The Carle Auxiliary was founded in 1959 by a group of dedicated and energetic women. Today, a diverse team of volunteers serve in a variety of roles to ensure the comfort and well-being of our patients and staff.
Our student program is one of the largest hospital-based volunteering programs in the state with 500 students every semester. Our high school volunteers must be age 14 and older. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. August 29 (fall term), November 15 (spring term) or April 15 (summer term). In addition to an application, college and high school students seeking to volunteer must provide up-to-date immunization records.
Carle job shadowing helps individuals interested in healthcare careers view a variety of professions. Shadowing is supervised and not hands-on. General job shadowing observes nurses, healthcare technicians, X-ray technicians, medical assistants, etc. Therapy job shadowing observes physical and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists. Opportunities are limited, and applying doesn’t guarantee an opportunity will exist. Participants must be at least 16 years old and apply at least one month in advance of desired shadowing dates. Applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis.
Community Health Initiatives
By working closely with community partners, our volunteers help build a culture of health, ensuring children and their families, regardless of life circumstances, have an opportunity to be prosperous and live the healthiest life they can. Join us in our work to help families in Champaign-Urbana.
Students have the opportunity for non-credited internships. Opportunities are available in clinical and administrative areas. These internships are not guaranteed and are on a per request basis only and at the discretion of the placement department.
Carle volunteers have access to the volunteer information center. Here, current volunteers can review their profiles, schedule shifts and review open shifts within their specified assignment. Be sure to use the email you have registered with Volunteer Services.