Become a Linfield Changemaker from Day One!
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.
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Linfield has more than 100 community partners including:
- McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity
- Yamhill Community Action Partnership
(Food Bank, Housing, County Transit, Energy Assistance)
- Henderson House
- Juliette's House
- Willamette Valley Medical Center
- St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen
- Start Making a Reader Today (SMART) program
- Yamhill Water & Soil Conservation District
- McMinnville Community Garden
Days of Service are half day service opportunities providing students and staff with meaningful service experiences in the McMinnville area. Linfield students have logged hundreds of hours reading to youth, planting food crops, serving meals in soup kitchens, removing invasive species, building homes and more.
Linfield Students Serve Breakfast
Linfield Students volunteer at Saturday Morning Breakfast at the Co-Op. Shifts for cooking, set up, serving, and clean up available from 7-11:30am, contact Anne Ferguson for more information.
Spend a week serving a community locally or far away. Learn about social issues such as homelessness, youth, affordable housing, or sustainability, and create skills that enable you to create change. Focus is on civic engagement, skill building, and connecting experiential learning to coursework and career plans.
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
- Navajo Nation
We are excited to serve with you!