Our number one priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, we are moving our services online. All in-person services are temporarily discontinued.

Please email or call (217) 333-7424 before visiting our offices and visit for current updates regarding the University of Illinois' response.

The Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP) promotes service by encouraging students to donate their time and volunteer for the university and local communities. OVP pairs students with opportunities where they gain invaluable experience through public engagement.

Visit our Events Calendar to learn about volunteer opportunities. Stop by our office in the Illini Union for help from our knowledgable student-staff. And add your email to receive weekly Updates on News and Volunteering.


OVP also provides community service workshops, connects with community agencies and partners with students group in order to provide volunteer options for personal and professional growth. For many, volunteering with the OVP leads to the discovery of a career they will pursue when they graduate. The success of OVP is due to those who donate their time willingly to help others. It is this passion of bettering the lives of others that continues to make the program thrive.

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