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The mission of the Student Life Department is to engage students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities to increase student retention; provide leadership opportunities that will complement future career goals, and provide professional development to meet student needs and maintain a well-balanced student experience.
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Lindsay Brown, Director of Student Life




Ashley Wirta, Student Life Coordinator



Viviana Garcia, Office Aide


Salvador Ochoa, Athletic Assistant/Office Aide

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  • American Indian Business Leaders of Heritage University
  • Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
  • Computer Science Club
  • DJ Club
  • Enactus
  • Fine Arts Club
  • Gamma Alpha Omega Interest Group
  • Heritage University International Volunteer HQ
  • Heritage University Native American Club
  • Inspire Club
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
  • Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Incorporated
  • M.E.Ch.A.
  • Medical Science Club
  • Migrant Student Association
  • Heritage University Nursing Students of Washington State
  • Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Incorporated
  • Sigma Lambda Beta Interest Groups

Yakima Humane Society Dog Walking

Monday - Friday from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturdays from 12:00 - 3:30 pm or (509) 457-6854 ext. 106

Northwest Harvest

Sort and re-package bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to local food banks. It’s amazing to see how much can be accomplished in just two hours! or 509-453-4407

Yakima Union Gospel Mission

Do you want to volunteer one time, fulfill community service hours, or help out during the holiday season?

Contact Volunteer Coordinator Charlotte or (509) 853-4305

To coordinate volunteer groups large or small, contact Director of Volunteer Services David Wells or (509) 853-4370

Yakima Rotary Food Bank

  • You can volunteer on Thursdays from 8:00 AM until approximately noon to help prepare food for distribution.
  • You can volunteer on Friday mornings from 8:00 until noon to help distribute food.

 office​ or (509) 853-8918

Habitat for Humanity

Currently looking for construction, office, and store volunteers for building in Toppenish, Grandview, and Tieton.

Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM during Tuesday - Saturday

Rod's House

At Rod's House, you will help empower youth who are homeless to reach their full potential. Some of this may include helping with projects around the house, serving a meal, or just talking to a young person about their day. or 509-895-2665

Yakima Greenway

From coordinating special events to pulling weeds and planting flowers, over 500 volunteers a year help keep the Greenway a very special place for the entire community to enjoy. or 509-453-8280