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White Sox Volunteer Corps


About the Volunteer Corps

A signature program for the White Sox, the Volunteer Corps serves as a way to unite White Sox fans through service opportunities within our community. The White Sox Volunteer Corps was created by the Chicago White Sox in response to President Obama's call for Americans to better their communities through service. The team organizes community service events that incorporate support from players and coaches, Southpaw, staff and members of the volunteer group to serve shoulder to shoulder to make a positive and lasting impact in our community.

Nearly 5,000 Sox fans and community-focused Chicagoans have signed up for the Volunteer Corps since its inception. The first day of service, on May 9, 2009, saw more than 300 volunteers working together to restore two local Boys & Girls Club sites. Since then members of the Corps have participated in several other events, including park clean-ups in partnership with the Chicago Park District, food re-packing sessions at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the construction of two large playgrounds with KaBOOM!.

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2016 Calendar


Monday, February 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Developmental Activities with members of the Shore Services Adult Services Program

  • Shore Services' mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through educational, residential, vocational and other related programs provided with community integrated supports and services. The Adult Services Program provides developmental training to nearly 80 adults with moderate to severe/profound intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
  • Volunteers will assist the Developmental Activities Trainer in running a fitness/activity clinic where clients would complete different activities in our gym and lunch area.
  • Location: Lois Lloyd Center - 2525 Church St., Evanston, IL.
  • Goal of 10 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing and include Shore Services in the subject line by Monday, February 8.

Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Big Shoulders Fund

  • The mission of the Big Shoulders Fund is to provide support to the Catholic schools in the neediest areas of inner-city Chicago.
  • Join volunteer teams from other service-minded organizations and serve by painting, cleaning, landscaping, organizing and more.
  • Location: Holy Angels School - 750 E 40th Street, Chicago, IL.
  • Goal of 20 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing and include White Sox in the subject line by Friday, February 5.

Thursday, February 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Bernie's Book Bank

  • Bernie's Book Bank facilitates the collection, processing and redistribution of new and gently used children's books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland.
  • Volunteers are needed to sort, sticker, bag and box books.
  • Location: 917 North Shore Drive, Lake Bluff, IL.
  • Goal of 20 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Register by emailing and include Bernie's Book Bank in the subject line by Thursday, February 11.


Monday, January 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm: Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day with City Year

  • Volunteers with join City YearÂ’s AmeriCorps members across the United States to participate in a day of service. City Year commemorates the civil rights movement and honors the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by celebrating Dr. King's birthday as a "day ON, not a day off" through various service projects.
  • Volunteers will transform and beautify the school with murals, painting and light construction projects.
  • Location: Thomas Kelly High School 4136 S. California Avenue, Chicago, IL.
  • Goal of 100 Volunteer Corps participants.
  • Registration is closed.

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Join the Corps!

To sign up for the White Sox Volunteer Corps, for updates on scheduled service events or for more information on White Sox community service efforts, please click on the button below and fill out the form.

New members will receive a personalized membership card after signing up for the Volunteer Corps. Members receive monthly emails about upcoming service opportunities.

Join the Volunteer Corps

For questions or more information, please email us at

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Awards and Recognition

A tribute to the success of the Volunteer Corps, the White Sox were honored to be awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports in 2012 and the Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence in 2011.

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Photos and Videos

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