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.

This 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 Sattin Schreiner at 217.428.6616 for the next volunteer training opportunity, to be held on Monday, March 12, 10:30 a.m.

Children's Clothing Room

Sort donations and assist those seeking clothing. This free clothing room is located at Prairie Avenue Christian Church, 2201 E. Prairie and is open Monday - Thursday, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Contact Paula at 428.6616 for additional information.

RSVP Community Involvement Opportunities

Do you love numbers? 

RSVP partnered with AARP and the Vespasian Warner Library to offer free tax preparation in DeWitt County. This will be the fourth year to offer these services to the community. Registration and training will start very soon, and we want to be sure to have enough greeters and preparers to meet the increasing demand for this free service. Services are offered twice per week during the tax season, Thursdays, 2:00 to 4:00 or 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays,  9:00 a.m. to NOON, beginning in February and running through April 2020 for the 2019 Tax Season.  Volunteers are rotated and typically do not work both days of the week. All training is provided. Call Deb Hoffman at 217.935.2241 ASAP to be included.

Are you an early riser? 

Need a volunteer who is willing to go to Panera Bread on Monday mornings, 7:00 a.m., to pick up donated goods and deliver them to different places. Breads and bagels go to the Good Samaritan Inn, with sweets going to other places like Oasis, Northeast, and Dove. This volunteer opportunity takes an hour or less.  Our volunteer is a snow bird and will need a sub from January 20 to March 16.  He/she is willing to take new sub along before January 20 to familiarize sub on the particulars. Are you a morning riser? Call Charlie or Paula with Dove RSVP  at 217.428.6616 to grab this great volunteer opportunity up and help those in need. 

Click here for more information about Dove's RSVP program

Domestic Violence Education and Volunteer Training

The training to be offered in the Spring of 2020 had to be cancelled.  Check back for information on the the next training.

For other opportunities please check the Get Connected website from the United Way.