Staying Engaged in the Community

Eastern Washington University students are encouraged to get engaged in their community. Whether you are looking for a service-learning placement, large group service projects, or just want to volunteer in your community the Office of Community Engagement wants to help you “Start Something Big!”

We assist students by:

  • Helping to identify opportunities that fit your interests, schedule, or service-learning project goals.
  • Providing consultation and training to students planning large group service projects.
  • Connecting you with other students interested in service and community engagement.
  1. Enroll in a Service-Learning Course. Service-learning courses provide EWU students an opportunity to apply course content to real world settings by providing meaningful service to a community organization.
  2. Volunteer regularly at a local non-profit. Local non-profits throughout our region are looking for college student volunteers. Consider mentoring a local youth, serving dinner at a community meal site, teaching a knitting class at a drop-in center, playing board games with seniors at an assisted living facility or much more.
  3. Join the Eagle Volunteers Leadership Team! The applications go live every April for the team that will serve for the upcoming academic year.
  4. Plan a large group service project for your club or organization. Local non-profits are often in need of student groups to assist with annual fundraising events, plan food and clothing drives, or help with much-needed facilities projects like painting or assisting with renovations.
  5. Participate in a community-based internship. EWU’s Career Services office can support you in finding internships at local non-profits or governmental agencies. Internships allow you the opportunity to learn more about the field and gain important professional skills.

Looking to get involved? Check out the opportunities below!

Current Community Needs

Community Partner
Community Need ContactAgency Address/NeighborhoodDays for Donation Drop-off/ Service ProjectAdditional Info
Food For AllGardening Service OpportunitiesVolunteer Coord.: Jessie 509-459-6163 or foodforall@ccspokane.org1635 W 26th Ave, Vinegar Flats/ Latah ValleyContact Volunteer Coordinator
Crosswalk Teen ShelterSocks, undergarments for girls and boys, feminine hygiene products, disposable razors, body wash, hair products, backpacks, lightly used clothes, bus passes, & gift
525 W 2nd Ave, Downtown SpokaneContact for Details: Phone (509) 838-6596 or email.
Hearth HomesChild Care service
11214 E Broadway Ave, Dishman
Contact Volunteer Coordinator
Hearth HomesCleaning/Household supplies needed: Clorox wipes, window cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, bleach,paper towels, toilet paper, dish sponges, and dish
11214 E Broadway Ave, Dishman
Contact for Details: Phone (509) 926-6492, or email.
Mission Community OutreachService Opportunities to help sort donations received.
1906 East Mission Ave., LoganContact for Details: Phone (509) 536-1084 or email.
MLK Family Outreach CenterSpring Cleaning service
845 South Sherman St., South HillContact for Details: Phone (509) 455-8722 or email.Indoor and outdoor service opps. available.
Northeast Youth CenterArts, crafts, & office supplies
3004 E Queen Ave., HillyardContact for Details: Phone (509) 482-0708 or email.
Northwest Harvest
Sort & Pack Clothing service opportunities
3808 N Sullivan Rd, 15-K; Velox (Industrial park in b/w Millwood & Otis Orchards)
Contact for Details: Phone (509) 891-7012 or email.
Needs: Non-clumping cat litter, Kitty Meal Replacement.
6815 E Trent Ave, Spokane ValleyContact for Details: Phone (509) 482-0708 or email.
Second HarvestProduce Sorting service opportunities
1234 E Front Ave, East CentralVisit their website. All volunteers must sign up to volunteer on their website.
St. Anne's Children and Family CenterService Opportunities: Building and Ground Maintenance, and an upcoming Cleaning
25 W. 5th Avenue, Cliff/Cannon (Hospital area)Contact for Details.
Cleaning Event is Feb. 12, 8:00am-3:00pm
Must register by Feb. 8th, 14 volunteers needed for cleaning event.
St. Margaret's ShelterNeeds: Towels, canned food, socks, pots and
101 E Hartson Ave., Cliff/Cannon (Hospital area)Contact for Details: Phone (509) 358-4250 or email.
Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery
Needs: Gerber Good Start Formula, Girls & Boys winter clothes 6T-8T, Size 1&2 Diapers, Meats (ham, chicken, beef, turkey, deli meats), canned beans, Unscented laundry detergent.
1004 E 8th Ave., Cliff/Cannon (Hospital area)Contact for Details: Phone (509) 535-3155 or email.
Women & Children's Free RestaurantService Opportunities: Dinner Set-upvolunteer@wcfrspokane.org1408 North Washington St., Emerson Garfield Contact for Details: Phone (509) 324-1995 or email.T&W 2:30-6:30pm, F 11am-2pm. Students must fill out an application online; Organization cannot accept large groups of volunteers.

Eagles Engaged in Service: