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Volunteer with Healthy Youth Program
When: December 7th, 2:00-3:00 pm
Where: Lincoln School Garden, 110 SE Alexander Ave.
Description: It's a garden work party! Help build pathways and mulch the garden with layers of leaves. Hot cider and sweet treats will be provided for volunteers. We're working rain or shine, so please come prepared with boots and a jacket, if needed.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 10
Volunteer Requirements: OSU Volunteer Waivers will be provided on-site.
Contact Info: Amoreena Guerrero, Garden Educator Contact Information: email@example.com; 541-737-8014
OSU College Forests Trail Work
- Tuesday November 26 - 9:00AM to 3:00PM
- Office Landscaping
Description: Various environmental restoration and trail work.
What you need to bring: Closed toed shoes or boots, long pants, long sleeve shirt, a water bottle, lunch, and rain gear.
What we provide: A cooler of water, snacks, gloves, tools, safety equipment, and anything else you will need to accomplish the work during the day.
Contact Information: Space is limited so please RSVP no later than 24 hours prior to the event To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Douglas Pereira, Recreation Program Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator with any questions via email or at: 541-737-6730
SAGE Garden Volunteer
When: Tuesdays, Wednesday, March 20th until October (4:00 pm until dusk, around 6:30pm)
Where: Bruce Starker Arts Park, SW 45th Place & SW Country Club Dr (off of SW Philomath/OR-34W)
Description: This project will most likely involve preparing the garden for spring planting. The food that is grown is donated to local food banks and soup kitchens, providing fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables to families in the community who need them most. In 2011, the garden supplied almost 7,000 pounds of organically grown produce to agencies all over Corvallis
"You're invited to get involved in a fun volunteer opportunity with the Corvallis Environmental Center's Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE). SAGE is a 1-acre educational production garden located in Bruce Starker Arts Park in Corvallis (45th Place and Country Club Drive). The garden serves as a place to learn and grow food. We donate the food to local food banks and soup kitchens, providing fresh produce to families in need. In 2011, we donated 7,000 pounds of produce to hunger relief agencies in Corvallis.
Our work relies on volunteers to help plant, weed, and harvest the food at SAGE Work Parties. We'd like to invite you and/or your group to volunteer for a work party. Work parties are a fun, relaxing way to help your community. You can learn how food is grown, spend a day outdoors, have a picnic, and build teamwork, all while helping make a difference! We are happy to tailor the work party to match your interests. A typical work party starts with a tour of the garden, introductions, and time to answer questions. After that, volunteers will work as teams in the garden for just 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
Scheduling is very flexible. Individuals, families, and small groups are welcome to attend regularly scheduled work parties open to the public every Tuesday from 4-6pm (no scheduling required, just show up!). Or reserve a special spot just for your group or student organization! Group work parties can be scheduled for any Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon, or Saturday mornings or afternoons (except April), between March through October.
Contact Info: To learn more or schedule a group work party, please contact Deanna Lloyd, ECI Outreach Coordinator and garden manager, at SAGE@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org or (541) 753-9211. We hope to see you at the garden!
NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Rural Organizing Project
When: Summer preferred, but fall OK, 4 hours
Where: On campus
Description: Create a Kitchen Table Activism submission for the Rural Organization Project. The topic is K-12 Student Discipline. Submissions should make use of the following resources: Oregon Department of Education data, Oregon Leadership Network information sheet, and the Rural Oregon Project template. Submission will need to be written at a 6-8th grade reading level and, if accepted, will be placed on the ROP website.
The Rural Organizing Project (ROP) is a statewide organization of locally-based groups that work to create communities accountable to a standard of human dignity: the belief in the equal worth of all people, the need for equal access to justice and the right to self-determination.
Contact Info: Mary Daly-Piehl, ph: 541-207-2437, email: email@example.com
Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis Middle School Club Night
When: January 17th, 6:00-10:30 pm
Where: Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330
Description: Be a part of a fun evening with kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis!
Between 350 and 500 middle school youth attend each Middle School Club Night at the Boys & Girls Club. Volunteers are essential to provide a fun and safe event. Volunteers will rotate between helping chaperone the dance, supervising gym games, and hanging out in the games room. This is a dynamic volunteer opportunity for energetic groups and individuals and a great deal of fun!
Upcoming Middle School Club Nights:
• January 17th - WINTER FORMAL
• February 14th - VALENTINES DANCE
• April 18th - WACKY TACKY
• May 16th - END OF THE YEAR DANCE
Number of Volunteers Needed: 20
Volunteer Requirements: Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information - Kathy Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-757-1909 ext 208
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
Corvallis-Gondor Sister Cities Association (C-GSCA) Ethiopian Cultural Dinner and Auction
When: Sunday January 26th from 4:00-9:00
Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ 4515 SW. West Hills Rd. , Corvallis
Description: Ethiopian Cultural Dinner and Auction: Volunteers will assist in serving various Ethiopian menu items to the tables of participants attending this fund-raiser for the Corvallis-Gondar Sister Cities Association. At end of event (8:00 pm), assist in clean-up of the event for approximately one more hour or until no later than 9:00 pm....and enjoy these ethnic foods too!
Number of Volunteers Needed: 10
Volunteer Requirements: Politeness, willing to follow directions, work quickly, some coordination needed when placing food items on tables; work in pairs of two volunteers.
Contact Info: Karen Sundseth at email@example.com or 541-602-5609
Students Today Leaders Forever Spring Break: Pay it Forward!
When: Friday, March 21, to Saturday, March 29
Where: Corvallis, OR to Phoenix, AZ
Description: As a newer organization on campus, STLF is taking great strides to make our name known throughout Oregon State. We are excited to send out our second spring break 2014 Pay It Forward Tour from Corvallis to Phoenix Arizona! The tour is an amazing opportunity to spend your spring break volunteering with a unique organization in a new community each day and develop friendships that will last far beyond the nine day trip – not to mention traveling to six cities across four different states! We can promise you that this trip will be a positively impactful experience, and we invite you to join us as we pay it forward to improve not only ourselves, but also communities hundreds of miles away.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 45
Contact Info: Mary Johnson at Contact@osustlf.org