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Service Opportunities


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Direct service is about hands-on involvement and taking action to address issues of immediate need or concern. Direct service can be one-time only projects, an on-going commitment, working with a group, working alone, working in a set location or moving from place to place. Some organizations are considered “direct service providers,” meaning their mission is to meet people’s immediate needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, or medical care. Direct service encompasses anything from visiting with the elderly in a nursing home to trail maintenance in local parks to packing food. We strongly encourage students to engage in an on-going basis to allow for service work to be most meaningful for you and the community agency.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only, and OSU does not screen, recommend, endorse or sponsor the entities, individuals or events on this list.  In no event will OSU be liable for any loss or damage resulting in reliance of the information provided, or participation in the event represented.

Our service opportunities are sorted by one time, ongoing, and by issue area.

We have many opportunities for direct service. If you would like to be informed of upcoming events please join our listserve, like us on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter!


If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis and would like a 1:1 consultation with a CCE staff member to learn about our office, tracking forms, resources, and/or local service and volunteering opportunities, please fill out the Consultation Request Form.

Contact Info

Center for Civic Engagement
541-737-3041
158 Snell Hall (MU East) Corvallis, OR 97331-1610 beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
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