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There are several ways you can be a part of the life changing work of Chicago Adventure Therapy. Volunteer at one of our programs (see below) and get to know our participants. Spend a summer interning with us (see below). Support our work directly through a generous contribution. Join our board. Have Amazon Smile donate a portion of your purchases to us. Check out our Amazon Charity Wish List and help us get equipment we really need. Attend one of our exciting upcoming fundraising events. Give your used adventure equipment a new home by donating it to us. Hire one of our youth paddling coaches to teach you some new skills. None of that float your boat? Email us and let us know your idea for partnering with us.

Join the CAT Race Against Violence Team!

Join us as we participate in the Strides for Peace Race Against Gun Violence on September 23, 2021. You can do an 8k, 5k, 2 Mile Walk, and/or Tots for Peace Sprint. Every dollar raised benefits organizations fighting to end gun violence like Chicago Adventure Therapy! And you get a medal, shirt and socks for participating!

To register click HERE! Select to be part of the “Chicago Adventure Therapy” team. Then, make sure that when you’re asked “Who are you running for?” to select CAT from the drop down menu! If you’d like to help but aren’t into running/walking, you can donate HERE.

Summer Internships

Join us as an intern for Summer 2021! Are you looking for a rewarding internship working with urban youth through adventure therapy? Want to receive academic credit and clinical supervision? Check out our Summer Program Internship opportunity. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Laura Statesir at info@chicagoadventuretherapy.org.

How your Shopping Can Benefit CAT

Did you know that Amazon Smile will give a portion of your Amazon purchases to CAT? Or that CAT has an Amazon Charity Wish List of clothing and equipment we need for our programs that you can help us buy? Click HERE to start shopping in support of a good cause.

Want your own Chicago Adventure Therapy hat or shirt? Through our partnership with CLOZtalk you can now be stylish and support CAT at the same time. Click HERE to check out their website.

Volunteer with CAT

We’d love to have your help on our next program, with our website, with fundraising, or however your talents lead you. Email us at volunteer@chicagoadventuretherapy.org if you’d like to volunteer OR fill out the Volunteer Application. You can also sign up for our Volunteer Email List.
*Please fill out the volunteer application BEFORE signing up for our email list.

Volunteers taking a short rock climbing break

Other?  Would you like to help out in another way?

CAT is still a young organization and growing in leaps and bounds! If you have a skill or a talent that you’d like to share and we haven’t asked for it in the above listings, it doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear about it. We can probably use your skill or talent! Contact us to talk more.
To help out with any of these, shoot us an email at volunteer@chicagoadventuretherapy.org.