Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Upcoming Events

  • Event Date From Saturday, May 23rd at 8:00 am to Saturday, September 26th 4:00 pm
    The Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help build homes for families in need in the Cle Elum area. You don’t need any experience to volunteer and make a big difference! Builds are typically on Saturdays from 8am to 4pm, but half days are okay.

    Participants should bring closed toe shoes, clothes that can get dirty, a water bottle, sunscreen/sunglasses, and a lunch. The builds will be on May 23; June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; and September 12, 19, 26.

    Transportation is not provided.
    Build Address: 440 Highline Loop, Cle Elum

    For more information and to confirm availability call Sarah Smith at (509)-962-5058.
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  • Event Date Tuesday, May 26th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
    On May 26, 2015, there will be a blood drive in SURC 137 A&B. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for approximately 70 CWU students and staff to donate.The American Red Cross (ARC) uses the donated blood to aid local hospitals, as well as hospitals around the country who experience tragedies. Most donated blood stays within Central Washington to help patients suffering from trauma, illness, and injury, while other donations will help during national emergencies. Approximately 39,000 units of blood are needed each day across the U.S, and you could be a part of fulfilling that need. Remember: one donation saves up to THREE lives. ALL DONORS MUST HAVE PHOTO ID. Come in and donate!
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  • Event Date Saturday, May 30th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
    The American Red Cross needs volunteers to help canvas Ellensburg neighborhoods and install fire alarms in their Home Fire Preparedness Campaign. They will be installing FREE smoke alarms in the neighborhoods that are most prone to home fires. You can sign up to canvas or to install alarms or BOTH! Volunteers need no experience, and will be provided with training the day of the event.

    May 30th is a canvasing day and June 6th and 7th is when the actual smoke alarms will be installed. Volunteers will be in groups and will be provided with tools, flyers, water, snacks, and a meal. Installers must be 18 years or older, but kids are welcome to join in the canvasing if there is an adult present. Spanish speakers are also needed!

    For more information or to register for the date/time that you are available, copy/paste link in browser:
    Students must also register through the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (click below to sign up).

    Check in will be at the Ellensburg American Red Cross, 312 N. Pearl St.
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  • Event Date Thursday, June 04th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    The mission of this student lead Calling Campaign is to encourage and promote a student to student interaction between current Central Washington University students and incoming admitted students. The volunteers will contact admitted students, encourage them to enroll/sign up for orientation, and answer any/all questions they may have. This opportunity allows volunteers a chance to work directly with the admissions and recruiting department; as well as, gaining useful communication skills and connections within the CWU community.

    Location: Admissions Office in Mitchell Hall, West Wing

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    General Calling: 5:00pm—7:00pm

    For more information contact:
    Emilee Oldham:
    Andres Moreno:
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  • Event Date Friday, June 05th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
    The Adult Activity Center is looking for people to set up, clean up, dance, and socialize with the seniors at their “Senior Prom.” They need five to seven volunteers on Friday, June 5. Volunteers are encouraged to dress up and have fun!

    Check in will be at the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, SURC 256

    Van will leave promptly at 11:15 am.

    For more information contact Olivia Estill, Wellness Coordinator at (509) 962-7242.
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  • Event Date From Saturday, June 06th at 7:30 pm to Sunday, June 07th 12:30 am
    Join the Wellness Center and volunteer at the 4th Annual Late Night Carnival. Enjoy games, cotton candy, pop, and pizza! There will be two shifts of volunteers who will be setting up, cleaning up, distributing drinks and snacks, and assisting with the games. Be a part of a fun and safe environment to help everyone unwind before finals week.

    For more information contact: Emily Blakley, Wellness Center Office Assistant 509-963-3213
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  • Event Date From Monday, June 08th at 10:00 am to Friday, June 12th 2:00 pm
    Moving Out? Throwing away items that are still usable? Don't know what to do with your unwanted belongings? The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement is hosting the Don't Waste, Donate program to collect unwanted items and non-perishable foods from students and staff as they prepare to vacate the residence halls for the summer. The event will take place on Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12th at the SURC and different locations around campus.
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  • Event Date Friday, June 12th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    The mission of the Youth Services Mentoring Program is to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal potential. Youth Services Mentoring Program envisions a community in which every youth experiences nurturing one-to-one relationships and community support. This will allow them to develop into their full potential, capable of making informed, responsible decisions as involved members of our community.

    Mentors must:
    • 18 years old
    • Complete a written application
    • Pass a rigorous screening process
    • Be trained

    We are located at 213 W. 3rd Avenue Ellensburg, WA 98926

    For more information please visit our website:
    or contact Crystal Church at 509-962-2737 or
    Youth Services of Kittitas County

    If interested in volunteering for this position, please stop by the CLCE office to create your account and learn how to log your volunteer hours.
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  • Event Date Friday, June 12th from 9:05 am to 6:00 pm
    Help stock shelves, clean, operate the cash register, price items, etc. 2-4 hours per week commitment is greatly appreciated. Training provided. Proceeds from the Habitat Store keep our nonprofit running so we can help more families have a decent place to live.

    Location: 212 S. Railroad Ellensburg
    Transportation not provided.
    Available hours: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 9am - 3pm; Wed 9am-6pm

    Contact: Sarah at 509-962-5058 or

    If interested in volunteering for this position, please stop by the CLCE office to create your account and learn how to log your volunteer hours.
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  • Event Date Friday, June 12th from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    The City of Ellensburg, Public Works has been sponsoring an annual educational event for children to promote awareness of the workings of the City that serves them. Touch A Truck event is quite popular and volunteers are needed. The Touch A Truck event is Friday, June 12th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Rotary Park, volunteers will need to arrive at 12:30 pm. Volunteers will help blow up balloons, handout flyers, put on sticker tattoos and a second and third pair of eyes at each vehicle.

    Transportation is not provided.
    Event location:
    Rotary Park, 1200 W. 5th

    For more information please contact Sarah Voss or Michelle Dufault at City Hall, Public Works, 501 N Anderson St, or call 962-7230 or 962-7234.
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