Volunteer with Us

We have something for everyone!

Participate in one of our in-person events, schedule a private event, tackle a hands-on, at-home service project

or serve as a chair or point person for g2 events.

In-Person Service Events

Grab some family members or friends and join us at an

in-person service event, where everyone can experience the warm vibes of helping others while having a great time together. 

Click on an event below for more information and to register!

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Private Events

We are excited to offer private events to groups around the North Shore of Chicago that support our mission of inspiring gratitude in future generations through education and service. Join us at g2HQ in Deerfield or at your location for an age-appropriate service project that will leave your group feeling inspired and grateful.

g2 private events are perfect for Scout troops, school clubs, youth programs, birthday parties, leadership teams and neighborhood block parties. We have a variety of programs your group can choose from.

We're thrilled that demand for these events has been so high -- and now we're booked! 

Please check back here soon to inquire about events in the second half of 2022. 

 
 

At-Home Service Projects

We've all learned recently how much we can accomplish at home! Need an idea for a birthday party activity? Or have some rainy or cold days to fill? g2's hands-on service projects can be done around your kitchen table or wherever you gather family or friends together. 

We are always in need of plarn, or plastic yarn, which can be easily made from plastic grocery bags (see below). g2 collects balls of completed plarn, and volunteers weave it into insulated, water-resistant sleeping mats that are given to people without access to shelter.

Contact erin.kerpel@gratitudegeneration.org if you have balls of plarn to drop off (or need more plastic bags)!

You can also contact us about assembling Birthday Bags or Bye-Bye Boredom Bags as an at-home project.

Any of these projects make a great addition to a birthday party! 

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At-Home Service Projects

We've all learned recently how much we can accomplish at home! Need an idea for a birthday party activity? Or have some rainy or cold days to fill? g2's hands-on service projects can be done around your kitchen table or wherever you gather family or friends together. 

We are always in need of plarn, or plastic yarn, which can be easily made from plastic grocery bags (see below). g2 collects balls of completed plarn, and volunteers weave it into insulated, water-resistant sleeping mats that are given to people without access to shelter.

Contact erin.kerpel@gratitudegeneration.org if you have balls of plarn to drop off (or need more plastic bags)!

You can also contact us about assembling Birthday Bags or Bye-Bye Boredom Bags as an at-home project.

How to make plarn (plastic yarn) 

It looks a little complicated, but really it isn't! Check out the video below. A great activity for all ages -- and a great way to clear out all of those bags crammed under the sink or in the corner of the closet.

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Completed sleeping mats made from plarn. Do you know how to crochet? We'd love to hear from you if you want to try to weave a mat! 

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