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Community Partners

Service-learning is a teaching approach that integrates academic instruction with community service that engages students in civic responsibility, critical and creative thinking, and structured reflection.

If you are interested in connecting with students and advertising service opportunities, please go to our website Whitworth Serves, Contact us in the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement if you have any questions!


Service Spotlight

Every Tuesday throughout the fall and spring semester, the Dornsife Center hosts a community partner table in Whitworth's student union building. This is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to meet local organizations that need volunteers and to hear directly from them about opportunities that are available. 

To reserve a Tuesday spotlight for your ogranization, please contact

Spring 2019 spotlight calendar coming soon!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am ready for service-learning students at my agency?

Use our Agency Quiz to determine your agency's preparedness for taking on students as volunteers.

Who do I contact with a one-time, short-term volunteer request?

Contact the Dornsife Center for Community Engagement at 509.777.4279 and we will work with you to identify the best course of action.

What is community-based research and how can it benefit my agency?

Community-based research (CBR) is a contribution of faculty and student resources of the college to community agencies and organizations. CBR is knowledge created through research with and for the community to address a need or answer a question that is generated by the community. CBR projects are undertaken in academic courses or through independent studies. CBR projects are completed with reports to the community. Agencies may benefit from research that helps them to improve their understanding of their service populations, the effectiveness of their programs, their demographics, their funding and potential partnerships in the community.

For more information on community-based research, click here.

Please help us to identify your research needs. Complete this worksheet and someone from Partners in Campus and Community Engagement will follow up with you.