For Community Partners

The success of our work is dependent upon mutually beneficial partnerships with nonprofits, local and global organizations. We value community partners as primary stakeholders of our work and co-educators of Lewis & Clark students.

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L&C Volunteers Partnership Opportunities

1. Host a service learning project as part of a large scale service day.
Engage 15+ L&C volunteers in meaningful volunteer service and learning activities that meet community identified needs for 3 hours as part of New Student Orientation or our Martin Luther King, Jr. Week celebration.

2. Host ongoing volunteer projects (weekly or monthly).

Engage 3+ L&C volunteers in meaningful volunteer service and learning activities that meet community identified needs (at least 1 hour per session/shift). Please contact Dr. Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer if you are interested in this opportunity.

3. Connect with New Student Trip participants.
Each year L&C coordinates two Portland based overnight service learning trips for new students. Please contact Dr. Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer if you are interested in this opportunity.

4. Present a Leadership Education workshop.
Engage L&C students in learning activities related leadership competencies such as effective community building strategies, trauma informed care practices or asset based community development tactics. Please contact Dr. Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer if you are interested in this opportunity.

Other ways to partner with Lewis & Clark College

1. Recruit interns and employees via our Career Center.
Lewis & Clark’s Career Center offers the ability to post internships and jobs for free on Handshake as well as participate in on-campus recruiting events (e.g. tabling, networking/meetups, career fair, employer focus group). Please fill out the employer relations interest form online, visit our employer website, or contact careers@lclark.edu to receive information on how to best recruit L&C talent for your organization.

2. Present at a student-organized symposium.
Student leaders who plan these annual symposia may be interested in having community partners present on relevant topics:
a. Environmental Affairs Symposium (Fall)
b. Ray Warren Symposium on Race & Ethnicity (Fall)
c. Gender Studies Symposium (Spring)
d. International Affairs Symposium (Spring)

Didn’t find the partnership opportunity you were looking for? Please contact Dr. Kayleigh McCauley-Sayer to discuss other ways we might work together.