“I can write a check to support Highline College, but I’d rather do something of significance…”
    —Highline College Alumnus

Join other Highline alumni in making a difference in our community by volunteering!

In keeping with Highline’s tradition of service, Alumni Relations launched the 2014 Service Challenge. We are pround to announce that our grads accepted the challenge and exceeded our goal, completing 2,202 hours of service, and providing incredible support to our students through internships and mentoring. Thanks to all of our alumni that participated and helped us reach our goal! Although 2014 has come to a close, we're bringing the spirit of service into 2015.

We hope you will consider getting involved in one of these ways:
• Community Service: Participate in projects on the Highline campus and the community that benefit others and contribute to the public good.
• Mentoring: Provide a real world connection to current students pursuing careers or further education.
• Business Relations: Connect students or other alums with job shadowing, internship or employment opportunities to gain on-the-job experiences and knowledge.

How can you participate? It’s easy! Check out our list of volunteer opportunities below, and sign up by e-mailing Alumni Relations. The hours performed will be recorded and we’ll provide an update of how close we are to reaching our goal!

  • Greet new students and welcome them to campus at the Highline College Resource & Welcome Fair on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 9:45am-1pm & 4:45-7pm.

  • Are you interested in marine life and the environment? Volunteer at Highline's Marine Science and Technology Center! There's no experience necessary and all training will be offered onsite. Learn more

  • The Kaplan is seeking native English speakers to practice English and conversations with English learners on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:15–3:15 pm. Chat with new friends, and snacks will be provided!

  • Are you bilingual? Become a Red Cross Language Bank Volunteer Interpreter/Translator and assist in lowering language barriers in the community by facilitating communication for limited English speakers. This service is for any individual or non-profit organization and strives to ensure that language does not cause a barrier to accessing services and information. The volunteer position is incredibly flexible and can fit almost any schedule! Learn more

  • Love marine animals? Join the Marine Mammal Stranding Team at the Highline Marine Science and Technology Center! No experience required with a minimal time commitment. All necessary training will be provided. Learn more

Student Connections, Mentoring & Speaking Opportunities:

  • The Hospitality & Tourism program is seeking alumni guest speakers with industry experience to share with current students.

  • Highline Prof. Angi Caster is looking for alumni volunteers to be interviewed by current students regarding their job and career. For English 205, students are required to learn more about life in the workforce and develop a paper on that job. Interviews can be performed in person, via the phone or online.

  • We are looking for volunteers of all fields and industries that would be interested in mentoring and sharing their professional experiences with current students. Whether you are available to meet in person, over the phone or via e-mail, your knowledge is valuable!

  • Nursing alums, do you remember studying for your national nursing exam? Help current nursing students succeed by tutoring and helping them prepare for their nursing exams!

  • The Optician-Licensed Dispensing and Apprentice Program is seeking experienced opticians, optometrists or ophthalmologists to mentor current students as they prepare for their state board exams.

  • The ESL program is looking for alumni to serve as mentors to refugee and immigrant students. The goal of the mentorship would be to assist students with navigating college, networking, and career advice and guidance.

  • The GED program is seeking alumni who received their GED from Highline and continued their education at a 4-year college or university to share their experiences with current GED students.