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ReStore Volunteer

Sporting a small, yet resilient staff, our store could not operate without the help of our volunteers.  Our staff makes up less than 20% of the manpower needed to be a success.  Volunteering is a great way to spend some time and you can make a significant difference in the lives of others as the ReStore allows virtually all donated dollars to go directly to the cost of building homes.

The ReStore also assures that over 460 tons of materials never make it to a landfill each year.  Now that’s what we call Going Green!

Community Garden Volunteers

The Give Back Garden needs YOUR help in supplying fresh, locally grown food to families in need.  All of the produce we grow compliments the efforts of local food pantries to make fresh fruits and vegetables accessible to the community.  Help is needed with everything: weeding, watering, planting, harvesting, as well as with special projects (such as getting our fence painted).  No experience necessary.  Individuals, groups, and most ages welcome.  Please email givebackgarden@c-uphd.org if you are interested in volunteering! 

Adult Volunteer Literacy Training (Introduction)

Tutor Training for Project READ

Thank you for wanting to be a tutor with Project READ!  Project READ tutors provide free basic reading, basic math, and/or ESL tutoring to adults in our area in a public community setting (like the library) or in an Adult Ed Classroom at Parkland College or at the Urbana Adult Education Center.  We offer support and training for our tutors so that they are best prepared and supported in working with the learners on their goals.

Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training (Introduction)

Thank you for wanting to be a tutor with Project READ!  Project READ tutors provide free basic reading, basic math, and/or ESL tutoring to adults in our area in a public community setting (like the library) or in an Adult Ed Classroom at Parkland College or at the Urbana Adult Education Center.  We offer support and training for our tutors so that they are best prepared and supported in working with the learners on their goals.

Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training (Introduction)

Thank you for wanting to be a tutor with Project READ!  Project READ tutors provide free basic reading, basic math, and/or ESL tutoring to adults in our area in a public community setting (like the library) or in an Adult Ed Classroom at Parkland College or at the Urbana Adult Education Center.  We offer support and training for our tutors so that they are best prepared and supported in working with the learners on their goals.

Set up the Market

The Champaign Farmers' Market brings fresh, local food to the heart of downtown Champaign and provides a midweek sales opportunity to local farmers. We also operate a SNAP matching program to help make fresher, more nutritious food available to our whole community.

The Market is run by a small, local non-profit, The Land Connection. We set up informational tents for community groups, kids' activities, a seating area for patrons, as well as our market Sampling Tent. 

End-of-market packing up

The Champaign Farmers' Market brings fresh, local food to the heart of downtown Champaign and provides a midweek sales opportunity to local farmers. We also operate a SNAP matching program to help make fresher, more nutritious food available to our whole community.

Community & Campus Day Of Service 2018

Your help is needed to combat hunger in our community! At the Community & Campus Day of Service, members of the local community and University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students will join forces in packaging 151,000 meals - one thousand for every year of public engagement since the University was chartered - for local foodbanks to be distributed to needy families in eastern Illinois.

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.

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