New Year, New Start, New Ways to GIVE BACK with the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection!

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If your new year’s resolutions include setting aside a little extra time to Give Back, The Barrington Area Volunteer Connection is your go-to resource to find neighbors and organizations in need of support. This can happen in many forms – it can be a simple kind act for someone, a charity event, or as we hope many do, by volunteering to give some extra help to the community around us. Regardless of how you embrace the act of Giving Back, it’s the spirit of what it means that is important!

Below are some of the larger organizations on BAVC that have multiple volunteer opportunities. We hope you will consider them as you think about ways to Give Back:

Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA)

BACOA has been the Barrington area’s primary resource since 1984 for helping families, and caregivers manage the process for aging. Their programs and services help older adults navigate this stage in life and find solutions to maintain a quality of life depending on their needs, wants and abilities.

Volunteers are needed for several different roles within BACOA and are flexible to meet different time commitments. Click here to learn more.

Walk On Farm

The mission of this nonprofit is to provide equine assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities. These type of activities provide motivational, educational and recreational benefits to improve the participants quality of life.

Walk On’s volunteers work with their staff to build a team that helps care for the horses, prepare the horses for the lesson, and assist the instructor during the lesson as well as a variety of additional barn tasks and office volunteer help.

Click here to view Walk On’s  volunteer needs.


Little City

Little City is a vital, energetic community offering a comprehensive scope of services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This nonprofit has a campus in Palatine with a choice of housing, programming and educational options as well as a foster care placement office in Chicago and a new Children’s Center.

Click here to see how you put your skills and talents to use with Little City.


As Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) ends its 3rd year, we wanted to extend heartfelt thanks to the residents who support us, the nonprofits who give so much to the community and to our BAVC partners & Advisory Board!

Happy New Year!

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

More 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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