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Please check with your instructor to make sure your chosen project meets class requirements. Your instructor may have additional or similar requirements in place. If you have any questions, please contact stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu.

We update the opportunities on this page regularly. Check back soon! You can also go to the Edmonds College events calendar and check the Service-Learning checkbox for our current schedule.  Check out our service learning projects below (scroll down for virtual, self-guided, and off-campus volunteer opportunities and projects).

In-Person Opportunities


Leadership Opportunity for STEM-Interested Students

WABS has a great experience for college students hoping to increase their leadership skills, and anyone passionate about STEM subjects or education. The after-school programs, which begin in March and continue through May, seek college students interested in working with grade school students to facilitate STEM clubs. Over 4 weeks, students lead pre-designed, hands-on activities with grades 3-8 students. All curriculum, materials, and training are provided. After the program wraps, WABS provides each volunteer with a $200 stipend and a preferred letter of recommendation.

MESA, student leadership groups, and preservice teachers are great fits for this opportunity, but all students are welcome to apply. Please review the attached flyer to share in your school community. We've also included an additional page of talking points to help expand on the opportunity.

Click the link if you are interested in this opportunity: Volunteer Interest Form

Contact Grace Schouten at grace@wabsalliance.org with any questions.


Help English Language Learners in their Classroom

Location/service site address: in-person in a classroom
When: Throughout the quarter, see time options below.

One or two hour Skills Labs Two Hour Classes
8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. -
11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. -
7:30 p.m. (Needed Most) 7:30 p.m. (Needed Most)

Work with ELA students at Edmonds College! Learn more about cross-cultural communication by working with members of the immigrant and refugee population in our community. 

Volunteers will observe and assist in ELA classes. Experience how a classroom is managed, lessons proceed and how language learning activities are used in a classroom to improve a student's English.

Click the link if you are interested in this opportunity: ELA Volunteer Interest Form

Contact Karen Sanchez for more information at 425.640.1410 or email karen.sanchez@edmonds.edu


Service Learning: Hall Lake Fish Hatchery Salmon Release

Where: Hall Lake Fish Hatchery & Environmental Education Center
When: April 25, 2024, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

new_salmonInterested in our Pudget Sound ecosystem? Need service learning hours? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is a perfect opportunity for you! Join us in learning more about our local salmon and watch as they start their adventure into the Pacific Ocean on this tour of the hatchery.

Guests will get a tour of the hatchery facility, a presentation about salmon and stormwater, and a chance to release fish into the lake to begin their journey to the Pacific Ocean.  

Come support the city of Lynnwood's Public Works department in releasing juvenile Coho salmon into Hall Lake while earning Service Learning credit!

There are only 11 spots available for this event, please make sure to register in advance.

Registration Link


National Day of Service: Earth Day at the Farm

Where: Edmonds College Community Farm
When: April 26, 2024, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Happy Earth Day! Edmonds College is giving interested volunteers an opportunity to assist the community farm for Earth Day. This National Day of Service is one of our largest community volunteer events of the year. 

campus_farmCome join us this year at the farm to help out with various tasks. Meet new people and celebrate Earth Day 2024 as a community. This is a perfect opportunity for those searching for service learning hours or just people who are looking to participate in improving our local farm. 

This event will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. However those looking to get extra service learning hours can stay and provide extra assistance 2-3 p.m. 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided by the Center for Service Learning.

Check out the link to reserve your spot for this event:  

Registration Link


Volunteer at the 2024 Native Coastal Jam

Coastal Jam flyer

Where: Seaview Gym
When: May 4, Multiple shifts

Edmonds College along with the Edmonds School District is hosting a Native Cultural Gathering, not a Powwow, but a Coastal Jam. Coastal Jams are the traditional multi-family gatherings of coastal tribes along the Salish Sea. We need volunteers to make this event possible!

More info about powwows and coastal jams:
Powwows: Pow Wow 101 - Frequently Asked Questions about Native American Pow Wows - PowWows.com

\This video demonstrates some of the type of song and dance that will take place. (fast forward to different point, no need to watch the whole hour)

Volunteers will be needed for setup, general assistance during the event, and take down at the end of the event. Links to sign up are below.

Coastal Jam Set-Up 9 am-12 pm
Coastal Jam General Assistance 12 pm - 4 pm
Coastal Jam Clean-up 4 pm - 8 pm


Volunteer at the 2024 Edmonds Health & Fitness Expo

Expo flyer

Where: Edmonds School District Stadium, 7600 212th St. SW
Transportation will be provided from Edmonds College

When: May 18, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Our local community is coming together to promote health and fitness at the 2024 Edmonds Health & Fitness Expo. This free expo is open to the public and will include over 45 interactive health and wellness booths, healthy recipes, healthy snack samples and plenty of opportunities to be active in the obstacle course, Kids Fun Run, the expanded bike rodeo, the Active Zone, and sports clinics. Events include the Girls on the Run 5K, Edmonds Boys and Girls Club Track Clinic, Football Clinic, 4 Square games and Basketball Pop a Shots.

We are looking for Edmonds College Students to help out with a great community event. Edmonds Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteers to help between the hours of 8 a.m.-2 p.m. to help with setup and event activities. Volunteers should be prepared to interact with family crowds. Volunteer opportunities include set up and tear down, help vendors unload and load, registration for youth runs, course monitors and help at our obstacle course and garden booth.

Want to volunteer? Hurry! There are limited spots Register Here!


food pantry logoVolunteer at the Food Pantry

Volunteer at the Edmonds College Food Pantry.  Our food pantry is a critical service that provided food to our student and staff who are facing food insecurity.  Are you looking for a service project, extra-credit, make new friends, or just want to serve your community, then look no further.

Click here to fill out the Food Pantry Volunteer Interest form.


Campus Community Farm Work PartiesPicture of campus farm

Where: Campus Community Farm
When: Every Monday during Spring Quarter with sessions starting at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm

The Campus Community Farm is looking for volunteers to help us keep our student-run urban farm growing strong! The Campus Farm is a vital part of the Edmonds College community, producing food for the Campus Food Pantry, providing research space for classes, and relies on volunteers like you to help us keep growing! Volunteers will help our Student Farmers with projects like weeding, harvesting, seeding, transplanting, and other farm maintenance. If you’re interested in volunteering with the Campus Farm, please sign up using the registration link. All skill levels welcome; gloves and tools will be provided; dress to work in the dirt and bring your reusable water bottle. The farm's location can be found on the campus map. It is number 3 on the map.

*Please be advised there are honeybee hives located on the Campus Farm. If needed, please take any necessary precautions before coming to the Campus Farm*

Registration Links:

April 22, 11:30 a.m. April 22, 1:30 p.m.
April 29, 11:30 a.m. April 29, 1:30 p.m.
May 6, 11:30 a.m. May 6, 1:30 p.m.
May 13, 11:30 a.m. May 13, 1:30 p.m.
May 20th, 11:30 a.m. May 20, 1:30 p.m.
May 27, 11:30 a.m. May 27th, 1:30 p.m.
June 3, 11:30 a.m. June 3, 1:30 p.m.
June 10, 11:30 a.m. June 10, 1:30 p.m.

Learn more about campus community farm



Virtual and Self-Guided Projects


Off-Campus Volunteer Opportunities

Edmonds College has several community partners who we share in mutual support of each other. This page lists off-campus opportunities to support our partners while earning Service Learning hours. (See our Service Learning page for more details on the benefits of participating in SL during your academic career)  Your free time is precious, but setting aside some time for volunteer opportunities can provide many benefits that make the experience more than worth the effort it takes. Spending time helping others can contribute to a sense of accomplishment or sense of purpose which adds to your overall positive mental state. 

Note: these opportunities are self driven and self transported. No group van transportation provided. Bus information listed for your convenience. 

Additionally, if you have an off-campus event/organization you think might qualify to post/participate in, please email stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu 


Questions?

Please contact Stewart Sinning at 425.640.1882 or stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu or visit our contact page.

Suggestions?

Our office is always open for suggestions and feedback. If there are any opportunities you would like to see or any organizations you could see providing a beneficial learning experience to students please let us know below.

We would love your thoughts

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