From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:50 PM

To:                                               CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu

Subject:                                     Winter Dead Week Newsletter

 

 

 

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Happy Dead Week!
Good luck with studying and with projects and papers. Make sure you take study breaks for yourself, there a lot of great opportunities below that you can use as an active study break. Also, check out the campus sidewalks for some inspirational messages from your CCE staff J

We wish you the best on finals!

Thanks,

-CCE Staff

 

In this newsletter:

 

New Service Opportunities:

¨  Avery Park Garden Mulching

¨  Produce for the People Volunteer Opportunities

¨  ISOSU Spring Festival: Sub-Committee Sign-Ups

¨  ISOSU Spring Festival: Student Performers Sign-Ups

 

Announcements:

¨  Help Name the New Student Building!

¨  Looking for Alumni

 

New/Upcoming Events:

¨  OSU Fossil Fuels Divestment Campaign (new)

 

New Jobs/Internship Opportunities:

¨  Energize Corvallis Public Outreach Interns (new)

¨  Spring Internships with the Corvallis Environmental Center

¨  Spring Internship with the Linus Pauling Healthy Youth Program

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 here by Tuesday at 5pm. The newsletters will go out on Wednesdays. ***

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New Opportunities

Corvallis Parks & Recreation Avery Park Rose Garden Mulching
When:
Saturday, March 16, 10am – noon
Where: Avery Park Rose Garden, 1310 SW Avery Park Drive
Description:   Next Saturday, March 16, we’ll be starting in on the Hemlock mulching for Avery Park’s Rose Garden - moving and spreading throughout the landscaping underneath the roses (all 1,200 of them) to a depth of about ¾-1 inch. This is an important step in preparing the Rose Garden – for appearance, weed control, and water retention in the drier months of the year.
All required tools and equipment will be provided.
Requirements: Dress for the weather and RSVP to Steve McGettigan (see below)
Contact Info: Steve McGettigan: 541-754-1738, steve.mcgettigan@corvallisoregon.gov
Website: http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=1185 | http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=56

Produce for the People Volunteer Opportunities
When:
Various times, see below
Where: 4000 SW Western Blvd, behind the Westside Community Church

Description:  Produce for the People is a community garden in Corvallis, OR. Members are committed to establishing collective leadership in the garden, nurturing local community, and supporting access to healthy food for low-income individuals and families in Benton County. Here are the upcoming March workshops and work parties at the Produce for the People garden. 

Contact Info: Joy Lile: liljoy30@gmail.com
Website:     http://health.oregonstate.edu/producing-for-the-future/corvallis-worms-garden | https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=tagvn8dfmgla5ibl643maipir0%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles

ISOSU Spring Festival Sub-Committee Sign-Ups
ISOSU is looking for individuals to join the various sub-committees for our big spring event, the International Spring Festival, on Sunday, May 5th. The theme of the event is World Beats, which inspired our tagline, "International Vibes." The Festival is ISOSU's greatest event of the year in terms of scope, and will need help in planning for all aspects of the event. ISOSU is actively looking for others to take a larger role in planning and influencing ISOSU's own events, and signing up for these sub-committees is the best way to do just that!

Food: Development of menu, scheduling cooking/serving/clean-up, setup of food booths.
Marketing: Creating imaging and a comprehensive marketing plan to generate hype and awareness leading up to event.
Decorations/Booths: Creating a comprehensive visual experience at the event site. Embellishment of stage and booths, etc.
Program: Development of stage schedule including professional/student performances, scripting, MCs, transitions, media, opening/closing. 

Contact Info: Sign up by contacting David Ni at NID@onid.orst.edu with your name, contact info (email + phone #), and which sub-committee you wish to take part in. Let's all be in community together in planning for our annual International Spring Festival, and above all, let's have fun doing it!"

ISOSU Spring Festival Student Performer Sign-Ups
ISOSU is looking for student performers to participate in our premier spring event, the International Spring Festival:International Vibes, on Sunday, May 5th. The Festival is ISOSU's greatest event of the year in terms of scope, so we want to show to the campus-at-large the absolute best of what ISOSU and the international community has to offer. We want to show to the audience and family members the vibrant and exciting international and cultural communities that exist on our campus through the performances that we will have on our stage.

To reiterate, the tagline for our event is International Vibes, which we and the cultural affiliates decided upon after deciding our theme would be centered around World Beats. We want performers who can bring exciting and cultural/international performances revolving around music to our event. We are seeking a diverse representation of OSU students to participate by sharing any international or minority culture, through any medium involving a beat. The event will take place in the MU quad on Sunday, May 5th, from 12-4pm. We have four hours of programming to fill, and we wish to dedicate much of it to international and cultural performances of song, music, dance, and various other art forms. We invite you to contribute and share your culture with the campus and community in an celebratory day of food, activities, performances, tabling, and other festivities.
Contact Info: Sign up by contacting David Ni at NID@onid.orst.edu. Provide the name of the group or organization performing, as well as the name of the act itself. Be prepared to answer questions regarding the content of your act, the duration of the act, numbers, the technology needed, stage setup, etc.

Upcoming & Ongoing Opportunities

Coach Volleyball with the Boys & Girls Club
When: Season is starting now
Where: Boys & girls Club of Corvallis
Description: Head coaches needed! Season is starting now, so please contact us ASAP to get set up
Contact Info: Liz Connor, 541-757-1909
Website: http://www.bgccorvallis.org/

Da Vinci Days Storage Facility Cleaning
When:
Saturday, March 16 at 9am
Where: Da Vinci Days Office & Storage Unit, 568 SW Third Street Corvallis, OR 97333
Description:  da Vinci Days is looking for 5-6 strong individuals to help us clean out and organize our storage facility. Project will take place rain or shine.
Da Vinci Days has become one of Oregon’s most interactive, unique and educational summer festivals. It takes place on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon. Named in honor of Leonardo da Vinci, the three-day festival celebrates the wonders of science, technology and art, and provides opportunities for people to invent, engage, explore and discover. 
Our vision remains strong: to engage and inspire individuals and to promote collaboration among communities through unique events which celebrate the arts, education, science, technology, and innovation.

**5-6 volunteers needed**
Requirements: None
Contact Info: Camille Ainsworth: festival@davinci-days.org, 541-757-6363
Website: http://www.davincidays.org/

Boys & Girls Club Middle School Dances
When: March 16th, April 5th, and May 24th 6:30-10:30pm
Where: Boys & Girls Club for Corvallis
Description: Bring your group, organization, or friends and have fun in support of middle school youth!
Contact Info: Liz Connor, 541-757-1909
Website: http://www.bgccorvallis.org/

SOLVE Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup
When: March 30th, 10 AM to 1 PM
Where: Several location along the Oregon coast
Description: Join Oregonians from across the state to celebrate nearly three decades of twice-yearly beach cleanups along the entire Oregon coastline. This effort benefits people and wildlife alike, supporting clean seas and healthy communities for present and future generations. There are over 45 different projects to choose from.|
Requirements: Volunteers must register online at http://solv.org/get-involved/event-registration for a specific project associated with the event. Further requirements may be given at time of registration.
Contact Info:  Calvin Bauer: calvin@solv.org; (503) 844-9571 ext. 336
Website: http://solv.org/what-we-do/solve-spring-oregon-beach-cleanup

Volunteer with Corvallis Farm To School
When: Volunteer training Wednesday April 10th 5:00-6:30pm or Thursday April 18th 11:00-12:30pm
Where: Starker Arts Garden for Education
Description: Help local kids connect to food on the farm and in the garden by volunteering with Corvallis Farm to School! Each spring, hundreds of children plant, tend and harvest fresh, healthy veggies at Starker Arts Garden for Education. Our volunteers help make this program happen! If you think that all kids should know where their food comes from, and you like working with children, come join our team of stellar volunteers!
Contact info: Amoreena Treff amoreena.treff@foodcorps.org
Website: http://www.facebook.com/corvallisfarmtoschool

Healthy Youth Program Garden Work Party
When: Saturday, March 9, 2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Lincoln Elementary School Garden, 110 SE Alexander Ave., Corvallis
Description:  The Healthy Youth Program is hosting a garden work party! We need volunteers to help clean the outside of the greenhouses, raise and clean off the stepping stone path and help with other planting/gardening activities.  Enjoy a tour of the beautiful garden, followed by some fun and much-needed light cleaning to get the garden geared up for spring.  
Refreshments and tools will be provided. 10 Volunteers Needed
Requirements: State of Oregon Volunteer Waiver (available onsite the day of the event). Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.  We will work rain or shine, so wear rain-gear if it's wet out (we have ponchos to loan if you need one).
Contact Info: Casey Bennett: 541-737-8014; casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu
Website: lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.html

Family Cooking Classes at Community Outreach, Inc.
When:
Tuesdays of Spring Term. Training is on March 12 from 5-7pm and classes start on April 2nd from 5-7pm
Where: Community Outreach, Inc.
Description: The Healthy Youth Program will be hosting weekly cooking classes for families transitioning out of homelessness. Classes are held every Tuesday starting April 2nd. Volunteers will provide support for families throughout the cooking process and engage small children in nutrition education activities.
Requirements: Training on March 12th from 5-7pm
Contact Info: Casey Bennett: 541-737-8014; casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu
Website: lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.html

Lincoln Garden Club
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:00pm
Where: Lincoln Elementary School Garden
Description: This volunteer position will help with activities and provide support to our Garden Assistant. Volunteers interested in this position should enjoy gardening and working with elementary school-aged children.
Contact Info: Casey Bennett: 541-737-8014; casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu
Website: lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.html

Corvallis Half Marathon Water Station
When: Saturday April 14th 10am-1:30pm
Where: Cloveland Park
Description: The Linus Pauling Institute (and Healthy Youth program) will again be staffing a water station at Cloveland Park this year. This is a fun volunteer opportunity to pass out water and cheer on runners!
Contact Info: Casey Bennett: 541-737-8014; casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu
Website: lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.html

·         Beavs Helping Kids
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 beavshelpingkids@oregonstate.edu or visit https://www.facebook.com/beavshelpingkids

Coach 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: robert.thornberg@ci.corvallis.or.us or 541-754-1706
Website:  http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?recordid=46&page=267

OSU Alumni Association Day of Service Lead Volunteers
When: Saturday May 18th
Where: TBA
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
Website: www.osualum.com/service

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
Website: http://www.breakadifference.org/getinvolved/sfbayareaca.html

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.
Contact info:oregonstate@stlf.net
Website: trip.stlfosu.org

Community 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 erik.rau@co.benton.or.us
Website: http://www.co.benton.or.us/sheriff/ems/

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Occupy 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/.

http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/wedding-registries/

 

#26Acts Initiative
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.
https://www.facebook.com/26acts
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/18/15999109-if-you-do-good-youll-feel-good-ann-curry-explains-origins-of-26acts-of-kindness?lite?
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/17/15972814-inspired-to-act-26acts-of-kindness-to-honor-those-lost-in-newtown-conn?lite

 

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

 

 

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Help Name the New Student Building!
The only rule is that it cannot be named after a person. Fill out the online form (link below) and become part of the history of this new center for students. In 2010 students voted to construct a new 4 story building in the Memorial Union parking lot. This building will be the home to many student programs including ASOSU, Greek Life, international student programs, The Barometer, leadership programs, The Craft Center, diversity development, KBVR and more.
This building and the Memorial Union will be connected with a glass canopy covered plaza that will keep students dry for outdoor activities and concerts. The building will be a sustainable, LEED Gold certified facility, with universal access. After years of studies, surveys and countless discussions surrounding the project, the new student building is underway with ground breaking on May 23rd of this year.

Submission Deadline is March 15th, 2013
http://mu.oregonstate.edu/name

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 cce.communications@oregonstate.edu if you know someone who would be interested in being featured or if you yourself would like to be featured.

 

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New Events:

 

OSU Fossil Fuels Divestment Campaign
When: Friday 3/15 at 10:45am

Where: Furman Hall Rm. 301

Description: there will be a meeting this Friday to discuss an OSU fossil fuels divestment campaign.  If you haven't heard of fossil fuel divestment, it is a campaign started by 350.org, read more here.  Hundreds of Universities across the nation have started campaigns. 

The meeting will be Fri. 3/15 at 10:45am Furman Hall Rm. 301.   Students, staff and faculty are all welcome

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Connect: 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

more inspiring and dynamic than ever!
Register for the meeting: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Town_Hall_2013

 

7th Annual Empty Bowls Event
When: March 16th 6:00-8:00pm Doors open at 5:30pm

Where: Valley Football Center

Description: Please join us for a night of great food, art, and music as we promote food sustainability and fight food insecurity. Tickets are $5-$20 sliding scale and can be bought pre-sale in Waldo 238.

 

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.

Contact Info: Dan Blaustein-Rejto dan@tenriversfoodweb.org
Website:www.corvallisindoorwintermarket.blogspot.com

 

Campus to Congress Workshops

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

Website: www.c2cfellows.org

 

 

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Energize Corvallis Public Outreach Interns
Now Hiring: Energize Corvallis Public Outreach Internship  

Applications Due: There are two rounds of applications—a priority round with applications due on April 30, 2013 and a final round with applications due on May 13, 2013. Please apply online: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PublicOutreach2013
Duration of Internship: June 17 to August 9, 2013 (eight weeks)
Living Stipend: $1,000
Position Summary:  Energize Corvallis is hiring nine Public Outreach Interns for our Communities Take Charge team this summer. Public Outreach Interns are dedicated to raising awareness about energy efficiency and conservation. These internships are ideal for people who have great conversational skills, a passion for energy conservation and sustainability, and a desire to make real change. Interns will reach out to Corvallis residents by going door-to-door and tabling at community events. This internship does not involve selling anything or asking for donations. No experience is necessary, and training is provided.

Visit us online to find out more: http://energizecorvallis.org/now-hiring-public-outreach-internship/
What previous interns say about Energize Corvallis internships:

“I would recommend this program because its fun and you feel like you are actually contributing to a goal rather than getting someone coffee and begging for a chance to get involved.”

 “I would recommend the internship for sure because it feels good to be working towards a good cause that will benefit our community, and the work environment is really welcoming and comfortable.  I really like working on a team where you are always allowed and even encouraged to ask others for help if you need it, and I like being on a team where we are all passionate about energy conservation so we are all motivated by that passion to work hard.”

“The internship is about connecting with those who have common goals, and connecting with those who may be more challenging, but that is what makes this whole internship a learning experience and worth your time.”

“I have been able to balance my other job and schoolwork with this work and have met new people and gained experience in the field of my future career.”

“I would recommend the program because you get to work for a nonprofit doing important work in the community while learning how the organization works. You also gain leadership skills, as well as work on planning techniques.”

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Spring Internships with the Corvallis Environmental Center

Spring Internships are available with the Corvallis Environmental Center! 

Take advantage of this opportunity to gain skills in the non-profit sector, environmental education, or sustainable agriculture! The following spring intern positions run April-June with the option to earn 1-3 credit hours.

The Corvallis Environmental Center:
-Event Planning and Outreach Intern
-Social Networking and Outreach Intern

The Edible Corvallis Initiative (a program of the CEC):
-Edible Corvallis Initiative Events Intern
-Community Garden Intern
-SAGE Garden Compost Intern
-Sustainable Agriculture Intern
-Sustainable Agriculture Education Intern


Visit our website to learn more:
www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org
www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org/edible-corvallis-initiative

Spring Internship with the Linus Pauling Healthy Youth Program

Activity Development Internships (Spring): We are looking for 2-3 interns to help us with activity development and pilot-testing, curriculum write-up, and outreach events. Interns will revise, develop, and pilot-test outdoor activities for children ages 6-8 and 8-12 to be used in our Chefs in the Garden summer day camps. After revising and creating successful activities, interns will write-up a curriculum to be used this summer. Additionally, interns will assist with all outreach activities, including tabling at the local farmer’s market and campus and community events. Interns may have the option to continue their work over the summer, as staff members at Chefs in the Garden, leading activities with children.

Contact Info: Casey Bennett: 541-737-8014; casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu
Website: lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.html

 

 

Volunteer 4Free Kenya

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 (poverty).

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: volunteer4freekenya@gmail.com. You can also visit us on the web at the following address: http://volunteer4freekenya.kbo.co.ke/.

 

Engage Chicago

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. 

Deadlines
Apr. 5th - Final

The program runs from
June 21st to Aug. 16th.

In 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:

http://www.engage.northwestern.edu/ec/apply/?utm_source=CCE+MAILING+LIST&utm_campaign=ca60e91ae9-EC_internal_gen_blast_1-13&utm_medium=email

 

 

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

 

 

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Center for Civic Engagement

Oregon State University

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541-737-3041 - http://oregonstate.edu/cce

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Caity Cagle
CCE Communications & Marketing Coordinator

cce.communications@oregonstate.edu

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