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Volunteer opportunities available this week to students

Staff Report

October 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

  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...

Hunger Action Month to raise awareness, funds

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 1, 2016

  Throughout the month of November, the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism will educate, fundraise and assist citizens who suffer from food insecurity during its fifth annual Hunger Action Month. Food insecurity is when an individual or family is one step away from not being able...

Families create blankets for community

Families create blankets for community

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2016

On the table or on the floor, families were busy at work building blankets from colorful squares of fleece during Family Weekend. The Fleece Blanket Service Project was one of many activities offered for families during the weekend in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Once the families...

Editorial: Volunteering is a vital civic, economic responsibility

Staff Editorial

August 22, 2016

In grade school, we were implored by teachers to volunteer. We were encouraged and sometimes forced to get involved in our communities. Classes and busloads of us took time out of the school day to clean roadsides, soothe the elderly and ailing, care for animals and create care packages for any variety...

Students read non-fiction to their audiences

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

December 9, 2015

Students volunteered to read essays they wrote to an audience during “The Ghosts of the Riders Present” reading in the 7th Street Underground Wednesday. Students of the Advanced Creative Non-Fiction class volunteered to read one of the essays they have worked on in class during the semester...

Students donate their time for volunteer fair

Students donate their time for volunteer fair

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

September 3, 2014

Eastern’s South Quad was filled with students, stands and a cardboard Superman for the fifth annual volunteer fair. The fair, which was hosted by the student community service office, is a way for students to get acquainted with the many volunteer options available in the Eastern-Charleston commu...

Local children can receive free meals during summer season

Local children can receive free meals during summer season

Amanda Wilkinson, Online Editor

June 12, 2014

Children in Charleston and Ashmore can receive free meals throughout the summer as part of the Summer Meal Program, facilitated by the Student Community Service Office and the Mattoon Salvation Army. Rachel Fisher, the director of student community service, said the meal program is a way to provide...

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