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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.

For Volunteers

For Volunteers

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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VC Days of Service

VC Days of Service

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 NewsVolunteers of All Ages Honor Dr. Martin Luther King With Remote Activities

2022 MLK DAY OF SERVICE UPDATE: Due to the recent rise in COVID cases, The Volunteer Center (VC) offered this year’s MLK Day of Service remotely and offered remote project kits for order. The community responded with overwhelming generosity, and all of the kits sold out. But please continue reading in the link below for additional instructions to make your own blankets and create your own projects at home. IF YOU PICKED UP A KIT ON MLK DAY, PLEASE REMEMBER TO RETURN YOUR FINISHED PROJECTS ON SATURDAY 1/22. CONTINUE READING FOR DETAILS.

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If you’re looking to learn more about how you can make a difference in our global community, we have many nonprofit partners that might be of interest to you. Click here for a directory of organizations with global interests.


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