The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning will be engaging in a National Day of Service called Serving Those Who Served. This program seeks to serve veterans in the community and the United States at large by recording the oral histories of those who have served our country through military enrollment. You can get involved in two ways:
Serve as an interviewer talking with a veteran and hearing their story. Training provided. Registration available soon.
Veteran to be Interviewed:
In honor of Veterans Day and the national service project “Serving Those Who Served,” student volunteers will be working, with the guidance of the Veteran’s History Project toolkit, to interview and record the experiences veterans have had in service. These recordings will later be processed and sent to the Illinois Library and the Library of Congress for preservation and use for years to come. Interviews are scheduled to be about an hour long. The veteran has to do little more than fill out a few informational forms and be present for the interview. Veterans will work directly with trained volunteers and will not be required to answer any questions they do not want to.
If you or someone you know is interested in being interviewed, please have them contact Paige Buschman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-438-1166.