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Adult Services: Computer Volunteers

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Mon, February 29, 2016.

Adult Services Computer Volunteers: Computer volunteers will standby the Information Desk to assist patrons with basic internet searching, e-mail, word processing, and overall computer navigation. Adult volunteers are welcome at this time. Shifts are 2-3 hours per week. Please contact volunteer coordinator to set up an interview. Adult (older than 18 years) volunteers are needed for the following shifts:

Monday – 5-7

An interview with a volunteer coordinator is required before volunteer work can begin.

Adult Services: Home Delivery Office Volunteer Coordinator

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Thu, December 31, 2015.

A attention-detailed volunteer is needed to assist Home Delivery staff with the coordinaton and oversight of Home Delivery office volunteers and proccesses. Coordinators will oversee Home Delivery operations such as checking out of library materials, placing patron requests, pulling requested items and processing of delivery for home delivery customers. Individual adult volunteers are welcome. Volunteers are needed Monday to Friday: Any time between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, working at least four hours per week. Applicants must be 18 years or older. A detailed orientation will be provided. Volunteers are needed six to eight hours per week. Applicants seeking a long term volunteer commitment (year long) are preferred.

Please contact the library’s volunteer coordinator to schedule a volunteer interview.

Adult Services: Office Volunteer

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Sun, January 31, 2016.

The Adult Services department is in need of four volunteers to assist with routine library functions such as collection maintenance. Volunteers will also assist in general clerical activities that involve use of library databases and Microsoft systems such as Excel and Word. Students in Graduate School of Library Information Science are preferred. The library is currently in need of Wednesday and Thursday volunteer. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

An interview with a volunteer coordinator is required before volunteer work can begin. Please e-mail the library’s volunteer coordinator at volunteer@champaign.org or call the library at (217) 403-2070 to schedule an interview.

Be a Friend....Be a Mentor!

Date of opportunity: Fri, May 29, 2015

The CU One-to-One Mentoring Program is a school-based program and has been active in Champaign-Urbana School Districts for 20 years. We match adult mentors with students grades 3 and up. Mentors meet with their mentee for 1 hour per week, usually over the lunch period, and play games, work on crafts, talk and just have fun!

There is a wait list at every school in the district of youth requesting mentors--youth that need a positive, stable adult in their life that can help provide direction and friendship.

Mentors may choose which school ( Champaign or Urbana) and age they would like to mentor. This program is very flexible but does require at least a 1-year commitment.

Bread Pick Up Volunteer

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Wed, September 30, 2015.

Become a bread pick up volunteer for EIF! Volunteers are needed to pick up donations of bread from Champaign-Urbana retail donors. Interested persons must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and be able to drive a full size cargo van. Time slots available are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays from 9am-11am. This is a regular volunteer position in which consistent help is needed. Training will be provided.

Canteen Run

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Sat, December 31, 2016.

Join us as we take the Salvation Army Canteen truck throughout the Champaign/Urbana area to distribute food & supplies to homeless, needy, and hungry people.

Let us know you are coming by signing up here: http://tinyurl.com/canteenrun

Canteen Run drivers needed

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Sat, December 31, 2016.

Canteen Run uses the Salvation Army Canteen truck to distribute food and supplies in several areas of Champaign & Urbana. Drivers need to be pre-approved through Salvation Army. For more details, contact Barb cucanteenrun@gmail.com.

The driver should plan to arrive about 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time, and stay about 30 minutes later, to take care of parking & re-stocking the truck.

While there are not maximum or minimun volunteer time requirements, a driver should be prepared to be available at least 2-3 times a month.

Children's Services: Office Volunteer

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Mon, February 29, 2016.

The Children’s Services department is in need of two volunteers to assist with routine library functions such as collection maintenance and general clerical activities. Students in Graduate School of Library Information Science are preferred. Schedule is flexible – two or three hours at a time. Applicants must be 18 years or older. An interview with a volunteer coordinator is required before volunteer work can begin. Please e-mail the library’s volunteer coordinator at volunteer@champaign.org or call the library at (217) 403-2070 to schedule an interview.

Children's Services: Program Volunteer: Story Time

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Sat, April 30, 2016.

The story time volunteer helps the librarian get ready for story time, distributes name tags to children, and counts the number of people attending the program. The volunteer may also assist the librarian with the story time as needed and aids in clean up. Volunteer is needed Monday mornings from 9:30 am to 11:00am. Please contact volunteer coordinator to schedule an interview. An interview with a volunteer coordinator must be completed before volunteer work can begin. Students of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science are preferred. Volunteers are needed for the following times.

Two volunteers for Monday morning program "Babies Love Books" : 9:30 - 11:15

Two volunteers for Tuesday morning program "Toddler Tales" : 9:30 - 11:15

One volunteer for Wednesday morning program "Ready, Set, Read!" : 9:30 - 11:15

Community Garden Volunteers

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Wed, September 30, 2015.

Volunteers are needed to help plant, harvest, and maintain C-UPHD’s community garden. There are thirty raised garden beds on site that contain crops such as asparagus, strawberries, raspberries, as well as annual fruits and vegetables that must be replanted every year. All fruits and vegetables harvested are given to members of the community that utilize services at C-UPHD. Our mission is to increase availability of fresh produce to local residents.