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.

featured event

Holiday Toy Gift Drive runs November 30 through December 9  

Click for the information sheet detailing all you need to know about donating to the drive!

stay up to date!

  • Sign up for OVP email list
  • Read the monthly OVP Newsletter
  • Read the latest OVP Listserv
  • Submit a volunteer opportunity
  • Submit your volunteer hours


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.

mission statement

To enhance and expand meaningful involvement in community service as well as in public engagement. The goal is to enrich the educational experience of students, faculty and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by fostering collaborative relationships and partnerships within the community.

Illini Union Events Calendar

Event dates and times subject to change. Please check back for updates.

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