Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Upcoming Events

  • Event Date From Thursday, November 14th at 4:00 pm to Thursday, June 11th 6:00 pm
    Help the Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition by interacting with families and their children through Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math activities aimed towards children ages 0 through 5. The location of the event varies.

    Self-transportation is required. Below are addresses for each Ellensburg and Kittitas volunteer opportunities

    Hal Holmes Center
    209 N. Ruby Street

    Kittitas Elementary
    500 Pierce Street

    For additional information, please contact Michele Cawley at or (509) 306-1740
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  • Event Date From Wednesday, January 08th at 12:30 pm to Saturday, March 14th 7:00 pm
    The APOYO Food & Clothing Bank provides ethnically sensitive food and support to a diverse population in Ellensburg and the surrounding area. Volunteers at this site will sort food into boxes for distribution, help tidy any clothing and household items as well as assist with occasional unloading of the Northwest Harvest truck.

    Transportation to this site is not provided

    For additional information, please contact:
    Patricia Garrison at
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  • Event Date From Tuesday, January 14th at 2:00 pm to Tuesday, March 10th 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 Monday, February 03rd at 3:45 pm to Tuesday, June 30th 3:45 pm
    This service would be for classroom volunteers to interact with UESL students in their regular UESL classes. We would like for volunteers to be able to volunteer once or twice a week for three weeks--February 12th through March 5th. The time slots would depend on the availability of the student volunteers. We have 4 classes (possibly 5) in which we would like the volunteers to help out. (See schedule) If we get enough volunteers, the process we envision would be for us to plug volunteers into classes for which they have indicated their availability.
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  • Event Date From Wednesday, February 05th at 3:30 pm to Wednesday, March 04th 11:55 pm
    Student volunteers will participate in activities, games and occasional presentations with other international students—the goal being to help the international students speak more English and interact with people from different cultural backgrounds. Volunteers must be willing to follow the teacher’s lead and participate with the international students and possibly assist the teacher or students when needed. Meet in Hebeler 207
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  • Event Date Friday, February 21st from 10:30 am to 2:15 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 Saturday, February 29th from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
    Kittitas County Search & Rescue (KCSR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization what works at the direction of the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office to assist with search and rescue and other emergency services in the Kittitas County. KCSR has over 120 volunteers trained to respond throughout the county on different search, rescue and recovery missions. This organization also provides the Sheriff's Office with "boots on the ground" for emergencies, such as roadblocks for wildfires.

    KCSR will be hosting their 8th Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction on February 29, 2020
    Proceeds will support KCSR equipment and training.

    The day of the event volunteers will help with set up, item running, and cleanup.

    For more information, please contact
    Bianca Sanchez, or
    (509) 963-1850
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  • Event Date Thursday, March 05th 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 5th in SURC 137 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

    Anyone who would like to engage and form friendships with students from around the world is welcome.

    The café will be hosted by the newly formed Muslim Student Association

    Bring your lunch. Beverages and light snacks provided.

    For more information contact:
    Krissy Goecks at
    T: 509-963-1375
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  • Event Date Saturday, March 07th from 8:50 am to 1:30 pm
    Hosted through the College of the Sciences (COTS), "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 helping with registration, lunch and escorting groups of girls to their sessions in Science 1, Discovery Hall, and Dean Hall.

    Preference for those who identify as female since this event is serving girls in STEM.

    For volunteer related questions, please contact Dannica Price at (509) 963-2135 or email
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  • Event Date From Tuesday, March 31st at 8:00 am to Friday, June 12th 5:00 pm
    Volunteer hours are hosted weekly through Spring quarter. The same volunteers are not required to return each week, although we welcome it!

    The days/times are as follows (this is every week between March 31 – June 12): Wednesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Thursday. 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Fridays from 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Volunteer orientations (recommended but not required): The first Wednesday and Saturday of the month (starting April) from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    ---Wednesday, April 1 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Wildcat Neighborhood Farm
    ---Saturday, April 4 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Wildcat Neighborhood Farm
    ---Wednesday, May 6 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Wildcat Neighborhood Farm
    ---Saturday, May 9 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Wildcat Neighborhood Farm
    ---Wednesday, June 3 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Wildcat Neighborhood Farm
    ---Saturday, June 6 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Wildcat Neighborhood Farm

    The farm is located on the corner of N Alder St and Dean Nicholson Blvd, across from Student Village Apartments.

    For more information contact: Kate Doughty, Farm Manager at 509-963-1585 or
    The link to Wildcat Neighborhood Farm website is (copy/paste link)

    If interested in volunteering for this position, please stop by the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement office, SURC 256 (upstairs) for additional questions!
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