From:                              CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                               Wednesday, October 17, 2012 2:28 PM

To:                                   Lang, Julia

Subject:                          CCE Newsletter Week 4



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We hope that your week 4 is off to a great start and wish you luck with any midterms you may have. Make A Difference Day is almost here! On October 27th, people across the country will be participating in this national day of service. Take part in this national day of service and help better your community. More information for Make A Difference Day can be found in the newsletter as well as here online. Register now!

Have a good week,

-CCE Staff

Please help us to report on the great work that OSU students have accomplished in our community. We encourage you to submit these forms to track your service hours with the CCE. Follow this link to our handy, dandy community service tracking form.

 ***If you would like to see your service events/announcements in our newsletterplease submit them hereby Tuesday at 5pm. The newsletters will go out on Wednesdays. ***

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OSU Student Needs Your Help!

When: Monday-Friday
Where: OSU Campus

Description: A student in a wheelchair is experiencing difficulties moving around campus, and we are looking for volunteers to assist in his transportation to and from classes.  He is taking 18 credits and has class at all different times Monday through Friday.  If you have any daytime availability and are interested in volunteering for one or more pick-up/drop-off around campus, please contact us for more information!

Contact information: Tracy Bentley-Townlin, Associate Dean of Student Life: 541-737-3669


Homecoming Parade Volunteers

When: Thursday October 18th 5:00pm-7:15pm

Where: 6th & Jefferson

Description: The OSU Alumni Association is looking for volunteers to hold stop signs on Thursday, October 18th, for the Homecoming Parade of 2012. We are asking volunteers to meet at 6th & Jefferson, at 5:00pm. The Parade will begin promptly at 6:00pm, and will run approximately 1 hour. After the parade, the Homecoming Bonfire will begin at 7:15pm in the Callahan/ Wilson dormitory parking lot on 15th & Washington with appearances by Mike Riley, and alumnus Alexis Serna!

Contact Info: ERIC TAYLOR at (541) -737 -2351 or


Career Services Career Fair Volunteer
Wednesday October 24th and Thursday October 25th 8:00am-5:00pm

Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th Street
The Fall Career Fair is right around the corner and we are looking for staff and student volunteers to help make it a success! The Career Fair is a two day event held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center including a University-wide fair on Wednesday, October 24, and an Engineering fair on Thursday, October 25.  We currently have a number of shifts that need to be filled from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for each day. We are in need of around 40 volunteers in total.

Contact Info: Kelly DiCristina: 541-737-4717,


SAGE Garden Volunteer Work Party
 Tuesday Oct. 23rd, and 30th from 4:00pm-7:00pm (or dusk)
Description: Garden for a good cause! We need your help in the garden doing all sorts of things from prepping soil and mulching to planting and harvesting. As always, we’ll have fire-roasted garden pizzas from our cob oven to share.
Where: SAGE Garden, SW 4th Place & SW Country Club Dr., Corvallis
Contact info: or 541-737-9211

ABC House Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon 2012
Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012
Where: Cheadle Lake Park, Lebanon, OR (Hwy 20 & Weirich Dr.)
Description:   This event is a Half Marathon Fun Race/Walk to raise money to help abused children. On Friday we need 5-10 volunteers help to set up tents, tables, barricades, banners, signs, etc  (10 am until 5 p). On Saturday we need volunteers to help deliver tables, chairs, and other supplies to water stations, run a sound system (1) and help with tear down and pack up at end. (8 am--2 pm). Anyone who helps with set up on Friday for at least 4 hours will receive a free entry into Saturday's race OR a volunteer T-shirt. Saturday volunteers will receive a volunteer T-shirt and lunch.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, physicially able to carry or move at least 25 pounds, ability to bend, stretch, climb a step ladder. 
Contact Info: Tammy Bethman, ph: 541-926-2203, email:

Boys & Girls Club Middle School Dance and Activities Supervisor
When: Friday, October 26th, 6:30pm-10:30pm; January 18th, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Where: Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis OR, 97330
Description: Between 350 and 500 middle school youth attend each Club Night (Middle School Dance) and 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.  October 26th THEME: Neon Halloween; January 18th THEME: College Team Night
Volunteers must pass a background check. Volunteer Orientation will be held the day of the dance from 6:30pm-7:00pm.
Contact Info: Liz Connor, lconnor@bgccorvallis.org541-757-1909 ext 210

OSU Center for Civic Engagement Make A Difference Day
When: Saturday October 27th
Where: All over
Description: On Saturday, October 27th, 2012, millions of volunteers will join together to make a difference in their communities. Make a Difference Day is a national day to help neighbors, friends and community members through acts of service, whether big or small. Oregon State University wants to be a part of that impact by offering a few different service opportunities in the Benton County area. Can’t find time for a project on Saturday? Simple actions such as giving compliments or lending a listening ear can also make a difference!
Contact Info: or 541-737-3041
Requirements: Must register for a project!

Heartland Humane Society Thrift Volunteers
When: Saturdays 10:00am-1:30pm or Thursdays 10:00am-1:30pm

Where: 411 SW 3rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97333
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. We also need volunteers to help with retail sales on Thursdays.

Requirements: Complete volunteer training, volunteer regularly

Contact Info: Susan Wechsler


Make A Difference—Be a Coach
When: Fall 
Where: Corvallis Parks and Recreations
Description: Remember when you played sports as a child?  It was fun, you made friends, it felt good and you learned to love the game.  You can help someone have this same experience.  Make a difference in a young person's life by becoming a volunteer coach for the Parks & Recreation Department.  Sign up now to coach Flag Football or Youth Volleyball.  It only takes 4 - 6 hours per week to share your love of the sport with the children of Corvallis.  Coaching is a fun and extremely rewarding experience. 

Contact Info: The season starts soon so call or e-mail Robert at 541-754-1706 / robert.thornberg@ci.corvallis.or.usfor more information.

INTO OSU Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program
When: 1 term commitment, flexible with student schedules
Description: Engage with international students on campus to promote cultural awareness and increase well-being and gain valuable international experience and skills relevant to a global career. Apply online here!
Contact info: 541-737-46601

Up ‘Til Dawn
When: Fall & Winter Term
Description: Up Till Dawn is a charity event to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research hospital. St. Jude is a hospital that focuses on catastrophic child illnesses and specializes in career research and no family is ever asked to pay for care. Up Till Dawn is currently seeking members to form an executive council. Members of the executive council are in charge of organizing and running the event which will take place late winter term.
Contact Info: Please send a resume to Kristin O’Leary at and any experiences with volunteering.

SMART- Start Making A Reader Today
When: Tuesdays or Thursdays now through mid-May (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  Must be at least 18 and able to pass a national background check. 
Contact Info: Christi Clark: or 541-753-0822

Boys & Girls Club Basketball Tournament Volunteer
When: December 8th, 8:00am-8:00pm, 3 hour shifts
Where:  Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis OR, 97330
Description: Join us at our basketball tournament and help support basketball athletes by assisting with score keeping, operating the scoreboard, and preparing courts between games. There is also an opportunity to help with concessions.
Knowledge of basketball very helpful.
Contact Info: Liz Connor, lconnor@bgccorvallis.org541-757-1909 ext 210



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Internship at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis
Description: The Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis has many internship opportunities available in various areas of study.  You can gain experience working directly with school-aged youth, learn how to plan and implement a program, strengthen and effectively market athletic programs, and more!  All internships can be done for credit or for experience. For a complete list of opportunities, please visit our website at
Contact Info: Liz Connor,, 541-757-1909

OSU Government Relations Office Student Employee

When: Application deadline October 26th, Interviews first week of November
Description: OSU’s Government Relations Office is seeking a student employee to assist with a number of projects during the 2012-13 academic year. Projects include:

·         Assisting with outreach and correspondence to legislators about their constituents and news or events at OSU.
Assisting with organizing and implementing activities and advocacy efforts during the 2013 legislative session, including OSU’s lobby day in Salem.
Monitoring local town halls and other legislative activities relevant to OSU.
Maintaining legislative profiles and other databases, including redistricting maps.
Research involving OSU’s Federal priorities.
Analysis of federal budgets and programs.
Synthesis of OSU contacts within the D.C. metro region.

Working hours can be arranged to accommodate the student employee’s class schedule.  Total hours are expected to be approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Successful applicants must demonstrate strong writing and web skills, including experience with Excel, Powerpoint, and Drupal. Applicants should also demonstrate familiarity with the university’s administrative structure and OSU’s education, research, and extension missions and programs.
To apply 
Submit a letter of interest and a resume to by Friday, October 26. Applications received after the October 26 deadline may be considered, but preference will be given to those who apply by October 26.
Interviews with candidates will be the first week of November.
Oregon State is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.



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SAGE Garden Giant Pumpkin Party
Where: SAGE Garden
When: October 20th 2:00pm
Description: Get in the spirit of fall and join us at SAGE Garden for our 3rd annual Giant Pumpkin Party! Activities include face painting, games and crafts, fall food tasting, a scavenger hunt, a miniature corn maze, as well as a raffle for pumpkins and prizes. The event is free, though donations of $5-10 are encouraged to support the garden.
Contact info: email: call: (541) 753-9211


OSU Career Services Career Fair

When: Wednesday October 24th and Thursday October 25th 8:00am-5:00pm

Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 SW 26th Street

Description: The Career Fair is a two day event held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center including a University-wide fair on Wednesday, October 24, and an Engineering fair on Thursday, October 25.
Contact Info: Career Services 541-737-4085

Idealist Grad Fair

When: Wed, Oct 24, 2012 5pm–8pm

Where: Portland State University Stott Center Gym; 930 SW Hall Street; Portland, OR 97201

Description:  Considering grad school? Connect with 125 grad schools that can help you make a difference. This FREE event will highlight programs in Social Work, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Public Interest Law, Nonprofit Management, Public Health and more.

For a taste of what the Idealist Grad Fairs are all about, check out this brief video, taken at the 2012 New York fair in September.

Free and open to the public, at the fair, you can:

For driving directions and information about parking and public transportation click here.

Contact Info: RSVP at


National Food Day

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Where: Dennis Hall - First Presbyterian Church, 114 SW 8th Street, Corvallis

Description: This celebration is one among hundreds of events taking place in towns and cities across the US on the second national Food Day. The goal of Food Day ( is to bring together Americans from all walks of life to advocate for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.  The local celebration will feature two short films and presentations by three Corvallis area organizations that have been instrumental in helping to build a viable local food system.

FREE and open to the public - Suggested donation: $5 or canned food for the South Corvallis Food Bank

Presenters: Jen Brown (Edible Corvallis Initiative), Cindee Lolik (First Alternative Co-op), Rebecka Weinsteiger (Ten Rivers Food Web)

Food samples/sales provided by: First Alternative Co-op, Greenwillow Grains, La Mancha Orchard, Nuts Around the World, Oregon Cracker Company, Edible Corvallis Initiative, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Food Action Team

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Corvallis



First Alternative Co-op's Locavore's Winter Table

When: Saturday, October 27, 11:00am-4:00pm

Where: First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd

Description:  Learn how to eat local all year round! This free event will feature workshops on designing a local Thanksgiving menu, building cold frames, cooking with herbs, and more.

Please call 753-3115 to register so we know to expect you!

Contact Info:  Donna Tarasawa:, 541-753-3115





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