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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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Due to COVID-19, the Volunteer Center is not able to gather people of all ages and abilities in person this year for its annual MLK Day of Service. However, in partnership with HEROS – Healing Everyday Racism in Our Schools – the Volunteer Center invites you to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King by participating in an educational and thought-provoking virtual workshop HEROS has organized that focuses on Dr. King’s 1965 speech in Winnetka and the concrete steps we can take locally to create Dr. King’s “Beloved Community”. This event is intended for adults, parents and teens and features enlightening topics. Registration in advance is required. For more details and registration, click on “Continue Reading” below.

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More Ways for All Ages to Learn and Serve on MLK DAY

In addition to the HEROS virtual workshop on Sunday, Jan.17, the VC also offers more ways to advance social justice during this unsettling year of racial strife with opportunities for all ages.

Individuals & families may also participate in educational or hands-on events like the VC’s signature MLK Day no-sew blanket project safely at home. Blankets are to be dropped off at the Community House in Winnetka from 10am-1pm only on both MLK Day, Mon., Jan. 18th OR on Sat., Jan. 23rd.  Volunteers may purchase fabric from retail stores or buy a blanket kit from the VC.  The blankets will be donated to marginalized communities. Click here for specific details about the blanket program and special social justice educational events for you and your kids.

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