From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9:39 AM

To:                                               CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu

Subject:                                     Spring Week 7

 

 

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Welcome to Week 7,

Our Day of Caring service projects are up! In partnership with United Way and HandsOn Willamette, the Center for Civic Engagement is excited to invite you to participate in our 2013 Day of Caring Service Projects on Friday May 31st. Students, staff, and faculty and their children/partners/family members are invited to participate! 10 different service projects are available. Pre-registration is required! REGISTER TODAY. Visit our registration page with a list of service sites and project descriptions here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects.

Have a great week,

-CCE Staff

 

In this newsletter:

 

New Service Opportunities:

¨  Day of Caring 5.31.2013- 10 Service Projects (new)

¨  Divine Nine Cook Out Kick Off Volunteers (new)

 

Announcements:

¨  Site Leaders Needed for Day of Caring

 

Events:

¨  Iron Chef McNary (tonight)

¨  All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast (new)

¨  Native American Student Association’s 37th Annual Klatowa Eena Powwow (new)

¨  Alternative Break Reunion & Celebration

¨  SAGE Garden Summer Workshops

 

Jobs/Internships:

¨  OSU AmeriCorps VISTA Service Member Positions (new)

¨  Project Social Justice Mentor/Mentee 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:

Day of Caring Service Projects
When:
Friday May 31st 1:00-4:30pm
Where: Check in is at the lower Dixon Courts
Description: Register for Corvallis Environmental Center: SAGE Garden, 12-24 volunteers. Starker Arts Garden for Education is a unique community garden located in the Bruce Starker Arts Park.  The food grown 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. Activity: Volunteers are asked to prepare the garden for the summer growing season.  Volunteers may prepare beds, plant seeds and/or harvest vegetables. Children allowed.

Register for Trillium Children’s Farm Home, 13-20 volunteers. Trillium is Oregon's largest provider of children's mental health treatment. Their vision is to help children and their families learn the skills necessary to manage their mental health needs and become thriving, productive members of society. Activity: Volunteers are asked to plant bushes in a new park, paint a large room in the campus chapel and spread bark mulch on the campus. Children allowed: age 12+.

Register for Benton Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 12 volunteers. The Benton Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a retail outlet for donated new and gently used building and home improvement materials. Their staff and volunteers serve Habitat for Humanity’s mission of making housing affordable in three ways. They provide people with the opportunity to obtain affordable materials to improve their homes. Proceeds from sales help cover Habitat home construction expenses in Benton County. They protect our land by diverting reusable items away from growing landfills. Activity: Volunteers are asked to sort, clean and price donations in the ReStore. Children allowed: age 12+.

Register for Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Crystal Lake Park, 6-24 volunteers. The Parks Operations Division of Corvallis' Parks and Recreation Department cares for over 2000 acres of parks, play grounds, playing fields, trails, open spaces and beautification areas. Activity: Volunteers are asked to clean up and resurface a trail in the park. Children allowed: age 7+.

Register for Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Avery Park, 16-36 volunteers. The Parks Operations Division of Corvallis' Parks and Recreation Department cares for over 2000 acres of parks, play grounds, playing fields, trails, open spaces and beautification areas. Activity: Volunteers are asked to clean up and resurface a trail in the park. Children allowed: age 7+. Volunteers will walk to site.

Register for Jackson Street Youth Shelter, 2-10 volunteer. Jackson Street Youth Shelter serves homeless, runaway, and other youth in crisis. JSYS gives youth a safe place to live and resources that get them on the road to a better life. Activity: Volunteers are asked to spring clean and paint the shelter. Volunteers will walk to site. Children allowed: No.

Register for Home Life Inc., 36 volunteers (12 at each location, 6 minimum at each location). Home Life has eight group homes, residential programs, a Supported Living program, and a VOC/ATE program that serve approximately 60 plus people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Benton County. Each program promotes independent living skills and community integration. Activity: Volunteers are asked to clean, landscape and/or wash cars at 3 of Home Life’s locations. Children allowed: age 14+. 

Register for Community Outreach Inc, 12 volunteers. Community Outreach has been providing for the basic human needs of the Mid-Willamette Valley’s homeless and poor since 1971—stabilizing those in crisis, feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and counseling the mentally ill and substance addicted. Activity: Volunteers are asked to trim bushes, weed and mow lawns at the facility. Children allowed: age 12+.

Register for Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 15 volunteers. Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC) is a place where people of all cultures can come together in a “living room for learning,” where all people can be teachers and learners, where sharing cultures and expanding literacies enables everyone to take part in the community. Activity: Volunteers are asked to spring clean the facility.  Volunteers may wash windows and/or paint. Children allowed: Yes. Volunteers will walk to site.

Register for Philomath Youth Activities Club, 8-12 volunteers. P.Y.A.C.’s programs are designed to meet the following objectives: provide youth a source of recreational opportunities for leisure, help youth to improve athletic skills, give youth opportunities to learn valuable life lessons, provide activities commensurate to the skill levels of the participant, and give youth the opportunities to experience different activities. Activity: Volunteers are asked to split and stack firewood and/or spread bark chips, pull weeds and plant starts in the yard.  Children allowed: Yes.

Contact info: beaver.volunteer@gmail.com
Website:
http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects

Divine Nine Cook Out Kick off Volunteers
When:
Volunteers needed Tuesday May 21st from 3-6:00pm and Wednesday May 22nd from 9-12pm, 12-3pm, and 3-5pm
Where: Snell Kitchen and MU Quad
Description: The Divine Nine is looking for volunteers to help with our Cook Out Kick Off next week, May 22nd and we would love your support!
Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/73bCv5. The opportunities include food preparation from 3-6:00pm on Tuesday May 21st. Cooking from 9am-12pm on Wednesday May 22nd, event duties from 12-3pm and then event break down from 3-5pm. The volunteer opportunities are 2-3 hours due to the nature of the tasks. Please click the above link for more details.
Contact info: divine9.oregonstate@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/OsuDivine9

Upcoming Opportunities:

Linus Pauling Healthy Youth Program Garden Work Party
When: Friday, May 17 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Lincoln School Garden, 110 SE Alexander Ave, Corvallis
Description: The Healthy Youth Program is hosting a garden work party! We need volunteers to help weed and beautify the Lincoln School Garden. Enjoy a tour of the beautiful garden, followed by some fun and much-needed cleaning to get the garden geared up for summer. Refreshments and tools will be provided. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

**10 volunteers needed**
Requirements: State of Oregon Volunteer Waiver (provided the day of the event), comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty and rain gear or sunscreen if needed
Contact Info: Casey Bennett: casey.bennett@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-8014
Website: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/healthyyouth/index.shtml 

National Get Outdoors Day Volunteers
When: May 18th, 2013; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Peavy Arboretum (8692 Peavy Arboretum Road Corvallis, Oregon 97331)
Description: We will be working on Intensive Management trail in the Arboretum.  We will be maintaining these trails by adding gravel and brushing the vegetation out of the trail corridor.  All equipment, tools and safety gear will be provided.  The work will take place rain or shine, so be prepared.

2 groups of 10 people are needed
Requirements: All participants must wear closed toed shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle.
***Groups must coordinate at least 10 days in advance to ensure their participation. Both groups must participate together.***
Contact Info: Douglas Pereira: ColForestVolunteer@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/peavy-arboretum 

Truth x Vision Run 4 Their Lives 5K Fundraiser
When: May 18th, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Avery Park - 1310 SW Avery Park Dr., Corvallis OR, 97333
Description: Truth x Vision is a non-profit organization founded in Oregon whose mission is to guide sustainable African development in a way that engages young people through socially conscious media and arts. Not only does Truth x Vision work to provide sustainable development solutions for the world’s poorest in Africa, but we operate in a way that is appealing and exciting to our young people here, giving them a real opportunity to get engaged with us and to start making a difference in the world.
On May 18th 2013 we will be hosting our first "Run 4 Their Lives" 5k event right here in Corvallis. We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event. Some activities that may be performed are:

This is a great opportunity to get involved with a young organization and to find out more about how you can help guide sustainable development in Africa.

**20 volunteers needed**
Requirements: none
Contact Info: Lindsay Ciochon: lindsay.ciochon@truthxvision.org; 541-990-4244
Website: http://www.truthxvision.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 bvanderstelt@communityoutreachinc.org, 5417583000
Website: http://www.communityoutreachinc.org

Divine Nine Greek Week Toiletries Drive
When: Now until May 21st
Where: Various Locations across campus
Description: Currently we are collecting  travel size toiletry donations at 5 different locations on campus.
• ­Black Cultural Center 427 Snell Hall
• Snell Hall Student Leadership and Involvement Front Desk
• ­Memorial Union Information Desk
• Educational Opportunities Program 337 Waldo Hall
• Kerr Admin Bldg (next to the electronic directory
across from the elevators)
We will be collecting donations at these locations until May 21st, when we will have our toiletry sorting party (food and music). The event will take place at 5:30pm in the Native American Longhouse at OSU. We ask that those who volunteer to sort bring at least one travel sized toiletry donation with them. The items will be separated based on gender and age appropriateness, then bagged and given to Community Outreach, Inc. 
Contact Info: divine9.oregonstate@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/OsuDivine9?fref=ts.

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

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

 

 

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Site Leaders Needed for Day of Caring!
The Center for Civic Engagement is in need of site leaders for our Day of Caring service projects to be held on the afternoon of Friday May 31st. The Day of Caring service projects are being planned in collaboration with United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties and HandsOn Willamette.

The projects will run from 2-4:30pm but leaders will need to be available from 1pm-5pm that afternoon.

Site leaders responsibilities:

We are recruiting staff and students to serve as site leaders.
If you’re interested in being a site leader, please complete this short web form: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-site-leader-sign.

 

 

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Iron Chef McNary- TONIGHT!
When: Wednesday May 15th 5:30-8:00pm
Where: McNary Dining Center
Description: UHDS and the Human Services Resource Center are teaming up to provide you with a fun, unique, and challenging event. In honor of the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. a fundraiser will be taking place on May 15th from 5:30-8:00pm in the McNary Dining Center. Chefs from all over campus will be competing for the title of Iron Chef: McNary. Participating chefs will receive a box of ingredients commonly found in the OSU Emergency Food Pantry and must create a fantastic meal out of them.

This is a fundraiser for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. There will be multiple ways that the Corvallis and OSU community can contribute to help raise money for the pantry. Donation boxes will placed at the dining centers and cafes around campus and will also be at the event. Tips/donations are suggested for those who would like to sample food created using ingredients from the OSU Emergency Food Pantry.
Contact info: external.hsrc@oregonstate.edu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/455339541210736/?fref=ts

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast
When: May 18th 8:30-11:00am
Where: First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe, Corvallis
Description: Kick start your Saturday morning with pancakes, sausages, live music, coffee and more! Ingredients are sourced locally (of course!) and you may even win a food-themed door prize. 8:30-11am. $10 Adults, $5 children.

Proceeds benefit Ten Rivers Food Web and That's My Farmer SNAP at the Corvallis Farmers' Market, which improves low-income access to healthy, local food and supports our local economy.
Contact info: Dan Blausetin-Rejto dan@tenriversfoodweb.org
Website: www.tenriversfoodweb.org

 

Native American Student Association’s 37th Annual Klatowa Eena Powwow
When: Saturday May 18th 1pm and 7pm and Sunday May 19th 1pm
Where: Gill Colliseum, 660 SW 26th St Corvallis, OR
Description: Free dinner to the first 200 people on May 18th at 5:00pm. Host Drum: North Bear (Wind River Reservation). MC: Gilbert Brown. Head Man: Matthew Clements. Head Woman: Latrishia “Dottie” Scabbyrobe. Honor Drum: Bulls & Bears, Portland. Young Adult Dance Competition (ages 14-24). Daddy’s Girl Special Father/Daughter, Grandpa/Granddaughter social dance.

Contact info: nativeamericanstudentassociation@oregonstate.edu

Alternative Break Reunion & Celebration
When: Tuesday May 21st 7pm
Where: MU 109A
Description: the CCE would like to formally invite you to attend our first ever all-group ASB reunion on Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm in MU 109A. This will be an opportunity to connect with all of the ASB participants, share stories, and reminisce once more before the term ends. Some highlights of the event will include:

Videos/slideshows of each trip
Presentation times set aside for each trip to discuss their week, formally share stories, or add any other memories you’d like to share with the group – feel free to get create
Report out from each trip on the impact we had on the communities we visited
Open Q and A session from the audience/other AB participants about your trip.
Free food!

This event will be open to the community, so please feel free to bring family, teachers, and those friends that you’re trying to encourage to go on a trip next year! It’s guaranteed to be a fun evening filled with laughs, memories, and celebration of the incredible leadership that you all developed during our memorable trip over spring break
Contact info: Julia Lang Julia.lang@oregonstate.edu

SAGE Garden Summer Workshops
When: Various Dates
Where: SAGE Garden
Description:

May 18     Beekeeping Basics
  Date: Saturday, May 18th, 10am – 12:30pm
  Instructor: Karessa Torgerson of Nectar Bee Supply
  Cost: $25 – 30, sliding scale donation

June 2     Chicken Health
Date: Sunday, June 2nd, 1pm – 3pm
  Instructor: Dr. Vickstrom, West Hills Animal Hospital
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

June 8     Intermediate Beekeeping
  Date: Saturday, June 8th, 10am – 12:30pm
  Instructor: Karessa Torgerson of Nectar Bee Supply
  Cost: $25 – 30, sliding scale donation

July 13     Composting 101
  Date: Saturday, July 13th, 10am - 12pm
  Instructor: Linda Brewer of OSU Horticulture Dept. 
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

July 24  Planning a Winter Garden
  Date: Wednesday, July 24th, 5:30 – 7pm
  Instructor: Janet Throop, Master Gardener
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

July 31  Seed Saving
  Date: Wednesday, July 31st, 5:30-7pm
  Instructor: Lyle Wallace, OSU PhD Student
  Cost: $5 - 10, sliding scale donation

Contact info: ECI@corvallisenvironmentalcenter,org
Website: www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

 

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NEW OPPORTUNITIES:

 

OSU AmeriCorps VISTA Service Member Positions

The Center for Civic Engagement and the Human Services Resource Center are excited to announce the opening of two positions through the Oregon Campus Compact and AmeriCorps VISTA for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. The anticipated dates of the term of service will be August 27, 2013 to August 30, 2014. Position and program details can be found below and attached. Position and program details can be found below. The positions will remain open until filled.

 

The AmeriCorps VISTA program through the Oregon Campus Compact (ORCC) is a national service organization focused on engaging college students in service aimed at alleviating poverty in their communities. The ORCC AmeriCorps*VISTA Program places full-time national service members on campuses to develop service-learning programs, build relationships and partnerships between their institution and the surrounding community, manage service-related events, coordinate programs that engage students in community service, increase the level of civic engagement on their campuses, and engage in capacity-building and growth-provoking work within a service-learning context. There are TWO positions at Oregon State in the coming year, each providing unique opportunities to combat hunger and homelessness, promote student engagement and success, and engage in service to the OSU and Corvallis community.

 

Service and Resource Coordinator – Center for Civic Engagement, Student Leadership & Involvement

The Service and Resource Coordinator will provide advising support to support to student leaders in executing service and outreach events, create orientation and training materials, and provide infrastructure building support to the Center for Civic Engagement. The primary goals of this position are to build institutional capacity for increasing college success by connecting more OSU students to meaningful service and civic engagement and reducing hunger and poverty locally.

More about the Center for Civic Engagement: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/

To Learn More: http://www.oregoncampuscompact.org/uploads/1/3/0/4/13042698/vista_osu_cec_pd.pdf

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter detailing your interest and fit for the position, and 3 reference to Emily Bowling at emily.bowling@oregonstate.edu

For more information: Contact Emily Bowling at emily.bowling@oregonstate.edu or call 541-737-7673

 

Food Pantry Sustainability Coordinator – Human Services Resource Center

The FPSC is an AmeriCorps VISTA that will organize the operation of the Food Pantry including but not limited to staff development, volunteer management and supervision, events and outreach, development of local/regional/national partners, and other forms of capacity-building service to the OSUEFP.

More about HSRC and the OSUEFP: http://oregonstate.edu/hsrc

To Learn More: http://www.oregoncampuscompact.org/uploads/1/3/0/4/13042698/vista_osu_hsrc_pd.pdf

To Apply: send a resume and cover letter to Clare Cady clare.cady@oregonstate.edu

For more information: email Clare, or call 541-737-9127

 

Learn more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program through Oregon Campus Compact: https://sites.google.com/a/oregoncampuscompact.org/oregon-campus-compact/programs/americorps-vista

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Project Social Justice
Please share this opportunity with those you think might be interested.  Thank you!

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“Our ultimate objective in learning about anything is to try to create and develop a more just society.”

–Yuri Kochiyama

 

WHAT IS PROJECT SOCIAL JUSTICE?

Project Social Justice (PSJ) is a nine-month mentoring program for individuals interested in becoming effective social change agents.  The vision of the program is to develop diverse leaders dedicated to creating a welcoming and inclusive society.  Participants will be expected to attend activities, meet independently, engage in authentic conversations, and provide reflections throughout the experience.  Mentees will create a culminating personal growth and social justice project.  It is our hope that mentors and mentees will build meaningful relationships with one another and within the cohort of participants.  The program begins during the Fall 2013 term and ends Spring 2014.  Undergraduate and graduate students can apply to be a mentee.  Staff, professional faculty, and teaching faculty can apply to be a mentor.  Application deadline is Thursday, May 23, 2013.

 

Through Project Social Justice, as a mentee, you will be able to:

• Describe and examine your dimensions of identity

• Increase awareness and skills around issues of social justice education

• Lead with reflection and purpose

• Create a project that applies your knowledge and growth

 

The full program description can be found here.

 

While this is a free program for enrolled students and campus faculty and staff, spaces are limited.  To apply click here.

 

INFO SESSIONS

Come and find out more about the program.  Info sessions will be held:

 

Monday, May 6 & 20, and Wednesday, May 8

Noon and 1:00 pm

Native American Longhouse

 

For more information please contact, Charlene.Martinez@oregonstate.edu.

 

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