some assistance

Interwebs, I need your help.

A while ago I mentioned some career paths I wouldn’t mind taking…  While those still hold true, I’m finding more and more that there is definitely something I want to do… but there’s one catch: it doesn’t pay.  At all.

I want to volunteer in the education departments at the Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo.  However, doing that doesn’t quite cover my living costs.

So that’s why I need your help…  Does anyone know any programs that can provide financial support to those choosing to donate their time without pay??  I know that if I do this while in grad school I can just dig a bigger hole of debt and live off loans… But what about right now?  How can I live as a full-time volunteer?