Barrington Area Volunteer Connection Highlights Ways to Help Families in May!

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Mothers are the heart of many families, but in today’s world it can be a challenging job. This month in honor of Mother’s Day, we are highlighting nonprofit organizations with a focus on moms & kids. Help honor a mom in need by taking the time to volunteer at one of the nonprofits below this month!

WINGS PROGRAM – Creating a pathway to independence, the mission of Wings is to provide housing, integrated services and advocacy for adults and children who are escaping from domestic violence and abuse. Their goal is to provide the tools and support necessary to ensure that victims can escape their abusers and begin building new, violence-free lives.

  • Barrington Area Mother’s Day 5K Benefitting WINGS Program
    Volunteers needed to help with registration, water stations, and course marshal.
    Click here to volunteer.
  • ReSale Store Volunteer
    Help out at WINGS ReSale Stores in Arlington Heights and Schaumburg, just 4 hours a week!
    Click here for details.

Click here for other volunteer opportunities with WINGS Program.

THE BRIDGE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES – Helping parents and kids achieve social and emotional health by providing mental health counseling, crisis intervention, and youth mentoring services. (Services are for all area families, regardless of income or insurance status. )

  • Mentor for Youth
    Be a friend, teacher, caring listener, coach and role model for a child between the ages of 11 and 15.
  • Associate Board Member
    The Bridge Youth and Family Services is in need of dedicated young professionals (in their 20s and 30s) who will aid in the success of The Bridge through community outreach, fundraising, and increase awareness about our programs

Click here to volunteer to sign up for either role.

LET IT BE US – Help Let It Be US to envisions a future in which our most vulnerable children have the opportunities and resources they need which can best be met by belonging in a family and having parental support. With the mission to inspire foster care and adoption, Let It Be Us is changing the future for children with their innovative programming!

Let It Be Us has multiple volunteer opportunities such as:

  • Springboard to Adult Mentor
    Help guide a child who has turned 18 navigate their path into adulthood.
    Click here to learn more.
  • Golf Outing Volunteers
    Volunteers needed to help with planning and leading various tasks leading up to their 9th annual golf outing (and the day after to close items out).
    Click here for details.
  • Foster A Child in IL
    Help Let It Be Us is in need of foster parents for children of all ages, and especially children with special needs, sibling groups, and teens.
    Click here to help.

Find more volunteer opportunities at Let It Be Us right here.

To find more volunteer activities to do with Mom this month or register on our platform, please visit!

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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