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Community Partners – Getting Started

If you are looking to promote a service opportunity, recruit volunteers for a semester or year-long commitment, or are seeking to define a longer term volunteer related relationship between your organization and UIS we would like the opportunity to help you be successful in connecting with the UIS Campus. Below are some resources to help in that process. We encourage you to read our brief guide on how to be effective in recruiting and working with our volunteers.

Connect with UIS Students

If your organization is hosting a singular event or an ongoing volunteer opportunity we would like to help you promote and implement those ideas with our volunteers.

Establish a Campus Presence

If you have already established a relationship with UIS you can consider taking the next step in solidifying your connection to our campus. We can help you establish a campus presence. This can take many forms including temporary office space to conduct on-campus business or the establishment of a student organization associated with your service opportunity, or the use of campus space to host events aimed at UIS Volunteers. If you are considering this level of engagement please contact us directly to arrange a meeting to discuss your ideas.

Volunteer Recognition

In addition to connecting community partners to the campus, we pause each year to recognize the efforts of volunteers throughout the Springfield community via the Good as Gold Volunteer Recognition Ceremony. Visit the links below to learn more about the event and to nominate someone that has given their time and talents to better our community.