blog posts 2021-2022 Student Sustainability Committee Member Application (due May 14) May 3, 2021 10:45 am6 views Allerton Park Freshwater Mussel Survey Aug 24, 2016 9:45 am31 views Allerton Spring Break Volunteer Opportunity Mar 7, 2016 10:00 am18 views Ambassador Animal Volunteer Program, Vet Med Wildlife Medical Clinic (Champaign-Urbana, IL; due August 18) Aug 11, 2023 1:00 pm16 views During the school year, each ambassador team member is assigned one day a week to work with and care for individual ambassador animals. Volunteers typically begin as trainees and reptile caretakers and they are gradually able to move up to working with our birds of prey if they desire. Volunteers are expected to feed, clean, and exercise or train their assigned animals, as well as assist with general maintenance tasks in the ambassador room. Boneyard Creek Community Day April 9 at Scott Park Mar 7, 2022 10:30 am25 views A volunteer opportunity close to campus at 3rd Street and Springfield Avenue in Champaign CivicSpark, AmeriCorps (California) Due 6/1 May 3, 2019 1:15 pm28 views Earth Month campus trash pickup April 7 Apr 5, 2021 11:30 am10 views Earth Month Trash Pick-Up - Tuesday, April 18 Mar 27, 2023 11:15 am8 views Earth Month Trash Pickup Energy Conservation and Building Standards SWATeam Student Volunteer, Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (UIUC) Aug 16, 2017 4:15 pm20 views Environmental Peacebuilding Volunteer - Geneva Conference Event Planning, Environmental Law Institute (part-time, remote) Feb 25, 2021 4:00 pm62 views Fall Internship on Campus Aug 24, 2015 2:00 pm51 views INGENAES, a University of Illinois Program that assists partners in Feed the Future countries to empower women and engage men for sustainable livelihoods, seeks unpaid interns this fall (applications due September 7). http://ingenaes.illinois.edu/internship-2015/ Fall Stream Mentoring in Urbana October 3, 2023 Sep 22, 2023 3:45 pm10 views Join RiverWatch staff members in monitoring a stream by conducting a habitat survey and collecting macroinvertebrates (water bugs) at our Mentoring Events; no experience required. Forest Preserves of Cook County Mar 7, 2016 10:15 am62 views Green Observer Magazine is Recruiting Oct 6, 2020 3:30 pm26 views Green Quad Day - Tuesday, October 12 Oct 7, 2021 3:00 pm65 views Part of the Student Sustainability Summit How to Gain Experience through Volunteering Nov 13, 2015 11:45 am33 views New college graduates are often frustrated with the need to have experience to land entry-level jobs, but you can avoid that frustration through local volunteer opportunities. Illinois Bike Census Volunteers Needed for April 28 Event Apr 19, 2021 6:30 pm2 views Internship and Volunteer Opportunities (Spring 2022), Student PIRGs (remote or in-person) Jan 20, 2022 11:00 am24 views It's Only Natural! - Volunteer Opportunity (6 Saturdays in April, May and early June) Feb 28, 2023 1:30 pm11 views Are you passionate about getting kids into nature or looking for ways to gain community service hours? Join us in our program to teach children about their environment! NRES Summer Field Day May 30, 2018 1:45 pm154 views Saturday, July 14th, NRES volunteers and prospective students will participate in stewardship activities at Maple Grove County Forest Preserve in Downers Grove, a rare historic forest and a valuable natural area. Read the full article for details. NRES Summer Field Day, Saturday June 29th Jun 14, 2019 1:45 pm125 views Saturday, June 29th, NRES volunteers and prospective students will participate in stewardship activities at Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine, Cook County's oldest preserve (http://fpdcc.com/deer-grove/). Read the full article for details. Peace Corps Informational Events Jan 31, 2023 10:15 am7 views The Peace Corps hosts a variety of online events. Pollinator Research Internship May 3, 2018 10:30 am27 views WHAT: Research internship WHERE: University of Illinois and surrounding east-central Illinois counties WHEN: Start mid-May, ending in August HOURS: 16-40 hours/week. Credit possible through your department WHAT WE PROVIDE: Field supplies, transportation to field sites, training TRAINING PROVIDED (based on your interests): Insect collection techniques Curation of insect specimens Plant identification PROJECT INFORMATION The study is being conducted in east-central Illinois and focuses on characterizing the area's pollinators. This research effort aims to measure bee communities utilizing pollinator-designated habitat within Illinois’ agricultural landscape. Bees require unique habitat elements to sustain their populations, and this research will investigate the ability of pollinator designated habitats to support diverse communities. We will also look at possible agricultural pest presence within these established habitats. Contact Maddy Kangas email@example.com for more information River Watch Citizen Scientist (volunteer), The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center Mar 4, 2022 2:15 pm13 views The Illinois RiverWatch Network is a volunteer monitoring initiative coordinated by the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC℠). RiverWatch is the only statewide biological monitoring program that provides volunteers a hands-on opportunity to become stewards of our local waterways by monitoring stream habitat and water quality. RiverWatch Citizen Scientist (volunteer), The National Great Rivers Research & Education Center Apr 6, 2022 10:30 am14 views Save the Frogs Day - Volunteer to Help Build Wetlands for Illinois Chorus Frogs April 27-28 on the Meredosia Refuge Apr 12, 2023 3:15 pm21 views SAVE THE FROGS! is recruiting volunteers to help build a wetland for Illinois Chorus Frogs (Pseudacris illinoensis) in the Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge in Illinois. The event will take place April 27th and 28th, 2023 in celebration of the the 15th Annual Save The Frogs Day! What better way to celebrate the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation than in a beautiful wildlife refuge with fellow amphibian enthusiasts. Seventh Annual BeeBlitz Saturday, June 26 Jun 22, 2021 10:15 am2 views Participate at home or visit the Pollinatarium on campus. Special Project with Chicago Furniture Bank Jun 25, 2021 2:45 pm34 views The Chicago Furniture Bank diverts furniture from landfills. They are seeking student help to quantify the amount in digestible figures, like the amount of trees saved from recycling wood dressers. Summer Volunteer Program, UIUC Wildlife Medical Clinic (Urbana, IL; due Apr. 14) Mar 16, 2023 9:45 am13 views As a nonprofit, volunteer organization we look to students to help manage the clinic and fulfill our mission between school years. Volunteers work under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Wildlife Medical Clinic veterinary interns, and two student managers. This team is responsible for the intake, care and release of all animals admitted to the clinic. Summer student volunteers also have the opportunity to help run the operations of the clinic. Groups can vary in size but will be around twelve to sixteen members. Summer Volunteer Program,Wildlife Medical Clinic at Illinois-(due 3/27) Mar 6, 2020 9:00 am19 views Tidy up Scott Park in Champaign with the Office of Volunteer Programs April 24 Apr 5, 2021 11:30 am37 views UIUC Division of General Studies Peer Advisor Due 4/2 Mar 16, 2018 12:30 pm127 views UIUC Wildlife Medical Clinic seeks volunteers for the 2022-2023 academic year Jul 27, 2022 11:45 am74 views This is a great hands-on opportunity for undergrads (and graduate students, too!) interested in wildlife, veterinary medicine, public health, or really anything environmentally oriented. Apply by August 15. UIUC Wildlife Medical Clinic Volunteer Applications Being Accepted for Fall 2020 (due 7/31) Jun 18, 2020 9:15 am95 views Undergrad Research Assistants needed for the Aquatic Ecology Lab Sep 2, 2015 3:30 pm65 views Volunteer aquaponics experience in C-U this summer Apr 25, 2017 1:30 pm111 views Small time commitment maintaining an aquaponics system for the summer. Volunteer Board Members (AY 2023-24), UIUC Student Sustainability Committee (apply by Mar. 6) Feb 28, 2023 12:15 pm11 views Want to get involved with the Student Sustainability Committee? Board member applications due March 6! Volunteer Opportunities with Champaign County's forest preserves Mar 2, 2020 11:00 am19 views Volunteer Opportunities with Illinois Enactus (spring 2023; apply by Feb. 2) Jan 23, 2023 3:45 pm2 views Illinois Enactus is a social entrepreneurship organization at UIUC working towards the creation of sustainable enterprises that will address local environmental and social inequalities. See the linked page for information session details. Volunteer Opportunity - Mussel Sampling on the Sangamon River August 5, 12, 13 & 19 Jul 11, 2023 3:15 pm8 views Four weekend surveys are scheduled in August 2023, beginning 8/5. This is the third year of our 10-year project, A Survey of Freshwater Mussels of the Upper Sangamon River: Community Science in Action. Mussel surveys provide great opportunities for new and returning Citizen Scientists! No previous experience required. Check the Events Schedule for dates and locations. And please contact Bruce Colravy, citizen science coordinator. Volunteer Survey Analysis Opportunity, Environmental Career Center (work from campus) due 1/25 Jan 22, 2018 4:00 pm4 views The Environmental Career Center (http://www.environmentalcareer.com) seeks a few student volunteers to help with data analysis and research report writing on their 2018 National Environmental Employment Survey Questionnaire. This is an excellent opportunity to gain inside/early career information, learn more about environmental employers, and add a useful experience to your resume. Any interested student should email John Esson, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 25th. We CU Community Engaged Scholars Info. Session Sept. 8 Sep 7, 2021 1:30 pm2 views We CU offers training, support, service opportunities with community partners, a chance to connect with like-minded peers and university recognition for your service.