Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

Looking for organizations and local community partners?

These organizations welcome volunteers:
Community Service Partners List 2015 or see current needs


Online Individual Documentation Form
Online Group/Organization Documentation Form
Liability Waiver
Student Group Travel Authorization
Medical Release

Have questions about forms or the service documentation process?

Read about the Community Service Documentation Process

Associate Dean of Students

Telephone: 309-467-6421

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. To get started, connect with a community service partner or see current needs in the area. Before you complete your experience, make sure you understand the community service documentation process.

President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll logoFor the fourth 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.


Current service opportunities

Heartline and Heart House

An opportunity for EC students to earn community service hours. For those unfamiliar with Heartline and Heart House, it is a non-profit organization that provides services and shelter to women and children experiencing short-term crises. On June 11th, 2016, Heartline and Heart House will be conducting its biggest fundraiser of the year. It is called Race with Your Heart and it will include a walk/run and family fun area. The event will take place at Eureka Lake.

Volunteers will be assigned tasks on the day of the event according to what areas are in need. Some volunteer activities include: directing and cheering on the runners, signing participants in and distributing bibs for the race, running the concessions stands, and monitoring children’s activities such as the bounce houses, 3-legged races, and sack races. The volunteer opportunities will begin at 6:30 a.m. and end at approximately 12:30 p.m. We invite you to direct any questions or requests to participate via email to Brandi Gerber or Blaine Troyer. Please include your time availability and preference for specific activities within the email.

Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

To volunteer visit the “About BCPA” page at and click on “Volunteer Information.” Then, click on “Click here to sign up.” From there, you will be guided through the application process Benefits of Volunteering for the BCPA: The opportunity to be of service to your community. Volunteers can enjoy increased exposure to performing arts events. Volunteers are needed to usher at all BCPA main stage series, Student Spotlight Series, and rental events. Times for these events vary, making for a very flexible volunteer schedule to fit your school obligations
Job Responsibilities include: Marketing Distribution, Office Task Force Assistant, Production Usher, Parking Attendant, Bar & Concessions. Feel free to contact Nick Niemerg, Coordinator of Volunteers, at 309-434-2768 or if you have any questions.

Heartland Festival Orchestra

We would love to have two or three students on the nights of the concerts to help tear down the stage after the performances. The responsibilities are to assist the stage manager to remove risers, chairs, stands and everything until the stage is empty. The size of the orchestra varies from concert to concert but usually the dismantling takes two people no longer than an hour. The Concerts are at Five Points Washingtom, Washington, IL . 360 N. Wilmor Rd.
The concerts start at 7:30pm and they usually finish around 9:30pm. We would be happy to provide the volunteers with concert tickets in exchange for their services.

The dates are as follows:

  • Carmina Burana – June 4, 2016

Please have any students interested contact,
Mercè Baldwin
Board of Directors
Heartland Festival Orchestra

America Reads

The program needs both Mentors and Tutors for Children in the Eureka Community. The program is very flexible for scheduling. A Background check is required. If interested, Please Contact Lucas Bielecki, Student Coordinator of Community Service.

Central Illinois Riding Therapy

They are looking for Volunteers who are interested in working with special needs individuals and horses. No horse experience is needed. Please Contact Lucas Bielecki for more information. Or contact Jenna Walker, Program Director, or Kathy Griffin, Volunteer Coordinator, at (309) 699-3710.