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Last updated on March 23, 2017.
Applications are now open for LeaderShape®. LeaderShape® is an interactive, energizing, and unique experience that builds leadership skills no other program can match. Prepare yourself for six days of non-stop self-discovery and learning from practical experiences that strengthen your leadership concepts and abilities. LeaderShape® will take place May 15 - 20. Applications are due March 31. More information and the application can be found online.
Applications are now open for the AB Weekends trip to Camp Cedar Lodge April 7-9th. Cost is just $35 and includes your transportation, food, and accommodations! Apply today!
Sign up to participate in ISU's Day of Service to thank the community. Volunteer to rake leaves, plant flowers, wash windows, or other household tasks for local residents. The event is April 22 from 9am - 1pm. Sign up online.
Advocate Bromenn Medical Center has a mission this year to have Get Well Soon cards on the breakfast trays of EVERY person staying at the hospital EVERY day of the year to help brighten their days. They are in need of groups to assist with this task. Make as many cards as your group can make and then drop them at the main entrance guest services desk with a note of who they are from. Contact Tori Tiberi for more information.
Volunteer as an exhibit team member, at Innovation Station, assisting visitors, special events or leading programs. There are immediate needs for Home School Programs, Special Events (April 13 and May 20) and Discovery Day Camps (March 27 - 31). Orientation is required prior to volunteering. Contact Amy Pitzer at Children's Discovery Museum at (309) 433-3453 or CDMVolunteers@normal.org.
The immigration project has a variety of needs: citizenship team, assistant to the citizenship director, spanish speakers, receptionist, digitizing cases, and organizing. Full description of positions. Contact Thalia Novoa at email@example.com or (309) 829-8703 x104.
Naper Settlement is in need of volunteers for special events in the spring and summer. More information including contact information is on the flyer.
Mid Central Community Action (MCCA) is looking for volunteers on Wednesday night in the months of March and April to help low to moderate income individuals and families receive free tax preparation services. For the past number of years MCCA has been a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) where IRS certified accountants and volunteers have helped a number of McLean County residents prepare and file their federal and state taxes for free. Individuals and families qualify for VITA if they make less than $35,000(individuals with no dependents) or $55,000(single with dependents or married filing jointly) a year. You can help by volunteering to be the person(s) who greet the individuals coming in and insuring all necessary documentation is completed for their file. If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity to volunteer for a social service agency that has been helping individuals and families in the community for over 50 years, please contact MCCA Community Building and Engagement Coordinator, Jeremy Studebaker at 309-834-9245 or Jeremys@mccainc.org.
Volunteer for construction of the house in Normal or work in the downtown Bloomington office answering phones and greeting customers. Office shifts available 9:15am - 12pm or 1:15pm - 4pm Monday, Wednesday or Friday. To learn more about either of these needs are sign up for a group build call Lindsey Probst at (309) 827-3931.
Looking for volunteers to help seniors get their grocery shopping done, a task that is often difficult for our care receivers. Volunteers are also needed to provide office support such as answering phones and scheduling appointments and driving seniors to doctor's appointments. To learn how to volunteer, please call our office at (309) 827-7780 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website for more information.
McLean County Nursing Home is need of volunteers for the following tasks: lead bingo, coordinate craft activities, host birthday parties, provide manicures, support WalMart trips, lunch outings, or orther social events. Contact Ginny Ramlow for more information at (309)888-5316 or email@example.com.
Parents Care + Share is a program through Children’s Home + Aid. They offer a variety of support groups for parents throughout Illinois. Groups take place at various times throughout the week and last about an hour and a half. We offer childcare for all of our groups. Childcare volunteers receive $20 for each session of childcare. You must complete a training in order to volunteer. They are looking for individuals who: Love working with children and families, are dedicated to show up to every group they sign up for, are able to commit to volunteering long-term. Contact Darci Thompson at (309)834-5240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advocate Hospice volunteer program provides prospective volunteers with the skills to listen in a healing way and relate to those who are dying with compassion, empathy and understanding. It also covers the history and philosophy of hospice, grief and bereavement, spiritual awareness and patient care. Hospice volunteers are part of a team that provides a caring and supportive presence to terminally ill patients and their families who are facing difficulties at the end of life. For additional information, contact Laura Rich at 309-268-2034 or Laura.Rich@advocatehealth.com. Training is March 3, 10, and 17 1pm - 5pm.
Normal Township is in need of greeters (Mondays 8am - 12pm, 12pm - 4pm) and customer service assistants (Tuesdays). Contact Sammi Oleson at (309)888-9099 or SOleson@normaltownship.org.
Integrity Counseling offers donation based counseling with master's level counselors and social workers who give their time to meet client needs. They are looking for counselors, front desk workers, fundraising coordinators and social media volunteers who have can give as little as two hours a week. For more information, call Luella at 309-827-9100 or email@example.com.
Volunteer with this after-school program. Activities could include: tutoring, help with homework, or life skills programs. For more information contact (309) 662-7826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assist seniors and those with disabilities with basic money management support such as paying bills, balancing check books, or creating budgets. Volunteers are also needed for data entry, web development, grant writing or marketing. Contact Kim Crutcher at (309) 200-8664 or email@example.com.
Help children age 5 -14 with homework and coordinate fun and educational activities; more information in this flyer. Assist with activities or events throughout the year. Contact LakeeshaJ@bloomingtonha.com.
Volunteer Tuesday - Friday 9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm by receiving or picking up donations, processing donations, or customer assistance. Sign up by calling (309)454-6047.
Volunteers are currently needed for the McLean County Nursing Home.
Provide child care assistance while parents attend classes 5:30–7:30 p.m on Tuesdays or 3:00pm - 4:00pm on Thursdays. More information online.
The campus community is invited to provide feedback on the Civic Action Plan at an open forum March 22.
The American Democracy Project is introducing new civic engagement awards this year to recognize students, faculty, staff, campus units, and RSOs with strong track records of civic engagement. Consider nominating a person or department that embodies. Nominations are due March 31. Award Guidelines.
Serve as a summer intern with the McLean County Health Department focusing on emergency preparedness. View the full job description. Application due April 1.
Student are invited to apply for the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement conference sponsored by the American Democracy Project in Baltimore, MD June 7 - 10. Selected students will receive funding for conference and travel. Applications due April 14.
Camp PALS provides a sleep away camp for young adults with down syndrome at 10 college campuses throughout the country. Volunteer counselors are paired 1:1 with a camper for a meaningful relationship. Camp PALS is looking for volunteers who are welcoming, genuine, passionate, supportive and fun. Apply online.
Are you on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote justice for all? Are you a student looking for an internship opportunity this semester? If you answered 'yes', join the Mission Impact intern team at YWCA! If you are interested in the position, please contact Jen Carillo at firstname.lastname@example.org. We've got a lot of challenges and opportunities in the horizon and we need YOU to be a part of the team that takes them on!