Join The Council

  • We are Chicago’s next generation of global philanthropists, equipping local and international youth with the confidence, skills, and support to drive change for the better.


Who Is The Greenheart Odyssey Council?

We are Chicagoland’s professionals and philanthropists, volunteers and activists, believers and dreamers from all walk of life, bound by a single goal: to be a catalyst for global transformation through youth empowerment in Chicago and around the world.

Members share a commitment to cultural exchange, youth empowerment, and community service for a better world.

Greenheart’s Odyssey Youth Programs:
Support from the Odyssey Council aids the organization in equipping youth to be compassionate change leaders bringing forward powerful service projects in communities, businesses, and schools here in Chicago and around the world. The Council supports the following youth programs:

Jr. Global Leader Conference
Global Leader Conference
Service Grants
Alumni Global Council

There Is A Two Step Process To Becoming A Council Member:
1. Fill out the Prospective Member Interest Form below. Your completed form will be sent to Greenheart’s Development Director, Zoey Wallace. Please contact Zoey with additional questions at
2. Your interest form will be reviewed by the Council’s Executive Committee, which meets quarterly in February, May, August, and December. If your interest, skills, and experience are a match, you will receive an offer of membership and an invitation to the next General Council Meeting.

Responsibilities of Greenheart Odyssey Council Members:

Membership is a twelve month commitment. If selected for membership, will you uphold all of the duties and responsibilities of this position, including:
Securing $150 of support towards the Council’s initiatives
Attending at least 2 of the 4 General Council meetings
Actively share Odyssey events and opportunities with your network

Benefits of Greenheart Odyssey Council Membership:

Free thank you gift ($25 value)
Name recognition on Council event invitations
Recognized in Greenheart International’s Annual Report
Invitation to Greenheart Odyssey Checkpoint Events to engage with the youth we serve
Invitation to Greenheart International’s Partner Appreciation Breakfast

Prospective Member Interest Form