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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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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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Volunteer Center NewsMake A Difference Day is Coming Up on Saturday, October 24th — In a Convenient New Location!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY IS MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION! Individuals, families and community groups are encouraged to fill your cars with gently-used donations and deliver them to the WILMETTE JUNIOR HIGH PARKING LOT at 620 Locust Road from 9am-noon on Saturday, October 24th. 15 local Nonprofits will be waiting to receive your donations in a socially-distanced, no contact drop-off process designed to be safe for both volunteers and donors — and everyone is asked to wear a mask. We are are also asking that all donated items be sorted in advance and clearly labeled with the recipient nonprofit’s name. This is a terrific opportunity to make a difference to nonprofits who are on the front lines, working hard to provide for people (and animals) in need during this particularly challenging time. Click here for more information — including a complete list of participating nonprofits, donations needed and COVID 19 -safe instructions.

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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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