Chicago, IL
Hometown: Chicago

Organizer since:

October 4, 2009


Chicago is filled w/people willing to help and worthy causes abound. Why sit at home when you could be out exploring the city and having a great time to boot?

Have you ever volunteered before? In what way? (Tutoring, Kids, Humanitarian, Cleanup, Nature, Animals) Still doing so?

Big Brothers, tutoring, music lessons, coach baseball, Peace Corps, soup kitchens, NPO fund-raising, advocate for Chicago's Nature Areas. I'm so glad CFV has gone public... remember anyone can post here! In fact, we don't work w/out your help too!

What do a person's day-to-day actions REALLY say about them? What do the words MORAL FIBER mean to you? Tell us what you think...

Deep down, everyone has an understanding of right & wrong. Ask a person point-blank to define morals and from their eye contact, body stance and comfort level alone you'll know the type of life they've lived. Pretty neat, eh?

Are you new to Chicago? Might you need or can you help carpool? As a fun community of members, transport to non-city events never ends up a problem!

While I grew up here, I left for college @17 and only recently returned (for a surgery). It's fun to re-explore now that I have a valid-ID! I sold my car after moving downtown. Once rented a 9-seat iGo for carpooling.

Occasionally outside groups contact us looking for help. Is there a specific type (animals, kids, etc) of volunteering you would like us to keep you mind for in these situations?

My passions are nature and teaching. And tho I came up for the idea behind this site, life does *not* revolve around its upkeep. Recently began playing guitar at a home for the disabled, think they call that music therapy. My idea of side fun!

Where did you hear about our group? A Current Member (who)? Meetup link/email? Flier? Speech? Facebook? Other? (Specific answers will help us & the number we reach out to *GROW* :)

The idea for CHICAGO FUN VOLUNTEERS came to me as the Park Districts closed for the '09 season. Meetup seemed perfect to connect volunteers w/events. This is a "DO IT YOURSELF" group as I have a full-time travel job! CFV is open to all, post away :P

What Eliot is saying about this Meetup Group

If you like feeling good about yourself... being smiled at, and thanked... for regular decent things you'd probably do anyway - this is the group for you!

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  • Sue

    Hi Elliot thanks for the warm welcome!

    Jan 27, 2014 1:23 PM
  • Taly

    Thanks :-)

    Oct 11, 2013 2:35 PM
  • Eric


    Sep 28, 2013 2:29 AM
  • Sharon C.

    Thanks for ur warm welcoming, Eliot ! :'D

    Sep 09, 2013 1:26 AM
  • Natalie G.

    Hello Eliot,

    I am holding a fundraiser on July 15th at Vaughn's Pub for a volunteer trip in South Africa. From 7pm-9pm 50% of all food and drink revenue will be donated to my charity. Would your group be interested in posting my info for whomever is in the Chicago area and wants to stop by for a drink for a cause?

    Thank you!
    Natalie Grimaldi

    Jul 08, 2013 9:00 AM
  • Melissa

    Glad I could make you laugh, Eliot and would love to hear about your adventures in Africa too!

    Mar 02, 2013 4:32 PM
  • Sara

    Hi Eliot, thanks for the nice welcome. I created this web site a while ago and make occasional changes when asked - http://www.aprendernicaragua.org/­­. Meet up soon I hope!

    Feb 18, 2013 5:04 PM
  • Erin

    Thanks, Eliot! Can't wait to go to my first volunteering meeting!

    Jul 29, 2012 10:53 AM
  • Silvia R.

    Thanks Elliot, I look forward to reading the info. SR

    Jul 24, 2012 9:37 PM
  • Wendy P.

    Singer's Salon

    Thanks for joining the Singer's Salon! We are so happy to have you! It is a great, supportive group of folks and always an interesting evening of music. I hope to meet you this coming Sunday.

    Jun 09, 2012 12:18 PM
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