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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.

For Volunteers

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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VC Days of Service

For Nonprofits

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.

Our Nonprofit Network

Volunteer Center NewsLooking for Ways to Make A Difference This Year During the Holidays?

If you’re hoping to use your time, talents or treasure to make a difference in the community during the holidays, ’tis the season when many of our nonprofit partners are looking for a little extra help. Take a look at our Directory of Holiday Opportunities here — and make sure you visit this page often, as we will be adding new opportunities throughout the holiday season.

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Support the Volunteer Center Every Time You Shop on Amazon

When you shop at, Amazon will donate $0.5% of every purchase you make to the Volunteer Center!

It costs you nothing.  You don’t have to do anything different, and all Amazon Prime benefits still apply.  But your donation will make a big difference to us! The VC is almost completely reliant on donations from individuals and family foundations.  We are grateful for your support!

Simply log onto from now on when you shop.  Select The Volunteer Center as your charity.  And shop as you always have.  It’s that simple!


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