Make the Connection – Volunteer

Volunteers make the Connection! We ask interested volunteers and groups to attend an orientation and information session. Courage Connection staff will provide an overview of the various ways you can get involved, answer questions, and help you start the volunteer application process. To fill out a volunteer application, scroll down and click the link in the bottom right menu.

Current Opportunities:

Children’s Program
Volunteers Needed:
DV Services, Urbana, IL
Days/hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Homeless Services, Champaign, IL
Days/hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am – 11:00 am, 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Responsibilities: Supervise children’s play activities, set up snacks, read with children. Volunteers must make a regular, weekly commitment.

Clerical and Front Desk

Volunteers are needed for light clerical work and front desk coverage. Volunteers must make a regular, weekly commitment. Days/times may vary.

Responsibilities: answering phone calls, client assistance, clerical duties, intake, and other duties as assigned.

Domestic Violence Shelter

40-hour training is required for all volunteers providing direct service to domestic violence clients. Volunteers must make a minimum of a semester-long commitment. Duties may include children’s playgroup, assisting court advocates, and DV hotline. Click here for more information including when the next training will be.

Connections Resale Store, Lincoln Square Mall

Weekly 3 hour shifts desired, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.

Responsibilities: Sort donations, keep inventory and store looking neat, greet customers.


We are looking for energetic and organized volunteers to help with donation drives, fundraising projects, and more!

Grounds Maintenance and Landscaping

Regular volunteers needed to maintain grounds throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Hours/days flexible.

Group Projects

We welcome groups for one-time projects and ongoing volunteering. Prior scheduling is required. Please complete our group volunteering application a minimum of two weeks in advance. Due to space and scheduling constraints, not all volunteer requests can be filled.

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