With its connection to life-long learning and strong character development, community service has a prominent place at Whittier. Service resonates with student development values, strengthens a student’s spirit and pride in the campus and surrounding community, and affirms the historical Quaker mission upon which the College was founded.
LEAP, in conjunction with the Whittier’s Center of Engagement with Communities, offers students, faculty, and staff one-time and short-term volunteer opportunities, both on campus and within the local community. In the past, these volunteer activities have included food drives, blood drives, and participation in AIDS Walk Los Angeles and Relay for Life. In some cases, participation in campus-sponsored service projects has led students to acquire long-term volunteer opportunities — some of which have led to career connections.
Each year, the College also organizes Helping Hands Day, a daylong event in which students, faculty, staff, and alumni work together in a variety of campus and local community service projects.
If you have an idea for a service project either on-campus or in the surrounding area or would like to connect to a local agency in need, please contact LEAP at 562.907.4986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.