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Every week there are many opportunities to lend an hour or more  to help support the cultural programming and education initiatives at the DANK Haus. Some spend time leading a museum tour or processing book donations in our library. Many people enjoy preparing food or serving beer at our annual Mayfest booth. Others regularly staff the bar or kitchen at our monthly Stammtisch Open Haus. Still others invest time in installing exhibits in our gallery space or taking care of our building. For many projects, such as transcribing oral history interviews, you can even volunteer from a remote location!

Be it a once-a-year commitment or once-a-week commitment, we would love to see you here. For a more ongoing involvement, consider joining one of our committees

If you have a trade, profession, or passion that you would like to share and don't see it on our iVolunteer site, contact us to see how we can help each other.


Do you want to get involved with regular events at DANK Haus?  Some of the below positions are needed frequently.


Do you have a trade or skills that you can share to help improve the building or its image?  The following are always welcome!

  • Painters & Carpenters
  • Plumbers & Electricians
  • Marketing & Public Relations Assistance
  • Accounting Assistance
  • IT Systems Software and Hardware
  • Graphic Designers
  • Photographers

Please note: All volunteer bartenders must be BASSET Certified. You can get certified online here!


The Hartig Volunteer of the Year Award is presented at the annual membership meeting in the fall.  Recipients have dedicated countless hours to the organization to ensure its bright future.  We are incredibly grateful for their time and efforts!

  • 2019: Jason Coleman
  • 2018: Charles Snider
  • 2017: Christine Graves
  • 2016: Rita Schubert
  • 2015: Mark Hoppe & Matt Hoppe
  • 2014: Marlen Lux
  • 2013: John Bareither
  • 2012: Barbara Ely

German American Cultural Center
4740 North Western Avenue 
Chicago, IL 60625

DANK Haus German American Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center does not discriminate based on race, color, sexuality, national origin, sex, disability or age.
©2017 DANK Haus. All rights reserved.

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Office: +1 (773) 561-9181
Email: Dank@Dankhaus.com

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