Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities

Looking for organizations and local community partners?

These organizations welcome volunteers:
Community Service Partners List – 16-17 or see current needs

Forms

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.


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Immediate Service Opportunities 

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MLK Morning of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'” Eureka College has been taking action for numerous years by offering opportunities to serve on MLK Day when classes are not in session.  We will continue this tradition on Monday, January 16th, 2017.  This opportunity is sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

Please sign up to volunteer through completing this short online form, by Wednesday, January 11th, 2017.

Please note, if you are a member of a club or organization on campus, the leader/chair of your organization has received information on how to participate and sign up as an organization for this event.  You should sign-up as an individual if wish to volunteer independently of the group sign-up.  

The locations for individuals who are not a member of a club or organization that want to participate includes the Hearthouse/Heartline and Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka, IL.  Individuals will spend from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at one of the locations. The job descriptions for these locations are but not limited to:

Washing Wheelchairs, Cleaning Charts, and Repair Work on 3 Ring Binders, Copy Work, Help with Valentine’s Day Invitations, Housekeeping, Cleaning Toys and Rearranging Cabinets.

If you have questions or need to request accommodations to participate, please contact Shari Rich, Associate Dean of Students. Access the liability-waiver  document here. Please download this and turn into Lucas Bielecki or Shari Rich in Office of Student Life, or email the form to Lucas Bielecki or Shari Rich at lbielecki14@eureka.edusrich@eureka.edu

With questions or requests for accomodations to participate, contact Shari Rich, Office of Student Life, 309-467-6421.

 

 

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On-going fundraising opportunities available.  For questions or accommodations, please contact Emily Harrod at eharrod@eureka.edu

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.   brandi@heartlineandhearthouse.org

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

Apostolic Christian Home, Eureka

Are you looking for something worthwhile to do with your free time?
We have many volunteer opportunities available not far from Eureka College.
Come be a Blessing to the same generation as your Grandparents & Great Grandparents.
Show them that the younger generation cares for the elderly.

Wash Wheel Chairs
7-8p.m.
Schedule a day that works best for you
Outside Maintenance is looking for help with Fall Clean-Up
Flexible on hours
M-F, between 8a.m.– 3p.m.
Dining Room Volunteers
Take orders, serve food, clear tables, reset for the next meal
M-F, 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.

We would love to hear from you.
Contact:  Wendy Falk
Volunteer Development Coordinator
(309)467-2311 ext. 149, wfalk@each.org

On-Going Service Opportunities

 Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts

To volunteer, visit the “About BCPA” page at www.artsblooming.org 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 nniemerg@cityblm.org 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.