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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

2013-2014 Days of Service

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

Taste of Service - September 20, 2014 (especially for first year & transfer students)

Make a Difference Day - October 25, 2014 Sign up here!

Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service - February 21, 2015

Global Youth Service Day - April 25, 2015

Find out more

Linfield Nights at the Soup Kitchen

Linfield Students volunteer at the St. Barnabas Soup Kitchen every 1st and 5th Wednesday nights.

Contact Chandler Collins 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 Terran Sobel-Smith 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.