Ongoing Service Opportunities

Community Partnership Programs are are coordinated by Willamette University through intentional partnerships with community organizations. These programs are well-known and well-established, carrying out service on campus, in Salem, and across the country! It's easy to get involved; check out the links below to get started!


See your college experience in a new context. Take-a-Break is a student-run alternative break program that sends groups of students, faculty, and staff to communities throughout Oregon and the United States to learn and serve.

Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program

The Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program connects Willamette students to tutoring and learning opportunities at Chemawa Indian School. Participation in the IDS 205 service-learning course is required.

Apply to be a Service-Learning Assistant

Service-learning is a classroom approach that combines academic study with real-world community service to apply and enrich students’ classroom experience, providing skills that students can apply personally and professionally even beyond graduation.

Willamette Academy

A great spot to volunteer on campus! Volunteers can tutor youth in the community to support their access to higher education.

Tiger Club

Taking place just near campus, Tiger Club is a student-run after school program for underachieving students at Bush Elementary School.


ASPIRE is a mentoring program that matches trained and supportive adult volunteer mentors with middle and high school students to develop a plan to help them meet their education goals beyond high school.