Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

Upcoming Events

  • 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 cws@kvFISH.org


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  • Event Date Friday, March 15th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Students will assist beginning Spanish/French students with grammar explanations, and help them complete their homework.

    Winter Quarter: January 7 - March 15, 2019

    Spanish Tutoring for Spanish Students:
    Monday through Friday;
    Mondays: 8-10 AM; 12-5 PM; Tuesdays: 2-5 PM; Wednesdays, 12-5; Thursdays, 11-5 PM; Fridays: 9-11; 1-5 PM, in the World Languages and Cultures Lounge, Room 102

    French tutoring for French students:
    2:30-5:00, Mondays, Wednesdays; Tuesdays, 4-5; Fridays, 12:00-5:00, in the World Languages and Cultures Lounge, Room 102

    For more information contact the Department of World Languages and Cultures, L&L 963-1218 to schedule a day/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 Friday, March 15th from 8:00 am to 4:00 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.

    Winter Quarter: January 7 - March 15, 2019

    Mentors must:
    • 18 years old
    • Complete an online application found at www.youthserviceskc.org (resources tab).
    •Once application is received you will be contacted by Youth Services for further instructions
    • Pass a rigorous screening process
    • Be trained
    • Youth Services is located at 213 W. 3rd Avenue Ellensburg, WA 98926 (Transportation not Provided)
    • For more information please visit our website: www.youthserviceskc.org or contact Youth Services at 509-962-2737 or mentoring@youthserviceskc.org .
    • 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, March 15th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help at the Habitat Store. Volunteers will help with processing donations, assisting customers, organizing inventory and assisting cashiers.

    Winter Quarter: January 7 - March 15, 2019
    Available hours are Monday – Saturday 9am – 3pm.

    TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED
    Habitat for Humanity is located at 212 S. Railroad Ave.
    Please contact Samantha Tidd, Affiliate Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity to scheduled a time for volunteering.
    Office Phone: 509-962-5058
    Email: samantha.tidd@kchabitat.org

    Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity will verify volunteer hours.

    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, March 15th from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
    The store can raise the most money by making a variety of products available at all times; so when donations come in processing them quickly is critical. Volunteers will help sort donations and prepare them for the sales floor. In addition, volunteers will assist in getting priced and prepared goods onto the sales floor in an organized and appealing way.

    Winter Quarter: January 7 - March 15, 2019

    Volunteer Check-in located at Salvation Army Thrift Store, 9 South 6th Street Yakima or 2615 Main Street Union Gap.
    TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED

    PLEASE CONTACT: Karen Lynch, Regional Retail Volunteer Coordinator before arriving to volunteer.
    Email: Karen.lynch@usw.salvationarmy.org or (509) 362-0050 cell

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  • Event Date Friday, March 15th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    FISH Community Food Bank is currently looking for volunteers. This is a great opportunity to serve the Ellensburg community while adding experience in a Food Bank/Food Pantry and other aspects of a social agency to your resume.

    Winter Quarter: January 7 - March 15, 2019

    VOLUNTEERS ARE ASKED TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION, INTERVIEW WITH THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, UNDERGO A WASHINGTON STATE PATROL BACKGROUND CHECK AND ATTEND AN ORIENTATION WITH FISH FOOD BANK BEFORE BEGINNING.

    For more information, please contact FISH at 509-925-5990 or guestservices@kvfish.org. Or visit www.kvfish.org for an application and more information.

    Volunteer hours will be verified by the FISH Community Food Bank.
    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, March 15th from 9:15 am to 3:00 pm
    Volunteer for the High School English Language Learner classroom (room F-123 in the library).
    Dates and time to be determined with the availability of the volunteer.

    Winter Quarter: January 7 - March 15, 2019

    Transportation is not provided.
    Ellensburg High School is located at 1203 E Capitol Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

    Please contact Lynda Chaney at lynda.chaney@esd401.org to schedule a day/time to volunteer and for more information.

    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.

    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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