The Daily Eastern News

65 service opportunities available in February

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

February 6, 2020

There are 65 one-time volunteer opportunities for Eastern students in February, and spots are still available for the Charleston Transitional Facility programming and the Farm to Table program Thursday morning. Beth Gillespie, director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said studen...

Volunteers needed for One Stop Community Christmas

Staff Report

December 1, 2019

More than 1,000 volunteers are needed for the One Stop Community Christmas, which will take place on Dec. 14 at Lake Land College’s West Building. Renee Fonner, promotion director at Cromwell Radio, said in an email that people can register by going to and clicking on “Volunteers....

College 101: How to start volunteering

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

August 21, 2019

Students looking to give their free time to the community can go to the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, located on the third floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, for volunteering opportunities.  Beth Gillespie, director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteeris...

Eastern runner in familiar place at state track meet

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

May 19, 2019

If it were during the academic year, he probably would have been on the other side of the starting blocks. Even then, he actually may not be using the blocks, seeing as how he runs middle distance events for the Eastern Track and Field program. Also a member of Eastern’s men’s cross country...

400 volunteers expected at Panther Service Day

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

April 4, 2019

Directors from the Civic Engagement and Volunteerism said this Panther Service Day on Saturday will be the largest one they have had with about 400 students volunteering. Crystal Brown, the assistant director of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said for this program this is the largest group of st...

Volunteering comes with all kinds of benefits

Staff Editorial

March 6, 2019

Everyone should volunteer at least once. Volunteerism is a good thing all around, and it really does make an enormous difference. Crystal Brown, assistant director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said the state of Illinois values one hour of volunteer service as a $25 donation to ...

Registration now open for 10th annual MLK Jr. Day of Service

Logan Raschke, News Editor

January 15, 2019

Students can register online to volunteer for Eastern’s 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. It is set for Monday with check-in at 2:45 p.m. at the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Crystal Brown, assistant director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, ...

Families have opportunity to make blankets to give back this weekend

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

Students and their families will have the opportunity to give back to the community during this year’s Family Weekend by volunteering for one of two different events on Saturday. Beth Gillespie, the interim director for the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, and Crystal Brown, the assi...

Volunteer opportunities available in Charleston community

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

August 30, 2018

The Eastern Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism offers several programs for students who feel the desire to get involved with the Charleston community. With programs happening an average of six days per week, there are many different avenues for students wishing to volunteer to explore. Cr...

200 volunteers expected for Panther Service Day

Mays Omar, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2018

About 200 students are set to help out at the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism’s final service opportunity of the semester. Panther Service Day is set for April 7 and check-in for participants will start at 9:30 a.m. in the McAfee North Gym. Transportation will be available from campus...

Feel good by volunteering

Staff Editorial

February 27, 2018

We at The Daily Eastern News have a secret to share with you: It feels good to do good. Too often we see that there is still a need to fill the spots that are remaining with all of the volunteer opportunities on campus and in the community. Too often we see that the world seems to be ta...

Alternative Spring Break allows students to give back over break

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

January 12, 2018

For the last 25 years, the Newman Catholic Center has offered Alternative Spring Break at Eastern, a set of mission trips designed for students to help out in different communities instead of going home for spring break. This year, the tentative dates for the mission trips are March 11 to March 17. “The...

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