What Do You Get Back By Giving via the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection?

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As we start this holiday season & encourage residents to volunteer their time, the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) wanted to put a twist on it to ask residents – what gifts do you receive when you volunteer?

Volunteering puts an emphasis on the benefits that nonprofits receive, but volunteering is a two way street. Studies have shown that those who volunteer also are the recipients of better emotional and mental health, less loneliness (which is becoming an epidemic in the US), and stronger connections for work or friendship opportunities.

This post BAVC highlights just a few of the many local current volunteer opportunities available to residents where you may gain something in return while helping a nonprofit:

Special Gifts Theater – Help Participants with Costumes!

Special Gifts Theatre’s programs foster self-confidence, social, speech and language skills in individuals with disabilities. They work as a community to use educational and therapeutic techniques with the stage as the platform integrating creativity and fun.

Special Gifts Theater is looking for help with costumes for their theatre programs. No sewing experience required just a desire to help their participants with disabilities shine!

Click here to learn more.

Barrington Giving Day

This year over 860 families are invited to the event to receive necessities for their children. Join us as a volunteer and be a part of something truly amazing!

Assistance need for sorting on November 25th and to work the event setup on December 8th (open to volunteers of all ages) and Saturday, December 9th (volunteers in HIGH SCHOOL or OLDER in order to respect the privacy of our guests.)

If you are available to volunteer for the entire event on December 9th, please sign up for both shifts as many volunteers needed make this annual event a success!

Click here for details.

Shelter, Inc – Handyman Assistance Needed!

Shelter, Inc. provides community based, emergency and longer-term housing for children and adolescents who are abused, neglected, dependent or in need of supervision 365 days of the year.

If you are handy around the house or have any type of contracting experience, this is a great opportunity. Shelter, Inc needs help for small jobs to maintain their facility and homes.

Click here if you or someone you know can help.

Barrington White House – Docents & Hospitality Volunteers

The Barrington’s White House group of docents and hospitality volunteers provide support at all cultural events throughout the Fall, Spring, and Summer seasons. Duties include greeting attendees, ticket sales and check-in, directing patrons, answering questions, helping with refreshments, and light clean up at the end of the event.

Click here for volunteer opportunity details.

Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) was created to help nonprofits succeed and benefit the community by connecting nonprofits with each other and to volunteers via BAVC’s free & easy to use platform!

To learn more about how you can get involved either as a nonprofit or as a volunteer, please visit thebavc.org.

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 TheBAVC.org. Please also visit BAVC’s Facebook & Instagram pages! * BAVC Photos by Bob Lee

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