Titan Volunteer

Amy Chang '12 does yard work as part of the Titan-2-Titan program during last fall's first-year student orientation.

Generations of Titans Connect Through Work

May 20, 2009   

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Titan-2-Titan, an Illinois Wesleyan volunteer program that aims to connect current Titans and older alumni in the Bloomington-Normal community, will hold an event on Saturday, May 23.  The program, which has taken place annually during first-year student orientation in August, makes its May Term debut this year.

Organized by Associate Dean of Students Darcy Greder, Titan-2-Titan matches small groups of students with alumni who have expressed interest in help with various tasks around their homes such as cleaning and organizing garages, weeding flower beds and light housework.

“I see no reason why the sense of close community we enjoy here at IWU should be limited to current students. I'd like to think I'm at a school where students and alumni alike can willingly sacrifice a small portion of their time to help those with the IWU connection,” said junior English-writing and business administration double major Dave Buesing, who will volunteer on Saturday.

This year, at least 25 students will assist 10 alumni. Friends can sign up together or individuals can be placed with a work team. Students are able to choose a three-hour shift in either the morning or afternoon and are provided with transportation and free t-shirts.

“It always feels nice to help anyone and although the purpose here isn't self-serving, I know I'll feel better about myself knowing I helped,” said Buesing.

For additional information about Titan-2-Titan or to volunteer for the event, contact Greder at (309) 556-3541.

Jessica Block ‘09, (309) 556-3181