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The Volunteer Center (VC) helps residents and service groups of all ages and abilities in the New Trier Township, the North Shore and greater NE Metro Chicago area find volunteer opportunities or participate in Days of Service with 501C3 nonprofit partner organizations.


The volunteer opportunities posted by our nonprofits as well as most of the Service Days the VC hosts are continuing with some alterations during the pandemic. Please stay tuned to our updates via our monthly email list, which you may join in the bottom black panel of this page.

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Looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity? Hoping to connect with a nonprofit for a longer term commitment? Search our network of 165+ non-profits to find the right fit for you!

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Most of the Volunteer Center-sponsored Days of Service are annual events. Each event provides an opportunity for volunteers to help nonprofits through full-day activities.

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Are you a current VC nonprofit partner – or interested in joining us? Learn about VC nonprofit events, training programs and networking opportunities. Post your volunteer opportunities. Or register as a new Nonprofit Partner.

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Volunteer Center NewsProvide Groceries for Low-Income and Homeless Families at Our Annual “Share Your Bounty” This Thanksgiving

The holidays are particularly challenging for low-income and homeless families — but you can help. Any individual, family or group is invited to fill either cloth or paper bags, or a small boxes, with healthy groceries from the list provided, then drop them off between 10am and noon on Thanksgiving morning at Good News Partners in Rogers Park. Although there is no contact with residents due to the pandemic, it’s still a meaningful way to make a difference to those in need, and it’s guaranteed to set the tone for a thankful day in a very challenging time. Reservations are not required, just drive up with your donations and volunteers and staff will take your generous donations from your car. Continue reading for more details, and the list of items needed. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Looking for a way to make a difference to someone in need during the holidays?   ‘Tis the season when many of our nonprofit partners are looking for a little extra help from volunteers!   Take a look here at our Directory of Holiday Opportunities — and make sure you visit this page often, as we will be adding new opportunities throughout the holiday season.


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