About the Community & Campus Day of Service
You are invited to be part of the Seventh Annual Community & Campus Day of Service. On Saturday, April 6th, you can join together to package 28,000 pounds of food that will be delivered to local foodbanks and food pantries to be distributed to families in need throughout eastern Illinois.
This year, members of the local community and University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students will join forces once again to kick off National Volunteer Week 2019, which will take place from April 7-13. It takes hundreds of volunteers to make this worthwhile event possible, so gather your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and fellow students.
You can select the shift of your choice and register today!
Last year was a huge success and over three hours, more than 1,000 volunteers packaged over 151,000 meals for the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and other organizations fighting hunger. It’s a great way to spend a couple hours on a Saturday morning helping out and making a difference in your community. Here’s more information about the food packaging project!
You can also plan your own community service project and let us know about it!
If you have questions about the Food Packaging Project, you can contact us.
Agencies in search of volunteers for their events can post their opportunities on CUVolunteer.
Check out some footage from previous years!
Supporting the Community & Campus Day of Service
If you’d like to support the Community & Campus Day of Service but you can’t be there on the day of the event – or even if you can! – the University and Illini Fighting Hunger need financial support to cover the cost of ingredients used in the meals. We need to raise $9,700 to cover the cost of this year's event! Read more about how your donation is used on our support page.
You can make a tax deductible contribution in the following ways:
You can send a check to:
Illini Fighting Hunger
1203 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
Or you can donate via PayPal:
Companies and individuals looking to sponsor the Community & Campus Day of Service and get a little name recognition at the same time can sponsor the Day of Service!
Other Service Projects
Here are other volunteering opportunities you may be interested in:
Centennial High School’s Interact Club is currently organizing the 11th Austin’s Day of Service in memory of Austin Cloyd. Austin was a member of Centennial Interact in high school and known for her service-minded heart. She was killed in the Virginia Tech. shootings, and Interact created this day of community service to honor Austin’s memory.
Interact needs 200 volunteers for this event; shifts run from 9:30-11:30 am, 11:30 am-1:30 pm and 1:30-3:30 pm. Please visit the Austin's Day website to register as a volunteer. You may register as an individual or as a group/family. If you register as a group of up to 8, Interact will assign you to a service project with your group. Interact will be volunteering at non-profits all over Champaign-Urbana that have submitted requests for help.
If you know of other service projects going on during Volunteer Week, please let us know about them!
This event is made possible through generous support from our partners. Let us know if you're interested in sponsoring!