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 you are is interested in volunteering, contact Angie Houck 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.

Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

Spring break at Camp Tapawingo. You can help build extra structures at Camp Tapawingo, in Metamora, IL, in collaboration with trained contractors. What better way to fulfill community service and have fun in the process. During the evening hours you can enjoy their archery range, challenge course, campfires, and equestrian facility. Participants can choose from the following one-week programs: March 8–13, 2015 or March 15‐20, 2015. The fee is $200 and includes lodging, food, programs/activities, and Girl Scouts membership fee. Financial aid is available. Interested parties should reserve their spot by January 15, 2015, by contacting Brenda Scupham.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army are looking for a few volunteers a day from Nov. 19–27 to help with food preparation. Also, the day of Thanksgiving they will be looking for volunteers to help from set up to serving to clean up. See all their volunteer opportunities. Click on the volunteer logo (red shield with volunteer in black).

Baby Fold

The Baby Fold is holding their annual Fest of Trees and is looking for volunteers November 20-23. If you are interested, sign up for what position you want. If you are planning on participate please email me with what you signed up for. Hurry fast because positions are filling up. If you have questions, contact Lindsey Bertrand.

Tenderheart Child Care Center

They are looking for one person or a group of people to paint their big, wooden doll cut out that hangs on their building. They have been busy with other things since the tornado and have not had time to do it and that is the thing that people recognize and know that that is where they need to go. If interested, contact Nancy Bremer.