From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:13 AM

To:                                               CCE Communications Coordinator

Subject:                                     Newsletter Week 7




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CCE Listserv-

Did you know that there are students on campus living without food, who have no homes to go to after classes? Hunger & Homelessness are real issues on our campus and campuses across the country,  Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week is coming up and we’d like you to take part. We kicked off our non-perishable food drive on November 5th and it will be going until November 21st. Boxes can be found at the MU info desk, Library, Dixon, Kerr, Main Squeeze, EBGBs, Cascadia Market, and the on-campus residence halls. Stop by and make a difference with a donation of non-perishable food. We are also co-sponsoring events with the Human Services Resource Center that begin next week on November 12th. Check below for more information on Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week and help us give voice to this issue.

-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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The Make a Difference Projects on Saturday, October 27th were a success! Despite the pouring rain volunteers completed task such as picking grapes to turn in to jam at Trillium Family Farm Home, planting cover crops and digging potatoes at SAGE Garden, repackaging 4,000lbs of oats, carrots and green beans at Linn-Benton Food share and making creative holiday cards that will be delivered to Corvallis Manor. There were a grand total of 39 students that participated in 85.5 hours of service over four different projects! Thank you to each of the students that participated!


SSI Project Grant Opportunities

SSI Accepting Project Grant Applications until November 18
The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is now accepting applications for project grants. Up to $21,600 is available for projects this year, and any individual OSU student or student group can apply for up to $6,000 in funding. Projects that benefit OSU students and the SSI's mission of "advancing student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through action, education, and opportunity" are more likely to be funded. More information can be found at:, and any questions should be directed to the SSI Fee Board Chair ( Applications are due November 18th.


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New Opportunities:

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week Service Project
Monday, November 12th 5:00-7:00pm (Meet at Snell at 4:15pm)

Where: Benton County Fairgrounds

Description: Volunteers will help Linn Benton Food Share repackage donations for their Holiday Food Drive. Transportation provided. Volunteers need to register, spots are limited to 20. Please register at:
Contact info:



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:




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:


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:


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:



Spiritual Wellness Week Service Project 4:
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:


Upcoming Opportunities:

Home Life Inc. Corvallis Community Christmas Parade Volunteer
When: November 23, 2012, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where:  25th and Fillmore and then downtown Corvallis parade route
Description: Help Home Life and the Kiwanis participate in the Annual Corvallis Community Christmas Parade! Home Life is a private, non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization providing safe, integrated, community living services for the purpose of enhancing the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities.
We need help decorating the bus that will serve as our float for the parade and then walking along the parade route near our bus handing out candy etc. Volunteers will collaborate with our adult clients who have developmentally disabilities. We would like 2-4 volunteers.
This should be a very fun event! Pizza will be provided.
Requirements: Must be 18 or older, no experience required. Background check not necessary because our staff will be present and volunteers will not be unsupervised with our clients. |
Contact Info: Mike Lee, 541-754-6163

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

Furniture Share Event Committee Member
When: TBD
Where: TBD
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|
Website: |

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 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
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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DC Nonprofit Summer Internship Program

When: Early Deadline Dec. 5th
Description: Apply by the priority deadline of December 5 to receive a 5% tuition discount.

Spend a summer in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college.  The comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing in downtown Washington.


We’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with a variety of nonprofit organizations focusing on issues like education, healthcare, homelessness, and the environment.


Who you know does matter - especially when it comes to your future job search. IPVS will allow you to make valuable professional connections and practice networking skills in a real-world setting. You can participate in a mentor program, service projects, attend professional development seminars and network with alumni.


Washington, DC is the perfect place to explore a career in the nonprofit sector while enjoying a vibrant arts and culture scene. Take advantage of the free Smithsonian museums, many musical and theatre performances, as well as sports events. You can explore DC and meet fellow program participants through program-planned social activities including a guided tour of the monuments, a day trip to Mt. Vernon, canoeing on the Potomac River, and outing to the National Zoo.


As a part of IPVS you will participate in community service projects that are designed to deepen your involvement and impact in the community as well as your understanding of issues here in the nation’s capital.


Earn up to 9 academic credits from the DC Metro Area’s George Mason University. Mason was recently ranked #1 Up and Coming University by U.S. News and World Report. IPVS has a curriculum that is designed to explore the unique history and ethics of voluntary service in America.


Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the final deadline of March 7, 2013. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the early deadline of December 5, 2012 in order to receive preference in admissions and scholarship consideration, as well as a 5% tuition discount.

Contact Info: For more information, please visit or contact IPVS Manager, Kristen Wright by email at or by phone at 202.986.0384.



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Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
When: November 5th- 21st

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
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 – MU109B


Nov 14
Faces of Homelessness Panel
Local individuals share personal experiences of homelessness. Canned food donations requested at the door; proceeds will go to Jackson Street Youth Shelter and Community Outreach.

6-8pm – MU109B

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“Kids helping Kids” Food Run/Walk
When: November 10th 10am

Where: Benton County Fairgrounds
Description: 2K run/walk starting at Midge Cramer Bike Path. Entry fee- $10 per person or $20 for families and teams of 2 or more. Free ART to make and take! Free healthy snacks. Proceeds benefit the Linn Benton Food Share

Know Your Rights!

When: Tuesday, November 13th from 7-8pm
Where: MU Journey Room
Description: This exciting event is co-sponsored by Student Legal Services, ASOSU, and OSU Pre-Law Society.

We will be discussing legal issues relevant to student life, with a focus on topics such as:

-          How to Interact with Law Enforcement

-          Noise Violations

-          Minor in Possession

-          Hosting a Party

-          Furnishing Alcohol to Minors

-          And More!

The attorneys from Student Legal Services will be presenting this information, as well as resources on campus to help students navigate any legal issues that may arise. They will also be available after the presentation for questions about these topics, or anything else students are concerned about. This is open to ALL students, and all the info is also on the Facebook event page, so please invite your friends, neighbors, student groups, etc!

Contact Info: Keturah Taylor,


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)



America Recycles Day @ OSU: Special Recycling Collection
When: November 15th from 12-4pm
Where: Memorial Union Brick Mall

Description: To celebrate America Recycles Day, OSU Campus Recycling wants to help you recycle your hard-to-recycle items! Bring Styrofoam, film plastics, electronics, and more (visit for a full list) to the Memorial Union Brick Mall for FREE recycling on November 15th from 12-4 p.m. Both departmental and personal items will be accepted. Whether or not you have items to recycle, drop by to write a message in a bottle, add it to our bottle igloo, and you will win a reusable water bottle!
Contact Info: OSU Recycling
Websites: Find Us on Facebook! Follow Us on Twitter!


PacificSource Healthy Life Civil War Challenge

When: October 23rd through November 21st
Where: OSU and UofO
Description: This Civil War, PacificSource Health Plans is encouraging Beaver and Duck fans to challenge each other to step up, and pledge to live a Healthy Life at Pledge to Get Moving, Eat Healthy, Stop Smoking, and Relax.

Why should I participate?

By committing to take simple steps to improve your lifestyle, you can help your team—Ducks or Beavers—win the PacificSource Healthy Life Civil War Challenge while also helping to improve the overall health of your organization and community!


For every pledge to “Go Healthy” this Civil War, PacificSource will donate $1 to a charity of your choice, up to $10,000. Charities include:

Win Civil War Tickets: 

Pledge to “Go Healthy” by November 12 and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing for free tickets to the UO/OSU Civil War game on Nov. 24 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis.

How do I participate?

It’s simple! From October 23 through November 21, just log on to and take the pledge to live a Healthy Life—for yourself, and for your community.

New this Year:  More Ways to Get Healthy!

Go to and sign up for the 5-2-1-0 in 30 Challenge©, taking place October 23 – November 21.  This Challenge encourages you to:

When you sign up for the 5-2-1-0 in 30 Challenge, you’ll also be entered into a drawing for a free Apple® iPad! Visit to sign up today.

So, whether you’re a Duck or a Beaver fan, show your support by committing to live a Healthy Life—for yourself, and for our Community. Pledge now at



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