From: CCE Communications Coordinator
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 9:44 AM
Subject: Winter Week 7
Happy Week 7!
There are a lot of great events coming up next week including the Black History Month dinner on Feb. 26th from 7-9pm in the MU Ballroom. Tickets are available for free at the Snell info desk in Snell 149. The Black Cultural Center is also looking for volunteers to help cook and serve, so check out the volunteer opportunities below.
In this newsletter:
New Service Opportunities:
¨ Recycled Craft N’ Care Impact
¨ Dance Against Hunger (new)
¨ Focus on Food Sustainability (new)
¨ February Repair Fair (new)
New Jobs/Internship Opportunities:
¨ Student Positions in Health Promotion
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 newsletter, please submit them here by Tuesday at 5pm. The newsletters will go out on Wednesdays. ***
Black History Month Dinner Volunteers
When: Monday Feb. 25th & Tuesday. Feb. 26th
Where: Snell Kitchen & MU Ballroom
Description: Help cook food in the kitchen on Monday from 10am-3pm (you don’t need to stay the entire time, you can volunteer in 1 hour increments). Tuesday in Snell Kicthen, help cook from 4-7pm. MU Ballroom Serving 7:30-8:00pm and 8:00-8:30pm
Snell Kitchen Clean Up 9:00-9:30pm.
Contact info: Yohana Abraham firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-4372
Career Fair Volunteers
When: Feb. 27th and Feb. 28th
Where: CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Description: Career Services is in need of volunteers to staff our Career Fairs coming up in 2 weeks. We need people to staff the back pack check in and out rooms, escort employers to their tables, and help us set up prior to the employers arriving. Please consider any amount of time you can help us at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on 2/27 and/or 2/28, Wednesday and Thursday.
7:30am – 9am
8am – 9am
9am – 10am
10am – 11am
10:30a – 11a
12p - 1p
1p – 2p
3p – 4p
Contact Info: Please contact me as soon as possible at 7-0250 or email@example.com if you can help out.
When: Saturday March 2nd, 9:00am-1:00Pm
Where: Peavy Arboretum
Description: Project Description: We will be maintaining the Arboretum’s interpretive tree i.d. posts. Work involves pruning, lopping raking, pulling weeds, clearing vegetation, securing posts and adding gravel. All equipment, tools and safety gear will be provided. Work will take place rain or shine so be prepared. All participants must wear closed toed shoes, long pants and bring long sleeves and a water bottle. Water and snacks also provided! Meet at Peavy Arboretum, Research Office
Contact info: Douglas Pereira firstname.lastname@example.org
Description: Beavs Helping Kids is looking for new members for the 2013-2014 school year! If you would like to help make miracles apply now! Applications can be found at http://groups.oregonstate.edu/bhk. For more information, contact Taylor Nelson at email@example.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/beavshelpingkids
Couch Youth Lacrosse
When: Program runs April 1 - June 1, 2013 with practices during the week and games on Saturdays
Where: Corvallis; specific locations will vary
Description: Remember when you played sports as a child? It was fun, you made friends, it felt good and you learned to love the game. You can help someone have this same experience. Share your skills and make a difference in a young person's life by becoming a volunteer coach for the Parks & Recreation Department.
Sign up now to coach either boys or girls lacrosse, and share your knowledge and love of the game with the youth of Corvallis.
Requirements: Must be present at all games and practices, contact Robert (see below) for further requirements and to schedule an interview
Contact Info: Robert Thornberg: firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-754-1706
OSU Alumni Association Day of Service Lead Volunteers
When: Saturday May 18th
Description: The OSU Alumni Association will hold a community day of service on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The association invites Oregon State University departments, centers, student groups, alumni, and friends to volunteer at community service projects across the state, the nation and the world.
Lead Volunteers Needed.
As a lead volunteer, your role in the community day of service is:
· Assisting OSUAA staff in identifying and setting up community service projects
· Serving as liaison between community organization and OSUAA, coordinating logistical details of the service project with the assistance of OSUAA
· Assisting with recruitment of volunteers for day of service
· Participating in a day of service project
· Handing out t-shirts and name tags (provided by OSUAA) to participants
· Securing and facilitating lunch for participants following event – assistance can be provided
Contact info: 541-737-3003
Upcoming & Ongoing Opportunities
Break A Difference: Alternative Spring Break Trip
When: March 24th- March 30th
Where: San Francisco Bay Area
Description: Since 2006, Break A Difference has mobilized thousands of college students during their Spring Break to address our communities most challenging issues. This year, in partnership with West Contra Costa Salesians Boys & Girls Club, Break A Difference is inviting students to join them as they enhance programming for youth development agencies serving low income families. Volunteers will work directly with kids throughout the SF Bay Area- playing games, helping with homework, leading activities and much more! BAD Alternative Break Programs include all meals, lodging and transportation once they arrive for their week of service.
Volunteers will act as tutors and mentors for local children who need it the
most, and provide building maintenance and support to the faculties and
programming spaces of the agencies they are serving.
**60 spots available**
Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and willing to undergo a background check. Volunteers must also be able to pay or fund raise the $350 participation donation.
Contact Info: Adam Cox: AdamCox@breakadifference.org; (607)-283-9657
Girls on the Run Coaches
When: March 11-June 4th (Not during Spring Break)
Where: Corvallis area
Description: There are two coaching opportunities, each with different duties:
Head Coach: Head coaches are in charge of facilitating practices and teaching the curriculum.
Assistant Coach: Assistant coaches support the head coach by helping with the lessons and keeping the girls on track.
Not enough time to be a coach, check out our Practice Partners!
Practice Partner: Volunteer position for individuals interested in providing support for Girls on the Run participants during the 10-week season and at the 5K celebration. Practice partners provide enthusiasm, encouragement and support to the girls throughout the program, at the practice 5k and at the Girls on the Run 5k race. No training needed.
Applications are available on the website
Contact Info: email@example.com
Students Today Leaders Forever- Pay It Forward Tour
When: March 22nd, 2013- March 30th, 2013
Where: Departure: Corvalis, OR
City 1: Eureka, CA
City 2: Santa Rosa, CA
City 3: San Jose, CA
City 4: Arroyo Grande, CA
City 5: Carson, CA
Destination: San Diego, CA
Description: All STLF College Pay It Forward Tours travel to six cities across the country over the course of nine days. We will carry out a service project in each of those communities visited, work with a variety of organizations and social issues over the course of the week. Through evening activities and reflection, the Tour is an opportunity to build meaningful relationships and learn about issues affecting communities across the country and your own. Each Pay It Forward Tour consists of up to 40 students, is entirely student-led, and is open to all college students regardless of where they go to school.
The cost of the Oregon State Pay It Forward Tour is $450. That amount covers all travel, lodging, two t-shirts, 1 or 2 meals per day, and more. This includes a $125 nonrefundable down payment upon registration, with the remainder due prior to Tour departure. Be sure to register soon!
If the cost of the trip would be a deterrent to your attendance, please consider applying for financial aid at aid.stlfosu.org or contacting us to set up a payment plan. Our funds are limited and need-based so please request the minimum amount you require. We do not want to prevent any students from attending purely because of cost.
Emergency Response Team Program
When: Various Dates (see the flyer below)
Where: Police Conference Room in the Law Enforcement Building (180 NW 5th St, Corvallis, OR 97330
Description: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their areas and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. The deadline to register for classes is Feb. 1st, 2013
Contact info: Erik Rau, 541-766-6114 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy- Hurricane Relief Donations
Remember the devastation of Hurricane Sandy?
Visit the Occupy Sandy "Wedding" Registries to select supplies like goggles, trash bags and diapers and send directly to the victims of Hurricane Sandy....or make a $ donation to help thousands rebuild their homes and businesses here: Occupy Sandy: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/donate/.
Newtown's heartbreak has a lot of us asking, "What can I do?" Thinking about this, Ann Curry took to social media and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 26 acts of kindness to honor each life lost in Newtown.
There are MANY more on-going service opportunities! They can be found here.
Recycled Craft N’ Care:
We had about 15 volunteers totaling about 45 hours of service and as far as the final numbers go we donated:
Recycled Magazine Cards
12 Egg carton dragons
4 paper lanterns
7 strings recycled magazine Mardi Gras beads
5 Mardi Gras masks and
41 Salt dough lip shaped pins
We have received thanks from the organizations (HomeLife, Corvallis Manor, Grace Center) that have received these items. Each of the organizations also received a notice with the crafts that explained that we would like all crafts to be recycled after they are finished either by reusing them for next year or recycling the individual items. Thank you again to all of the volunteers that participated in this event and helped to support the Recyclemania competition as well as local organizations! Check out the pictures from this event on Facebook!
Looking for Alumni:
In partnership with Career Services, the CCE is in the process of creating a new branch of our website, Careers for the Common Good, which will feature a wide variety of different careers, domestic and international volunteering opportunities, lifestyle choices, and other mechanisms for students to explore personal and professional paths that benefit the world. In doing so, we are on the hunt for OSU alumni who are currently in careers “for the common good.” We hope to feature these alumni with a short bio/picture to serve as examples of OSU students who are pursuing a professional path that gives back to their local and/or global communities. Please email email@example.com if you know someone who would be interested in being featured or if you yourself would like to be featured.
When: February 22nd, 2013 2:30pm
Where: Student Sustainability Center
Description: Like house plants? Have used containers? The Student Sustainability Initative is hosting a Recycled Container Garden workshop to help put your old containers to good use growing edible plants . Bring any used containers that are able to have holes drilled in the bottom and we will happily fill them with a variety of seeds to get you started on planting your very own food!
When: Saturday Feb.
23rd 6-9pm Doors open at 5:30pm
Show starts at 6:00pm!
Where: Milam Auditorium
Description: FeelGood is a
youth movement committed to ending world hunger during our lifetime. FeelGood
students all over the United States run non-profit delis that provide grilled
cheese sandwiches to those who want one. All of the proceeds go straight to
global organizations that work towards ending world hunger.
Each year, a dance showcase is held on our campus where dancers from different areas come to perform. All proceeds collected from the show go directly to non-profit organizations. We have had: Steps of Rhythm, Rip City Kingz, OSU Elite Dance Team, and others participate in our showcase.
We will be selling tickets at the MU Quad until February 22nd!
Presale tickets (at the quad): $5
Door price: $8*
*If you bring one canned food/non-perishable item, you can save $1.
If you bring 2 or more canned food/non-perishable items, you can save $2. (Only applies to door price).
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Monday Feb. 25th & Monday March 4th
Where: Feb 25th- MU 211, March 4th- MU Council Room
Description: Have a chance to impact food on campus! Students are encouraged to voice their opinions on how food sustainability could be improved at Oregon State University. All ideas and suggestions will be heard; OSU administration wants YOUR ideas to move forward with making food on campus more sustainable.
When: Wednesday, February 27, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Recycling Warehouse, 644 SW 13th Street
Description: Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair any of the following: Appliances (small items only, please), Bicycles, Clothing, Computers (hardware), Electronics (small items only, please), Housewares (ceramics, lamps, etc.), Jewelry and Vacuums. Repair Fairs are sponsored by Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative, helping you save money and natural resources. Repair demonstrations will also be offered: vacuums at 5:10, computers at 5:30, sewing at 6:00, and bikes at 6:30 pm. Learn more and RSVP on Facebook.
Campus Safety Focus Group
When: Thursday Feb. 21st 12-1pm
Where: MU 109B
Description: Safety is a topic on the mind of many right now here at Oregon State University. ASOSU is looking to find students interested in participating in a Campus Safety Focus Group.
This group would be led by students and would address topics surrounding safety on campus including: lighting at night, availability of services, alcohol and drug use, crime, blue lights, etc. The goal of this group would be to bring together students from all walks of life and brainstorm a list of concerns and solutions surrounding safety.
Contact info: Lexie Merrill email@example.com
Corvallis Farm to School Webinar
When: 02/26/2013 11:30 am
Description: Learn how one community in Oregon is implementing a Farm to School program focused on procurement of local foods, student engagement, and the use of Oregon Harvest for Schools materials to reach out to farmers, students, teachers and families. The Corvallis Farm to School program is a partnership between the Corvallis School District and the Corvallis Environmental Center’s Edible Corvallis Initiative. Corvallis Farm to School Coordinator, Sara McCune, and the director of the Edible Corvallis Initiative, Jen Brown, will host this webinar.
Requirements: To pre-register for this webinar, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Info: Sara McCune email@example.com
Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Presents
"The Evolving History of Today"
¨ I Am History
Thursday, February 21, 2013 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Memorial Union
¨ Black Affairs
Friday, February 22, 2013 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | MU East International Forum
¨ Black History
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Memorial Union Ballroom
When: February 23rd 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: Memorial Union
Description: This conference will focus on ways for you to use enhance your Leadership skills through networking – this means leading others and leading yourself.
Three $1000.00 scholarships will be given away to OSU students attending the entire conference. Sponsored by: The Center for Leadership Development & the Memorial Union Program Council
Website: Go to www.oregonstate.edu/sli/art-leadership-conference for registration and additional detail.
When: February 23rd at 11am- February 24th at 4pm
Where: Camp Harlow- Eugene, Oregon
Description: Join service-minded student leaders, visionaries, and activists from across Oregon for a weekend retreat conference where you will learn how to 'Sift Through the Clutter' of modern society, navigate new technology, connect in a multicultural landscape, and positively affect change in your local and global communities. Registration special: "Bring 3, get in free!" - Get three friends to register and get your registration for free! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Registration: Click here to
register. Registration will close Friday, Feb. 15th at midnight.
Sustainability Fair & Town Hall
When: March 14th 5:00-7:00pm Fair 7:00pm-9:00pm Meeting
Where: CH2MHill Alumni Center
Description: This year’s event on March 14th promises to be
inspiring and dynamic than ever!
Register for the meeting: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Town_Hall_2013
Corvallis Indoor Winter Market SNAP Program
When: The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market is open 9am to 1pm every Saturday from January 12th until April 13
Where: Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street
Description: Students can now use SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) to buy fresh local food at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. All SNAP recipients can use their Oregon Trail card at the indoor farmers’ market to purchase fruits and vegetables, plant starts, meat, dairy, and bread. Through Ten Rivers Food Web’s That’s My Farmer SNAP Incentive Program, students who spend at least $6 of their SNAP benefits at the market will receive an extra
$6 in market tokens that are redeemable for fresh foods. The same program operates at the outdoor Corvallis and Albany markets. However, the tokens are not interchangeable.
Zia will be selling coffee to raise funds to continue running the program. Stop by and support our local farmers and community.
When: April 12-14th, 2013
Where: Lewis and Clark College in Portland
Description: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy invites you to attend the C2C Fellows workshop series. C2C stands for Campus to Congress, Corporation, City Hall, and Capitol Hill. Our weekend workshops cover communication, entrepreneurship, environmental and climate science, media, raising capital, and other critical topics. Current college students (undergrads and grad students), recent graduates, and other excited 20-somethings from across the country are welcome to apply.
Applications are due 10 days prior to each workshop, and can be submitted on our website.
Contact Info: Jess Scott 845-752-4514
Positions in Health Promotion
Health Promotion Department
Health Promotion Assistant
• Average 10 – 20 hours per week
• Hourly wage: $9.25
• Team oriented; good verbal and organizational skills; customer service oriented
• Exemplifies through values, beliefs and practices, the philosophy and mission of OSU Student Health Services (SHS) and the Health Promotion Department
• Maintains the highest degree of student confidentiality
• Participates in and supports ongoing quality improvement activities (position‑related)
• Functions as part of the Health Promotion team
• Interest in college health preferred
• Positions will start Spring 2013 (summer work may be available)
Description of Duties
• Perform the daily operations of the Health Promotion Office
• Design and implement health related displays, activities and events
• Provide general office/clerical support for Health Promotion Department
• Assess the needs of clients and direct them to appropriate resources
• Assist in the creation of brochures, flyers and other promotional materials
• Maintain resource inventory and checkout system for educational materials
• Assist with marketing efforts and program evaluation
• Utilize leadership and organizational skills
• Participate in and staff various campus activities
• Make appointments and serve as receptionist for the MARS program
• Assist Health Promotion and Student Health Services staff with various projects
• Attend weekly meetings
• Other duties as assigned
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:
Health Promotion Department
Student Health Services
310 Plageman Bldg.
DEADLINE: Friday, March 8, 2013
Health Promotion Department
Male Advocates for Responsible Sexuality (MARS) Outreach Worker
MARS Mission: “Men should take a responsible role in promoting equality and cooperation in relationships, pregnancy prevention, sexual health, contraceptive use and overcoming stereotypical gender roles.
The person in this position will be responsible for implementing the MARS (Male Advocates for Responsible Sexuality) Program at Oregon State University. The program is designed to promote sexual responsibility among college males. The person in this position must believe in and communicate the mission statement of MARS.
· Average 10 – 20 hours per week
· Hourly wage $9.45
· Must be comfortable talking openly, and inclusively about human sexuality issues including LGBT issues
· Leadership abilities
· Team Oriented: good verbal and organizational skills
· Undergraduate male student; graduate students are encouraged to apply
· Highly self-motivated—must be able to work well with minimal supervision
· Excellent time management and organizational skills
· Good communication and public speaking skills
· Minimum 3.0 college/university grade point average
· Must have regular access to email as much communication is conducted via email.
· Position will begin Spring term 2013
Description of Duties
· Serve as a responsible male role model to peers
· Promote MARS mission and program services by conducting outreach, including informal networking and health fairs.
· Design and present sexual health programs
· Assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of male involvement program
· Assist in the development and implementation of MARS media campaign
· Collaborate with and promote MARS to community organizations and members
· Conduct one-on-one confidential sexual health consultations with males
· Participate as an active member of the Health Promotion Department team
· Select, prepare, and distribute health education materials including pamphlets, reports, films, exhibits, and other audio-visual aids.
Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to:
Health Promotion Department
Student Health Services
310 Plageman Bldg.
DEADLINE: Friday, March 8, 2013
Description: MUPC is currently accepting applications for next year’s MUPC Director. This is a paid student leadership position, and the application and position description are available online at: http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/director, and in MU 103. The application is due by 5pm Thursday, Feb.28th in person or by Midnight on Feb. 28th online.
Description: We are
currently seeking volunteers to help teach English to primary school pupils in
Nairobi's Soweto slums. Soweto is one of the most neglected slums in all
of Kenya, with the problems of poverty and lack of education characterizing the
slum. However, by helping the youth of the slum learn to read and
understand English, we are making a step toward solving the second problem
(lack of education), which should in turn also help overcome the first problem
Volunteers with our program will use a few basic resources to help class one to class four pupils increase their vocabulary, and learn basic grammar. The program is supervised by coordinators with over seven years of experience in hosting international volunteers in Africa.
Fluency in English, and a background check (CRB) are the only requirements for participation. And best of all, there are no participation fees (though donations are accepted for volunteers wanting to contribute to the program).
We also offer budget accommodation from roughly $30 a week. (Volunteers must look after their own food and transport independently.)
For more information about free volunteer opportunities with Volunteer4Free Kenya, please contact Jay or Leo at: email@example.com. You can also visit us on the web at the following address: http://volunteer4freekenya.kbo.co.ke/.
Description: Engage Chicago is an immersive ﬁeld study program, designed to give students a powerful summer learning experience in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Through academic coursework, hands-on experience at top organizations and institutions, thoughtful reﬂection, and a summer living with a vibrant community of peers, Engage Chicago is a powerful opportunity for students to learn about a great city, about social change, and about themselves.
25th - Regular
Apr. 5th - Final
program runs from
June 21st to Aug. 16th.
previous summers, students have interned at organizations such as
the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Illinois
Maternal & Child Health Coalition, and the Chicago Public Schools
Office of School Turnaround. They explored the rich culture and history of
Chicago and the theories and ideas behind community development work
in Field Studies in Civic Engagement, a course taught by Professor John
"Jody" Kretzmann, a world leader in community development.
Engage Chicago offers students the opportunity to:
California Coalition for Rural Housing Internship
Description: The California Coalition for Rural Housing is proud to announce its 16th Annual Internship Program for Diversity in Rural Nonprofit Housing and Community Development in California, Oregon and Washington State.
We are currently recruiting for the 2013-2014 Program year, which begins in June 2013 and ends in May 2014. Selected interns are placed at nonprofit housing developers and services providers serving a dire need for habitable affordable housing.
This is a very unique and dynamic internship program for students interested in learning about what it takes to build affordable housing and strong communities in underserved, diverse, rural and emerging areas by using technical, qualitative and business skills in working for social change. We specifically target minority students who come from low-income, rural and/or immigrant backgrounds; juniors going on to their senior year; with a strong commitment to improve the quality of life of low-income communities. This opportunity is open to all majors. Priority application deadline is April 12, 2013.
We are currently recruiting from the following locations (students must attend universities that are within driving distance to the locations).
· California locations: San Diego, West Sacramento, Watsonville, Visalia, Sacramento, Modesto, Ventura
· Washington state locations: Yakima
· Oregon locations: Sherwood, Corvallis
Please visit our website to learn more about this one-of-a-kind Internship Program that can open the doors to a rewarding and fulfilling career by building affordable housing and contributing to community development. http://www.calruralhousing.org/?page_id=106
Center for Civic Engagement
Oregon State University
541-737-3041 - http://oregonstate.edu/cce
CCE Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Snell 158 | 541-737-3041