How do we see positive change in Rockford? First, it starts with you and I. Second, you have to find an organization to work with, and there are over 100 opportunities available right now.

2017 can be the year of positive change if we put forth the effort, and there are so many organizations waiting for enthusiast people like you. So where do you find these volunteering positions? Great question!

If you're ready to dedicate some free time to great causes in Rockford in 2017, you've come to the right place. There's an app for that. OK, it's actually a website, but still.

www.Serve.Illinois.gov is your one stop shop for finding a volunteering opportunity that best suits you.

There are many options to choose from after you've entered your zip code. You can sort through which type of organization you would like to volunteer your time.

Here are just a few:

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Hunger

Serve Illinois says,

Thousands of community organizations are in desperate need for volunteers throughout the year, and many of those opportunities go unfilled. A great way to find a place to volunteer is by visiting www.Serve.Illinois.gov, where you can search through more than 2,500 volunteer opportunities throughout Illinois.

Never heard of Serve Illinois?

Its mission is to improve Illinois communities by enhancing volunteerism and instilling an ethic of service throughout the state.

2016 Serve Illinois Volunteering Facts

Illinoisans donated millions of dollars to charity in 2016, while also contributing millions of hours of service with a value of more than $7 billion.

 

On November 29, 2016, approximately 22,500 donors gave almost $10.5 million to charities to celebrate Giving Tuesday - www.ilgive.com.