The Volunteer Center is run by a committed Board of Directors who helps plan and manage our Nonprofit Events and Days of Service, providing invaluable leadership and support to our small staff. If you’re interested in joining this outstanding team of dedicated individuals, we are currently accepting applications. We promise there will be meaningful work to do — but we also promise you will have fun while you’re making a difference! Read More for additional details about what we do — and how you can become a member!
Join us at the 2nd Annual KAH Benefit Concert on February 21st at Little ricky’s in Winnetka. While you dance the night away to great music, you can support the lifesaving work of Kids Against Hunger. Find our more here.
School’s out — but most of our Nonprofit Partners are still hard at work serving those in our community and around the world who rely on them for support and assistance all year. Just to get you started, read more to find some VC Nonprofit Partners who are looking for volunteers of all ages during the summer. But if you don’t see something on this list don’t stop there! We have more than 150 Nonprofits on our site that need volunteers — but don’t always have time to post their opportunities! — so make sure you search the whole site! If you see an opportunity or a Nonprofit that you might be interested in, you can contact them directly through our site and find out how you can help.
At our Screen Break workshop in March, the Volunteer Center helped an enthusiastic group of volunteers make “Plarn” — a great way to recycle plastic bags to make “yarn” that can be woven into useful products, like mats that homeless individuals living on the street can use as a cold and vapor barrier.
Volunteers of all ages turned out on a rainy day for our annual Day of Service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrating his enduring message of tolerance, diversity and service. At this year’s event on January 17th, The Volunteer Center, The Kindness Connection and the Winnetka Community House hosted hundreds of dedicated volunteers, who participated in a variety of fun service projects benefiting over a dozen local nonprofits and the people they serve. Thanks to generous community support we delivered hundreds of blankets for the homeless, welcome gifts for refugees, and thoughtful gifts for those who are sick or in need — even toys for orphaned animals! Find out more — and check out photos from the event– here.