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Volunteer Resource Center (The VRC)

The Mathew Bieszczat Volunteer Resource Center (The VRC) is a very versatile event venue featuring an amply spaced room with a stage, plus an outdoor stone patio separated by a row of classic, beautiful French doors.
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ABOUT THE VENUE
The Forest Preserves' Volunteer Resource Center (The VRC) has long been an enjoyable meeting location and can be rented out for private parties, weddings, birthdays, communions, baptismal, and organizational meetings. It features an amply spaced room with a stage and an enclosed porch separated by a row of classic French doors. This room can accommodate up to 100 guests and has a smaller class room (40 guests) nearby which can be configured for a variety of uses as well.

Accented by beautiful high-wooden ceilings, this place is hidden in the Forest Preserves of Cook County overlooking the Edgebrook golf course.

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WEEKEND AVAILABILITY UPDATE
VRC at Edgebrook Pavilion - Community (Large) Room Available Dates:

June:
Fridays- 14th, 21st
Saturdays- None Available
Sundays- 23rd (2:30pm-10pm only)

July:
Fridays- 5th
Saturdays- 20th (5:30pm-10pm only)
Sundays- None Available

Aug:
Fridays- 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Saturdays- 24th (9am-2pm only)
Sundays- 25th (2:30pm-10pm only)

Sept:
Fridays- 13th, 20th, 27th
Saturdays- 14th (9am-2pm only), 21st, 28th
Sundays- 1st, 8th (2:30pm-10pm only), 15th (2:30pm-10pm only), 22nd (2:30pm-10pm only), 29th (2:30pm-10pm only)

Oct:
Fridays- 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Saturdays- 12th (9am-1pm only), 19th (9am-1pm only), 26th (9am-2pm only)
Sundays- 6th (3pm-10pm only), 20th (2:30pm-10pm only), 27th (2:30pm-10pm only)

Bookings and Cancellations are ongoing and ever-changing, please call or fill out an inquiry form below to inquire about the the most up to date availability of your date.

VRC at Edgebrook Pavilion - Classroom (Small Room) Available Dates:

June:
Fridays (all 4:00pm-10:00pm only)- 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Saturdays- 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th
Sundays- 2nd (2:30pm-10pm only), 9th (2:30pm-10pm only), 16th (2:30pm-10pm only), 23rd (2:30pm-10pm only), 30th (2:30pm-10pm only)

July:
Fridays (all 4:00pm-10:00pm only)- 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Saturdays- 13th, 27th
Sundays- 21st (2:30pm-10pm only), 28th (2:30pm-10pm only)

Aug:
Fridays (all 4:00pm-10:00pm only)- 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Saturdays- 3rd, 10th, 24th, 31st
Sundays- 4th (2:30pm-10pm only), 11th (2:30pm-10pm only), 18th (2:30pm-10pm only), 25th (2:30pm-10pm only)

Sept:
Fridays (all 4:00pm-10:00pm only)- 13th, 20th, 27th
Saturdays- 7th, 14th (9am-2pm), 21st, 28th
Sundays- 1st (2:30pm-10pm only), 8th (2:30pm-10pm only), 15th (2:30pm-10pm only), 22nd (2:30pm-10pm only), 29th (2:30pm-10pm only)

Oct:
Fridays (all 4:00pm-10:00pm only)- 11th, 18th, 25th
Saturdays- 12th, 19th (9am-1pm), 26th
Sundays- 6th (3pm-10pm only), 20th (2:30pm-10pm only), 27th (2:30pm-10pm only)

APPLICATION PROCESS

How to Apply: Applications are reviewed and processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Download the 2024 Permit Application below; Email your completed application to info@forestpreserveevents.com or schedule a time to bring it to the indoor permit office at 6100 N Central Ave, Chicago IL 60646.

Office & viewing hours vary. Call or text 773.558.2003 if you are interested in stopping by in person.
2024 Permit Application
2024 Permit Application

THE VRC INQUIRY FORM

Once you complete and submit a request for information, a member of our professional staff will reach out and contact you.

THE VRC INQUIRY FORM

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Mathew Bieszczat Volunteer Resource Center