Eastern Illinois University Newman Catholic Center


The SVC at Eastern Illinois University invites students to deepen their love for God and  for others through works of charity and justice.

For more information in any of these Volunteer Opportunities contact the SVC





We follow Jesus Christ, who came "to bring glad tidings to the poor . . . liberty to captives . . . recovery of sight to the blind"(Lk 4:18-19), and who identified himself with "the least of these," the hungry and the stranger (cf. Mt 25:45).



Catholic social teaching is built on a commitment to the poor. (pic: Haiti Connection team)



We are called to reach out and to build relationships of love and justice. (pic: Habitat for Humanity Trip ASB 2014)


Every person, from the moment of conception to natural death, has inherent dignity and a right to life consistent with that dignity. Human dignity comes from God, not from any human quality or accomplishment. (pic: EIU students working with immigrants in GA)



In our relationship with God we experience the conversion of heart that is necessary to truly love one another as God has loved us.
---from Catholic Social Teaching: Challenges and Directions.
(pic: loving people with disabilities ASB 2013)

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AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Tutoring happens Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tutor kids ages 4-12 with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others.
For more information, contact Maggie Perry


 


ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK



Make a difference while helping people in poverty, caring for Nature, rebuilding homes, working with children or loving the sick.
Alternative Spring Break 2015 applications will be available by November 2014.
Interested? contact the Newman Student Volunteer Center
 

AMIGOS AND FRIENDS



Tutoring happens on Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 pm

Work to embrace our non-English-speaking community by teaching English as a second language and building confidence through healthy friendships.
For more information, contact  Denise Jimenez

 


ST. HEDWIG HAUS OF HOSPITALITY


Home for women and children.
Life at the Hedwig Haus is life with others. We are a community that includes students who live at the Haus, members who volunteer to spend time at the Haus, and guests who are invited to call the Haus their home.
For more information contact St. Hedwig Haus of Hospitality
 
 

MISSION TRIPS

In the spirit of solidarity and compassion for the downtrodden, students are encouraged to participate in mission trips to various locations in and outside of the United States. Past groups have traveled to New Orleans, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Mexico, and Haiti offering their hands and hearts in an effort to work for justice and peace. Opportunities will be advertised on a regular basis.

Fall Break Trip 2014 applications available in Sep. 2014
Thanksgiving Trip 2014 application available in Oct. 2014


NURSING HOME VISITS

Fridays at 3 pm

Enjoy time with seniors or people with disabilities through playing games, reading with them, singing, sharing meals, and good conversation.
For more information, contact Candace LaPrairie


VOLUNTEER BRIGADES


Put together a group of friends and volunteer in different sites around the Charleston area - Animal Shelter, Catholic Charities, Gowin Parc, etc.
For more information contact the Student Volunteer Center