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Symposium Day offers volunteer opportunities

September  21, 2012

With the theme of the first Symposium Day being civic engagement, providing community service opportunities for students seems only fitting. During the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 27, students may attend a concurrent session or participate in one of eight volunteer opportunities.

To volunteer, students are encouraged to pre-register. Pre-registration will take place in the College Center lobby from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, prior to the Symposium Day.

Students can pre-register to volunteer with these organizations:

Rock Island Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

Rock Island Nursing & Rehabilitation Center provides residents with a comfortable, clean, secure environment. This environment, coupled with a strong commitment to quality care, ranks Rock Island Nursing & Rehabilitation Center a First-Rate nursing facility by our residents and their families.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross of the Quad Cities Area provides vital services 365 days a year to Bureau, Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and parts of Whiteside counties in Illinois, as well as Des Moines, Henry, Muscatine, Louisa and Scott counties in Iowa. Among their services, the Red Cross responds to home fires in local neighborhoods, teaches first aid and CPR to community groups and supports military families locally and abroad.

Christian Family Care

Center Christian Care’s services are available in the Quad Cities to a growing number of homeless men and abused women and children 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Christian Care provides shelter, food, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to anyone in need. They serve individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison and the mentally ill.

The Arc of the Quad Cities

Founded in 1952, The Arc promotes living and working in partnership with the community to support individuals with developmental and other disabilities. Through residential options, day programming, work services, and advocacy efforts, The Arc serves the needs of individuals throughout the Quad Cities.

Black Hawk State Historic Site

The Black Hawk site was first occupied by Native American Indians as long as 12,000 years ago. Villagers once lived within the bounds of the present site, and they built burial mounds along the bluffs above the river. In 1979, recognizing the importance of Native American presence in Rock Island, the State of Illinois changed the designation from “Park” to “Historic Site.” In 1984, a section of the site was declared a nature preserve.

Pregnancy Resources

Pregnancy Resources provides women and their families free pregnancy services. This organization is committed to providing information in a compassionate and confidential atmosphere.

Black Hawk Special Ed Center

Friendship Manor Nursing Home

Sam Schlouch
Senior Communication Director
(309) 794-7833