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Let the Office of Volunteer Programs help you find a service opportunity that fits your lifestyle, interests, and schedule by filling out our new Volunteer Interest Form! We will research and help you pick out volunteer opportunities for you. Or come to our office in room 288 in the Union (Quad Side) to work with one of our student workers in person! 

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RSO & On-Campus Opportunities

We are looking for graduate or professional students, community members, and other Orchard Downs residents who can volunteer to staff the Lending Room Storeroom at Orchard Downs Family Housing (2044 S. Orchard St. in Urbana) on Saturday mornings from 9am-11am. For more information, check out their website or contact Keach at

The Illini Gadget Garage is looking for volunteers from diverse backgrounds who are interested in sustainable practices regarding electronics and technology. Volunteers would help assist community members, help run Pop-Up Clinics, perform marketing operations, foster environmental education, and more. Volunteers do not need to have experience with device repair. We have flexible hours throughout the summmer session; no weekends. For more information, email or check out this website for more information.

EIF will hold Mobile Markets every Tuesday in May at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Volunteers are needed to help set up the area, help clients “shop” and clean up at the end of the distribution. Volunteers are needed every Tuesday from 3:30-6:15pm.This volunteer project requires volunteers to lift, bend and stand during distribution preparation and throughout the distribution period. To volunteer, sign up here!

Over 3000 students from across Illinois will compete at the State Finals of the ICTM high school math contest. We need volunteers for ushering, proctoring, grading, data entry, setting up awards, assisting the directors, clean up, etc. No special skills are needed, and most jobs are short. All times and jobs are listed on the webpage. Contact Kim Whittlesey with questions at or 217-333-9603.

The Johnsonville Brat Truck will be making its return to Champaign on Tuesday, May 9 from 3-7pm. Volunteers are needed to sell brats, chips and sodas to benefit EIF. Every $2 meal will help provide 10 meals to our neighbors in need. Click here to sign up to volunteer!

Sewing Fun at Stratton Elementary School - May 10

Do you have sewing experience and love to work with kids? On Wednesday, May 10, the Stratton Sewing Club teaches 5th graders to make their own clothes with sewing machines! Volunteers are needed to help out with cutting, pinning, and general questions. Even though the basics will be very helpful, if you have the enthusiasm to learn you are welcome! Please sign up here, and if you have any questions, contact:

EIF will be participating in the National Association of Letter Carrier's Food Drive on May 13. Last year, over 30,000 pounds of non-perishable food was donated to the Foodbank through this drive. We need your help to sort and repack product for our agencies to distribute to our neighbors in need. Great news for families with younger children- these repacks are open to volunteers 8 years old and older. Sign up here to volunteer on Wednesday, May 31 from 3:30-5:30pm and 5:30-7:30pm.

Dump and Run keeps six semi-trailers worth of unwanted goods out of Champaign-Urbana’s dumpsters and landfills each year. This project reduces litter and consumer waste, saves space in landfills, lowers dumping costs for certified housing and apartments, and provides inexpensive items for folks to purchase in the fall. Volunteers get first dibs! There are many times avaliable throughout May. Sign up here.

Tutoring Opportunities

* SOAR Tutoring *  PROJECT ATHLETES * Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club * Chinese Peer Tutoring * Pavilion Tutoring Program *

Regular Volunteering Opportunities On-Campus

Campus Office: * Asian American Cultural Center * The Career Center * Diversity & Social Justice Education * Illini EMS * Illinois Leadership Center * La Casa Cultural Latina * U of I ExtensionWomen's Resources Center *

RSO:* Alpha Phi Omega * Big Brothers Big Sisters * Habitat for HumanityIllini Fighting Hunger * New Life Volunteering Society * Red Bison * Tap-In Leadership * Vis-a-Vis Volunteer Illini Projects

On Campus: * Campus Bike Center * Fab Lab* Illinois Maker LabKrannert Center * Wesley Pantry * YMCA *

Upcoming Off-Campus Volunteer Opportunities

Searching for a tutor from now until the end of the semester for a ninth grade student. Contact Brittany Cooper at in interested. Tutoring sessions will take place on Monday, 4-5:30.

Join the Humane Society at the Crystal Lake Park in Urbana at 5pm for a dog walk! Register your dog for $25 in advance and $35 at the door. This event includes plus music, vendors, doggie activities, contests, prizes, food trucks, and beer by Triptych Brewery. Learn more and register here! 

Volunteers are needed at the First Christian Church in Champaign to help take down chairs and tables after the mentor and mentees banquet! Contact Lauren Smith at for more information.

The Leal PTA needs you to make Fun Fair 2017 a wild success on May 12th from 5:15-7:30 pm! We are asking for 45 minutes to be ticket sellers, booth/game volunteers, Taste of Leal volunteers, and to help with set up, & take down. You are welcome to volunteer for multiple shifts.

Urbana High School Track Meet - April 6 to May 15

Have a great time volunteering as a Urbana High School Track Meet Volunteer. With a quick on site training, you'll be ready to use a stopwatch to time individual racers. Watch great high school athletes, meet fellow volunteers and support the local community. A range of fun volunteer opportunities to support UHS sports are available year round. There are opportunites from April 6th until May 15th. Email Steve Waller at for more information.

Playing It Safe, a free annual safety fair sponsored by Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County, features more than 40 activities and exhibits that focus on safety awareness for the entire family and needs volunteers! Questions? Email Stephanie at or check out this website for more information about the event!

The Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) collaborates with the Dual-Language Program of Leal Elementary School to host an outreach program called Cena y Ciencias (Supper and Science). We are looking for volunteers (undergraduate and graduate) who are passionate about teaching science, are interested in serving the community, and can speak Spanish fluently. Transportation will be provided. If interested or if you have questions, please contact Kimberly Sam, Cena y Ciencias Outreach Coordinator,

Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc. that provides funds to charities committed to helping end child poverty. All profits from the purchase of a Red Nose or other Red Nose Day merchandise are donated to the Red Nose Day Fund, as well as 100% of any cash donations. To learn more about the program, go to

For over 15 years, ProCamps has partnered with some of the best professional sports to give campers around the country a once in a lifetime sports experience with their favorite players and coaches. This will be a fundamental instruction youth baseball camp open to boys and girls in grades 1-8, and our goal is to provide campers, parents, and sponsors with a first class experience. If you’re interested in volunteering, email with your name, number, email, resume (not required), and event that you’re interested in volunteering at.

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to work in the clothing store, the Social Services department and to direct people who call the store. They are looking for Saturday volunteers from 9-5. To volunteer, sign up here.  

* Adventists in ActionAngel's Youth CenterBooks2Prisoners*Bowl For Kid's Sake *Brookdale Dementia/Alzheimers Unit*Canteen Run * Carle Hospital * Champaign County Nursing HomeChampaign Humane SocietyChampaign Public Library Crisis Nursery * Cunningham Children's Home * DREAAM Volunteer *  Eastern Illinois FoodBank *  His Kid's Closet * The Land Connection *  Money Management ProgramOrphans Treasure Box Bookstore * Orpheum Children's Science Museum * Phoenix Drop In Center* Pop Up Pantries * Presence Health  * RACES * Salvation ArmyTwice is Nice Thrift Shop  * United Way *Urbana Free Library *Urbana Neighborhood Connections Center * Virginia Theatre * Wiley Elementary School * Find more opportunities at 

Seasonal Break Opportunities
PALS Summer Camp

PALS Program is a nonprofit organization that provides sleepaway summer camp opportunities for young adults with Down Syndrome and their peers in ten locations across the country. They are looking for camp counselors for summer 2017! You can find more information about PALS at their website or apply here.

IFRE International Volunteers

IFRE Volunteers is one of the leading volunteer abroad organizations in the world. IFRE offers highly affordable and reputed volunteer abroad, internship abroad, summer abroad, college/university group volunteer program, and alternative spring breaks to over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America.  For more information please write to

Internships, Scholarships, and Beyond

OIIR is looking for the Blue members of Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE). GLOBE provides opportunity to make connections with Orange members (new international students) and build friendships. For more information, please check here.

Earn national recognition for the good you do! Applying is easy - share a few details and a photo from your service activities this school year to show the difference you're making for the causes you care about. Awards are attainment-based with the first level requiring a minimum of 20 hours of service from at least 4 activities w/ 1 photo each. Award recipients will be recognized with this year's Sesquicentennial Celebration. Apply today! For more details, check here.

Thousands of new students join our community for the first time each year. Serving as an I-Guide is a great opportunity to introduce students and their families to campus and make a real impact. Our tradition of serving the campus began in 1947 and our program is one of the longest-lasting student-run organizations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We need volunteers like you to help keep the tradition! To sign up to be an I-Guide click on this link!

Volunteering Journeys is a volunteer organization that specializes in Asia and offerse excellent placement opportunities in places such as, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. Their programs range from teaching, construction work, medical placements and community work like NGO and Human rights legal placements that would be suitable for students. If you're interested, check out their website!

Job Opportunies
  • The Office of Minority Student Affairs is hiring for graduate mentors, tutors and more. Check out their website for all job postings!
  • TRIO Upward Bound College Prep Academy is hiring for the 2017 Summer Residential Component. They are looking for instructors and residential assitants. For teaching postions, look here. For residental positions, check out this page.

Stay connected to our office throughout the year to help you find, plan, and collaborate on service projects and volunteer opportunities. OVP is located on the second floor on the Illini Union on the Quad/South Side and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact us at or (217) 333-7424. Check out our website and our social media below:


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