to register to volunteer, link here
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.
Volunteer commitment is usually an hour a week for six consecutive weeks and that covers two classrooms. The presentations are made in pairs, so 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 or Barb Blakey at 217.428.6616 for the next volunteer training opportunity.
Children's Clothing Room
Sort donations and assist those seeking clothing. This free clothing room is located at Central Christian Church, 650 W. William, and is open Mondays and Wednesdays, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Contact RSVP Staff at 217. 428.6616 for additional information.
RSVP Community Involvement Opportunities
Macon County Volunteer Opportunities:
Christmas Care & Share is coming! If you have never volunteered at this event, you are missing out on a joy-filled experience. The largest volunteer need is the week of December 11 – 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. We need people to sit at and stock toy and gift tables and also people to walk around with the families who are receiving assistance from the program and help them pick out their items. If interested or you want more information, call Angie at 217.428.6616 or email her at email@example.com. (link above to register on-line to volunteer)
Faith in Action urgently needs volunteers to provide transportation for seniors who need medical appointments including chemotherapy, doctor appointments, and even to groceries. The need has skyrocketed due to Memorial Medical’s recent cuts, which included their transportation program. Volunteer hours are flexible and can be tailor made to fit your lifestyle and schedule. If you are
interested in this opportunity, please contact Carol with Faith in Action at 217.428.0013 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elara Caring Hospice Care is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to hospice patients and respite to caregivers, be a supportive presence at the bedside of patients in their final days or hours, helping record patient memories and stories for the patient’s family to have as a keepsake, support Veteran patients and Veteran’s events, and more, including administrative tasks in their offices. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, contact Christian Rundblad at 312.597.1717 or by email at email@example.com.
Macon County Conservation District:
Homestead Prairie Farm
We are looking to add a few more volunteers to the Homestead Prairie Farm crew interpreting history at the woodshop. This is a fun way to teach others about how woodworking and non-electric tools fit into daily life during the 1860s. Training and opportunities to observe will be provided. This volunteer opportunity is for ages 18 and up. For more information, or to sign up, contact Brent Wielt.( BWielt@MaconCountyConservation.org; 217-542-5525)
Rock Springs Nature Center Volunteer Librarian
We are looking for volunteers to staff the librarian's desk and assist the public. Volunteer Librarians will check out, check in, and reshelve books, as well as maintain our library collection. The library is a great resource for educational programming and is open to the public. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. This opportunity is for ages 18 and up. For more information or to sign up, contact Jenny Garver. (JGarver@MaconCountyConservation.org; 217-542-5536)
Rock Springs Quilters
Rock Springs Nature Center, Every Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
We have a group of dedicated volunteers that meet each week to hand quilt. No previous quilt experience required. The group loves to share their knowledge and joy of quilting. For more information or to sign up, contact Jenny Garver. JGarver@MaconCountyConservation.org
Domestic Violence Program
The next Domestic Violence Education and Volunteer Training will be hosted in the Spring of 2024. Please check back for dates and times.