A signature program for the White Sox, the Volunteer Corps serves as a way to unite White Sox fans through service opportunities within our community. The White Sox Volunteer Corps was created by the Chicago White Sox in response to President Obama's call for Americans to better their communities through service. The team organized community service events that incorporated support from players, staff and members of the new volunteer group to serve shoulder to shoulder to make a positive and lasting impact in our community.
More than 6,200 Sox fans and community-focused Chicagoans have signed up for the Volunteer Corps since its inception. The first day of service, on May 9, 2009, saw more than 300 volunteers working together to restore two local Boys & Girls Club sites. Since then members of the Corps have participated in several other events, including blood donor drives, park clean-ups in partnership with the Chicago Park District and food re-packing sessions at the Greater Chicago Food Depository - bringing the total number of hours served to over 28,000.
A tribute to the success of the Volunteer Corps, the White Sox were honored to be awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports in 2012 and the Commissioner's Award for Philanthropic Excellence in 2011. The White Sox are extremely proud of the many accomplishments of our Volunteers and look forward to expanding this initiative even further in 2014.
A FAN BASE ACTIVATED.
A CITY TRANSFORMED.
To sign up for the White Sox Volunteer Corps, for updates in scheduled service events or for more information on White Sox community service efforts and our charity partners, please fill out the form below. The White Sox will contact you with further details.