CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- With the holidays just around the corner, people are looking for ways to share holiday cheer.
Volunteering with the American Red Cross
World Kindness Day could include paying it forward.
ILLINOIS -- It's less than two months before the election and volunteers are already getting set.
URBANA -- A couple of turtles will have a new home this weekend thanks to some generous volunteers.
The Crisis Nursery needs your help -- especially as we get closer to the summer.
Update: 4:07 pm, 3/24/14, Monday GIFFORD -- There are some new faces in town this week.
CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois and surrounding communities are getting ready to come together to do some good and they could use your help.
URBANA -- Many people around Central Illinois spent their day off building up the community.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- It's National Mentoring Month.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The Champaign County Board released openings for volunteer firefighters.
GIFFORD -- St. Paul's Pantry is looking for volunteers and items to restock.
NATIONAL -- January is National Mentoring Month.
GIFFORD -- The last three weeks have shown what's best about Central Illinois.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The Red Cross is heavily involved in volunteer efforts.
GIFFORD -- Strength is being seen in many ways around the village.
WASHINGTON -- People are trying to piece together what they can after Sunday's tornado. Volunteers are coming from all over, including one woman anxious to help.
CISCO -- First responders answered a fire call early Monday morning when a Piatt County woman's house caught fire.
URBANA -- Homelessness to hunger is plaguing Central Illinois kids.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- With dwindling budgets from the state, a volunteer group is helping teachers make ends meet.
URBANA -- High school students learned about the power of volunteerism.
CHAMPAIGN -- The 21-gun salute, marching and folding the American flag.
SPRINGFIELD -- Many times coming back from war can be a hard transition for veterans.
URBANA -- A University of Illinois group is Taking Action to inform more people about the Affordable Care Act.
COLES COUNTY -- Parts of an area church are crumbling, but people are trying to restore this piece of history.
CHAMPAIGN -- Those who volunteer to make communities in Central Illinois better, were honored Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A man who helped bring life back to an historic spot is being honored.
CHRISMAN -- This Kid to Know makes sure one nursing home is a great place to live in more ways than one.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- First responders want more help when there's a crisis, and you can fill that gap.
CHILLICOTHE -- A Central Illinois man is heading to that town to help with disaster relief.
PETERSBURG -- A trip to Our Town wouldn't be complete without a stop at one of the most famous Lincoln sites in the country.
HOOPESTON -- About 40 people work at J & R Recycling. Company leaders hope to continue the business.
CHAMPAIGN -- A man is happy to hear his relatives weren't in the direct path of a deadly tornado.
DANVILLE -- She's a former teacher, a businesswoman and she volunteers with dozens of groups.
RANTOUL -- The fire department is looking for volunteers.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Employees of a global publishing company are coming together in support of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.
DANVILLE -- Funding cuts and rising costs are making it tough for the Boys and Girls Club.
NORMAL -- Thousands gathered to pay their respects to a fallen firefighter.
HUDSON -- A firefighter was killed in the line of duty.
CHAMPAIGN -- Volunteers put on their tool belts to help kids-in-need.
DANVILLE -- One Hometown Hero uses her spare time to help those who've served.
DANVILLE -- "Downtown Danville Incorporated" revealed its Volunteer of the Year.
DANVILLE -- Downtown Danville, Inc. names the volunteer of the year.
CHAMPAIGN -- Three teams of two eaters volunteered to eat prime rib for charity.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- The UI is being recognized for its service to the Peace Corps.
DECATUR -- Volunteers counted the city's homeless Thursday.
CHAMPAIGN -- A volunteer program is benefiting those who need and those who give.
CHAMPAIGN -- A group of people who headed east to help in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy says training was immensely helpful and was put to good use.