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...

SACIS promotes sexual assault awareness

Inanna Weller, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2019

The Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service stood strong Friday morning against 25 mph winds, educating people passing by the Doudna Steps about sexual assault awareness during Take Back the Day and SACIS on the Steps. Take Back the Day included fun activities for students to participate in,...

Girls on the Run offers confidence, service

Bailey Flesner, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2017

With the goals of fostering confidence, building peer connections and encouraging community service in mind, the Girls on the Run 5K was hosted Saturday in Mattoon. Girls on the Run continues to grow and currently hosts more than 350 5K events across the United States, making the Girls on the Run...

SOFF bridges family, community together, makes atheletes feel important

Colleen Moran, a Special Olympics athlete, dances and sings along to Kenny Chesney’s “When the Sun Goes Down,” Saturday during the Special Olympics Family Festival. Moran said she had so much fun getting in front of everyone.

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 24, 2017

After hearing her name called over the microphone, Colleen Moran, a Special Olympics athlete, marched up to the front of the karaoke tent, grabbed the microphone and sang along to Kenny Chesney’s “When the Sun Goes Down.” Moran danced, smiled and laughed as audience members cheered her on and...

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...

Programs G.I.V.E new students chance to volunteer

Prowl leader Kallista Martin loads boxes of food to be given to the Charleston Food Pantry Saturday as a part of Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E.

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-chief

August 20, 2017

On and off campus, new students were out on Saturday volunteering for different programs as a part of Jumpstart 2 G.I.V.E. Students registered in advance to volunteer for programs offered during the summer. These included helping out at the Douglas Hart Nature Center, working on the Lake Charleston...

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