ReShape-Chicago logo for Alternatives' ReShape Chicago Solutions Challenge

Alternatives’ ReShape Chicago Solutions Challenge gives teams of young people the opportunity to shape solutions to address real issues, challenges, or opportunities that they face in their lives. (Re)Shape Chicago will culminate in a youth-led conference and showcase and dinner, elevating the perspectives, insights, and creativity of Chicago’s youth.

There are three different ways you can help. If you are interested in one or more of them, please fill out the form on this page. If you want to learn more, click here and read our FAQs for volunteering with (Re)Shape Chicago.

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Want to support youth as they (Re)Shape Chicago?

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FAQs

Become a (Re)Shape Chicago Volunteer!

Description
Alternatives is seeking for volunteers to work collaboratively with a team of young people for (Re)Shape Chicago. Each team will have 2 or 3 adult mentors matched with 4 to 6 young people. You will support our program coordinator with team activities, and mentorship.

How you can make an impact?
Alternatives’ (Re)Shape Chicago Solutions Challenge gives teams of young people the opportunity to shape solutions to address real issues, challenges, or opportunities that they face in their lives. (Re)Shape Chicago will culminate in a youth-led conference and showcase and dinner, elevating the perspectives, insights, and creativity of Chicago’s youth. We are currently seeking volunteer mentors to support our teams of young people as they develop their solutions. You will be working under our program coordinator who will provide direction as needed.

Duration
This role will require a time commitment to 6 consecutive Saturdays, studio time will begin February 16th up until March 23rd from 11am-3pm.

Studio Time Schedule: (6 consecutive Saturdays | 11am-3pm)

  • February 16th
  • February 23th
  • March 2nd
  • March 9th
  • March 16th
  • March 23rd

Volunteer Training

  • Wednesday, February 6th at 4730 N. Sheridan Rd. from 5:30-7pm

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  • Wednesday, February 13th at 4730 N. Sheridan Rd. from 5:30-7pm

Requirements

  • Interview and application process
  • Attend one volunteer training before studio days (2 hr)
  • Federal background check

Volunteers for (Re)Shape Chicago are passionate about Youth Shaping Positive Change, are able to consistently engage across a 6-week period from February 16-March 23, and are looking for an action-oriented experience.

By supporting (Re)Shape Chicago, you can amplify youth voice!