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Fall Service Day 2019

Service Day is about students and community coming together to make an impact. Twice a year an entire day is dedicated to being engaged in Service Day. This is a campus-wide event that occurs twice a year, where students and faculty participate in service projects for local organizations and private residents.

Community service is an important part of  the Walla Walla University experience. On service day, classes are excused with the expectation that students are participating in one of the various service projects. 


Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Meet at the CTC Bowl

8 a.m.  Breakfast is served and check in done
9 a.m.  Service projects depart
12 p.m. Lunch 


Mission

The purpose of service day is to inspire each other to learn and grow through generosity in service. This is accomplished by building relationships with community partners and bringing awareness to the university family about the diverse needs in the Walla Walla Valley. We desire to engage all students, faculty, and staff in service. By connecting with Christ through service there will ignite a passion to continue their involvement in working together in service.


Choose your project!

Questions? che@wallawalla.edu 


Apple Pie Making and Baskets for first responders - 15
Do you love to bake? This project will be making delicious apple pies to give to first responders as a thank you for all their hard work to keep us safe. Come have fun with friends and food.

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Blue Mountain Audubon Society - 20
Arthur G. Rempel Fort Walla Walla Natural Area is a great place for nature exploration any time of the year. The 65 acre and over 2 miles of hiking trail require a lot of up keep. The Audubon society needs help spreading bark over the trails to get ready for the winter season.

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Blue Mountain Humane Society - 20
Love animals? Blue Mountain Humane Society is a wonderful place to give back to the community and animals. Some projects are painting the cat barn and setting up for the annual fur ball event.

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Commitment to Community - 30
Attention art lovers! If you love art and believe in community art this is the project for you. This project is promoted by His Kids in Action. Commitment to Community that is supported through BMAC needs 12 volunteers to spend time with community members in cleaning and preserving a mural. 

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Change the day $100.00 - 20
Do you want to start a ripple effect of kindness? If so, this project is for you. 20 individuals will work on doing purposeful acts of kindness. With $100 how many peoples lives can you touch?

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Children’s Home Society of Washington - 10
CHS is dedicated to helping families and children grow. Their campus is large with a fenced backyard that has raised garden beds that need to be prepped for winter. As well, this project includes picking up debris and weeding.

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Christian Aid Center - 10
Christian Aid Center is looking for 10 volunteers who can tend to some general yard work and annual cleaning. This facility helps individuals who suffer from chronic poverty, homelessness, hunger, chemical dependency and mental illness. They need your help to keeping the facility clean and orderly. Volunteer today! 

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City of Walla Walla – Pioneer Park - 20
20 Volunteers will be completing annual flowerbed beautification. This will involve pulling the entire plant up and throwing them in a large dumpster. 

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City of Walla Walla – Mountain View Cemetery - 30
20-30 volunteers will be completing annual clean up and beautification at the cemetery. This will include clearing gravestones, raking, and deadheading flowers.

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College Place School District - 30 
Students need your help with their ball field and flowerbeds! College Place School District needs 15 helpful volunteers to spread bark into the flowerbeds and get the ball field ready for students.

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Computer Lap Service Promo - 20 
We need help from you to help promote all the good things that are going on. This service opportunity will involve using WWU computer lab to help promote service day on social media platforms. Come spread the word!

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Fort Walla Walla Museum – HISTORY MAJORS - 10
History Majors and Minors. This project is for you! here is a chance to work on museum textile maintenance and conservation. This lucky opportunity comes with re-racking and refolding quilts  and rugs in the museum archives!

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Fort Walla Walla Museum – Leather working - 20
This activity is open to all who are interested! Come volunteer at Fort Walla Walla for a chance to learn about leather working and conditioning. They need volunteers to wash and perserve harnesses for future generations to enjoy.

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Good Samaritan Ministries - 7
Want to paint or organize? Good Samaritan needs 6 volunteers. A couple will help with the office refresh which will include painting a 8x10 wall and possible hanging a world map. The second project will be working on storage organization. Lastly, they are looking for a front desk volunteer to help with answer the phone, scheduling, and greeting clients (last one is reoccurring: D).

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Gospel Outreach - 10
Gospel Outreach is looking for 10 volunteers who can tend to some general yard work and annual cleaning.

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Herring House - 6
This 5 bedroom 2 1/2 bath house was donated to Providence Hospital for patients who are receiving chemotherapy and need a n inexpensive place to stay. This project includes deep cleaning the home so it can continue to serve as a safe place for individuals to recover.

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Hope Heals Walla Walla - 30
Hope Heals is dedicated its efforts into helping families out of homelessness. This project will include helping set up the workspace in a new facility.

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Mount Hope Cemetery – THEOLOGY MAJORS - 30
Theology Majors and Minors this is the project for you! Annually the theology department cleans the gravestones at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Red Delicious Apple Picking - 55+
Do you want to experience what being in Apple State? This is a unique fundraiser to help support Walla Walla University Fund. Raise $25 per bin you fill. We have 500 bins ready to be filled come out pick your heart out. Full bins will be sold for apple sauce and dried fruit. Opportunity to raise $12,500! Transportation provided to Milton-Free Water for the first 55 people.

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Regency at the Park - 8
Regency at the Park is a rehabilitation facility that works hard at putting their patience first. There are only 2 maintance individuals for the entire facility. They need your help with trimming shrubs and cleaning flowerbeds so the facility will be ready for winter.

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Service Brainstorm Session in the Atlas - 12
October is Resilience month so come and brainstorm with others on way that we can promote resilience in our community. There will be a special guest, Teri Burila, who has started the resilience initiative in Walla Walla. 

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Service Day Breakfast Crew - 10
Come help make breakfast for all those who signed up to volunteer! 10 lucky individuals will get first dips on fresh food for the service crew. This project will start around 6:30 AM and will be over by 8:30 A.M. 

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Service Day Photography and Videography – COMMUNICATION MAJORS - 10
CHE is looking for 10 photographers or videographers who will go around to the different service projects and record the fun memories being made. The photos and videos can be used for class projects but must be released to the CHE office to be shared with the community. 

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Service Day Task Force Team (Morning) - 20 
This crew will help set up the CTC bowl, check-in volunteers, distribute t-shirts and vests, direct volunteers to appropriate transportation.  This project starts at 7am at the CTC bowl and is over at 9:30am. 

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Service Day Task Force Team (noon) - 20
This crew will welcome volunteers back and guiding volunteers back for lunch and debriefing. This crew will take back the tools, vests, equipment distributed and do inventory. As well, putting everything away and returning the area to its original glory. This project starts at 11:30 AM and ends after equipment is returned (4PM).

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SonBridge Community Center - 20
SonBridge does a lot for the community, and you can help too! This year SonBridge needs volunteers that are very organized and would love rearranging the store items to prepare for Christmas. If you don't like to organize they also need some adventurous individuals to help pick up the hillside and spruce up the exterior.

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Walla Walla Public Library – ENGLISH MAJORS – 20 
English Majors! Annually the English department dedicates their time to spend some TLC at the Walla Walla Public Library.

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Walla Walla Senior Center, Meals on Wheels - 4
This is an opportunity to be trained to be meals on wheels substitute driver. Drivers deliver meals every day to elderly individuals who would not otherwise have food. This service project is a training and would be reoccurring on a need-to-need bases. This project requires additional paper work to be submitted a week before the project.

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Wheatland Village, Memory Care Unit - 12 
38 residents are looking for company and they need you! Come and join in on the fun with arts and craft projects with the residents.

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Whitman Mission National Historic Site - 5
Do you like tipis? Come help Whitman Mission with their tipi inventory. They need 5 volunteers to ensure that each tipi has the correct number of poles, and the poles are properly bundled. You will also get to set up one or more tipis!

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Yeehaw Aloha - 20
If remodeling or organization is your thing, this is the project for you. Yeehaw Aloha is dedicated to the community wellbeing and almost all of their proceeds go to youth camps. The Running Club promotes this activity!

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YWCA Walla Walla, Take Steps against Domestic Violence - 10
Take Steps Against domestic Violence walk occurs annually to share the stores of individuals who have lost their lives to domestic violence. This project entails helping YWCA set up for this walk by distributing stories along the walk route.

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Last update on September 20, 2019