The Volunteer Center proudly sponsors Days of Service throughout the year. These often coincide with national days of service and holidays, and offer terrific opportunities for individuals, families, friends, and school and community groups to volunteer their time in service to those in need — and have fun while doing it. Mark your calendar now — and watch for updates throughout the year. NOTE: Due to the Pandemic, we will ensure safety with distancing, limiting mass gatherings and requiring masks. Some of our Days of Service may be postponed, and have changed their format as a result.
9-11 DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE
Monday, September 11, 2023: In honor of the heroes of 9-11, drop off PURCHASED baked goods (home baked not allowed), cards and games, personal notes, etc. to your local fire and police departments to thank them for their service.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
Saturday, October 21, 2023: Donate gently used and new goods to benefit over a dozen community nonprofits.
THANKSGIVING MORNING “SHARE YOUR BOUNTY” EVENT
Thursday, November 23, 2023 Drop off a cloth bag (or double paper bag) containing a requested list of groceries to families at the Good News Partners low-income and subsidized housing in Rogers Park any time between 10am and noon. This is a great service project for groups to generously collect and donate multiple bags together.
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY OF SERVICE
Monday, January 15, 2024: Honor the legacy of Dr. King and join your community for a Day of Service held at the Community House in Winnetka from 11am-2pm. Participate in a variety of service projects in support of multiple area nonprofits. All ages and abilities welcome.
2024 VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION EVENT
Spring 2024, TBD: Join the Volunteer Center at this inspirational event and help us pay tribute to outstanding volunteers who have made a significant difference in our community. Know someone who should be nominated for recognition for exceptional service? Complete this form on our website: Nominate a Volunteer for Recognition