Nearly 800 Seattle Pacific University freshman and transfer students will start off the new school year by spending their first day in college volunteering all over the city. From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 26, students will lead volunteers groups to fix up houses, clean parks, remove graffiti and participate in other projects at 30 different locations around town, as part of SPU’s “CityQuest,” an annual community service orientation.
Volunteers will be working at two sites in Queen Anne. At A.C.E. Language Institute at 200 West Mercer Street, they will welcome international students, assist with basic English language learning and participate in cultural discussions. At Trolley Hill Park, located at the intersection of 5th Ave N and Taylor Ave N, volunteers will help fix up the grounds by removing invasive plants and spreading gravel and woodchips (a constant endeavor that many groups have been participating in this summer).