Opportunities from: Volunteer Connection

Volunteer: MDA Central IL Summer Camp- Male Volunteers Needed

Sign up to be a summer camp volunteer counselor for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and help improve the lives of local kiddos fighting muscle debilitating diseases.

Where: Timber Pointe Outdoor Center in Hudson, IL

Who: Selfless individuals who are willing to have fun, be a role model and care for a child 1:1 with a form of neuromuscular disease. *all volunteers receive 150 hours of hands on experience.

When: Saturday, July 8th- Friday, July 14th

Requirements: Complete the online application, 3 letters of reference, a completed medical physical, consent to a background check and an in-person interview with an MDA camp director.

Interested?: Contact Ashley Ester at 217-351-1853 or aester@mdausa.org

What to know about MDA’s life-changing summer camp program:
- MDA’s summer camp program is offered at no cost to families.
- More than 3,500 kids attend nearly 80 weeklong MDA summer camps each year.
- MDA camp offers a fun and safe camping experience, along with opportunities to participate in a variety of adapted activities.
- MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers.
- Counselors, who serve as a "buddy" for the week, push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and provide assistance with activities as needed. They also participate in activities with the campers.
- Volunteers are responsible for getting to and from camp; food and lodging is covered by MDA.
- All volunteers are given proper training before the camp sessions. -All volunteers are required to stay the full week.

 

For more information about the Muscular Dystrophy Association visit www.mda.org or contact Ashley!

 

Organization: MDA
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/08/2017
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 61748
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Blood Drive Volunteer

Volunteer at blood drives to make a great experience for blood donors. Welcome and check blood donors in and offer them food and drinks after they donate. There are many blood drives through out town with a variety of day & times. 

Organization: American Red Cross Serving Central Illinois
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 61704
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Join the Red Cross Mission- Social Media volunteer

Join the communications team at American Red Cross!

Social Media engagement volunteers interact with supporters on social media, and help to tell the Red Cross story across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, and others.

Organization: American Red Cross Serving Central Illinois
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 61704
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Kite Fest 2017

For a Better Tomorrow invites you to join us at Kite Fest 2017! Kite Fest 2017 is a FREE event for ALL ages! This event will bring fun for the whole family: live music & dance, creative crafts, graffiti wall and kite flying!

Proceeds of this event will benefit Community Health Care Clinic, Friends of the Children of Haiti, Mid Central Community Action, and Aple Ghar (a home for orphaned children in India). 

in order to host this family-friendly event, we need volunteers like you! To volunteer at Kite Fest, sign up here.

Organization: For A Better Tomorrow
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/25/2017
Zip Code: 61761
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: 2017 ARC BBQ & A Brew 5K Fundraiser Volunteers

ARC is looking for volunteers to perform various tasks the day of our 2017 BBQ & A Brew 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run Fundraiser that will take place at The Lake Road Inn in Hudson.  Positions will include monitoring of kids activities, assisting the timing company with finish line needs, on-course volunteers to direct flow of runners and call out time at mile markers, day-of-event set up, day-of-event clean up and more!  

Organization: ARC - Activity & Recreation Center
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 10/01/2017
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 61748
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Books to Benefit Volunteers Needed

Books to Benefit is seeing volunteers to help support literacy efforts through several volunteer opportunities including:

pick up donations from area drop boxes (must have car, valid driver's license and insurance; heavy lifting required) sort books by genre, shelf and box books in preparation for the next sale (some lifting required) represent Books to Benefit at promotional events (e.g. Bloomington Farmer's Market, literacy fairs, Ecology Action Center events, etc.) stamp postcards for upcoming sales bake items for bake sales to benefit the Heartland Community College Community Service Scholarship award assist in strategic planning and visioning through service on the executive board market Books to Benefit through strategic alliances with other community organizations provide best practice free legal advice for nonprofit organization of Books to Benefit

Download the volunteer form (available in PDF format), complete, print and contact Vice President in Charge of Operations Norma Valentine (309) 531-8320.

Books to Benefit is a local 501C3 nonprofit organization passionately working to support literacy. Proceeds from book sales benefit STAR Adult Literacy programs, provide support for the Books to Benefit Community Service Scholarship Award at Heartland Community College, encourage community service and promote recycling by rescuing books.

 

Organization: Books to Benefit
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 61761
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: State Farm Youth Classic golf tournament

The mission of the State Farm Youth Classic is to provide a competitive, professionally-conducted youth golf tournament, and to generate tourism to the Bloomington-Normal area. Since 2002, SFYC has strived to provide a positive, competitive environment for junior golfers ages 3 through 22 and to assist in their development and growth through golf. In conjunction with community leaders and businesses, SFYC creates an event that brings golfers and their families from all over the world to Bloomington-Normal to generate tourism and positively impact the local economy.

More information can be found at www.theyouthclassic.com. 

Organization: Bloomington-Normal Area Sports Commission
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 61704
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Director - Volunteer Position

Do you have it in your heart to help pregnant women in need?  Birthright of Bloomington is looking for a director {volunteer position} to manage the daily operations of the office, motivate and lead the staff of volunteers who work one on one with women who are pregnant and who need support of their decision to carry their babies, implement board decisions and policies, maintain communication with Birthright's international office, and maintain a community presence.  You can expect to spend about 10-15 hours per week in the office or working from home.  Our website is www.birthright.org/bloomington.  If interested, email Jackie at jackiemtb@gmail.com

Organization: Birthright of Bloomington
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 61701
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Pro Bono Paralegal

Paralegal must have experience in legal field. Paralegal will be paired with a volunteer attorney on one pro bono case. Duties include: drafting legal pleadings, drafting letters and contact with the client.

Prairie State Legal Services provides legal advice and possible representation in a variety of matters which affect a person’s ability to meet his or her basic human needs or provide for the safety of family members. Examples are cases involving: the safety, education, and welfare of children; domestic violence and elder abuse; denial or termination of housing benefits, landlord-tenant and/or utility issues; issues involving public benefits such as Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps.

Our office offers legal advice on a wide range of topics; representation of clients in state and federal courts; representation of clients in hearings before local, state, and federal agencies; negotiation on behalf of clients; brief services including preparation of powers of attorney; and legal education presentations and publications.

Organization: Prairie State Legal Services: Bloomington
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 61701
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Become a STAR Adult Literacy Volunteer

The STAR Adult Literacy Program is in need of volunteers to tutor adults who are learning to read, working to improve math skills or who are learning English as a second language.  Daytime, evening and weekend tutors are needed.  You do not need to speak a foreign language or have a teaching degree to become a volunteer.  Tutors are expected to volunteer for one or two sessions a week.  Sessions generally run for 1- 2 hours.  Tutors work with individuals or with small groups of students.  All tutoring takes place in public locations.   STAR Literacy provides instructional support and materials for all tutors.

 

STAR Adult Literacy will begin its next tutor training sessions on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the McLean County Health Department Building, Room 323 at 200 West Front Street in Bloomington.  For additional information on becoming a volunteer or to register for the  next volunteer training session, call 834-9222, or e-mail rlandryroe17@gmail .     

Organization: STAR Literacy Program
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 61701
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Legal Assistant Intern

Internship available for Spring, Fall or Summer Semester. Intern will assist an attorney with his or her caseload. Duties include: accompanying attorneys to court, researching legal issues, drafting letters, making telephone calls, and clerical duties such as answering the phone, copying, and filing.


Prairie State Legal Services provides legal advice and possible representation in a variety of matters which affect a person’s ability to meet his or her basic human needs or provide for the safety of family members. Examples are cases involving: the safety, education, and welfare of children; domestic violence and elder abuse; denial or termination of housing benefits, landlord-tenant and/or utility issues; issues involving public benefits such as Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, and food stamps.


Our office offers legal advice on a wide range of topics; representation of clients in state and federal courts; representation of clients in hearings before local, state, and federal agencies; negotiation on behalf of clients; brief services including preparation of powers of attorney; and legal education presentations and publications.

Organization: Prairie State Legal Services: Bloomington
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 61701
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Faith in Action- Grocery Shopping assistance

Faith in Action strives to help keep seniors independent and in their own homes.  One of the fastest growing needs of our seniors is assistance with their grocery shopping.  We have volunteers that simply transport the senior to the store, those that shop with the senior, and occasionally shop for the senior.  Helping a senior with their shopping once or twice a month is an easy and flexible way to make a vital impact in our community and in the life of an elderly neighbor.

Organization: Faith In Action Of Bloomington-Normal
Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Organization Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 61761
Allow Groups: No