Get Involved Via Engagement (GIVE) | McCall Center for Civic Engagement

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The McCall Center for Civic Engagement encourages students to take part in making communities better through civic engagement. No matter your interests, skills, passions, or access to resources like time or transportation, we can help you find a way to get involved. We share opportunities that exist in the community, create projects just for Pacific students, faculty, and staff, and support students developing their own initiatives. 

This Year in Civic Engagement

These are some of ways to get involved in the 2019-2020 academic year (check back for updates!):

August:

September:

October:

November:

December:

  • Faculty Course Development Workshop for CE/IDP/SU/Winter (12/12, 9-4)

January: 

  • Social Justice Retreat (1/17-19) 
  • GIVE project: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (1/20)
  • Community Conversation: Social justice focus, details TBD, open to the public
  • Forest Grove annual town meeting (TBD)

February:

  • GIVE project: TBD
  • Community Conversation: Topic, details TBD, open to the public

March:

  • GIVE project: TBD
  • Community Conversation: Topic, details TBD, open to the public

April: 

May:

Plus, new opportunities emerge just about every day to take action or make your voice heard to improve the lives of others or the community we live in. Watch this space for updates. 

GIVE Projects

The McCall Center offers regular opportunities to Get Involved Via Engagement (GIVE). GIVE projects are short-term experiences typically involving volunteer service, advocacy, or political activism. 

Short-term and one-time opportunities for engagement are regularly publicized around campus, around our office in Scott Hall, on the MCCE Facebook page, and in our GIVE emails.

Volunteer Positions: Making a Commitment to Civic Engagement

The McCall Center encourages students to engage in long-term experiences that can develop their skills, establish strong ties with our community, and make a substantial difference in social and environmental problems. To get help finding volunteer positions, students can see our sample of community partners, or meet with MCCE staff to get ideas about local organizations. We encourage students seeking long-term volunteer positions related to civic engagement (and our community partners interested in recruiting students) to use Handshake, the same system used by employers outside of the university.