– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

Mark Your Calendar Now For Our 2017 Recognition Event, “Growing Volunteerism Through Inspiration” on May 4th.

Please join us at our annual Recognition Celebration on May 4th at the Winnetka Community House, where we will honor four outstanding volunteers whose extraordinary gifts of time and talent are making a huge difference in the lives of people in need. Click here to read more about our honorees: Emily Bolling, The Floured Apron; Becky Kimbell, The Cradle and Random Acts of Flowers Chicago; Syd Martin, Syd Rocks and Giving Rocks Foundation; Lulu Witcoff, Rainbow Assisted Animal Therapy and Center for Conflict Resolution. Then register now to join us for a cocktail buffet in celebration of volunteerism. You can't help but be inspired!

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The VC Honors Outstanding Volunteers at our Annual Volunteer Recognition Event

Special guests and supporters of The Volunteer Center’s four 2016 honorees celebrated Cinco de Mayo style on May 5, 2016 at The Winnetka Community House. This year’s honorees included: (Seated, left to right) Dr. Warren Bruhl, Executive Director of Dreamweaver International and Gear for Goals; Courtney White, President and Founder of Culinary Care; Mark Stephan, Mentor, Board Member and Advocate for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago; and (Standing) the Founders and Board members of INFANT, Inc. Find complete biographies of these inspiring volunteers -- and photos from this festive celebration -- here.

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Don’t Miss Any of The Volunteer Center’s 2016-17 Days of Service. Put These Dates on Your Calendar Now!

The Volunteer Center sponsors 5 terrific opportunities throughout the school year for you and your whole family to volunteer your time in service to those in need in our community. Click here for this year's dates -- and watch this website for more detailed information about how you can make a difference at these wonderful events.

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The Volunteer Center Proudly Honored 4 Outstanding Volunteers at Our Annual Volunteer Recognition Event

The VC Board and many friends gathered at the Winnetka Community House to celebrate 4 volunteers who have made a significant difference in our community: Lou Dickson, Founder of the Evanston ReBuilding Warehouse; Wendy Irwin, Founder of the Yellow Tractor Project; Betsy Leibson, Founder of Friends of the Green Bay Trail; and Pam Phillips of the Pam Phillips Weston Wellness Program. Find out more about our honorees here.

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Mark Your Calendar to Make A Difference at This Year’s Volunteer Center Days of Service

Coming up: Kids Against Hunger. Click here for more information.

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The Volunteer Center Proudly Honors Five Exceptional Volunteers March 8, 2014!

Over 150 guests celebrated the contributions of five honorees at the Volunteer Center's Recognition Event in March. Their accomplishments were inspiring and humbling. Pictured here, honoree Frank Craven shows his appreciation to the Executive Director of Our Place, William Johnson.

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Volunteer Center Honors 4 Special Volunteers at Our Annual Recognition Event

Martin Associates, Mary McLaughlin (Trees That Feed Founder), Wendy Serrino, and Herb and Joanie White were honorees at our 2013 Recognition Event. Click here to learn more about the difference these amazing volunteers make in our community.

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Congratulations to our 2012 Volunteers

Recognized March 10, 2012 at the Takiff Center in Glencoe, IL, the VC Board honored Nicole Basil, Louise Holland, Jake Joehl and Make It Better during their “March Madness” Recognition...

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2012 Recognition Event: Volunteer Madness

Please join us as we honor our “final four”. 2012 Exceptional Volunteers: Nicole Basil, Jake Joehl, Louise Holland, & Make It Better

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Congratulations to our 2011 Volunteer Center Honorees

Recognized June 22, 2011 at Sheridan Shore, Wilmette! Michael Alter, Founder of City Year Chicago Beth Drucker, Founder of Go Green Wilmette! Erika’s Lighthouse Board of Directors The Grand Food...

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