Friday, August 28, 2009
UIS students volunteer during Service-A-Thon
Students from the University of Illinois Springfield rolled up their sleeves to help out the community through volunteering. It was all part of the Service-A-Thon organized by the Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center as part of Welcome Week 2009.
Volunteers spent time at Washington Park in Springfield clearing shrubs from a hiking trail in order to restore it to a more natural look. Students also went to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center to put together school kits to be shipped overseas. Other students put together cancer survivor packets at the American Cancer Society office in Springfield.
Students are encouraged to sign up in an effort to provide service to the community, meet new friends and learn skills.
For more information about volunteer service at UIS and future events visit www.uis.edu/volunteer/.