Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Volunteering

volunteering

Why community service?

There are many reasons for you to volunteer.
  • Gain valuable firsthand experience
  • Learn new skills
  • Explore a career
  • Make community contacts in your career field
  • A desire to help others
  • Meet community needs

Volunteering complements students' classroom experiences by providing a chance to apply learning to the world of work. Students feel connected to the community while assisting people of different cultures, nationalities, ages, and physical abilities. Community service/volunteer experience also helps build your resume and may help you obtain a job or scholarship.

Additionally, you gain a sense of accomplishment by helping those less fortunate.

"Never underestimate the ability of a small group of people to change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has."
-Margaret Mead


Local Community Service Organizations

- More information to come -


National Volunteer Organizations

There are many national organizations who rely on support of volunteers. Follow the links listed below to find out more about these national organizations. Also know that many of these national organizations have local chapters. Consult the "Local Community Service Agency" section for more information about local community service opportunities.
American Red Cross
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program
Boys & Girls Club of America
Campfire USA
Habitat For Humanity
Helping.org
Pay It Forward Foundation
United Way
YWCA
YMCA

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Virtual Volunteering

The following links provides users an opportunity to become a "virtual volunteer". Each site is different, so please read the requirements for becoming a "virtual volunteer". Many of the links listed allows volunteers to "click" on a button to make a "donation". The actual donation is supported by advertisers of that site. The Virtual Volunteering opportunities listed below are separated into different categories based on the recipient(s) of the donations:
Animals:
panda.care2.com
bigcats.care2.com

Breast Cancer:
breastcancer.care2.com
www.thebreastcancersite.com

Cancer Charites (other):
www.cancercharities.com

Environmental:
www.webreleaf.com
environmentsite.org
rainforest.care2.com
www.tree4life.com
www.therainforestsite.com

Hunger Relief
www.thehungersite.com

Miscellaneous
www.oneclickatatime.org
www.thenonprofits.com


Contact Information

The Student Activities Office is located in 1M4.
Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

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