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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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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

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 Needed for Community-Wide Document Shredding Event Saturday, June 26th

The Volunteer Center and New Trier Township are sponsoring a free community-wide Shredding and Document Destruction Event on Saturday, June 26 from 1-4:30 in the east parking lot of Saint Joseph Catholic Church at 1747 Lake Avenue in Wilmette. This Covid-safe, contactless, drive-through event is a great opportunity to protect yourself from fraud and identity theft by destroying financial and other private documents before you dispose of them. We are looking for volunteers to help unload documents from donor’s cars and loading them into the shredding truck. Continue Reading for more information or to volunteer.

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Our local communities are happily opening up more after over a year of isolation — just in time for summer when many schedules may also accommodate more free time to volunteer! So let us help you help others! Have a particular cause you would like to help? Not sure what you would like to do? Visit our VC Nonprofit Partner page with a list of our 165 nonprofits and their missions. Check out their individual pages and see what interests you and offer your services. Click here to see the Alpha List and start your search!


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