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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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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

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 NewsLooking To Do Some Spring Cleaning in the Fall? Mark Your Calendar for Our 17th Annual Make A Difference Day

If you have gently used items you’re looking to donate to a good cause, we’re here to help! Make A Difference Day is one of the North Shore’s longest-running and most popular community events — and it’s coming up on Saturday, October 26 from 9-12. Simply clean out your closets and storage areas, fill your cars, and bring your donations to the Indian Hill Train Station. Drive through the lot, we’ll unload your donations for you, and distribute them to 15 nonprofits who desperately need them. This is a great service project for your family or community group to do together. Click here for more details, including a complete list of the participating nonprofits and the items they need.

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Calling All School Parent Organization Presidents and Service/Outreach Chairs
November 6, 9-10:30

If you’re looking for ways to create or enhance your school’s student service program, you won’t want to miss this Volunteer Center workshop on planning Service Projects and Service Learning Programs .   Learn new ways to engage youth in age-appropriate activities that benefit nonprofits who will inspire them.  Network with colleagues and share insights on how to engage youth in a lifelong passion for service.  Click here to learn more.

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