Barrington Area Volunteer Connection Starts 3rd Year Bringing Together Nonprofits & Volunteers!

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Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) is grateful to see that our mission has made an impact in our community and we look forward to expanding our role more this year!

Why join BAVC?

BAVC works with over 90 nonprofits in the area and has volunteer opportunities to fit any interest, time commitment, and is for ages 13 and up. We invite you to check out our website and create your own profile at — It’s simple and takes just a few minutes!

A few of our current volunteer opportunities include:

Fandom Fest Volunteers needed!

Barrington Area Library is looking for volunteers to help with their fun-filled Fandom Fest event on Saturday, March 4th from 11 AM – 4 PM. Fandom Fest is a large scale comic con event that the library holds annually. This fun event has an artist alley, lost of cos-players, crafts, photo ops, swag, live music, and other fun activities for all ages!

Volunteers are need in several different roles ….. greeters, photographers/videographers, line managers, and craft assistants – to help make this community event a success.

To register, click here.

Valentine Cards for Make a Senior Smile Program

Are you able to write a letter or create a card? Then this simple program is an easy way to help make a difference in our community! Elderwerks is collecting cards to distribute to local seniors to help put a smile on their face. Valentine’s Day cards can be submitted until February 3rd.

Create the cards and/or letters at home and once your creations are complete, please either drop off or mail to:

Make a Senior Smile
c/o Elderwerks Educational Services
251 E. Northwest Hwy
Palatine, IL 60067

For more details, click here.

Volunteer at the Shamrock Beer Run 5K & Brewfest 2023!

The Epic Shamrock Beer Run 5k is back for another year, and Shelter, Inc. needs your help to make it happen. Help out at the Shelter table at the race’s turnaround point & join in on the fun all in support of a good cause.

(Must be 21 years old or older to participate.)

Click here to register. 

Help with BACOA’s ‘A Day Out’ Program!

Work with the volunteer team to assist the Memory Program Manager in providing fun and engaging activities at the “A Day Out” Adult Day Program. This important program is held in Barrington on Mondays and/or Thursdays 9:30 am -2:45 pm.

Click here to register.

There are many others on the BAVC platform that need volunteers so please visit and find a nonprofit that brings out your giving spirit!

About the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC)

Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC)‘s goal is to bring all 100+ Barrington area nonprofits, churches and service organizations in a free & easy to use 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 Please also visit our Facebook & Instagram pages!

* BAVC Photos by Bob Lee

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