BAVC Hits Mid-Point of National Volunteer Month!

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April is National Volunteer Month and there are so many ways to get involved and be part of bringing together our community.

First, Attend Volunteer Connection Live on Saturday, April 15th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Barrington Area Library!

Volunteer Connection Live

Back from a 3 year hiatus, this event is a great way to see multiple nonprofits in person and to learn about their role in the community and their current volunteer opportunities.

The event is hosted by the Barrington Area Library and Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) and all residents are welcome to attend! Click here to register.

Additionally, you can also check out the volunteer opportunities below which are occurring in the next few weeks – just sign up directly via BAVC!

Citizens for Conservation Spring Plant Sale 2023

Each May, CFC hosts one of the oldest and largest native plant sales in Illinois, currently selling over 20,000 plants each year, expanding native habitat in yards throughout the Chicago region. Last year CFC had more than 100 volunteers contribute 1,400 hours to make this important event happen.

This year the plant sale will be at CFC’s newest and largest preserve, Hill ‘N Dale Preserve, in Barrington Hills.

There are shifts available for different aspects of the sale – click here to find an opportunity for you.

Hopes In Style 2023 Event – Fashion & Beyond: The Variety Show!

HOPE’S IN is celebrating their 11th annual fundraiser on the afternoon of Saturday, April 30th. Adult and Student Volunteers are needed to help on the day of the event with set-up, raffle ticket sales, check-in, and event break down. (Service and NHS hours will be given to student volunteers.)

To volunteer at this student run event promoting leadership and and empowering families living in Guatemala City, please click here.

Lake County Forest Preserve — Restoration Workdays

With no experience required, Restoration Workdays are a great opportunity to spend time outdoors while giving back to the environment! The workdays occur in different preserves around the county, on weekdays & on weekends allowing for flexibility for any schedule. Spring is a busy time for brush cleaning, native plant seed collection and processing, and tree & shrub planting.

This is a great family-friendly volunteer opportunity as children 10 years & up are welcome with an adult so grab some work gloves & help restore the environment while getting a behind-the-scenes look at your preserves!

Click here to find the best workday day for you.

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 BAVC’s Facebook & Instagram pages!

* BAVC Photos by Bob Lee

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