Volunteering is POWERFUL.
Celebrating Volunteers is INSPIRATIONAL.
The positive energy at Volapalooza is MEMORABLE.
Every fall, Giving DuPage hosts Volapalooza – a countywide Volunteer Recognition event to honor and celebrate volunteer leaders from all walks of life.
We invite you to celebrate our community’s best at Volapalooza 2019 taking place on November 14, 2019.
Join nonprofit organizations, companies, municipalities and community & faith groups as we recognize over 200 volunteer leaders for their amazing contributions in the DuPage community.
Every volunteer honoree will receive a beautiful Gratitude Gift as a small ‘thank you’ for their time and dedication to our community. They will also be highlighted in the program and a video showing during the ceremony; and featured in the Annual DuPage Giving Guide, published in partnership with the Daily Herald, with a circulation of 26,000.
Volapalooza also invites a Keynote Speaker to share some inspiring words with our service leaders. We’ve featured some fabulous keynote speakers over the years, such as – Betty Stallings, a leader in volunteer engagement training; Lisa Dietlin Founder of the Institute of Transformational Philanthropy; Phil Zielke, Founder of Phil’s Friends, a local charity mobilizing thousands of volunteers to send care packages to cancer patients worldwide; and Grace Hou, Secretary of Illinois Department of Human Services.
This year, we are beyond excited to share our Keynote Speaker is Nancy G. Brinker, Founder of Susan G. Komen and The Promise Fund of Florida.