What can you do for the community?

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” Audrey Hepburn

Volunteering in your community can make a big difference even if you can’t see it or feel it. It gives you the chance to meet new people, learn new stories, and bring people together. Here at Decatur Earthmover, we are so supportive of our staff volunteering as much as they can so that they are growing personally and professionally.

In Decatur and Macon County there are many opportunities to give back to others, check them out:

  1. Boys and Girls Club of Decatur
    1. “Volunteers are vital to providing all of the services to support the development of youth in our community. Within moments of working with one of our youths, you will begin to see the impact that adult volunteers have on our young people.”
    2. Get Involved (bgcdecatur.org)
  2. Donate to Food Pantries
    1. Helping Hands Food Pantry
    2. Hopeful Hearts Mobile Pantry, 1224 W. Grand Ave
    3. Moundford Pantry, 1803 E. Mound Rd.
    4. Salvation Army Pantry, 1375 S. Church St.
    5. New Vision Church, 825 N. Water St.
  3. Decatur Memorial Hospital
    1. Volunteer for many positions from Thrift Shop to Cancer Care to Sewing Projects.
    2. Visit https://www.dmhcares.com/donate-and-volunteer/volunteer/
  4. Special Olympics Illinois
    1. “Volunteers are at the heart of the Special Olympics program. The program encompasses over 17 official sports, fundraising events, event committees, coaching opportunities, Young Athletes sports play programs and community initiatives.”
    2. Visit Volunteer Events – Special Olympics Illinois (soill.org)
  5. Growing Strong Sexual Assault Center
    1. Help with fundraising (golf outings, raffles, gift galleries).
    2. Assist with the hotline.
    3. f you’re interested in volunteering, call the center at (217) 428-0770.
  6. Baby Talk
    1. Volunteers are needed to rock and read to babies.
    2. Volunteers to Rock and Read to Babies | Volunteer Mid-Illinois (galaxydigital.com)
  7. Big Brothers Big Sisters
    1. Ages 16 and up can enroll to be a “Big” in the program.
    2. Volunteers will be interviewed, and background checked.
    3. Volunteers Needed! | Volunteer Mid-Illinois (galaxydigital.com)
  8. God’s Shelter of Love
    1. Help serve women and children in the community who need love and support.
    2. Web Page Blocked (godsshelteroflove.org)
  9. DOVE, inc.
    1. Sort donations and assist those seeking clothes.
    2. Participate in a food pantry.
    3. Volunteer Opportunities - Dove Inc.
  10. ABC counseling and family services
    1. Front office tasks need completed.
    2. Join the fundraiser committee.
    3. Help solicit donations for the events.
    4. Volunteer at the events
    5. Volunteer (abccounseling.org)

Join us for the 2023 Annual Report

Join us at 4PM on Tuesday, February 27th at our Dividend Branch for our Annual Report Meeting.