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.

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Campus Community Farm Work Parties

Mondays 10-noon
Thursdays 2-4
Fridays 9-10  - Harvesting for market

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, Thursday's, and Friday's this summer quarter 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



Just Added!
Water Quality Monitoring Project - Big Gulch, Mukilteo

Saturday, August 29th
2pm - 5pm
The water quality monitoring project will collect data on the water quality of the Big Gulch stream in Mukilteo, WA. Volunteers will monitor for E. coli and test pH, alkalinity, hardness and turbidity. We will also do some plant and animal track identification. 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 kacie.mccarty@email.edcc.edu.



Just Added!
Water Quality Monitoring Project - Japanese Gulch, Mukilteo

Sunday, August 30th
2pm - 5pm
The water quality monitoring project will collect data on the water quality of the Japanese Gulch stream in Mukilteo, WA. Volunteers will monitor for E. coli and test pH, alkalinity, hardness and turbidity. We will also do some plant and animal track identification. 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 kacie.mccarty@email.edcc.edu.



Stillaguamish Tribe’s First Salmon Ceremony

Sat. July 18th
9 am to ~ 2 pm

Observe the important cultural role of salmon and other traditional foods in the lives of contemporary tribal members. This is more of a learning event than a service event. Space is limited to eight students. Priority is given to anthropology and biology students.Join the Stillaguamish Tribe for a celebration of the return of the first salmon of the season. This project is hosted by the EdCC Anthropology Department.

For more information, please email Tom Murphy at tmurphy@email.edcc.edu or Stewart Sinning at stewart.sinning@email.edcc.edu




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SKYFAIR

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Contact Elena for hours (
VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT 3-4 hours)
Paine Field 3407 109th St SW Everett, WA 98204 Visit flyingheritage.com
(Students will be responsible for their own transportation)
The Flying Heritage Collection will host the 2nd Annual Air & Ground Show featuring aircraft from FHC, Planes of Fame, and Historic Flight Foundation and military vehicles. We’re looking for volunteers to support this large event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FHC’s all-day 2nd Annual Air & Ground Show will include a multitude of vehicle and plane demos, WWII re-enactors, RC tanks, kid’s activities, and PC gaming. Enjoy a dance band and lots of food vendors while you watch some of the rarest planes in the world take to the skies!
This year we will be flying our Fw 190A, Hurricane, P-47 Thunderbolt, B-25 and Zero. We will be joined by Historic Flight Foundation with their DC3 and Planes of Fame Museum is scheduled to fly their Korean War-era MiG-15 and F-86 jet fighters!
All volunteers will gain event access as a perk to volunteering for this exciting show! http://www.flyingheritage.com/

FOR DETAILS Call Elena (206) 342-4245 or email volunteer@flyingheritage.com



Stolja Ali Ethnobotanical Garden

Mon. July 27
1 pm to 4 pm

Join the Snohomish Tribe and the City of Lynnwood for interpretive signage installation and garden maintenance in Stolja Ali “Place of Medicine” Ethnobotanical Garden at Gold Park just down the street from campus at the corner of 200th and 64th Streets.


For more information, please email Tom Murphy at tmurphy@email.edcc.edu or Stewart Sinning at stewart.sinning@email.edcc.edu



Call for Clam Survey Volunteers

Thursday, July 30th
8:30am – 1:00pm

The Pacific Shellfish Institute is looking for volunteers to help perform a clam population survey at Kayak Point Regional County Park. Work involves digging holes, carrying buckets of water, collecting clam data and recording information on data sheets. Whatever your skill or physical level, we have a job for you! This is a great opportunity for learning bivalve identification and survey techniques while having fun on the beach. Boots and gloves provided as needed.



Call for Clam Survey Volunteers

Friday, July 31st
9:30am – 2:00pm

The Pacific Shellfish Institute is looking for volunteers to help perform a clam population survey at Kayak Point Regional County Park. Work involves digging holes, carrying buckets of water, collecting clam data and recording information on data sheets. Whatever your skill or physical level, we have a job for you! This is a great opportunity for learning bivalve identification and survey techniques while having fun on the beach. Boots and gloves provided as needed.



Youth Canoe Journey Hosting at Samish

Sat. Aug. 1st
12 pm to 8 pm

Join the Samish Nation as they host a Youth Canoe Journey on Fidalgo Island in Anacortes. The youth canoes will be paddling for a week along ancient travel routes from Nooksack to Muckleshoot. Service activities will include supporting the hosting of the traveling canoes by Samish Nation. Space is limited to ten students and staff. Priority is given to anthropology and biology students.  

For more information, please email Tom Murphy at tmurphy@email.edcc.edu or Stewart Sinning at stewart.sinning@email.edcc.edu




Youth Canoe Journey Landing at Golden Gardens

Thursday, Aug. 5th
11am to 8 pm

Help the Muckleshoot Tribe host Youth Canoe Journey landing at Golden Gardens and hosting on the reservation in Auburn. The youth canoes will be paddling for a week along ancient travel routes from Nooksack to Muckleshoot. Service activities will include supporting the hosting of the traveling canoes by Muckleshoot Tribe. Space is limited to fifteen students and staff. Priority is given to anthropology and biology students.


For more information, please email Tom Murphy at tmurphy@email.edcc.edu or Stewart Sinning at stewart.sinning@email.edcc.edu




Stillaguamish Festival of the River

Saturday, Aug. 8th, 10 am to Sun. Aug 9 to ~ 10 pm
Help the Stillaguamish Tribe host the Festival of the River at River Meadows County Park in Arlington. The Festival of the River brings together a powwow, rock and country concerts, lumberjacks, and environmental educators for fun and collaboration. Service activities will include helping to host the festival. Space is limited to eight students and camping with your own small tent and gear is required for this event. Priority is given to anthropology and biology students.

For more information, please email Tom Murphy at tmurphy@email.edcc.edu or Stewart Sinning at stewart.sinning@email.edcc.edu




Chinook Broodstocking with Stillaguamish Tribe

Tuesday, Aug. 11th
6 am to 3 pm

Assist the Stillaguamish Tribe as they catch Chinook, the endangered King salmon, for a conservation hatchery program. This project requires dressing to be outdoors in the river and wearing water shoes. PFDs are provided. Service activities involve helping to set seining nets and transporting live fish up river banks in burlap bags. Space is limited to six students. Priority is given to anthropology and biology students.


For more information, please email Tom Murphy at tmurphy@email.edcc.edu or Stewart Sinning at stewart.sinning@email.edcc.edu



Wildlife Tracking and Camera Traps

Friday, Aug. 14th
8:30 am to 5 pm

Assist the Snoqualmie Tribe, Washington State Department of Transportation, Snohomish County, City of Mukilteo, and City of Lynnwood with wildlife corridor monitoring projects. Service activities include visiting sites with camera traps, identifying and documenting wildlife tracks, sorting through photos, and preparing a final written report and oral presentation (must be delivered between 9 and 11 am on Fri. Aug. 21). This project is only open to students enrolled in Anth 215 sections B and C and includes the opportunity to use the final report as a substitute for your service-learning essay and the oral presentation as a substitute for your final exam. If you’re interested in this option you must message your instructor, Dr. Murphy, via Canvas. Please note that this option changes your deadline for the service-learning project to Aug. 21.



Volunteers needed for Taste of Edmonds

Friday, August 14th - Sunday, August 16th
The shifts are 10:30am to 1:30pm1:30pm to 4:30pm; and 4:30 pm to 7:00pm each day (Friday the 14th, Saturday the 15th, Sunday the 16th).Contact Steve to reserve your shift (VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT 3 hours)
Due to the numerous shifts available, transportation will not be provided for the volunteer opportunity.
We need several volunteers to come help at the 3-day Taste of Edmonds festival, taking place in downtown Edmonds through Sunday, August 14 to 16.
We are finally adding collection of food scraps and compostables at designated waste stations. So we are in need of people to fill 3-hour shifts to monitor activity at the stations. Our goal is to divert as much of the recyclables and compostables from going to the landfill as possible.
Volunteers will be able to enter the event for free, spend time at a fun festival (shaded by a canopy), and help us with our goal.

Enthusiastic volunteers can sign up for more than one shift or more than one day!  Those interested can email Steve at his Edmonds office (recycleguy@edmondswa.gov) or call Steve on his work cell. Please contact Steve Fisher at the City of Edmonds to sign up – work cell 206-450-4836 or email to recycleguy @edmondswa.gov. Thanks!




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Trashy Tuesdays Campus Clean-Up -  Opportunities will open during fall quarter. Check back then.


Come and learn about different kinds of garbage through interactive games and join us in taking care of Edmonds Community College as we walk the campus picking up trash (and recycling! and composting!) 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! Sign-up online now! Click the Sign Up button on the preferred date. Meeting location will be notified via email prior to the day of the project.
If you have any additional questions, Contact stewart.sinning@email.edcc.edu for more details or if you have questions.