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October 12, 2017
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“People place items in places that are most convenient for them,” Osby said. “The only thing we can do is try to make people more aware of University recycling and hope they do the right thing.” (Reposted by The Daily Illini) 


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OVP Events

Registration has been extended and due the 16th, closing at midnight!

Interested in helping clean the river? Come out with OVP on October 20th-22nd and spend the weekend in Rabbit Hash, Kentucky! We will be cleaning the Ohio River from a river barge to extract tires, bottles, trash bags, Styrofoam and a wide range of waste and pollutants. Registration begins October 5th, and seats will go fast!

Apply now for iENGAGE Service Saturday: St. Louis One Day Service and Sightseeing Trip

Join the iENGAGE Student Council, Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP), OIIR International Education, and International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) on a one day service and sightseeing trip to St. Louis on Saturday, November 4. Students will volunteer with Gateway Greening at their Demonstration Garden.


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Community Volunteer Opportunities
Internships, Scholarships, and Beyond

This trip is FULLY FUNDED with no specific requirements for applicants, however priority will be given to those who demonstrate leadership on campus as well as background in service and/or agriculture, environment, or other relating fields. Applications are due no later than October 15th. Contact Zach at with any questions.

Head to either Chestertown, MD, Kissimmee, FL or New Orleans, LA and volunteer with ASB from January 8th-12th! For more information, click here

Our externship activity was started by UCI School of Medicine Professor Robert Detrano as a way to expose pre-health students to the current state of healthcare in both rural and urban parts of China. In exchange for a tax-deductible donation, students will have the opportunity to shadow both US and International cardiologists in our travelling clinic, as well as attend educational lectures in the evening given by doctors and university professors regarding topics such as: hypertension, congenital heart disease, and public health. As of now, we still have 5 externship slots that need to be filled. For more info, check this website or go to our FaceBook page. If interested, please return a completed version of the attached application and waiver to no later than October 24th.

On this 6 day trip, we will experience the culture of Pluma Hidalgo, volunteer with students and community members in the region, and help with physical housing projects after the recent earthquake. The cost of this trip includes housing and accommodations. Apply or check for more info here!

This Award is intended to help student organizations eager to launch or continue a major France-related project on campus by providing a unique package of funding, mentorship and networking. Click here, or contact for more info! 

Teach English to French students in France for 7 months! Applications are due January 15th, 2018. Click here for more information! 

Interested in learning how to interview, creating a documentary, using a camera, and editing? Volunteers are needed to help interview veterans for the Illinois Vetern Project, where documentaries will be produced showcasing veterans and their families. Click here for more information or contact Caitlyn Schneeman at if you're interested!