In 2014-2015, our goal is to record 41,529 hours of service. WHY?
The Independent Sector values an hour of volunteer service in Illinois at $24.08.
41,529 hours x $24.08 in value = $1,000,000 of impact in our community
Help us to reach this goal!
Just tell us about the good work you are doing with this simple form (takes 3 minutes):
A million thanks for your help in getting us to our $1 million goal!
Top Give a Day Leaders as of March 18, 2015
Give A Day Circle Members
Q: My entire team/club/sorority/department/class is doing a project, do we all have to enter a form?
A: One representative can enter the form for the team to “get credit” for the project. There is a section to enter the emails of everyone involved in a group project.
Q: Why do we have to keep track of this?
A: Community engagement is an important part of the IWU culture. Knowing more about how we serve will help us to better support you and how you want to serve.
Q: What counts? My internship? The hours I did for a class? Tutoring at my church? Raising money for charity?
A: Anything that helps to make the community a better place. For the Give a Day Campaign, we are counting it ALL. The form allows you to say whether you were doing your hours for credit or not for credit, paid or not paid, and many other scenarios.
Q: What happens when I hit the 24 hour challenge?
A: You join the Give a Day Circle which comes with an invite to the Community Engagement banquet in the spring and a certificate. If you are a senior, you get to wear service cords at graduation.
If you still have questions, just send us an email at ARC@iwu.edu.
Thanks for your support of the Give a Day campaign and for all you do in the community,
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