25 Reasons to Volunteer

To celebrate WITS’ 25th Anniversary and the start of the program year, check out the list below of 25 Reasons to Volunteer:


  • To make a difference
  • To give back to the community
  • To give kids a positive reading experience
  • To be a consistent caring adult in a child’s life
  • It’s fun
  • to get to know a different neighborhood
  • to support a CPS classroom


  • to get to know your city
  • to learn new skills
  • to give back to a cause you believe in
  • to change someone’s life
  • to make connections and meet new people
  • to become part of the community
  • to explore the world
  • to gain new perspectives
  • to get inspired
  • to set a good example

WITS 2016, Brett Bulthuis

  • to create empowerment
  • to gain self-awareness
  • to explore other interests
  • to enhance your education
  • to learn something new
  • to develop job skills
  • to discover hidden talents
  • to encourage civic responsibility

There are still opportunities for you to volunteer with WITS! Contact WITS’ Volunteer Manager, Annie Kennedy (anniek@witschicago.org) to learn how you can get involved.