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Latreia is a resource for SPU students interested in serving in greater-Seattle.

We help connect students’ passions, focus of study, or general interests with local agencies looking for volunteers. Service opportunities may be one-time projects or long-term experiences.


Latreia is facilitated by student leaders, supported through the Associated Students of Seattle Pacific (ASSP), under the mentorship of John Perkins Center staff.

See what students do through Latreia:

Spring Quarter:
Saturday, April 6, 2019

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Come join Latreia as we host the first engagement day for spring quarter! For this Earth Day Engagement we will be going all together to one site. We will be working outdoors restoring urban woodlands at long time partner Cheasty Greenspace, in Seattle's Rainier Valley region.

Join us 8:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Pancake breakfast and lunch provided. 

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First 10 sign-ups get a free pin!

About the sites

For the past ten years, Cheasty has worked to restore this large stretch of woodland in Seattle in order to increase community access to nature and provide outdoor recreational opportunities in wooded parklands. Friends of Cheasty Greenspace is a community-led volunteer organization around this SE Seattle woodland space. 

In fact, Mary DeJong, co-founding steward of Friends of Cheasty Greenspace, will be speaking in chapel on eco-theology on April 2, preceding this first spring engagement day. 

SPU Chapel, April 2, 2019

When the Meadowlark Sang: How God Speaks Through Nature

Mary DeJong, MATC, trained ecotheologian

2018-19 Engagement Days

Autumn Quarter:

  • October 20
  • November 17

Winter Quarter:

  • January 26
  • February 23

Spring Quarter:

  • April 6
  • May 11

Find a volunteer connection


Handshake is the online source for volunteer opportunities, jobs, and internships. Visit Handshake to search for connections or to post your organization’s opportunities.

One-to-one volunteer coordination

Need help selecting a volunteer project for yourself or your group? Contact Latreia’s Core team to set up an individual consultation.

Make it an internship!

Visit SPU’s Center for Career and Calling to find out how to earn internship credit for your volunteer service.


Contact the Latreia Core team.

Students outside walking

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