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2017-2018 School Year OVP Staff Positions

OVP is hiring for the 2017-18 school year. To apply, please complete an application at the Illini Union Employment website. After you have filled out the form, send a cover letter that includes your interest in the position along with how you will contribute to the success of the office, a resume, phone and email contact information for two references, and availability for a potential 30-minute phone/Skype/in-person interview during the next three weeks to John Race, Program Advisor, by email at

Summer OVP Staff Positions

Summer student employees will assist with office duties, work on fall semester programs, and answer questions about how students can get involved in service projects. Applicants must be enrolled as an undergraduate student for Fall 2017 classes. For more information and learn how to apply go to

Graduate Assistant (GA) 2017-2018

Graduate students in Educational Policy, Organization & Leadership (E.P.O.L.) are invited to apply to serve as the OVP Graduate Assistant for the 2017-2018 year. Please send a letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references, and E.P.O.L. notice to For full details about the position, visit


The University of Illinois will celebrate National Volunteer Week on April 23-29. OVP has highlighted volunteer opportunities around the Champaign-Urbana area to help engage students in their community to make a difference and participate in National Volunteer Week. To view a complete list of volunteer events and opportunities, go to


OVP and Alpha Phi Omega (APO) invite you to attend the Spring into Service Event that takes place during National Volunteer Week on Thursday, April 27 from 4- 6 p.m. in the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe. Engage in hands-on service projects and meet fellow students who share a passion for service as you donate your time to make a difference. Pre-register at Register as an individual or group. Walk-ins are also welcome. Bring your i-card for check-in.


For celebrating National Volunteer Week, volunteer at Boneyard Creek Community Day with past iENGAGE participants on Saturday, April 29! iENGAGE programs are sponsored in part by the Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP), OIIR International Education, and International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS). For complete details and to sign-up for a spot, go to:


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.

Last Month's Recap

Louisville Weekend Service Trip

Thirteen participants volunteered in Louisville, KY, with the Boys and Girls Haven and Americana Community Center, completing landscaping and painting projects. They also visited the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Check out pictures from the trip at the Facebook album.

Office Resources

Come visit the Office of Volunteer Programs! The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get information on volunteer opportunities and guidance on choosing activities based on your interests. Make an appointment by emailing, or walk-ins are always welcome.


Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop skills, and learn outside of a classroom. There are thousands of ways to get involved, but finding the right one to match your skills, desires, and schedules is tricky! Let OVP help you find a service opportunity to fit your lifestyle, interests, and schedule by filling out our Volunteer Interest Form.


Check out this resource that provides a creative connection between the Office of Volunteer Programs, students, and the community. The latest blog features:

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Campus Connections

The duo will make a return at the Japan House on May 2 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Experience the duo's music at this beautiful and serene venue. It is a free concert and donation is welcomed. Check out their Facebook page for more information!



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


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 of 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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