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One Winter Night 2018

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.

Snow Angel Volunteer Snow Removal Program

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.

Angel Tree

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 Greater Illinois

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.

Holiday Helpers Needed to Decorate Downtown Champaign

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:


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