From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, December 19, 2012 9:15 AM

To:                                               CCE Communications Coordinator

Subject:                                     Newsletter Week 9 11/21

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

In this newsletter:

 

Announcements:
Alternative Spring Break Applications due Monday Nov. 26 Find more information here!

Team Liberation Facilitation Training Applications due Monday Nov. 26

SSI Grant Applications due Nov. 25

New Service Opportunities:
Corvallis Environmental Center Volunteer Film Maker/Editor
Friend of the Library Book Sale Volunteers

 

Upcoming Events:

CCE Winter Craft N’ Care Nov. 29th 5-8pm MU Java Stop

 

Jobs/Internships:

Corvallis Environmental Internship Application due Nov. 23

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

Corvallis Environmental Center Volunteer Film Maker/Editor
When:
ASAP
Description:   
Edible Corvallis Initiative, a program of the Corvallis Environmental Center, is looking for a volunteer film maker and/or editor.  Last year we were lucky enough to have an intern who made a great 8 minute movie about SAGE, but now that movie is out of date.  We'd like to either 1) edit that movie to make it shorter and more relevant to the garden at this time and/or 2) have someone create a new promotional movie for SAGE and/or the Farm to School program. This opportunity would be very independent and require a lot of self-direction and creativity on the part of the volunteer, although we'd be sure to communicate our vision and mission clearly. This could be set up as an internship opportunity for academic credit if desired.
Requirements:
Video editing/film making experience
Contact Info:
Deanna Lloyd, deanna@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org, 541-753-9211

Friends of the Library Book Sale Volunteer
When:
Saturday, December 1st from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Where: The Corvallis Public Library, 645 Monroe St
Description:   The Friends of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is an organization 100% powered by volunteers that raises money to enrich the public libraries of Benton County: Alsea, Corvallis, Monroe and Philomath. Volunteers are needed to help put on the Holiday Book Sale from which all proceeds are used to fund Library programs and services. This sale specializes in high quality books suitable for gift giving or personal pleasure.
Requirements: none
Contact Info: Marlys Amundson, Marlys.Amundson@oregonstate.edu
Websites: http://thebestlibraryfriends.org/book-sales/

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
Websites:  http://www.homelifeinc.org/history.htm

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

Campus Recycling’s Repair Fair Volunteer
When:
Fairs are monthly, times variable
Where:
Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th Street (15th St near Western)
Description:
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
Website: http://recycle.oregonstate.edu/volunteer

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
Website:
http://theartscenter.net/

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.|
Qualifications:
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: http://www.ci.corvallis.or.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4845&Itemid=5083

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
Description:
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: project.action@drop-in.org

Websites: http://www.corvallis.drop-in.org/

 

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

 

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Alternative Spring Break Applications

Description: 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!

 

SSI Project Grant Opportunities
SSI Accepting Project Grant Applications until November 25th
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: http://oregonstate.edu/ssi/funding/projects, and any questions should be directed to the SSI Fee Board Chair (ssi.feeboard@oregonstate.edu). Applications are due November 25th.

 

Team Liberation Facilitation Training

Description: Team Liberation is extending the application deadline for this winter’s training until November 26th. If you could forward this information on to any students or staff that you work with we would appreciate it. The application can be found here and can be turned in electronically to Team.LiberationPC@oregonstate.edu or dropped off to the Snell information desk.

 

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Corvallis Environmental Center Winter Internships
When: Deadline for Application is Friday, November 23rd
Description:
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!

Websites: http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/about/internships/

 

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.

EXPERIENCE

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.

CONNECTIONS

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.

LOCATION

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.

SERVICE

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.

COURSES FOR CREDIT

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.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

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 www.DCinternships.org/IPVS or contact IPVS Manager, Kristen Wright by email at IPVS@tfas.org or by phone at 202.986.0384.

 

 

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CCE Winter Craft N’ Care
When: Thursday November 29th from 5-8pm

Where: MU Java Stop

Description: Take a study break and come join the CCE in crafting! We will be making seasonal/holiday crafts for people who are in need of a little seasonal cheer.
You don't have to stay the entire time, you are more than welcome to drop by and do a little crafting in between studying. We'll see you there!

Contact info: beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu or  541-737-3041
Websites: oregonstate.edu/cce/winter-craft-n-care http://www.facebook.com/events/279034435532485/

 

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10 Ways to Volunteer on Thanksgiving! (Click the image to watch the video)

 

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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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