Volunteerism

Making a contribution to the world is a way of sharing your gifts, talents, and interests with others.  Fortunately, Chicago is full of opportunities for serving others.

EDGE students and staff volunteer together, representing the EDGE community in various projects that support the work of non-profit organizations across the city.

EDGE coaches support you in finding individual volunteer opportunities that are both meaningful for you and the people you help.  We believe that, through service, you will grow as person:

  • You’ll develop skills for solving problems and working with others
  • You’ll gain new perspectives by working alongside volunteers and service recipients from different walks of life
  • You’ll explore interests, cultures, and neighborhoods that give you new insights about yourself and may inspire a career path, a major, or a new life goal