From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:14 AM

To:                                               CCE Communications Coordinator

Subject:                                     Newsletter Week 8 11/14





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CCE Listserv-

Our applications for Alternative Spring Break 2013 trips are now up on the website! Alternative Spring Break Trips are a fantastic way to give back to the community and spend your Spring Break traveling to a new city with a group of other OSU students, learning about a pressing social issue, completing service projects and having fun! We have three great trips available—Yakima, WA | Ashland, OR | San Francisco, CA. Applications are due Monday, November 26th, at the Snell 149 info desk.  Find more information here!

-CCE Staff


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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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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

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

Campus Recycling’s Repair Fair Volunteer
Fairs are monthly, times variable
Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th Street (15th St near Western)
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, 541-737-5398

The Arts Center Weekly Volunteer
When: ASAP
Where: 700 SW Madison Avenue Corvallis, Oregon
Description: We are currently looking for someone with organizational, office, and some leadership skills to be our volunteer coordinator. We are also searching for volunteers who can commit to 2.5 hours a week for basic phone answering/retail/mailing jobs. We are also searching for volunteer who can be on call to help out with mailings, or moving furniture/art items, or can fill in for the weekly jobs above.
Contact Info: Joni King ph: 541-754-1551

City Hall Ambassadors Volunteer Program
When: Shifts are scheduled in 3 hour blocks from 8am-11am; 11am-2pm; and 2pm-5pm. M-F (non-holidays)
Where: City Hall at 501 SW Madison Ave (Parking is provided)
Description: City Hall Ambassadors are volunteers who provide reception services at the front desk of City Hall.|
Experience working with the public
Experience with, or knowledge about, local government
General familiarity of the Corvallis community
Friendly, positive attitude
Criminal background check required

Fill out online application at the following website:

Contact Info: Kathy Louie at 541-766-6901

Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center
When: Ongoing, Monday-Friday 10am-2pm

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

Contact Info: 541-738-7500, email:



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


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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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Corvallis Environmental Center Winter Internships
When: Deadline for Application is Friday, November 23rd
The Corvallis Environmental Center has five internship positions for this winter in the areas of sustainable agriculture, food and garden education, events, and outreach! Interns at the Corvallis Environmental Center take on meaningful work and gain the opportunity to learn more about the local food system, sustainable agriculture, food justice, and outreach work. Find out more about each internship using the links on the CEC Internships page. Internships may be taken for 1 to 12 credits from Oregon State University or Linn Benton Community College.  Typically, 30 hours of intern work = 1 credit.  Check with your advisor about additional departmental requirements for internships. Winter internships begin in mid-January and run through March. Applications are available for download here!



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 Faces of Homelessness Panel

When: Nov 14th 6-8pm
MU 109B
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. *FREE APPETIZERS PROVIDED*

When: 12pm Friday, November 16th
Where: MU Quad
Description: In order to ensure our “#beBEAVERBOLD: Participate in College Colors Friday” is a success this week, we will need your help.

The Student Events and Activities Center is requesting that everyone please help us out by promoting our event through “Class Raps” today and tomorrow.

Our event, for those of you who have not heard of it before, is promotion of school spirit and bringing back the traditions of the university by wearing College Colors on Friday. As an incentive for participation we will be hosting a “Flash mob” in the quad at noon this Friday, with hot chocolate available afterwards. We will be taking pictures during the event as well.


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!


Energy Civil War
When: November 14th-21st
Where: OSU Campus
Description: Leading up to the Civil War football game, students at each school will compete to conserve and create their own energy. Dixon Recreation Center will put 10 of its ReRev cardio machines up against 10 of Oregon's to see which school can generate the most!
There are several ways to get involved.

·         The easiest way to participate is to stop in Dixon Recreation Center and use one of the ReRev cardio machines marked with an Energy Civil War logo (pictured to the left). Your entire workout will contribute to OSU's score!

·         Organizations and clubs on campus can get involved as well by adopting a machine. Contact OSU's Student Sustainability Initiative if interested (e-mail SSI).

·         Visit the Energy Civil War blog and check out RecSports' Facebook page and the Student Sustainability Initiative's Facebook page for a chance to win a variety of prizes by joining in the sustainability discussion throughout the week!

·         And most importantly, plan to get active and help OSU beat Oregon! This is a fun, healthy and competitive event that contributes to good lifestyles and community enhancement.

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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Center for Civic Engagement

Oregon State University

Snell 158

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