Impact Your Community
What are your interests? We have a wealth of information you can use to find just the right way for you to make an impact.
- Environment / Sustainability
- Hunger and Homelessness
- Diversity (includes Gender and Women’s Issues)
- Other Local Service Areas
- State and National Service
Our office also maintains a large directory of nonprofit organizations in Springfield. We try to keep this list as up to date and exhaustive as possible. If you’d like more information on particular programs or interest areas, please contact us.
Programs focused on direct service to youth.
- UIS Mentoring Program
- Big Brothers Big Sisters – Capitol Regi on
- Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
- Springfield School District 186
- Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery
Environment / Sustainability
Organizations committed to creating a beautiful and healthy environment.
- Friends of the Sangamon Valley
- Lincoln Memorial Gardens
- UIS Students Allied for a Greener Earth (SAGE)
- Illinois Audubon Society
- Springfield Park District
Hunger and Homelessness
Organizations focused on fighting hunger and homelessness in Springfield and abroad.
- UIS Holiday Stars Project
- Habitat for Humanity
- Central Illinois Foodbank
- M.E.R.C.Y Communities
- Oxfam America
Diversity, Gender, and Women’s Issues
Organizations serving under-represented groups and issues.
- UIS Diversity Center
- Sojourn Shelter and Services
- UIS LGBTQ Resource Office and Safe Zone
- Elizabeth Ann Seton Program (for pregnant and parenting women in poverty)
- Springfield Urban League
Organizations dedicated to political and social advocacy. These groups are offered for informational purposes only. Neither UIS nor the Volunteer Center endorse any specific political views.
- Illinois Connection
- Central Illinois Organizing Project
- The ARC of Illinois
- Center for Economic Progress
Other Local Service Areas
- Central Illinois Community Blood Center
- Special Olympics – Area 17 (Sangamon and Menard Counties)
- Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach
- American Red Cross – Illinois Capital Area Chapter
- Springfield Art Association
State and National Service
General resources for broad-based service and civic engagement.
- Corporation for National and Community Service
- Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service
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