Every donation makes a difference.

A gift to Plant Chicago is an investment in our community.

With your support, we can feed our volunteers, launch new research projects, sponsor local student interns and promote a healthier, more sustainable Chicago.

$25 allows us to distribute healthy food incentives for low income family at our farmers market.

$100 provides a free hands-on STEM workshop for youth from Back of the Yards and Chicago Public Schools.

$500 can support new and ongoing materials research projects, including the potential for spent brewers grains.

Plant Chicago is a registered 501(c)3 organization; all donations are tax-deductible.

 

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only 20%

of our budget comes from program revenue, such as tours.

Volunteering

We love our volunteers!

We’re always looking for helping hands on a variety of projects, from leading tours and tending chickens to community outreach.

Interested? Join us at our next volunteer orientation.

Shifts

Pre-oriented volunteers are welcome on Saturdays for the following shifts:

10am–1pm
2pm–5pm
10am–5pm (lunch included)

For groups of five or more interested in volunteering, email us to see what upcoming projects you can help out with.

Internships

An internship with Plant Chicago is a one-of-a-kind experience.
In addition to working closely with our small staff and volunteers, our interns also complete a closed-loop project of their own design.
Internships last 8–12 weeks. Though unpaid, they may be completed for school credit.

Current Availability

 

We are no longer accepting applications for our fall internship period. Please stay tuned for more information in the spring!

Email us at info@plantchicago.org with any questions.