– Inspirations –

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

- Dr. Seuss

Don’t Miss “Giving Rocks Unplugged ’17” on October 15th– A Unique and Fun Community Event for the Whole Family Brought to you by Our Newest Nonprofit Partner

Please join the Volunteer Center in support of Giving Rocks Foundation, a unique community event that includes acoustic music by talented (even grammy-winning!) local artists, food from Wilmette's Depot Nuevo and an opportunity to make a beautiful necklace using rocks from Lake Michigan. This is a can't-miss event for the whole family, so click here to find out more about the the performers -- and to purchase tickets or make a donation.

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VC Hosts a Successful Training and Networking Event for Nonprofit Partners and Supporters

The Volunteer Center was proud to host a stellar group of Nonprofit Executive Directors and Board Officers at a thought-provoking and informative Board Development/Recruitment Training Program, presented by Executive Service Corps Professionals Mike Christ and Michael A. Snipes, on June 10th at Avli Estiatorio in Winnetka. Attendees enjoyed a lively discussion about some of the biggest challenges facing nonprofits today and shared ideas -- while they sampled exceptionally delicious menu items from Avli's new cafe, Avli Rotisserie. Pictured above, from left to right: Mike Christ, ESC Presenter; Barb Tubekis, VC Executive Director; Rachelle Jervis, CEO/President of ESC; Mike Snipes, ESC Presenter. For complete bios of the presenters, and to see photos from the event, Read More.

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Over 250 Nonprofits Attended “Powerful Partnerships With Today’s Volunteers” Featuring Renowned Speaker Betty Stallings

The Volunteer Center was a proud partner of Giving DuPage's workshop on Nonprofit Leadership and Volunteer Management Strategies on Wednesday, October 28, led by internationally-recognized consultant and author Betty Stallings. The room was filled with nonprofits looking for ways to more effectively recruit and manage volunteers -- and do some networking while they were at it!

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EAT PIZZA FOR A GREAT CAUSE! Bake425º Pizza Company Partners with the Volunteer Center!

BAKE 425º FARM-TO-CRUST, BAKE-AT-HOME PIZZA WILL DONATE 15% OF ALL PURCHASES TO THE VOLUNTEER CENTER ON THURSDAY, February 4, 2016 from 2-8pm. 2 locations in Winnetka and Glencoe. Help us help those in need by filling your freezer with healthy, gourmet pizza...stock up on gift cards (great teacher gifts)...take home pizza, salad AND dessert for Thursday night! Every purchase you make helps the Volunteer Center support nonprofits serving those in need in our community. What a tasty way to make a difference! Call TODAY to pre-order for pickup on Thursday! Make sure you mention "Volunteer Center" when you place your order.

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Volunteer Center Hosts Screen Break Week Activity in support of Orphans of the Storm

The Volunteer Center sponsored a Screen Break Week event in support of our nonprofit partners Alliance for Early Childhood and Orphans of the Storm on Thursday, March 10th at Skokie School in Winnetka. It was a great way for the kids to take a break from their screens and experience the fun of volunteering!

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Drop Off Your “Warming Hearts and Hands” Donations at The Volunteer Center

Help the Make It Better Foundation and the Volunteer Center give the gift of warmth to those in need. Donate new gloves, scarves, hats and coats before December 13th.

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Plan now to participate in one of our VC 2013-14 Days of Service

All of our volunteer events are great for Service Groups, Faith Based and School Groups, Families and Individuals of all ages. Mark your calendar -- and watch our website for details!

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Volunteer Center Hosts Successful Fundraising Workshop and Luncheon

Nonprofits who attended the Volunteer Center's November 30th workshop, "Fundraise Your Way to Success" -- featuring fundraising consultant Nike B. Whitcomb as guest speaker -- exchanged ideas and learned valuable new fundraising techniques.

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