iHelp: University of Illinois Day of Service

Each year at the start of Homecoming, UIAA Student Alumni Ambassadors rally nearly 2,000 students on campus to participate in iHelp, a day of service within the Champaign-Urbana community. This year, U of I students are inviting Illinois alumni to show their loyalty and pride by wearing their Orange & Blue and participating in a community service project on behalf of the University. Service to one another is a lifelong value that lots of people within the Illinois family cherish – let’s help make a difference in communities all around the world. MORE INFO AND ONLINE REGISTRATION

We want to hear how you participated in iHelp. Tell us what your project was, who was with you and how you all made a difference in your community. Send your 2011 iHelp experience to Lynn Chaney at studentalumniambassadors@illinois.edu.

A video of students who participated in iHelp 2010.


iHelp photo gallery - click to view


iHelp iHelp volunteersWhat are iHelp volunteers doing this year? Check it out!

Gary Koteles in Belvidere, IL: "I'll be giving blood and signing up for the bone marrow registry, then visiting with ill or confined senior citizens."

Kely Garcia in Champaign: "Clean parks or assisting a neighbor." Shruthi Rao in Urbana: "Work toward my organization's philanthropy of child abuse prevention and awareness."

Goran Lukic in Chicago: "I'll look on [the] Chicago Cares website." Summer Curry in Champaign: "Volunteering at an event here in Champaign/Urbana."

Justin Wassmann in Champaign: "I plan on helping out by assisting in any sort of project [in which] I could use my skills."

Rahul Sanghrajka in Chicago: "[Helping] any way possible."