L&C Volunteers

The L&C Volunteers Program is designed to offer L&C students opportunities to volunteer both locally and globally. The goal of L&C Volunteers is to promote a culture of community service. This program allows students to give back to the community while refining their leadership skills, communication, and community and global awareness.

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Below you will find a few examples of our long-standing community partnerships and service-learning opportunities that L&C students engage in each year.


Prison Pen Pal Project

We connect with a local community member and partner connected to incarcerated folks in the prison system. Lewis & Clark students pick up supplies (paper, pens, and envelopes) from our staff to connect and provide a sustainable relationship by supporting folks inside the system by supporting them through the process, provide mutual education, and foster solidarity.

WHEN: rolling-basis
WHERE: from your home/space

For more information, email Angie Pavao (angie@lclark.edu).

  • To enroll, please include your MSC # in your email to Angie for supplies and additional info.
Maybelle Center for Community

Maybelle Center for Community is a local nonprofit that has built a community by collaborating with residents in more than 30 buildings in the downtown area who face barriers to meaningful connection. Lewis & Clark students create and send cards to Portland community members to foster belonging and disrupt social isolation and communication barriers during COVID-19 times.

WHEN: on-going
WHERE: from your home/space
TRANSPORTATION: none at this time

For more information, email Fabi Rodriquez (fabiola@lclark.edu) or Ariel McGee (armcgee.lclark.edu).

Race Talks: United to Break the Chains of Racism

Race Talks’ mission is to support interracial and cross-cultural communication and relationships through the development of sensitivity and understanding, and social justice activism supported by educational panels / or films, good food, and great discussions.

WHEN: third Thursday of every month
WHERE: online
TRANSPORTATION: none at this time

For more information, email Zakiya Newman (zanewman@lclark.edu) or Gardner Dunavant (gardner@lclark.edu)

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Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (SMYRC)

Students learn about and support SMYRC’s work through a semester long donation drive.

WHEN: on-going; ends December 11th
WHERE: outside the SLS office in Templeton
TRANSPORTATION: none at this time

For more information, email Gabe Huerta (gabehuerta@lclark.edu)

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