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One-time Service Opportunities:
Volunteer with Corvallis Homeless Shelter
When: Now until March 17th,
Where: Men's Overnight Shelter, 4th and Western, Corvallis
Description: The Men's Overnight Shelter is operated by the Corvallis Homeless Shelter Coalition from Nov.15-March 15. The shelter is open from 7pm until 7am and has beds for 40 men. Volunteers staff the shelter from 7pm until 11p.m. when a paid staff person and a volunteer arrive. The paid staff person stays awake all night, the volunteer is a sleeper who is there in case the volunteer needs help. It is a easy way to get 8 hours of community service, you just have to sleep! There is internet service if students wish to study etc.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1
Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers should bring their own bedding such as a sleeping bag and pillow and any other person al items for overnight.
Contact Info: Aleita Hass-Holcomb at 541-740-3235
Ongoing Service Opportunities:
Human Solutions Family Winter Shelter is in need of on-call volunteer overnight hosts. For more information, contact Michael Lodge at email@example.com or (503) 256-2280.
South Corvallis Food Bank - Food Bank Assistance
When: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-3:00pm, Thursdays 5:00-7:00pm, Saturdays 9:30am-12pm
Where: 1798 SW 3rd Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97333
Description: South Corvallis Food Bank welcomes student volunteers who can commit to serving the food bank for a period of time (a term at least). Duties include checking clients into the computer, stocking shelves, escorting clients around as the shop the food bank. There are also opportunities to help with deliveries of food (every other week) - strong backs/the ability to lift needed.
Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers should schedule a training (it takes about an hour), and should be placed on the master schedule after that training. South Corvallis Food Bank is looking for caring, committed, and reliable volunteers who like people and are sensitive to issues of food security and poverty. Being able to speak Spanish is a plus. Being able to lift 25+ pounds is a plus.
Contact Info: Sheila O'Keefe at firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Tuesdays, 4:45-7:15 PM
Where: Community Outreach, Inc., 865 NW Reiman Ave. Corvallis, OR
Description: The Healthy Youth Program offers weekly family cooking classes at Community Outreach, Inc. Each Tuesday evening, children and their parents work together preparing meals to eat as a family. Volunteers will assist the Nutrition Educator with all class components, including helping parents and children prepare meals and engaging younger children (who may not be able to actively participate in the cooking process), as needed.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 3
Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers need to be comfortable working with families of diverse backgrounds, be comfortable engaging children of all ages, and enjoy cooking.
Contact Information: Casey Bennett, email@example.com
More Information: Please contact Casey Bennett to find out more about how to apply and get involved!
That's My Farmer Program Promotion for Ten Rivers Food Web
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9am-Noon
Where: Corvallis Farmers' Market (1st and Jackson)
Description: Ten Rivers Food Web provides strategic leadership to build a robust and resilient food system in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Volunteers will work with farmers' market staff to raise awareness of the That's My Farmer SNAP program, which increases low-income access to local, healthy food. They will provide educational materials, and explain the program to market attendees. Volunteers will also ask interested attendees to donate to the program.
6 Volunteers Needed
Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 or older, be outgoing and comfortable talking with strangers, and have experience handling money. Volunteers will also need to complete a training in May (date and time TBA).
Contact Info: Dan Blaustein-Rejto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Entry and Office Assistant for Ten Rivers Food Web
When: 1-2 times per month for 2-4 hours
Where: Ten Rivers Food Web Office (101 SW Western Blvd.)
Description: Ten Rivers Food Web provides strategic leadership to build a robust and resilient food system in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Currently, we are seeking one to two detail-oriented volunteers to enter data for our That's My Farmer SNAP program, which improves low-income access to local, healthy food. This data entry enables us to analyze the impact of the program, and thereby improve upon it to make local, healthy food more accessible and affordable. Opportunities to assist with other office tasks will likely be available.
1-2 Volunteers Needed
Requirements: Volunteers must be diligent and detail-oriented
Contact Info: Dan Blaustein-Rejto: email@example.com
Work with children at Community Outreach, Inc.
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 Name: Bonnie Stutzman: firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-758-3000
Furniture Share Event Committee Member
Description: Furniture Share is a non-profit organization that provides furniture at no cost to families and individuals in need within the vulnerable populations in the communities in Linn & Benton counties. We hold two main fundraisers during the year, Albany Grapes & Grains and our Annual Texas Style BBQ and Hoedown. Furniture Share is in need of two volunteer committees to help organize these fundraising events.
Albany Grapes & Grains features local brews, wines, food and local businesses. This is an event that we would like to grow into a 3 day festival.
Annual Texas Style BBQ and Hoedown has a raffle, live and silent auction, live music and all you can eat Chicken and Brisket all for $20.00 per adult and kids 17 and under are free and August 2013 will be our 4th Annual BBQ.
We are looking for each committee to help with recruiting volunteers, sponsors, vendors, wineries, breweries, secure auction items, sell tickets, display posters around town, set up for the event and help clean up after the event is over.
Requirements: Contact Michelle (see below) to coordinate volunteer role
Contact Info: Michelle: 541-754-9511 or BFS1@peak.org
Tutor at the Jackson Street Youth Shelter
When: Mondays-Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15PM
Where: Jackson Street Youth Shelter
Description: OSU tutors are needed to help tutor youth in various subject areas. Youth will be 10 to 17 year olds. Homework times are from 7:30-8:45pm Sunday through Thursday every night. You can sign up for 1-3 evenings per week. Personal tutors are needed as well and personal tutoring is more flexible in scheduling. Volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer application, have a background check, and go through a brief orientation.
Contact: Hannah Miller, ph: 541-286-4580, email: email@example.com
Human Services Resource Center – OSU Food Pantry
When: Volunteers are needed from 4:45PM-8:00PM on the nights of food pantry.
2013 Food Pantry Dates
Open from 5pm to 8pm on these days (In the Snell International Forum):
Wednesday, October 9th
Monday, October 21st
Wednesday, November 6th
Monday, November 18th
Wednesday, December 4th
Monday, December 16th
Monday, December 30th
2014 Food Pantry Dates
Open from 5pm to 8pm on these days (In the Snell International Forum)
Monday, January 13th
Wednesday, January 29th
Monday, February 10th
Wednesday, February 26th
Monday, March 10th
Wednesday, March 26th
Monday, April 7th
Wednesday, April 23rd
Monday, May 5th
Wednesday, May 21st
Monday, June 2nd
Wednesday, June 18th
Where: OSU Food Pantry in Snell Hall
Description: Food Pantry is on campus food pantry available to students. Get more information about the OSU Food Pantry here.
Requirements: Participate in the HSRC/Food Pantry training. See details here.
Contact Info: email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 9am-3pm
Where: The build site is at 5th and B, close to campus.
Description: Benton Habitat for Humanity is currently working on two homes and would love to accommodate groups from OSU to help. Construction is on-going throughout the school year and summer. To learn more about current projects, please visit their website at http://www.bentonhabitat.org/current_projects/index.php.
Contact Info: Lewis Kiker at 541-752-3354 or email@example.com
When: Tuesday through Saturday, between 9am and 5pm, year round
Where: Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 4840 SW Philomath Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97333
Description: ReStore is a retail outlet for donated new and gently used building and home improvement materials. Volunteers are primarily needed Tuesday-Friday between 3-5pm and any shift on Saturdays. Volunteers would help with the following; organizing shelves, processing incoming donations, filing, organizing volunteer registrations, and other miscellaneous tasks. Everything sold at the ReStore is donated and the proceeds go towards building new houses.
Contact Info: Habitat’s ReStore store ph: (541) 752-6637
Website: Benton Habitat ReStore
Stone Soup Corvallis, Inc. Needs Volunteers
When: Tuesdays 3:30pm-7pm, Saturdays 8:30am-12pm, Sundays 3:30pm-7pm. Sometimes other days.
Where: First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis, OR
Description: Stone Soup is looking for volunteers to work as part of a team to prepare, serve, and cleanup meals for those who are food insecure in the community. Individuals and groups from student/community organizations are welcome to volunteer. You can volunteer for one or more times or a regular scheduled day. Stone Soup is happy to work with you to schedule hours needed for service requirements for your classes or organizations.
Please also consider adding your name to a substitute list. Volunteers select a day/time they know they generally have available (example: Thursday 5-7pm.) Substitutes then occasionally receive a call or e-mail a week, a few days or the day before a shift needing additional help and then if possible they commit to pick up the shift and come in. If they were not able for a particular date that is of course ok and they would get a call another time. Substitutes are needed Monday to Sunday.
The number of volunteers needed is variable and the need is ongoing. Stone Soup serves meals year round every day. Please e-mail to schedule your volunteer time.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 100
Volunteer Requirements: Stone Soup is looking for able bodied, cheerful, and reliable people who can follow directions and work with a group. Food service/kitchen experience is helpful but by no means required. Volunteers need to wear clean clothing that allows movement and to tie hair back, if that makes sense for the hairstyle. Please e-mail to schedule your volunteer time.
Contact Information: Emily Kirkeide Faltesek at firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information: http://stonesoup.fcc-corvallis.org
Where: 33747 Looney Lane, Tangent OR
Description: Repackaging food (ex. Frozen vegetables, cereal, beans, etc.) into smaller containers that will be distributed to those experiencing food insecurity. Projects can hold 20-30 participants. Available shifts: flexible Monday-Sunday for a 2 hour block. OPEN HOUSE: Every last Thursday of the month from 6-8pm is an open house for volunteers as well (with the exception of December).
Volunteer at Room at the Inn - Women's Cold Weather Shelter
When: November 1- March 31, 6:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church Community Center, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis, OR
Description: Room at the Inn is a cold weather shelter for women nightly during the cold and rainy season. We need volunteers to welcome the women and get them settled for the night, and a volunteer to sleep overnight as a backup for our paid staff member. We also need volunteers to supply simple snacks. If you sign up, you will receive detailed information about your chosen shift or task. We can also use donations of toiletries and hygiene products.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 3
Volunteer Requirements: Must be over 18 and have an interest in working with women who have no permanent housing. The ability to remain calm and to listen and empathize is valuable. Actual experience in any helping profession teaching, counseling, medical services) is a plus.
Contact Info: Sara Power at email@example.com
More Information: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050944AFA92FA02-shelter