Community partners play a critical role in helping Bradley University students become engaged citizens of Peoria and the surrounding communities. By using the Lewis J. Burger Center, community partners can benefit from exposure to students and can recruit them to help with various projects and opportunities. Our community partners serve as co-educators for students they interact with by conducting orientations and training sessions, involving students in ongoing projects, or helping students see the impact they are making in the community.
The LJB Center partners with Heart of Illinois United Way to help connect volunteers with local community partners to volunteer for one-time or ongoing projects. Community Partners who are interested in joining our online database to post volunteer opportunities and learn about other resources for volunteer coordination are encouraged to fill out our registration form.
Service on Saturday Member Agency
Once a month, over 100 students take part in Service on Saturday. This is coordinated by the student organization SERVE. They are always looking for agencies who have service projects from 10am - 1pm on a given Saturday through the academic year. Based on your project, we will send the student volunteers to complete your goals in 3 hours. If your agency is interested, please register to be a SoS member agency.
The annual Volunteer Fair is held during Bradley’s Welcome Week in August. Local non-profit agencies join us at the fair to spread the word about their organizations and recruit Bradley students to volunteer. Registration for this opens at the end of July. If interested in registering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LJB Center works with faculty members on campus to incorporate community engaged experiences into their curriculum. If community partners have a project in mind they believe would be mutually beneficial for the organization, faculty, students, and the university, please contact Ben Wright, email@example.com to discuss possibilities.