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CCE Listserv-


We hope you had a great first week of classes! We hope you’ll check out some of the great upcoming opportunities and enjoy this week’s “Get Inspired” where we recap two of this year’s Alternative Spring Break Trips. Also check out our facebook for some amazing photos and our website for more general information.


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


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Mealbux- THIS Week

Mealbux is a subsidy to help students dealing with poverty and food insecurity pay for a few meals at vendors on campus every term. The typical award is 40 to 90 dollars. If you would like to learn more come to 230 Snell Hall THIS week (April 2nd to 6th) OR applications are online at


If you would like more information about our office or services, our website is  We also have a Facebook ( and Twitter account @OSUHSRC with up to date information on what we are up to.  You can also contact the HSRC Coordinator at or 737-9127.


2012 Interfaith Community Service (IFCS) "Service Meets Spirit" Conference 12pm- Wednesday, April 18

CH2M Hill Alumni Center at Oregon State University (OSU)

The IFCS Initiative at OSU aspires to initiate meaningful dialogue between religious and nonreligious individuals, bringing together students from all walks of life under the common umbrella of community service.  This conference will provide an open forum for students to engage with one another and share how their beliefs and values influence their decisions in life. 


Register now at  The conference is free for anyone who wishes to attend.


If you have any questions, please contact Nicholas Martin or Hannah Pynn at the following email addresses:


SMILE Program: High School Challenge - Friday, April 13th, from 11am-12pm and from 1:00- 3:45pm

Volunteers will assist teams of students in completing a science communications media project, in which high school students will be making video, podcasts, and social media sites around the topic of Harmful Algal Blooms.  No science background necessary- just an interest in working with youth!  If you can’t be there for the entire time, also not a problem, though we do ask that you commit to at least half the time period.  This is a great opportunity and resume builder for New Media Communications students, pre-education majors, science majors, and anyone else who enjoys working with high school students.  These students come from around the state of Oregon, primarily from rural and low-income and educationally under-served communities, and all participate in after-school science and math clubs.  As SMILE is a pre-college program, we try to get SMILE students excited about college, and the best way to do this is for them to interact with people like you!  


There will be two trainings at the SMILE office (18 Gladys Valley Center, bottom of gymnastics building across from Kerr and next to the library- our office is on the side of the building facing 15th St.) next week.  Volunteers only need to attend one:

Tuesday, April 10th at 5:00pm-6:00pm and Wednesday, April 11th at 5:00pm-6:00pm. 


For more information, please contact Alicia Christensen at 541-737-5675.


Corvallis Half Marathon- April 15th

The Corvallis Half Marathon could use some hardworking volunteers! The activities are work doing support, little tasks at the start and finish area, help in the post-race food area in Reser stadium and possibly helping out on the course as a flagger slowing traffic down.


If you’re interested please email Mike Waters at or call at 541-207-4368.


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month- April 9th to April 16th

The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Oregon State University will be hosting several events throughout April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please see attached flyer for the schedule of events. “It’s time to talk about it! Connect. Respect. Prevent Sexual Violence.”


Job Opportunity! MU President-  Deadline April 17th

The Memorial Union Organization is currently seeking applicants for the position of MU President for the 2012-13 school year. The primary role of the Memorial Union President is to serve the student body by ensuring student focus in the programs, policies and operation of the Memorial Union organization (Student Leadership & Involvement, Student Media and the MU Facilities and Services). This will be fulfilled by serving on various university committees, the MU Leadership Team, acting as Chairperson of the MU Advisory Board, and working directly with the students of all of the MU Organizations departments.


In order to give potential applicants an opportunity to learn more about the position, they will be hosting information sessions about the role & responsibilities on the following days and times:

  • Thursday, April 5th from 3:00-4:00pm in MU 207
  • Tuesday, April 10th from 5:00-6:00pm in the MU Board Room
  • Friday April 13th from 2:00-3:00pm in MU 207


Applications, the selection timeline, and position description for this position can be found at All applications are due on Tuesday, April 17th.


Any questions about the position or process should be directed to Ashley Barnes, MU President, at


Job Opportunity! 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.


Cover letter and application required.


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


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

If you’re passionate about nutrition education and community gardening, please apply!  Visit the Americorps website for a detailed job description of the position, which includes 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


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:


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Sandwich Making Party

Monday April 8th 5-8pm

Snell Hall Kitchen

HSRC needs as many people as possible to help make 250 Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches on time!


Help Feed the People!

Tuesday April 9th

MU Quad

As part of HSRC and Pantry Outreach we are giving away 250 free peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!


For more information contact: Olivia Hollenhorst, HSRC Volunteer Coordinator

Work: (541) 737-3473


Healthy Habits Day

Friday April 13th 11am-3pm

MU Quad

Organizations from OSU and the Corvallis community will be presenting fun and engaging activities that promote regular participation in healthy activities. Come learn more about ways to improve your health and the resources that will allow you to do so!

If you’re interested in volunteering at any of these events, please email Briana Ledesma at


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Alternative Spring Break!



A group of ten OSU students traveled to Yakima, Washington, and completed a variety of service projects in downtown Yakima and on the Yakama Reservation (yes, spelled Yakama). Projects included building four raised beds outside of the Toppenish Longhouse, organizing and conducting after school activities at Apas Goudy (a housing project for Native families), painting a gymnasium at the Southeast Community Center, helping teach ESL classes to Mexican immigrants, and volunteering at Rod's House, a day shelter for homeless youth, where trip participants cleaned facilities and both prepared and served a hot meal. Throughout the week students attended cultural events and met with a variety of community leaders to learn firsthand about the rich cultural diversity in Yakima and on the Yakama Reservation. By meeting with community visionaries and participating in service projects, students learned about and engaged in work being done to address racial tensions, gangs, immigration issues, homelessness, poverty and other pressing needs affecting Yakima today.  



A group of 16 OSU students traveled to Newport, Oregon and the Oregon coast to complete a variety of environmental restoration service projects throughout the central coast. Projects included invasive species removal, debris clean ups, tree plantings, mud shrimp mapping, and hanging bird boxes/houses. The group worked with the Audubon Society and the Ten Mile Creek Sanctuary restoration project, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Salmon-Drift Creek Watershed Council, Mid-Coast Watershed Council, and SOLV (Sustaining Oregon's Legacy by Volunteering). Students attended informational talks and met with a variety of community leaders and environmental activists to learn firsthand about the progressive and dynamic environmental and marine restoration projects happening on the Oregon coast. By meeting with environmental activists and researchers, participating in service projects, and engaging in reflective discussions, students learned about and engaged in work being done to address ecosystem restoration on the Oregon coast today. 



Center for Civic Engagement

Oregon State University

Snell 158



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