The Community House in Winnetka was once again the location of this year’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service, hosted by the Volunteer Center and Winnetka Youth Organization (WYO) on Monday, January 20. Hundreds of generous volunteers participated in hands-on projects that benefitted multiple local nonprofits. NEW THIS YEAR — All levels of musicians and vocalists were invited to perform in honor of Dr. King’s legacy of peace, equality, patriotism — and harmony. Continue reading for more details about the day, and nonprofits who were grateful beneficiaries.
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.
This year Volunteer Center partnered with Creatively Caring to provide baskets of food — and beautiful handmade decorations — to every family who came to Good News Partners for our 2012 Thanksgiving Greet & Feed.
Check out our list of nonprofits looking for after school interns, long-term or gap year interns, and intensive special project volunteers. More information will be added every day, so keep checking. If you’re a nonprofit and would like to include a young adult internship or volunteer opportunity in our listing, you can also register here.
Join with family, friends, neighbors and service groups to commemorate the heroes of 9/11 who sacrificed so much 20 years ago. This Saturday September 11th is our annual Day of Service and Remembrance — a great opportunity to personally thank local police, firefighters, first responders and rescue professionals for their heroism and sacrifices by dropping off cards and letters, “purchased” baked goods, children’s artwork, and other personal expressions of gratitude. Continue reading below to find out more.
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.