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Champaign Park District Neighborhood Summer Block Party

Join us at the neighborhoods listed below for Block Party fun! Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, interactive music by DJ Fireproof, and many more activities will be available for all to enjoy, so mark these dates!

The Champaign Park District needs your help to make sure this block party goes off without a hitch! We need help with inflatables, crowd control, serving food, and general set up and tear down of the event.

It's always a fun time so if you are interested please sign up with the link below! 

May 23
Countrybrook Apartments

Rantoul Home Delivered Meal Driver

Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to seniors in your community. Peace Meal participants receive a noon meal five days a week, enabling many to remain independent and in their homes. Volunteers pick up meals at the local site and deliver them to participants. The delivery route takes 60-90 minutes to complete.

For more information, and to learn how you can help your neighbors, contact:

Homer Home Delivered Meal Driver

Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to seniors in your community. Peace Meal participants receive a noon meal five days a week, enabling many to remain independent and in their homes. Volunteers pick up meals at the local site and deliver them to participants. The delivery route takes less than an hour to complete.

For more information, and to learn how you can help your neighbors, contact:

Foodmobile Captains

We need volunteers that are interested in leading food distributions a part of our Foodmobile Program.  The primary responsibility of a Foodmobile Captain is to efficiently manage the on site Foodmobile distribution process from set up to tear down.  Captains will mobilize and manage teams of volunteers assembled by the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and will serve as the primary resource for volunteers, clients, and partner organizations on the day of the distribution.

Volunteer Drivers

Alleviate hunger in eastern Illinois by being a part of our fleet! EIF needs volunteer drivers to assist in receiving, handling, and distributing food and grocery product. 

We are currently in need of: 

  • Bread Van Driver on Tuesdays from 8-10 am 
  • Foodmobile Drivers on Saturday mornings (CDL/Class B required)

All volunteer drivers must complete an orientation and training. We're currently in need of volunteer drivers to complete at least 1 ride per quarter 

Mahomet Home Delivered Meal Driver

Peace Meal Senior Nutrition Program is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to seniors in your community. Peace Meal participants receive a noon meal five days a week, enabling many to remain independent and in their homes. Volunteers pick up meals at the local site and deliver them to participants. The delivery route takes less than an hour to complete.

For more information, and to learn how you can help your neighbors, contact:

Summer Food Service Program Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help serve summer meals at Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.  Meals are served from 9-11am (breakfast) and 12:30-2:30pm (lunch) Monday-Friday from May 29th until mid-August.  All help is welcome, but volunteers that can sign up for several shifts are preferred as you will be asked to complete a two-step TB test.  Please email Valerie at vkoress@c-updh.org if you are interested in volunteering!

Welcome to Project Read at the Food Pantry

Learn how you fit into the partnership between the Wesley Food Pantry and Project READ, Adult Volunteer Literacy Program.  Would you like to help out with childcare while clients work on their English, Reading, and Math?  Would you like to help direct clients to the service that they need? Do you want to tutor adult learners in or community in Math, Reading, or ESL? At this session, you can find a place to share your gifts and energy with our community. 

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.

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