Volunteer Opportunities

You can help support ethical adoption by lending your time and talent to one of the many volunteer opportunities at The Cradle Foundation. Here are some ways you can get involved.

Join an Event Committee:

The Cradle Foundation sponsors five unique fundraising events each year to support The Cradle’s life-changing work. We also sponsor family friendly events through our Cradle Connections program. We need volunteers to serve on event committees as well as work at the events themselves. Please click here to see a list of upcoming events.

For more information, contact The Cradle's Development Office at cradlefoundation@cradle.org or call 847.475.5800. 

Join The Cradle Associates Professional Board:

We invite individuals aged 25-50 to join The Cradle Associates Professional Board. Comprised of adult adoptees, adoptive parents and champions of adoption, The Cradle Associates sponsor a number of fundraising and outreach activities each year.

To learn more, click here or contact Simone Wheeler at 847.733.3204 swheeler@cradle.org.

Help with our Annual Holiday Gift Drive:

Each year, The Cradle sponsors a holiday gift drive for families served by our Birthparent Services program. You can help by sponsoring a child or a family, or by helping to organize and deliver gifts.

To learn more, click here or contact Simone Wheeler at 847.733.3204 swheeler@cradle.org.

Volunteer in our Development Office:

The Cradle has no new volunteer openings available at this time and our Cuddler program and wait list are at capacity. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with or engaging with The Cradle as an individual or group, you may contact Rachel J. Solomon, Special Events & Volunteer Coordinator at rsolomon@cradle.org or call 847-733-2324.

Download our "Ten Easy Ways to Help The Cradle" information sheet - every little bit helps!

Please note that due to Covid-19, all internship and volunteer opportunities have been paused until further notice.