Service Learning

Service-Learning Projects

We understand you may have a service requirement for your fall classes or wish to volunteer in the community.  On this page, we will list service opportunities that can be done virtually or that can be engaged with social distancing. We will be doing our best to provide in-person and virtual service opportunities and other community engagement opportunities throughout fall quarter. Please check this website frequently to stay updated or go to the Edmonds College events calendar and check the Service Learning checkbox for additional opportunities.  

Please review the service learning requirements and required forms on our Service Learning Home page before embarking on a service project. We understand many of our students have a service learning requirement as part of their classes. Please check with your instructor(s) as to whether or not, you are required to submit these forms for class credit. Your instructor may have additional  or similar requirements in place. If you are beginning a service project that is not a class requirement, you must fill out all forms. If you have any questions, please contact stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu.

Updated September 24th with new opportunities.

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Service Learning: National Day of Service - Make a Difference Day

Where: Gold Park, 6421 200th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

When: Saturday, October 23, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Edmonds College and the surrounding community will be doing our part of "National Day of Service" at Gold Park in the Stolja Ali Ethnobotanical Garden.
This is a service learning event where students can earn up to 4 hours Service Learning credit. We clean up the park, lay mulch for winter, led by teachings from the Snohomish Tribal Elders who provide students with history of the park real estate/Lynnwood, the native plants at the park and their many uses.
Hot coffee, hot chowders and hot vegan soup to warm your belly after working in the woods. Donuts, snacks and fruit provided by CSEL.
Rain or Shine, dress for the weather. 

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Bee Club Shed Prep Work Party

Friday, October 29th 1:30pm-3:30pm

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The Bee Club will be getting a new storage shed at the Campus Farm! Come help us get the space ready in preparation for the install of the shed. We will be clearing the site for the shed and putting gravel down for the foundation. 

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"Become a Community Scientist! You can help balance human and wildlife needs by tracking and photographing animals in Mukilteo and Woodinville.

wildlife picture of a deer

The objective is to document several animal species for local agencies interested in wildlife activities. Guided by field technician Grace, you will learn to use traditional ecological knowledge to recognize track and sign of animals in urban environments, as well as set motion-sensitive camera traps to photograph these animals. This information will help City of Mukilteo, Snohomish County Airport, and Snohomish County Public Works Environmental Services to better understand how urban wildlife utilize the monitored areas.

**It is important that students signing up for this event dress accordingly, most importantly wearing waterproof footwear. This is important to ensure all participants have a safe and comfortable day.

We will meet by the van at the northwest corner of Meadowdale Hall."

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Spreading Awareness on Consent and Bystander Intervention

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Students are invited to create an artistic project in order to support remote outreach efforts of the Violence Prevention program. They may create digital art, a PSA, write a story/poem(s), create videos, or paint something and upload it, etc. 

Service Purpose/Project Goal: Students will become aware of the issues of consent and bystander intervention and become empowered by educating others via their service. They will learn about communication and collaboration to achieve social change while assisting the Violence Prevention program in their messaging. 

Date: Open, due November 19th

Service-Learning Hours: 5 hours 

Click here for Project description and instructions

Contact: Please contact Stewart Sinning for further project instructions and questions at stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu.   

Campus Community Farm Workparties

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The Campus Community Farm is looking for volunteers to help us keep our student-run urban farm growing strong! The Campus Farm is a vital part of the Edmonds College community, producing food for the Campus Food Pantry, providing research space for classes, and relies on volunteers like you to help us keep growing! Volunteers will help our Student Farmers with projects like weeding, harvesting, seeding, transplanting, and other farm maintenance. If you’re interested in volunteering with the Campus Farm, please sign up using the registration link. All skill levels welcome; gloves and tools will be provided; dress to work in the dirt and bring your reusable water bottle. The farm's location can be found on the campus map. It is number 3 on the map.

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#SayHerName Violence Against Women

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Virtual

“On May 20, 2015, at Union Square in New York City, AAPF hosted #SayHerName: A Vigil in Memory of Black Women and Girls Killed by the Police. For the first time, family members of Black women killed by police came together from across the country for a powerful vigil designed to draw attention to their loved ones' stories”. - AAPF

It is our turn as students and staff of Edmonds College, to continue the efforts of remembrance for our women when we become the visual voice to #sayhername. For the remainder of the academic year, we invite you to learn the history of the movement; honoring the women we have lost and acknowledging their stories. We will not allow them to be forgotten. This Action of Service is created to be performed on your time, availability, and location of choice. Please use this link to begin and join us: #sayhername Violence Against Women 

Becoming Aware

An on-campus program in collaboration with the Center for Student Cultural Diversity and Inclusion

Virtual 

Becoming Aware Reflection Drawing

When we hear the words culture, diversity, or equity, what does that even mean?! How about intersectionality, ethnicity, and inclusion? Is it race or discrimination, prejudice, or stereotype? Many terms we say or hear are used interchangeably, and it can be confusing! This program is an opportunity to learn, expand, and enlarge how we communicate with each other.  This program also allows us, as individuals, to honor and acknowledge our own multiculturalism.

We encourage students to apply their previous and current instructional knowledge in this project. This is a virtual service-learning project totaling 6 hours. This slideshow method is available at your convenience. Project submissions and reflection assessment are due December 10, 2021.  

To participate in this project, please click on the following link: Becoming Aware Presentation.

Food Pantry Cookbook Recipe Project

The Edmonds College Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help create recipe cards to put together in a cookbook! The purpose of this project is to create simple, nutritional recipes for us to share with our visitors to provide them with healthy options while using the food they take home each week from our pantry.Cookbook recipe project

There are three different types of recipes you can create:

  • A meal using multiple food pantry items that we could display as a “Featured Meal of the Week”
  • A substitute/alternative for another item typically found in a recipe (e.g using applesauce as a substitute for oil or butter while baking)
  • A unique way to cook and incorporate the bulk items we buy (pasta, rice, black, pinto, garbanzo beans, lentils, etc.)

If you're interested in volunteering with the campus food pantry, please sign up here with our Cookbook Recipe Sign-up Form. For more information about this opportunity, check out our Cookbook Recipe Project Presentation! Please contact Stewart Sinning at stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu with any questions.

VolunteerMatch Virtual Volunteer Hub

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We invite you to visit the VolunteerMatch resource hub and explore the growing network of #COVID-19 and virtual volunteering opportunities for practical actions you can take today to support your community.

 

Idealist and VolunteerMatch Virtual Opportunities

VolunteerMatch and Idealist are two great websites for finding virtual service learning opportunities. Below is a recommended list of virtual opportunities (local and abroad) you may use to complete service learning requirements for classes. Once you’re in contact with a sponsoring organization please email Stewart Sinning at stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu to receive service learning credit for your work.
Prayer Shawls for Hospice Patients

Forest Fire Prevention Serious Game Simulation

Homeless Prevention Simulation

Farmer Frog

 You can also browse VolunteerMatch or Idealist to find an opportunity that fits you!  

Zooniverse Research Projects

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Earn service learning hours online by participating in science projects through Zooniverse. Help researchers around the world with tasks you can complete on your computer. Some projects include monitoring wildlife cameras, climate patterns, deciphering botany samples, or identifying marine invertebrates!

To get started visit www.zooniverse.org and create an account. Students may choose from any project to participate in, and can track the classifications you’ve completed from your profile page. In order to receive service learning credit you must complete our Zooniverse Project Reflection form which includes uploading a screenshot of your profile page and completed classification number. Approximately fifty classifications equals one hour of service learning credit.

Suggested Projects

  • Cedar Creek: Eyes on the Wild: Help researchers untangle the complex and surprising interactions among North American fauna!
  • Manatee Chat: Identify Manatee calls from audio clips
  • Penguin Watch: Count penguins via wildlife cameras
  • Chimp & See: Study videos to identify chimpanzee species and to help understand the lives of these apes.
  • Invader ID: Identify marine invertebrates to help track coastal changes over time
  • Iberian Camera Trap Project: Identify different species in order to help develop a tool that protects the biodiversity of the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Nest Quest Go: Red-winged Blackbirds: Transcribe historical nest records while exploring the life-history of these fiery-winged blackbirds!
  • FrogSong: Help researchers understand frog calling behavior and develop automated recognisers by labelling calls.
  • Fossil Atmospheres: Count cells in modern and fossilized leaves to track climate change through history
  • Aurora Zoo: Observe and identify patterns in the Aurora Borealis
  • Star Notes: Help transcribe the groundbreaking work of early women astronomers!
  • Dark Energy Explorers: Identify distant galaxies to help measure dark energy when the universe was just ~2-3 billion years old.
  • Building Detective For Disaster Preparedness: Help to create annotations on street view and satellite images of building, which are needed to train a deep learning system to identify and classify building attributes.
  • World Architecture Unlocked: Transcribe information from photographs of buildings and monuments from across the world and throughout the ages

CatchaFire

 catchafire logoGo to the Catchafire website. Catchafire is a skills based volunteer matching organization that matches professionally-skilled volunteers with nonprofits and social enterprises.

Filter through volunteer opportunities based on cause area, skillset, and time commitment to find the best option for you. Choose to volunteer in ways ranging from a 1-hour phone call, to a 3-month pre-scoped project.

  1. Create a Catchafire profile and apply for volunteer opportunities through a 2-question application.
  2. If the project requires an interview, they’ll reach out to schedule a two-way conversation between you and the organization.
  3. If you and the organization both decide it's a good fit, you'll be matched and can begin working together!

More Virtual Service Learning!

Check out the following programs if you’re looking for virtual volunteer opportunities you can put towards service learning requirements. Once registered for a program send a screenshot with confirmation to stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu in order to receive service learning credit.

UN online volunteering
"The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) program contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Online volunteering allows organizations and volunteers to team up to address sustainable development challenges – anywhere in the world, from any device. Online volunteering is fast, easy – and most of all, effective. When skilled, passionate individuals join forces online with great organizations working toward sustainable development." goals, everyone wins.

Amnesty International Decoders
"Amnesty Decoders is an innovative platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help our researchers sift through pictures, information and documents."

Volunteer as a Citizen Scholar with Smithsonian Transcription Center
"Volunteer virtually with the Smithsonian Transcript Center or the Smithsonian Wikipedia Volunteer. Become a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer and help us make historical documents and biodiversity data more accessible. Join 18,006 "volunpeers" to add more to the total 534,922 pages of field notes, diaries, ledgers, logbooks, currency proof sheets, photo albums, manuscripts, biodiversity specimens’ labels that have been collaboratively transcribed and reviewed since June 2013."


More opportunities updated regularly. Check back soon!

Questions?

Please contact Stewart Sinning at 425.640.1882 or stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu or visit our contact page.