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Change Corps 2013

Alternative Spring Break Participant Applications are now available on Cat Connect! 

This is a great opportunity to serve the global community and make some great friends along the way. The application is available on Cat Connect under Alternative Spring Break Participant. Download the application, complete the questions and then re-upload the document to be considered for one of the trips (you will indicate your trip preference on the form). For more information or for questions regarding ASB applications, please contact or the ASB Director, Sara Gomez or attend the ASB Info Session on Tuesday 10/6 at 7:30pm in Fred Meyer Lounge 

March 20-26, 2016 there will be three Linfield trips addressing social need here, near, and far. The trips are thematic and headed to different locations:

  • Sustainability and Conservation in Ketchikan, Alaska: Join team Leader Adan Martinez and Assistant Leader Sara Gomez in a partnership with the US Forest Service where you will do conservation work, remove invasive species, and learn about sustainability in Southeast, Alaksa! 
  • Poverty and Homelessness in Tacoma, Washington: Under the Leadership of Kelly Ackerman and her Assistant Leader volunteers will be heading to a Habitat for Humanity work site situated approximately halfway between Seattle and Olympia. 
  • Youth Empowerment in Portland, Oregon: Leader Deizhannah Kaya-Abad and Assistant Leader Sam Beyer will be operating with a number of youth empowerment organizations in the Portland Metro area. Sevice may be indirect for example, helping repaint a local youth center or sprucing up a library reading nook.

Change Corps Student Leaders - Applications available March 2016

Change Corps is a student leadership team that organizes and runs service projects for Linfield College students. This group of highly motivated students has extensive experience in community service and wish to lead their peers in service. Responsibilities include planning Days of Service, coordinating Alternative Spring Breaks, organizing ongoing volunteer opportunities, and serving as a liaison with community partners. 

Eligible students are those that will be sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the following academic year. Compensation varies by position and is federal/campus work study. The time committment is one academic year for 8-10 hours a week. Applications for Change Corps are will be available in Mid March on Cat Connect and will close early April.

Find out more about Change Corps or e-mail us at for more information. 

Leadership Positions for 2016-2017:

  • Alternative Spring Break Director 
  • Communication and Publicity Director
  • Days of Service Director
  • Environment and Conservation Coordinator
  • Poverty: Hunger and Homelessness Coordinator
  • Youth Empowerment and Literacy Coordinator
  • WISE Coordinator (2 positions available)
  • Language in Motion Program Director (in partnership with Modern Languages Department)

First CLAS Leaders - Applications will be available in late April for 2016

First CLAS (Community, Leadership, Action & Service) is a week-long service-learning and leadership pre-orientation program for incoming first-year students. We need Linfield students who will be sophomores, juniors or seniors for the 2016-2017 year to help guide new students through this exciting transition. Leaders arrive in mid-August for two days of leadership training and then first-year students arrive eager to serve with local nonprofits, learn about important campus and community resources, gain valuable leadership skills, and discover what McMinnville and Linfield have to offer. Find out more information.

Project Leaders for Day of Service Events

Seeking: Students who want to lead their peers on a day of service

Eligible: Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors

Time Committment: 1 hour of training + day of service

How do I sign up? Contact to volunteer.

Project Leaders volunteer to help lead their peers in a day of service project. Leaders attend a short training a week before the event. On the day of the event, they sign-in all their volunteers, help transport them to the site (driver certification a plus, but  not required), introduce them to the organization, and serve alongside them. After the service, project leaders lead a short reflection and make sure everyone gets back to campus safely. Project Leaders are needed for Taste of Service, Make a Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day

Read more about Days of Service.


The CES office is always seeking students who are interested in a specific project that will help community service & engagement and wish to gain internship credit and experience. Credit can be given by a specific department or through a general internship class.

Some examples of possible internship projects:

  • Create a publicity video for Community Engagement & Service
  • Create a publicity video for Alternative Spring Break
  • Help fundraise for Alternative Spring Break
  • Run a marketing campaign for an event
  • Work with social media to advertise a project or event
  • Design marketing materials for Community Engagement & Service
  • Redesign Community Service website

Or, anything you are passionate about and have an expertise in. Contact to set up an appointment to discuss a possible internship, learn more about why the Career Center highly reccomends this experience, and how we can work within the guidelines for each academic department's internship course


Conferences in a field you are interested in serve as great networking opportunities and can give you inspiration for future project undertakings. Come visit our office to browse through a calendar of upcoming events.
Student Leadership Conference, sponsored by Oregon Campus Compact.