We Welcome Your Support!
It takes an army of volunteers to make Light The Night a successful and memorable event. Volunteers are needed for event preparations and walk night logistics. Volunteers also represent LLS as retail ambassadors.
If you are interested in volunteering at Light The Night in Chicago, the Western Suburbs, or the North Shore, please click the button below.
Volunteer at the event
Want to support Light The Night in other ways as well? Read on and learn how you can do just that.
Volunteer Ambassador – Retail Programs
Be a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Ambassador in your community and help support LLS’ mission to find cancer cures! We are gearing up now for our fall retail fundraising season - and we would like to invite you to be a part of it!
What is a Retail Program?
Local retailers are joining the cause by participating in retail campaigns to raise funds for LLS. Over a specified time period, cashiers ask customers at checkout to make a donation to LLS.
Who Is an Ambassador and What Is Their Role?
We are seeking volunteers to motivate store employees and make the retail campaign experience special! Retail Ambassadors serve two primary volunteer roles:
Calling participating retailers to thank them for their participation.
Visiting local stores to show support to the staff.
Ambassadors are assigned to specific retail locations based on which locations are most convenient to them. Ambassadors will conduct visits to their assigned stores throughout the campaign to educate employees about LLS’ mission, thank them for their support, and motivate them to continue asking for donations. Phone calls can be done remotely or from the downtown LLS office.
LLS Staff will provide all necessary materials and training. And don’t worry, we provide you with what you will need to know. We just want you to help spread the word about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Some of volunteers focus on Burlington stores. As a Burlington retail ambassador, you would host a kickoff and make four to six visits to your assigned store throughout campaign.
Become a Burlington Ambassador
Additional Retail Ambassadors
Our volunteers also visit retailers like Walgreens, TrueNorth and Pop N Place convenience stores, First Financial Bank branches, and Perfumania locations.
Become a Retail Ambassador
Are you a college student looking for a meaningful experience to add to your resume? Spend a semester interning with our team! Click here for more information or contact Michelle Mayer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would you like to join us in the West Loop as we prepare for the event? Assist the Light The Night team with packing, organizing, office tasks, and more as an office volunteers. Contact Michelle Mayer at email@example.com to learn more about this position.