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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:

Sunday: 1-2:30 pm

Monday: 11am-1pm; 1pm-3pm

Tuesday: 11am-1pm;

Wednesday: 11am-1pm; 3pm-5pm; 5pm-7pm

Thursday: 1pm-3pm; 3pm-5pm

Friday: 11am-1pm; 3pm-5pm; 5pm-7pm

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

Adult Services: Downloadables Drop-In Help

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

Volunteers assist patrons with downloading Library ebooks/audiobooks/movies/music/magazines. Volunteers should be familiar with mobile devices, have instructional skills, and enjoy working with people. Prospective volunteer should be available for training during business hours. An interview with a volunteer must be completed before volunteer work can begin. Adult volunteers (over 18 years) are currently needed for the following times:

Sunday: 3pm - 5pm

Please contact the library’s volunteer coordinator for a volunteer interview.

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.

Allerton Trails Half Marathon & 10K for ALLERTON TRAILS HALF MARATHON & 10K RACE, & Trail-GLO 5K

Date of opportunity: Sat, April 11, 2015

Come join us in an amazing opportunity for volunteering at the beautiful Robert Allerton Park in Monticello, IL! April 10th we will have a night time Trail-Glo 5 k race, and April 11th is the big event, the Allerton Trails Half Marathon & 10K! There are many different volunteer jobs, large, medium & small that we could use your help with!! This is such a fun and rewarding event to be a part of. Please contact us for more info including more specific jobs, as well as the time amount needed. Times listed are approximate, and any help is appreciated!

AM feeding

This opportunity is ongoing and runs until Wed, May 06, 2015.

Haltering and leading horses out to pasture. On days horses don’t go outside, they need watered and fed in their stalls. This is an opportunity to help horses everyday and any day of the week is needed. You can learn to get to handle horses with training and an orientation is a must.

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.

Bourbon, Beer & Bacon Server for Bourbon, Beer & Bacon

Date of opportunity: Sat, April 25, 2015

Bourbon, Bacon & Beer will take place on April, 25 from 2-10 PM. This will be a great opportunity for members of the community to come out to the Fluid Event Center and try hundreds of different types of bourbon and beer, as well as enjoy everyone’s favorite… BACON!

Volunteers will be needed in two separate 5 hours shifts throughout the event. The first shift will start at 1 PM and help assist with set up as well as the first half of serving the event. The second shift will help serve the second half of the event and assist with clean-up of the event. When serving, volunteers will pour samples from hundreds of different types of beer and whiskey to attendees of the event. Some may also be involved in helping the facilitation of the Bacon Eating Contest. Volunteers must be 18 years old to serve and volunteers 21 older will have the opportunity to do some sampling of their own. All volunteers will receive their...

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