Please look for volunteer openings by browsing the Alpha List of VC Nonprofit Partners below, or refine your search using our Search & Filter panel. Please note: not all Nonprofit Partners post specific volunteer needs — but they all welcome hearing from you at any time, especially if you are looking to help! Simply click View to visit the Nonprofit’s page, complete the form that is provided, and the Nonprofit will contact you. Please let us know if you find a volunteer job on our website. Thank you for helping others!

Location: Glenview, Northbrook

A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife

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We are a not-for-profit parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education, & adoption, no-kill shelter facility.  First and foremost, we work together with other parrot groups to eliminate the need for rescues.

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Arts of Life North Shore

1 Current Opportunity

We are people with and without disabilities creating an artistic culture to realize our full potential. We provide artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a collective space to expand their practice and be a member of an artistic community.

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Cancer Wellness Center

1 Current Opportunity

The Cancer Wellness Center is a non-profit organization that provides education, support and wellness programs FREE of charge to people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.

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Elyssa's Mission

1 Current Opportunity

Elyssa’s Mission® funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide® program in approximately 50 middle and high schools in Illinois. The SOS program teaches students to recognize potentially suicidal behavior and how to ACT®.

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Faith, Hope & Good Mental Health

1 Current Opportunity

Faith, Hope & Good Mental Health provides resources that help people affected by mental health challenges find hope and support through connection with others. Through these resources (small group curriculum, workshops, presentations), people may become more knowledgeable about mental health issues which can increase compassion and reduce stigma.

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Families Helping Families Chicagoland

2 Current Opportunities

We provide meaningful opportunities for families to support local families in need through collection drives, fundraisers and events.

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Fred Outa Foundation

2 Current Opportunities

The Fred Outa Foundation is devoted to improving the lives of orphans in wartorn and poverty stricken countries. Specifically, the foundation works with orphan children who live in Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The foundation raises money to help provide basic food, medicine and school supplies for the students of Spurgeons Academy and St. Esther’s Girls High School, located in Kibera Slum, Nairobi.

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Gift of Adoption Fund

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We put adoption within reach, inspiring good families to embrace children in need by providing the last funds necessary to complete the adoption. We provide a way for supporters to help these children even if they are not able to personally open their homes to help these children.

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Glenkirk

2 Current Opportunities

Glenkirk offers an array of programs and services to meet the needs, desires and dreams of individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to provide quality, lifetime supports and services which empower these individuals to participate fully in all areas of community life.

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Historic Wagner Farm

2 Current Opportunities

Our goal is to teach people how food gets from the farm to the table. We tend our crops, raise livestock, provide educational experiences and sell our wares at our Farmer’s Market.

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Housing Opportunity Development Corporation

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Housing Opportunity Development Corporation is a community-based nonprofit developer of affordable housing serving north suburban Cook County and suburban Lake County. HODC serves low income families, seniors, persons with disabilities, individuals and local workers.

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Kohl Children's Museum

6 Current Opportunities

Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago provides engaging informal learning environments featuring 17 interactive exhibits and programs that encourage young children ages birth to age 8 to become effective learners through self-directed, complex play. 

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Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago

1 Current Opportunity

Maot Chitim’s mission is the delivery of holiday foods to families and individuals in financial need in the Chicago Community, thus enabling them to observe the holiday in a kosher and dignified manner. Another important objective of our organization is to continue to provide an opportunity for all segments of the Jewish community to come together to volunteer in this heartwarming experience.

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Morrison Shearer Foundation

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The Morrison-Shearer Foundation promotes new creativity in the arts by perpetuating the legacies of dancer-choreographer Sybil Shearer and photographer Helen Balfour Morrison.

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Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA)

1 Current Opportunity

Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA) provides and facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens and adults with disabilities who live in its 13 northern suburban partner communities. NSSRA has over 500 recreation, sport, cultural, social, and leisure offerings available throughout the year, creating new experiences, opportunities for skill development, leisure time, and perhaps most importantly, friendship.

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The Kindness Connection

1 Current Opportunity

The Kindness Connection (TKC) is an innovative nonprofit that provides hands-on, turnkey, tangible service opportunities for children, creating lifetime volunteers.

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TotalLink2 Community

2 Current Opportunities

TotalLink2 Community enhances the community by providing opportunities for people with disabilities to grow and contribute through employment, social connection and lifelong learning.

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Youth Services

1 Current Opportunity

Youth Services offer individual and group therapy to youth dealing with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, bullying and bi-polar disorder in all of the north Chicago suburbs.

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