Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Upcoming Events

  • Event Date From Thursday, January 03rd at 4:00 pm to Thursday, March 14th 6:00 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

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  • Event Date From Tuesday, January 08th at 2:00 pm to Tuesday, March 12th 4:00 pm
    The Cold Weather Shelter is a collaboration with FISH Food Bank and Kittitas County Churches to provide shelter to the homeless during the coldest months of the year. CWU student volunteers will help this year by making soup and sandwiches for the shelter and learning more about how to get involved throughout winter quarter. FOOD HANDLERS PERMIT WILL BE REQUIRED. Volunteer check-in will be in SURC 256 (upstairs).
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  • Event Date From Wednesday, January 09th at 1:00 pm to Saturday, March 16th 2:30 pm
    APOYO provides ethnically sensitive food and support to a diverse population in our area. Everyone is welcome. They open twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and have no restrictions on the number of times clients can take food. APOYO collects no personal data, and do not turn anyone away. They can also deliver food in emergency situations.

    APOYO welcomes donations of used clothing, appliances and household items, as well as some furniture, as space permits. All volunteers are welcome. They provide community service hours, and can offer student internships by arrangement with professors. If you need help, if you have items to donate, if you need community service hours, or if you have students who might benefit from working with a nonprofit organization that serves our local community, please visit their website! Or just drop by!

    Transportation not provided.
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  • Event Date Friday, February 22nd from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm
    Join the CLCE and Adult Activity Center for Forget Me Not Bingo! The event will be held at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center. The CLCE is looking for volunteers to participate in this bingo event which includes setting up, taking down and participating in bingo.

    Volunteers are encouraged to play bingo with older adults but are not eligible to win prizes.
    Lunch and transportaion will be provided.
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  • Event Date Friday, February 22nd from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Join us on Friday afternoon, February 22 in Black Hall Rm 223 (kitchen/lounge).
    Snacks provided!
    For more information please contact Dr. Becky Pearson, at or 509-963-1513.

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  • Event Date Thursday, February 28th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
    The 2019 CWU Education Career Fair is an opportunity for Education students and alumni to meet recruiters and administrators from throughout Washington State and surrounding areas in a small, friendly setting prior to the large WEA career fairs.
    Volunteers will be helping with Employer Assistance, Student Check-in, and Clean-up. All volunteers are asked to be dressed in either business casual or professional dress.
    Volunteer check-in will be outside the SURC Ballroom.
    Any questions about volunteering tasks or dress expectations can be directed to Sara Williams at or 963-1921.
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  • Event Date Saturday, March 02nd from 8:50 am to 2:00 pm
    Expanding Your Horizons is an event geared toward 5th-9th grade girls in order to introduce them to career options within the STEM fields. Most are from lower socio-economic families and have little to no exposure to people that work in STEM fields. We have recruited volunteer female presenters actively working in a STEM field to introduce their career and experience in an interactive way. To learn more about EYH please visit (copy/paste URL).

    The event is geared towards girls in STEM we would like (if possible) to have a majority of our volunteers to be WOMEN to give the girls representation on all aspects. Volunteers will be assigned tasks based on need. This could be escorting groups of girls to their sessions in Science 1, Science 2, and Dean Hall, help with registration, lunch, etc.
    Volunteer check-in will be in the SURC Ballroom at 8:50 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2019 (volunteer times may vary based on differing tasks).

    Snacks and lunch are provided. We encourage you to wear Central colors or your CWU gear!

    For volunteer related questions, please contact Dannica Price at (509) 963-2135 or, Dean Hall room 130.

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  • Event Date Thursday, March 07th from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    The Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) and the Office of International Studies and Programs (OISP) invite you to join them for the International Café, Thursday March 7 in SURC 137 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

    We are looking for people who would like to engage and form friendships with students from around the world.

    The café will be hosted by the Recreation and Tourism with a St. Patrick's Day theme.

    Bring your lunch. Beverages and dessert provided.

    For more information contact:
    Anne Miller, Program Coordinator, OISP
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  • Event Date Thursday, March 14th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Discovery Lab School is seeking a volunteer to work with a 3rd grade child that needs support in reading and a volunteer to help with math and language arts games and provide support in group activities.
    Education major preferred with a great way to get hands on experience!

    Reading Tudor day/hours needed:
    Winter Quarter: January 7- March 14 M,T,W,Th (or any three of these days) from 2-3pm

    Classroom Volunteer day/hours needed:
    Winter Quarter: January 7- March 13 M,W 10:30-12

    Transportation not provided.
    Discovery Lab is located at 201 N. Pearl St. (downtown Ellensburg)

    For more please contact Natalia Parker,, 509-607-0546 to schedule volunteer day and time.

    If interested in volunteering for this position, please stop by the CLCE office, SURC 256 (upstairs) to create your account and learn how to log your volunteer hours.

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  • Event Date From Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 pm to Friday, March 15th 7:00 am
    The Cold Weather Shelter is a collaboration with FISH Food Bank and Kittitas County Churches to provide shelter to the homeless during the coldest months of the year. The Cold Weather Shelter is open from November 12th to March 15th, 7:00pm-7:00am. The shelter is housed at a different church each night.
    Volunteers will staff the shelter with the following volunteer opportunities. * Screening, 7pm – 8pm: this role requires specialized training and screeners work on a rotation. Screeners greet the guests, ask for their compliance with shelter rules and policies, and check in guests personal items for storage during the duration of their stay. *Hospitality, 6:45pm -10:00pm: help shelter guests settle in, hand out sleeping bags and mats, direct guests to restrooms and refreshments, interact with guests (games, movies, conversation, etc.). *Overnight Supervision, 9:45pm - 6:00am: you do not have to stay awake all night. Volunteers can sleep in shifts but one volunteer must be awake at any given time to do routine guest monitoring/safety checks and be available if needed. You can bring other activities with you (homework, Netflix on a mobile device, books, etc.). *Rise and Shine 5:45am - 7:00am: wake shelter guests and help them gather their belongings, receive and tag sleeping bags and mats for transport, and tidy up after guests depart.

    All volunteers must attend an orientation before volunteering, please contact Ben Harbaugh at 509-312-5602.

    For more information, contact Ben Harbaugh, Cold Weather Shelter Coordinator at 509-312-5602 or

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