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CCE Listserv-

 

Hello volunteers! As we all gear up for summer there have been a lot of requests for summer service opportunities. We have a bunch of new and great opportunities this week and most of our community partners would love to continue to have volunteers over the summer. If you have additional questions or want to do a different type of service, please visit our website at oregonstate.edu/cce or come see us in Snell 158!

 

Thanks!!

 

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Lunar Eclipse! (view with solar telescopes!)

Sunday, May 20th

Start viewing the Sun around 5:15pm and view the duration of the eclipse (to about 7:00-7:30pm). (Folks should just dress appropriately for the weather.)

Gravel parking lot of Starker Arts Park in Corvallis - near the SW Country Club/45th Street intersection

Questions can be directed to Steve McGettigan via 541.760.8077 or mcgettis@peak.org

 

 Linn Benton Food Share’s Monthly Repack has been moved to Thursday, May 24th from 6-8pm. Please email Susan James at sjames@communityservices.us for more information.

 

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Corvallis Environmental Center

When:           Sunday, May 20th, 12-4pm

Where:          Corvallis Environmental Center

Description:  Looking for volunteers to help out at Cooped Up in Corvallis. Help is needed in directing the public at host sites, taking pictures, and assisting with a variety of workshops at the event's headquarters.

Contact Info: natalia@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org

 

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition: Interviewers/writers for Local Business of the Week project: This is an ongoing opportunity.

When:             There is an immediate need for interviewers/writers. We hope to have our first round of interviews/articles ready for the launch of the project on July 1, 2012. Looking for volunteers who would be doing one interview/article per month.  I estimate that the total commitment (interview plus writing the article) would take about 4-6 hours per month.  The commitment (interview plus writing) could be spread out over time and is pretty flexible in terms of when the work would be done.

Where:             Interview will be at the place of business and writing could be done wherever the volunteer wants.

Description:   There will be a brief meeting to talk about the purpose of the project, the guidelines, and expectations.  The date and time of the meeting will be arranged once we've identified volunteers.

Need volunteers with communications skills.  This project would be perfect for students who are majoring in Business, Communications, English, Journalism, or any other majors that involve business and/or writing.

Contact Information:

Annette Mills, Facilitator

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

www.sustainablecorvallis.org

541-230-1237

amills@virginiavillageproductions.com

 

OSU's 10th Annual Divine Nine Step Show

When:           Saturday, May 26th

Where:         LaSells Stewart Center

Description:  Volunteers needed to help for "day of" committee. The first 25 people to volunteer 5+ hours will get a free ticket into the show.  There are 6 positions for volunteers, with a variety of different shifts. The earliest of the shifts starts at 12, and the last ends around 11pm. If interested, indicate when you are available, as well as if you would like to work more than a 2-3 hour shift.

Contact Info: Dominique Stoney-Quitoriano, email: dom_quitoriano54@yahoo.com

 

Annual New Balance Girls on the Run 1K/5k

When:               Saturday June 2nd shifts between 6:30am to 1pm

Where:             Reser Stadium

Description:   Volunteers can help with cheering and directing girls on the course, running with and encouraging  Girls on the Run participants, assisting with starting and finish line mechanics, and much more.  The race is an outdoor event beginning and ending at Reser Stadium, and volunteers should be prepared for Oregon’s unpredictable weather.  Parking is available in the Reser stadium parking lot.  Volunteers check in with the Volunteer coordinator at the tent labeled “Volunteer Check-in.”

Contact Info:  If you are interested in helping, please fill out the following survey. 

                           https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4957 

 

The Arts Center Weekly Volunteer

When:                         asap

Where:                  700 SW Madison Avenue Corvallis, Oregon

Description:           • We are currently looking for someone with organizational, office, and some leadership skills to be our volunteer coordinator.

                            • We are also searching for volunteers who can commit to 2.5 hours a week for basic phone answering/retail/mailing jobs.

                            • We are also searching for volunteer who can be on call to help out with mailings, or moving furniture/art items, or can fill in for the weekly jobs above.

Contact Info.  Joni King ph: 541-754-1551

 

Lincoln Garden Plant Sales, Lincoln Elementary School

When:            May 12th, 19th, 26th, June 2, and 9th (all are Saturdays): 9am - 4pm

Where:          Lincoln Garden and possibly Farmer’s Market

Description:   Need volunteers to help run our annual transplant sales at the Lincoln Garden and possibly at the Farmer's Market.  If you have knowledge about transplants, please come share your knowledge with customers. All volunteers will get to take home transplants. Work for 1 to 3 hours.

Contact Info.  Cheryl Good email: cherylrgood@gmail.com ph: 541-250-047

                         Ronjon Datta email: soiledheart@gmail.com ph: 503-449-5598

 

WEBSITE:   http://lincolngarden.wordpress.com/

 

Holiday Retirement

When:              Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday and the times could be 11:00am or 3:00pm

Where:          Holiday Retirement

Description:   Volunteers needed for teaching a sketch class, watercolor class, pottery class, jewelry class, poetry class, creative writing class or ceramics class. Some supplies could be provided if needed. If anyone would like to volunteer to help with the activities planned they are welcome at any time.

Contact Info.  Megan Dulley, Enrichment Coordinator, ph: 541-754-1961

 

City Hall Ambassadors Volunteer Program

When:               Shifts are scheduled in three-hours blocks from 8 am to 11 am; 11 am to 2 pm; and 2 pm to 5 pm, Monday through Friday (non holidays). Parking is provided!

Where:          City Hall at 501 SW Madison Avenue

Description:   City Hall Ambassadors are volunteers who provide reception services at the front desk of City Hall.

                            Qualifications:

                            • Experience working with the public
                            • Experience with, or knowledge about, local government preferred
                            • General familiarity of the Corvallis community
                            • Friendly, positive attitude
                            • Criminal background check required

                    Fill out online application at the following website: http://www.ci.corvallis.or.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4845&Itemid=5083

Contact Info.  Kathy Louie at 541-766-6901, x5072 or via e-mail.

 

Casa Latino Unidos Benton County

When:               March 6th-June 7th Tuesdays/Thursdays 3:30pm-5:00pm at Linus Pauling Middle School

                    April 7th-June 11th Mondays/Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:40pm at Philomath Elementary School

Where:          Philomath Elementary School

                    Linus Pauling Middle School

Description:   Help by tutoring middle school students. Volunteers must be 15 years old or older. Background checks are required.

Contact Info.  Erlinda Gonzales-Berry or Yazmin Brambila phone: 541-223-5310 or via email: casa.latinos.unidos@gmail.com

 

Human Service Resource Center – OSU

When:         Volunteers are needed the 3rd Wednesday and 4th Thursday of the month from 4:45PM-8:00PM

Where:        OSU Food Pantry in Snell Hall

Description: Food Pantry is on campus food pantry available to students.

Contact Info: email: hsrc.volunteercoordinator@oregonstate.edu 

 

BDA Blood Drive Association (OSU)

When:             Ongoing

Where:            On campus 

Description:  Help out with blood drives on campus; coat check, traffic control, donor check-in, volunteer check-in, escort, canteen, on-site recruitment

Contact Info: email: volunteer@osublooddrive.com

  

Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center

When:          Ongoing

Where:         McLean Hall at First Christian Church at 603 Madison Ave.

Description:  The Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center provides a safe place for low income individuals to gather and socialize. Refreshments and games are provided as well as a place for individuals to receive mail. Volunteers are needed to stock supplies, socialize with guests, and clean the facilities.  Volunteers are needed Monday- Friday 10am-2pm.

Contact Info: ph: 541-738-7500 email: project.action@drop-in.org

 

Grace Center

When:              Volunteers needed

Where:             Grace Center for Adult Day Services, 980 NW Spruce Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon 97330

Description:      Volunteers are needed to work with elderly and disabled adults for art, music, and other activities.

Available volunteer opportunities are listed below:

  1. Individuals and groups with talents in music, art, theater, dance, or other activities are invited to assist or lead such activities from 1:30pm-2:30pm any week day. Presentations are also welcome with themes such as culture, travel, nature, history, etc.
  2. Exercise activities: from 10:30am to 11:00am volunteers are invited to assist or lead preplanned exercise activities or games.
  3. Games & Discussions: from 12:15pm to 1:15pm and from 3:00pm to 4:15pm volunteers are invited to assist or lead preplanned activities such as shuffleboard, discussion groups, cards, trivia, etc.
  4. Support: volunteers looking to help with office work, grounds keeping, maintenance, or other projects are also welcome.

Those interested in volunteering need to fill out an application form and background form. These forms are available on the Grace Center website: http://www.gracecenter-corvallis.org/volunteer.html

Contact Info: Tara Stegner, office@gracecenter-corvallis.org  ph: (541) 754-8417

 

Meals on Wheels Fundraiser Project

When:                Flexible. Would be a one day project hopefully this winter or spring term. Approximately 2 hours.

Where:           Downtown Corvallis – different businesses around Corvallis

Description:   Meals on Wheels of Benton County provides meal assistance to low-income individuals and individuals with disabilities by delivering hot meals to their homes. Unfortunately, MOW is struggling financially as many of the government grants and assistance are being cut. During this project, participants would receive a 30 minute training by Diane Harvey, MOW Director, which would describe the project, MOW, and allow for any questions by the volunteers. Volunteers will be presenting ask letters to local businesses and help coordinate a fundraiser with the business for MOW. Need approximately 5-10 people.

Contact Info. cce_hungerpoverty@oregonstate.edu to coordinate this project

 

 

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Lunar Eclipse! (view with solar telescopes!)

Sunday, May 20th

Start viewing the Sun around 5:15pm and view the duration of the eclipse (to about 7:00-7:30pm). (Folks should just dress appropriately for the weather.)

Gravel parking lot of Starker Arts Park in Corvallis - near the SW Country Club/45th Street intersection

Questions can be directed to Steve McGettigan via 541.760.8077 or mcgettis@peak.org

 

Linn Benton Food Share’s Monthly Repack

Thursday, May 24th from 6-8pm.

Please email Susan James at sjames@communityservices.us for more information.

 

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Get inspired this week by viewing a Lunar Eclipse! (See Upcoming Events for more info)

 

Two good links for background information:

 

NASA Science News -

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/15may_sunday/

 

Youtube Video on Eclipse -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YX2blo1eRk

 

Thanks!

Center for Civic Engagement

Oregon State University

Snell 158

541-737-3041

http://oregonstate.edu/cce

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