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When: Thursday, Friday and Monday, June 13, 14 and 17, for 4 shifts per day (8-10 am, 10 am-12 pm , 1-3 pm, and 3-5 pm). Help is especially needed the morning of Fri 6/14.
Where: OSU Recycling/Surplus warehouse, 644 SW 13th St, Corvallis.
Description: Did you know that last year just over 20,000 pounds of material was diverted from the landfill and given to non-profits during residence hall move-out? Our goal this year is 22,000 pounds and you can help!
Assist with the donation drive by receiving and sorting material with Campus Recycling staff in the warehouse or joining our crew to go out on collection routes! Read more about move-out at http://tiny.cc/donation-drive.
Requirements: Sign up by filling out the form at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040544A5A62D6-res
Contact Info: Andrea Norris: Andrea.Norris@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-5398
When: Apply by June 28th to be event coordinator for September 28th
Where: Across Oregon
Description: SOLVE is excited to announce that we are accepting project applications for our Beach and Riverside Cleanup. Projects will take place on Saturday, September 28th, 2013, from 10 am - 1 pm. Teachers are encouraged to involve their students in service-learning activities any time between September 21 and October 5. SOLVE provides free project planning assistance and training, event flyers and pre-event publicity, cleanup project supplies, and more.
SOLVE supports projects that engage volunteers in Oregon and SW Washington in cleanup of litter and illegal dumpsites, invasive plant removal, native tree and shrub planting, and watershed maintenance and monitoring activities.
This is your opportunity to become a Beach & Riverside Cleanup Event Coordinator! Lets all dig in to take care of our parks, neighborhoods and waterways.
Submit your application online by June 28th.
Requirements: Ability to plan a project; apply onlline by June 28th
Contact Info: Briana Goodwin: email@example.com, 503-844-9571 ext. 317 OR 1-800-333-7658
DaVinci Days: Help keep da Vinci Days a low-waste event!
When: Friday July 19th to Sunday July 21, 2013
Where: Oregon State University campus and towards downtown Corvallis, along Madison Avenue
Decription: OSU Campus Recycling, in partnership with da Vinci Days, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team, and Republic Services, are coordinating recycling at the annual da Vinci Days Festival (July 19-21, 2013), and we need your help!
HOW TO VOLUNTEER:
You will either staff a recycling station - greeting attendees and helping them sort their waste into compost, recycling, and trash, or work behind the scenes sorting waste from food vendors and unstaffed festival bins to ensure as much as possible is recycled and composted. This is a big undertaking and an enormous opportunity to both divert organic material from our landfill and educate people from our community and beyond about composting!
Sign-up for 2 or more volunteer shifts during the weekend and receive a FREE ALL WEEKEND ADMISSION; have fun staffing a station and enjoy the festival the rest of the day (If you volunteer for fewer than 4 hours, you will need to pay the admission fee). 16 and older please.
HOW TO SIGN UP: Fill out the form at http://tiny.cc/greenteam2013.
SAGE Garden Volunteer
When: starts 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org