Office of Student Engagement

Office of Student Engagement - Volunteer Programs

For more information about events, how to serve/volunteer, or general questions about Volunteer Programs, send an email to or call the Office of Student Engagement at (309) 298-3232. For more information about upcoming events related to volunteer/service follow WAVE (Western's All Volunteer Effort) on Instagran @wiu_wave_ or visit us on Leatherneck Link!


The mission of the Office of Student Engagement - Volunteer Programs is to provide students with volunteer opportunities that serve the needs of the local and WIU community while building positive relationships.


The vision of the Office of Student Engagement - Volunteer Programs will be to serve as a centralized resource hub for students looking to get involved in serving the local and WIU community.

Why Serve?

Service is just one way you can get involved in the greater community and help contribute to social change. Through service, you are making a larger impact in the community than you can ever imagine. You are also able to connect and apply your academic knowledge to real-world, community-identified issues.

Students getting involved with service are helping agencies accomplish their goals.

Service promotes understanding of diversity including issues of ableism, racism, sexism, and many others.

Students also gain crucial leadership skills including self-confidence, critical thinking skills, conflict resolution, and desires towards social change.

Core Values

Community Engagement

Social Change

Active Citizenship



Meet the Team

photo of Taylor Zeigler
Taylor Duncan

Associate Director, Office of Student Engagement