The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning maintains a list of current volunteer and service opportunities for students.
Last updated on May 3, 2017.
Join us on the Quad on Friday, August 19, from 3-5 p.m. for the Welcome Week service project. Any student is welcome as we pack backpacks for the Back To School Alliance.
The Immigration Project is looking for individuals who are able to come 1-2 hours a week from the hours of 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. The receptionist will take phone calls, listen to messages, and greet our clients! The receptionist is fundamental part of our organization and is the first person our clients come in contact with. Be part of a team that makes our potential clients and clients feel at home! We are flexible! Spanish is strongly preferred. Contact Thalia Novoa at (309) 829-8703 or email@example.com.
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 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to work in the shop and are expected to commit to two shifts per month (10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. or 1:30-5 p.m.). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the Faith in Action 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 email@example.com 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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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 event. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 9:15 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1:15-4 p.m. 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 other social events. Contact Ginny Ramlow for more information at (309)888-5316 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, from 1-5 p.m.
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 email@example.com.
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 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-5 p.m. by receiving or picking up donations, processing donations, or customer assistance. Sign up by calling (309) 454-6047.
Volunteers are needed for the McLean County Nursing Home.
Provide child care assistance while parents attend classes 5:30–7:30 p.m on Tuesdays or 3-4 p.m. on Thursdays. More information online.
For A Better Tomorrow is soliciting nominations of outstanding young people ages 12-22 who reside in McLean County who demonstrate a commitment to community service and leadership. Award winners will be recognized at a banquet in September. Nominations can be submitted online by June 15.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a faith-based, full-time service and leadership program operating in 13 cities across the United States. Our mission is to unite people to work for peace with justice. We do this by placing Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations for one year. LVC is for people who want to explore their spirituality while working for social justice, living in intentional community with other volunteers, and practicing sustainability in all aspects of their lives. LVC welcomes and affirms the participation of people from all faiths (or no faith), ethnic/racial backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Positions available throughout the country. Apply online.
Pet Central is seeking an intern who will lead volunteers through the recruiting and training process, assist with coordination, placement, and follow up of volunteers, create outreach and presentation materials, recruit volunteers by contacting groups, organizations, attending meetings and events. This is an unpaid internship with flexible hours. If you are interested, email your resume to email@example.com. Visit the Pet Central Helps website for more information about the organization.
Mid Central Community Action is hiring a full time AmeriCorps Vista; position starts July 1. This position is through the Housing Action Illinois initiative and will work on several projects focused on the west Bloomington neighborhood. Position description and application are 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 30. For more information, contact Eric Barbour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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!