Whitman College Center for Community Service

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About Us

Mission: The Center for Community Service (CCS) serves students interested in community service by acting as a volunteer clearinghouse and liaison between the community and Whitman College. It is a central coordinating office for on- and off-campus volunteer efforts. The CCS attempts to promote citizenship and public service as an integral part of education and of life.

Description: The CCS provides opportunities to begin volunteering through: Volunteer Fairs, student-lead partnerships like The Whitman Mentor Program, The Story Time Project, Trilogy Tutors, and group activities such as: Make a Difference Day, Service Saturdays, and Alternative Spring Breaks. It is the intent of the CCS to educate the Whitman community regarding the importance of community service and to create opportunities for students to have meaningful learning experiences in service. The CCS also works with the Community Service House, an interest house designed for students interested in pursuing community service individually, and to promote a service ethic on the campus as a whole.

History: The Center for Communtiy Service was implemented on campus during the 1994-1995 academic year. It has been supported through generous alumni donations, the Privat family, as well as through a gift from the class of 2001.

How to Volunteer: Anyone interested in volunteering may browse the many opportunities on our website, pick up copies at the CCS office of our annual Guide to Volunteer Opportunities (also located on our website), attend Volunteer Fairs, drop by the CCS office, or schedule a one on one volunteer consultation. We are always available and excited to talk with you!