 2014

Buttons4Autism 2014

Volunteer to collect donations at Buttons4Autism on:
-Saturday, April 12th, 2014
-Saturday August, 9, 2014

Celebrate HarrysButtons.com at Easter Seals 10th Anniversary! HarrysButtons.com is a micro-enterprise that was founded in 2004 by Harry Engnell Sr. to improve the lives of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by providing opportunities for structured production-type employment for his adult son, Harry Jr., and his peers. In 2010, Harry Engnell Sr. donated HarrysButtons.com to Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago. Since that time, HarrysButtons.com has employed 70 students and clients and has made over 300,000 products for 500 businesses.

Help raise critical funds and improve the lives and futures of individuals living with Autism and other disabilities by giving your time to collect donations at local intersections in Tinley Park. Invite your friends, family and co-workers to participate in this exciting opportunity. All participants must be 16 years and older. Safety vest, badges and collection containers will be provided. A button handmade at HarrysButtons at Easter Seals will be given for each donation. Volunteer shifts are available from 10am to 6pm.

We are looking for both team intersection captains and volunteers!

Please choose your volunteer shift.
(you may select more than one, if you’re interested)
-Shift 1: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
-Shift 2: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
-Shift 3: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Online volunteer registration available through VolunteerMatch

Questions? Email kellyanne.ohde@eastersealschicago.org or lisa.newcomb@eastersealschicago.org or call 708.802.9050 ext. 111.

Sign up today! Download the PDF volunteer form


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Chicago Professionals for Easter Seals (CPES)

The Chicago Professionals for Easter Seals (CPES) was developed to provide professionals in Metropolitan Chicago with a forum that fosters professional development, community service and social awareness. This developing force is composed of Chicagoland’s future leaders and young professionals (22-40 years) committed to supporting and promoting the mission of Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago through social and civic engagement.

The CPES earnestly believes in our members and we strive to develop programs that encourage individual members’ personal, professional and civic growth. We encourage members to achieve balance in their lives as they work to strengthen their communities. We pride ourselves on diverse professional backgrounds and aim to share our experiences, learn from each other and unite our community through active involvement. Read more here or visit www.CPESEvents.org

Child Care Programs / Head Start

  • Read stories to children at story time
  • Play activities
  • Help with lunch program by serving children
  • Help children learn through individualized computer assisted instruction
  • Decorate bulletin boards with holiday art projects
  • Do art and music projects
  • Volunteer in family literacy program
  • Volunteer for field trips
  • Help clean classrooms

Near South Side Child Development Center
Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cathy Rokusek, Program Manager
3630 South Wells
Room 105
Chicago, IL  60609
773-548-3614 Phone

Gilchrist-Marchman Head Start
Morayma Cancel, Interim Program Manager
1001 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL  60608
312-492-7402 Phone



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