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.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The holidays are almost here.
CHAMPAIGN -- The people being helped by these Kids to Know are not complaining.
URBANA -- Volunteers played a big role leading up to Election Day, but their work isn't finished.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Tensions are high as Hurricane Sandy inches closer to the East Coast.
COLFAX -- Some dogs, cats and birds are all on the brink of losing their home and maybe their lives.
DECATUR -- Students who want to give back get a chance to do just that.
SPRINGFIELD -- Hurricane Isaac is not taking it easy on the gulf states.
DECATUR -- Volunteers around Macon County pitched in to spruce up the area.