Share Your Extra Time

One of the most valuable gifts you can offer Share Our Spare is your time. We offer a variety of engaging volunteer opportunities for both individuals and groups.

We believe that change agents come in all ages—in fact, some of our volunteers are as young as six years old. We offer many family-friendly opportunities that help teach children how gratifying it can be to give back to the community, like helping to sort donations or assemble kits for newborn babies.

We also love welcoming groups large or small who want to volunteer as a team. We can accommodate groups of up to 20 people, and the typical time commitment is 90 minutes.

Below are a few of the fun volunteer events we offer:

Warehouse Warriors
Join us at our River North Warehouse to help inventory and sort donations and package baby supplies. This opportunity is ideal for groups between 10-20 people and typically lasts 90 minutes. Contact us for more information or check out our events calendar to sign up for an individual volunteer time.

Kit Assembly
Children—especially newborns—require many necessities in the first few years that are not covered by public aid. Our agency partners help connect us with needy families to deliver the items they need. Our Warehouse Warriors are responsible for providing and assembling the following NEW items together to create two different kit options:

Newborn Kits 

  • Pacifiers
  • Diapers
  • Burp Cloths
  • Bottles
  • Wipes

Personal Care Kit 

  • Kids 3-in-1 Wash
  • Kids Toothbrushes
  • Kids Toothpaste
  • Wash Cloths
  • Small Brush and Comb

This opportunity can be done either at the Share our Spare warehouse or at an offsite location. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for corporations, scout troops, and family projects. Contact us for more information.

Corporate Volunteers
Share Our Spare is happy to welcome corporate groups who want to volunteer as a team. We are happy to work with your group to plan an event that will give back to the community while building your team based upon your group’s dynamics or goals. Contact us for more information.

Sip and Sort
Looking to gather friends for a fun night out,while giving back? Consider hosting a ‘Sip and Sort’ event. Bring a group of friends and your favorite snacks and drinks to our River West Sharehouse to sort, organize and assemble kits for Chicago area families in need. We request that each volunteer brings a specific baby item to donate. Contact us for more information.

Organize a Drive
Spearhead a drive to collect our most needed essential  items like diapers, wipes, newborn kit supplies, hygiene kit supplies, and gear. This option is an excellent choice for a school classroom or corporate holiday initiative.

Organize a “Stuff the Truck” Event
Help your neighbors clean out their closets and garages as a Stuff the Truck ambassador. We help you coordinate a truck and communications. You spread the word, staff the event and help deliver the items to our River West Sharehouse. This is a great opportunity for getting involved in the suburbs.

We would love to work with you and your group to create a meaningful experience.


Share Your Time