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Organizations

  • The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon is an event that brings thousands of visitors to our community.  We need volunteers to help us keep our runners safe as they are running through Champaign and Urbana.  Volunteers will need to be 16 years old or older to assist with traffic control. 

  • Optimist Clubs are dedicated to "Bringing Out the Best in youth, our community and ourselves" and do their part through community service programs. The Champaign-Urbana Optimist Club conducts positive service projects aimed at providing a helping hand to youth. Our club members are best known in their communities for their upbeat attitudes. By believing in young people and empowering them to be the best they can. We conduct two large service projects: Selling Christmas Trees at Country Fair Shopping Center and ticket sales at the Champaign County Fair.

  • Our Center provides opportunities Monday through Friday for seniors and disabled adults to socialize with others in a safe home like atmosphere. Trained staff provide meals, medical monitoring, personal care assistance, supervision for safety concerns and exercises. Therapeutic activities, speakers, and field trips also help to keep minds and bodies active. We specialize in working with customers who have physical limitations for example a stroke as well as cognitive issues such as Alzheimer's Disease.

  • C.A.R.A is a volunteer operated animal shelter that care for dogs and cats, we are a no-kill animal shelter located in the Danville area. We are a non-profit organizition that cares deeply for all of our animals and want to help them find their forever homes. C.A.R.A bring animals to off-site adoption events to try to get them out of the shelter to be noticed and bring awareness to the current pet overpopulation crises. We have adoption events at the Champaign Petsmart and are always in need of volunteers to help walk the dogs around the store.

  • The City of Urbana's U-CYCLE program is Urbana's comprehensive curbside and multifamily recycling program.
    U-CYCLE promotes Urbana's recycling program through special events such as the Sweetcorn Festival, Earth Day and America Recycles Day, along with providing recycling education to students at local schools.

  • Clark-Lindsey is East Central Illinois' premier retirement community for today's accomplished adults. Clark-Lindsey is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community. Our residents appreciate the arts, seek continuing education through lectures and programs, and understand the value of staying physically active which may vary from exercise to dance classes. Residents benefit from the varied musical performances, plays, and group activities.

  • Community Blood Services of Illinois (CBSI) was organized in 1972 to help critically ill and injured people. Its fundamental purpose was to assure an adequate area supply of life-saving blood donated solely by altruistic volunteers. CBSI currently supplies all voluntarily donated blood used by patients at Carle Foundation Hospital and Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana, Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Charleston-Mattoon, Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital, and St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

  • The Community Center for the Arts (C4A) is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening our community through shared experiences in music and performance arts. We make music accessible through top-notch education and presentations, and through collaborations with other local groups.

    We offer individual and group music lessons for all ages and skill levels, and we host a wide variety of group music-making opportunities, also for all ages and skill levels.  Our teaching artists are all professional musicians and performers who live and work locally.

  • Originally established in 1956 as The Mental Health Center, Community Elements provides community-based mental health and behavioral health services for children, youth, adults, and families, primarily in Champaign County. Community Elements also operates the TIMES Center transitional housing program serving homeless men and the Roundhouse youth shelter and programs serving runaway and homeless youth. Community Elements is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and a United Way partner agency.

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