Develop Your Career While Contributing to Your Community

Volunteering with LEAP is a meaningful way to invest in your community. It can also be very educational as you experience some of the best language and literacy development programming in the country in action.

Volunteers are a driving force behind the work that we do. Our volunteers average a few hours a month, but collectively contribute 40 hours to the organization each month – the equivalent of a full week’s work. Whether you find yourself helping at a program, in the office, or planning a fundraiser, your donation of time and talent will make an important organizational impact.

LEAP regularly has volunteer opportunities available at program sites and at our office in downtown Chicago. Some are suited for volunteers with experience in the field of language development, but for most you simply need a little time and the desire to contribute.

Current and On-going Opportunities

  • Help in the office with filing, data entry, program preparation, and major mailings
  • Test children participating in LEAP’s programs
  • Be a guest speaker at one of our program sites
  • Assist at a professional development training
  • Other

Please note, LEAP strives to match volunteer interest with an organizational need. If you are interested in volunteering for a project that is not listed, please share with us what you have in mind on the volunteer application. Our opportunities and need for volunteers changes often. While not all opportunities listed above are always available, we will make every effort to situate you in a rewarding volunteer project that meets your interests and talents.

Our Mission
LEAP was born to bridge the language gap and give under-served children and teens an opportunity to increase their quality of life.
LEAP Empowers through Language

LEAP (Language Empowers All People) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to results-driven language and literacy development.  Leap's programs are proven to accelerate self-confidence and fulfillment in children, parents and educators.

“Organizations like LEAP are essential toward preparing students for 21st century post-secondary pathways. At Intrinsic Schools, we value greatly LEAP’s commitment to this preparation, and as a result of their programming we have seen real growth in our students’ ability to represent themselves publicly.” -- LEAP's Impact In 2016.
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Over $230,000 Raised
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Kids helped in programs
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LEAP Volunteers