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Last updated on April 20, 2017.
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis 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. More information and the application can be found online.
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.
Student facilitators are needed for Camp LEAD (emerging leaders retreat for students to campus) August 14 - 17 and Leaders of Social Change (January 8 - 13, 2018 trip to Detroit focusing on leadership and social movements). Student Facilitators lead small and large group activities, assist with trip execution, and help students learn. Applications are online.
Crossroads is a Fair Trade store in downtown Bloomington with a mission to provide low income artisans and farmers a market for the work of their hands assuring them a fair return for the labor. The shop is run by volunteers and open Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm. Volunteers are needed to work in the shop and are expected to commit to two shifts per month (10:00am - 1:30pm or 1:30pm - 5:00pm). If you are interested in being part of a team whose vision is a world affirming all persons and the preservation of the health of our planet, then please complete the online volunteer application.
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 email@example.com. Check out our website for more information.
The West Bloomington Active Garden is a collaboration with the Boys & Girls Club and the YWCA. The program aims to provide fresh, organic, and local produce to Bloomington’s west side community, designated a “food desert” by the USDA. The WB Active Garden provides hands on educational programs for children K-5. The students learn the importance of organic and sustainable gardening practices and take home the produce they have grown. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and maintain the garden beds. No gardening experience is necessary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Colleen Connelly at 309-287-1440.
Carle Hospice is looking for Compassionate individuals to help serve our community of hospice patients within the surrounding counties: Livingston, Iroquois, Ford, McLean, De Witt, Champaign, Vermillion, Douglas, Macon, Piatt, Moultrie, Coles, Shelby, Cumberland, Clark, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford and Edgar. Our Hospice families are looking for someone who is willing to give respite care, and companionship. Also, may need errands ran, light housekeeping, simple meal preparations, letter writing, reading, and someone to just listen. We DO NOT ask the volunteers to provide any type of health services, just friendly visits. We are looking for bilingual volunteers to give respite care, French, Spanish, etc.
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If you are having trouble or would just like to call and ask question, please call at 217-383-8721 or email me at Letisha.Owens@carle.com
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 and a May 20 special events. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 American Democracy Project and School of Communication are sponsoring the Spring 2017 Social Issues Fair on April 24 from 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 3:00pm in the Prairie Room.
The Washington, D.C. Civic Engagement Study Tour is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about American politics and participating in an experiential learning opportunity that focuses on civic and political engagement. The Study Tour will take place from June 25th -July 2nd. This class (287.1) will provide you with an opportunity to learn while directly experiencing the world of politics in the nation’s capital. We will explore different issues and topics, including the role of higher education in civic education, and the need for civic engagement in a democratic society. The program includes site visits and meetings with lawmakers representing Illinois, legislative aides, lobbyists, and other stakeholders. There will also be opportunities for participants to experience Washington, D.C. as tourists. The program is designed to be flexible, allowing participants to register for one, two, or three credit hours. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in studying off-campus and in civic and political engagement. More information and the application is online.
Fueled by national service, City Year recruits, inspires and mobilizes emerging leaders as full-time tutors and mentors who empower at-risk public school students to reach their highest potential. If you are looking for full-time employment that will give you the skills to be successful in grad school or your professional career, while also bettering communities from within, apply to City Year before April 30th at www.cityyear.org . For more information, contact Eric Barbour, at email@example.com.
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!