Community Service Interest Clubs

Service is fun, relational, and a great way to gain new perspectives!
Walla Walla has many opportunities for service.
Join one of these groups to see the world outside our campus!

  • Adopt-a-Grandparent

    The Adopt-A-Grandparent program is a student-run program that works with the nearby Odd Fellows senior home to pair Whitman students with seniors. Adopt-A-Grandparent volunteers visit with their adopted grandparent once a week for about an hour

  • Buddy Program

    The Buddy Program is a student-run program that connects Whitman students with adults in the Walla Walla community with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Whitman students meet with their buddies twice a month on Friday afternoons.

  • Center for Community Service

    The Community Service office connects the Whitman College community with volunteer opportunities in Walla Walla.

  • Challah for Hunger

    Challah for Hunger is a national non-profit organization where college students get together to bake and sell challah. Proceeds benefit the American Jewish World Service's Sudan Relief and Advocacy Fund and the Lillie Rice Center.

  • College Coaches

    College Coaches is a Whitman Community Service Office program that connects Whitman student volunteers with students in the Walla Walla public secondary schools who are seeking a mentor figure to help them become college bound or are struggling to adapt to high school academics and require additional support.

  • Green Park Bilingual Program

    Green Park Elementary Bilingual Program volunteers assist in the Green Park Elementary School classrooms by acting as a safety net for the children as they transition from learning only in Spanish to learning in English.

  • Project Eye-to-Eye

    Project Eye-to-Eye volunteers are Whitman students with learning disabilities/differences and/or ADD/ADHD who mentor elementary school students with LDs and/or AD/HD from three Walla Walla Public schools.

  • Service Trips

    Spring Break Service Trips are week-long volunteer trips that allow students to focus on a particular social issue outside of the Walla Walla community.

  • Story Time Project

    Story Time Project volunteers travel to classrooms, daycares, and libraries throughout Walla Walla to read stories to two through seven year olds. Story Time readers work in pairs and read for half an hour each week.

  • Whitman Direct Action

    Whitman Direct Action (WDA) is a student-run service-learning organization from Whitman College dedicated to promoting economically and environmentally sustainable development in marginalized communities.

  • Whitman Mentor Program

    The Whitman Mentor Program pairs Whitman students with at-risk elementary aged children from the Walla Walla Public Schools. Mentors are expected to provide friendship to their Mentees and act as positive role models.

  • Whitman Service Community

    The Whitman Service Community is a group of students who are passionate about community service and pursue that passion in the Walla Walla community as active citizens and volunteers.

  • Events & Reflections

    Student Engagement Center Events & Reflectiosn Intern

  • stART

    Students Teach Art

  • Camp Kesem

    Camp Kesem empowers college student leaders nationwide to create free, life-changing summer camps for children affected by a parent’s cancer.

  • Whitman Teaches the Movement

    Whitman Teaches the Movement is a partner program between Whitman College, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program, and the Walla Walla Public School District focused on increasing Civil Rights education in the Walla Walla area.