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Organizations

  • Service-based UIUC RSO

  • Salt & Light works with families and individuals in and around Champaign County who are in situations of financial need. We offer low-cost thrift stores and community grocery stores in both Champaign and Urbana, that are open to the public every day. Individuals and families in financial need have access to a membership-based credit payment option that allows them to purchase groceries, clothing, furniture, appliances, and other household items with member credit earned through volunteering.

  • The Salvation Army of Champaign County is actively seeking volunteers to assist us with various projects:

    Youth Basketball - Volunteers will assist our Community and Property Manager by providing a safe environment for local teens to play basketball. The Salvation Army Community Center hosts Youth Basketball every Tuesday from 3:30pm – 5:30pm.

    Social Services Department - Volunteers will have the option of assisting with intake duties for the food pantry or moving, sorting, preparing, and sorting donated goods.

  • Orchard Days is a community event celebrating the Village of Savoy.

  • The Savoy Recreation Center serves the community with quality facilities, programming, and events. 

  • Seven Petals Dog Rescue consists of a group of individuals who are committed to the rescue, care, training, and placement of unwanted dogs. Many of our dogs have histories of abuse and neglect or have medical problems. Seven Petals Dog Rescue is committed to the humane treatment of all dogs and strives to provide the highest quality attention and care regardless of past, age, breed, or size. All dogs will be treated with personal attention as if they were human children and given the best opportunity to live a happy healthy life through training, diet, medicine, and proper placement.

  • SmileHealthy works with the community to meet the oral health needs of underserved children and families by focusing on preventive care, treatment and education for a lifetime of excellent oral health.

  • SOAR is an after-school tutoring program that provides literacy support and homework help to Latina/o emergent bilingual/biliterate students in grades 2-5 by pairing them one-on-one with students from the University of Illinois. Each semester over 100 dedicated and enthusiastic university students from a wide variety of academic majors volunteer their time weekly to provide academic support to program participants. The SOAR program takes place from 2:00-3:15 at the International Prep Academy (IPA), 1605 W. Kirby Ave. in Champaign.

  • SOAR Youth Programs is a non-profit, community oriented organization designed to help academically struggling youth in Rantoul. Founded in 2008, our program provides mentoring, tutoring, and family advocacy to the school age children within our community. Our program is different than other mentor programs due to its family advocacy program. SOAR was designed to provide academic, behavior, and emotinal support to children along with the involvement of their parents to help children achieve excellence.

  • SHARE is a nonprofit horse rescue in the Champaign area. We're located in Dewey, IL, which is about 15 minutes north Champaign. We have investigators that cover a large portion of Illinois. At SHARE, our goal is to help equines trapped in situations of abuse and starvation. It is also our wish as well to educate horse owners on how to properly care for their horses. We need volunteers to help with daily horse feeding/watering, grooming, property maintenance, administrative tasks, and special events.

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