From:                              CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                               Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:50 PM

To:                                   Bowling, Emily; Lang, Julia

Subject:                          CCE Newsletter Week 6 (updated)

 

 

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CCE Listserv-

Happy Halloween!  We hope you have a fun and safe holiday and get a chance to take a break from midterms to celebrate. If you’re celebrating Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) tomorrow, we wish you a happy holiday as well. Remember, if you haven’t already, to fill out your voter’s ballots and vote by Tuesday, November 6th. You can drop off your ballots for FREE at the OSU Valley Library. We would also like to give a HUGE thank you to all of our volunteers and participants for Make A Difference Day.

Have a good week,

-CCE Staff

NEED TO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR HOURS? THE CCE CAN HELP:
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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New Opportunities:

Spiritual Wellness Week Service Projects

Description: The Spiritual Wellness Week Service Projects are an opportunity for people from varied backgrounds and belief systems to engage in interfaith dialogue while serving others in our community. Attendees will be asked to share with others at their own comfort level on topics surrounding personal interests, meaning, world view, service, belief, and other themes grounded in our inner selves. In being a part of interfaith dialogue, those who attend will be able to voice and honor who they are, engage in conversation and understanding of those who are different from them, and act together to make improvements in our community. Choose from 4 different projects held on 11/8, 11/9, and 11/10. For more information about Spiritual Wellness Week see: https://www.facebook.com/SpiritualWellnessWeekAtOSU.

 

The various service projects are below:

 

Spiritual Wellness Week Service Project 1:

When: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 2:15pm

Where: Corvallis Parks & Recreation, Avery Park (check in at Snell 149 at 2:15pm)

Description: This service project at Avery Park is taking place on Thursday, November 8, during Spiritual Wellness Week. Activities at this site will include a variety of trail, rose garden, turf/landscape, and playground projects. Please arrive promptly at 2:15 PM in Snell 149 so that we can leave on-time for our project at Avery Park. The project will last from 3 to 5pm and you will return to campus just after 5pm. Be sure to wear layers/old jeans / work clothes, and boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting wet or muddy. Bring a rain jacket, water bottle and a positive attitude. This opportunity is available to the first TWENTY (20) people to sign up.

Register at: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5219&cmd=survey

 

Spiritual Wellness Week Service Project 2:

When: Friday, November 9, 2012, 3:00pm

Where: Trillium Children's Farm Home (meet in Snell 149 at 3pm)

Description: This service project is at the Trillium Children's Farm Home, taking place on Friday, November 9, during Spiritual Wellness Week. Activities include doing some general clean up at their site. Please arrive promptly at 3:00 PM in Snell 149 so that we can leave on-time for our project at Trillium. The project will last from 4pm to 6pm and you will return to campus shortly after 6pm. Please wear closed toe shoes and clothes you are willing not to get dirty, and are suitable for wet weather. Bring a water bottle and positive attitude. This project is available to the first TWENTY (20) people to sign up.

Register at: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5220&cmd=survey

 

Spiritual Wellness Week Service Project 3:

When: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 8:00am

Where: Family Tree Relief Center (check in at MU Council Room at 8am)

Description: This is a service project at the Family Tree Relief Center in Albany, on Saturday, November 10 during Spiritual Wellness Week. Activities include doing some general cleaning and organizing and may include some outdoor projects. Please arrive promptly at 8:00 AM in the MU Council Room so that we can leave on-time for our project at Family Tree. The project will last from 9am to noon and you will return to campus around 12:30. Please wear closed toe shoes and layered clothes you are willing to get dirty, and are suitable for wet weather. Bring a water bottle and positive attitude. This volunteer opportunity is available to the first TWENTY (20) people to sign up.

Register at: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5221&cmd=survey

 

 

Spiritual Wellness Week Service Project 4:
When:
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 10:15am

Where: Linn Benton Food Share at Benton County Fairgrounds (check in at MU Council Room at 10:15am)

Description: This is a service project at Linn-Benton Food Share, on Saturday, November 10 during Spiritual Wellness Week. Activities will include sorting incoming food from the Holiday Food Drive. Please arrive promptly at 10:15 AM in the MU Council Room so that we can leave on-time for our project. The project will last from 11:00 - 12:30 pm and you will return to campus shortly after 12:45pm. Please wear closed toe shoes and layered clothing. Bring a water bottle and positive attitude. This volunteer opportunity is available to the first TWENTY (20) people to sign up.

Register at: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=5223&cmd=survey

 

Upcoming Opportunities:

 

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 redcrossblood.org 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: http://vols.pt/HhiJUr

Contact Info: Kayla Dell, osublooddrive@yahoo.com

Websites: http://www.civilwarblooddrive.com/

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 moreiraj@comcast.net
Websites: http://christmasstorybookland.org/

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
Websites:  www.bgccorvallis.org

Furniture Share Event Committee Member
When: TBD
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. 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.
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.
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

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:

Due to our independent study structure, our volunteer scheduling is very flexible and we can easily accomodate most schedules. OSU students in the Education Double Degree program can count CHHS volunteer hours towards their required classroom experience hours.
Contact Info.  Email Sara Stride at sara.stride@corvallis.k12.or.us for an electronic volunteer application form, or call 541-757-4591

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
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. We also need volunteers to help with retail sales on Thursdays.

Requirements: Complete volunteer training, volunteer regularly

Contact Info: Susan Wechsler susanwechsler@comcast.net

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

 

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: hannah.miller@jsysi.org

Website: http://www.jsysi.org/

 

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

 

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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, asosu.resources@oregonstate.edu

 

 

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Corvallis Volunteers in Ethiopia…Making a Difference
When:
Thursday November 1st 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Corvallis/Benton County Public Library

Description: You are cordially invited to hear the experiences of 4 of our volunteers who have recently traveled to Gondar, Ethiopia, Corvallis' sister city, to work with teachers and students in an elementary school of 2000 children.  Hear how they are assisting the director and faculty in transforming their school into a "model" for other schools in their district. See the attached flyer and send to your friends and colleagues.

Contact Info: Don Prickel 541-754-5608

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

 

Leadership Fair

When: November 14th 10am-2pm

Where: Joyce Powell Leadership Center (in the MU, across from Java Stop (1st floor)

Description: Learn About These Leadership Opportunities:

Adelante Leadership Program

Adventure Leadership Institute

Career Services

Center for Civic Engagement

Center for Leadership Development

Diversity Development

Memorial Union Programming Council

OSU Leadership Minor

 

Free Coffee, Beverages, and More!!

Contact Info: Center for Leadership Development, MU 203 (office)

Websites: http://oregonstate.edu/sli/cld/events

 

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
When: November 10th- 18th

November 5-21
Food Drive
Boxes will be placed at the Memorial Union info desk, Dixon, Kerr, Cascadia Market, EBGBs, Main Squeeze, and on-campus residence halls. All proceeds will go to Jackson Street Youth Shelter and Community Outreach.

Examples of items include granola bars, canned foods, peanut butter, dry cereals, Pop Tarts, pancake mix, cooking oil, individual drinks, etc.

 

Nov 12
Service Project
Service project led by the Center for Civic Engagement from 5-7pm. Volunteers will help Linn Benton Food Share repackage donations from their Holiday Food Drive. Transportation provided. If interested, please contact beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu.
5:00-7:00pm – Benton County Fairgrounds

 

Nov 13
TEDTalk Discussion
In a world filled with food, why are people still suffering from starvation? Watch Josette Sheeran, head of the UN’s World Food Program, discuss global hunger & learn what’s going on in your own backyard.
7:30-8:30pm – MU109A

 

Nov 14
Faces of Homelessness Panel
Local individuals share experiences of homelessness. Canned food donations requested at the door; proceeds will go to the OSU Food Pantry.
6-8pm – MU109A

 

 

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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.

http://oregonstate.edu/cce/election

 

 

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Thanks!

Center for Civic Engagement

Oregon State University

Snell 158

541-737-3041 - http://oregonstate.edu/cce

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