Ongoing Service

Concordia Village Teaching Tech

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

Concordia Village is a multi level care retirement community.  Volunteers will assist independent living residents with technology questions and simple technology tasks. To attend:

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

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 10 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. Be in front of Lincoln Residence Hall  at 4:45 pm on the date you registered for transportation to the site

Central Illinois Foodbank

Wednesday evenings from 4:45-7:30 pm

The Central Illinois Foodbank  is a distribution center for local food pantries, soup kitchens and non-profit agencies.  The Foodbank accepts food donations from businesses, groups and individuals which need to be sorted and packaged for distribution.  How do I get involved?

1. RSVP on UIS Connection for the date you wish to participate.

2. Be in front of Lincoln Residence Hall Lobby at 4:45 on the date you registered for transportation to the site

Hazel Dell Elementary Lunch Hour

Thursdays from 11:30 am-1:15 pm

Each Thursday, volunteers spend time with Hazel Dell Elementary students during their lunch hour to mentor and lead games with students at recess to teach teamwork, leadership and encourage physical activity.  Participants must complete a District #186 Background Check. How can I participate?

  1. Complete a background check (instructions will be provided)
  2. RSVP on UIS Connection.
  3. Be ready to go in front of Lincoln Residence hall at 11:30 am each Thursday

Lee Elementary Homework Club

Thursday afternoons from 3:45-5:15 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 enrichment activities. Participants must complete a District #186 Background Check.  How to I become a part of Lee Homework Club?

  1. Complete a background check (instructions will be provided)
  2. RSVP on UIS Connection.
  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.