Ongoing Service

Concordia Village

Monday afternoons from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm

Concordia Village is a retirement community with 4 levels of care.  Teaching Tech, our current program, assists independent residents with the technological device questions ranging from Facebook to Ipads and Iphones.  How do I participate?

  1. RSVP on UIS Connection
  2. Meet in front of Lincoln Residence Hall at 1:30 pm on the date you registered for

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach

Tuesday evenings from 4:45-8:00 pm

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach is a medical surplus recovery organization focused on meeting the healthcare needs of individuals in developing nations. Each week the Volunteer Center takes a van of 12 students to HSMO to sort medical supplies that will be sent to hospitals around the world. How do I attend?

  1. RSVP on  UIS Connection
  2. Meet in front of Lincoln Residence Hall  at 4:45 pm on the date you registered for

Central Illinois Foodbank

Wednesday evenings from 4:45 pm-7:30 pm

The Central Illinois Foodbank serves to collect and distribute food to charitable organizations serving people in need. The Foodbank distributed over 9.4 million pounds of food to area feeding agencies in FY 2017 alone. Volunteers assist by sorting donated food and preparing it for delivery to area food pantries, soup kitchens, child care programs and other agencies. How can I register?

  1. RSVP on UIS Connection
  2. Meet in front of Lincoln Residence Hall at 4:45 on the date you registered for

Hazel Dell Elementary Lunch Hour

Thursdays from 11:45 am-1:15 pm

UIS students travel to Hazel Dell Elementary to assist with the library and interact with students in lunch hour enrichment opportunities.  How can participate?

  1. Email the Volunteer Center indicating your interest
  2. Complete a background check(instructions will be provided)
  3. Meet in front of Lincoln Residence Hall ready to leave at 11:45 each Thursday.

Lee Elementary Homework Club

Thursday afternoons from 3:45-5:00 pm

Each Thursday a group of UIS students visits Lee Elementary School to assist in an after school program that involves helping students with homework, reading, and working on fun co-curricular projects. How to I become a part of Lee Homework Club?

  1. Email the Volunteer Center indicating your interest
  2. Complete a background check (instructions will be provided)
  3. Be ready to go in front of Lincoln Residence hall at 3:45 pm each Thursday


Springfield District 186 AVID Tutor

Weekly at various times and days depending on your schedule

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) tutors are college students who receive training in methodologies used in AVID. They are in the classroom every Tuesday and Thursday to serve as models and to help students achieve success in rigorous classes. They are trained not to give students the answers, but rather to guide them toward answers. They may even ask permission to “shadow” students in their classes to help them learn how to take notes more effectively. How do you apply to become a tutor?

  1. Visit the UIS Career Services Website.
  2. Click on Career Connect on the right side of the page.
  3. Click Career Connect Student Login.
  4. Log in with your username and password.
  5. Make sure you have an updated resume uploaded on Career Connect.
  6. Click on Search for Jobs and Openings-Jobs Targeted to UIS Students/Alumni.
  7. In the Keyword Box type ‘AVID’ and do a search.
  8. Click apply
  9. You will receive a phone call from AVID in order to set up an interview and complete a background check.
  10. Once you are accepted for the position, the Springfield School District will work with your schedule to find the times for you to volunteer.