Volunteer With Chicago Platoon

Platoon Summary

The Mission Continues Chicago 1st and 2nd Operations serve Chicago's Englewood and Little Village neighborhoods. TMC Chicago strives to bring about peace, hope, and balance by partnering with homegrown organizations to improve educational spaces, build and maintain community gardens, and fight violence in Chicago. Join us today and make a difference in Chicago! Please Contact Nestor Zavala, Platoon Leader, nzavala@missioncontinues.org or contact Rogelio Villa Platoon Leader, rvilla@missioncontinues.org for more information.

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Earth Day with Brookfield Zoo and Bishop Shepard Little

Location: Youth Annex Liberty Temple C.O.G.I.C. 5246 S. Halsted Chicago IL 60621

April 27, 2024

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

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Lets get social with Pullman Tech

Location: Pullman Tech Workshop 11314 S. Front Avenue Chicago IL 60628

May 4, 2024

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

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Spring Foward with John M. Smyth Public School

Location: John M. Smyth Public School 1059 W. 13th St. Chicago IL, 60608 Chicago IL 60608

June 8, 2024

10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

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Who We Are

The Mission Continues is a national non-profit that empowers veterans to continue serving in our nation’s under-resourced communities, giving veterans the opportunity to keep serving even after the uniform comes off, right here at home. Our programs deploy veterans and volunteers to work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, tackle food insecurity, foster neighborhood identity, and more.  

Who should volunteer?

Our service projects are for all veterans with a desire to continue their service and for all non-veterans that want to be part of a nationwide movement to transform communities. Please note, age and accessibility accommodations can be made at any project. There is room for everyone to make an impact. 

How to volunteer 

Click “Register” under the event and it will take you to the event details that will review in more detail what it entails, when and where the project is located, parking details etc.  

Then click “Attend” to fill in simple volunteer information. You will get an email confirmation and updates about this event through your choice of email and text messages

What is a Service Platoon? 

Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way. Led by veteran volunteer platoon leaders, each platoon works with dedicated community partners and volunteers to provide the manpower and support that they need to help them do their work more effectively. 

We currently have service platoons in more than 40+ cities across the country that are having events at least once a month. Everyone is invited to serve, regardless of veteran status: a service platoon is for you if you have a passion for service. 

Stories from the field

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