From:                              CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                               Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:39 PM

To:                                   Lang, Julia; Bowling, Emily

Subject:                          Send me out! CCE Newsletter Week 5



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CCE Listserv-

This Saturday, October 27th is Make A Difference Day! We still have 4 spots for volunteers for our Trillium project,  9 spots for volunteers for our SAGE project, and 1 spot for our Corvallis Community Children’s Center project. Click the links to be taken to the registration page to register for the projects. Remember, you can make a difference by participating in community service projects or just by doing something as small as complimenting a stranger, donating to a clothes drive, or helping a friend out. Saturday is your chance to make a difference.


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

SAGE Garden Volunteer Work Party
 Tuesday Oct. 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!

Fish of Albany Annual Food Drive Volunteers
When: October 27th, 8:30am-12:00pm.
Where: Eastside Christian Church (1910 SE Grand Prairie)
Description: It's time for the Annual Food Drive, and Fish needs your help!  Last year, Fish volunteers helped over 13,000 people with groceries; we need to restock our Food Pantry for 3013.

Contact Info: Annette at 541 928-4460 or

OSU Blood Drive Donators/Volunteers
When/where: Nov. 5th-8th 11am-4pm in the MU Ballroom, Friday Nov. 9th from 10am-3pm at the First United Methodist Church
Description: It's that time of year--time to show pride in your school and donate blood! OSU is in competition with U of O once again to see who can donate the most blood and save the most lives.  You can be a part of this exciting event in several ways:

To donate blood, visit and enter the sponsor code "OSU" to sign up to give.  

There are also volunteer opportunities during the drive, including time before and after.  To schedule time to volunteer, visit this link:

Contact Info: Kayla Dell,


Christmas Storybook Land Volunteers
When: Saturday November  24th, 2012 9am-3pm
Where: Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR
Description: CHRISTMAS STORYBOOK LAND needs 200 volunteers to set up over 85 Christmas scenes for its 36th presentation year at the Linn County Fairgrounds in Albany. Volunteers will unload 7 semi-trucks and set up scenes to create the Christmas forest wonderland. A snack break and free lunch will be provided.
Contact info: Joyce Moreira

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

Holiday Retirement Volunteers
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

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



Jackson Street Youth Shelter Tutor
When:  Mondays-Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15PM
Where: Jackson Street Youth Shelter
Description: OSU tutors are needed to help tutor youth in various subject areas. Youth will be 10 to 17 year olds. Homework times are from 7:30-8:45pm Sunday through Thursday every night. You can sign up for 1-3 evenings per week. Personal tutors are needed as well and personal tutoring is more flexible in scheduling. Volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer application, have a background check, and go through a brief orientation.
Contact: Hannah Miller, ph:  541-754-2404, email:



There are MUCH more on-going service opportunities! They can be found here.


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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.

Teach For America

When: Early Deadline Application due Friday, November 2nd

Description: Of the 16.4million children growing up in poverty, only 1 in 13 will ever graduate from college. Zip code should not be destiny. Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.


Application requirements are simply:  


Early application deadline is Friday, November 2nd


ASOSU Director of Community Affairs

When: Application Deadline is Tuesday November 6th at 5:00pm

Description: Term of Employment:   January 7th, 2012 – May 31st, 2013

Hours: 15 hours per week (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Compensation:  $598.20/mo for Fall, Winter, Spring

For Full Consideration Apply By:   Tuesday, November 6th before 5:00pm  Application Drop-off Snell 149 (SLI Front Desk)

Applications Must Include:                Cover Letter (below), Resume, OSU General Eligibility Form (at the SLI desk in Snell 149 or on the ASOSU Hiring Website)

Cover letter to include:

Position(s) interested in

Response to one question (pick one):

-What should be ASOSU’s role in advocacy for students?

-How can ASOSU better support students

Contact Info: Lexie Merrill. 541-737-6343,



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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



October Repair Fair
Monday October 29th 6:30-9:00pm
Where: Student Sustainability Center (738 SW 15th St)
Description: Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things (see list below for what’s on offer this month)! Save money, save natural resources.
This month, repair skills are offered for:
Electronics (small items only, please)
Repair Fairs are sponsored by Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative, and will occur each month during the 2012-13 academic year.
Contact Info: Campus Recycling & the Student Sustainability Initiative



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Remember to Vote!

You can drop off your ballet for FREE without a stamp at the blue box drop-off location at the OSU Valley Library!


Election Resources
The Center for Civic Engagement has a new webpage to try to draw more attention to the upcoming election and get some resources to students from nonpartisan sources.



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