Thank you for contacting Project READ. Project READ (Reading Education for Adult Development) was developed to meet the basic literacy needs of adults in our area who need and request help to improve their skills in reading, math, or English as a second language.
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Girls on the Run is an afterschool program like no other! Twice per week for 10 weeks, girls will have fun, make friends, increase their physical activity levels and learn important life skills. Trained and caring coaches lead 3rd - 5th grade girls through interactive lessons and running activities. The season ends with a noncompetitive 5K event.
The Immigration Project provides access to quality legal services in Central and Southern Illinois where there are estimated to be 100,000 immigrants residing. Due to the complexity of immigration law, we have found that access to quality legal services is essential to keeping families united, building strong communities, and protecting victims of crime.
Help an adult learn to read, do basic math and/or improve their English with Project READ. Train to be a tutor for the Illinois State Library's Adult Volunteer Literacy. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, or or register to be a tutor at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=TxMkewFgLkOm0Z_8SOVp-6bA7z9NZuZMkh5wQEAB2yVUMDZNSkdCTDU5RlZRWVNYWUUySkpOVFBJWC4u
AFS-USA volunteers support high school-aged foreign exchange students during their program year in central Illinois. We are always looking for more interested volunteers to help plan and run the activities and orientations we organize for them during their time here.
Inspire cultural diversity and tolerance within your community. In this role, you’ll help make it possible for more than 2,300 international students from 90 countries to come to the U.S. each year and live with local host families. This life-changing experience for students and families enriches our communities by encouraging diversity and dialogue in a uniquely personal way.
Guide students and families through the international exchange experience while developing your own cross-cultural communication skills. As a key part of the AFS support network, you’ll work directly with international high school students and their U.S. host families to foster a life-changing journey for both parties.
Helping to bring the people of the world together is exciting, interesting, and rewarding work. For 70 years, AFS Volunteers have given their time to empower students, families and communities to overcome cultural barriers through increased understanding. Our volunteers come from every pocket of America, and their impact is felt on both a local and global scale. The AFS Greater Illinois Area Team is a group of dedicated volunteers working toward a more just and peaceful world.
Money Mentor volunteers build financial capacity in our local communities by providing financial education and coaching to individuals. Mentoring consists of working one-on-one with people who have asked for help with their personal finances and community outreach through displays, community talks, or other projects.