From: CCE Communications Coordinator
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:27 AM
Subject: Spring Week 3
Welcome to Week 3,
We’re hiring! SLI and CCE are hiring for 2013-2014 student staff positions. Also, Earth Day Service Projects are taking place THIS Saturday April 20th and we still have spots left! Check them out and get registered ASAP! Earth Day is a great way to contribute and give back to your community. Join students from all over campus in our 5 sponsored Earth Day service projects. We also have an exciting Warm Springs Alternative Break Trip coming up for summer. Finally, Community Outreach has a high need for volunteers for their childcare center, Mari’s Place.
In this newsletter:
New Service Opportunities:
¨ Ten Rivers Food Web Volunteers
¨ Heart of the Valley Sprint & Kids Triathlon
¨ Cinco De Mayo Volunteers
¨ Looking for Alumni
¨ Hoo Haa!
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 newsletter, please submit them here by Tuesday at 5pm. The newsletters will go out on Wednesdays. ***
Earth Day Projects
When: Saturday April 20th, various times
Where: Corvallis Area
Description: This year the Center for Civic Engagement is sponsoring 5 environmentally focused service projects in recognition of Earth Day 2013. All projects will be taking place Saturday, April 20th. Morning, afternoon, and all day projects are available. Here are summaries of each project:
SOLVE/Corvallis Parks and Recreation: Dunami Creek wetlands restoration service project in Corvallis for up to 60 volunteers (8:15am-1:15pm). Register for this project here.
The Wetlands Conservancy: Day-long service project for around 12 volunteers in the riparian zone around the Alsea Estuary near Waldport, OR (8:15am-5pm) Register for this project here.
Produce for the People Community Garden: Maintenance and upkeep on community garden in Corvallis for up to 24 volunteers (8:15am-1:15pm) Register for this project here.
OSU College Forests: Trail maintenance service project for up to 12 volunteers at Peavy Arboretum, north of Corvallis (8:15am-1:30pm) Register for this project here.
Starker Arts Garden for Education: Weeding and planting at an educational garden in Corvallis for up to 20 volunteers (1:15-4:15pm) Register for this project here.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Outreach Volunteers- High Need
When: Volunteers needed asap- flexible schedule (M-F)
Where: Mari’s Place, 863 NW Reiman Ave. Corvallis. OR 97330
Description: Volunteers needed for our childcare center, Mari’s Place. Weekly shifts available for 2+ hours working with children under the age of six. Help supervise and provide playtime for the children, tell stories, sing, clean-up, and provide support and encouragement for individual children. Mari's Place is open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Volunteers needed for all hours.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 20
Volunteer Requirements: No childcare experience necessary, but we prefer someone who enjoys spending time with children.
Contact Info: Bonnie Stutzman email@example.com, 5417583000
Ten Rivers Food Web Volunteers
When: ASAP Friday April 19th if possible,
Where: Corvallis Area
Description: Ten Rivers Food Web is looking for several volunteers to help publicize an upcoming fundraiser for the That's My Farmer SNAP program, which increases low-income people's access to healthy, local food. Ten Rivers Food Web builds stronger communities in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties by nourishing a resilient, local food system to ensure healthy, affordable food for all.
Contact info: Dan Blausetin-Rejto firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart of the Valley Sprint & Kid’s Triathlon
When: Sunday, April 21, 2013; shifts from 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Osborn Aquatic Center (1940 NW Highland Dr, Corvallis, OR 97330)
Description: This fantastic event provides a large annual donation in support of the Corvallis Parks and Recreation Family Assistance Scholarship Program which helps local low-income families gain access to enriching activities such as swimming lessons, youth sports, the arts and more! To ensure the success of this event we are counting on the support of community volunteerism. We have a variety of opportunities available for you and your organization to participate including:
Hospitality: 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Help participants and volunteers stay hydrated and fed prior and post-race!
Packet Pick-Up: 6:00 am - 8:30 am
Distribute information to participants as they sign in!
Transition Area Monitor: 6:00 am - 11:00 am
Monitor the transition area, keep equipment safe and cheer on the racers!
Lap Counters and Starters: 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Count laps in the pool area during the swim portion of the race!
Course Monitors: 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Direct traffic, help keep racers safe and on the right path!
Finish Line: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Be there at the end to capture the times as participants cross the finish!
Kids Triathlon Monitors: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Help the kids have a fun and safe triathlon experience!
Tear-down Crew: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tear-down the equipment after the race!
Requirements: To volunteer please email Karen Tressler (see
below) with your name, the position you would like to volunteer for, your phone
number, and your email address.Contact Info: Karen Tressler: email@example.com
Website: http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=275 | http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=258
Warm Springs Alternative Break Trip
When: Monday June 17th – Friday, June 21st
Where: Warm Springs
Description: Trip Cost: $140 (includes 4 dinners and 2 lunches)
Discover various factors impacting community health and wellness in Warm Springs by exploring elements of food sourcing, community and cultural activities, and outdoor recreation. Through direct service work, we will explore community gardens, nutrition classes, cultural events, and outdoor recreation/education that all impact the health and livability of the Warm Springs area. During our trip activities will likely include working on building raised garden beds for senior living, working at a community celebration (includes pow-wow, rodeo, horse racing, and other games), working with youth, hiking at Smith Rock, visiting the Museum at Warm Springs, and visiting with faculty and staff at the Warm Springs Extension Office to learn about the services and programs put on by OSU Extension for the community. We will be visiting with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation and exploring and learning about the tribal customs of the native populations. Home to Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute tribes, the Warm Springs Reservation is inhabited by nearly 4,000 tribal members, most of whom live in or around the town of Warm Springs.
Note: Lodging will be the Kahneeta Resort & Spa (Teepee camping: This includes free pool entry. Also located in the Teepee area: bathhouse, restrooms, hot showers, laundry, vending machines, and a snack bar.) Trip fee includes transportation, lodging, 2 lunches, and4 dinners that will be prepared and shared together as a group. You will be responsible for your meals on travel days as well as for purchasing materials for meals not provided. There will be a professional kitchen available to prepare breakfast, pack a lunch, and cook dinner. There are two training rooms available for group reflection, activities, and bonding. The training rooms and the professional kitchen are located in the same building at the OSU Extension Office.
Applications are due Monday April 29th,
2013 at 5pm to Snell 149
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Application and more info can be found here http://oregonstate.edu/cce/alternativebreaks
Cinco De Mayo Benefit Dinner Volunteers
Where: LBCC in Albany
Description: Ten Rivers Food Web is seeking several one-time volunteers for a benefit dinner on Cinco de Mayo at LBCC in Albany. The dinner supports low-income access to local, healthy food in Albany. Experience with food service, decoration, or other event planning is helpful, but not required. Volunteers will receive dinner and will have a great time!
Contact info: Dan Blausetein-Rejto, email@example.com
Website: Sign up for a shift: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050945AAAB2AA57-cinco
Volunteer with Corvallis Farm To School
When: Volunteer training 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Work Parties with Produce for the People
When: Various dates and times (see below)
Where: Corvallis WORMS Garden (behind Westside Community Church at 4000 SW Western Blvd in Corvallis, OR)
Description: Produce for the People is a group of volunteers dedicated to maintaining a community garden that serves both as a food source for individuals with low incomes, and an organic farming educational space for all. We don't yet have activities planed for these dates, but if we decide to do workshops we will let you know. We will be mostly planting this month, and continuing to spread leaves. (The Earth Day work party might see us building a greenhouse, if everything works out!)
Requirements: Wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes and
clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle and sunscreen (if
Contact Info: Joy Lile: email@example.com
SOLVE It for Earth Day
When: Saturday, April 20th, 9am-1pm
Where: Across Oregon
Description: Be a part of the largest Earth Day event in Oregon! SOLVE's annual statewide event, SOLVE IT, presented by Portland General Electric, will take place on Saturday, April 20th from 9 am - 1 pm at over 200 volunteer projects across the state. Thousands of Oregonians will dig in to help take care of our parks, waterways and neighborhoods by picking up litter, pulling invasive weeds, planting trees and enhancing habitat. Register here: http://www.solv.org/what-we-do/solve-it
Events in Corvallis:
Requirements: Volunteers must register online at http://www.solv.org/what-we-do/solve-it
for a specific project associated with the event. Further requirements may be
given at time of registration.
Contact Info: Morgan Parks: 503-844-9571 ext. 332, firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Mill Center for Children & Families Fun Run
When: Saturday, April 20th at 8am-11am
Where: Midge Cramer Path - Benton County Fairgrounds (110 SW 53rd St Corvallis, OR 97333)
Description: Old Mill Center for Children and Families is an organization that provides services to address the educational, social, emotional, and family needs of a diverse population of children. Volunteers are needed to assist in a "Fun Run" to help raise money for Old Mill Center sponsored by Fitness by Emily. The theme will be Kick Up Yer' Heels - western cowboy/cowgirl theme. Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
When: Thursday April 25th, 3:30-9:30pm & Friday April 26th, 1:00-4:30pm
Where: OSU Campus
Description: Interested in outreach education? Interested in ocean sciences and the topic of marine debris? Here is a great opportunity to volunteer and build some outreach experience and leadership while having lots of fun!
What is the SMILE program? SMILE stands for Science & Math Investigative Learning Experiences. The SMILE Program is a partnership between Oregon State University and 14 Oregon school districts -- mostly rural -- to provide science and math enrichment for underrepresented and other educationally underserved students in grades 4-12.
What is the High School Challenge? An overnight ocean sciences event at Oregon State and Western Oregon Universities. High school students connect with college life, participating in enrichment activities in a supportive, team-based atmosphere. The curricular focus is scenario-based ocean science. More than 150 students from 10 schools will attend the challenge this year.
Contact Info: Susan O'Brien, 541-737-5675, email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
There are MANY more on-going service opportunities! They can be found here.
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: April 14th-April 20th
Description: In honor of Civic Engagement Week, the CCE is co-sponsoring two events with the HSRC:
Thursday April 18th
6-8pm MU 109B
Did you see Facebook turn red over spring break? Ever wondered what the relationship between civic engagement and social media looked like? Come join us as we explore the connections between civic engagement and social media. We will be showing TED Talks and having discussions about this important topic.
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Lakeman Earth Day Service Talk
When: Saturday April 20th 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Portland State University
Description: Mark Lakeman (http://marklakeman.net/) will be speaking at Portland State University as a part of the Earth Day of Service. The presentation will begin at 12:30 and last about an hour. Students not participating in service, as well as the public, can reserve free tickets through the PSU box office: http://portlandstate.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=396&cid=33
Africa Night 2013
Journey to the Motherland
When: Saturday April 20th 5:00-8:00pm
Where: La Sell’s Student Center
Description:Never met an African before? Never had African food before? Never had an idea of what African music sounds like? Never been to an African fashion show?
African Student's Association presents to you Africa Night 2013, Journey to The Motherland!
Mark your calendars, we have an excellent night in store for you with entertainment suited for all age groups.
Come immerse yourself in our rich African culture, partake in sinfully delicious African food, enjoy African songs, scintillating dance performances, catch up on Prince Abubu's adventures and a dazzling fashion show.
We start off the Night with dinner; doors open at 5:00 PM. Dinner served from 5:00PM up till 5:45 PM
Tickets on sale in MU 103
$8.50 for students
$10 General Admission
When: Saturday April 20th 6-8pm
Where: MU Ballroom
Description: The Japanese American Student Association presents their JASA cultural night. Free food, performances, and cultural experiences.
College Forests Focus Groups
Description: Let your voice be heard...
How do you see the future of recreation on the Oregon State University College Forests?
OSU’s College of Forestry is conducting a research study to help us thoughtfully plan future improvements to the College Forests’ recreation program. We would like your input. We are looking for focus groups participants who will meet this spring to help us understand the interests and recommendations of visitors regarding the future of the recreation program.
Participants in the two-hour focus groups will have the opportunity to share their ideas and help develop recommendations regarding forest recreation.
Are you interested?
To submit your name for participation, go to our online sign-up form, or cut and paste this link:
Contact info: Elspeth Gustavson | 541-737-6702 | email@example.com
Contact us by April 21st!
When: Monday April 22nd 3:30-7:00ish
Where: Organic Growers Club Farm
Description: Celebrate Earth Day at the Organic Growers Student Farm! Admission: FREE!! FREE Food! FREE Live Music and Poetry! FREE Transportation: Ride the Earth Bus! (courtesy of Campus Recycling)
Shuttles run every ~20 minutes starting at 12PM
OSU Bookstore Parking Lot - 12:00 PM
Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture (the old bee farm!)
http://oregonstate.edu/campusmap/ (type in ApBB in search window)
Organic Grower's Farm (Hoo Haa!)
Ride your bike! (limited car parking available)
Kids Welcome! (Please leave dogs at home)
*The Hoo Haa is an alcohol free event*
Where: OSU campus
Description: See event descriptions below:
¨ Wednesday, April
Take Back the Night
A night dedicated to ending sexual violence. The purpose of Take Back the Night is to empower everyone to feel safe in their communities, while promoting awareness of the realities of sexual violence. The evening’s activities include a candle light vigil, performances by Divine a cappella group, and a march to express strength of allies uniting together to end sexual violence.
¨ Wednesday, April
Good intentions do not prevent assault; actions do. Stop by the One Act table on the brick mall to share what your one act will be and learn more about what you can do. One act could mean one less.
¨ Wednesday, April
LaSells Stewart Center
Kristin’s Story – A Life Worth Saving
Kristin’s Story is a mother’s tale of her daughter’s rape and subsequent suicide. Speaker Andrea Cooper will address the realities of sexual violence, depression, and suicide. Presented by Panhellenic and Interfraternity Council.
¨ Saturday, April
Registration and check-in starts at 9:00 a.m.
Race starts at 10:00 a.m.
Move Toward Hope 5K/10K Run
A FREE 5K/10K run focused on increasing participants’ awareness of sexual violence and the importance of bystander intervention in the prevention of sexual violence. Students, staff and faculty may register online or register the day of the race.
Positions are available with the Center for Civic Engagement, Student Events and Activities Team, Peer Leadership Consultants (Center for Leadership Development), Memorial Union Program Council, Student Sustainability Initiative, International Students of OSU, and SLI Information Desk. Candidates may apply for more than one position.
Visit this website to apply and for more information! http://oregonstate.edu/sli/applications. Completed applications should be submitted online or turned in at the Student Leadership & Involvement Info Desk (Snell 149) by 5pm on Friday, May 3rd.
Oregon Campus Compact Summer AmeriCorps VISTA:
Description: This summer, ORCC will once again be hosting Summer AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) Members in Multnomah County. This is a great way for college students to gain experience in the education and nonprofit sector this summer while earning money for school!
We are looking for around 30 VISTA Members to serve from June 17th - August 16th. They'll serve with community organizations or school districts to prepare rising ninth graders for a successful transition to high school through tutoring, volunteer management, and program coordination. VISTAs receive a $450 living stipend every two weeks during service and a $1,174 education award that can help pay for school or their qualified education loans!
Recruitment fairs will be held Monday, April 15th from 5-7pm at Warner Pacific College and Thursday, April 18th from 5-7pm at Reed College. The fairs will give students a chance to meet the sites, ask questions, and complete a first interview with ORCC. Interested students can click here to learn more and register!
Oregon Campus Compact Student Advisory Board
Description: ORCC is also looking for students to join our 2013-2014 Student Advisory Board. The SAB convenes a team of students who work together to advise ORCC and engage their campuses and communities to make a powerful statewide impact.
Students can learn more and apply by clicking here. Deadline is April 10th!
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.”
How many Earths would you use up in your lifetime? Try this cool carbon foot print calculator below to become more aware of your impact on the earth. Remember that Earth Day is April 22nd!
Center for Civic Engagement
Oregon State University
541-737-3041 - http://oregonstate.edu/cce
CCE Communications & Marketing Coordinator
Snell 158 | 541-737-3041