Students serve community, ‘Taste of Service’

Taste of Service poster Record number of Linfield students participated in this year’s “Taste of Service Day,” giving back not only to their campus, but also to the nearby McMinnville community.

The “Taste of Service” event was organized by the Linfield Change Corps, a student leadership team through the office of community engagement and service.

Nearly 200 students signed up to volunteer for “Taste of Service Day” this year.

Last year, after only about 130 students had signed up, registration had to be closed earlier than expected.

“I could not be happier with the turn out and interest in our first day of service this year. It Taste of Service participantshows a strong interest in my peers desire to give back and get out into the community,” senior Shelby Hollenbeck said by email, director of days of service and special events for the Change Corps. I am looking forward to the next three days service this year and making them even more successful.”

“Community engagement is very important and a wide variety of Linfield Students are taking a interest which is amazing,” Hollenbeck said.

The Change Corps specializes in providing Linfield students with a variety of service-learning events both on and off campus throughout the year.

“We are the liaison between Linfield College Taste of Service signand Yamhill community partners, we work to create a welcoming and vibrant culture of service on the Linfield campus with various days of service, Alternative Spring break, and organizing on-going volunteer opportunities throughout the McMinnville community,” Hollenbeck said.

The “Taste of Service” event provided volunteers with the opportunity to work at one of fourteen sites, ranging from local non-profit to local organic farm.

“We love to share our passion for service learning with students and help them find what they are passionate about,” Hollenbeck said.

The sites included: the McMinnville and Linfield community garden, Barbra Boyer Farms, St. Vincent de Paul, the Yamhill Gospel Mission, the cooperative Saturday morning breakfast, the Walnut City Homestead, the GYWC Watershed, the Linfield Wellness trail, Linfield Story Street, YCAP Roth’s, YCAP Grocery Outlet, Homeward Bound and ReStore.

The Change Corps’ next event will be “Make A Difference Day” on Oct. 26.

If you have any questions pertaining to volunteering or any of the service-learning events on campus, the Linfield Change Corps can be reached at

Ryan Morgan / Senior reporter

Ryan Morgan can be reached at linfieldreviewculture@gmailcom                                             

Kaylyn Peterson/Managing editor

Linfield students gathered in Fred Meyer Lounge this Sept. 21 to join in Taste of Service. The students volunteered to go out to various sites around McMinnville and perform various types of community service.