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Community Engagement & Service
Joni Tonn
x2636, jtonn@linfield.edu
Riley 301

Community Engagement & Service at Linfield College promotes student learning, development, and civic responsibility through co-curricular and curricular service opportunities.

In fulfillment of the mission of Linfield College, “Connecting Learning, Life, and Community,” we aim to:

  • Connect Linfield students as members of the campus, community, and global society
  • Bridge students’ theoretical and practical knowledge through experiential learning opportunities
  • Foster critical thinking, problem solving, and multi-cultural competencies, and
  • Empower students to become engaged citizens and agents of social and environmental change

Our office supports students on their journey toward civic engagement by maintaining partnerships with over 100 community-based organizations; offering community service consultation to individual students, groups, and faculty; and sponsoring numerous Community Service programs and events.

Services and opportunities available to students:

  • Individual and group consultations for: identifying and connecting to community-based organizations; exploring community service and service-learning opportunities; planning volunteer projects; learning about social and environmental justice issues; applying for post-graduate service opportunities and more.
  • Facilitated community service programming including alternative spring break service immersions, national days of service, RISE mentoring program, and other ongoing service activities throughout the year.
  • Student leadership opportunities and training including Change Corps, First CLAS, project leader orientation, workshops, and more.
  • Sponsored programming to increase awareness of social and environmental justice issues including Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and other educational panels.
  • An online volunteer opportunities database.
  • Annual DIVE Fair co-sponsored with Career Development.
  • A resource library that includes current books and materials on community service, student leadership, international volunteering, and post-graduate service opportunities such as AmeriCorps and Peace Corps.

Connecting with us:

  • Students can visit the office M-F, 8am-5pm, to explore resources and learn about opportunities to get involved in the McMinnville community and beyond. Walk-in hours for individual appointments are available every afternoon.

For more information about these and other services and programs, schedule of events, and online opportunities database, visit our website: www.linfield.edu/serve and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LinfieldChange