BABES Volunteers

BABES, Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies, is a program sponsored by Dove, Inc., which brings worthwhile life skill lessons to children in grades K-3rd, in Macon and DeWitt county schools.

BABES will be seeking additional volunteers to cover all of the classrooms requesting this valuable program. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of 6 to 10 year olds, please consider becoming a volunteer.

This volunteer commitment is usually an hour a week for six weeks and that covers two classrooms. The presentations are made in pairs. Bring a friend who can be your partner or be teamed with a person during the training.

BABES is seeking additional volunteers. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of 6 to 10 year olds, please contact Sandy Laesch at 428.6616 for the next volunteer training opportunity.  


Children's Clothing Room

Sort donations and assist those seeking clothing. This free clothing room is located at Prairie Avenue Christian Church, 2201 E. Prairie and is open Monday - Thursday, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Charlie or Sandy at 428.6616 for additional information.


RSVP Community Involvement Opportunities

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is looking for a few more volunteers for greeters and canteen.

Decatur Community Drive (every Tuesday)
Decatur Blood Donation Center
2674 N. Main St , Decatur
First Floor
12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Need 1 volunteer

ADM Wellness Center (3rd Thursday of even months: February, April, June, August, October, December)
3420 E. Garfield Avenue, Decatur
Main Level Multi-Purpose Room,
1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Need 2 volunteers

Caterpillar (3rd Wednesday of even months: February, April, June, August, October, December)
North 27th Street and East Pershing, Decatur
Second Floor Info Tech Offices
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
need 1 volunteer

Project Read needs YOU!

Volunteering for just two hours a week can help change an adult’s life. Join Project READ in helping students improve reading and math skills through one-on-one tutoring at the Decatur Public Library. No special skills or background required. All training and materials provided.

Volunteer Tutor Training takes place Tuesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 15 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. Call 217.423.7323 to reserve your spot in training by Wednesday, February 7.

Central Illinois Christians in Mission

CICIM is looking for a volunteer who is able to dedicate some time to learning and building small three drawer IKEA dressers for children on Tuesday and Thursday while they are open. CICIM staff are happy to show you how. Give Charlie or Sandy a call if you are handy and want to do something for children receiving beds from CICIM.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers at the ReStore at 932 E. Wood. The shop is open Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They are looking for greeters, floor sales associates, merchandisers, warehouse associates, donations associates and donations scribes. Give Charlie or Sandy a call at 428.6616 for specific job descriptions.

Good Samaritan Inn

RSVP covers both shifts at the Good Samaritan Inn anytime there is a 5th Monday in a month, like this January. We are looking for folks to help on January 29. There are two shifts, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please call Sandy at 428.6616 if you can help for either or both shifts. (Please let us know if you can help on any of the followings dates as well in 2018, April 30, May 29, and October 30.)

Dove Food Pantry

The Domestic Violence Food Pantry in Clinton at the Dove office needs some help to run the food pantry through March 15, while regular volunteers are on break, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ideally two people per day when open. Please give Jennifer Tolladay a call at 935.6619 to get on the schedule to help.


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