Heart of Illinois
United Way

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Volunteering for United Way and its Partner Agencies

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 gina.edwards@unitedway.org.

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.

Spring 2017 projects coming soon!

Youth United

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.

GENeration United

If you're a young leader age 23-45, learn more about great volunteering and leadership opportunities through GENeration United by clicking here.

Annual Campaign

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 stephen.peterson@unitedway.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 nicole.frederick@unitedway.org 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 amy.flynn@unitedway.org. For more information about the United Way and AFL-CIO, click here.

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