From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, May 29, 2013 10:03 AM

To:                                               CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu

Subject:                                     Spring Week 9

 

 

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Welcome to Week 9,

Our 2013 Day of Caring Service Projects are THIS Friday May 31st. Check in starts at 1:00pm and projects go from 2-4:30pm. We still have plenty of spots, so register TODAY! 10 different service projects are available. Pre-registration is required! REGISTER TODAY. Visit our registration page with a list of service sites and project descriptions here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects. The first 150 volunteers to register get a FREE Shirt!

Have a great week,

-CCE Staff

 

In this newsletter:

 

New Service Opportunities:

¨  Day of Caring 5.31.2013- 10 Service Projects

¨  The Nature Conservancy- Sandy River Gorge Preserve (new)

¨  The Nature Conservancy- Cascade Head Preserve (new)

¨  Fall Sports Volunteer Coaches (new)

 

Announcements:

¨  How to Help Tornado Survivors

 

Events:

¨  May Repair Fair

¨  Reclaiming Body Image: The Beauty Revolution

¨  SSI Spring Celebration (new)

¨  Student Flea Market at PSU (new)

¨  SAGE Garden Summer Workshops

 

Jobs/Internships:

¨  OSU AmeriCorps VISTA Service Member Positions

¨  Project Social Justice Mentor/Mentee Program

NEED TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR HOURS? THE CCE CAN HELP:
Please help us to report on the great work that OSU students have accomplished in our community. We encourage you to submit these forms to track your service hours with the CCE. Follow this link to our handy, dandy community service tracking form.

 ***If you would like to see your service events/announcements in our newsletterplease submit them here by Tuesday at 5pm. The newsletters will go out on Wednesdays. ***

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New Opportunities:

Day of Caring Service Projects
When:
Friday May 31st 1:00-4:30pm
Where: Check in is at the lower Dixon Courts
Description: Register for Corvallis Environmental Center: SAGE Garden, 12-24 volunteers. Starker Arts Garden for Education is a unique community garden located in the Bruce Starker Arts Park.  The food grown together is donated to local food banks and soup kitchens, providing fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables to families in our community who need them most. Activity: Volunteers are asked to prepare the garden for the summer growing season.  Volunteers may prepare beds, plant seeds and/or harvest vegetables. Children allowed.

Register for Trillium Children’s Farm Home, 13-20 volunteers. Trillium is Oregon's largest provider of children's mental health treatment. Their vision is to help children and their families learn the skills necessary to manage their mental health needs and become thriving, productive members of society. Activity: Volunteers are asked to plant bushes in a new park, paint a large room in the campus chapel and spread bark mulch on the campus. Children allowed: age 12+.

Register for Benton Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 12 volunteers. The Benton Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a retail outlet for donated new and gently used building and home improvement materials. Their staff and volunteers serve Habitat for Humanity’s mission of making housing affordable in three ways. They provide people with the opportunity to obtain affordable materials to improve their homes. Proceeds from sales help cover Habitat home construction expenses in Benton County. They protect our land by diverting reusable items away from growing landfills. Activity: Volunteers are asked to sort, clean and price donations in the ReStore. Children allowed: age 12+.

Register for Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Crystal Lake Park, 6-24 volunteers. The Parks Operations Division of Corvallis' Parks and Recreation Department cares for over 2000 acres of parks, play grounds, playing fields, trails, open spaces and beautification areas. Activity: Volunteers are asked to clean up and resurface a trail in the park. Children allowed: age 7+.

Register for Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Avery Park, 16-36 volunteers. The Parks Operations Division of Corvallis' Parks and Recreation Department cares for over 2000 acres of parks, play grounds, playing fields, trails, open spaces and beautification areas. Activity: Volunteers are asked to clean up and resurface a trail in the park. Children allowed: age 7+. Volunteers will walk to site.

Register for Jackson Street Youth Shelter, 2-10 volunteer. Jackson Street Youth Shelter serves homeless, runaway, and other youth in crisis. JSYS gives youth a safe place to live and resources that get them on the road to a better life. Activity: Volunteers are asked to spring clean and paint the shelter. Volunteers will walk to site. Children allowed: No.

Register for Home Life Inc., 36 volunteers (12 at each location, 6 minimum at each location). Home Life has eight group homes, residential programs, a Supported Living program, and a VOC/ATE program that serve approximately 60 plus people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Benton County. Each program promotes independent living skills and community integration. Activity: Volunteers are asked to clean, landscape and/or wash cars at 3 of Home Life’s locations. Children allowed: age 14+. 

Register for Community Outreach Inc, 12 volunteers. Community Outreach has been providing for the basic human needs of the Mid-Willamette Valley’s homeless and poor since 1971—stabilizing those in crisis, feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and counseling the mentally ill and substance addicted. Activity: Volunteers are asked to trim bushes, weed and mow lawns at the facility. Children allowed: age 12+.

Register for Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 15 volunteers. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a “living room for learning,” where all people can be teachers and learners, where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community. Activity: Volunteers are asked to spring clean the facility.  Volunteers may wash windows and/or paint. Children allowed: Yes. Volunteers will walk to site.

Register for Philomath Youth Activities Club, 8-12 volunteers. P.Y.A.C.’s programs are designed to meet the following objectives: provide youth a source of recreational opportunities for leisure, help youth to improve athletic skills, give youth opportunities to learn valuable life lessons, provide activities commensurate to the skill levels of the participant, and give youth the opportunities to experience different activities. Activity: Volunteers are asked to split and stack firewood and/or spread bark chips, pull weeds and plant starts in the yard.  Children allowed: Yes.

Contact info: beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
Website:
http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects

 

The Nature Conservancy- Sandy River Gorge Preserve

When: Saturday June 1st- All Day

Where: Sandy River Gorge Preserve

Description: Enjoy the great outdoors while volunteering to protect critical riparian habitat. Remove invasive plant species at our Sandy River Gorge Preserve on Saturday, June 1. Just 20 miles east of Portland, this preserve hosts pristine habitats, including an old-growth Douglas fir forest, and provides a home to salmon, elk, river otter and other wildlife. Advance registration is required – sign up today to receive all the details!

 

Carpools (limited seats available) are provided from our Portland office.

*25 volunteers needed*

Requirements: Register online http://support.nature.org/site/Calendar/?view=RSVP&id=3961

Contact info: orvolunteers@tnc.org

Website: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oregon/volunteer/work-parties.xml

 

The Nature Conservancy- Cascade Head Preserve

When: Saturday, June 1st, 2013 - All day event - Register online for more information

Where: Cascade Head Preserve

Description: Enjoy the great outdoors while volunteering to protect critical coastal habitat. Maintain trails at our Cascade Head Preserve on Saturday, June 1. 

This spectacular coastal headland near Lincoln City provides habitat for the endangered Oregon silverspot butterfly and Cascade Head catchfly. Advance registration is required – sign up today to receive all the details!

*30 volunteers needed*

Carpools (limited seats available) are provided from our Portland office.

Requirements: Register online at: 

http://support.nature.org/site/Calendar/?view=RSVP&id=3981

Contact info: If you have questions, please contact us at orvolunteers@tnc.org or 503-802-8100.

Website: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/oregon/placesweprotect/cascade-head.xml

 

Fall Sports Volunteer Coaches

When: The program begins September 30, 2013

Where: Corvallis Parks and Rec

Description: Volunteer coaches are needed in the fall for Flag Football, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and Tennis.  Sign up now for opportunities when you return to school.  The program begins the week September 30, 2013 with coaches trainings. Practices begin the week of Oct. 7, 2013. Only 5 - 6 hours each week with two afternoon practices and games on Saturday mornings.  If you have the basic knowledge and the desire, we can teach you to be a great coach!

***Visit us at 1310 SW Avery Park Dr. to pick up an application

All volunteer hours are eligible for college and high school community service credit

These positions may also be a class credit internship

 

Contact info: Robert at 541-754-1706 or robert.thornberg@corvallisoregon.gov for more information and an interview.

Website: http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=267

Upcoming Opportunities:

Girls on the Run 5k Buddies
When: June 1st, 2013, check in is from 7:15am-7:30am
Where: The 5K starts and ends at the Reser Stadium
Description: 5K Buddy for Girls on the Run Race, a 5K Buddy is a volunteer who supports the participant from the beginning to the end of the race. Volunteering help supports the Girls on the Run mission to inspire girls to be healthy, joyful and confident!
Requirements: Register online at: http://www.active.com/running/corvallis-or/5k-buddy-race-registration-application-2013.  It costs $10 (includes t-shirt, race fee, and background check), and
must be done before May 31st.
Contact Info: Maria Matthews: girlsontherun@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-5437
Website:   http://www.gotrwillamette.org/get-involved/running-buddy/

OSU College Forests Powder House Trail Work
When:
June 1st, 2013; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Powder House Trail (500/560/582 Road junctions)
Description:  We will be working on Powder House Trail with excellent views of the forest.  Work will be accomplished mostly with power equipment.  Some hand tool work will also be required.  We are basically putting additional gravel on the trail to provide a more stable trail surface.  All equipment, tools and safety gear will be provided.  The work will take place rain or shine, so be prepared.

From Corvallis:

2 groups of 10 volunteers are needed.|
Requirements: All participants must wear closed toed shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle.
***group must RSVP at least 10 days in advance to ensure their participation.***
Contact Info: Douglas Pereira: ColForestVolunteer@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/volunteer-opportunities

Girls on the Run 5K Race Volunteers
When: June 1st, 2013, Times vary by volunteer availability
Where: The 5K starts and ends at the Reser Stadium
Description: Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program meant to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The program combines physical training to run a 5K (3.1 miles) event at the end of the season with uplifting, self-esteem boosting workouts. The lesson for each practice  encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

June 1st is the end of season 5K for over 350 girls in Benton, Linn, and Lane counties.  Volunteers are needed to help run the successful culminating event for these girls.
Requirements: Indicate your availability and interest at: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0uLs5N2SmwemmoJ; Volunteers will be in an outdoor setting for the duration of the event and should be prepared for the potential of any Oregon weather in Early June.  Most volunteer positions will also involve standing for significant periods of time.
Contact Info: Tiffany Walter: schaffertr@gmail.com
Website: http://www.gotrwillamette.org/

Trillium Children’s Farm Home’s Old School Café Summer Volunteers
When: Now through Summer 2013
Where: Trillium Children's Farm Home, 4455 U.S. 20, Corvallis, OR 97330
Description:  Trillium is Oregon's largest provider of children's mental health treatment. Our vision is to help children and their families learn the skills necessary to manage their mental health needs and become thriving, productive members of society. Our investment in the future of each child means that the next generation of Oregonians will have the skills to contribute meaningfully through employment, community service, and raising their own healthy families.

The Children's Farm Home in Corvallis is currently in need of volunteers to help in the kitchen and wait tables in the newly refurbished Old School Café.
Requirements: Call or email Cheri Galvin (below) for more information and further requirements.
Contact Info: Cheri Galvin: cgalvin@trilliumfamily.org, 541-758-5953
Website: http://www.trilliumfamily.org/AboutTrillium/Facilities/ChildrensFarmHome/tabid/162/Default.aspx

Community Outreach Volunteers- High Need
When: Volunteers needed asap- flexible schedule (M-F)
Where: Mari’s Place, 863 NW Reiman Ave. Corvallis. OR 97330
Description: Volunteers needed for our childcare center, Mari’s Place. Weekly shifts available for 2+ hours working with children under the age of six. Help supervise and provide playtime for the children, tell stories, sing, clean-up, and provide support and encouragement for individual children. Mari's Place is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Volunteers needed for all hours.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 20
Volunteer Requirements: No childcare experience necessary, but we prefer someone who enjoys spending time with children.
Contact Info: Bonnie Stutzman bvanderstelt@communityoutreachinc.org, 5417583000
Website: http://www.communityoutreachinc.org

Lincoln Garden Club
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:00pm
Where: Lincoln Elementary School Garden
Description: This volunteer position will help with activities and provide support to our Garden Assistant. Volunteers interested in this position should enjoy gardening and working with elementary school-aged children.
Contact Info: Casey Bennett: 541-737-8014; casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu
Website: lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.html

There are MANY more on-going service opportunities! They can be found here.

 

 

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How to Help Tornado Survivors

Give Blood: The need for blood rises during disasters of this scale. You can locate information about donating through the American Red Cross or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Cash Contributions: Cash donations are most useful in situations where supplies must be acquired quickly. This is the most efficient way to make an impact with your donations. Find an organization approved to accept disaster donations on the National VOAD Member Page or the Oklahoma VOAD website.
Volunteer: For those wishing to help in the Oklahoma area, register here in order to be contacted and placed with a team. Be safe: Do not self-deploy.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/130FX4x   

 

 

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May Repair Fair
When: Wednesday May 28th
Where: Recycling Warehouse, 644 SW 13th St
Description:
Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings! Repair skills will be offered for Appliances, Bicycles, Clothing, Computers, Electronics, Housewares and Jewelry. Demonstrations will also be offered: DIY Safe Pest Control at 5:45-6:05, Basic Bike Maintenance at 6:15-6:45 and DIY Green Cleaning at 7:00-7:20 pm. Repair Fairs are sponsored by Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative, helping you save money and natural resources
Contact info: Lindsay Almarode, Student.Recycling@oregonstate.edu
Website: Learn more at
http://tiny.cc/0529repair and RSVP on Facebook.

Reclaiming Body Image: The Beauty Revolution
When: May 30th 5:00-7:00pm
Where: MU 213

Description:
Beauty & Body Culture: Examining Unconventional Ideas of Beauty
Come analyze traditional ideals of beauty and body image and explore unconventional and inclusive ideas of beauty culture.

Contact info: Nina Nguyen nguyenin@onid.orst.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/156257721211770/?fref=ts

 

SSI Spring Celebration

When: May 30th 5-8pm
Where: SSC 738 SW 15th Street

Description: Come join the Student Sustainability Initiative in celebrating


its 10th anniversary of passing the Green Fee at Oregon State University. The SSI will also be celebrating its many


accomplishments and events achieved during the 2012-2013 school year. Container Gardening Workshop, live music,


good people, and food will all be a part of this exciting


Spring Celebration! See you there!

Contact info: 541-753-4072

Website: http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/feature/20130520-spring-celebration

 

Student Flea Market at PSU

When: Friday June 7th 11am-3pm

Where: Park Blocks behind the SMSU

Description: The main purpose of this market is to promote creative reuse, support students entrepreneurs, and build community.  Students from other campuses are also encouraged to attend.  It will be really fun and hopefully an event that will be continued each term. 

Contact info: sslcpsu@gmail.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/635957836431336/ | http://fleamarketpsu.wordpress.com/

SAGE Garden Summer Workshops
When: Various Dates
Where: SAGE Garden
Description:

June 2     Chicken Health
Date: Sunday, June 2nd, 1pm – 3pm
  Instructor: Dr. Vickstrom, West Hills Animal Hospital
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

June 8     Intermediate Beekeeping
  Date: Saturday, June 8th, 10am – 12:30pm
  Instructor: Karessa Torgerson of Nectar Bee Supply
  Cost: $25 – 30, sliding scale donation

July 13     Composting 101
  Date: Saturday, July 13th, 10am - 12pm
  Instructor: Linda Brewer of OSU Horticulture Dept. 
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

July 24  Planning a Winter Garden
  Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 5:30 – 7pm
  Instructor: Janet Throop, Master Gardener
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

July 31  Seed Saving
  Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 5:30-7pm
  Instructor: Lyle Wallace, OSU PhD Student
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

Contact info: ECI@corvallisenvironmentalcenter,org
Website: www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

 

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UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

OSU AmeriCorps VISTA Service Member Positions

The Center for Civic Engagement and the Human Services Resource Center are excited to announce the opening of two positions through the Oregon Campus Compact and AmeriCorps VISTA for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. The anticipated dates of the term of service will be August 27, 2013 to August 30, 2014. Position and program details can be found below and attached. Position and program details can be found below. The positions will remain open until filled.

 

The AmeriCorps VISTA program through the Oregon Campus Compact (ORCC) is a national service organization focused on engaging college students in service aimed at alleviating poverty in their communities. The ORCC AmeriCorps*VISTA Program places full-time national service members on campuses to develop service-learning programs, build relationships and partnerships between their institution and the surrounding community, manage service-related events, coordinate programs that engage students in community service, increase the level of civic engagement on their campuses, and engage in capacity-building and growth-provoking work within a service-learning context. There are TWO positions at Oregon State in the coming year, each providing unique opportunities to combat hunger and homelessness, promote student engagement and success, and engage in service to the OSU and Corvallis community.

 

Service and Resource Coordinator – Center for Civic Engagement, Student Leadership & Involvement

The Service and Resource Coordinator will provide advising support to support to student leaders in executing service and outreach events, create orientation and training materials, and provide infrastructure building support to the Center for Civic Engagement. The primary goals of this position are to build institutional capacity for increasing college success by connecting more OSU students to meaningful service and civic engagement and reducing hunger and poverty locally.

More about the Center for Civic Engagement: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/

To Learn More: http://www.oregoncampuscompact.org/uploads/1/3/0/4/13042698/vista_osu_cec_pd.pdf

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter detailing your interest and fit for the position, and 3 reference to Emily Bowling at emily.bowling@oregonstate.edu

For more information: Contact Emily Bowling at emily.bowling@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-7673

 

Food Pantry Sustainability Coordinator – Human Services Resource Center

The FPSC is an AmeriCorps VISTA that will organize the operation of the Food Pantry including but not limited to staff development, volunteer management and supervision, events and outreach, development of local/regional/national partners, and other forms of capacity-building service to the OSUEFP.

More about HSRC and the OSUEFP: http://oregonstate.edu/hsrc

To Learn More: http://www.oregoncampuscompact.org/uploads/1/3/0/4/13042698/vista_osu_hsrc_pd.pdf

To Apply: send a resume and cover letter to Clare Cady clare.cady@oregonstate.edu

For more information: email Clare, or call 541-737-9127

 

Learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program through Oregon Campus Compact: https://sites.google.com/a/oregoncampuscompact.org/oregon-campus-compact/programs/americorps-vista

For full consideration, apply by June 3rd at 5pm.

 

Project Social Justice

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“Our ultimate objective in learning about anything is to try to create and develop a more just society.”

–Yuri Kochiyama

 

WHAT IS PROJECT SOCIAL JUSTICE?

Project Social Justice (PSJ) is a nine-month mentoring program for individuals interested in becoming effective social change agents.  The vision of the program is to develop diverse leaders dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive society.  Participants will be expected to attend activities, meet independently, engage in authentic conversations, and provide reflections throughout the experience.  Mentees will create a culminating personal growth and social justice project.  It is our hope that mentors and mentees will build meaningful relationships with one another and within the cohort of participants.  The program begins during the Fall 2013 term and ends Spring 2014.  Undergraduate and graduate students can apply to be a mentee.  Staff, professional faculty, and teaching faculty can apply to be a mentor.  Application deadline is Thursday, May 23, 2013.

 

Through Project Social Justice, as a mentee, you will be able to:

• Describe and examine your dimensions of identity

• Increase awareness and skills around issues of social justice education

• Lead with reflection and purpose

• Create a project that applies your knowledge and growth

 

The full program description can be found here.

 

While this is a free program for enrolled students and campus faculty and staff, spaces are limited.  To apply click here.

 

For more information please contact, Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu.

 

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