Category Archives: All Current Opportunities

New! BroMenn Hospital

Is your dream job related to the medical field?

BroMenn Hospital, just 5 minutes down the road from Wesleyan, provides a list of volunteering opportunities for interested volunteers. Click here for the Advocate BroMenn Volunteer Application. For more information, call 309.268.5397 or email Sue Seibring

New! Wish Bone Canine Rescue

Do you like working with animals? How about saving mistreated or abandoned dogs?

Wish Bones Canine Rescue provides a list of volunteering opportunities for people like you who wish to minimize pet abuse in our community. If you are interested, click here to sign up for volunteering at Wish Bone Canine Rescue!

New! YWCA

Does “Empower women, Empower the world” sound like your tag line? If so, you should definitely check YWCA out!

Here’s a list of the current volunteering opportunities YWCA offers:

List of volunteering opportunities

New! YMCA-Youth Sports

1. Youth Sports-Youth Basketball Assistant – Court Monitor: 

Greet families in lobby and direct/walk them to gym for baskeball practices
Ensure there are enough chairs in the gym for parents
Make sure teams are on the correct courts as scheduled
Keep people off courts that are reserved for practices
Supervise use of gym closet, keeping door closed, opening for coaches when necessary
Keep children on first floor of building, off the track and out of member areas
Days/Times Needed

Weeknights 5:00-8:30 p.m.

Must be a minimum of 16 years old
Available for entire program
Good communication skills

2. Youth Sports-Youth Basketball Assistant – Greeter/ Monitor:

Help kids learn and play the game of soccer
Provide a great experience for each player and family!
Days/Times Needed

Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings

Must be a minimum of 18 years old
Available for entire program
Good communication skills

3. West Side Soccer League – Coach

Interested? Click here for the YMCA Volunteer Application.

 

New! YMCA- Childcare

1. Childcare-School Break Days Volunteer: 

Work with Y-Pals staff to ensure safety and security of children in program
Assist Y-Pals staff in leading games, activities and crafts
Assist Y-Pals staff in communicating with parents regarding behavior and accomplishments of children in the program
Assist in supervising children’s behavior while swimming

Unit 5 scheduled days off, excluding major holidays, from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Availability can be flexible within these hours
Must be a minimum of 16 years old
CPR & First Aid preferred
Experience with children preferred

2. Young Member’s Caring Area Volunteer: 

Work with staff to ensure safety and security of children in the childcare room
Assist staff in leading games, activities and crafts
Assist Y-Pals staff in communicating with parents
Work with children to develop values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility
Monday through Friday 4:00 – 8:00pm.
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Availability can be flexible within these hours

Must be a minimum of 16 years old
CPR & First Aid preferred
Experience with cildren preferred

3. Y-Pals Volunteer:

Work with Y-Pals staff to ensure safety and security of children in program
Assist Y-Pals staff in leading games, activities, crafts and other before and after school functions
Assist Y-Pals staff in communicating with parents regarding behavior and accomplishments of children in the program
Help children whith their homework questions and problems

Monday through Friday 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. & 2:00 or 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Availability can be flexible within these hours
Work would be at one of our afterschool sites:
-Brigham Elementary
-Olympia North (Danvers)
-Olympia West (Minier)
-St. Mary’s Catholic School
-Towanda Elementary

Must be a minimum of 16 years old
CPR & First Aid preferred
Experience with children preferred

Interested? Click here for the Volunteer Application.

 

New! YMCA-Aquatics Assistant

Volunteers need to:

Greet families in the lobby and walk them to pool for swim lessons
Assist instructors setting up and putting back equipment needed for each class
Ensure there will be enough seating for parents
Hand out swim lesson information to parents during the session
Make/hand-out popcorn in the lobby for the first and last week of the session

Tuesday & Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm
Saturdays 9:00-11:00
7-Week Session

Must be a minimum of 16 years old
Available for entire program session
Good communication skills

Interested? Click here for the YMCA Volunteer Application.

 

New! Western Avenue Community Center

Are you looking for something to drag you out of the Wesleyan Bubble? Do you want to help change the local community? If so, Western Avenue Community Center offers many internships that allow you to provide community service to help Bloomington grow.

1. After School Program: This program seeks volunteers to assist with reading instruction, one-on-one tutoring, homework, and enrichment activities. Interested? Please fill in the following three documents: After School Program Application pdfBackground check pdf, and Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status pdf and return them to 600 N. Western Ave., Bloomington, IL 61701. For more information,  call Lisa Barton at (309)829-4807 ext. 311

 

2. Food Pantry: This program seeks volunteers to welcome clients, distribute food, stock shelves, unload food deliveries and assist with client record keeping. Interested? Call Jackie Dunson at (309)829-4807

3. Hispanic Outreach Program – Interpretation & Translation Services: This program seeks volunteers who are fluent in Spanish and have some knowledge of the culture to assist clients with interpretation and translation of government, medical and legal documents and communication with landlords, employers, schools and other community agencies. Interested? Call Socorro Alvarez at (309)829-4807

 

4. Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center (LINC) Youth Programs: This program seeks volunteers interested in coaching and/or refereeing basketball leagues, mentoring young ladies through Girlsonly, after school tutoring, and mentoring and “hanging out” with junior high and high school youth in Teen Club. Interested? Please fill out the following four forms: Community Volunteer Application pdfVolunteer Contract pdfBackground check pdfAcknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status pdf and return them to 600 N. Western Ave., Bloomington, IL 61701. For more information,  call Dodie Dunson at (309)750-4500 or send an email to Amy Cottone. 

 

5. On My Way Summer Camp: This program seeks volunteers interested in helping in any part of a 6-week program for youth entering grades 7, 8 and 9, with the focus of confidently transitioning junior high students to high school. Activities include sports, art, drama, leadership activities, academic review and field trips. Interested? Please fill out the following four forms: Community Volunteer Application pdfVolunteer Contract pdfBackground check pdfAcknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status pdf and return them to 600 N. Western Ave., Bloomington, IL 61701. For more information, send an email to Danielle Truitt. 

 

6. Senior Programs: This program seek volunteers to set up, decorate and/or serve for quarterly dinner-dances, assist with monthly BINGO, teach new computer skills and drive for field trips. Interested? Call Enrique Bustamante or Rose Beverly at (309)829-4807 for more information.

 

New! West Bloomington Revitalization Project

Are you tired of being stuck in the so-called “IWU bubble”? Do you have a heart full of passion for community engagement but don’t where to start? WBRP provides students tons of exciting volunteering positions, so let’s get started helping our local community grow, one step each time!

1.Economic Development: Adopt a Facebook, Sponsorship Committee, Calendar committee

2.Education: Host a Book Drive, Build a Little Library, Ride the Book Bike, Staff the Book Bike, Help Organize Book Bike

3. Greening: Community Garden, Adopt-a-Corner, Pass the Produce

4. Housing: Home Restoration, Survey Block Conditions, Tool Library

5. Wellness and Safety: Adopt the Chalkboard, Taste of West Committee, Communications Committee, West Bloomington Block-by-Block Report, Friendship Park

6. Special events: Westside 5k, Walk-in Bike-out

 

Are you thrilled to become more involved in our local community and help revitalize West Bloomington? If so, act now and sign up online here for volunteer application!

 

 

 

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.