WCC’s 50th anniversary activities include an opportunity for faculty and staff to contribute 50 hours of service to demonstrate the College’s legacy of community building. Participants who serve 50 hours or more will be awarded a commemorative WCC 50th anniversary pin in quarterly recognition ceremonies. We’ll need campus-wide support for this initiative to succeed. Cross-department collaboration and competition is encouraged! Hours can be tracked using the form below.
Volunteer work will be completed during lunch hours or after/before work. Exempt and classified staff may also opt to use personal leave. If employees participate in a service project that extends into work hours, they should consult with their supervisors prior to the start of the volunteer assignment.
50 hours of service opportunities
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, hours may be counted in already established community service/volunteerism, in areas of individual interest, new projects created by departments and employees, or in the three large projects the College is collaborating on with long-term community partners.
Trail to Cordata Elementary School
Did you know we have a new trail from WCC to Cordata Elementary? And, it takes only 10 minutes to walk! WCC has adopted a section of this beautiful trail, and we need your help to maintain it. Grab a colleague, a pair of gloves and clippers, and walk over to the trail at June and Fushia Roads. Or, hold your next department meeting on the trail while clearing blackberry bushes.
Cordata Elementary is home to over 400 students, speaking five primary languages (English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Punjabi, and Russian). Sixty-eight percent of the students receive free and reduced priced lunch. Our goal is to have staff and faculty volunteer at afterschool clubs, on the playground and during the school day in the classrooms.
Lummi Nation beach clean up
We will partner with the Indigenous Service Learning Program at Northwest Indian College and work on a beach clean-up at Lummi Nation the week before “Make A Difference Day 2017” (Oct. 22, 2017). Staff, faculty and students will be invited to help protect the Salish Sea by removing garbage and debris from a Lummi beach (location to be decided).
- Set up a lunch-time knitting group with other employees
- Work with a local organization to collect canned goods an hour after work each week
- Existing work on a community advisory committee
- Volunteer for the Pickford, a retirement home, community event, hospice or other local organization
- Check out the opportunities on the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County site
Please note: (*) indicates responses are required. Questions? Contact WCC Service-Learning Coordinator Kristine Smith at email@example.com or 360.383.3072.