The Daily Eastern News

Families have opportunity to make blankets to give back this weekend

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018


Filed under Family Weekend, News, Special Sections

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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 11, 2018


Filed under News

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...

Girls on the Run to impact community, promote confidence

Hannah Myers, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2017


Filed under News

Families laughing, music playing, colored hairspray and excitement will be in the air as more than 150 girls and 26 boys from 12 teams and six counties are set to run the Girls on the Run 5K Saturday at the Mattoon YMCA. Girls on the Run is a 10-week after school program for girls in third through f...

Volunteer opportunities available this week to students

Staff Report

October 9, 2017


Filed under News

Several opportunities to volunteer on campus and around the community are available all this week. The Standing Stone Community Center is in need of one more volunteer to help move their thrift shop items over to the Carpenter’s Table locations. The move will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday...

Various volunteer opportunities coming up for students

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under News

A variety of different volunteer opportunities are available both on campus and off campus for students, with some new ones coming this fall. One of these new programs is Teen Reach, where teenagers come to campus once a week to explore different aspects of campus, such as checking out the green screen...

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

September 6, 2017


Filed under News, Online

Mid-Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters is beginning their first month-long recruitment process of the semester in September. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a mentoring program between a “big” adult mentor and a “little” child and has had a Mid-Illinois branch for over 40 years. AmeriCorps VISTA...

Volunteers needed to PLAY with kids

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under News

From organizing and passing out food at food pantries to tutoring a kid in need, the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism offers several volunteer opportunities for students this semester. One of those opportunities includes PLAY, which is an after school program focused on helping elementary...

Students have multiple ways to serve elderly

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2017


Filed under News

Whether it is delivering books to nursing homes or making crafts with seniors, students have a chance to volunteer in five different activities focused on helping senior citizens throughout the month of February. Crystal Brown, assistant director of civic engagement and volunteerism, said the office...

Student ambassadors gain internship opportunities

Samantha Barileau, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2016


Filed under News

  Student ambassadors in the College of Business have the chance to develop skills and access exclusive internships. These ambassadors are a volunteer group who conduct tours for prospective students as well as assist in events around campus. Faculty members and previous student ambassadors...

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