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 four consecutive years (2010-2014), 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.


Immediate Service Opportunities 



Sending Hope Friday, 10/28 @THE UNDERGROUNDS (Basement of Ben Major) 6 – 9:00pm

What it is: a fundraising event where we send letters to our friends and families asking for donations to The DAX Foundation, which supports local St. Jude families

Bring your friends!

There will be music and fun games for everyone to enjoy while writing their letters!  There will be a RAFFLE, FREE FOOD, and Service Hours for anyone who brings 5+ addresses.  *More addresses = more raffle tickets

The Raffle Basket Includes:

A Fitbit watch, DAX Foundation Zip-up fleece jacket, DAX Foundation coffee thermos

**Can’t come to the event? E-mail us your addresses & we’ll still enter you into the raffle

For questions or accommodations, please contact Emily Harrod at

Wildlife Prairie Park

We have Wildlife Scary Park coming up October 21-23 & 28-30th. We will need hundreds of volunteers for the event, as well as help from groups to set up for the event starting now, up until the event itself. If anyone has any interest in helping with the event, here are some of our needs:

  • Passing out candy
  • Scaring along the train tracks
  • Games
  • Litter patrol
  • South Gate Attendant
  • Hay Rack Drivers & Loaders/Unloaders
  • Parking
  • Volunteer Sign-in Table
  • Information Table
  • Train Depot Assistant
  • Shuttle Drivers
  • Ticket Gate Assistants
  • Dress Up as Bill the Bear (costume provided)
  • Snack Station Attendant
  • Floaters (help where needed)

Contact Lindsay Kelso at Lkelso@wildlifePrairiePark or  (309) 495 6711
Wildlife Prairie  Park
3826 N. Taylor Road
Hanna City,
IL 61536

Heartline and Heart House
They are in need for some volunteers to come and help with child care while our guests are doing classes/programs.  Contact Brandi E. Gerber for details.

Woodford County Heartline and Heart House
300 Reagan Drive ~ Eureka, IL  61530

Apostolic Christian Home, Eureka
They would love to have individuals or student groups help us wash wheelchairs on a monthly basis. What a gift to the residents, like having someone wash your car for you. Wouldn’t we all love that?  It would work well to have volunteers come at 7:00 p.m. and work until 8:30 p.m.

Any interested volunteers who want to help the elderly and make new friends, should contact Wendy Falk directly or through their website and fill out a volunteer application.

Wendy Falk
Volunteer Development Coordinator
(309)467-2311 ext. 149,

On-Going Service Opportunities

 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.

 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.