Please Note: All Center for Service-Learning sponsored projects are carefully planned to ensure that there are enough people to get the job done and to ensure that we provide enough opportunities to students. Because these are committed projects, reliability among student volunteers is incredibly important. While we understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, please let us know if you’re ever not able to make it so we can plan accordingly. If you can’t make the commitment, please let the coordinator of the project know so we can find another volunteer to take your place. Failure to email, or to not show up for your scheduled hours three times within an academic year may result in exclusion from the Center for Service-Learning Sponsored Project Program.

** CONTINUING OPPORTUNITY ** ** ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY**

Campus Community Farm Work Parties

Mondays:           1pm - 5pm

Wednesdays:     10am - 12pm

Thursdays:         12pm - 2pm


Located on the EdCC campus next to MDL and CIT Building

Have you checked out EdCC's very own, very new Campus Community Farm?  Come help with planting, weeding, construction, and more on any Monday's, Wednesday's, and Thursday's this spring qu
arter and learn about food issues, gardening skills, sustainability, nutrition, and a variety of other issues.  Volunteers will be able to take home harvested food on a fairly regular basis according to the Farmer Frog Model distribution system.  All skill levels welcome; gloves and tools will be provided; dress to work in the dirt and bring your reusable water bottle. Follow updates from the farm on Facebook by liking the page HERE!  No advance sign-up necessary – just show up and sign in!

For students under the age of 18, (except international students) a parental permission form is required prior to participation. The can be turned into the farm coordinator. The form can be downloaded here: Informed Risk Form-Parental Permission for Campus Community Farm
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Click on the individual links to sign up for that day

Trashy Tuesdays Campus Clean-Up 

Tuesday April 28th     1:40pm - 4:00pm Sign up

Tuesday May 5th        1:40pm - 4:00pm Sign up

Tuesday May 12th     1:40pm - 4:00pm Sign up

Tuesday May 19th     1:40pm - 4:00pm Sign up

Tuesday May 26th      1:40pm - 4:00pm Sign up

Tuesday June 2nd     1:40pm - 4:00pm Sign up

Tuesday June 9th      1:40pm - 4:00pm Sign up


Join us in taking care of Edmonds Community College as we walk the campus picking up trash (and recycling!) from the parking lots, bushes, and cigarette shelters. Learn about what you can do to help make Edmonds Community College more sustainable, and make a difference in your community! Find out what types of waste are on our campus, and why it matters that it’s picked up! Sign-up online now! Click the Sign Up button and select your date and time at the bottom of the form. Meeting location will be notified via email prior to the day of the project.
If you have any additional questions, Contact Melody Dang at melody.dang@email.edcc.edu for more details or if you have questions.

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T
unnels of Intersections
Monday, April 20th          multiple shifts starting from 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Tuesday, April 21st          multiple shifts starting
 from 9:30am to 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 22nd    multiple shifts starting from 9:30am to 3:30pm
LOCATION: WWY 202 (EdCC)

The Tunnel of Intersection is an interactive exhibit where participants walk through a maze like structure and experience different "rooms" that educate about the intersections of student and group identities. Each room will have different learning outcomes, but overall the experience will help participants put themselves in other's experiences and will include a structured debrief after the event.
You can either serve as a General Volunteer or a Docent.
General Volunteer- These volunteers will help us with the general operation of the Tunnel event. These tasks could include greeting participants, managing lines, providing coat/bag check, crowd control, directing people to WWY 202, ensuring technology within the Tunnel does not get removed, general troubleshooting, setup and teardown. Set up will occur on April 20th from 12:00-3:00
Docents- Volunteers that lead groups through the tunnel experience, talk about each room, and are responsible for media, audio, and/or giving directions for activities. Also responsible for time keeping. Docents must attend the Docent training/dress rehearsal on Monday, April 20th from 2:00-4:00 in WWY 202.
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Wildlife Monitoring at Snoqualmie Falls!

Tuesday April 21st, 2015

9:30am-2:00pm



Help the Snoqualmie Tribe and the
LEAF School (www.edcc.edu/leaf) monitor animal activity north of I-90 near Snoqualmie Falls. Students will walk game trails in a wooded area, identifying track and sign of wildlife and checking wildlife cameras placed on site. Come prepared to be outdoors in the mud and brambles, rain or shine. Limited to ten volunteers. Please contact Laurie Ross <laurie.ross@email.edcc.edu> for any questions or accommodations.
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Earth Day Luncheon and Work Party at Narbeck Wetland Sanctuar

Wednesday April 22nd
10:30am – 2:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day with Snohomish County Airport and Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary. Snohomish County Airport built Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary as the first wetland mitigation banking program in the state of Washington. Wetland mitigation banking allows developers to expedite environmental permitting processes by building replacement wetlands prior to damaging existing waterways. Learn about wetlands and how to balance environmental conservation with human needs such as airport safety. The Earth Day program will include lunch and a work party planting native species in the sanctuary. Participants will meet the van at 10:30 am at the north end of Mountlake Terrace Hall and will return to the same location at 2:00 pm. Come prepared to work outside regardless of the weather. Wear boots or sturdy shoes, rain jacket, and work gloves. Limit to six participants. FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED! CLICK ON THE SIGN UP BUTTON ASAP TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ONE OF THE SIX (10) AVAILABLE SLOTS FOR THIS FUN EVENT.
If you have any additional questions, Contact Stewart.sinning@email.edcc.edu for more details
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Earth Day at Gold Park!
NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
10:00am - 2:00pm

Join us in service to celebrate Earth Day 2015!! Participate in the restoration effort by removing invasive plants and planting new ones, while enjoying a day full of volunteering, good food, and good company!

Edmonds Community College and the surrounding community will be doing our part at Gold Park in the Stolja Ali Ethnobotanical Garden. The Center for Service Learning, LEAF school, Snohomish Tribe, and the City of Lynnwood have partnered to restore Gold Park by removing over 5 tons of invasive species and planting over 160 natives species over the past few years. At the same time, they created the Stolja Ali Ethnobotanical Garden to showcase our native plants and their traditional uses. Hot lunch and snack foods will be provided for all volunteers! If you have any additional questions, contact Anna Michel: anna.michel@edcc.edu.




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Habitat for Humanity 

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Join Habitat for Humanity at their new Lynnwood location to provide general help, stocking, and pricing. This non-profit store helps to  create additional funding for Habitat's building program. The Habitat Store in Lynwood is a home improvement store that accepts donations of new and gently used items from individuals and businesses in the community.  They sell those items to the public at a reduced cost, usually 30-50 percent of the original retail value. All proceeds go toward building Habitat for Humanity homes in Snohomish County. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Contact anna.michel@email.edcc.edu if you have additional questions.

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Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling at Japanese Gulch

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015


Time: 9am-2pm

Sign up to help provide additional scientific data to the Salmon Monitoring project that occurred during Fall Quarter 2014, the Aquatic Macroinvertebrate sampling project will collect data on the water quality of Japanese Gulch stream in Mukilteo, WA. We will use nets to collect Macroinvertebrates (little bugs and critters) from the freshwater stream, and sort and count them in the field to provide an estimated report on the water quality of the stream. Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates are used to determine to water quality and health in streams because they are sensitive to certain types of pollution. We will also be conducting traditional water quality sampling via in-field chemical analysis. The data we collect may be included in the Salmon Monitoring report and presented to Snohomish County Airport, City of Mukilteo, and other organizations to help aid in the reintroduction of Salmon into the streams. If you have any questions please email Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu.

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Help Build a School Garden!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

1:30pm - 5:00pm


Farmer Frog is a local non-profit that builds and maintains school gardens and teaches kids, families and communities about growing and eating healthy food! The food grown at the gardens goes to feed healthy families and is also prepped and sold at area farmers markets to support the gardens.
On April 29th, we will be working at a Marysville High School that has a large school garden at the main entrance. We will be building structures such an arbor, raised garden beds out of recycled shipping pallets, and strawberry towers. We will also be cleaning up the existing garden beds and planting spring crops
EdCC students will get to work with high school students and the community at this event.  EdCC Students will be able to help mentor the high school students as well as learn about growing food and gain an appreciation for where their food comes from and what it takes to produce it. Other issues such as organic food production versus industrialized agriculture are also topics that might be covered as Farmer Frog uses only organic growing methods. 
If you have any additional questions, contact Stewart.sinnng@email.edcc.edu

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30th Annual Powwow

Friday, May 1st         multiple shifts starting from 9:00am to 10:30pm
Saturday, May 2nd     multiple shifts starting from 11:00am to 10:30pm

Sunday, May 3rd        multiple shifts starting from 11:00am to 10:30pm

Seaview Gymnasium | Edmonds Community College
The Spring Powwow is an annual event that is hosted by the Powwow Committee and the Native American Student Association (NASA) at Edmonds Community College. From Friday May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd, the Edmonds CC gym is 
transformed into a vibrant cultural event open to the public that includes Native American dancing competitions, music, food, arts and crafts. Volunteers are needed from Friday through Sunday. If you have any additional questions, Contact Stewart.sinnng@email.edcc.edu

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Feminism 101: Women Leaders and Women's History
http://goo.gl/forms/QCkRmGR1cX

Women Leaders: Monday, May 4th10AM - 11AM and 2PM - 3PM
Women's History: Wednesday, May 6th9AM - 3PM (shifts: 9AM - 10AM10AM - 12PM12PM - 2PM2PM - 3PM)
Brier Lobby

The Wellness and Health Promotion will be hosting the Feminism 101 event in May. It is a week-long event that has many fun activities, free food, and guest speakers. The main purpose is to raise awareness of local and global gender issues. Everyone is welcome to this event! What's more exciting? You can volunteer to help make this event a success! Tasks include set-up, hosting game booths during the event, and take-down. 

Additional Service Activity:

Are you interested in learning more and informing others about feminism? You have a great opportunity to do some research and create your own posters that will be displayed at the Feminism 101 event. Doing the research and making posters will be counted for your service learning hours. If this is something you would like to carry out, please email Denica at denica.mcmillan@email.edcc.edu to set up a meeting and go over detailed tasks.


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Wildlife Monitoring at Japanese and Big Gulch

 Thursday, May 7th

10am-2pm


We will be checking the wildlife monitoring cameras for Japanese and Big Gulch’s in Mukilteo. Students will assist in the collection of data from the cameras, learn about the urban wildlife that populates the Mukilteo area, as well as learn some basic urban wildlife tracking methods. We will be meeting at the vans by Meadowdale Hall at 10am.  Students must come prepared for rain and hiking through the woods. 6 student limit. Please contact Grace Coale at g.coale1221@edmail.edcc.edu with any questions.

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Red Barn Community Farm Work Party

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join the Center for Service-Learning as we assist the Red Barn Community Farm prepare planting beds for Spring! The farm directly supports the Everett Food Bank, and community volunteers (like you!) provide fresh vegetables for the food bank each season! The Red Barn Community Farm is in the Lowell Neighborhood, Everett, WA in the 100-year flood plain of the Snohomish River. The farm is part of a 400 acre area owned by the City of Everett. 2011 was their first year as a Community Farm. We may be doing a variety of tasks around the farm, including but not limited to planting, weeding, and harvesting. Contact anna.michel@email.edcc.edu for more details!

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Lake Union Kayak Clean Up with Puget SoundKeeper Alliance

Date: Wednesday May 13th

Time: 9am-1:30pm

Join the Puget SoundKeeper Alliance to help clean up trash in Lake Union in Seattle. We will be in two person kayaks in the lake gathering trash with tools that will be provided for us. Volunteer patrols form a central part of the effort to monitor pollution and prevent debris from reaching the Sound. While on patrol, you will also keep an eye out for abnormal discharges, oil slicks. If you are under 18 years old, email Natalie Reszka to fill out a liability waiver before we leave for the trip. If you have any additional questions please email Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu

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Aquatic Macro-Invertebrate Sampling at Big Gulch

Date: Thursday May 14th

Time: 9am-2pm

To help provide additional scientific data to the Salmon Monitoring project that occurred during Fall Quarter 2014, the Aquatic Macro-Invertebrate sampling project will collect data on the water quality of the Japanese Gulch and Big Gulch streams in Mukilteo, WA. We will use nets to collect Macro-Invertebrates (little bugs and critters) from the freshwater stream, and sort and count them in the field to provide an estimated report on the water quality of the stream. Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates are used to determine to water quality and health in streams because they are sensitive to certain types of pollution. We will also be conducting traditional water quality sampling via in-field chemical analysis. The data we collect may be included in the Salmon Monitoring report and presented to Snohomish County Airport, City of Mukilteo, and other organizations to help aid in the re-introduction of Salmon in to the streams. If you have any questions please email Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu.

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Everett Food Bank Group Volunteer Day!

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

10:15am - 1:45pm

Join the Volunteers of America, whose mission is to serve people and communities in need and create opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others.We will be working as a team at the Everett food bank in order to repackage bulk foods or sort through food donations, while checking for expiration dates. This is a great way to work together and help out! Contact anna.michel@email.edcc.edu if you have additional questions.


Health & Fitness Expo (Edmonds)
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Saturday, May 16, 2015, 5:45am - 1:15pm
Edmonds School District Stadium (7600 212th St SW Edmonds, WA 98026)
(Transportation will be provided from EdCC)


Community partners and local businesses are coming together to promote health and fitness at the 3rd Annual Health & Fitness Expo on Saturday, May 16, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Edmonds School District Stadium, 7600 212th St. S.W. 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, sports clinics and the NEOS Power Play system. New additions to this year’s event include the Middle School Invitational Run, Children’s Gardening, the PCC TasteMobile, a bike blender, free health screenings provided by Community Health Centers of Snohomish County and mammograms provided by Swedish Breast Care Express.

Our volunteer opportunities will include set up and tear down, helping vendors unload and load, registration for our youth runs and stamp hands, course monitor for our youth runs and obstacle course monitor. Please note,
The School District has a soccer game on Friday May 15 at the Edmonds Stadium and we won’t be able to do any prep work the day ahead for Saturdays Expo.  So, we will need to start setting up at 6am on Saturday. Volunteers will need to be at the front of the Brier Building at Edmonds Community College at 5:45am.  If you have any additional questions, Contact Stewart.sinning@email.edcc.edu
  • Students undertaking this opportunity will come away with a sense of responsibility to improve community conditions, build healthier communities, and address social problems.
  • Students will demonstrate the capacity and commitment to participate constructively with diverse others and to work collectively to address common societal problems.
  • Students and Edmonds Community College will develop partnerships which reflect the campus’ commitments to community building and civic vitality.
  • Students will improve the condition of the communities surrounding our campuses.
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Celebration of Food Festival
http://tinyurl.com/lynnfoodfest

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

MULTIPLE SHIFTS AVAILABLE

Are you interested in local, delicious food? Growing your own food? Meeting local farmers and business owners? Join the success team at the fourth annual Celebration of Food Festival 2015! This is a free, family event organized by Edmonds Community College with about 2,000 people in attendance . At this event you can taste, explore, and experience real food. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to help make this event a success, and we would love to have you on board. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in how a large-scale event is organized, learn more about how food is grown and who grows it, network and make friends, and most importantly, have fun! The volunteer opportunities available allow for a wide range of skills,responsibility, and time slots so everyone can get involved. Transportation to and from the Edmonds Community College campus, snacks, drinks, and a great time will be provided. For questions, contact Heidy Valles at heidy.valles@email.edcc.edu

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Memorial Day with the Veterans Resource Center

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  1. Wednesday, May 20, 2015

8:00am - 2:00pm


Edmonds Community College in partnership with the VFW, the Triton Student Veterans’ Association, is hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony and Wreath Laying to honor America’s fallen service members, and to strengthen relations between Veterans, the college and the local community.  The ceremony will include a ceremonial lowering of the campus flags to half-mast, a presentation in the Mukilteo Hall Black Box Theater, musical performances and a procession to the Boots to Books and Beyond Memorial for a Wreath-Laying Ceremony.We are looking for volunteers to help make this a meaningful event that Veterans and the community will remember. Click on the Sign Up Link above to find more detail on individual shifts and responsibilities! Contact anna.michel@email.edcc.edu if you have additional questions.
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Boat Patrol in Elliot Bay with the Puget SoundKeeper Alliance

Date: Thursday May 21st
Time: 9am-3pm


Ride on a boat in the Puget Sound while monitoring for debris and pollution! Volunteer patrols form a central part of the effort to monitor pollution and prevent debris from reaching the Sound. The Soundkeeper boat is out on the water each week at various locations around Elliott Bay. While on patrol, you will keep an eye out for abnormal discharges from storm water pipes and combined sewer overflows. We will also check for the application of best management practices by shoreline businesses (i.e. shipyards must use protective tarps when painting or sanding). Along the way, volunteers will learn about the history of Seattle’s industrial development and view our waterways from a unique perspective. If you are under 18 years old, email Natalie Reszka to fill out a liability waiver before we leave for the trip. If you have any additional questions please email Natalie.Reszka@email.edcc.edu.