At Pacific University the importance of health and wellbeing is apparent in our academic programs and in civic engagement activities. Students get involved to explore their interests, gain experience in their field, and apply what they are learning in majors such as Exercise Science and Public Health.
Through Forest Grove Unified Sports students can play sports with people of all ages and abilities.
At organizations such as the Jennings McCall Center, Forest Grove Senior and Community Center, and Impact NW: Senior Gap program, students can spend time visiting with elder members of the community and connecting generations.
Tuality Healthcare is an independent community hospital in Hillsboro. Students can help guide patients to their destinations and provide other kinds of patient and family support.
The Sexual Assault Resource Center is based in Beaverton, and once students have been trained they can often provide support from their room in Forest Grove. Volunteering with the Domestic Violence Resource Center is another way to take action against violence.
Students can also help make life a little easier for another as a driver with Ride Connection - your own car is not necessary! The volunteer takes individuals to medical/dental appointments, shopping, volunteering or other personal business. This service enables individuals with limited transportation options to continue to live independent, quality lives.
Whether interested in a particular health topic or seeking to gain a new skill, students can find ways to enhance the health and wellbeing of the community through civic engagement.
For current civic engagement opportunities, please also visit our Civic Engagement Opportunity Blog.