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The Volunteer Center (VC) helps residents and service groups of all ages and abilities in the New Trier Township, the North Shore and greater NE Metro Chicago area find volunteer opportunities or participate in Days of Service with 501C3 nonprofit partner organizations.

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For Volunteers

Looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity? Hoping to connect with a nonprofit for a longer term commitment? Search our network of 160+ non-profits to find the right fit for you!

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VC Days of Service

VC Days of Service

Most of the Volunteer Center-sponsored Days of Service are annual events. Each event provides an opportunity for volunteers to help nonprofits through full-day activities.

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Are you a current VC nonprofit partner – or interested in joining us? Learn about VC nonprofit events, training programs and networking opportunities. Post your volunteer opportunities. Or register as a new Nonprofit Partner.

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Volunteer Center NewsSuggestions to Safely Help Others During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus Pandemic is challenging all of us in ways we never imagined. But there are those in our community who are particularly challenged to maintain their health and well-being — and Nonprofits still on the front lines continue to serve those in need. Lonely and homebound senior citizens, low income individuals and families, people with disabilities — all are struggling. Even in this time of isolation and fear, there are plenty of ways we can all be good neighbors. Continue reading to see how you can make a difference. As always, we are grateful for our committed volunteers, and we will continue to update this list as we identify new, safe ways to serve. Stay safe and be smart everyone!

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Nonprofit News

On March 4th, the Volunteer Center celebrated the spirit of volunteerism by honoring an inspiring group of volunteers who are transforming their communities by giving their time and talents generously in service to others.   Stefanie Norris, founder of Willow House, and the Mullin-Henry family, founders of the Ted Mullin Fund, turned their personal challenges into nonprofits that are making a difference in the lives of other people facing similar challenges.  And some energetic high school students who founded Haunted House Team and Selah Freedom Junior Board showed us that young people can make a difference too!  Thanks to our terrific honorees — and to everyone who helped make it an uplifting evening for everyone!  Find more information here.

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