Volunteer with I Grow Chicago




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How did you hear about us?

We believe that true change occurs by connecting communities and bringing people together in kinship/shared goals/shared efforts. The following questions are meant to help us match you with opportunities that best fit what you are looking to gain and allow us to ensure you have the resources and training you need to succeed.

Do you or have you ever lived in Englewood?


Have you ever visited Englewood before?


Have you ever worked in Englewood before?


Outside of I Grow Chicago, do you know anyone personally who lives, or used to live, in Englewood?

Describe your previous social justice experience

What do you think our city needs to thrive as a whole?

We recognize that, in order for a volunteer project to be successful, both you and those we serve must benefit. How are you personally looking to grow through volunteering with I Grow Chicago?

What, if anything, are you nervous about in volunteering with I Grow Chicago or in the Englewood community?


What are you interested in?

General Availability

This allows us to reach out to you as volunteer opportunities arise based on when you are available.

What gifts would you like to share with us?


Of I Grow Chicago's core pillars which are you interested in?



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Terms and Conditions

The box must be checked by an adult 18 or over:

I Grow Chicago asks that you:

  • Only undertake duties you are authorized to perform and always operate under the direction and supervision of staff
  • Refrain from giving out money or other monetary equivalents
  • Do not drive program participants without permission from Co-Executive Directors Erin or Quentin
  • Behave appropriately, ethically, and courteously to all staff, clients, and the public in the course of your role as a volunteer
  • Comply with the law at all times
  • Meet time and task commitments and to provide sufficient notice when not available
  • Be open and honest in your dealings with us and let us know if we can improve our volunteer program and the support that you receive

Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability Form

This Release and Waiver of Liability (the “release”) releases I Grow Chicago, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Illinois and each of its directors, officers, employees, and agents. The Volunteer desires to provide volunteer services for I Grow Chicago and engage in activities related to serving as a volunteer. Volunteer understands that the scope of Volunteer’s relationship with Nonprofit is limited to a volunteer position and that no compensation is expected in return for services provided by Volunteer; that I Grow Chicago will not provide any benefits traditionally associated with employment to Volunteer; and that Volunteer is responsible for his/her own insurance coverage in the event of personal injury or illness as a result of Volunteer’s services to I Grow Chicago.

1. Waiver and Release: I, the Volunteer, release and forever discharge and hold harmless I Grow Chicago and its successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind of nature, either in law or in equity, which arise or may hereafter arise from the services I provide to I Grow Chicago. I understand and acknowledge that this Release discharges I Grow Chicago from any liability or claim that I may have against I Grow Chicago with respect to bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, or property damage that may result from the services I provide to Nonprofit or occurring while I am providing volunteer services.

2. Insurance: Further I understand that I Grow Chicago does not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide me with financial or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability benefits or insurance. I expressly waive any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of I Grow Chicago beyond what may be offered freely by I Grow Chicago in the event of injury or medical expenses incurred by me.

3. Medical Treatment: I hereby Release and forever discharge I Grow Chicago from any claim whatsoever which arises or may hereafter arise on account of any first-aid treatment or other medical services rendered in connection with an emergency during my tenure as a volunteer with I Grow Chicago.

4. Assumption of Risk: I understand that the services I provide to I Grow Chicago may include activities that may be hazardous to me. As a volunteer, I hereby expressly assume risk of injury or harm from these activities and Release I Grow Chicago from all liability.

5. Photographic Release: I do hereby give I Grow Chicago, their assigns, licensees and legal representatives the irrevocable right to use my name, picture, photograph, portrait, visual likeness, or voice in all forms and media in all manners, including photo, film, audio and video representations, for non-profit, public purposes, and I hereby waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product that may be created in connection therewith. I have read this release, and am fully familiar with its contents.

6. Confidentiality: As an I Grow Chicago volunteer, I understand that Federal Regulations on Confidentiality require that I not reveal the identity of any person I may see or discuss while at the agency. I understand that any disclosure of client information, including the person’s presence in the program, or description of any person, without a specific written consent from that person may be interpreted as a Federal Criminal Offense. In addition, I will not divulge any donor information I may be privy to for the purpose of volunteering at I Grow Chicago. This includes, but is not limited to, names and addresses of donors, frequency of giving and amounts given. I agree to maintain the confidentiality of program participants and donors of I Grow Chicago.

7. Other: As a volunteer, I expressly agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Illinois and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release is deemed invalid, the enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Release shall not be affected.

By signing below, I express my understanding and intent to enter into this Release and Waiver of Liability willingly and voluntarily.

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