Monday, November 2nd , 2009 OFFICE OF VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS WEEKLY LISTSERVE Brought to you by CUVolunteer.org, the most comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities in Champaign County
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Office of Volunteer Programs is Now Hiring Thanksgiving Baskets Holiday Toy Drive, November 11th – December 9th Alternative Spring Break Info Nights Piato’s Café, The Body Therapy Shop, & Eastern Illinois Food Bank Fund Drive, November 7th Provena Hospice: Memory Teddy Bears, November 7th Student Leadership Opportunity: Resolve 2009 Conference, November 5th – 8th YWCA Annual Shadow Day Volunteer, November 11th Volunteer for SmileHealthy Fundraiser, November 14th Champaign Downtown Association Holiday Decoration Volunteers, November 21st Salt & Light Babysitter Volunteer LINC Service-Learning Courses for Spring 2010 Volunteer at Carle Hospital Apply for the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service Youth Mentors Needed Student Serve Grants Global Engagement Summer Institute NGO Abroad
=========================================================== Service to others is the payment you make for your space here on earth. – Mohammed Ali =========================================================== Office of Volunteer Programs is Now Hiring The Office of Volunteer Programs is now hiring! If you love service and would enjoy helping other students find out more about volunteering, please consider applying to work here. To apply, please go to this website: https://www.union.illinois.edu/Employment/. For questions, contact Amy Sponsler at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanksgiving Baskets This year, the Office of Volunteer Programs is continuing its annual Thanksgiving basket drive, and we are looking to YOU to help! Each year, OVP compiles care packages containing food to prepare a Thanksgiving meal for families in need. Grab some friends, your RSO, your dorm floor, or Greek house and make this holiday season special for a family in need. Please contact Brittany Koteles at email@example.com for a full list of supplies or an approximated number of baskets your group could contribute. If you contribute 3 baskets or more, each contributing member will recieve a free meal at Chipotle! Baskets must be dropped off in 288 Illini Union by 5pm Wednesday, November 18. Holiday Toy Drive, November 11th – December 9th Make a difference and help brighten the holiday season for children in the local community. Student organizations, individuals, and university staff may sponsor a child by purchasing toys and gift cards costing no more than $15. The toy drive will from November 11 to December 9.
The organization that contributes the most toys will win a prize!! Email OVP@illinois.edu for specific gender and age groups. All toys should be delivered by December 9th to the Office of Volunteer Programs Illini Union Room 288. Alternative Spring Break Info Nights If you are interested in a doing a Fall trip with Alternative Spring Break, participants are still needed for the Fowler Center, Indianapolis Peace Institute, and Operation Breakthrough! Please check them out at illinoisasb.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested! If you can't do a Fall trip but are still interested in ASB, come to our Spring Info Nights to learn more about ASB and see what trips we're sending this spring! Info nights are Monday 11/2 at 6pm in Latzer Hall, Wednesday 11/11 at 5pm in Murphy Room, and Thursday, 11/12 at 6pm in Latzer Hall; these rooms are located in the University YMCA. You'll get a chance to talk to current board members and get all of your questions answered! Spring applications will be available on www.IllinoisASB.org; Site-Facilitator applications are due November 30th, general applications are due December 7th! Piato’s Café, The Body Therapy Shop, & Eastern Illinois Food Bank Fund Drive, November 7th Piato’s Café and The Body Therapy Shop are partnering with the Eastern Illinois Food Bank to hold a food and fund drive on November 7th, 2009 from 9am-2pm at Lincoln Square Mall. The event will include a raffle, silent auction, and children’s games. Volunteers will be needed to run children’s games and supervise auction items. The food and funds we provide will help the Eastern Illinois Food Bank to supply food assistance to more than 44,000 men, women and children each month. To Volunteer please contact Rusti Straub: 217-344-9015 or email@example.com. Provena Hospice: Memory Teddy Bears, November 7th Memory Teddy Bears are made from the clothing of a loved one who has died. These bears are a keepsake of that special person and can help the bereaved in the grieving and healing process. Volunteers are needed to help make teddy bears. No sewing experience is necessary. If interested please contact Christy Daly at 217-353-3441 or Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org Student Leadership Opportunity: Resolve 2009 Conference, November 5th – 8th The National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, student leaders and student groups around the country are coming together to launch the Resolve to Fight Poverty at the Resolve 2009 conference at Loyola University in Chicago on November 5-8, 2009. You'll hear the latest on the issues, learn the skills to take action, build alliances and together, we will do what it takes to ensure everyone can live in a world without poverty. Register and find out more about the conference at our website: http://www.studentsagainsthunger.org/conference or email Will Petrik at email@example.com YWCA Annual Shadow Day Volunteer, November 11th The YWCA of the University of Illinois needs 15-20 volunteers for our annual Shadow Day on Wednesday November 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Area high school students will follow University of Illinois students around to their classes to give them a taste of what college life is like. If you are interested please contact Gia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-344-0721 Volunteer for SmileHealthy Fundraiser, November 14th SmileHealthy is a local non-profit based in downtown Champaign that provides dental care to lower income families. Volunteers are needed for their fundraiser tailgating event on Dad's weekend on November 14. It'll most likely be located near E-14, and volunteers will be selling raffle tickets for gift certificate prizes, handing out pamphlets, and having a good time. If you or your organization is interested email Dharmesh at email@example.com.
Champaign Downtown Association Holiday Decoration Volunteers, November 21st The Champaign Downtown Association is looking for volunteers on Saturday, November 21st starting at noon to help with the setting up of holiday decorations. There are around 200 poles to decorate and a tree to assemble. We can have everything up in a matter of hours if we get 20-30 people in groups of 2. They would need to bring pliers, gloves, appropriate clothing for cool to cold weather and ladders if they have access to them. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Salt & Light Babysitter Volunteer The Salt & Light ministry, 1512 W. Anthony Dr., Champaign, is in need of a daycare/babysitter on Wednesdays from 11:30am - 1pm for their church services. If interested contact Melany Jackson at email@example.com or 816-820-6872 LINC Service-Learning Courses for Spring 2010 Consider registering for a new course entitled LINC-Learning in Community. As a result of this course, you can expect to improve your project skills and to contribute to an important problem that benefits a nonprofit organization. LINC is a service-learning course in which teams of students work on real projects proposed by community partners. There are 16 sections of the class for spring 2010 (ENG 298, TR, 12:30-1:50, 3 credit hours), with a wide range of community partners and project opportunities. For more about the course, including a listing of partners and their projects, see http://linc.illinois.edu Volunteer at Carle Hospital Volunteer at Carle Hospital for Spring 2010! The deadline to apply for the spring term is November 15 by 5p. The application can be found at www.carle.org/volunteering, and any questions can be directed to Brian Barnes at Brian.Barnes@carle.com Apply for the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service The Fund for American Studies is now accepting applications for our Summer 2010 Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service in Washington, DC. This academic internship program focused on the nonprofit sector is held in partnership with Georgetown University and provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience. If you apply by the early deadline of December 4 to receive a 5% discount on tuition. If you are interested check out the website www.DCinternships.org/IPVS or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth Mentors Needed The Mental Health Center is currently looking for mentors for the program in Rantoul. Mentors will be matched with a youth between the ages of 9 and 13 and will meet with them for one hour a week for the duration of the school year. Male mentors are greatly needed! If you are interested please contact Samantha Schneider at email@example.com. Students Serve Grants Students Serve, a national 501(c) 3 provides money to college students so that they can use their knowledge and talents to make a difference in the community. Starting Thursday October 1st, any college student with an idea about how to address a local, national, or global problem can submit the online application at StudentsServe.org. Global Engagement Summer Institute Are you passionate about global change, committed to learning by doing, and ready to engage in hands-on international development? The Global Engagement Summer Institute at Northwestern University will equip you to work directly with grassroots NGOs and local communities in Uganda, India, Nicaragua, or Bolivia, leverage the strengths of the communities in which you live
and work abroad, live with a host family and immerse yourself in another culture for 8 weeks, and work in teams to design and implement an original development project in environmental development, microfinance, youth and education, gender and development, global health, social enterprise, and more!! For more information visit www.mycge.org. NGO Abroad NGOabroad: International Careers & Volunteering is a unique service that helps you enter or advance in international humanitarian work & provides frugal, customized international volunteering. If interested please go to the NGOabroad website: http://www.ngoabroad.com/Articles/Cent&SAmerica.html. Email info as requested on home page: embedded resume & answered Questionnaire to info@NGOabroad.com.
The Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs is located in Room 288 of the Illini Union (up the south stairs and to the left). We are open Mon—Thur 9AM—7PM and Fri 9AM-5PM. Stop by and let us help you find a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests and schedule. You can also visit our website at http://www.cuvolunteer.org Become a fan on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Urbana-IL/Illini-Union-Office-ofVolunteer-Programs-University-of-Illinois & Twitter!! www.twitter.com/uiucvolunteers To change your subscription, including to leave the OVP listserv, please use this link: https://listserv.illinois.edu/wa.cgi. Click on Subscription Center on the left of the page.