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One-time Service Opportunities:
Blood Drive Association Blood Drive Volunteer
When: May 13-16, 2013 from 11am-4pm
Where: MU Ballroom
Description: Volunteers are needed to welcome, escort, and assist donors. If you do not want to work near donors, there are many opportunities to volunteer in the front (away from the donors).
We recommend scheduling an appointment in advance if you want to DONATE blood at the drive. To sign up call (503) 779-1266 or go online to www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code OSU.
Every day, area hospitals are filled with cancer and surgery patients, premature babies, accident victims and other ill and injured people who need transfusions to live. Blood cannot be manufactured, it can only come from donors and because all blood and blood products are perishable, the supply must be constantly replenished.
Requirements: Please visit this page on the Red Cross website to view donor requirements. Closed toed shoes are required to volunteer near the donors.
Contact Info: Rhianna Taniguchi, email@example.com, 808-381-5380
Ongoing Service Opportunities:
When: Practice weekly, competitions on June 22nd, July 13th-14th
Where: Practices held at Chintimini Park (29th & Tyler) in Corvallis
Description: Special Olympics of Benton County is looking for unified partners for its Unified softball team. Unified Sports is a program that combines approximately equal numbers of Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (known as unified partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Playing on a team as a unified partner is a great way to have fun, promote physical health, connect with others, and shatter stereotypes about intellectual disabilities.
Requirements: Must have some experience playing softball or baseball. MUST be able to attend both tournaments (June 22nd and July 13th-14th)
Contact Info: Susie Peters: Susanne.PETERS@Co.Benton.OR.US, 541-766-6196
Cornerstone Associates Inc. Webmaster
When: Needed immediately, hours will be flexible, duration unknown
Where: Cornerstone Associates Inc. admin. office; 1445 SE Crystal Lake Drive, Corvallis
Description: We lost our webmaster and need help with organizational website to include: finishing updates; making corrections; downloading data, pictures, video; help with postings, etc.
Cornerstone Associates Inc. seeks to create meaningful community involvement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Requirements: Knowledge of web design and maintenance
Contact Info: Claude Elmore: 541-752-9724, firstname.lastname@example.org
Relay for Life Teams
When: Now until May 17th
Where: Realy for Life will take place in the MU Quad on May 17th
Description: At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!
The OSU Relay for Life organization would love volunteers to join and create a Relay for Life team. Each team will create fundraisers of their choice to donate to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. May 17th-18th is the Relay event during which we will camp out in the MU Quad for a night of relaying against cancer, entertainment, food, games, prizes, and more. It's an amazing opportunity and we hope you create a team with your friends, peers or classmates!
Contact Info: Julie Knapp: email@example.com
Internships and Volunteer Positions with Work Unlimited
Where: Benton Plaza, 408 SW Monroe
Description: Work Unlimited provides case management services to individuals in our community who have special needs. 90% or more of whom are residents of the Benton Plaza, the Julian Hotel, or other low-income housing facilities, and have a severe/chronic mental illness or other disabling condition.
The purpose of our program is to assist clients in managing their illnesses or disabling conditions so they may continue to live independently and not fall into homelessness, addiction, or crime and thereby require more costly social services.
OSU interns and volunteers are needed to assist in developing plans and programs in the following five areas:
- The importance of a balanced diet
- Regular physical exercise; increasing participation in activities
- Reducing intake of non-prescribed drugs & alcohol
- Developing social support networks
Requirements: Contact Gerry Perrone (see below) for more info
Contact Info: Gerry Perrone: 541-231-1852
Volunteer with Samaritan Health Services
Description: Each year, hundreds of local citizens contribute thousands of volunteer hours at Samaritan Health Services facilities. Their gifts of their time and their talents add immensely to the excellent care given to patients and their families.
Most people volunteer simply because of altruism, "the unselfish concern for the welfare of others." However, they soon notice other benefits as well. They say that volunteering gives them a chance to use skills and explore interests important to them. Volunteering gives them a chance to relieve stress, stay active and healthy, and meet and mingle with other people.
Samaritan volunteers can be men or women, from teens to senior citizens. They can volunteer a few hours a week or only a few hours a year.
They contribute in many different ways in many different service areas. Just a few are listed below:
- children's tours
- coffee cart
- emergency/outpatient greeter
- gift shop
- flower delivery
- special event planning
- musical/social presentations
- mail delivery
- pet therapy
- various jobs in multiple offices/departments
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Volunteer Services Department
Volunteer with Student Health Services
Student Health Services provides leadership for health on campus and contributes to the success of students and the university community. Check out their volunteer page at http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/volunteer for information on how to get involved with a wellness-focused volunteer group like Peer Health Advocates, Every1, or the Sexual Health Advisory Group.
Description: Up ‘till Dawn is a fundraising campaign for St. Jude, which is a non-profit research hospital that serves sick children. This is a great opportunity for the Greek community, or any other large group of students, who can host a letter writing campaign for a couple hours to raise money for St Jude. The event involves sending 35 letters to friends and family with the goal of spreading awareness and helping raise money for the kids of St. Jude. The letters, envelopes and postage are provided.
When: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday and the times could be 11:00am or 3:00pm
Where: Holiday Retirement
Description: Volunteers needed for teaching a sketch class, watercolor class, pottery class, jewelry class, poetry class, creative writing class or ceramics class. Some supplies could be provided if needed. If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the activities planned they are welcome at any time.
Contact Info. Megan Dulley, Enrichment Coordinator, ph: 541-754-1961
Where: On campus
Description: Help out with quarlerly blood drives on campus; coat check, traffic control, donor check-in, volunteer check-in, escort, canteen, on-site recruitment
Contact Info: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where: McLean Hall at First Christian Church at 603 Madison Ave.
Description: The Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center provides a safe place for low income individuals to gather and socialize. Refreshments and games are provided as well as a place for individuals to receive mail. Volunteers are needed to stock supplies, socialize with guests, and clean the facilities. Volunteers are needed Monday- Friday 10am-2pm.
Contact Info: ph: 541-738-7500 email: email@example.com
When: Volunteers needed
Where: Grace Center for Adult Day Services, 980 NW Spruce Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97330
Description: Volunteers are needed to work with elderly and disabled adults for art, music, and other activities.
Available volunteer opportunities are listed below:
- Individuals and groups with talents in music, art, theater, dance, or other activities are invited to assist or lead such activities from 1:30pm-2:30pm any week day. Presentations are also welcome with themes such as culture, travel, nature, history, etc.
- Exercise activities: from 10:30am to 11:00am volunteers are invited to assist or lead preplanned exercise activities or games.
- Games & Discussions: from 12:15pm to 1:15pm and from 3:00pm to 4:15pm volunteers are invited to assist or lead preplanned activities such as shuffleboard, discussion groups, cards, trivia, etc.
- Support: volunteers looking to help with office work, grounds keeping, maintenance, or other projects are also welcome.
Those interested in volunteering need to fill out an application form and background form. These forms are available on the Grace Center website: http://www.gracecenter-corvallis.org/volunteer.html
Contact Info: Tara Stegner, firstname.lastname@example.org ph: (541) 754-8417
Timberhill Athletic Club Training Runs
When: Saturday mornings for approximately 2 hours
Where: Timberhill Athletic Club (2855 NW 29th St; Corvallis, OR 97330)
Description: We need a highly positive person that likes to work with people. Motivating and encouraging people is a key necessity of this job. Duties include:
- Being present before and the start, and through the end of each Saturday training run.
- Marking courses and preparing course maps
- Organizing an aid station and post-run refreshments
- Communicating with program participants about each weekly run.
Understanding of training principals and the exercise science of running is NOT required. A personal interest and participation in running is also NOT required.
Contact Info. email@example.com