Feel like joining a team of volunteers pitching in to help the Barrington community? There’s no shortage of opportunities to get involved. The Barrington Area Volunteer Connection leads the way in finding helping hands for local causes. From conservation to cultural events to care for our older adults, there’s a need just waiting for your generous spirit. Take a look:
Citizens for Conservation (CFC) – CFC focuses on helping conserve, preserve and restore. CFC’s annual fall tree and shrub sale is on October 15th and volunteers are needed to help get things ready and for assisting with orders! Click here to learn more.
Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) – For over 35 years, Bacoa has been offering programs and services that help older adults maintain a quality of life that matches their needs, their wants and their abilities. Serving over 1,500 individuals from the local area, BACOA has a range of volunteer opportunities currently to assist with memory care programs, social events, engagement packets, and transportation. Click here to learn more.
Barrington White House – Each season, Barrington’s White House offers performances and cultural programs such as musical concerts, renowned speakers and other events Come join as a volunteer or docent and help manage these community events. Click here to learn more.
Lake County Forest Preserve – Grab some work gloves, help out at Grassy Lake forest preserve! Restoration Workdays occur in dozens of sites around the county, some on weekdays & some on weekends. These are no-commitment – come to as many workdays as you can. And its family friendly – children 10 years & up are welcome with an adult. Click here to learn more.
The Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) – our own organization is comprised entirely of volunteers from the Barrington area! We are always looking for residents who want to engage in our local community and help with nonprofits and our volunteers. Time commitment is flexible and can be done virtually! Click here to learn more.
BAVC will be at the BACOG Well Water Testing on Thursday Oct. 13th from 11:30 am – 7:00 pm at the Barrington Area library if you want to stop by to learn more in person. For more volunteer opportunities or to find a nonprofit, please visit the BAVC website at thebavc.org.
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