The Daily Eastern News

Volunteering can be beneficial, rewarding

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

April 9, 2019

Saturday I participated in Panther Service Day, which is an annual event put on by the Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office here on campus. I believe this is my second or third time doing this event. Volunteers serve at several different sites off campus and some on campus as well. Transportation...

Over 300 Eastern students to volunteer at Special Olympics

Makayla Digan, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2018

 Over 300 Eastern students are set to volunteer at this year’s Special Olympics, scheduled to begin 7 a.m. Friday at O’Brien Stadium.  Eastern has been hosting the Area 9 Special Olympics for 36 years now, though it was canceled last year because of rain. “It is always a very special day,” ...

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...

Partnership to bring free food to youth

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2017

Children 18 and under will have a chance to get a free lunch from June 5 to Aug. 10 during the Summer Meal 2017 program. Beth Gillespie, director for the civic engagement and volunteerism office, said people with either a mental or physical disability, regardless of age, can receive the free lunches. The...

Students give back on MLK Day

Kennedy Nolen, Muticultural Reporter

January 17, 2017

  Nearly 200 students spent their day off from classes volunteering their time Monday during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Crystal Brown, assistant director of the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, said this year the students made flower pots and planted seeds for seniors...

Civic Engagement and Volunteerism office lends helping hands to community

Civic Engagement and Volunteerism office lends helping hands to community

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

March 1, 2016

The Civic Engagement and Volunteerism office provides a number of volunteer programs to students including Mark Twain Mentoring and Girls on the Run. The Mark Twain program is a volunteer opportunity where two to four volunteers travel to the Mark Twain Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on...

Community service office has more end-year events planned

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 30, 2015

Even with the fall semester coming to a close, the Student Community Service Office still has opportunities for students to get involved. Rachel Fisher, the director of student community service, said a few more key programs will be taking place over the next couple of weeks. The fourth annual...

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