Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Upcoming Events

  • Event Date From Thursday, September 20th at 2:30 pm to Saturday, November 17th 6:30 pm
    Come join the Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition to promote and educate the Science,Technology, Reading/wRiting, Engineering, Arts and Math (STREAM) program areas to infants, children, and parents in the local Ellensburg Community.
    Themes highlight each event with core activities centered on all six STREAM fields.

    Volunteers will interact with children and parents to provide a positive learning experience for all attendees.
    Volunteer Spanish interpreters needed.

    TRANSPORTATION is not provided. Please dress appropriately for working with children.

    Volunteer hours will be verified by Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition.

    For more information, please contact Michele Cawley at or (509) 306-1740
    If you would like a text reminder - text @pcele to (206)557-6563

    If you decide to volunteer with this organization, it is important for you to understand that this organization does not provide to their volunteers any Labor & Industries Workers Compensation insurance coverage.
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  • Event Date From Friday, September 21st at 1:00 pm to Friday, November 16th 4:00 pm
    Volunteers will provide support and sustainability to the Campus Community Garden to enable the garden to grow and provide additional resources to the community.
    Volunteers will assist with weeding, covering the ground for winter, beautification of common areas, bed marking, organizing tools, supplies and garden shed.
    Volunteers needed every Friday – 1 pm - 4 pm, beginning September 21 through November 16.
    “Sign up for a single Friday OR for all of them! We’d like to have at least 10 people each Friday.”

    FREE snacks provided!

    The garden is located just north of the corner of North Alder St. and East 14th (south of the playing field).

    Please contact Dr. Pearson for more information or to get involved, at 509-963-2493 or

    Volunteer hours will be verified by Dr. Pearson.

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  • Event Date From Monday, September 24th at 8:00 am to Tuesday, November 20th 5:00 pm
    Students have the opportunity to come into the CLCE office during their free time, and volunteer by preparing supplies and creating templates of crafts for Holiday Extravaganza. The office is located in SURC 256 (upstairs), and is open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm.

    Holiday Extravaganza is an annual event that aims to provide approximately 400 K-5 children with 30 fun and safe holiday craft stations. This event takes place on the first Saturday in December from 10am-2pm in the SURC Marketplace.

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  • Event Date From Saturday, September 29th at 10:00 am to Sunday, October 28th 4:00 pm
    Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center needs your help to prepare their new dining hall for opening day. Volunteers are needed to help with painting, landscaping and installing pavers for the courtyard.
    The camp is located just 20 minutes from CWU at 16170 Manastash Road

    Where clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes.

    Volunteer check in will be at Lazy F Camp with Dave Burfeind

    Please contact Dave Burfeind at 509-962-2780 or by 5:00 PM each Thursday if you will be attending.
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  • Event Date From Wednesday, October 03rd at 1:00 pm to Wednesday, December 05th 7:30 pm
    From Wednesday, October 3rd to Friday, December 7th volunteers will assist the local A.P.O.Y.O Food & Clothing Bank with weekly tasks including the unloading of Northwest Harvest food truck and general food distributions. Other tasks may include filling food boxes with various produce and non-perishables as well as light housekeeping within the facility.

    Transportation not provided.
    The A.P.O.Y.O Food & Clothing Bank is located just behind the CWU Challenge Course at 1320 E. 18th Ave. Transportation not provided.

    For more information,contact Patricia Garrison at (509) 929-4111 or .
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  • Event Date Saturday, October 20th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
    Get out in the fresh country air and help preserve the past for future enjoyment. Work with the Heritage Gardeners to maintain decades-old gardens and spruce up Washington’s oldest working farm. Olmstead Farm, is one of the first homesteads in Kittitas Valley, and they need your helping hands. Equipment, transportation and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Check in will be in the CLCE SURC 256 (upstairs). Volunteers are asked to dress appropriately for the weather (sun protection, warm/cool clothes, etc.), wear CLOSED-TOE SHOES and CLOTHES you don't mind getting dirty.
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  • Event Date Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Join the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group and Parkland condo association in a planting party! We will be installing approximately 300 plants and spreading mulch.
    LUNCH provided!

    Volunteer check-in will be with Landon Shaffer at the Parkland Condos located at 500 E. Cherry Ln, Ellensburg.
    TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED, but there is a Central Transit drop off very near the planting.
    For more information please contact: Landon Shaffer: or (509) 310-9324
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  • Event Date Monday, October 22nd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Mabuhay Philippine is an event held by CWU Filipino American Student Association (CWU FASA). This is an event to highlight, explore, experience, learn and celebrate Filipino Culture. This is our first event of the year in October, and October is Filipino American Heritage month. At this event we will have trifolds with information about the Philippines, whether that be about food, LGBT+, migration, pop culture and several others. A treat will be provided once individuals receive a passport and travels throughout all our trifolds. There will also be performances and trivia. The event will be on October 22 from 5:30pm-7:30 at SURC 137 A&B.

    Volunteers are needed at the Greeting and Tri-fold table.
    For more information please contact:
    Ryan Dela Rosa (360)662-6704
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  • Event Date Wednesday, October 24th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Fall Fair recruitment is for upcoming graduates and for students seeking job, internship and graduate school opportunities. Companies and agencies will recruit for all academic disciplines. And don't miss the Education Abroad Fair taking place downstairs in SURC 137.

    The Fall Career, Internship & Grad School Fair is looking for volunteers to help with Employer Assistance, Welcome Table, Backpack Check, and Clean-up.

    Business casual or professional dress is required for all volunteers at this event.
    Volunteer check in will be outside the SURC Ballroom

    For more information contact: Sara Williams at 509.963.1979 or
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  • Event Date Friday, October 26th from 10:00 am to 2:45 pm
    Join the CLCE and Adult Activity Center for the first ever Casino Classic! The event will be held at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center. The CLCE is looking for volunteers to participate in this event which includes setting up, taking down and helping facilitate casino type games. No casino experience is required, we'll teach you everything you need to know!

    Transportation and light refreshments will be provided.
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