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Become A Volunteer

The Rizal Community Center is always in need of more helping hands to keep our programs, events and presentations to share Philippine and Philippine American arts and culture available to our community! Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute valuable services to a nonprofit cultural and community center. Applications are accepted at all times. We keep all applications on our waiting list, and will contact applicants with the required skills, interests, and availability for interviews as volunteer positions become available


Volunteers can participate in various types of service, depending on their knowledge, interest and availability. No previous experience is required.. However, qualified candidates should be fluent in English and/or Tagalog, as well as possess a love and appreciation of diversity, arts and culture, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, proficiency with computers, and an understanding that reliability is critical. We have volunteers who make a weekly commitment and those who come in for a special occasion. In general, to volunteer at FACC's Rizal Center, we ask candidates to make a six month commitment and be available for at least two shifts each month, unless otherwise stated in the volunteer requirements. 

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to realize their potential and their contribution to be recognized.


In general, all volunteers should be should be at least 21 years of age.  Volunteers the age of 18 and under must:

  • Have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian
  • Be accompanied and actively supervised by an authorized adult.
  • Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied and actively supervised by a parent or legal guardian.
  • We require one (1) adult chaperone per every ten (10) volunteers age 18 or under.


To discuss youth volunteer opportunities, please cantact Elaine Lehman, Executive Director, at 312-772-1025 or hello@rizalcenterchicago.org


All volunteers are encouraged to become members of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago, the 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports the Rizal Community Center..


Volunteer benefits include:

  • Free admission to select FACC-sponsored events or events FACC is currently partnering with 
  • Participation in special educational programs applicable to your volunteer areas, as resources allow 
  • Discount for FACC programs and workshops 
  • Invitations to special activities and members-only previews
  • Tax deductions for transit and transportation expenses such as mileage, tolls, and parking
  • Meet and greet with other volunteers each quarter
  • Volunteer appreciation party in April. 


Volunteer Recognition

 We can’t say “thank you” enough to our volunteers.  FACC volunteers serve the Rizal Center community throughout the year without any expectations.  One of the ways we honor our volunteers is our annual volunteer appreciation luncheon. All volunteers are welcome to attend at no cost, courtesy of the Filipino American Council of Greater Chicago.  Additional luncheon guests are $10 per person on a space-available basis. 


Please review the volunteer position descriptions before applying. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to see some volunteer positions that are currently available.


Non-Discriimination

In the conduct of all aspects of its activities, the FACC shall not discriminate on the grounds of  race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. 

Suggest or Create a Program

We're Building Community! Offer your ideas about future Rizal Community Center programs. 


Tell us about a program you would like offered or create your own program for our community. Our Executive Director would be happy to meet with you to talk about your idea and explore how you can be a part of the growing programs at Rizal Community Center. To give your idea a great start, add a group of enthusiastic friends to join you.


Ready? Click on the link and complete the Program Suggestion form. 


Together we can accomplish so much ...

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