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Welcome Our New Nonprofit Partner: Madonna Mission

Madonna Mission opens the doors of welcome through education. We are a nonprofit organization providing education and resettlement support programs for refugee individuals and families. Find out how you can help here.


Kids Against Hunger 2019 Exceeds Goal, Producing 100,440 Meals for the Hungry

The VC is grateful for the hundreds of volunteers who showed up on Saturday, March 16 for one of our most meaningful days of service. Tables filled with family, friends old and new, and community groups who helped assemble 100,440 nutritious meals for starving Nicaraguans, which surpassed our 100,000 goal! This is always a fast paced and fun service project that has become an annual tradition!


Looking for a Meaningful Way to Donate Some Time? Glenkirk is Looking for Volunteers!

Glenkirk provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to empower individuals with disabilities to participate fully and successfully in community life. Find out how you can help here.


Welcome Our Newest Nonprofit: SASI (Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes) is Seeking Compassionate Volunteers to Make Living Easier for Older Adults Living in Their Homes

The mission of SASI (Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes) is to support the efforts of older adults to remain in their homes: we make living easier.


Go Green Winnetka is Seeking Volunteers Interested in Protecting The Environment

If you care deeply about protecting the environment — and you feel called to take action — Go Green Winnetka is looking for volunteers who want to make a difference in their community. Click here to find out more.


Check Out Our Newest Nonprofit: Giving Rocks Foundation

Giving Rocks Foundation is unique among our nonprofit partners because it was founded by a 10-year-old girl named Syd Martin, who originally started making and selling necklaces from beautiful Lake Michigan rocks to raise money for research into a cure for LCH, a rare form of pediatric cancer that she was fighting at the time. Learn more about her inspiring story here.


Are You Looking to Make a Meaningful Difference in Your Community? The VC is Looking for a Few New Board Members.

The Volunteer Center is run by a committed Board of Directors who helps plan and manage our Nonprofit Events and Days of Service, providing invaluable leadership and support to our small staff. If you’re interested in joining this outstanding team of dedicated individuals, we are currently accepting applications. We promise there will be meaningful work to do — but we also promise you will have fun while you’re making a difference! Read More for additional details about what we do — and how you can become a member!


Looking to Make A Difference Globally?

If you’re looking to learn more about how you can make a difference in our global community, we have many nonprofit partners that might be of interest to you. Click the globe above for a directory of organizations with global interests.


Start the New Year Out Right — by Volunteering. If You’re Looking for a Way to Make a Difference, These Nonprofits are Looking for Help.

The holidays are behind us, but many of our nonprofit partners are still looking for volunteers to support their programs and events. Check out our listing of Nonprofit Partners who have immediate volunteer needs.


VC Hosts a Successful Training and Networking Event for Nonprofit Partners and Supporters

The Volunteer Center was proud to host a stellar group of Nonprofit Executive Directors and Board Officers at a thought-provoking and informative Board Development/Recruitment Training Program, presented by Executive Service Corps Professionals Mike Christ and Michael A. Snipes, on June 10th at Avli Estiatorio in Winnetka. Attendees enjoyed a lively discussion about some of the biggest challenges facing nonprofits today and shared ideas — while they sampled exceptionally delicious menu items from Avli’s new cafe, Avli Rotisserie. Pictured above, from left to right: Mike Christ, ESC Presenter; Barb Tubekis, VC Executive Director; Rachelle Jervis, CEO/President of ESC; Mike Snipes, ESC Presenter. For complete bios of the presenters, and to see photos from the event, Read More.

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