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We’re proud to announce a new way for students entering grades 7-12 to volunteer: Virtual Volunteens! It's totally online and all volunteer activities can be completed at home, letting you safely earn and track service hours.

Activities include making cards for kids in the hospital, participating in Illinois Library Association's #WeWereHere initiative and more.

Students can earn up to 10 hours per school year through this program.

How it works

  • Register by creating an account in Beanstack and signing up for Virtual Volunteens
    • Tip: If you've done our Summer Challenge within the last few years, you already have an account!
  • Click on each activity badge for instructions on how to earn that badge through volunteer work.
  • Complete the activity.
  • Back in the badge instructions, you'll see a link to a form. Fill out that form to receive a special code.
  • Enter the code in Beanstack to earn the badge.

Earn as many badges as you'd like, and have fun as you volunteer and make a difference! Get started now.

Need to confirm your volunteer hours? Have questions? Contact us at