Student Volunteers
First-Year Students Volunteer Throughout Community

Aug. 28, 2007

Before attending their first classes at Illinois Wesleyan, 128 first-year students volunteered at five community sites on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The students worked 3-hour shifts in morning and afternoon assignments, boarding buses to reach sites for the Ecology Action Center, Girl Scouts of Centrillio Council, Habitat for Humanity, Prairie Aviation and the Challenger Learning Center. Among the feedback received from the agencies, the Girl Scouts reported that IWU volunteers contributed about 400 man hours, saving about $4,000 in payroll that can directly benefit the girls served by the camp.