As a nonprofit organization, BBF Family Services depends on volunteers as a vital part of our team. Our volunteers bring fresh ideas, energy, and support to special events and the daily programming of kidLAB and youthLAB. By joining the BBF Family Services team, you become part of an organization that has been making a positive impact on North Lawndale’s youth since 1961. We seek creative, smart, caring individuals to help further our mission and unlock the potential of the youth and families we serve. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities for adults of all ages.

If you would like more information or to sign-up for a volunteer information session, please contact Dominique Steward at 773.542.7331 or dsteward@bbffamilyservices.org. 



Stories from Volunteers:

Luke Program Volunteer

“Volunteering at BBF has given me the amazing opportunity to encounter and learn from some incredible kids. BBF is a very special place, and I feel honored to be able to be a part of it.”

Brittany University of Chicago Medicine Volunteers

"I just wanted to thank you both for the opportunity to volunteer at BBF. I had a great time! It was great to meet all the teachers and kids. Maybe I can come back again in the future!" -2012

Jasmine University of Chicago Medicine Volunteers

"Thanks so much for this wonderful experience! I loved working with the kids and the amazing staff! The kids were so welcoming and warm, and the staff was comprised of some of the most dedicated and loving individuals I have ever had the privilege of knowing!" -2013

Ankit Program Volunteer

"The combination of helpful teachers and eager students made it a very enjoyable and rewarding experience for me." -2013