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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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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 NewsIn Spite of the Pandemic, the VC Is Sponsoring Its Annual “Share Your Bounty” This Thanksgiving

COVID-19 is not stopping the Volunteer Center from again helping people in need at Good News Partners (GNP) this Thanksgiving! Any individual, family or group looking for a way to safely help may fill either a cloth or double bagged paper bag or small box with healthy for items from the list provided, then drop it off between 10am and noon on Thanksgiving morning at Good News Partners in Rogers Park. Although there is no contact with residents this year, it will still remain a very meaningful experience for all participants as it sets the tone for a thankful day in a very challenging year. Reservations are not required, but masks are, of course! The staff is prepared to receive the generous donations. Continue reading for more details, and the list of items needed. Happy Thanksgiving!

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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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