The We CU Community Engaged Scholars Program, a service-matching program connecting students to community partners, is looking for more student volunteers. If you want to help community members, need to fulfill required service hours, or want to gain skills and build your resume, this may be the perfect opportunity for you! Most of these projects take just a few hours per week.
Here are some examples of relevant projects:
- The Well Experience is looking for tutors for 3rd grade children to create individual learning plans and growth assessments
- The Mahomet Area Youth Club & DREAAM House are looking for volunteers to plan and host a field day for youth. The goal is to create an opportunity for youth from different communities to play, interact and have fun together.
- C-U Safe Routes to School is looking for volunteers to develop educational programs and spaces at the Orchard Downs Traffic Garden & Playstreet. A traffic garden is a set of small-sized streets with scaled-down traffic features and other fun elements that provide a safe space for kids and families to get some exercise, have fun, and learn bicycle handling and safety skills.
You can find dozens more opportunities for both virtual and in-person projects addressing a variety of social needs, including social and racial justice, COVID-19, and community outreach and education. If you’d like to make a positive impact in our community, we urge you to sign up today! Projects are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Enrollment is open until June 28. To get started, view instructions for signing up.
If you have questions, our info session slides include FAQs at the end of the presentation to answer common questions about the program, or you can email us at email@example.com.