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  • 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 michele.cawley@chcw.org 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 Thursday, January 24th 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 January 24 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 Student Involvement.

    Bring your lunch. Beverages and dessert provided.

    For more information contact:
    Anne Miller, Program Coordinator, OISP
    Email: anna.miller@cwu.edu
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  • Event Date Tuesday, January 29th from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
    On Tuesday, January 29, there will be a blood drive with the American Red Cross in SURC 137 A&B. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for approximately 50 CWU students, staff and community members 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.
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  • Event Date Saturday, February 02nd 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 7th Annual Fundraiser Dinner & Auction on February 2, proceeds will support KCSR equipment and training.
    The day of the event volunteers will help with set up, item runner, and cleanup.
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  • Event Date Friday, February 08th from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Chinese Students and Scholars Association will be hosting the annual Chinese Lunar New Year Gala on February 8th, at the SURC Ballroom from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Volunteers will assist with various types of tasks during the event. Volunteers will receive specific instructions and guidance from their respective officer leaders. Volunteer check-in will be outside the ballroom.
    Please contact Jia Jin Xu at JiaJin.Xu@cwu.edu for any questions.
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  • Event Date Wednesday, February 13th from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
    Join the CWU Rotaract Club with a reading and art activity to be held at Bright Beginnings on Wednesday, February 13 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.
    Volunteers will read with children in small groups and then finish with a art project.

    Volunteer check- in will be at Bright Beginnings located at 220 E. Helena Avenue.

    Dinner will be provided.
    Transportation not provided.
    For more information contact: Maureen Rust, Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian Maureen.Rust@cwu.edu or Kylee Ochoa kylee.ochoa@cwu.edu
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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 Sara.Williams2@cwu.edu or 963-1921.
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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, discoverylabellensburg@gmail.com, 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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