Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with the Hult Center for Healthy Living? There are many ways to connect with us as a volunteer, from daily office needs, to helping with events and programming that the Hult Center offers. Please see below for ongoing opportunities, as well as opportunities listed by month.

 

Did you know? Last year, the Hult Center had a total of 190 volunteers, with over 2,100 hours of service!

 

Interested in Volunteering? Please complete the form here. Once the form is completed, our Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Fisher, will reach out to you to find out more about your volunteer interests. You can reach Julie by calling the Hult Center, or by e-mailing her at jfisher@hulthealthy.org

 

 

 

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Year Round Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Hult Center’s Programs Committee: The Programs Committee is a group of volunteers that are dedicated to improving the Hult Center’s programs. The Programs Committee is divided into two subcommittees: the Mental Health Subcommittee and the Youth Education Subcommittee. To join the Programs Committee, please e-mail Holly Bill at hbill@hulthealthy.org, or call the Hult Center.

  • Youth Education Committee:  This committee is composed of educators PreK12 and community members with a passion for youth education that meet monthly to help brainstorm new ideas for the Hult Center and help in identifying new issues in schools and students related to health. The committee meets monthly at the Hult Center.  To inquire about joining the Youth Education Committee, please e-mail Holly Bill at hbill@hulthealthy.org, or call the Hult Center.
  • Mental Health Committee: This committee is composed of community members who are dedicated to improving the Hult Center’s mental health programs and services, and aims to reduce the stigma and create awareness within the community. The committee meets monthly at the Hult Center.  To inquire about joining the Mental Health Committee, please e-mail Holly Bill at hbill@hulthealthy.org, or call the Hult Center.

Encore! The Hult Center’s Encore! program serves members of the community age 50+ with a variety of health education programs and opportunities to remain active and healthy. There are about three programs that take place each week. Volunteers will assist with setting up for programs, greeting Encore! members, making and serving coffee and snacks, and more! For more information, call Nicki at 309-672-4926.

 

Office Assistance:  The Hult Center also needs volunteers to help staff in preparing mailings, answering phones, preparing packets for educational programming, filing and organizing, and assisting with special event planning and preparation, etc. The Hult Center will also train dedicated volunteers who are willing to commit 4 or more hours one or more days each week to help with daily office tasks.

 

Special Projects:  Volunteers are occasionally needed to help with special projects at the Hult Center.  Such projects might include: stuffing bags for our dental health month; helping prepare projects/materials for the Healthy Heroes summer camp; or helping direct people at our annual Senior Health Fair. Know someone with a special talent that is willing to donate their time and expertise? The Hult Center’s theaters need painted murals to go with the theme of each theater-general health, nutrition, substance abuse, and family life. We are also always looking for a videographer to help us film videos to highlight our programs!

 

Youth Health Education: Volunteers are often needed to assist the health educators with the health education programs. Oftentimes, the Tooth or Consequences dental health outreach program is in need of volunteers to help set up the dental models and help kindergarten students learn how to properly brush and floss their teeth. Tooth or Consequences programs are scheduled at various schools throughout the school year. The Hult Center’s Youth Mental Health Matters program is also looking for volunteers to share their personal stories with students in the community.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities by Month:

January:

  • PNC Family Night: Thursday, January 26th, 2017- PNC Family Night is a yearly event dedicated to our families that have pre-k students who participate in our Your Amazing Body! programs. With this event, we need volunteers to assist with setting up the event, learning stations, handing out photo booth props, serving dinner, and much more! 
  • Tooth or Consequences: Volunteers are needed to travel with our health educators to help set up dental models and work with kindergarten students to help them properly brush and floss. Many programs are scheduled throughout the year, and last about 40 minutes each. 

February:

  • PNC Family Night: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017- PNC Family Night is a yearly event dedicated to our families that have pre-k students who participate in our Your Amazing Body! programs. With this event, we need volunteers to assist with setting up the event, learning stations, handing out photo booth props, serving dinner, and much more! 
  • Tooth or Consequences: Volunteers are needed to travel with our health educators to help set up dental models and work with kindergarten students to help them properly brush and floss. Many programs are scheduled throughout the year, and last about 40 minutes each. 
  • Dental Healthy Partners: Volunteers are needed for Dental Health Month to assist our health educators in setting up dental models and work with early childhood students to help them properly brush and floss. Many programs are scheduled throughout February, and last about 60 minutes each. 

March:

  • Dental Health Bag Assembly: Each year, the Hult Center educators provide thousands of students with free dental health bags that contain a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and important information for families about the importance of dental health. Volunteers are needed at the Hult Center to help assemble dental bags.

April:

  • Annual Spirit of Living: The Spirit of Living is an evening to honor and recognize those who are an inspiration to our community and to the Hult Center for Healthy Living. Volunteers are needed to help with sign-in and various tasks to help the event run smoothly. 
  • CATCH Family Night: Each year, the Hult Center celebrates the success of participating schools with a CATCH Family Night. Events are held at participating schools, so the dates vary. Volunteers are needed to help with setting up the event, handing out healthy snacks, engaging students in learning stations, and so much more!

May:

  • May Healthy Heroes:  May Healthy Heroes is Hult Center’s annual summer program for students ages 3-5.  The camp has a morning session and an afternoon session on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during 2 weeks in May. For 2017, the dates are May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, and May 9th, 10th, and 11th. Volunteers are needed to help students make their nutritious snacks, art projects, and navigate from room to room.

June:

  • Mike Seneca Golf Classic: Saturday, June 17, 2017 – The Annual Golf Classic is sure to be the most fun you’ll have on the golf course this summer! Come join the fun as a volunteer to help with registration, selling raffle tickets & mulligans, and monitoring hole-in-ones. 
  • June Healthy Heroes:  June Healthy Heroes is Hult Center’s annual summer program for students ages 5-8.  The camp has a morning session and an afternoon session on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during 3 weeks in June. For 2017, the dates are June 6th, 7th, & 8th, June 13th, 14th, & 15th, and June 20th, 21st, & 22nd. Volunteers are needed to help students make their nutritious snacks, art projects, and navigate from room to room. Click here to volunteer.

July:

  • July Healthy Heroes:  July Healthy Heroes is Hult Center’s annual summer program for students ages 9-12.  The camp has a morning session and an afternoon session on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during 2 weeks in July. For 2017, the dates are July 11th, 12th, & 13th, and July 18th, 19th, & 20th. Volunteers are needed to help students make their nutritious snacks, art projects, and navigate from room to room. Click here to volunteer.
  • Whitney’s Walk for Life: Held the last Saturday of July each year, Whitney’s Walk for Life raises money to support mental health programming in the community. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, handing out t-shirts, cheering on runners and walkers, and more!
  • United Way Bake Sale: Each year, the Hult staff members and volunteers raise money for the Heart of Illinois United Way by holding a bake sale at UnityPoint Health Proctor. Volunteers are needed to bake items to sell in the bake sale, as well as sell items in the lobby of the hospital. 

August:

  • Dental Health Bag Assembly: Each year, the Hult Center educators provide thousands of students with free dental health bags that contain a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and important information for families about the importance of dental health. Volunteers are needed at the Hult Center to help assemble dental bags.

September:

  • Annual Senior Health Fair: September 21, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the Hult Center; Over 400 active seniors attend the annual health fair. Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the event, guest sign-in, serving breakfast to guests, stuffing & handing out bags, and more!
  • Tooth or Consequences: Volunteers are needed to travel with our health educators to help set up dental models and work with kindergarten students to help them properly brush and floss. Many programs are scheduled throughout the year, and last about 40 minutes each. 

October:

  • Tooth or Consequences: Volunteers are needed to travel with our health educators to help set up dental models and work with kindergarten students to help them properly brush and floss. Many programs are scheduled throughout the year, and last about 40 minutes each. 
  • Uncorked! October 13, 2017: Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the event, signing in guests, handing out wine glasses, and more. 
  • Fall Family Fest: Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the event, signing in guests, serving a light breakfast, and more. 

November:

  • Tooth or Consequences: Volunteers are needed to travel with our health educators to help set up dental models and work with kindergarten students to help them properly brush and floss. Many programs are scheduled throughout the year, and last about 40 minutes each. 

December: 

  • Hult Center’s Holiday Open House: The Hult Center welcomes community members each December to its Holiday Open House. Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the event, welcoming guests, and giving tours to the guests. 
  • Dental Health Bag Assembly: Each year, the Hult Center educators provide thousands of students with free dental health bags that contain a new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and important information for families about the importance of dental health. Volunteers are needed at the Hult Center to help assemble dental bags.
  • Tooth or Consequences: Volunteers are needed to travel with our health educators to help set up dental models and work with kindergarten students to help them properly brush and floss. Many programs are scheduled throughout the year, and last about 40 minutes each. 

 

 

Interested in Volunteering? Please complete the form here. Once the form is completed, our Volunteer Coordinator, Julie Fisher, will reach out to you to find out more about your volunteer interests. Please be aware that any volunteer will be required to complete a criminal background check before volunteering with the organization, which will require Hult to collect personal information including a copy of your Driver’s License and a Social Security Number. You can reach Julie by calling the Hult Center, or by e-mailing her at jfisher@hulthealthy.org

 

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