Become a Linfield Changemaker!
First CLAS (Community, Leadership, Action & Service)
Move to campus a week before orientation begins to actively learn about Community, Leadership, Action, & Service with your fellow first year students. In teams you will explore McMinnville and the Linfield campus for a weekend. You will then spend three days serving at local community organizations focusing on three core social issues: poverty, youth, and the environment! Each day will be followed by a reflection session that will help participants delve deeper into the social issue and learn more about service from varying perspectives: interfaith, multicultural, and active citizenship.
Linfield has more than 100 community partners! Find volunteer opportunities here
- McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity
- Yamhill Community Action Partnership
(Food Bank, Housing, County Transit, Energy Assistance)
- Henderson House Domestic Violence Shelter
- Willamette Valley Medical Center
- St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen
- Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program
- Yamhill Water & Soil Conservation District
- Salvation Army Community Garden
Serve with a Linfield group
Serve for a day at a commnunity partner in need of a project completed!
Taste of Service - September 15, 2012 (especially for first year & transfer students)
Make a Difference Day - October 27, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service - January 21, 2013
Global Youth Service Day - April 20, 2013
Linfield Nights at the Soup Kitchen
First and Fifth Wednedays each month
Contact Vesta Namiranian to sign up, ChangeCorps@linfield.edu.
Children in the Community
Read to children in transitional housing and provide homework help for older children.
Contact Morgan Seymour to sign up, ChangeCorps@linfield.edu.
Spend a week in service to a community. Learn about an issue such as homelessness, youth, affordable housing, or sustainability. And have fun while you do it!
Past programs have included:
Portland Urban Homeless Plunge
Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenges
St. Bernard Project - New Orleans, LA
Northwest Sustainability Challenge
Habitat for Humanity International
Contact Ashlee Carlson for more information.
Serve on a planning committee for a day of service or other event
Be a project leader for a day of service
Apply for Change Corps Student Leadership Team (open to sophomores, juniors, seniors)
Read more about leadership opportunities here