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The Wackerle Career and Leadership Center works with students, faculty, staff and with local community partners to identify volunteer opportunities where the College can collaborate with local organizations and agencies on service projects.

Volunteer projects coordinated with the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center fall into two categories:

  • Traditional: Volunteers are needed to assist with a short term event or community goal. Examples include Saturday of Service, the Chamber of Commerce annual Halloween event, and the Galesburg Noon Lions Club.
  • Transformational: The Wackerle Career and Leadership Center collaborates with a local organization to identify and share resources to develop long-term projects. Examples of these include Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Habitat for Humanity projects.

How do I register an event?

Contact the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center at 309-457-2115, or wackerle@monmouthcollege.edu to speak with the Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Service, or their designee.

Is there a deadline for registering the event?

Due to the time and planning that goes into securing volunteers and advertising events, it is best to plan a month in advance. At a minimum, we will need at least two weeks to advertise your event and coordinate with you and the volunteers.

How does the process work after I register my event?

Once you register your event with the Wackerle Career and Leadership Center, we advertise the event to all students on campus via email. If students are interested they will contact you directly. Following the date of the event, a staff member will contact you to follow up and collect feedback about the event and the volunteers. We will also ask you for a copy of your volunteer list with the number of hours that were worked.

Who takes care of transportation?

For short term or one-time events the students provide their own transportation unless the community partner makes other arrangements.

Can I come to the College campus to help promote my event?

Absolutely! Arrangements can be made for you to visit the campus. We can offer you a table in our student center where you can meet with students during high traffic hours.

Are there specific times of the year that are better or worse for promoting a volunteer event?

Monmouth College operates on a semester academic calendar. We have identified black-out times at the beginning and end of each semester so students can readjust to college life, or concentrate on final exams. It is recommended that you also check out our campus calendar for special events such as Homecoming, Founders' Day, and select football games.

Fall Semster Black-Out:
August 25-September 4
September 5-11
December 5-11
December 6-16

Spring Semester Black-Out:
January 23-29
January 30-February 5
May 7-13
May 14-20

Contact Us

Jacob McLean
Assistant Director of Leadership Development and Service
309-457-2115
jmclean@monmouthcollege.edu

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