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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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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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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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Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that’s meaningful and rewarding that you can do in your spare time?  Do you have bookkeeping or accounting skills you would like to put to good use?  If so, the Volunteer Center  is looking for a part-time, volunteer bookkeeper. This is a great fit for someone who enjoys using his or her professional skills to make a difference. Work can largely be done remotely and allows complete flexibility, but will require attending occasional meetings in person, so the volunteer should reside in the N.E. Metro Chicago area.  Bookkeeping proficiency, experience in Quick Books and Excel required. The time commitment is only 8-10 hours/month and– but the rewards are huge. Your service will help us further our mission to promote volunteerism and support our 165+ nonprofit partners and their clients in need.  Click here for a complete job description.

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