Eastern Washington University students are encouraged to get engaged in their community. Whether you are looking for a service-learning placement, large group service projects, or just want to volunteer in your community the Office of Community Engagement wants to help you “Start Something Big!”
We assist students by:
- Helping to identify opportunities that fit your interests, schedule, or service-learning project goals.
- Providing consultation and training to students planning large group service projects.
- Connecting you with other students interested in service and community engagement.
Here are just a few ways to get engaged:
- Enroll in a Service-Learning Course. Service-learning courses provide EWU students an opportunity to apply course content to real world settings by providing meaningful service to a community organization.
- Volunteer regularly at a local non-profit. Local non-profits throughout our region are looking for college student volunteers. Consider mentoring a local youth, serving dinner at a community meal site, teaching a knitting class at a drop-in center, playing board games with seniors at an assisted living facility or much more.
- Join the Eagle Volunteers Leadership Team! The applications go live every April for the team that will serve for the upcoming academic year. Find out more about the Eagle Volunteers HERE.
- Plan a large group service project for your club or organization. Local non-profits are often in need of student groups to assist with annual fundraising events, to plan food and clothing drives, or to help with much needed facilities projects like painting or assisting with renovations. Find a list of community partners HERE, and how to plan a service project HERE.
- Participate in a community-based internship. EWU’s Career Services office can support you in finding internships at local non-profits or governmental agencies. Internships allow you the opportunity to learn more about the field and gain important professional skills.