Community Impact

JLCU strives to meet the needs of the community that are going unmet. We have worked in this community for over 85 years to build a better community.

Project Development

The JLCU Partnership Projects is an exciting opportunity for community organizations to work with the Junior League of Champaign Urbana for a one-year term. JLCU will provide volunteer hours, financial assistance, expertise, and support to fulfill needs and complete projects for the partner organization. In return, the partner organization will provide JLCU members with education or training in their area(s) of expertise. Partners may apply for a renewal of the partnership each year.

Requirements for Consideration for a year long partnership with JLCU:

  • Applicant must be a not-for-profit.
  • Partnerships must provide placements for League volunteers.
  • Funds may be requested in addition to League volunteers.
  • Done in a Meeting (DIAM) events may be awarded.
  • Adequate training required for volunteers.
  • All applications must be submitted online to be considered.
  • If selected, a Memorandum of Agreement will be created and approved by both parties.

Please click here to fill out our online Project Idea Form

Community Resources

Community Outreach provides short term or immediate volunteer assistance for community projects not administered by Junior League of Champaign-Urbana. JLCU members volunteer for numerous local, non-profit organizations who have requested assistance, with an emphasis on helping women and children in the community.

Through our Community Outreach activities, JLCU volunteers have assisted with a variety of community needs including: WILL Share-A-Story event, Safe Kids Coalition Project, a clean-up day at A Woman’s Place, Carle Hospice’s Camp Healing Heart, the U of I College of Education’s Youth Literature Festival, a Habitat for Humanity home build, and brochure delivery for the Crisis Nursery.

We also organize Done In A Meeting (DIAM) collections. A DIAM gives our membership an opportunity to donate items to organizations in need.