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Become a Linfield Changemaker!

First CLAS  *  Volunteer  *  Days of Service  *  Leadership  * Alternative Spring Break

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.

Read more about First CLAS

Volunteer with a non-profit

Linfield has more than 100 community partners!

Partners include:

  • 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

2013-2014 Days of Service

Serve for a day at a commnunity partner in need of a project completed!

Taste of Service - September 21, 2013 (especially for first year & transfer students)

Make a Difference Day - October 26, 2013

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service - February 22, 2014

Global Youth Service Day - April 26, 2014

Find out more

Linfield Nights at the Soup Kitchen

Dates TBD

St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen

Contact Jasmine Libert to sign up,

Linfield Alternative Spring Break

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
  • Navajo Nation

Contact Sofia Webster for more information,

Lead Others in Service 

Be a project leader for a day of service.

Apply for Change Corps Student Leadership Team (open to sophomores, juniors, seniors in the Spring Semester).

Read more about leadership opportunities.