Serve Our Community

Service Opportunities

Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement (SLICE) has a variety of opportunities to serve our community. CWU students can make a difference on campus and beyond simply by volunteering their time. Our upcoming programs and service opportunities are also available on our Presence page. By joining the SLICE organization in Presence, you will be able to see our events, programs, and volunteer opportunities in the SLICE.

Student organizations can also get involved in any of these service experiences. You and your members can either sign up individually or reach out to for more information on securing space for your members!

SLICE loves to partner with off-campus agencies/organizations to promote serving our community off-campus. If partners do not have an active memorandum of understanding but are interested, please complete the SLICE MOU Intake process. Please note that CWU requires an active MOU to advertise service opportunities to students Sample Blank Mou

If you are already an on-campus or off-campus partner and would like advertise a service opportunity to students, please contact SLICE at

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to common questions.

Current SLICE Volunteer Opportunities and Events


The Symposium of University Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE)

May 15th and 16th

Various volunteer shifts available

Help make the SOURCE event happen and showcase students' scholastic and creative activities here at CWU by volunteering for one or more tasks and shifts!  Some roles include greeting and checking in attendees, helping with wayfinding, and supporting I.T. and A.V.  Follow this link to learn more about SOURCE

Volunteers, follow this link to learn more and sign-up!   

Hues of Hope 5K

Saturday May 18th 
Event from 10am - 12pm 
Volunteer shifts available from 8am -1pm 

Hues of Hope is a 5k run to raise awareness for a few selected causes during the month of May. This multi-partnership SLICE event collaborates with ASCWU, Veterans Center, the DEC, and the Office of Health Promotion. This 5k is a Color Run which means participants will have the option to walk or run through stations of color that individually represent Lupus Awareness, AANHPI Heritage Month, Women's Health Awareness, Mental Health Awareness, and Military Appreciation Month. See you there Wildcats!

Saturday, May 18th check-in starts at 9:00, 5k starts at 10:00, event ends at noon; check-in and starting location is SURC patio east, end location is SURC patio west

Volunteers, follow this link to Sign Up! 
Get your ticket to participate in Hues of Hope 5K today!

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, May 22nd
Volunteer shifts available between 9am and 5pm
Donation appointments from 10am to 3:30pm
Located in SURC Ballroom

Five million patients need blood every day, and you could save three of them with just one donation! Equally important, volunteer your time to help this event run successfully! Volunteer duties vary but include helping with check-in, supporting donors, passing out snacks, and assisting as needed to make it a success. Volunteers will not take or be exposed to blood. 

Volunteers, please follow this link to sign-up!

Donors, please follow this link to sign-up!


Englehorn Pond Volunteer Event

Wednesday, May 22nd
From 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Located at Engelhorn Pond on Wildcat Way

Help CWU Biology Department restore Engelhorn Pond by removing invasive trees and weeds!  Tools and gloves will be provided.  Please dress in weather appropriate work attire, including sunscreen and bring your water bottle.  

 No sign-up required 


International Café

Thursday, May 23rd
From 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Located in SURC 137 A and B.

The mission of the International Café is to facilitate cultural awareness and mutual understanding for all students on the campus, both domestic and international, and provide a forum to meet, exchange ideas, and form life-long friendships. The International Café promotes beneficial interaction between CWU's international and domestic students. It then guides them to work together in leadership and community engagement roles. This promotes cross-cultural friendships!

No registration is required.


Don't Waste, Donate

May 20th through June 1st
Multiple Shifts and Tasks Available
Located in Brooks Library 101C

Support this event to help reduce waste on campus by volunteering to collect donated items and/or help run the free thrift store pop-up! 

Volunteers, please follow this link to sign-up!


Wildcat Farm Open Hours

Every Wednesday
From 9:00am - 11:00am
Located the Wildcat Farm

Spend your morning at the farm and help us grow food for our community! Tasks will vary weekly but are largely focused on planting crops this time of year. Tools and gloves will be provided. Please dress in weather appropriate work attire, including sunscreen and bring your water bottle.  

 No sign-up required 




APOYO Food and Clothing Distributions

Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm
Saturdays from 12:00-2:00pm
Located at APOYO, 1320 E 18th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Volunteers are the heart of APOYO’s work, and positively change the lives of those they serve.  As a volunteer, you also become a member of APOYO. You can help serve the community, practice your Spanish, and receive access to food and clothing resources. 

To volunteer with APOYO, follow this link!


Generations United 
This on-going volunteer opportunity bridges the gap between the Ellensburg community and Central Washington University students! Generations United was designed for community members in need of assistance with outdoor tasks they might not be able to do themselves.  


Ellensburg High School

May 20th, 21st, 23rd, and 30th 
From 7:40am to 2:20pm

Join EHS for this great volunteer opportunity as "Hiring Managers" for their high school student mock interviews. This experience will benefit you as well. 

Please register HERE if you are able to volunteer!


Kittitas County Early Learning Coalition Volunteer Opportunities

Learn about developmental screening by facilitating parent child play based early learning activities.

Volunteers, please follow this link to sign-up!

Follow this link to visit coalition’s volunteer page to learn more


Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity

Calling all Wildcats! CWU is proudly partnering with Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity to complete the Stuart Meadows builds. This is a great opportunity to serve our community and to do team building with your community. Please consider spending time with us in the coming months. 

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400 E University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7448