Chasing Dreams Learning Center

Make a Difference

Our center is almost completely run by volunteers that help us offer free programs to the community. We could not achieve our mission if it wasn't for our volunteers. Our volunteers feel they receive as much as they give. We ask that volunteers are 12 years and older unless accompanied by an adult. There are no required hours for volunteers.


United Way of Northwest Indiana


Visit to connect with volunteer opportunities.

Please call (219) 923-2302 for hours of operation.


Volunteer Groups

ValpoNEXT started in 2014 as a community-driven process to prepare the long-term Vision Plan for the City of Valparaiso. During a year-long planning process, a broad range of citizens thought creatively and acted boldly to create a plan that ensures Valpo will remain a leading place to live, work and play for decades to come. Today ValpoNEXT is the name of the community-led nonprofit charged with keeping these aspirations alive and seeing the Vision Plan through.

Please call for hours of operation.

Campagna Academy


There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of the youth at Campagna Academy. For interested individuals we offer the opportunity to host a drive, commit to an event or make an ongoing commitment to our programming needs. Whatever your interest Campagna is a great fit! Learn more about our volunteer opportunities and determine which one is right for you at

Please call (219) 322-8614 for hours of operation.

Portage Township YMCA


There are many ways to volunteer at the Portage Township YMCA. Whether it is at special events or day-to-day operations, the donation of your time is appreciated. Complete an application online at

Monday - Friday
Saturday & Sunday