Volunteer Opportunity

Do you want to make someone’s day?

 Would you like to volunteer in a program where you are truly appreciated?

 Healthy Young Families Wants You!!

 If you are interested in volunteering, but have a complicated schedule, Healthy Young Families is the perfect volunteer job for you.

 Enjoy spending time with moms and babies…

Love to be creative….

Thinking of a career in education, psychology, or Social work …….

Or just want to help someone…

This is the place for you !

Healthy Young Families has many volunteer opportunities available that are flexible, and some can be provided by a large group.

 Volunteer opportunities can be a one time only or as often as you would like.  Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  You must be 18 or older, with a high school diploma or GED. 

 If you are interested in volunteering with Healthy Young Families, or have questions, please call or email:

Angela  Jackson 217-693-4581



Tzia Hibler   217-693-4573


Peace Corps Events at UIUC October 21st-25th

The Peace Corps is hosting and co-hosting several events next week:

Monday October 21st

6-8pm  Living and Working in Asia @ The Asian American Cultural Center “Chai Time”

Tuesday October 22nd

5-6pm  Launch Your Career in Service and Advocacy @ 161 Noyes Laboratory

*Guest Panel with Peace Corps, Environment Illinois, City Year, US Public Interest Research Group, & Teach For America (hosted by TCC)

Thursday October 24th

6-7pm Applying to Peace Corps Service in The Career Center, 715 S. Wright St.

The UIUC Peace Corps Campus Recruiter is located in The Career Center and available by appointment to assist students with the Peace Corps application process and answer inquiries. Additional drop-in hours are Mondays 3-5pm and Thursdays 11am-2pm.

Volunteers Needed for Head Start

Champaign County Head Start/Early Head Start is looking for volunteers to help in their classrooms for up to 10 hours per week or more.  Volunteers must go through the DCFS licensing fingerprinting and background checks and have a current physical.  Training is provided and volunteers are never left alone or asked to supervise children by themselves.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the following person for more information:

Kelly Russell

Child Development Services Manager

Champaign County Head Start/Early Head Start

1776 E. Washington Ave.,, Urbana, IL    61801

Email:  krussell@ccrpc.org

Office:  217-328-3313

Cell: 217-493-8410

Literacy Volunteers Needed for Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club


Make a Difference! 

Become a literacy volunteer at the

Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club

201 East Park Street

Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 355-5437

We are starting a new reading program in which each child has been assessed and is matched with a book that is at his or her reading level and on a topic of interest to that child.

We need enthusiastic and committed volunteers who will read one-on-one with those children who are most behind.

Volunteers will receive training on ways to support the students with whom they are working and will have opportunities for regular feedback and support.


  • Willingness to go through a formal background check
  • Availability of at least one hour between 2:30-4:30 on one or more days, Monday – Friday
  • Commitment to coming regularly on the particular day or days they have scheduled


For additional information email Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley at ElizGC@aol.com or call the club (217) 355-5437.  You can also check out the club website at www.dmbgc-cu.org and note the forms at the bottom of that page.

UNITE/COE Chicago School/Neighborhood Bus Trip

UIUC Bus Trip Itinerary 10-11-13

Dear students,

On Friday, October 11, 2013, the College of Education and UNITE (a campus RSO) is proud to sponsor a all-expense paid trip to Chicago for students who are interested in learning more about the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the impact of community agencies and neighborhoods on urban education, and future opportunities for placements/employment in the CPS system.

Attached to this e-mail is a proposed itinerary for the day-long trip.  In addition, I am including a list of likely school sites where we will have morning visits.  Please note that not all school sites will be used when the final trip arrangements are made but opportunities for K-12 visits in various content areas/programs will be assured.

If you are interested in participating in this trip, please consider the following:

1. You must attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at 8:30PM on the 3rd Floor of the Levis Faculty Center.  Permission to go on the trip without attending this meeting must be requested directly from Jay Mann (jaymann@illinois.edu).

2. You must commit to attend the trip on October 11th, barring documented illness by the Emergency Dean.  If you sign up for the trip and do not attend (cancellation or no show after October 2nd), you will be responsible for a $50-$75 cancellation fee to reimburse the College for expenses paid on your behalf.

3. This trip occurs on a Friday during normal class session.  As a result, this voluntary trip is intended only for those students whose schedules permit and/or those who have instructor support to attend.  The Office of Clinical Experiences cannot excuse you from any classes that meet that day.

To register for the trip, please visit the link below:

https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/6277565 [sign in and complete the form online].

If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.

Thank you!

Jay A. Mann

Director, Office of Clinical Experiences

Phone: 217-333-2561     Fax: 217-244-4572

E-mail: jaymann@illinois.edu



Spanish-Speaking Assistants Needed

Assistants who are fluent or native speakers of Spanish who are in the Education program are needed to work with children.


Volunteers need to like working with children and be comfortable speaking only Spanish to them, even though the children are not native speakers of Spanish.  This program is a Spanish immersion setting.  Main responsibilities would be to help the students with their arts and crafts projects and any other classroom activities and help supervise during outdoor activities.  Summer camps are from June 3rd-Aug. 2nd and run a morning session (8:30am-noon) and an afternoon session (1:30-5pm).  The summer camps are help at University Primary School, 51 Gerty St., Champaign, IL 61820.  Take a look at the website for more info about the program in general and about the summercamps http://www.languageacademy.illinois.edu/summer_camps.html


Contact Laura Romani if you have any further questions –romani1@illinois.edu

Judges Needed for State Science Fair at Assembly Hall

Judges are needed for the state science fair on May 4, 2013 at the famous Assembly Hall of UIUC. A total of about 600 judges will be needed.

A team of 2-3 persons will judge 5-6 projects. There will be a 45-minute informational meeting before judging. Volunteers can sign up at this link by April 15th.


Volunteer Football Coaches Needed

Volunteer Football Coaches for Arcola Purple Riders


Arcola High School is seeking volunteer football coaches for the upcoming 2013 season. We are a program of around 50 athletes with a very rich tradition and high expectations.



  • assist in the weight room and summer practices
  • teach the fundamentals of football to high school athletes on various playing levels
  • assist in practice and on game nights with any duties asked by the head coach
  • attend weekend staff meetings



  • background in football fundamentals and basic knowledge of the game
  • willingness to learn
  • must work well with high school athletes
  • flexibility
  • time commitment; dedication to players and staff




  • real world experience working with high school students in an academic setting
  • experience collaborating with other professionals in the program, including board members and respected individuals in the community
  • see firsthand how multi-faceted coaching high school football is
  • work alongside a head coach who began his coaching career as a volunteer coach in college and will be sensitive to and grateful for your commitment and sacrifice
  • establish a network of references for your résumé and future job search

If interested, please send a résumé and references to:

Zach Zehr

Head Football Coach



Become a Welcome Days Leader!

Be the I in Inspiration, Be the I in Information, Be the I in Illini

Applications Now Open!


 What is a Welcome Days Leader (WDL)?

A volunteer entry-level leadership role that works in college associated groups acting as mentors and role models for new students attending The University of Illinois.


How do I apply?


Go to the New Student Programs web page and fill out the electronic application, or go to the New Student Programs office (4th Floor of the Illini Media Building on Green St.) to fill out a paper application.


Am I qualified?


To be a WDL you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, have one university professional recommendation (we’ll send it to them, don’t worry) , be able to attend one of our three trainings (April 11, 20 or 25), and be a student on the main campus this semester and fall semester. Also, you must be able to get back to campus by August 18.


Why should I do this?


Not only is this a great resume builder, but you will directly be influencing the transition of new Illini to campus. This is your opportunity to be a mentor, learn more about campus, get some free Illini clothes, learn basic leadership skills and get back on campus early without those pesky classes getting in the way.


 Questions: newstudent@illinois.edu