Zag Volunteer Corps

Members of the Zag Volunteer Corps play with children at the Boys and Girls Club.

Overview

Zag Volunteer Corps connects members of the Gonzaga community with Spokane area nonprofits for educational and fun service experiences. Zags serve on the same day at the same time with the same group of students each week for the semester. Volunteer opportunities range from 1.5 to 2 hour long weekly commitments.

Current Partner Sites

Boys and Girls Club, the local Spokane chapter of the national youth development organization.

Childbirth and Parenting Assistance (CAPA), a Catholic Charities site with 1) a diaper and clothing bank, 2) educational programming for parents, and 3) limited-term childcare.

Mission Community Outreach Center, a local clothing bank offering free clothes, hygiene items, and household items to shoppers.

O'Malley Senior Apartments, a Catholic-Charities run affordable housing complex for seniors.

Second Harvest, a local nonprofit dedicated to responding to food insecurity issues in Spokane.

Transitions - Miryam's House, a local nonprofit dedicated to positive outcomes for women; Miryam's House in particular is a home for women offering a nurturing environment for folks recovering from crises related to houselessness, abuse, addiction, and displacement.

World Relief, the local Spokane chapter of a national organization dedicated to refugee resettlement. ZVC team will play basketball with children from refugee families.

 

For more information or to get involved email Maya Jain at jain@gonzaga.edu.