C-U Volunteer Coordinators Work Group

Civic Life currently meets monthly with the volunteer coordinators of Champaign-Urbana nonprofit organizations. Meetings are a great time to network, share best practices and resources, recruit volunteers, and receive guidance on working with campus volunteers.

Please email Civic Life at to receive information on how to join the group.

Service Education Presentations

During a time of pandemic and increased racial and social injustice, student organizations and student volunteers are seeking information about social issues, their underlying causes, and conscientiously asking why things are the way they are and how to change them as engaged citizens.

Are you a local, statewide, or national organization with a virtual awareness lesson for students? If so, contact Civic Life at to discuss.

Change Maker Expo Interview

During the pandemic, this virtual platform is our in-person Volunteer Fair. Community organizations can work with us to record an online 15-25-minute interview regarding mission, needs, and service opportunities. Videos rotate annually allowing volunteers to learn about the unique work of groups in the local community and the best ways to get involved.

Contact Civic Life at to learn how to sign up for Fall interviews.

Become an Alumni Engager

OCL (founded in 1989) and Volunteer Illini Projects, Inc. (founded in 1963) have a rich history at Illinois. Help us learn more about your favorite memories as a student leader during your time at Illinois.

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