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5 Summer Volunteer Opportunities for the Whole Family in Barrington

5 Summer Volunteer Opportunities for the Whole Family in Barrington

Summer is the time that many of us take a break from our normal routines as the pace is slower, kids are out of school and the cold Chicago weather behind us. Unfortunately, nonprofits do not get such a break and are in need volunteers all year round.

If you are looking for something new to do this summer that is also family friendly, Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) is the website you need to check out! BAVC’s platform has many opportunities that are suitable for them to volunteer directly or for you to participate as a family.

1. Smart Farm
Volunteers needed to help provide general gardening assistance. Located at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, the farm grows over 40 – 50 crops and donates over 16,000 pounds of produce a year to local food pantries. This opportunity is for ages 16 and up who love to be outside and is family friendly. Click here to learn more.

2. Elderwerks Make A Senior Smile Program
Are you able to color, draw, write a letter or create a card? Then this simple program is for you! Elderwerks is collecting cards to distribute to local seniors to help put a smile on their face. Non-holiday/general cards can be submitted year-round.
Family Friendly and also can be done at home. Click here to learn more.

3. Barrington Township Food Pantry
Shopping Assistant Needed for multiple shifts throughout the summer. Shoppers browse shelves and refrigerator/freezer for items needed. The shopper assistant’s job is to point out items to our shoppers and limit items depending on inventory. Click here to learn more.

4. Village of Lake Barrington
Photographers are needed to photograph specific outdoor spaces within the Village of Lake Barrington for the website, fliers and social media. Pictures do not need to be printed, just digital format. This opportunity is for ages 13, can be family friendly and has flexible times. Click here to learn more.

5. Neurobalance Center
Additionally, Neurobalance Center is also looking for volunteer van drivers to help transport their participants to and from their homes. Timing and shifts are flexible! Click here to learn more.

For more information, please visit www.thebavc.org or via BAVC’s Instagram or Facebook page

About the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection

Barrington Giving Day is part of the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC. Launched in January of 2021, the 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

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