Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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 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

DeWitt County Volunteer Opportunities:  

The DeWitt County Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to assist with: feeding the animals around 4/5 in the afternoon, transport in the shelter=s van animals to U of I Champaign and back; office help 


The Clinton United Methodist Church needs volunteers to: assist with packing on Wednesdays for the backpack program for the elementary schools; donations of individual servings for the backpacks of peanut butter crackers, cheese Atoasty@ crackers, Rice Krispie treats 

 Volunteer drivers are needed to transport individuals to medical appointments. If interested, please reach out to Silvia at 217.935.2241 or email her at scomfort@doveinc.org.  


Macon County Volunteer Opportunities:   

Decatur Area Habitat for Humanity is in urgent need of volunteers to help make phone calls to Macon County businesses regarding their upcoming fundraiser. Volunteers can do this from one of the Habitat office phones Monday B Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please contact Stephanie at 217.425.6446 Ext. 2.  

The BABES (Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies) program has several volunteer opportunities. There are two types of volunteers, BABES Presenter Volunteers and BABES Auxiliary Volunteers. BABES Presenter Volunteers are trained volunteers that go into the classroom and present to K-2nd graders in our community. There are two types of BABES Auxiliary Volunteers, BABES Auxiliary Events Volunteer and BABES Auxiliary Preparation Volunteer. If you might be interested or would like more information about any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Sandy Laesch, BABES Interim Program Coordinator, at slaesch@doveinc.org 


CHELP, a local Macon County organization who helps to provide services and assistance to keep older people in their own homes rather than in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities, is requesting a volunteer or two to help make friendly phone calls to seniors to check on them. Computer knowledge is helpful but not required. If you are interested, please reach out to Julie at CHELP at 217.422.9888.  


Sangamon River Clean-up 

Rock Springs Conservation Area, Meet at Information Shelter Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. to NOON. Help clear trash from the banks of the Sangamon River to make it a safer and more beautiful place for wildlife and people. Dress to get dirty and bring your own gloves. Bags will be provided. Come by yourself or bring the whole family. Co-sponsored by the Community Environmental Council. No registration required. 

Festival of Spring at Rock Springs Conservation Area on Saturday, April 27, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Volunteers are wanted to help in a variety of areas during the annual Festival of Spring. Volunteer stations include canoe rodeo, activity stations, prize table, photography, farmhouse tours, and more! This volunteer opportunity is for ages 13 and up. For more information or to sign up, contact Jenny Garver (JGarver@MaconCountyConservation.org; direct office line: 217.542.5536) by April 19. 


God's Shelter of Love is needing help at their thrift store, Blessingdales. They need someone to test electronics to see if they work, clean & sort purses and shoes & stock these items on the sales floor. If anyone is interested, they should email Carolann at blessingdales345@gmail.com. 

Click here for more information about Dove's RSVP program

Domestic Violence Program

The next Domestic Violence Education and Volunteer Training will be hosted in the Spring of 2024.  

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