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  • Opportunity ends on Friday, June 21, 2019 - 3:00pm
    Each year, the Stephens Family YMCA hosts Summer Swim School to provide free swimming lessons for low income youth who would otherwise not be able to have this opportunity. This summer, we will hold two sessions for 75-children each. Each session meets Monday through Friday and we will need at least 4 volunteer instructors per day. Training will be provided by the YMCA and volunteer instructors will work under the supervision of trained/certified YMCA swim instructors.
  • Opportunity ends on Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
    Safe Children program volunteers work directly with childcare staff and children, providing emotional and physical support, while also creating a safe environment for children to express their feelings and emotions safely. Safe Children program volunteers are asked to make a 2-hour weekly commitment. Student volunteers are encouraged to work during the semester, for at least a year. Community volunteers should commit for six-months time or during Spring, Summer or Winter break at the...
  • Opportunity ends on Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 6:30pm
    Help S.H.A.R.E. help horses by assisting us with our afternoon chores. In the late afternoon, we dump and refill water buckets and distribute hay and grain to stalls and bring in approximately 30 rescue horses awaiting adoption, being rehabilitated, or in santuary care.  We halter and lead  horses to their stalls.  Other horses  run into their  stalls after gates are opened for them.  Sometimes there are horses requiring...
  • Opportunity ends on Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
    Being a CIEE USA High School host family is about creating a home away from home. We accept all kinds of families – those with kids, no kids, empty nesters, single parents, and so on. The main requirement is kindness and a willingness to learn about a foreign culture. Families who welcome a student will not only gain a new member, but will also learn about the world, its many values, traditions, languages, food, and more. Our students have the appropriate Visa, medical insurance, and pay for...
  • Opportunity ends on Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:00am
    Want to test your internal fortitude and athletic ability? Then the Champaign Park District’s 34th annual Mini-Triathlon is for you! This chip-timed event will consist of 3 of the most popular fitness exercises in the world: swimming, running, and bike-riding. You will be tested with a 200-yard swim, a 6-mile bike ride, and a 2-mile run. Age categories for the male and female racers are: 14 & U, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, and 60+. We need...
  • Opportunity ends on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 12:00pm
    Volunteer assist the maintenance staffs with cleaning and maintenance of the main library. Tasks include vacuuming carpets, wiping desk surfaces and bookshelves, and other general cleaning tasks. Applicants must be 16 years or older. Volunteers are needed for the following days and times: Monday to Friday: 8 am to 12 pm.   An interview with a volunteer coordinator must be completed before volunteer work can begin. Please email volunteer@champaign.org or call 217/403-2070 ...
  • Opportunity ends on Friday, August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
    Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering at the 49th annual Taste of Champaign-Urbana! The event is quickly approaching and we are reaching out to you, the community, to help make sure the event goes off without a hitch. We need help with everything: check-in vendors and volunteers, selling merchandise and tickets, safety, and serving beer.  We are so appreciative of all of our volunteers.  We could not make this event possible without you. Join our volunteer...
  • Opportunity ends on Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 9:00pm
    The University YMCA's New American Welcome Center is coordinating Welcoming Week 2019 from September 13-September 22. Events will be held throughout the community celebrating immigrants and everything they bring to Champaign County. This year, we would love to create a video that can be used in future years to promote the week and spread the message of how important it is to be a welcoming community to everyone. If you enjoy making videos, please consider volunteering! Please email jessica...
  • Opportunity ends on Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
    The Library’s outdoor spaces and gardens need regular maintenance under the guidance of the Library’s administration. No experience is required because gardening is generally done with other volunteers who will offer direction and support. Must love sunshine and warm weather. Must be prepared to dig in the soil and get dirty.  Garden tools provided if you don't bring your favorite tools with you. This is a perfect volunteer position for someone who's hours can or will vary each week.
  • Opportunity ends on Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 11:45pm
    The C-U Oktoberfest is a fall celebration of music, beer, and food held in downtown Champaign. Patterned after the annual festival in Bavaria, the C-U Oktoberfest features live music from bands playing festive polkas, waltzes, and traditional German music...mixed in with plenty of your favorite songs. Beer from local brewers and a selection of German beers will be served. Party-goers are encouraged to get in the spirit by wearing their best dirndl or lederhosen (or come as they are) and dance...

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