Each year, The Cradle relies on more than 400 volunteers to assist us in our work of creating families through adoption. Our dedicated volunteers provide a wide range of support for The Cradle including: volunteering for events, speaking at training sessions for Cradle families, and much more.
Please note: at this time, we have a waiting list of volunteers for our cuddling program, but are in need of help in many other ways. As The Cradle is located in the Chicago area, our volunteer needs are typically local to Chicago.
If you are interested specifically in becoming an interim caregiver to a child in need, please consider becoming a foster parent. There is an ongoing, great need for this all across the country. Here are some places where you can learn more about this opportunity: AdoptUSKids and the Dave Thomas Foundation. Thank you!