World War II Program Provides Inspiration for New Effort Wanted: gardeners throughout Champaign-Urbana – from beginners to the most expert. Why: to help alleviate hunger and food insecurity by using our area’s most incredible natural asset: its rich soil, that can grow a bounty of produce this summer that will feed residents in need throughout […]
Help wanted: green thumbs – or brown ones. In this case, it doesn’t matter. If you’re looking for a way to get out in nature, with appropriate social distancing, and give back to our community, here’s one way to accomplish all of those goals. Unfortunately for our forest preserves, invasive plant species didn’t the get […]
A new initiative in Champaign County aimed at addressing and easing social isolation experienced by older adults has recruited more than 200 volunteers and is ready to launch. The Friendly Callers program was in the process of being rolled out to the Champaign-Urbana community when the Covid-19 crisis unfolded. In light of the social distancing […]
In the last few days, messages have been circulating social media that Urbana-based Carle is seeking assistance from the local Champaign-Urbana community by asking people to make non-surgical masks. . On March 21, Carle issued this statement regarding the effort, and clarified the procedures. Carle will use the non-surgical masks for those to “prevent spread […]
If you know of someone who fits the bill, nominate him or her as a Hearts of Gold award.
Project READ tutors help Champaign-Urbana adults learn skills in basic literacy, basic math or English as a second language.
Mentoring a Champaign-Urbana student can be gratifying experience for the mentor and a life-altering one for the mentee.
If you’re looking to volunteer in the Champaign-Urbana area but aren’t sure where or how to get started, the Family Service’s Retired and Senior Person Volunteer Program is for you.
Volunteering opportunities abound for seniors in the Champaign-Urbana Area. Here’s how to get started.