Office of Student Engagement

Fall Volunteer Programs

Volunteer Fair

Every semester in conjunction with the Student Organization Fair, Volunteer Services hosts a Volunteer Fair in order to help students get connected with volunteer opportunities on and off-campus. If you are interested in being a part of our Volunteer Fair please send an email to ose@wiu.edu or call the office at (309) 298-3232.

Make A Difference Day

Tentatively on Saturday, October 23, 2021
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Make A Difference Day (MADD) provides students with the opportunity to volunteer in the community for a day of service. MADD is held during each fall semester and usually has between 5 and 7 different volunteer opportunities. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement. Free breakfast, lunch,and transportation to service sites are provided.

Save the date for this years MADD tentatively on Saturday, October 23, 2021. More details and information on how to register will be available in September 2021 on PurplePost.

Contact the Office of Student Engagement at ose@wiu.edu or call (309) 298-3232 if you have any questions!

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Previously, we've volunteered with:
  • Genesis Garden
  • Wesley Village
  • West Central Illinois Arts Center
  • YMCA
  • The Macomb Food Co-Op
  • Macomb Community Garden

Flags of Love

The Macomb community puts up American flags around Chandler Park (on the square) at 7 AM, the morning of Veteran’s Day, and takes them down at 4:30 PM the same day. Flags of Love is a community project that displays individual flags of the United States representing deceased military veterans.

Angel Tree

The Office of Student Engagement - Volunteer Services, in cooperation with the Salvation Army, sponsors an Angel Tree in the University Union Concourse from November - December for children in the community. With 100 children in need as part of the project, participants from the WIU and Macomb communities can select an angel from the tree to donate gifts to children who otherwise might not receive any gifts.

For more information contact the OSE at (309) 298-3232.