Volunteer Opportunities

Fifth Street Renaissance/SARA Center serves individuals and families in crisis on a daily basis.  It is only with the aid of a benevolent community that we are able to successfully serve so many people in need of assistance. If you are interested in volunteering please call 217-544-5040.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering provides you an opportunity to change people’s lives, including your own. When you volunteer you are giving something back to your community by lending a helpful hand to people in need through our organization.

Volunteers are needed to:

Donate Meals to one of our shelters

Support daily office operations such as

  • Answering phones;
  • Assisting with mailings;
  • Greeting visitors; and
  • Providing clerical support for the agency

Outreach & Fundraising

  • Staff tables and booth displays at area schools, conferences and health fairs
  • Work in a variety of capacities with the ability to solicit for incentives & donations

Organize food or donation drives

  • Sort donations
  • Work Food Pantry – open every Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tutor clients for G.E.D. or aid clients in filling out difficult forms and/or applications