– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

Vet for a Day-May 18 from 10am-1pm

Vet for a Day is a fun filled educational event that includes tractor rides, information about caring for animals, and opportunities to interact with animals. Volunteers help with admissions and...

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Information Guides at Wagner Farm

Wagner Farm is one of the last working dairy farms in Cook County and is open to the public for recreation and learning. Volunteer Information Guides greet guest, answer questions...

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Gardeners

Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview needs your gardening skills or your interested in learning to garden. We grow produce in our Market Garden, Community Garden and Kitchen Garden to sell...

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General Volunteers

Opportunities to volunteer generally come in two types:  projects and regular positions.  Volunteer projects vary in scope and duration, and come in all shapes and sizes!  Once you are a...

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Electronics Recycler

Electronics Recycler Despite our attempts to be clear about what can be donated, Rummage often receives electronics that cannot be sold at the sale, and need to be recycled. We...

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Volunteer for Yards That Work yard tour

On Sunday, July 22 from 10am – 2pm, Go Green Winnetka is hosting its inaugural Yards That Work tour, a bike and carpooling tour of six yards in Winnetka that...

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Go Green Wilmette

Our Mission To raise environmental awareness, inspire people to take action, and create a more sustainable community. Our Vision All members of the Wilmette community work together as stewards of...

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We Have Various Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Public Outreach at Markets and Festivals Planners for Annual Fair second Sunday in March Shift Volunteers at Annual Fair second Sunday in March Leaders for Bird or Nature Walks Various...

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Volunteer for Clean-Ups and Environmental Fairs

Participate in local clean-ups and environmental fairs in Winnetka and in conjunction with other area Go Green groups

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Public Advocacy Meetings

Attend Go Green Winnetka and Village Council meetings

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Go Green Winnetka

Go Green Winnetka works to raise awareness regarding sustainability and inspire schools, governmental units, organizations, businesses, and individuals to take action targeting climate change, waste, and sustainable raw materials. They need volunteers --especially in the Spring -- to help with public advocacy programs, cleanups and environmental fairs. Find out how you can help here.

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House In The Wood Camp

House In The Wood provides Chicago’s inner city youth a safe space to experience nature, foster responsibility, and learn from positive role models. On 23 acres alongside Wisconsin’s Lake Delavan,...

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Camp Mariposa Mentors

Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families. Camp Mariposa is offered free of charge to...

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Northwestern Settlement Garden

Together with Urban Growers Collective, Northwestern Settlement opened our very own vegetable garden this Spring. The garden is located provides our neighbors, scholars, staff, supporters and volunteers the opportunity to...

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13th Annual Seeds of Service

Seeds of Service is a community gardening project that AmeriCorps Project YES! hosts every year in Humboldt Park with 7-9 community gardens. The goal is to raise awareness about the...

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Ongoing Opportunities with BackYard Nature Center

BackYard Nature Center connects children and adults with the wonders of nature in New Trier Township. The organization provides habitat restoration and educational opportunities at the Skokie Lagoons, local parks,...

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Help with Urban Garden

Volunteers needed in the area of urban agriculture and garden plots, assisting in greenhouse, building and managing Hoop House.

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Friends of the Green Bay Trail

We create and maintain healthy habitat along the Green Bay Trail by removing invasive species and planting natives.

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The Yellow Tractor Project

We empower people everywhere, especially in underserved areas, to grow their own fresh, healthy food easily and affordably.

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Ongoing Opportunities with Glencoe Community Garden

Our Planting Days in May will be posted soon. Harvest Days starting in June – drop in and help out! Tuesday mornings     7:30 – 9 Thursday mornings  ...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Chicago Botanic Garden

BUTTERFLIES AND BLOOMS Volunteers will welcome and educate our visitors at our new outdoor exhibit Butterflies & Blooms featuring hundreds of butterflies from around the world. Volunteers are stationed at...

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Center for Cultural Interchange

CCI is a nonprofit international exchange organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, academic development, environmental consciousness, and world peace.

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Volunteer Center of N.E. Metropolitan Chicago

The Volunteer Center has been in existence since 1960 and currently refers over 12,000 people annually who serve approximately 15,000 individuals in need. The Volunteer Center has over 100 nonprofit partners and sponsors Days of Service throughout the year that people of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate.

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Taproot Foundation Chicago

Taproot is a nonprofit organization that makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society. We engage the nation's millions of business professionals in pro bono services both through our award-winning programs and by partnering with companies to develop their pro bono programs.

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League of Women Voters of Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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