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Day of Caring 2013 Service Projects
The 2013 Day of Caring Service Day will be held on Friday May 31st! Check-in will occur at between 1:00 and 1:15pm at the lower Dixon courts. Projects will run from 2-4:30pm. 10 projects are being offered to accommodate about 200 volunteers. The Center for Civic Engagement is coordinating this event with United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties and HandsOn Willamette.
Registration open now through May 30th or until spaces are filled! Participants will receive a FREE UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING T-SHIRT!!!
REGISTER TODAY!!! A list of projects available and links to registration pages are below! For accommodations related to ability, please call 541-737-7673 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register for Corvallis Environmental Center: SAGE Garden, 12-24 volunteers. Starker Arts Garden for Education is a unique community garden located in the Bruce Starker Arts Park. The food grown together is donated to local food banks and soup kitchens, providing fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables to families in our community who need them most. Activity: Volunteers are asked to prepare the garden for the summer growing season. Volunteers may prepare beds, plant seeds and/or harvest vegetables. Children allowed.
Register for Trillium Children’s Farm Home, 13-20 volunteers. Trillium is Oregon's largest provider of children's mental health treatment. Their vision is to help children and their families learn the skills necessary to manage their mental health needs and become thriving, productive members of society. Activity: Volunteers are asked to plant bushes in a new park, paint a large room in the campus chapel and spread bark mulch on the campus. Children allowed: age 12+.
Register for Benton Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 12 volunteers. The Benton Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a retail outlet for donated new and gently used building and home improvement materials. Their staff and volunteers serve Habitat for Humanity’s mission of making housing affordable in three ways. They provide people with the opportunity to obtain affordable materials to improve their homes. Proceeds from sales help cover Habitat home construction expenses in Benton County. They protect our land by diverting reusable items away from growing landfills. Activity: Volunteers are asked to sort, clean and price donations in the ReStore. Children allowed: age 12+.
Register for Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Crystal Lake Park, 6-24 volunteers. The Parks Operations Division of Corvallis' Parks and Recreation Department cares for over 2000 acres of parks, play grounds, playing fields, trails, open spaces and beautification areas. Activity: Volunteers are asked to clean up and resurface a trail in the park. Children allowed: age 7+.
Register for Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Avery Park, 16-36 volunteers. The Parks Operations Division of Corvallis' Parks and Recreation Department cares for over 2000 acres of parks, play grounds, playing fields, trails, open spaces and beautification areas. Activity: Volunteers are asked to clean up and resurface a trail in the park. Children allowed: age 7+. Volunteers will walk to site.
Register for Jackson Street Youth Shelter, 2-10 volunteer. Jackson Street Youth Shelter serves homeless, runaway, and other youth in crisis. JSYS gives youth a safe place to live and resources that get them on the road to a better life. Activity: Volunteers are asked to spring clean and paint the shelter. Volunteers will walk to site. Children allowed: No.
Register for Home Life Inc., 36 volunteers (12 at each location, 6 minimum at each location). Home Life has eight group homes, residential programs, a Supported Living program, and a VOC/ATE program that serve approximately 60 plus people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Benton County. Each program promotes independent living skills and community integration. Activity: Volunteers are asked to clean, landscape and/or wash cars at 3 of Home Life’s locations. Children allowed: age 14+.
Register for Community Outreach Inc, 12 volunteers. Community Outreach has been providing for the basic human needs of the Mid-Willamette Valley’s homeless and poor since 1971—stabilizing those in crisis, feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and counseling the mentally ill and substance addicted. Activity: Volunteers are asked to trim bushes, weed and mow lawns at the facility. Children allowed: age 12+.
Register for Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 15 volunteers. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a “living room for learning,” where all people can be teachers and learners, where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community. Activity: Volunteers are asked to spring clean the facility. Volunteers may wash windows and/or paint. Children allowed: Yes. Volunteers will walk to site.
Register for Philomath Youth Activities Club, 8-12 volunteers. P.Y.A.C.’s programs are designed to meet the following objectives: provide youth a source of recreational opportunities for leisure, help youth to improve athletic skills, give youth opportunities to learn valuable life lessons, provide activities commensurate to the skill levels of the participant, and give youth the opportunities to experience different activities. Activity: Volunteers are asked to split and stack firewood and/or spread bark chips, pull weeds and plant starts in the yard. Children allowed: Yes.