High School Board - The Volunteer Center invites selected student representatives from each of the high schools in New Trier Township to plan and execute a service project.
Junior Board - The Volunteer Center invites selected student representatives from each of the junior high schools/middle schools in New Trier Township to participate in service activities.
Service Learning at New Trier High School Northfield and Winnetka campuses, and at North Shore Country Day School -The Volunteer Center helps teachers identify valuable, ongoing service projects throughout the year. The program is extending beyond traditional volunteerism and encouraging the service learning process of need identification, project execution and reflection. Students become the catalysts for change.Also see the Youth Volunteer Corps above.
TV Tune-Out The Winnetka Alliance for Early Childhood -The Volunteer Center organizes social service projects for Winnetka and Northfield children in lieu of television viewing for one week in March. Projects range from feeding the homeless to making items for seniors.
The American Red Cross -The Volunteer Center has signed an agreement to work with the Red Cross to handle spontaneous volunteers in theevent of a disaster, and to act as intake counselors for those volunteers.
The American Cancer Society New Trier Township Relay for Life -The Volunteer Center helps identify groups that would like to participate, as well as form a team from our Board of Directors. The Volunteer Centers of Illinois (VCI) - The Volunteer Center is a member of this group of executive directors representing volunteer centers across the state. The group meets monthly and works collectively to promote volunteerism and support each other's work. The VCI provides volunteer management workshops and other resources to the volunteer community. There are currently 16 volunteer centers represented.