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Join Hands. Follow Your Heart. Lend Your Muscle. Find Your Voice.

Volunteering is one of the best ways to make an impact in your community! 

Basic Information on Volunteering

Looking to make volunteerism part of your life? Click below to read up on the basics of volunteerism.

United Way of Champaign County Volunteer Programs

Workplace Volunteerism Initiative

Professionally coordinated volunteer days for local businesses

Emerging Community Leaders

A yearlong program for young professionals, 21-40 years old, who are looking to connect, serve and lead!

Bottom Line Diaper Bank

Volunteer to hold a collection drive or assist with monthly repacks of diapers for distribution

Committee Membership

To inquire about current openings on our volunteer-led committees, please email United Way.

Local Groups Need Volunteers

Here are a few Chambana organizations that are in regular need of volunteers. This is not a complete list. United Way does not offer volunteer placement services - please reach out directly to local groups for details.

Important Note: Many organizations require volunteers to attend training session(s). Background checks may also be required. Not all nonprofits can accommodate court-ordered volunteerism. Programs may not be able to accept groups or youth under 18 years old - inquire directly.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Community-based mentoring program for youth.

Champaign County Humane Society
Local animal shelter. 

Champaign County CASA
Court-appointed special advocates for children.

Champaign County Forest Preserve District
Maintains the community's natural and cultural resources.

Champaign Park District
Recreation, sports, and cultural arts programming.

Champaign Public Library
Assist with library programming and operations.

Community Service Center of Northern Champaign County
Food pantry and resource hub for Rantoul and surrounding area.

Crisis Nursery
Childcare for families in need.

CU 1 to 1 Mentoring
School-based mentoring program for youth.

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
Daily hot meals for all. No group volunteering

Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club
Afterschool and out-of-school time program for youth.

Eastern Illinois Foodbank
Food repacks and distributions.

Family Service of Champaign County
Meals on Wheels and transportation for senior citizens.

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County
Build homes or help at the ReStore.

PATH Crisis
Connect people calling 211 with help.

Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services
Crisis Line Volunteers

Urbana Free Library
Assist with library programming and operations.

Urbana Park District
Recreation, sports, and cultural arts programming.