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The Volunteer Center (VC) helps residents and service groups of all ages in the New Trier Township, North Shore and greater NE Metro Chicago area volunteer or engage in days of service and service learning with 501C3 nonprofit organizations.

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This family obviously had a great time!

Happy 2013 Martin Luther King Day of Service Volunteers.

Friends display their finished blanket.

Over 600 people turned out for our 2013 MLK, Jr. Day of Service.

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Nicole Basil, far right, accepts the Youth Volunteer Award with her family at the 2012 Recognition Event

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Father and Son making cards for hospitalized veterans during Martin Luther King Day

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Generous friends donate prom dresses to Woman’s Club of Evanston at Make A Difference Day

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A young volunteer donates childrens' clothes at Make a Difference Day 2013.

A grateful recipient with the donor family at our 2012 Thanksgiving Greet & Feed

A grateful recipient with the donor family at our 2012 Thanksgiving Greet & Feed

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VC Board Member gratefully accepts donation of children's clothes at Make A Difference Day 2013

Bernie's Bookbin with books

Bernie's Book Bank received over 600 children's books at Make A Difference Day in October,

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Grateful VC Board and Staff members celebrate a fabulous Make a Difference Day 2013

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Helpful Cub Scouts bring food for families at Good News Partners on Thanksgiving morning

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The McGees donate groceries to a grateful Good News Partners Resident

Family and friends 2013 KAH

Kids Against Hunger 2013 was a great event for the whole family.

Family and friends 2013 KAH

Over 10,000 meals were sent to children in Nicaragua at this Kids Against Hunger 2013 in April.

This dog from Orphans of the Storm was adopted after Make a Difference Day 2012!

This dog from Orphans of the Storm was adopted after Make a Difference Day 2012!

Coming up on April 15th: The Volunteer & Internship Fair

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Are you a high school or college student or a young adult looking for a volunteer opportunity or internship? Join us on April 15, 2014 to meet nonprofits seeking volunteers for the summer or year round. Short and long-term opportunities — including GAP years — available.

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The Volunteer Center Proudly Honors Five Exceptional Volunteers March 8, 2014!

Frank Craven and William Johnson

Over 150 guests were awed by the achievements of five incredible honorees at the Volunteer Center’s Recognition Event, held at the Winnetka Community House on March 8, 2014 . Their accomplishments, locally and globally were inspiring and humbling. Pictured here, honoree Frank Craven shows his appreciation to the Executive Director of Our Place, William Johnson.

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It was a record-setting day at Kids Against Hunger on March 22nd!

Family and friends 2013 KAH

Many thanks to the over 400 volunteers who came to the Winnetka Community House on March 22nd to pack nutritious meals for hungry children in Nicaragua. We packed 110,000 meals in one great day — and packed the 2 millionth meal for the Northern Illinois Region of Kids Against Hunger! “Learn More” to see a video of the event.

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Thanks to all of the volunteers who supported our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

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Over 600 volunteers of all ages helped make this year’s MLK Jr. Day of Service a success. Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who helped — and to the Winnetka Community House for providing a great venue.

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- Inspirations -

"It is high time that the ideal of success should be replaced by the ideal of service."

- Albert Einstein