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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.

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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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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 NewsMark Your Calendar Now for Our 20th Annual Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 22nd

This year we’re celebrating 20 YEARS of “upcycling” at our Annual Make A Difference Day on Saturday, October 22nd from 9-noon. Start gathering your donations now! Then drive through and drop them off at the Indian Hill Train station in Winnetka, where 17 local nonprofits will be collecting everything from gym shoes to winter coats, school supplies to sporting goods, textbooks to toys — and the always popular pet supplies! Continue Reading below to see a complete list of requested items and instructions on how to sort and bag them. This is a great way for individuals, families, schools and community groups to make a difference in our community!

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Chicago Humanities Festival connects people and ideas to cultivate a more informed, inspired, empathetic, and participatory society.  They offer provocative conversations and inspiring performances with the biggest names in art, film, literature, politics, music, tech and entertainment on stages across Chicago this Fall.  And they need volunteers to help with these events!

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