Linfield ranked high in volunteerism
Last year, nearly 900 Linfield students volunteered almost 50,000 hours of service. They devoted themselves to conservation and environmental sustainability, literacy and mentorship of disadvantaged youth, and outreach to people who are impoverished, homeless or hungry.
In addition, Linfield students participated humanitarian projects internationally. Linfield is ranked 25th in the nation for participation in study abroad programs, and sponsors service-learning projects that include health care, housing and outreach to children.
Alexis Powell, program coordinator for the office of Community Engagement and Service, said the college’s aim is to empower students to become active citizens and life-long learners.
“We want to see students connect what they are learning in the classroom to the local and global community,” Powell said. “That way, they’ll be able to address pressing community needs, gain a better understanding of social issues facing their community, and put their own educational and service experiences in context.”