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October 20, 2017
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Have a passion for causes such as youth education, homelessness, arts and culture, health and wellness, environmental conservation, and social justice? Looking to strengthen your leadership skills and experience in civic engagement? OVP is hiring Undergrad Student Employees for spring 2018, with the potential to continue into the 2018–2019 academic year. Visit OVP News for details! Applications due Friday, October 27.


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Help out with OVP's annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive! Get involved by volunteering your time to help with chalking/postering and inventory of food items for the families that won't have dinner during Thanksgiving. Sign up here! And for more information- whether you want to volunteer or get ready to donate for the drive- click here


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.

Holiday Toy Drive- Coming Up Soon!

Help spred the joy this upcoming holiday season! OVP is getting ready to host its annual Holiday Toy Drive to provide a positive holiday experience for children and families in need. All gifts must be new and unwrapped, and they will be donated to the Champaign County Toys for Tots campaign.

Stay tuned for more information on the dates and when to donate! 


For a full list of opportunities, check out our Events Calendar

Community Volunteer Opportunities
Internships, Scholarships, and Beyond

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. 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!