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CCE Listserv-


Happy National Volunteer Week! We are so happy to have a network of such dedicated and friendly student volunteers. Thank you for using us as a resource for finding opportunities and getting involved!


It’s also Earth Week next week (April 21-28, 2012)! The annual EarthWeek celebration at OSU is a week of fun and educational activities geared toward raising environmental awareness and engagement.


Whether you are interested in attending the annual Community Fair, at which 54 vendors will offer activities and information this year, would like to learn how to start your own container garden, want to find people who can carpool with you on your commute, need to dispose of Styrofoam or medications in an environmentally friendly manner, or want a coupon for the OSUsed Store, this year’s Earth Week offers all that and much more! (Scroll to “Upcoming Events” for more details).


Like us on Facebook to keep up to date on the latest events and opportunities!


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Earth Day Service Project, Saturday 4/21/12, 8:15am to 1:15pm

The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting an Earth Day service project on Saturday April 21st from 8:15am to 1:15pm!!! Join us for a morning of litter patrol, invasive species removal, and light pruning along a vibrant wetlands habitat. Dunawi Creek features prominently in Starker Arts Park & adjacent Sunset Park (with an interpretive boardwalk), providing opportunities to understand more about wetlands during the course of our community service event. Students will meet in the MU Journey Room at 8:15am to get organized, turn in paperwork, and travel to the service project. The service will last from 9am to 1pm. CCE will provide transportation to and from the service site. Students will return to campus just after 1pm. CCE will provide some snacks but student participants should plan to bring a sack lunch (and dress for the weather!). Participants will be required to complete liability waivers that will be emailed to you after registration.


Space is limited. Register here:


Volunteer at SAGE – 4pm-dusk on Tuesdays (Mar 20th – Oct).

The SAGE garden is a unique community garden located in the Bruce Starker Arts Park.  Community volunteers are the heart of the garden and help to farm a one-acre plot of city land.  The food we grow together is donated to local food banks and soup kitchens, providing fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables to families in our community who need them most. In 2011 the garden supplied almost 7,000 pounds of organically grown produce to agencies all over Corvallis.

SAGE garden, Bruce Starker Arts Park SW 45th Place & SW Country Club Dr


For questions about volunteering at SAGE please contact Jena at or 541-753-9211


Casa Latino Unidos Benton County school homework program

Linus Pauling Middle School: 3/6/2012 & ends 6/7/2012 T/TH 3:30pm to 5pm

Philomath Elementary School : 4/7/2012 & ends 6/11/2012 M/W 3pm to 4:30pm

Casa Latino Unidos is looking for committed volunteers that want to see kids succeed for one day of tutoring or ongoing service. There are no language requirements and there will be no volunteering during spring break


To volunteer fill out the application and contact Erlinda Gonzales-Berry or Yazmin Brambila phone: 541-223-5310 or via email:


City Hall Ambassadors Needed

The City of Corvallis has an awesome opportunity to meet citizens and learn about City government. Volunteers will greet and welcome City Hall visitors, respond to visitor inquiries about City services and programs, provide directions to City facilities and meeting room locations (utility bills, Municipal Court, etc.), refer visitors to the appropriate business or organization (Chamber of Commerce, Community Outreach, etc.) and maintain and update brochure rack in lobby. Visit their website for the application!


For more information, contact Kathy Louie at 541-766-6901, x5072 or via e-mail.


Fiesta for the Children Auction- May 5th (Training the week prior)

Old Mill Center for Children and Families is holding their largest fundraiser of the year and they could use the following volunteers! :

Data Entry (Entering the sales from the night) 5:30-10pm ~ 3 people

  • Need to be somewhat computer savvy
  • Can handle some rush
  • Friendly

Item pick up organizers 5:30-10pm ~ 4-5 people

  • Need to be able to package items together by bidder number as they are brought into a room
  • Be the smiling face to hand attendees the items they have bought
  • Handle a bit of a frenzied rush at times and be VERY organized

Oral Auction Recorders 6:30-9:30pm ~ 3-4 people

  • Listen in detail to auctioneer and record bidder numbers down
  • Run bidder slips to data entry every 2-3 items
  • Sitting next to stage so smiley, happy and dressed appropriately


To volunteer, call Jerilyn Opoien at 541-757-8068 ext 144.


Voluteer With Kids- Workshops!

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work with youth with a series of 2 to 4.5-hour workshops over the course of the year, culminating in an exciting and exhilarating experience with the Challenge Ropes Course at OSU! By participating in these workshops, and completing 5 hours of volunteer time with youth, you will receive a Volunteering With Youth certificate that can be highlighted in resumes, cover-letters, and job interviews.


Register for the May 5, 2012 Basic Skills Workshop from 11a-3:30p

Register for the May 9, 2012 Ice Breakers Workshop  from 5-7p

Register for the May 16, 2012 Developmental Stages & Learning Styles Workshop from 5-7p


If you complete the Basic Skills Workshop, 2 Elective Workshops, and 5 hours of volunteering with youth, you can participate in the Challenge Course High Ropes on May 19, 2012 for FREE!


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Outside In - Clinic Coordinator - Bilingual – Open Until Filled

Work as part of a small, dynamic team of front office clinic coordinators/interpreters providing patient reception, intake, and interpretation for high-volume, multidisciplinary health center serving youth and people experiencing homelessness.  Be an active member of an interdisciplinary patient-care team to support wellness and harm-reduction.  Required qualifications: Bilingual Spanish/English, experience working with under-served populations, ability to multi-task while retaining accuracy and attention to detail.  Experience in a medical setting preferred, familiar with medical billing/insurance a plus. Full-time, some evening hours may be required.  $13.25-13.50/hr plus benefits.


Application and a complete position description are available on the website:


Americorps VISTA/Harvest Against Hunger in Toppenish- Deadline April 22

Are you interested in science and the environment? Are you passionate about nutrition education and community gardening? Spend your summer in Toppenish, Washington, as a summer AmeriCorps VISTA working alongside year-round Harvest VISTA members to start or support existing food banks, community and school garden projects. Projects will focus on strengthening connections with schools, using educational curriculum and supporting summer feeding programs. Earn a living stipend and a $1700 educational scholarship at the end of the summer! 

If you have any questions please contact Jackie Beard at 509-823-9391 or at


Kid Spirit

OSU KidSpirit is currently hiring for Summer term.  KidSpirit is a youth program that offers summer day camps for children in Benton County.  They are currently seeking staff for a variety of positions this summer term such as camp counselors, office assistants, head instructors, and a variety of internship opportunities for all majors.  Both part and full time positions are available.  If you are interested you can apply online here .  Working at KidSpirit is a great way to have fun, make friends, and earn valuable job skills this summer.


Center for Civic Engagement

Would you like to work here at the Center for Civic Engagement? It is a great place to work and you can help build a culture of Civic Engagement at OSU! More information is available on our website and you can apply online at


September Scholars- Deadline May 11th

Would you like to be a student leader for September Scholars from August 29th – September 16th (The program runs 10 days from 9/4 – 9/14)? (It includes paid training days before the beginning of the program). There are 8 slots available for positions as Study Facilitators and Resident Assistants.


For more information, please call Clare S. Creighton at 541-737-7971 or 541-737-2272.



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Earth Week Calendar
Saturday, April 21

·         Dunawi Creek Wetlands Cleanup: 8:15 am - 1:30 pm, Meet in the MU Journey Room.  Pre-registration required -

·         Earth Ball 2012: 7:00 pm - 11:45 pm, Corvallis Odd Fellows Hall (223 SW 2nd St.) (Facebook Event)

Sunday, April 22

·         Earth Day Hoo-Haa!: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, OSU Organic Grower’s Club Farm (Facebook event)

Monday, April 23

·         Electric Vehicle Tour of Campus Sustainability: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Meet at People’s Park. Tours begin at 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, and 12:30.

·         Ditch the Disposables Discount @ e.Cafe: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, e.café (in Kelley Engineering Center) (Facebook Event)

·         Discussion: What’s the Worst That Could Happen?: 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Gilfillan Auditorium (Facebook Event)

Tuesday, April 24

·         Earth Week Community Fair (& Free Styrofoam Recycling): 11:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Memorial Union Quad (Facebook Event)

·         Film Showing: A Delicate Balance: 3:00 - 5:00 pm, MU Room 206

·         Vegetable Container Gardening Workshop: 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Student Sustainability Center (Facebook Event)

·         FireWorks: The Making of a Sustainable Restaurant: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, FireWorks Restaurant (1115 SE 3rd St.)

Wednesday, April 25

·         Drive Less Connect Social: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, MU 211 (Facebook Event)

·         OSUsed Store Earth Week Sale: 12:00 - 4:00 pm, OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th St.). Get your 25% off coupon at (Facebook Event)

·         “The Future of Sustainable Design” Panel: 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Memorial Union 206

·         Plastics for Poets presents “Addicted to Plastics”: 4:00 - 6:00 pm, 1001 Kelley Engineering Center

Thursday, April 26

·         Sustainability Coalition Quarterly Gathering: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

·         OSUsed Store Earth Week Sale: 12:00 - 4:00 pm, OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th St.). Get your 25% off coupon at (Facebook Event)

Friday, April 27

·         OSUsed Store Earth Week Sale: 12:00 - 4:00 pm, OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th St.). Get your 25% off coupon at (Facebook Event)

·         Pacific Region Compost Facility Tour: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Meet at the Property Services Building warehouse gates, 644 SW 13th St. Register by 4/25 or before the 30 spaces are filled - (Facebook Event)

·         Film Festival and Vegan Resource Fair: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Gilfilan Auditorium (Facebook Event)

Saturday, April 28

·         Safe Rx Day: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, MU Journey Room


AmeriCorps Informational Session and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, April 25


MU 211


Vegucated (This evening will feature a vegan resources fair: take home samples of vegan food (including ice cream and chips!) and taste/learn about campus vegan options!)

April 27

6pm in Gilfillan Auditorium
“Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-    loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough.


The film is free, open to the public, and is shown at 6pm in Gilfillan Auditorium.  Please contact Becky with your questions at



The first Earth Day was celebrated in America in 1970 and one out of every ten Americans participated. Today, Earth Day is not only celebrated in America, but is a major holiday in nearly every nation. We hope this Earth Day will inspire you to engage in public service and participate in Earth Day activities. Please check out our website for more information!



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