In celebration of National Volunteer Week and Earth Day, the Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) and the Center for Service-Learning at Western Washington University invite students, faculty, staff, and community members to participate in another “Connecting Communities Volunteer Days” event by volunteering in a group activity at an off-campus location of their choosing.
In 2014, the TLA proposed the creation of a trust-building event in response to that year’s BIG question: How do we ignite individual passion, purpose, and potential to co-create a culture of trust? The result was an annual spring day of service as part of National Volunteer Week.
Besides providing some important service hours to local organizations, this event also offers Western employees, students, and community members an opportunity to develop and sustain ongoing relationships by connecting people through service to the community. This year, the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County is coordinating and managing all of the volunteer opportunities, and Whatcom Community College is another sponsor supporting this effort.
Everyone is invited to sign up to volunteer on one or both days during a time of their choosing. (Note to WWU staff: this is a great opportunity to use all or part of your “Community Service Day” benefit!)
Volunteer projects include:
- The Bellingham Sock Monkey Project
- Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association Work Party Projects
- Salvation Army Thrift Store Work Party
- Volunteer Chore Program
- And more!
To reserve your volunteer spot, go to: http://www.wwu.edu/q/volunteerweek or email: TLA@wwu.edu. You can also learn more at an upcoming Volunteer Information Session on April 17, 2018 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bellingham Public Library, (210 Central Avenue).