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This is your Students in Community informational page. It will be updated with training opportunities and links also sent out through email.  Check back often to discover new events and opportunities that can be added as work hours. 


Continue to update both the Google Timesheet and the WWU Web4U timesheet tracker after each workday.

Please make sure to document on your timesheet 30 minute lunch breaks at least every 5 hours. 

Sign-up for CE Fellows Cohorts winter quarter.

When you are registering for winter classes please keep this CE Fellows Cohort schedule in mind. You will be required to participate as part of the program.

Stay Connected

Please join us for the Stay Connected Gathering on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Fairhaven Stones Throw Brewery.

Join events on the Students in Community calendar.

Join any event that is co-hosted by the Center for Community Learning to count for hours. Events will be listed on the Students in Community calendar.

 Common Threads Farm Volunteer Application and Orientation material

Here's the Common Threads Farm training agenda for the week of 11/6-11/10--let Emily Hie know if you can make it on any of these days.

Common Threads Office location:

801 W. Orchard Drive (Suite 2)

I've compiled some onboarding resources for all of you to look through as you're able, and I've listed your weekly availability at the top as well so that we can easily reference what's current for you. Please take a look at the logistics document for the club that you've been assigned to, as well as the education and behavior management resources that will inform you on how to interact safely and professionally with the students we serve.


Important heads up: We're about to transition from gardening season into cooking season, starting on November 13th. This won't affect after school clubs, but will affect the days and times that we're teaching at different schools during the school days, so if you're doing school day work with us, please keep that in mind! We will not be teaching school day lessons the week of November 6th to make time for cooking season training with our staff. Once I have that training schedule mapped out, I will share it with you--you are welcome to join in person for any trainings you can make!


Common Threads Farm Volunteer Application and Orientation material 

You will all need to complete the volunteer application process through the Bellingham school district here: Volunteer Application. Once completed, BPS will notify you of the results within a 

few days. If approved, please forward your approval email to once you receive it.  

Please review the Students in Community Work Study plan for 2023-2024 members

Students in Community work study plan 

 Career Services Center

(Complete any of these events or trainings for additional hours.)

Complete a career services training or review the career services resources for additional hours. We will continue to build out our resumes and practice identifying transferable skills.

You can work up to 40 hours a week during your Winter break.

  1. If your regular organization is lowing down this winter consider volunteering with local food banks.

  2. Find a community volunteer opportunity the relates to food or supporting kids and invite others from the Students in Community group. 

If you have additional funding remaining for work study fall quarter 2023 you can work up to 40 hours a week over the holiday break. If you are looking for some additional ways to get involved in the community please consider:

  1. Volunteer with local food banks. Please contact your local food bank to volunteer. 

  2. Check out the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County and invite others from the group to join!  

Get Food Handlers card to help with Food prep at Common Threads Farm

The authorized online training program is Cost :$10 - please connect with me to cover the cost. 

Mental Health First Aid Training

Register today as space is limited. Six dates are available both in person and Zoom- see below for more information or at the link above. 

EWRRC Catherine Mahaffey East Whatcom Wellness Fair Save the date : Saturday, May 18th

Save the date :  Saturday, May 18th and read more about last year's event:

We Grow garden work opportunities on Mondays

If you are free Mondays from 12:30 to 2:00 please join us at We Grow garden. We will be working with 8th graders and you can join late. I will be there today! We Grow Garden location: 1815 Ellis Street, Bellingham, WA 

 East Whatcom Regional Resource Center (EWRRC) Volunteer form:
Please complete this volunteer application so we can partner and volunteer at East Whatcom Regional Resource Center( EWRRC) 

First is filling out the online Volunteer Application here. You will scroll to the bottom of the page to find the volunteer application. 

  1. When filling out be sure to mark EWRRC or write it out in a free section Next, within a couple of days I will receive the form and will respond with a DocUsign invitation to complete the onboarding documentation. 

  2. Folks will need to take a photo of their ID to complete the background check. The background check takes about a week. Once this is complete, they are ready to volunteer and will be notified by email that they may sign up for volunteer shifts! Questions? email Jessica Bee

Students in Community 2023-2024 Community Partners


York Community Farm / City Sprouts Farm 

Community Supervisor Ellie Duncan
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