As featured in Quintessential Barrington Magazine – Nonprofit News by Shefali Bhuva
Did you know that the Barrington Area Volunteer Connection (BAVC) platform is open to any resident age 13 years and older?
Brothers Carter and Parker Andreae have lived in Barrington, with parents Tiffany and Wayne, since they were born. Carter, 19, has just started full-time as a marine mechanic apprentice and is enjoying it. Parker, 15, is a freshman at Barrington High School. He is in the band and is the goalie for the BHS JV Hockey team.
BAVC CONNECTION AND VOLUNTEER ROLES
The siblings are no strangers to volunteering! Carter and Parker recently used BAVC to sign up for volunteer shifts for Barrington Giving Day’s (BGD) Spring Event. They have volunteered for BGD events since they were in elementary school. They also both volunteer for Samaritan Counseling Center helping with fundraisers which support counseling costs for clients who need financial assistance for their therapy.
Carter is also involved with Chicago Charity Clays, a nonprofit run by a Barrington family to benefit special operations force soldiers and their families to assist with treatments and education costs that they cannot cover on their own. Parker has volunteered for several Eagle Scout Projects for Scouts in Troop 29 and helped run the BHS hockey Alumni Night.
Carter: My parents have volunteered a lot in our community. I have always enjoyed helping others out and volunteering is an easy way to help people who are less fortunate.
Parker: I volunteer because I like to give back to the community where I grew up. It feels nice to know you have helped someone else!
Published July/August 2022 by Quintessential Barrington in Barrington, Illinois.