If you missed our Young Adult Volunteer & Internship Fair, you can still find volunteer and internship opportunities for the summer or year round. Short and long-term opportunities, including GAP years, are available. Click here to see a list of the nonprofits who attended our Fair and may still need help.
If you’re looking for volunteers or interns, our annual Volunteer and Internship Fair is a great way to connect with volunteers looking for ways to make a difference. This event usually takes place in April, and is a great opportunity to recruit high school and college students, and young adults for the summer or the year. Exhibiting is free for all of our nonprofit partners! Watch the website for an announcement of next year’s date.
Special guests and supporters of The Volunteer Center’s four 2016 honorees celebrated Cinco de Mayo style on May 5, 2016 at The Winnetka Community House. This year’s honorees included: (Seated, left to right) Dr. Warren Bruhl, Executive Director of Dreamweaver International and Gear for Goals; Courtney White, President and Founder of Culinary Care; Mark Stephan, Mentor, Board Member and Advocate for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; and (Standing) the Founders and Board members of INFANT, Inc. Find complete biographies of these inspiring volunteers — and photos from this festive celebration — here.
• Donate Fresh Produce to
NEW TRIER TOWNSHIP FOOD PANTRY
Monday, Nov. 12 — Monday, Nov. 19
• Make Thanksgiving crafts with
Saturday, November 17th
• Drop off laundry baskets of food at
GOOD NEWS PARTNERS on Thanksgiving morning
An infectious spirit of giving filled the Winnetka Community House on Monday, January 15 as almost 600 volunteers — families, friends, scout troops, community groups and individuals of all ages — gathered to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s enduring message of tolerance, diversity and service. A variety of fun service projects benefiting ten local nonprofits and the people they serve were offered, and volunteers created and donated over 1,200 blankets, scarves, dog toys, cards, bracelets, placemats and other gifts for people in need throughout Chicago. An Open Mic forum also offered community members an opportunity to share their thoughtful reflections on the relevance of the message and legacy of Dr. King today. This is always a terrific community activity, and we are grateful for the support and generosity of everyone who came. Read more info about the nonbprofits we supported and see photos from the event here. See you next year!
Are you doing a little summer cleaning and organizing? If you’ve got goods to donate, there are many local nonprofits who would love to receive your new or gently used clothes, toys, books, sporting goods, furniture, and other household items. Click here to find the best place to take your donations.