Service Learning

Service-Learning Projects

We understand you may have a service requirement for your Fall Quarter classes or wish to volunteer in the community.  On this page, we will list service learning opportunities that can be done in-person or virtually.  Please check this website frequently to stay updated or go to the Edmonds College events calendar and check the Service Learning checkbox for our current schedule.  

Please check with your instructor(s) as to whether or not your chosen project meets class requirements. Your instructor may have additional  or similar requirements in place.  If you have any questions, please contact stewart.sinning@edmonds.edu.

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 Zooniverse LogoZooniverse Research Projects

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.

Example Projects

Snow Spotter: Help hydrologists from the University of Washington analyze forest-snow interception patterns by examining timelapse photos.Mapping Change: Help us use over a century's worth of specimens to map the distribution of animals, plants, and fungi. Your data will let us know where species have been and predict where they may end up in the future!Penguin Watch: Count penguins, chicks and eggs in far away lands to help us understand their lives and environment.

Cedar Creek: Eyes on the Wild: Help researchers untangle the complex and surprising interactions among North American fauna!

Killer Whale Count: Identify and count killer whales to determine if their predation is causing Steller sea lion declines!

Whale Chat: Identification and classification of humpback whale vocalizations

Cradle of Humanity: Help National Museums of Kenya to transcribe vertebrate fossil specimen cards into a database

Jovian Vortex Hunter: Help us find interesting features in Jupiter's atmosphere!

Help the ecosystems of the Puget Sound overcome the threats that humans pose to them. 

We will often be planting native trees and shrubs,  as well as removing invasive species that endanger native plants and animals. There will be a number of habitat restoration events throughout the rest of the year, at a variety of sites around our area. 

Habitat Restoration

See "Upcoming Projects" page for a full list of Service Learning events, including Habitat Restoration events. 

Sustainable Agriculture Work Parties 

There are a number of super-cool farms in our area that are eco-friendly and in need of friendly volunteers. Come along to volunteer with 21 Acres, Farmer Frog, and other organizations helping to make agriculture more sustainable.

21 acres work party

See "Upcoming Projects" page for a full list of Service Learning events, including farm work parties. 

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."

Register here:

Register for Friday, September 23rd Register for Friday, October 21st Register for Friday, November 18th

Register for Thursday, November 3rd Register for Thursday, October 6th Register for Friday, December 2nd

 

Water Quality Monitoring

Join Green Team in monitoring the health of Perrinville Creek in Edmonds. 

Emily Monitoring

On the last Thursdays of each month (Friday backup days) we will meet at the Service Learning van by Meadowdale Hall and the Campus Farm, to travel to our monitoring sites to test the chemical and biological health of Perrinville Creek. Check out Green Team's event page to register.

Register Here!

Spreading Awareness on Consent and Bystander Intervention

Project Description: 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. 

Project Date: Ongoing 

Service-Learning Hours: 5 hours 

 Please use this link to begin: Bystander Intervention Overview

Campus Community Farm Workparties

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. Work parties will likely begin in August.

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.

SIGN UP NOW!

Click here to register for a work party

#SayHerName Violence Against Women

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“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. 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 

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!  


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.