Quite possibly the best place to volunteer in Chicago
There are plenty of ways to get involved with Open Heart Magic.
- Bring magic and laughter to kids as a Hospital Magician!
- Join the Open Heart Magic Charity Team!
- Get involved with our Open Heart Magic Professional Board!
- Become a Sponsor or Corporate Partner!
- Share your belief in what we do with others!
Bring Magic & Laughter to Kids as a Hospital Magician
Are you looking to make a difference? How about volunteering to perform and teach kids magic? You will be reaching kids one-on-one at their hospital bedsides, making them laugh again and helping them bring back their own sense of magic.
“I joined OHM because of my desire to volunteer in a Children’s Hospital and try to bring some comfort and ease to these kids who are facing a scary and unfamiliar time. It has been more than I could ask for, the joy and excitement that we can bring to these children and their families is truly ‘magical’. The feeling that you are left with when you walk out of the room and leave that child or his family giggling, laughing, or in a state of astonishment is something that never leaves you”. – OHM Magician Edward Barry
Click here to find out more about our Hospital Magician openings.
Run to Bring Magic to Kids in Hospitals On the Miles for Magic Charity Running Team
Whether you’re a marathon veteran or just a running novice looking for a new challenge, lace up your shoes and join the Open Heart Magic Charity Team. Run the Chicago Marathon, Chicago Half, or any race or personal challenge. Funds raised will support Open Heart Magic and provide bedside magic for your running efforts.
Our running support partnerships provide a great network for runners and create a magical racing experience for you — like the magic that our volunteers provide to kids in hospitals all over the Chicagoland area.
Work with Top, Driven Professionals Helping an Important Cause with the Open Heart Magic Professional Board
The Open Heart Magic Professional Board (“ProBo”) is a dedicated group of inspiring professionals and philanthropists committed to bringing the healing power of laughter to hospitalized children throughout Chicago with our magical interactions. The ProBo’s mission is to promote awareness of OHM, advance our reputation for making a difference, be a catalyst for organizational growth, and raise funds that go directly to providing MORE magical interactions for MORE sick kids who need it MOST!
The ProBo is comprised of various committees that talented individuals can join, including:
• Communications Committee
• Membership Committee
• Social & Special Events Committee
• Miles4Magic Committee
• Fundraising and Donation Committee
• Nomination and Bylaws Committee
For more information and to be considered for the Professional Board, please contact Ryan Walsh at
Board of Directors
For inquiries about serving the cause of empowering hospitalized children and being part of Open Heart Magic leadership on the Board of Directors, please call the Open Heart Magic office. Board nominations are considered every six months.
Memorial Gifts, Family Foundation Support and Corporate Partnerships
Please call the office and ask to speak with the Founder, Michael Walton.