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Frequently Asked Questions


Kleine Center for Community Service

Kathleen Ridlon, Coordinator

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Students - work with the Kleine Center to develop your service idea!

Some of the greatest projects that have happened in the Center for Community Service are those that were pitched by students!

All you need is an idea or a passion and we can get to work on designing a plan of action as well as deciding how to let other students know about your project. The Center for Community Service is a great resource to help you define your goals, develop a plan, promote your project, and get the helping hands you'll need.

So, how does it work?

The Kleine Center is not currently accepting applications for new long term volunteer opportunities or community partnerships. If you have a short term event and would like to explore your idea further, make an appointment with the Center by emailing Here are some things to consider as you formulate your idea:

  • Has anyone done this before? E-mail other Knox clubs, Greek organizations, faculty and staff
  • What is the goal? Create a mission statement: why you are pursuing this goal
  • Recruitment and advertising: Do you plan to reserve a table in Seymour? Make flyers or postcards, design an email to all students, send invitations, submit to the Knox Calendar, write a TKS Advert/interview for TKS
  • Finding a Community Partner: Is this a local, regional, national, or international project?
  • How much time do you have? When will your project start and finish?
  • Timeline: There are three 10-week sessions in the Knox College academic calendar. Usually long-term volunteer placements do not take place during the first and last two weeks of a trimester.
  • Are you interested in partnering with another organization on campus?
  • Do you need funding for supplies, travel or entertainment?
  • How will you keep track of and report the volunteer hours to the CCS? It is important for our records and for our students' records that we know how many hours of service are performed at each event.

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Printed on Monday, November 20, 2017

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