One Winter Night is an annual event that provides a powerful opportunity for our community to learn about homelessness, raise awareness for our friends without an address, and experience a bit of what it might be like to be outside, overnight, in the coldest part of a Central Illinois Winter.
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Can you help students and other Urbana residents get around safely this winter? Every winter portions of sidewalks used by walkers and people in wheelchairs become impassable due to uncleared snow on sidewalks. We are looking for volunteers to be "Snow Angels" for other residents and help to keep routes clear. Volunteers select a section along priority sidewalk routes (based on school walking routes and other high-traffic sidewalks around bus stops, etc.), and commit to clearing the section within 48 hours after a snowfall of 2" or more.
The Angel Tree is where someone buys a toy for a child. This is such an easy gig, all you have to do is sit behind a table and answer any questions that people have. You can bring a book, play a game, work on homework, or work on a craft because there will be a lot of down time. But a presence is needed at the tree.
We will be there at Market Place Mall from Nov.17-Dec 15. and during mall hours. I have an online scheduler that should make scheduling easier.
use the teamup calendar, it's much easier than the keepandshare
AFS-USA volunteers support high school-aged foreign exchange students during their program year in central Illinois. We are always looking for more interested volunteers to help plan and run the activities and orientations we organize for them during their time here.
Inspire cultural diversity and tolerance within your community. In this role, you’ll help make it possible for more than 2,300 international students from 90 countries to come to the U.S. each year and live with local host families. This life-changing experience for students and families enriches our communities by encouraging diversity and dialogue in a uniquely personal way.
Guide students and families through the international exchange experience while developing your own cross-cultural communication skills. As a key part of the AFS support network, you’ll work directly with international high school students and their U.S. host families to foster a life-changing journey for both parties.
Helping to bring the people of the world together is exciting, interesting, and rewarding work. For 70 years, AFS Volunteers have given their time to empower students, families and communities to overcome cultural barriers through increased understanding. Our volunteers come from every pocket of America, and their impact is felt on both a local and global scale. The AFS Greater Illinois Area Team is a group of dedicated volunteers working toward a more just and peaceful world.
The Parade of Lights is Champaign's annual lighted holiday parade taking place in downtown Champaign on November 25, 2017. Special entertainment preceeds the event that includes visits with Santa at Big Grove Tavern, carolers, live music, performances and kids' craft activities. The parade concludes with a tree lighting ceremony in One Main Plaza.
The Champaign Center Partnership is in need of volunteers on Saturday, November 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to decorate the streets of Downtown Champaign. This will include transporting decorations, as well as warping the light poles with garland, ribbon and lights. Lunch will be served to all volunteers. Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and bring work gloves to protect their hands.
Interested volunteers can apply here: https://goo.gl/9PchTx