Make an impact on campus and beyond.

Many Arts & Sciences students contribute to the community as volunteers — and often leaders — on- and off-campus. They commit their time and skills to student-run organizations, local nonprofits, arts groups, healthcare organizations, and more.  As they apply classroom learning to the real world, they make a positive difference in the city and region. Here are a few of their stories.

I've loved working alongside student leaders who are...committed to making things better and more inclusive.

Christine Lew BA, Psychology, Disability Studies, 2021
portrait of Christine Lew
Christine Lew with foliage behind her.

Advocating for Access

As a child of Deaf adults, Christine Lew advocated for the Deaf community — and others — as director of the ASU Student Disability Commission. 

Anthony Stokes, outside Suzzallo Library

Seeking Justice, One Case at a Time

As an undergrad interested in criminal justice, Anthony Stokes visited prisons, met with incarcerated men, and worked on court cases.

Racquel West in a storage area at the Burke Museum.

A Museum Mission

After volunteering and pursuing research at the Suquamish Museum — created and run by the Suquamish tribe — Racquel West joined the staff of the UW's Burke Museum.  

Owen Oliver outside the Burke Museum

The UW Through an Indigenous Lens

Owen Oliver created a Burke Museum course for Native American students, served as director of the UW's American Indian Student Commission, and created the UW Indigenous Walking Tour. 

Headshot of Marium Raza

Connecting Communities with Health Care

Concerned about the lack of health coverage for undocumented individuals, Marium Raza created an app and nonprofit to share information about community services. 

Samantha Fredman seated on a bench

How Questions Inspired Action

Samantha Fredman focused on societal inequities through her courses and through her work at ROOTS, a shelter for young adults near the UW's Seattle campus.  

Find your community. Share your talents.

Learn more about volunteer and leadership opportunities on campus and in the community.