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Champaign Public Library: Adult Services - Home Delivery Office Volunteer

A volunteer is needed to assist Home Delivery staff Home Delivery office processes. Volunteers will assist with Home Delivery operations such as checking out of library materials, placing patron requests, locating requested items and processing of delivery for home delivery customers. Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday: Any time between 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., working at least four hours per week. Applicants must be 18 years or older.  A detailed training will be provided.

Become a University of Illinois Extension Money Mentor!

Money Mentor volunteers build financial capacity in our local communities by providing financial education and coaching to individuals. Mentoring consists of working one-on-one with people who have asked for help with their personal finances and community outreach through displays, community talks, or other projects. This is an ongoing volunteer committment and volunteers become trained to work one-on-one with individuals regarding their money management issues. Anyone can become a Money Mentor volunteer--it does not require a degree in financial planning!

Prairielands Council Boy Scouts of America

Prairielands Council, BSA provides character development and value-based leadership training to youth in nine counties of east-central Illinois and west-central Indiana. And we do it by having fun!

The council is based in Champaign, Illinois. We currently offer over 2,800 youth a program of responsible fun and adventure:


Raymond Lee Scout Service Center
3301 Farber Dr.
61826 Champaign , IL

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.

Champaign Public Library: Adult Services - Parkland Project READ Volunteer

A volunteer is needed to assist with set up and maintenance of the Project Read learning site. Volunteers will assist with preparation and take down of tutoring sessions including collecting paperwork, retrieving and returning materials within the library, and overall flow and timing of the tutoring sessions. While working with tutors, the volunteer will welcome learners as they arrive and direct the learner to their appropriate tutor table. Training will be provided. Volunteers are currently needed Friday, 9:00  a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  

Bowl For Kids Sake

Bowl For Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois' signature fundraiser. Bowl For Kids’ Sake is the perfect way for individuals to make an impact on our community - it only takes a little bit of effort to raise the money that is vital to our program’s success. We ask that each bowler raise a minimum of $100 or their team raises at least $500 to participate.

Holiday in Whoville

Holiday in Whoville 2018

Join us at the Virginia Theatre for a real holiday treat! We're showing the short: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas followed by pictures with Santa, photo ops with the Grinch, caroling, and hot chocolate. After the show patrons can enjoy the holiday lights with trolley rides around Downtown Champaign.

Questions? Contact or call 217-819-3926



Date: 12/16/2018 (Sun.)


Pizza and Pajamas with Santa

Pizza and Pajamas with Santa

Join us to celebrate the holiday season! Enjoy holiday themed crafts, music, and a visit from Santa. Each guest will get to enjoy pizza, cookie, and a drink while hanging out with Santa. Don’t forget to dress in your favorite holiday jammies! 

Help us celebrate the holiday season at this fun event by helping with crafts and serving food!



Date: 12/08/2018 (Sat.)


Introduction to Tutoring

Project READ provides free tutoring to adult learners who seek to improve their reading, writing, math, and/or English as a Second Language skills. Tutors work with learners in public locations such as libraries, churches, and Adult Basic Education classrooms.  Most popular are the free drop-in tutoring sites offered in Champaign, Urbana, and the surrounding area each week:


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