Blue Zones Project of Walla Walla Valley

Walla Walla University and Adventist Health have partnered with the Walla Walla Valley Blue Zones Project (BZP) as our signature project for our community. BZP is designed to help make healthy choices easier where we live, work, play, pray, and learn, and will have a significant positive impact on the health and well-being of our community. With funding from Adventist Health and leadership from the CHE, WWU is proud to have brought the Blue Zones Project to the Walla Walla Valley. Learn more about Blue Zones Project on their website.

C.A.R.E. Weekends

C.A.R.E. Weekends are 1–2-hour service opportunities offered every weekend during the academic year. Designed to help students connect with Christ through service, C.A.R.E. activities give students an opportunity to make friends while making a difference for our community.

Want to stay updated? Follow our Instagram and find upcoming C.A.R.E. Weekend activities on our service calendar.



C.A.R.E. Project

C.A.R.E. (Community Action Relief Experience) Project is a pilot project from the North Pacific Union Conference Community Services department with a vision to increase the involvement of young people in community service through a comprehensive, assessment-based engagement plan, supported by a team of CARE Advocates and resident expert partners. You can find more information on our C.A.R.E. Projects page. 

CHE Certified Club

Become a CHE Certified Club!

The Center for Humanitarian Engagement (CHE) is interested in collaborating with campus clubs to enrich the experience of their club members and provide the clubs with useful resources for their own events and activities. This certification was created to help support campus clubs in embodying our core value of generosity in service through service opportunities, access to the Walla Walla Tool Library and so much more! If your club is interested in becoming CHE Certified, you can check out more information on our CHE Certified page or on the Campus Clubs page. ​​​​​​​




Eden's Pantry

Operated by the Walla Walla University Church. Eden’s Pantry is an on-campus food pantry designed to meet the needs of food insecure students at Walla Walla University and provide outreach to the community. The pantry has worked with College Place Public Schools to organize volunteers and gather food for hundreds of care packages benefiting the college Place community.

“Because we believe that every person is created in the image of God, our mission reaches beyond providing food to promote the value of nutrition, increase self- sufficiency, and instill hope. Furthermore, we seek to encourage an understanding of food insecurity within our community and to create a space for students and church members to volunteer and come together. In this way, Eden’s Pantry helps to ensure that food relief has a more meaningful, enduring impact.”

Hey Neighbor Neighbor (HeyNN)

Another great resource to engage with the community is through our Hey Neighbor Neighbor program. This program began as a response to the rise of loneliness during the pandemic. Our mission is to engage individuals in creating community solidarity based on intentional togetherness, next-step action, and meaningful connection. 

Our goal at Hey Neighbor Neighbor is to provide YOU with the means to grow in relationship with your neighbors and to watch your community thrive. Utilize our affordable tool library and participate in weekly Hey Neighbor Neighbor challenges focused on meaningful connections, practical service, engagements that count, and purposeful surprises. If you would like to receive our weekly HeyNN challenges, text "HeyNN" to (509) 800-0966.

Check out our HeyNN website for more information on the Hey Neighbor Neighbor program and the WW Tool Library. 

Long Term Recovery

The CHE helped form the Blue Mountain Long-Term Recovery Group to respond to the needs of the Walla Walla Valley and surrounding counties after severe flooding in February 2020. Long-term disaster case management and rebuilding continue to be needed. 

Service Day

Service Day is about students and community coming together to make an impact. 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. Thanks to the you and the many students that participated over the years, the CHE at Walla Walla University celebrated our 30th annual Service Day on October 18, 2023. Thank you for your Generosity in Service! 

If you haven't had the opportunity to participate in one of our Service Days, join us April 21, 2024 from 12pm-4pm for Tri-College Community Days at the Fort Walla Walla Park. You can find more info on our service day page. 

Service Learning

Service learning refers to student participation in educational activities that provide a benefit to the community while meeting learning objectives. It combines meaningful experiences, practical skill-development, and career exposure, with increased awareness of and compassion for the needs of others.