Photos by Katy Laliotis '21

Who We Are

We strive to connect the Whitman College community with meaningful service experiences that encourage volunteers to share their talents, explore their interests, respond to community needs, and become active citizens.

Giving to Community Service

If you believe in our mission and would like to help support our programs, you can give a gift using Whitman's online gift form.

2018 Summer Community OutReach Excursion (SCORE) for Incoming Students


SCORE 2016 booklet cover

Download the SCORE FAQ sheet here and click the image for the SCORE Pamphlet.

Explore Walla Walla before classes start with a SCORE! In addition to working with great non-profits and community organizations in town, you'll also see some beautiful sunsets, have a picnic dinner in the wheat fields (a Whitman must), eat the legendary Walla Walla burrito, get to know parks in town, and more, all before other first-years arrive. 

The excursions are student-led pre-orientation trips that allow incoming students to contribute to community service projects in the Walla Walla Valley and get to know their fellow teammates through hard work and lots of fun. SCORE participants volunteer at a project each day and go on field trips to non-profits to gain an understanding of the social issues that affect our community. Evening activities provide opportunities for fun and reflection for the new students and leaders. Students will be housed at nearby churches and will cook most meals together.

For the most recent news about SCORE, read our posts on the SEC Blog.

How to Apply

2018 SCOREs have already occurred; check back this spring for information about the 2019 program.

Past Participant Reflections

"The SCORE program helped me feel more connected to both the Whitman and Walla Walla communities." - Zoe Brown '21

“SCORE was an incredible experience that allowed me to question my own opinions and make new and informed ones. [...] The week was filled with laughter and new understanding.” Kate Whittingham ‘18

"I think we need to understand the community we will become a part of.  We need to know its flaws to work toward fixing them.  Also, [SCORE] was fun!"  - Zidane Galant-LaPorte '21

Prospective Community Partners

If your organization is interested in hosting and connecting with Whitman volunteers, visit the Information for Community Partners page.