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Become A Recycling Block Captain with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Recycling Block Captain program is a program in which you can help educate your Corvallis neighbors about recycling, composting, and waste prevention. The time commitment is 1-5 hours every 3 months or so (depending on how many homes you choose to cover), so it’s both easy and very beneficial to the neighborhoods that are served.
Recycling block captains have two primary responsibilities:
Distribute recycling information to your neighbors 3-4 times per year, and
Serve as a liaison between your neighbors and the Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team (i.e. pickup your handouts quarterly and help answer your neighbors’ questions if/when they arise).
 
The Coalition provides the handouts; you define your own neighborhood (number of homes and location). You can see a map of existing neighborhoods and past handouts on our webpage: http://tiny.cc/wpatcapt.

When: Ongoing, year-round

Where: Corvallis, via the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

Description: The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Recycling Block Captain program is a program in which you can help educate your Corvallis neighbors about recycling, composting, and waste prevention. The time commitment is 1-5 hours every 3 months or so (depending on how many homes you choose to cover), so it’s both easy and very beneficial to the neighborhoods that are served.Recycling block captains have two primary responsibilities:
1. Distribute recycling information to your neighbors 3-4 times per year
2. Serve as a liaison between your neighbors and the Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team (i.e. pickup your handouts quarterly and help answer your neighbors’ questions if/when they arise). 

The Coalition provides the handouts; you define your own neighborhood (number of homes and location). You can see a map of existing neighborhoods and past handouts here.

Volunteer Requirements: Sign up with  this online form. Sign-up by Sunday, July 27th to be part of the next round of handouts.

Contact Info: For questions, contact the Coalition through their website.

 


Mentor Youth with Beaver Hangouts

When: October-June, approximately 6 hours per month. Dates TBD

Where: Office of Precollege Programs, 239 Covell Hall

Description: Mentor middle school kids using Google Hangouts! The Office of Precollege Programs will be launching a new and exciting project called Beaver Hangouts this year and they need your help! Beaver Hangouts is a mentoring program that provides college access education to underserved K-12 schools via Google Hangouts. We are looking for at least ten dedicated volunteers to become College Access Coaches (CACs). Each CAC will adopt one or more elementary or middle school classrooms and connect with them bi-weekly throughout the school year using Google Hangouts. CACs will share their college experiences and talk about various college-themed topics, such as post-secondary education options, applying for financial aid, habits of good students, etc. CACs will have the opportunity to visit their adopted school and help coordinate an on-campus visit for the class.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 15

Volunteer Requirements:

-OSU student

-Interest in working with youth

-Outgoing with good communication skills -Experience with Google Hangouts, Skype, or other videoconferencing tools a plus

If interested please email us for an application by October 15th, 2014.

Contact Information: Jenna Geracitano, jenna.geracitano@oregonstate.edu 

 

 


 

Garden of Gentle Breeze needs volunteers for a garden maintenance!

When:         Ongoing, 11:00am- 6:00pm daily

Where:             26907 Sulphur Springs Rd, Corvallis, OR 97330

Description:   Volunteers needed at the Garden of Gentle Breeze for garden maintenance. The Garden of Gentle Breeze is a non-profit Japanese style garden open to the public. Volunteers will help with weeding, raking, watering, deadheading and other “light” tasks around the garden. There is no commitment necessary, volunteers are free to come anytime that works best and help for whatever time period works with their schedule. Please visit the website to get a better idea of the gardens and how volunteer efforts can help.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 20

Volunteer Requirements: Must have transportation and enjoy the outdoors.

Contact Info:  Jay Gray at 541-745-7315 or jaygray44@gmail.com

 

 


 

Volunteer Coaching with Corvallis Department of Parks and Recreation

When:             9/29/14 - 11/22/14 Two afternoons and Saturday mornings each week.

Where:           Various schools in Corvallis area

Description: Volunteer coaches are needed in the fall for Flag Football, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee and Tennis.  Sign up now for opportunities when you return to school in the fall. The program begins the week September 29, 2014 with coaches trainings.  Practices begin the week of Oct. 6, 2014. Only 5 - 6 hours each week with two afternoon practices and games on Saturday mornings. If you have the knowledge and desire, we can teach you to be a great coach!

Volunteers Needed: 30

Volunteer Requirements: Available two afternoons each week for 90 minutes from October 6 - November 22, 2014. Available for approx one hour on Saturday mornings from October 18 - November 22, 2014. Some experience with the sports offerred. The desire to share their knowledge with elementary or middle school students.

Contact Name: Robert Thornberg at robert.thornberg@corvallisoregon.gov or 541-754-1701

 


 

IMPACT needs Volunteers! Make a difference in the life of a child.

When:             Fridays, 5:00-7:15

Where:           Women's Building 112

Description: IMPACT helps improve the motor and aquatic skills of children with disabilities. IMPACT is a physical activity program for children, youth, and young adults with special needs. More than 80 children aged 6 months to 21 years, divided by age group, are engaged in physical activities-swimming, dancing, throwing balls, playing games, testing their skills on the climbing wall, balancing on a beam. IMPACT stands for Individualized Movement and Physical Activity for Children Today.

Volunteer Requirements: Applications are at http://health.oregonstate.edu/IMPACT. Applications are due October 2nd to Women's Building, room 13. No experience is necessary. Orientation will be held from 5:00-6:30 October 3rd in Women's Building 112. Bring a swimsuit and towel.

Contact Name: Erin Siebert, erin.siebert@oregonstate.edu or pawlowsj@onid.oregonstate.edu, 541-737-2176

Website: http://health.oregonstate.edu/impact

 


Mentor with the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis SMART Girls

When:             Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm, and an additional hour a week to develop a relationship with the youth

Where:            Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, 1112 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR

Description: Be a mentor to young women in our health, fitness, prevention education and self-esteem enhancement program for high school youth. Participants learn through group discussions, health & fitness activities, field trips, and guest presentations. Mentors attend the Weekly SMART Girls meeting and meets with their mentee a minimum of one hour weekly.

Number of Volunteers Needed: 10

Volunteer Requirements: The ability to pass a background check and an interest in being a positive role model for a high school youth is all that is needed!

Contact Name: Maggie Jackson: 541-757-1909 ext 208, mjackson@bgccorvallis.org

Website: www.bgccorvallis.org 

 


Volunteer with BENCO!

Description:   Benco serves and provides support to adults with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities in all aspects of the individuals life.  We provide a safe and caring environment and encourage the individuals to live a healthy lifestyle.  We provide housing and staff for each individual to help with his or her day to day living. Volunteers are needed to interact with residents, whether it's reading with them, crafting with them, going on walks with them, or working with them to cook healthy meals! This is a volunteer opportunity in which you can utilize skills and hobbies that you already have.

Contact Info:  Sarah Frazzini at sarahf@bencocorvallis.com



Home Construction - Habitat for Humanity

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 volunteer@bentonhabitat.org

Websitehttp://www.bentonhabitat.org/


 

ReStore Volunteer-Habitat for Humanity

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

 

 


 

Volunteer with Mercy Volunteer Corps

This is Mercy Volunteer Corps ongoing volunteer opportunity that last for a year. Volunteers (preferably post-grad students) will work at various service sites and provide the community with Education/Health Care/ Social service (helping people get back on their feet) with provided living space. Volunteer will recieve certain amount of income a month to cover basic expenses. Applications prefered around June but can be filled out anytime. If interested please email Afngie Carlton (carlton.a@gmc.edu). More information here:http://www.mercyvolunteers.org/  


 

Volunteer with the INTO OSU Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program

This is INTO's ongoing conversation program where OSU students volunteer 1 hour a week to help international INTO OSU Students practice English and promote cultural awareness.  Gain valuable international experience and skills relevant to a global career. 1-term commitment, structured, flexible, and fun.  Applications due by the end of Week 1 each term. More information here: http://oregonstate.edu/international/cultural-ambassador.   


Volunteer with Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis!

When:             Ongoing afterschool hours, M-F 2:30pm-6:30pm

Where:            Boys & Girls Club Teen Center, 1112 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR

Description: The Boys & Girls Club provides a variety of youth activities during non-school hours and non-school days. Activities include playing with kids, tutoring, homework help, computer programs, arts, crafts, recreation, teen programs, athletics, and school age daycare. The Club is facility based, with a computer room, recreation room, teen center, two full gyms, art center and four activity rooms for groups of all sizes. There are many volunteer and internship opportunities available. We love our volunteers!!

Number of Volunteers Needed: 50

Volunteer Requirements: Sign up to be a volunteer on our website: 

http://www.bgccorvallis.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer-opportunities/

Please join us Wednesday's at 5:00pm to learn how you can help serve the youth of Corvallis! Our weekly Volunteer Orientation covers what the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis is, what programs we offer, what the volunteer experience looks like, and what volunteer opportunities are currently available.

During Orientation there will be a tour of the Clubhouse as well as time to further discuss your interests and sign up for available opportunities.

Contact Name: Maggie Jackson: 541-757-1909 ext 208, mjackson@bgccorvallis.org

Website: www.bgccorvallis.org

 


 

 

Volunteers of America Oregon (VOA) has an immediate opportunity for a volunteer intern to assist with a small scale data management and program evaluation project at the Family Relief Nursery (FRN). For more information, please contact Katie Harris, MPH at kharris@voaor.org


 

MIKE Program would like your help filling a critical 5 more volunteer positions to act as mentors to guide mostly low-income, minority youth in their health education classroom settings through our comprehensive health education curriculum. For more information, fill out their volunteer interest form.


 

Student Health Services is affiliated with several volunteer groups dedicated to furthering its mission. More information on these groups and how you can get involved is available on their website at http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/volunteer


Volunteer with the OSU Women's Center.  The Women's Center welcomes volunteers from all class years and fields of study. Volunteers fill a variety of roles at the Center, including working regular weekly shifts and/or assisting on an as-needed basis with special projects and events.. For more information visit http://oregonstate.edu/womenscenter/volunteer.


Volunteer with the OSU Pride Center.

The Pride Center provides programs and support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and asexual members of the OSU community and their allies (LGBTQQIAA). The Pride Center is looking for volunteers who are interested in gaining experience working with and serving the LGBTQQIAA community here at OSU.

Description: There are three ways for volunteers to get involved with the Pride Center:
Office Volunteer: Office volunteers greet visitors, give tours of the Pride Center, answer the phone, keep the center tidy, and assist the Office Assistants and Internal Coordinator with various projects. These volunteers have regularly scheduled hours in the center.
Communications Volunteer: Communications volunteers promote the Pride Center through our social media outlets. They help keep Facebook, Twitter, and the website up-to-date and create original posts for the OUTlines blog. These volunteers have regularly scheduled hours in the center.
Program Volunteer: Program volunteers assist the Activities and Outreach Coordinators in planning and organizing for events, helping with the set-up and take-down of events, photograph events, and represent the Pride Center through tabling. Program volunteer hours are not regularly scheduled; the hours are based on availability at events and programs.

Requirements: If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out the Volunteer Form and send it to pride.center@oregonstate.edu, or drop the form off at the Pride Center. We will contact you through email within 3 days and set up a time for volunteer orientation.

Contact Information: Email pride.center@oregonstate.edu or call 541.737.9161.

 

 


 

Volunteer with Corvallis Parks & RecrationParks and Recreation invites you to join with us to make a difference! With over 2,000 acres of parks and open spaces, the Corvallis Parks and Recreation staff simply could not maintain our exceptional parks or offer families such a large variety of activities without the help of volunteers like you. Parks and Recreation has year-round volunteer opportunities for almost every interest, schedule, and ability. There are opportunities for all ages, and we are happy to teach you new skills. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to exercise your mind and body, and share your unique expertise. Learn more about the volunteer opportunities with Corvallis Parks & Recreation here: http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=267.


 

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 sheila@southcorvallisfoodbank.org

Website: http://www.southcorvallisfoodbank.org/


 

Volunteer with Meals on Wheels 

When:  See description below 

Where: See description below

Description: 

Senior Meals/ Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to assist in local senior dining rooms, kitchens, and with delivering nutritious meals to area seniors in need.  Volunteer jobs include:  Setting and decorating tables, serving, and greeting in the dining rooms.  Dishwashing, food packaging, and cleaning help is needed in the kitchens. Drivers are also needed to deliver meals to homebound seniors’ doors.  Please consider giving your time to help end senior hunger in your community.  Volunteers can give as little as 90 minutes a week and still make a difference.  Lebanon and Albany have the highest need, and Corvallis has a waiting list for volunteers at this time.

Albany Senior Center          Lebanon Senior Center             Corvallis Senior Center

489 Water Ave,NW             80 Tangent St.                         2601 NW Tyler Ave.

541-967-7647                   541-451-1139                          541-753-1022

Requirements: None

Contact Info:  Carly Funk: cfonk@ocwcog.org, 541.924.8423

Website:   http://www.mowaa.org/

 


 

Conversation Partner needed for Non-English Speakers at The Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center

When: 1-2 hours per week

Where: Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW Ninth St, Corvallis

Description: Give a gift of conversation!  Receive a gift of world friendship!  Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center(CMLC) is seeking volunteers to be conversation partners with people who are non-native English speakers.  All you need to be a good conversation partner is an interest in language and people, a good command of English and an hour or two a week to meet with a partner.  

Schedule is flexible.

CMLC will be having a conversation partner orientation to provide tips and resources for anyone wanting to be a conversation partner.  The orientation sessions will be Tuesday April 9th 11:00 am – 12:00pm and 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm at Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center.  If either of these times is not convenient, contact the center.  Visit our website for more information about the center:  www.cmlcenter.org

Please e-mail CMLC at cmlc@peak.org or call 541-754-7225 to sign up for the orientations.

Requirements: Good command of English

Interest in languages and meeting people from other countries One hour per week commitment Training recommended (April 9th 11:00 - 12:00 or 3:30 - 4:30 - or by appointment ).

Contact Info: Caitlin Sullivan, cmlc@peak.org.

Website: www.cmlcenter.org


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: bvanderstelt@communityoutreachinc.org, 541-758-3000

Website:  http://www.communityoutreachinc.org/ | http://www.communityoutreachinc.org/?page_id=46 


 

Cornerstone Associates Inc. Webmaster

When:             Needed immediately, hours will be flexible, duration unknown

Where:           Cornerstone Associates Inc. admin. office; 1445 SE Crystal Lake Drive, Corvallis

Description:  We lost our webmaster and need help with organizational website to include:  finishing updates; making corrections; downloading data, pictures, video; help with postings, etc.

Cornerstone Associates Inc. seeks to create meaningful community involvement for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Requirements: Knowledge of web design and maintenance

Contact Info:    Claude Elmore: 541-752-9724, celmore@cornerstoneassoc.org

Website:        www.cornerstoneassociates.com


 

Volunteer for The Arts Center

When: See Description Below

Where: The Arts Center, 700 SW Madison Ave, Corvallis, OR 97331

Description: Volunteers needed for The ArtShop: (Entrance to the Arts Center Building) help shop and sell local and regional artist hand crafted items.

Volunteers:  weekly, 2-3 hour shifts staffing the front desk. Duties include warm and friendly greeting to visitors; providing information about the exhibits, our programs,and upcoming events; answering/transferring phone calls and taking messages. Might be good experience for business/admin. student.

Requirements: None

Contact Info: Hester Coucke (kook-a), hester@theartscenter.net, 1 (541) 754-1551 ext. 658

Website: http://theartscenter.net/


 

Year Long Volunteering with Lutheran Volunteer Corps

When: Determined after application process

Where: Depends on placement after acceptance

Description: Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a community of faith that unites people to work for peace with justice. LVC matches volunteers with full-time positions in social justice organizations for one year in one of 14 US cities. LVC Volunteers commit to three core practices: building community, working for social justice and living simply and sustainably. When you join LVC, your talent, strength and imagination will be valued in our collective struggle for justice.In addition to gaining valuable life and work experience, all Volunteers receive health insurance, modest living stipend, two weeks vacation and additional program support.

Requirements: No requirements needed 

Contact Info: Lutheran Volunteer Corps, 202-387-3222, recruitment@lutheranvolunteercorps.org

Website: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org/template/index.cfm 


 

Produce for the People Community Garden Member

When:             Weekly

Where:           4000 SW Western Blvd, Corvallis (behind the Westside Community Church)

Description:  Produce for the People is a community garden serving low-income individuals and organizations in Corvallis. Members of the garden make a monthly commitment of their time to work in the garden, and get to harvest as much produce as they need. Excess produce is donated to local organizations and individuals in need. Members work together in the entire 10,000 sq. ft. garden, and collaboratively manage the space and the group. We will also host one-time service learning opportunities for individuals and groups. Contact us for information on upcoming meetings. We were previously part of the Producing for the People project, the link below has more information on that program.

Work Party Schedule: Saturdays 9:00 AM to 11:00AM

Requirements: No garden experience needed, only motivation to learn! We will enthusiastically work with individuals of all ages and abilities, and we have a variety of tasks requiring diverse skill-sets. Youth under 16 should attend with a responsible adult. We will also host workshops to help you learn gardening skills and knowledge.

Contact Info:    Sue Domingues: sue_domingues@hotmail.com, 541-231-3859

Website:        http://health.oregonstate.edu/producing-for-the-future | https://www.facebook.com/pages/Produce-for-the-People/347728461998306?fref=ts


 

Volunteer with Energize Corvallis

When:             Share resources with network 4 times a year

Where:            You define area

Description:   It is up to all of us to decide how we are going to live and what kind of community we are going to create. Energize Corvallis is dedicated to creating a community where our homes glow with efficient lights, where it is easy and affordable to make home efficiency upgrades, where our streets are filled with more bikes and buses than cars, and where our neighbors are taking charge of their energy use through everyday actions.

We need your help. As an Energizer volunteer, we’ll ask you to help get the word out about Energize Corvallis programs, energy efficiency incentives, and educational information four times a year. 

Volunteering with Energizers just takes a few hours a year:

  • You define your reach. Your Energizer network can be a geographic location such as your block, your neighborhood, or your apartment or townhouse building. Your network can also be a social group such as your colleagues at work, your parent-teacher association, your church, your reading group, or your sports team.
  • You decide how to get the word out. We’ll give you an Energize Corvallis flyer to share with your network four times a year. You can email the flyer to your network or you can pick up copies of the flyer and hand them out.
  • You decide when to get the word out. You’ll have a whole month to send your email or distribute your flyers, so you can pick the time that is just right for you and your network.

Requirements: Register here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/energizers

Contact Info:   Carly Lettero: carlylettero@gmail.com

Website:           http://energizecorvallis.org/ | http://energizecorvallis.org/energizers/


SAGE Garden Volunteer

When:              Tuesday evenings, March 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:   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. They hope to see you at the garden!


 

Linn Benton Food Share

When:           Ongoing

Where:               33747 Looney Lane, Tangent, Oregon

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.

MONTHLY OPEN HOUSE: Every last Thursday of the month from 6-8pm is an open house for volunteers as well (with the exception of December). 2014 open house dates include Thursday January 20th, Thursday February 27th, March 27th, April 24th, May 29th, June 26th, July 31st, August 28th, September 25th, October 30th, and November 27th.

Contact Info: Susan James, Gleaning and Volunteer Programs Coordinator, foodsharewarehouse@communityservices.us or sjames@communityservices.us; 541-758-2645


 

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: dan@tenriversfoodweb.org

Website:           http://locallygrown.org/home/ | http://tenriversfoodweb.org/home/?page_id=10195


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: dan@tenriversfoodweb.org

Website:          http://tenriversfoodweb.org/home/ | http://tenriversfoodweb.org/home/?page_id=10195


 

After-School Tutoring at Linus Pauling Middle School with Casa Latino Unidos

When:           Tuesday/Thursday from 3:30-4:30pm

Where:          Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 NW Cleveland Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon

Description:   Hey all! We are working with Linus Pauling Middle School Homework Club for an hour (3:30pm- 4:30 pm) every Tuesday and Thursday.  All we are doing is facilitating and helping the students in need of help on their homework.  It is nothing too hard so please come out and help us we need all the help we can get!!

8 Volunteers Needed

Requirements: Just a background check (it takes literally one minute), patience with younger students

Contact Info: Rusty Fernando, 541-223-5310 or casa.latino.unidos@gmail.com

Website:         http://casalatinosunidos.org/volunteer/


 

College Hill High School Tutoring

When:            Volunteers needed ASAP; see below for program times

Where:           Harding Center, 510 NW 31st Street, Corvallis, OR 97330

Description:   College Hill High School (CHHS) is the alternative public high school program of the Corvallis School District serving students from Corvallis and Crescent Valley High Schools. The program is goal oriented and provides opportunities for students who struggle with in the traditional classroom to excel academically and complete their high school diploma. Our greatest volunteer needs are for during the following times:

  • Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm; Tutoring and Classroom assistance in all subject matter (MATH and SCIENCE primarily but also in reading, writing, health, social studies)
  • Thursday Horticulture Elective Class 10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Volunteers who want to Mentor one student and work throughout the day with them on their assignments
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:00-5:00pm; Tutoring Assistance for GED Class

Due to our independent study structure, our volunteer scheduling is very flexible and we can easily accommodate most schedules. OSU students in the Education Double Degree program can count CHHS volunteer hours towards their required classroom experience hours.

Contact Info.:  Email Alexis DeLong at Alexis.DeLong@corvallis.k12.or.us to get an electronic volunteer application form, or call 541-757-4591.


 

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Recycling Block Captain program

When:             Anytime

Where:            Your neighborhood

Description:    Now's a great time to join the growing ranks of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Recycling Block Captain program! It’s a program in which you can help educate your Corvallis neighbors about recycling, composting, and waste prevention. It only takes a couple hours every three months, so it’s both easy and very beneficial to the neighborhoods that are served.

Recycling block captains have two primary responsibilities:

  1. Distribute recycling information to your neighbors 3-4 times per year, and
  2. Serve as a liaison between your neighbors and the Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team (i.e. pickup your handouts quarterly and help answer your neighbors’ questions if/when they arise).

The Coalition provides the handouts; you define your own neighborhood (number of homes and location). You can see a map of existing neighborhoods and past handouts on our webpage: http://tiny.cc/wpatcapt.

Requirements: Use this online form to sign up: http://tiny.cc/RecycCaptain

Contact Info:    Andra Norris, andrealnorris@gmail.com

Websites:         http://sustainablecorvallis.org/ | http://sustainablecorvallis.org/action-teams/waste-prevention/recycling-block-captain-program/


 

Internships and Volunteer Positions with Work Unlimited 

When:             ASAP

Where:            Benton Plaza, 408 SW Monroe

Description:   Work Unlimited provides case management services to individuals in our community who have special needs. 90% or more of whom are residents of the Benton Plaza, the Julian Hotel, or other low-income housing facilities, and have a severe/chronic mental illness or other disabling condition.

The purpose of our program is to assist clients in managing their illnesses or disabling conditions so they may continue to live independently and not fall into homelessness, addiction, or crime and thereby require more costly social services.

OSU interns and volunteers are needed to assist in developing plans and programs in the following five areas:

  • The importance of a balanced diet
  • Regular physical exercise; increasing participation in activities
  • Reducing intake of non-prescribed drugs & alcohol
  • Developing social support networks

Requirements: Contact Gerry Perrone (see below) for more info

Contact Info:   Gerry Perrone: 541-231-1852

Website:          http://www.workunlimited.org/


 

 

Campus Recycling's Repair Fair Volunteer

When:             Fairs are monthly, times variable

Where:            Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th St (15th St near Western)

Description:    The OSU Waste Watchers needs volunteers with repair skills - computers, electronics, furniture, general household items, clothing, anything! We are hosting monthly Repair Fairs, workshops at which students and community members bring broken items and learn how to fix them.

Our first Repair Fair was on October 29th and was very successful. Learn more about the event in this blog post or view photos on Facebook.

Requirements: Skills and experience in repairing computers, electronics, furniture, household items, clothing or other items

Contact Info:   Andrea Norris by email or 541-737-5398

Website:          http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/volunteer

                       http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/businessservices/2012/10/22/recyclingsurplus-october-repair-fair/


 

Corvallis Gondar Sister Cities Association(C-GSCA) - Numerous local and international volunteer opportunities to help Corvallis' sister city in Gondar, Ethiopia

When:                Variable

Where:           Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (9th and Monroe) or from home

Description:    Corvallis has a sister city in Gondar, Ethiopia, where C-GSCA builds wells and works in a school that serves 2,000 students. C-GSCA has many volunteer opportunities here in Corvallis for an individual or a group. The following volunteer positions are being sought:

  1. Assist in fund-raising campaigns (monthly internet fees for Ethiopian elementary school; tree seedlings for prevention of soil erosion and water contamination; reading eye-glasses for children, or name your own project campaign--we may be interested
  2. Web and social media design and assistance
  3. Assistance with quarterly newsletter, and with public relations and marketing
  4. Research assistant to help find grants and funds for work in areas of clean water and education
  5. Public health/hygiene education including supply drives, potentially a nursing student or public health student coordinating drive
  6. Campaign to fund OSU students to travel as part of a delegation to work within our current projects in Gondar, Ethiopia, our sister city, for 3-4 weeks (summer and late fall???)

Requirements: Relishes an interest in other African cultures, especially Ethiopian; can see a fit between major studies and one or more of the above descriptors; is willing to be supervised; communicates well; is self-motivated

Contact Info:   Karen Sundseth, sundset@aol.com or (541) 757-1240

Website:         http://www.sistercities.corvallis.or.us/gondar


 

Furniture Share Event Committee Member

When:           Ongoing

Where:            TBD

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

Website:         http://bfs.peak.org/events_fs.php | http://bfs.peak.org/index.php

 


 

Mentor at the Jackson Street Youth Shelter

When:         Flexible hours to be established along with youths' schedule; begins immediately

Where:           Various places within community; supervised by Jackson Street Youth Shelter

Description:  Mentoring is a unique opportunity to positively influence the life of a youth in our community. Jackson Street Youth Shelter's Mentoring program is certified by Oregon Mentors. Mentors are matched with youth who've been referred in to our program; matches are based on interests expressed by both youth and mentor. Mentor-mentee relationships are supervised by Jackson Street Youth Shelter and take place at approved, appropriate locations throughout the community.

Requirements: Are you able to commit 2-3 hours per week with a youth who needs a stable, positive influence? Do encouraging words come easily for you and do you find sharing them with others rewarding? Mentoring may be a great fit for you! There's no need to be an expert -- youth in this program need time, support and consistency. Mentors must also be able to communicate clearly and regularly with Jackson Street Youth Shelter; we're all in this together!

Contact: Hannah Miller, ph:  541-286-4580, email: hannah.miller@jsysi.org

Website:          http://www.jacksonstreet.org/ | http://www.jacksonstreet.org/get-involved/get-involved-volunteer-with-jsysi


 

Heartland Humane Society

When:           Shelter volunteers self-schedule on calendars in the volunteer center.

Where:            398 SW Twin Oaks Cir, Corvallis, OR 97333

Description:   Heartland Humane Society is a local, not-for-profit animal welfare organization. Founded in Benton County by a number of compassionate citizens in 1966, our mission is To build a more compassionate community by teaching humane messages to our youth, caring for homeless animals and strengthening the human-animal bond.
We have a number of structured programs (Volunteering, Fostering, Donating, ThriftShop assistance) that fit the needs of animal lovers.

Requirements:  You will need to complete a volunteer application. Volunteers must attend a general orientation with follow-up training in the areas in which they wish to volunteer. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 8 hours a month for 3 months.

Contact Info:   Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@heartlandhumane.org or (541) 757-9000 x104.

Website:          http://www.heartlandhumane.org/


 

Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop Donations Volunteer

When:           Saturdays, 10:00am-1:30pm

Where:            411 SW Third Street, Corvallis, OR 97333

Description:   The mission of Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop is to generate revenue to provide support for the animals and programs of Heartland Humane Society and provide a source of high-quality, low-cost used and new merchandise to the residents of Corvallis and surrounding areas.

We need 1-2 people to process incoming donations (training provided) on Saturday mornings.

The biggest need is the 1st, 3rd, & 4th Saturday of the month, but we would gladly accept individuals who wanted to work as little as one Saturday per month, or as much as every Saturday.

Requirements: Complete the provided training, volunteer regularly

Contact Info:   Susan Wechsler: susanwechsler@comcast.net

Website:          http://www.heartlandhumane.org/?q=node/9


 

Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop Sales Volunteer

When:            Thursdays, 10:00am-1:30pm

Where:            411 SW Third Street, Corvallis, OR 97333

Description:   The mission of Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop is to generate revenue to provide support for the animals and programs of Heartland Humane Society and provide a source of high-quality, low-cost used and new merchandise to the residents of Corvallis and surrounding areas. We are currently looking for volunteers to do retail sales.

Requirements: Ability to do basic math to make change for customers

Contact Info:   Susan Wechsler: susanwechsler@comcast.net

Website:          http://www.heartlandhumane.org/?q=node/9


 

SafeHaven Humane Society

When:           Shelter volunteers self-schedule on calendars in the volunteer center.

Where:            33071 Highway 34 SE. Albany, OR 97322
 

Description:   At SafeHaven Humane Society, our goal is to find permanent, loving homes for all animals entrusted in our care. Our mission is to help our communities’ residents be the best “humane” beings they can be by providing: Compassionate temporary shelter care; healthy adoptable animals; information, understanding and education; spay and neuter programs, instead of euthanasia, for population control. Find out more about volunteering with SafeHaven Humane Society.

Requirements:  

  • Complete a Volunteer Application
  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Able to commit to scheduled volunteer shifts
  • Able to bend, twist, lift, squat or stand for long periods when working directly with the animals
  • Possess a positive attitude as our volunteers work directly with staff, visitors and other volunteers
  • Attend a Volunteer Orientation (click here for upcoming orientation dates)

Contact Info:    Jodi Javage at 541.928.2789 or email volunteer@safehavenhumane.com.

Website:          http://www.safehavenhumane.org/

 


SMART: Start Making a Reader Today

When:             Tuesdays or Thursdays 8:15 -9:15am and 12:00-1:00pm (or as time allows)

Where:            Lincoln Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Kings Valley Charter School

Description:    SMART is recruiting volunteers to read one-on-one, once-a-week, with elementary school-aged children NOW at local schools.  We have a high need for Spanish readers at Lincoln Elementary on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 - 9:15 and 12:00 - 1:00.  One hour, once a week is all it takes to help children read!

Requirements: Complete an application at http://www.getsmartoregon.org.  Must be at least 18 and able to pass a national background check. 

Contact Info:   Christi Clark: cclark@getsmartoregon.org or 541-753-0822

Website:          http://www.getsmartoregon.org

 


Up ‘til Dawn, St. Jude Research Hospital

When:            ASAP

Where:           Corvallis

Description:   Up ‘till Dawn is a fundraising campaign for St. Jude, which is a non-profit research hospital that serves sick children. This is a great opportunity for the Greek community, or any other large group of students, who can host a letter writing campaign for a couple hours to raise money for St Jude. The event involves sending 35 letters to friends and family with the goal of spreading awareness and helping raise money for the kids of St. Jude.  The letters, envelopes and postage are provided. 

Contact Info:  Alyssa G. King, Event Marketing Representative, ph: (206) 526-8900, email: alyssa.king@stjude.org or Kristin O'Leary, Executive Director of Up 'Til Dawn at OSU, olearyk@onid.orst.edu


 

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: bvanderstelt@communityoutreachinc.org, 541-758-3000

Website:  http://www.communityoutreachinc.org/ | http://www.communityoutreachinc.org/?page_id=46


Holiday Retirement

When:              Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday and the times could be 11:00am or 3:00pm

Where:          Holiday Retirement

Description:   Volunteers needed for teaching a sketch class, watercolor class, pottery class, jewelry class, poetry class, creative writing class or ceramics class. Some supplies could be provided if needed. If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the activities planned they are welcome at any time.

Contact Info.  Megan Dulley, Enrichment Coordinator, ph: 541-754-1961


City Hall Ambassadors Volunteer Program

When:               Shifts are scheduled in three-hours blocks from 8 am to 11 am; 11 am to 2 pm; and 2 pm to 5 pm, Monday through Friday (non holidays). Parking is provided!

Where:          City Hall at 501 SW Madison Avenue

Description:   City Hall Ambassadors are volunteers who provide reception services at the front desk of City Hall.

                            Qualifications:

                            • Experience working with the public
                            • Experience with, or knowledge about, local government preferred
                            • General familiarity of the Corvallis community
                            • Friendly, positive attitude
                            • Criminal background check required

                    Fill out online application at the following website: http://www.ci.corvallis.or.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4845&Itemid=5083

Contact Info.  Kathy Louie at 541-766-6901, x5072 or via e-mail.


Lincoln Elementary School Garden Help with Linus Pauling Institute's Healthy Youth Program

When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Elementary School garden

Description: Working With Kids at Lincoln in the after-school Garden Club, Lincoln Elementary School. Come work with the Lincoln kids in the afterschool "Garden Club".  We teach nature-related  lessons and do garden work.  You can lead a lesson if you want!

Number of Volunteers Needed: 5

Volunteer Requirements: Volunteer application, background check. No garden experience is required.

Contact Name: Casey Bennett

Contact Information: casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-8014

More Information: lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth; lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/LincolnGarden; https://lincoln.csd509j.net

 

 


 

 

BDA Blood Drive Association (OSU)

When:             Ongoing

Where:            On campus 

Description:  Help out with the quarterly blood drives on campus; coat check, traffic control, donor check-in, volunteer check-in, escort, canteen, on-site recruitment

Contact Info: email: volunteer@osublooddrive.com

Websites:        https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blood-Drive-Association-at-Oregon-State-University/160185180745165

 


 

 

Tutor Students at Corvallis High School

When:          On-going throughout the year   

Where:         Corvallis High School

Description:  OSU tutors are needed for all subjects, especially all levels of math, science, and reading.

Contact info: Contact Donna Keim at donna.keim@corvallis.k12.or.us. Spanish speakers are highly encouraged to participate in tutoring.


 

Tutor Students at Linus Pauling Middle School

When:          On-going throughout the year   

Where:         Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 NW Cleveland Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon

Description:  OSU students are needed to tutor students at Linus Pauling Middle School in Corvallis.

Contact info: If you are interested please contact John Harrison at john.harrison@corvallis.k12.or.us or 541-757-5963.


 

Mentor at Linus Pauling Middle School

When:           On-going throughout the year   

Where:          Linus Pauling Middle School, 1111 NW Cleveland Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon

Description:   Mentoring; connects middle school youth to a positive role model. All volunteers must fill out an application and pass a background check before starting work.

Contact Info: John Harrison, counselor, john.harrison@corvallis.k12.or.us, ph: 541-757-5963


 

Volunteer at Wilson Elementary

When:         On-going throughout the year          

Where:        Wilson Elementary

Description: Need volunteers for Homework Club on Mondays-Thursdays from 2:45-3:45p. You can sign up for one or more days per week. These 3rd-5th grade students need help with homework, specifically math and reading.

Contact: Sage Randklev at sage.randklev@corvallis.k12.or.us ph: 541-757-5987.


 

Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center

When:          Ongoing

Where:         McLean Hall at First Christian Church at 603 Madison Ave.

Description:  The Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center provides a safe place for low income individuals to gather and socialize. Refreshments and games are provided as well as a place for individuals to receive mail. Volunteers are needed to stock supplies, socialize with guests, and clean the facilities.  Volunteers are needed Monday- Friday 10am-2pm.

Contact Info: ph: 541-738-7500 email: project.action@drop-in.org


 

Grace Center for Adult Day Services

When:              Ongoing

Where:             Grace Center for Adult Day Services, 980 NW Spruce Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97330

Description:      Volunteers are needed to work with elderly and disabled adults for art, music, and other activities.

Available volunteer opportunities are listed below:

  1. Individuals and groups with talents in music, art, theater, dance, or other activities are invited to assist or lead such activities from 1:30pm-2:30pm any week day. Presentations are also welcome with themes such as culture, travel, nature, history, etc.
  2. Exercise activities: from 10:30am to 11:00am volunteers are invited to assist or lead preplanned exercise activities or games.
  3. Games & Discussions: from 12:15pm to 1:15pm and from 3:00pm to 4:15pm volunteers are invited to assist or lead preplanned activities such as shuffleboard, discussion groups, cards, trivia, etc.
  4. Support: volunteers looking to help with office work, grounds keeping, maintenance, or other projects are also welcome.

Those interested in volunteering need to fill out an application form and background form. These forms are available on the Grace Center website: http://www.gracecenter-corvallis.org/volunteer.html

Contact Info: Christan Norris, office@gracecenter-corvallis.org  ph: (541) 754-8417


 

APO Alpha Phi Omega at Oregon State University

When:              Ongoing  

Where:             OSU, Corvallis

Description:   Alpha Phi Omega is a national coeducational service fraternity founded on the cardinal principles of leadership, friendship and service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they provide service to their campus, to youth and the community, to the nation, and to members of the Fraternity. Interested? Email for more information. 

Contact Info: email: apo.osu.be.a.friend@gmail.com, website: http://www.apo.org/

 


 

 

 

Volunteer with Samaritan Health Services

Description: Each year, hundreds of local citizens contribute thousands of volunteer hours at Samaritan Health Services facilities. Their gifts of their time and their talents add immensely to the excellent care given to patients and their families.

Most people volunteer simply because of altruism, "the unselfish concern for the welfare of others." However, they soon notice other benefits as well. They say that volunteering gives them a chance to use skills and explore interests important to them. Volunteering gives them a chance to relieve stress, stay active and healthy, and meet and mingle with other people.

Samaritan volunteers can be any age. They can volunteer a few hours a week or only a few hours a year.

They contribute in many different ways in many different service areas. Just a few are listed below:

  • children's tours
  • coffee cart
  • emergency/outpatient greeter
  • gift shop
  • flower delivery
  • special event planning
  • musical/social presentations
  • Lifeline
  • mail delivery
  • pet therapy
  • various jobs in multiple offices/departments

Requirements: Volunteers must complete an application, a criminal background check, and attend an orientation in order to volunteer. View the application materials for the various regional hospitals.

Contact Information:
Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Volunteer Services Department
(541) 768-5083
gsrmcvolunteerservices@samhealth.org

Website: Samaritan Health Services Volunteer Information

http://www.samhealth.org/givingvolunteering/volunteering/generalopportunitiesandroles/Pages/default.aspx

 

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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