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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 160+ 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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For Nonprofits

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 NewsHelp Us Celebrate the Super Powers of Some Super Volunteers at Our Annual — Virtual — VC Recognition Event

On March 11, 2021 from 7-8pm prepare to be inspired by the stories of 5 incredible volunteers that are putting their super powers to work to help save the world! Join us from the comfort of your own home for a lively virtual event that includes video entertainment, awards, and raffle prizes, all emcee’d by local talents Onnie & Steve Scheyer. Come as you are, cause you’ll be protected by your own super power — you’ll be invisible to the other attendees! Continue Reading to find out more, and to register.

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Our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration looked a little different this year, but the Volunteer Center still found ways to honor his enduring legacy of social justice and service by sponsoring 2 Covid-safe community initiatives. We were proud to partner with HEROS (Healing Everyday Racism in the Schools) to engage the community in a thought-provoking MLK LEGACY Workshop that focused on the concrete steps we can take locally to create Dr. King’s “Beloved Community”. We also invited volunteers from the community to participate in our signature DIY no-sew fleece blanket donation program for homeless shelters and refugees. Find out more here.

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James Martin Associates · North Shore Community Bank · VM Ware, Inc.
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