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New! UNITY Community Center

Are you interested in working with youth? Or are you an educational studies major looking for some internship experience to sharpen your skills up? UNITY Community Center has just the right opportunities for you!

1. Tutoring, internships, and/or teaching opportunities: During the school year, Monday-Friday, anytime between 3-7 pm. Summer, 11am-5pm on most days.
All volunteerse must attend a 1.5 hour volunteer training and be background screened. Volunteers must register for training before attending a session.

Spring 2015 training dates are available here. Sign Up Now!

2. Organizing, paper work, cleaning, and planning lessons, large group service projects, Food boxes: Monday- Friday 12pm to 3pm during the school year

Interested? Contact Reid Young at  ryoun@illinois.edu or call (309) 862-4041 for more information.

 

New! Sugar Grove Nature Center

Do you love the nature? Do you want to help preserve it? Sugar Grove Nature Center is looking for passionate volunteers to assist at any of the following areas:

Nature Center Host
Assistant Naturalist
Animal Care
Reception & Office
Volunteer Recruitment
Wood Projects
Special Event
Garden Projects
Grounds Maintenance
Building Maintenance and Repair
Exotic Species Eradicator
Fundraising
Bird Feeder Maintenance
Trail Ambassador
Archive and Scrapbook

Volunteers will be provided training and support for all positions, so act now and  get a copy of the downloadable application form  here (pdf) and return it at 4532 N. 725 East Road, McLean, IL 61754

For more information on volunteer opportunities, please contact Angela Funk, Director, at 309.874.2174 or angela@sugargrovenaturecenter.org.

New! Prairie State Legal Services

Do you want to help fight housing discrimination? Or are you looking for opportunities that can expose you to the legal industry? Prairie State Legal Service is looking for passionate volunteers now!

Fair Housing Project Tester: Prairie State Fair Housing Project is looking for testers to help investigate housing discrimination. Following training, testers meet with housing providers and record their interactions in a report. Our staff members then review and compare reports from various testers to determine if housing discrimination took place.

Benefits for volunteers include receiving a stipend and travel reimbursement for the training/practice test and each time you help with a test and learning new skills, including report writing.

Volunteers must Have:
State-issued ID
Authorization to work in the United States
Access to transportation
Access to a computer
Cannot Have:
Prior felony convictions or convictions of crimes involving fraud or perjury
Active real estate license

 

Interested in joining them to help fight discrimination? Contact: Maya Ziv-El for more information and visit their website here.

New! Path Crisis 211 (PATH)

Do you like to talk to people? What about talking and helping people at the same time? Or financial service? Check out the awesome volunteering opportunities available at PATH hotline:

1. Crisis Line/211 Volunteer: Caring people answer PATH’s hotline 24/7. A complete training program is provided three times a year.

 

2. Money Management Volunteers: Volunteers are matched to an older adult to help take care of finances. This can include writing out checks, balancing accounts, and other financial tasks that we take for granted.

Interested in these positions?

Apply for the Crisis Line Volunteering here. 

Apply for the Money Management Volunteering here

Want to learn more about PATH? Visit their website here.

 

New! Normal Public Library

Do you enjoy working in an environment surrounded by books? If you do, Normal Public Library is the right place for you.

Partners in Reading:Every fall and spring semester, we pair college students with grade school students to read together and enjoy the library. The pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, throughout the semester. Participants may select any 45 minutes on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 through 8:00 pm.
Children in 1st through 6th grades are welcome to participate in fall and spring sessions. In the spring, kindergartners are welcome to join in, too!
We do require that volunteers participate in an orientation session before you start the program. We also require that volunteers undergo a criminal background screen before you can be matched.
The library reserves the right to choose the volunteers that are able to participate in the program.

Interested in this job? Email Lindsey Carney at lcarney@normalpl.org or call(309)454-4668

New! Mid Central Community Action

Does ” educating, equipping and empowering individuals and families toward financially secure, violence free live” sound like your personal tag line? 

Mid Central Community Action offers a limited number Internship/On the Job Training all those who wish to join them on promoting a more self-sustained neighborhood.

Want to learn more about this opportunity? Email Laura at LauraG@mccainc.org or call 309 834-9227

New! McLean County Health Department

Interested in the health industry or working for a public department? Check out the volunteer opportunities available here at McLean County Health Department!

MCHD Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer:

People with medical and non-medical backgrounds have the opportunity to partner with first responders in the protection of McLean County residents during public health emergencies and disasters such as influenza epidemics, acts of terrorism, or tornadoes. Becoming an MRC member is a minimal time commitment, outside of emergencies. Members of the McLean County MRC are eligible for unique training opportunities, including CPR, first aid, moulage and other emergency preparedness trainings.
Ready to sign up for this position? Submit your application and sign a HIPPA Workforce Confidentiality Agreement now! Please  mail application material to 200 W. Front St. Bloomington, IL 61701
Want to find out more about this job? Contact  Shay Simmons at (309) 888-5987.

 

New! Marcfirst

Are you interested in helping those with developmental disabilities and to promote their personal achievements based on their dreams, desires and abilities?

Available positions:

1. Help with outings and community services projects for individuals or families

2. Assist in our Friendsfirst program – a community based recreational program

3. Perform clerical or administrative support tasks

4. Help with Marcfirst special events by volunteering to help on the day, or to help with a planning committee

5. Provide people power for landscaping and improvement projects at our residential homes

Want to find out more about these opportunities? Contact Heidi Zimmerman, Marcfirst Associate Director of Human Resources and Intake, at (309) 451-8888 ext. 250 or heidizimmerman@marcfirst.org.

Click here to sign up for volunteering now!

 

New! Lydia’s Place

Available positions:

The following volunteers opportunities need to be licensed

1. Cosmetologist

2. Massage Therapist

3. Nail Technician

4. Esthetician

If you are not licensed and would like to volunteer in another capacity, please contact them at dbaker@lydias-place.org or 309-808-0182.. All volunteers will be provided with basic domestic violence education.

Interested in these opportunities? Click here for the online application!

New! Labyrinth Outreach

Available positions:

1. Board member

2. Grant writing and research

3. Intern

4. Mentor a female ex-offender

5. Organize a fundraising event

6. Provide clerical work (enter data, write “thank you” notes, etc.)

Opportunities to work on our future transitional properties are also open most Saturdays from 9am-2pm.

Interested in these opportunities? Email info@labyrinthoutreach.org to find out more!

 

New! Humane Society

Do you love working with animals? Check out the available volunteering positions at Humane Society:

1. Walking Dogs: Dogs are scheduled for three walks daily; 7:00 – 9:00 am, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. If comfortable, volunteers can brush and bathe dogs during non-walk/play times.

2. Working in the cat rooms: The cat rooms are cleaned and disinfected every morning and the staff always needs help with this. Each cage is swept out and washed and each cat is given a clean litter box, food and water, a towel and toys. Throughout the day, pet waste is removed and water can be checked. All cats need socialization and attention which helps with their transition to a new home.

3. Laundry: All of the cats have towels and other soft items in their cages, and dogs have blankets for comfort. These items are washed daily.

4. Dishes: Dog and cat bowls, litter boxes, and toys are washed daily to keep the animals’ environment as clean as possible to reduce the chance of illnesses.

5. Grooming: Brushing, bathing, and trimming nails helps with socialization and adoptability and provides one-to-one human attention.

6. Other: Maintenance such as cleaning the office, mowing the grass, washing windows, trimming bushes, pulling weeds, and picking up garbage and dog waste from the yard.

7. Office: Due to the nature of the work in the office, volunteer opportunities are quite limited. Volunteers will be selected for specific tasks as deemed appropriate.

8. Committees: There are several committees that need volunteers. The Events / Public Relations committee is always in need of people to plan, publicize, chair, and staff events. The Education committee needs assistance with conducting presentations to various groups. To assist with a committee, please call the Pet Adoption Center and the committee chairperson will be notified.

Interested in these opportunities? Email volunteers@HSCIpets.org or visit Humane Society website for more information!

 

New! Habitat for Humanity

Volunteering opportunities at Habitat for Humanity of McLean County:

1. Construction:
We build on Saturday morning from 8am – 12noon. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work at the construction site (with a guardian signature). No construction experience necessary! If you are an individual, sign up online to assure space is still available to volunteer at the construction site.
2. Administrative Help:
We are always seeking volunteers at our admin office who can help on a weekly basis. Tasks include answering the telephone, data entry, copying, assisting with mailing, etc.
3. Miscellaneous Ways to Help:Individuals who volunteer for Habitat (or have an interest to do so) are full of talent! If there is something you enjoy doing (for example, baking, delivering treats to our volunteers, helping to stock sheds, scrapbooking, etc.), we can more than likely use your help.
Interested in these opportunities? Click here to apply now!
Interested in learning more? Contact:Lindsey Probst
(309) 827-3931
lindsey.probst@habitatmclean.orgOr visit here for more information!
4. Habitat Restore: If you love prowling the aisles at Home Depot, enjoy fixing things, or just want to help recycle building materials while supporting adequate housing, the Habitat ReStore needs you. Sales, display, cleanup of donations, merchandising and all other “jobs” are completely volunteer efforts. With few paid staff, the Habitat ReStore can use your help. Currently need help on Thursday and Fridays afternoons.  All day Saturdays.
Interested in Habitat Restore? email: restore@habitatmclean.org or call (309) 454-6047.

 

New! Ecology Action Center

Volunteering Opportunities at EAC:

1. Special Events:
Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo
America Recycles Day MEGA Recycling Event
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

2. Recycling:
Plastic Garden Pot Recycling Program

3. Clean Water Protection Outreach

4. Storm Drain Stenciling

5. Research and writing projects

6. Landscaping and Gardening

7. Website, brochure, and newsletter content development

*Internships are also offered on a regular basis

Please note that volunteer opportunities may be intermittent and irregular. Volunteers at the EAC are responsible for their own parking (bicycling or using public transportation is preferable); paid parking is available nearby in the Heartland Parking Deck. EAC visitors may NOT use the Normal Public Library parking lot.

Interested in this opportunity? Click here to apply now.

Interested in learning more? Contact:

Ecology Action Center
202 W College Ave
Normal, IL  61761
(309) 454-3169

New! Community Healthcare Clinic

Job description: Nursing volunteers to take patient vitals, check medications and take brief patient histories.

Volunteer nurses typically volunteer for one 3-4 hour shift per week, but this schedule is very flexible. Nurses holding current license preferred.

Interested in this opportunity? email amclaughlin@chcconline.org

Interested in learning more? Call Mike Romagnoli, Operations Manager, at 309.888.5531

New! Community Cancer Center

1. Front Desk:

The Front Desk Volunteers help patients find their way around the Community Cancer Center during their first visit. Volunteers will greet newly diagnosed cancer patients and family members, provide a brief orientation to the Community Cancer Center and serve as an escort to physician offices and staff locations. Our Front Desk Volunteers provide a welcoming face to new and returning patients. They also offer support to patients receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

2. Library:

The Library at the Community Cancer Center is devoted to assisting anyone whose life has been touched by cancer. Volunteers in the Library help assist cancer patients, family members and visitors with information about cancer and cancer treatments.

3. Butterfly garden

Interested in this opportunity? Click here to apply now!

Interested in learning more? Call The Volunteer Coordinator at (309) 451-8500