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Service Learning

Extended and longer term Service Projects

Listed here are Service Learning projects that require a longer commitment and placement at a community organization. These projects may require an interview and/or background check (see postings for more details).

Service Learning opportunities


Service Learning Opportunity: Mercy Housing Homework Club - Academic Development Assistant

Location: 2721 Lincoln Way, Lynnwood, WA 98087
(Volunteers will be provided an ORCA card for transportation)

Description: Mercy Housing's Mission:
Our non-profit organization’s mission is: “To create stable, vibrant and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities.”

Mercy Housing is looking for Edmonds College students to assist with various academic and extra- curricular activities working with elementary, middle and high school students during a program named Homework Club. This role includes one on one tutoring, as well as working with groups. The program goal is to make a serious impact on the students’ academic development as well as involve them in character building activities. Focus on reading and math is primary, however other subjects will be included depending on need. A focus on social and emotional learning is fostered during this program as well. The right candidates will be able to engage students and instill a desire to improve and develop a love of learning. This opportunity provides a really fun way to get hands on experience in working with children and youth. Substantial refreshments are part of the program and cooking projects are a popular activity. A commitment from now through June is what is needed.

The days and hours of the Homework Club program are Mon.-Thurs., 3-5 p.m.

  • Volunteers will commit to at least one quarter of service
  • Volunteers will work with Mercy Housing to develop their schedule
  • Volunteers are not required to serve all days, at least one day a week is required, more is desirable
  • Volunteer schedules will be adjusted/reviewed quarterly
  • Volunteers would have to have a background check (paid by Mercy Housing).
  • Guidelines and training provided by program administration.

Volunteer requirements:

  • Be able to pass background check
  • Computer Literacy
  • Be able to help students with reading, math, stem, art, music, etc
  • Assist students with social and emotional learning initiatives
  • CPR and/or First Aid training - desirable but not necessary
  • Driver's License - desirable but not necessary, being on time required
  • 18 or older – desirable but not necessary
  • Pre-Placement Training - minimal
  • Bilingual is always a plus but not necessary – (Ukrainian, Russian, Twi)
  • Being energetic and engaging
Interested students should contact Stewart Sinning at 425.640.1882 or stewart.sinning@edcc.edu for more information.

Seeking college students for late night volunteering with Crisis Text Line!

Crisis Text Line provides free, nationwide, 24/7 support for people in crisis, all via text message. The service is powered by volunteer Crisis Counselors who work remotely from anywhere on their computer. Crisis Counselors answer texts from people in crisis, and are trained in techniques to bring them from a hot moment to a cool calm through active listening, collaborative problem solving, and safety planning. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Learn more below:

What is the process for becoming a Crisis Counselor?
Step 1: Fill out an application at crisistextline.org/volunteer
Step 2: Consent to a background check
Step 3: Complete a 30-hour web-based training that is led by a Crisis Counselor Coach
Step 4: Take your first shift and start supporting people in crisis!

What you get out of this experience:
The opportunity to learn and develop your skills in active listening, collaborative problem solving, and crisis management all from the comfort of your home (these skills can help in your personal relationships too!). Many of our Crisis Counselors also highlight Training and the volunteer experiences on their resumes and LinkedIn profiles.

Plus, as a West Coast volunteer, you have a huge opportunity to make an impact when it comes to helping texters that typically may be waiting longer to connect with a Crisis Counselor! Our highest volume times are between 8:00pm & 6:00am EST, meaning when our volunteers on the East Coast are fast asleep, we’re able support those texters in need because of the time difference.

Ready to apply?
Learn more about this opportunity and apply at crisistextline.org/volunteer
If you have any questions, please email info@crisistextline.org

Crisis Text Line is an equal opportunity organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and Crisis Counselors.


Service Learning Opportunity: Full Life CareFull Life Logo

Group of Full Life Clients

Volunteer for Adult Day Health Center (Everett)

Web Address: https://www.fulllifecare.org/

Contact (for application / additional questions):

Jessica Chin, Volunteer Program Supervisor, (206) 224-3764

jessicac@fulllifecare.org

(All students must email Jessica to receive a Full Life Care volunteer application form and complete the necessary screening, scheduling, and orientation steps.)

Location: Snohomish County Adult Day Health Center: 2931 Rucker Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

Availability: Ongoing

Time commitment: At least 1 hour per week for 3 months (minimum) during any weekday, Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:30pm. Exact times negotiable.  (10 – 12pm and 3 – 4:30pm are busiest group times, during which we welcome the most volunteers) 

Duration:  1 – 8 hours / day (so 3 hour blocks or more is fine)

Minimum commitment:  Consistent weekly shifts during 1 school quarter (longer is also welcomed) 

Background Information: 

Mission

Full Life Care is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for frail elders and adults with disabilities. Full Life’s Adult Day Health Center in Everett is welcoming Service Learning students to directly engage and support clients.

Volunteers enhances our Adult Day Health services by cultivating positive interactions with participants and assisting with enjoyable group activities that nurture the mind, body and spirit, including exercise programs, word games, craft workshops, and more. Volunteers are also invited to lead groups and share special skills and talents.

As an activity assistant volunteer, you will greet and socialize with participants, and assist with set up and facilitation of activity programs, positively encouraging client engagement. Activities may include exercise, word games, crafts and more, and students are welcome to incorporate their own skills and interests.

This service learning opportunity is best suited for any student interested in working with the elderly population or adults with disabilities. Nursing students are encouraged to sign up. Students may sign up as individuals or small teams of 2-4.

It is helpful to have strong English verbal skills, demonstrating attentiveness, patience and compassion.

It is preferred you attend consistent weekly shifts for one quarter. Exact hours are flexible according to your personal schedule.

Requirements:
  1. Complete Full Life Care volunteer application and background check process.
  2. Complete orientation and on-site training.
  3. Adhere to confidentiality policy and pledge.
  4. Submit a Tuberculosis screening and obtain TB test, if needed, and proof of flu shot (if volunteering during Fall/Winter active flu season).