The Volunteer Corps has logged more than 32,000 hours of service, engaged more than 7,800 volunteers in service and provided more than $696,000 in valuation of labor (based on U.S. Department of Labor calculation).
Throughout the past six years, members of the White Sox Volunteer Corps have participated in a variety of service-oriented events. Below is a glimpse of some of the Volunteer Corps recent projects:
MLK Service Day
Volunteer Corps members joined over 500 local volunteers in completing restoration and beautification projects including wall painting, murals and construction at Roger C. Sullivan High School and Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in Rogers Park as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and National Day of Service.
Chicago Special Olympics 46th Annual Spring Games Opening Ceremonies
Volunteers Corps members had the opportunity to be team escorts for the parade of athletes during the Opening Ceremony and to assist with lunch distribution to the athletes.
Day of Service with City Year Chicago
Nearly 300 Volunteer Corps members transformed Tilden Career Community Academy High School. Volunteers were joined by White Sox team members, outfielder Adam Eaton, infielder Marcus Semien, and coach Don Cooper and as they painted, landscaped and completed construction projects.
FirstMerit Bank Bike Build
In partnership with FirstMerit Bank, members of the Volunteer Corps built bicycles for children served by a local social service agency. Volunteers were joined by former White Sox great Bill Melton along with mascot Southpaw.
Day of Service with Chicago Cares
Nearly 75 Volunteer Corps members built planter boxes, bookshelves, and bags boards at Park Lawn Association in Oak Lawn. A special White Sox-themed carnival took place for residents of Park Lawn.