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Join us at the Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference
June 2nd in Springfield

CIVC LogoRegistration is now open for the premiere volunteerism conference in Central Illinois!

CIVC will take a different approach this year. Over the past few years we have heard from great speakers that have challenged us to think differently about our volunteer programs.

This year, however, it is time to strategize!

Each session at the 2016 CIVC will challenge you and your colleagues, or volunteers, to think about your volunteer program differently and chart a course of action to increase engagement and your power to cultivate stronger relationships.

Bring your CEO, your lead volunteer, and those individuals who can help make change in your organizations!



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Volunteer of the Week

Dominique Wilson

Dominique WilsonDominique Wilson, is a senior at the University of Illinois - Springfield majoring in Communications. Currently he sits as the Springfield campus Student Trustee for the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Dominique says he is a true believer that no matter who you are, you can make a difference.

In 2014, Dominque received a grant that allowed him to travel to The Gambia, Africa. Thanks to a surplus of money from his grant Dominique was able to donate additional resources to a school there. The money went toward a pavilion named in honor of Dominique that will house school events. Though he was there for educational purposes, he soon became inspired by a young boy. The boy reminded him of himself when he was young by saying to Dominique, “I want an education.” Dominique remembers saying something similar growing up in Chicago. He now has committed to funding the education of that boy and his little brother for the next five years. He hopes to continue until they finish college. One of Dominique’s biggest goals is to return to The Gambia to visit the boys he sponsors and offer any other services he can.

Dominique continues to remain active with community organizing and is currently active with many other volunteer opportunities. He is a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and when time allows he enjoys serving with Habitat for Humanity and any other opportunity that may arise.

Set to graduate in May, Dominique plans to complete the LSAT for Commercial Real-Estate. He is considering the next steps in his education in Law, Public Health, or Non-Profit Development.

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Upcoming Events




6/2/2016 Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference (CIVC) University of Illinois - Springfield
6/2/2016 Serve Illinois Commission Meeting Illinois Department of Natural Resources
1 Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL

Illinois Department of Public Health
122 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL

Dial: 888-494-4032; Access Code: 4037150212#

1pm - 5pm

Meeting are open to the public. For more information, please email us.
6/7-10/2016 Regional National Service Conference Indianapolis, IN
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