Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

Did you know that Eureka College’s mission statement affirms a commitment to learning, service,and leadership? We believe that learning inside and outside the classroom, being a leader on campus and in your community, and giving back through service can significantly enrich your educational experience.

As a student at Eureka College, you will have many opportunities to be engaged in service experiences during your college career. All new students take part in a service project during the fall Welcome Week program and students in the First Year Seminar course are involved in a service-learning project as part of this class experience. The College also offers recognized student organizations whose primary focus is community service and sponsors various programs including Spring Break mission trips and days of service. We hope you will seek out ways to serve others through service-learning experiences and service opportunities in campus organizations, and projects which have a specific focus on helping a cause or making an impact on an area of need.

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll logoFor the third consecutive year, Eureka College has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary community service. The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education gives the recognition to institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. Eureka College is among 26 Illinois colleges receiving this important recognition.
 
Shari Rich
Associate Dean of Students, Director of Applied Learning
 

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Service opportunities

HeartHouse

They have babysitting opportunities on the following days.
Tuesday: 11/4, 11/18, 11/25: 9:30–11:30am
Thursday: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13: 6:30–8:30pm

Second Presbyterian Church

Friendsfirst meets 2 mornings a week at the Second Presbyterian Church. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am–12:30pm. This is a program we have for adults with disabilities that need something fun to do during the day. This program is easy to be a part of because there is very little training or paperwork required. You can come for the whole session or part of the session. They do a variety of activities from art work, exercise, music, current events, games and puzzles.

Eureka Middle School

Eureka Middle School is looking for a JA volunteer in the 5th grade classroom. If anyone is interested in volunteering, contact angie.houck@ja.org for more information.

First Christian Church

The position open is Worship and Wonder Storyteller. This is a children’s worship program that takes place during their 9 am worship service on Sunday mornings. It is for children kindergarten-2nd grade. There is special curriculum that asks that a trained storyteller tell the stories in a specific way, using specific props. They would be willing to provide training for the person who would be interested in this position. If interested, the person would need to be at the church by 8:45 am and would be done by 10:15 am. The pay would be $30 per week. If interested, contact Lindsey Bertrand.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

Trick or Treat for UNCIEF is happening on October 31st. If interested, we will meet at Ben Major at 5:15pm. If interested, contact lbertrand13@eureka.edu by Friday October 24th.