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  • INSIGHT is a cognitive training research study located at the Beckman Institute of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which seeks to establish a brain training program that includes cognitive neuroscience and fitness interventions.. We are seeking paid volunteers to participate in the study as human subjects. Participation requires a commitment of 18 weeks, and attendance at approximately 3 sessions per week. The total time commitment would be between 8-12, or 64-68 hours total, depending on group assignment.

  • ISE is a world class organization that brings exchange students to the United States to live with loving American host families. Our goal of bringing people of the world closer together is what motivates both our national and regional offices on a daily basis. American students are also invited to go outbound to learn and study in different countries. ISE offers many different types of individualized programs to fit your personal needs.

  • Iroquois County Animal Rescue was initially created in 2008 in response to the many domestic animals who were left displaced by the floods of January and February 2008 in Watseka, IL. Well, since then, our phone has continued to ring off the hook! We have since expanded our scope to include all of Iroquois County and are proud to provide its wonderful residents with this much needed service.

  • The It Starts At Home Youth Program is a grassroots 501 (c) (3) organization centered in the Douglass Square Community of Champaign, IL. Geared towards school-aged children grades K-12, the It Starts at Home program's mission is to give youth the tools needed to become an active, positive entity within their community, from adolescence into adulthood, through promoting academic achievement, leadership, civic engagement and continuation of education. The program provides daily year-round tutoring and mentoring services to 27 children within our community.

  • Japan House is a teaching facility that explores traditional Japanese arts and aesthetics through University of Illinois academic classes, outreach programs to the community, and an immersive Japanese environment. The Japanese style structure, with three authentic tearooms, is surrounded by Japanese gardens and provides a respite of peace and tranquility for all. Japan House raises all money for its public programming and the surrounding Japanese gardens are completely the result of generous volunteer efforts.

  • Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment is a promotions company in Urbana promoting special events throughout the Midwest. In conjunction with the Urbana Business Assocation (not for profit benefiting Urbana business and community), we host Urbana's Annual International Beer Tasting and Chili Cook-Off. The festival shares proceeds with the UBA, benefiting the Urbana businesses and community.

  • The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana (JLCU) is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is the country's premier university-based performing arts complex. If you are interested in music, theatre, or dance you'll find a unique blend of these experiences and more. Krannert Center supports the belief that creativity is a core human characteristic and that the arts hold uniquely transformative potential. We invite you to share the experience and join our volunteer team. We appreciate your support!

  • The League of Women Voters (LWV) is a nationwide nonpartisan organization focused on civic engagement. The LWV especially encourages registering to vote, becoming informed about issues and candidates, and voting. The League does take positions on issues after careful research but does not support parties or endorse candidates. The LWV of Champaign County focuses on voter registration, sharing accurate information related to elections and voting, providing public meetings on significant issues, and hosting nonpartisan candidate forums. 




  • The Mahomet Area Youth Club (MAYC) is a not-for-profit youth club that serves members ages 6-18 and their families. MAYC supports after school programming including B.L.A.S.T. and Kid’s Club, an all-day program at the clubhouse during winter, spring, and summer break, a jr. after-school club, a high school building club called Bulldog Makers, a work study program that partners with local businesses to provide on the job training, and space for the A.T.L.A.S program during the school year.