Office of Student Engagement

Fall Volunteer Programs

Volunteer Fair

Every semester in conjunction with the Student Organization Fair on August 19th, 2024, 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 or call the office at (309) 298-3232.

Make A Difference Day

Make A Difference Day (MADD) will be observed on October 5th, 2024 from 12-5 pm. 

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 2 and 4 different volunteer opportunities.Grab-and-go snacks will be provided at the start of the day and transportation to service sites is provided if needed. More information will be posted with the details of volunteer sites and volunteer work that will be done. 

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 Unive rsity 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.

Angel Tree 2023

Angel Tree 2023 - Over 500 gifts were collected for area children!!

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

For more information contact the Office of Student Engagement at or at (309) 298-3232.

Click here for upcoming service opportunities (Press the 'Earn' drop down menu and select 'service hours')

Click here to track your service hours.