From:                              CCE, Communications

Sent:                               Tuesday, February 21, 2012 5:32 PM

To:                                   'CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu'

Subject:                          CCE Weekly Newsletter

 

 

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Hello CCE Listserv!

 

The CCE Staff has been working very hard to come up with some fantastic opportunities for students to volunteer in the community. Below is a list of some exciting opportunities and upcoming events. If you would like more information or have something to add to the list, please email Briana Ledesma at cce_communications@oregonstate.edu

 

If you are in the Greek community, these are awesome places to start adding hours to compete for the Community Values Award!

 

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Trillium Farm Home Greenhouse Project- This Week

Volunteers are needed at Trillium Family Services to help lay the foundation for their greenhouse.

 

For More information email Cheri Galvin at cgalvin@trilliumfamily.org

 

Jefferson School Carnival- This Friday, February 24th from 5:30 - 8:30pm

Volunteers are needed at Jefferson Elementary School. During the carnival volunteers will be running games, helping in the kitchen, monitoring the bounce house, face painting, facilitating the cake and book walk, etc. Gift Certificates will be awarded for most helpful, most enthusiastic, and best attitude.

 

Interested volunteers should contact Lori at lorirp@hotmail.com or 541.754.9089.

 

Junior Achievement- Friday February 24th from 7:30am-1:30pm and/or March 2nd from 7:30am-12:00pm

Volunteers are needed at Seven Oaks Elementary to teach 6th/7th grade students about basic economics, business, finance, and financial literacy. A full curriculum suitcase complete with instructions, games, posters, and any other materials you may need will be given and explained to you beforehand. Transportation, breakfast, and lunch will be provided. All volunteers need to meet at Weatherford Hall and transportation will take them to the site.

Please email Carol.Hahn@bus.oregonstate.edu for more information.


Public Health Outreach- Linn County Medical Reserve Corps

This is a great opportunity for any student. You will learn a Public Health topic such as Emergency Preparedness and present that information to community based organizations, students or the general public.  This is an awesome chance to practice teaching, public speaking and engaging in the community. Training and preparing to present is fairly simple and LCMRC is very flexible with student schedules. If you would rather do a different form of Public Health outreach they may have other opportunities upon request.

 

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please email Briana Ledesma at cce_communications@oregonstate.edu or come see us in Snell 158.

 

BDA Blood Drive Association (OSU)

This is a great opportunity for students, because it’s right on campus. Volunteers will help out with blood drives on campus; coat check, traffic control, donor check-in, volunteer check-in, escort, canteen, on-site recruitment

 

For more information and to volunteer email: volunteer@osublooddrive.com

 

Boys and Girls Club- Middle School Dance - Friday March 2nd  

Volunteers are needed as dance chaperones, gym supervisors, games room supervisors, and for front desk check-in. Between 400 and 500 middle school-age youth attend the monthly dances. Volunteers help provide a safe and fun experience for everyone.

 

If you would like to volunteer, fill out a volunteer application and submit to Liz Connor, Volunteer Coordinator, ph: 541-757-1909 ext. 210 email: jkuenne@bgccorvallis.org

 

Benton Homeless Connect-March 9th shifts from 8:30-4:30pm

The mission of the Homeless Connect is to provide a single location where nonprofit, medical, and social services collaborate to serve the low income and homeless of Benton County.  Tasks include hosting, guest intake, pet services, exit area, and floater. 

 

If you’d like to volunteer you must complete an application and attend an orientation. There are two possible orientation times to choose from. An application can also be picked up from the Center for Civic Engagement.

  

Alternative Spring Break

If you applied for an alternative spring break trip, you will hear back about your placement on February 27th. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please email Emily.bowling@oregonstate.edu

 

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Interfaith Community Service Speaker Series

Thursday, February 24th 7:30pm

National Nutrition Month

March

Public Health Week

April 2nd - 8th

Healthy Habits Day

April 13th

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April

Corvallis Earth Connect

April 22nd

OSU Relay for Life

May 11th

Corvallis Heart Chase

May 19th

 

If you’re interested in volunteering at any of these events, please email Briana Ledesma at cce_communications@oregonstate.edu

 

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Should Community Service be a requirement?- Check out the Harvard Business Review Blog to read about some of the benefits of serving the community, including a good work ethic, respect for diversity and other fundamental skills.

 

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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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