Springfield Il Volunteer

Special Olympics of Illinois

The Special Olympic’s oath is simple”Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt!” . The Special Olympics is always searching for men and women with big hearts to assist with the many events and training they provide. You can choose from many different positions, such as score keeping, serving food, guides, and more. There is no experience required, only a loving heart. www.specialolympics.org

Central Illinois Food Bank

Providing food to families in need, this food bank is seeking people to conduct food drives. This would be great to do as a group, such as a church. No experience is needed, however, you must posses organizational skills. If this is not what you are looking to do, perhaps you can give your time stocking shelves in the warehouse, distribute food, work a special event, or assist with office and clerical duties. These and many other volunteer opportunities exist with the food bank. www.centralilfoodbank.org

Springfield Public School System

Do you like to read? Do you love children? If you answered yes to these questions, your time is needed within the Springfield Public Schools. Volunteers 16 and older can come once per week or once per month and read a book to the children. You will delight in the faces of the children as they listen to your stories.Choose your favorite kid friendly title or check out what is available in the library. No special education is needed, but you do need to have strong reading skills. www.springfield.k12.il.us

American Red Cross

The ARC is a humanitarian organization ran entirely by volunteers that assists victims of natural disasters and helps them to prevent and prepare for emergencies. These disasters include ,but are not limited to,fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes.Volunteering with Red Cross is fun and a great way to learn new skills. Based on your interests and availability, you can volunteer in a number of positions. These include responding to disasters, teaching first aid and CPR, deliver meals, and assist with special events and projects. www.il-redcross.org

St.Joseph’s Home

St,Joseph provides care for seniors.For over 100 years, caring and compassionate care has been provided to ensure that your loved one’s are well taken care of. If you would like to help, volunteers can assist with visits, food delivery, yard work, sewing, transportation to doctor appointments, or office duties. www.stjosephshome.org