Each year, more than 27,000 volunteer hours are completed by local volunteers for the Heart of Illinois United Way. We can help individuals and groups find volunteer projects to meet a variety of needs.
Year-Round Group/Team Building Volunteer Opportunities
The Heart of Illinois United Way can help match individual volunteers and volunteer teams to available needs. Below is a list of current available volunteer opportunities. In addition, if you don't see a date/time or project below that works for your volunteer team, click here to submit a volunteer project request. Please provide 2-3 weeks lead time for securing a project that meets your team's needs. If you have any questions, contact Gina Edwards at 309-674-5181, ext. 1234 or email email@example.com.
Current Volunteer Projects
For the projects listed below, volunteers need to register to participate. Please see the registration or contact information listed for each project. Volunteer needs are often met rather quickly, so we advise contacting the agency well in advance. If the project that interests you has been filled, please consider a different opportunity or click here to submit a volunteer team request.
Read Across America Day - March 2, 2017
The Heart of Illinois United Way's Success By 6 program is participating in the National Education Association’s 2017 Read Across America Day! Celebrated annually on Dr. Seuss' birthday, March 2, 2017, Read Across America Day is a nationwide celebration with thousands of schools, libraries, and agencies bringing together children and volunteers for reading, crafts and activities. In central Illinois, Success By 6 is inviting volunteers to its partner preschools to read the 50th Anniversary Edition of Dr. Seuss' Come Over to My House and assist the students with a craft related to Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat.
For Agencies with Questions about Read Across America Day, contact
Andrea Bowers, Success By 6 Program Coordinator, Heart of Illinois United Way
Phone: 309-674-5181, ext. 1229 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Volunteers with Questions about Registering for Read Across America Day, contact:
Gina Edwards, VP of Marketing, Heart of Illinois United Way
Phone: 309-674-5181, ext. 1234 Email: email@example.com
If you're a student at a high school or college in central Illinois, click here to learn more about our Youth United: Student United Way.
If you're a young leader age 23-45, learn more about great volunteering and leadership opportunities through GENeration United by clicking here.
Year-round we need great volunteers to help support our campaign efforts. From organizing a workplace campaign and fundraisers to serving on our campaign cabinet, there may be a great fundraising opportunity waiting for you. For more information, call or email Stephen Peterson, VP of Resource Development at 309-674-5181, ext. 1254 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way Allocation Process
More than 100 volunteers help each year review United Way grant applications and United Way funded programs. If you're interested in becoming a part of this important process, please call or email Nicole Frederick, VP of Community Investment at 309-674-5181, ext. 1230 or email@example.com to see if any volunteer opportunities are available.
AFL-CIO Labor Volunteers
Are you a member of a local union and interested in volunteering for the United Way? Contact Amy Flynn, VP of AFL-CIO Community Relations at 309-674-5181, ext. 1239 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the United Way and AFL-CIO, click here.