April is National Volunteer Month, and the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) is putting the call out for volunteers. It takes a couple minutes to create your volunteer profile on BAVC’s website and you can start volunteering as soon as you want.
BAVC’s website has a variety of opportunities where residents can easily get involved and help local nonprofits, such as:
Hope’s In Style
Celebrating their 10th anniversary and the impact Hope’s In has made over the last 10 years, volunteers are needed to help before and during their annual event on Sunday, April 24th. Teens & Adults welcome! Click HERE for the latest Hope’s In volunteer opportunities.
BACOA Check-In Hosts – Easy & Timely!
Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) needs volunteers to assist as they host AARP Tax Aide Assistance at St. Anne’s Parish Center in Barrington. It’s a great way to help our seniors during this stressful tax time. Click HERE for the latest BACOA volunteer opportunities.
Transport Assistance for Let It Be Us
Needs a couple volunteers once or twice a month who could drive within the local area to partner organizations and help deliver things that are collected for children in foster care. Click HERE to register.
Boys & Girls Club of East Dundee
If you like interacting with kids, volunteers are needed at the new High School Impact Center to help engage high school teens with programming. Music/Sound Labs, Culinary Kitchen, and Computer Tech Lab are a few of opportunities available. Click HERE to register.
BAARK’s Animal Rescue Program
Dog Lovers this is for you! Families needed to temporarily help foster dogs until they can move to their adopted homes. Help ease the transition of a dog who needs nurturing, training, & other assistance. Click HERE to register.
Earth Day is April 22nd and this year’s theme is ‘Invest in our Planet! Residents can embrace Earth Day’s mission this year and get started volunteering with several local organizations:
The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club
The BBRC will be joining in our Invest in Our Plant by hosting a clean-up of trash and debris on Northwest highway (Rt14) on Saturday April 2 starting at 10am. Click HERE for details.
Village of Barrington Recycling Days
Another way to help is the Village of Barrington’s Recycling Days. Volunteers are needed each Friday for a couple hours during May to help with recycling efforts. Please click HERE to sign up. (The Village will help with train anyone who is interested by hosting a session on Tuesday, April 5th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm).
Citizens for Conservation Workdays
(CFC) has Workdays each Thursday and Saturday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 am where residents can help with restoration work in CFC’s preserves. Click HERE to register.
CFC’s Annual Spring Native Plant Sale is coming up in April and May. Using native plants in your garden and yard helps increase the native habitat in our community. Volunteers who are interested in gardens or the outdoors can volunteer for the Plant Sale by clicking HERE.
Don’t see what you are looking for here? There are many more in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities are available on the BAVC website at thebavc.org. This is the perfect month to start or renew your volunteering!
About the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection
Launched in January of 2021, the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) was developed via a partnership between Barrington Area Development Council and the Barrington Area Library. BAVC’s goal is to bring all 100+ Barrington area nonprofits, churches and service organizations in one searchable database so that volunteers can easily find opportunities. The foundation of BAVC is a volunteer match platform called Get Connected which serves as a clearinghouse to bring together organizations, volunteers, and collaborators to match volunteer interests with nonprofits needing assistance. GetConnected also offers organizations optional features such as easy record keeping of volunteer hours, as well as mobile check in and shift reminders and other ways to communicate with volunteers. Learn more at TheBAVC.org. * BAVC Photos by Bob Lee