Whether it is stocking a food pantry, planting a community garden, or helping out with a fundraiser, GEN U makes volunteering easy, fun, and effective. Most volunteer opportunities are scheduled in the evenings or on weekends to accommodate busy schedules. GEN U members and non-members alike are welcome to sign up for our volunteer projects.         Simply click "sign up to volunteer" below. 

Need volunteers?

One of the goals of GEN U is to find local, meaningful volunteer opportunities for our members. GEN U welcomes volunteer requests from Heart of Illinois United Way partner agencies and other local nonprofit organizations. If your organization is in need of volunteers, please email your request to Stephen Peterson at stephen.peterson@unitedway.org or call 309.674.5181. We kindly request at least four weeks notice when requesting volunteers.