Illini GivePulse

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Illini GivePulse is an online platform used to list, find, organize, and measure the impact of service-learning, philanthropy, and volunteerism in the community, both on and off campus. Public engagement is at the heart of the mission for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. With Illini GivePulse, our students, faculty, staff and community members will be able to enrich the lives of people here in C-U, the surrounding areas, and beyond through this application of interconnected groups and organizations.

Do you need volunteers for a special event? Share it! Do you want to volunteer for a cause you feel strongly about? Sign up! Do you teach a class that requires service-learning opportunities? Upload your course(s)! We can help you get started and connected.

Log in to Illini GivePulse and start finding volunteer opportunities now!

Students & University Employees

Getting started is easy!
  • Click on Illini GivePulse.
  • Log in with NetID and authentication.
  • Create profile.
  • You’re ready to search for groups and/or events!
Once you find an opportunity you will be able to register, join a group, add an impact, and obtain a report for your records. For more information, click here.

Find a Volunteer Opportunity

  • Scroll down on the Illini GivePulse page.
  • View events as a list, thumbnail, calendar, or map.
  • Search by keywords and filters.
  • Filter choices by date, event type, causes, etc.

For more information, click here.

Join a Group

  • Choose a subgroup or community partner.
  • Click join.
  • You will then be able to see special events posted by this group.

For more information, click here.

Add an Impact

Impact is used as an umbrella term to describe all potential forms of community engagement. An impact can be described as funds donated, funds raised, goods donated, hours trained, voting, training, research and, most often, volunteer hours served.

From dashboard

  • Click Hi [Name] at the top of the notification bar and select Add Impact.
  • Select My Groups and click Add Impact under the group for which you volunteered.
  • Enter details of impact, then click Add Impact to submit.


From user registrations

  • Select My Activity on the top bar, then select Registrations.
  • Search event or which you are recording impact.
  • On right side of event, find Actions and choose Add Impact.
  • Fill in details and click Add Impact to submit.

For more information, click here.


There are many groups, businesses, institutions, and nonprofits with an umbrella (network) of departments, chapters, or units. Sub-grouping allows a network of groups to be organized under one roof. Each group in the network will have all the core capabilities of tracking, posting events, and managing memberships.

For more information, click here.

Subgroup Administrators

If you are a coordinator for a campus group or service-learning course, you can set up a group page and become an administrator for your Illini GivePulse page.

An administrator has complete control of the group and can oversee all administrative capabilities such as granting user roles, modifying group settings, adding new users and impacts, creating new events, etc.

For more information, click here.

Service Learning

Service learning is a form of teaching that provides students with impactful community service opportunities in their broader community. Through instruction, real world experience, and reflection students enhance their skills and knowledge of public service to foster a foundation of caring for others. There are groups across campus that assist in facilitating these courses.


For more information, click here.

Registered Student Organizations

There are more than 800 registered student organizations (RSOs) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Illini GivePulse informs the campus community of volunteer opportunities that align with a large variety of causes. Groups can also track hours and produce reports of impacts made. They may use this documentation for submission of required volunteer hours and their own personal records.


For more information on RSOs, click here.

University Groups with Established Community Partnerships

There are several campus programs involved with Illini GivePulse connecting students to service learning opportunities as well as community members to volunteer opportunities.


To see a list of university groups, click here

Community Partners

Community partners are entities wanting to connect to the university network and broader community to share events, service-learning projects, and volunteer opportunities.

To see a list of community partners, click here.

To establish a, Illini GivePulse account, community partners must fall under one of these categories:
    • 501(c)3
    • Government entity
    • Public school
    • Faith-based group

Getting Started

  • Establish a GivePulse account.
  • Establish an affiliation (community partner) with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Post events, registrations, fundraisers, and share with your network.

For more information click here.


A basic account is free with options to upgrade. For more information, click here.

GivePulse Glossary

Contact Us

Illini GivePulse can seem a bit overwhelming at first. When you can grasp the basic terms and the overall structure, it will become much easier to navigate. To familiarize yourself better with GivePulse, check out the GivePulse Glossary here.

We are available to assist in any way we can as you learn to navigate Illini GivePulse. We may also set up a remote training session with a GivePulse staff member for more in-depth assistance. Please feel free to contact us at any time (217) 300-6361.