Women On Call: Nonprofits Meet Volunteers At Annual Chicago Event (PHOTOS)

02/08/2012 02:48 pm ET | Updated Feb 08, 2012

While some Chicagoans might be on the prowl for a significant other as Valentine's Day approaches, more than 100 women and 70 organizations will gather at Chicago's Chase Tower Wednesday night looking for another kind of perfect match.

Women on Call, an organization founded in 2005 by Chicago philanthropist Margot Pritzker, will hold its annual Meet and Match event Wednesday, where those eager to find the perfect place to volunteer can get to know some of the state's charitable organizations.

Pritzker started Women on Call after decades of volunteering, after realizing that nonprofits were desperately in need of "high-caliber" volunteers with professional skills. The "Meet and Match" event allows women to meet with 8 to 10 nonprofits in a "speed dating" setting. This year, participants will also hear from keynote speaker Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments and a regular financial contributor on Good Morning America.

Huffington Post reporter Matt Sledge recently spoke with one participating organization, Urban Initiatives, about how they are helping Chicago kids stay off the streets.

If you have been interested in volunteering but aren't quite sure where to begin, learn more about Women on Call here. We also rounded up some of the nonprofits who will be meeting with volunteers Wednesday night below. Links to their individual pages are included.

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