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CCE Listserv-


We hope everyone’s midterms are going well and everyone is getting excited for summer! We have several opportunities for service and jobs so take a look! Also, if you’ve started to think about ways to be engaged over the summer, please come talk to us in Snell 158 or check out our website and we can help place you in an awesome community based organization!


We hope to see you soon!


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The CCE is Hiring!

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



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Lebanon Strawberry Festival Float Construction/Decorating Team, CARDV
When:           Construction will start in the coming months during evenings and weekends

Where:          TBA

Description:  Need a team of dedicated and energetic volunteers to assist our Linn County Outreach committee with building and decorating CARDV's float for the Lebanon Strawberry Festival taking place on June 2nd.

Contact Info: Crystal Kelley, Communications and Events Director, ph: (541) 758-0219 ext. 301, email:


Work Party at Finley Wildlife Refuge’s Fiechter House & Cabell Barn

When:               Saturday, May 5th 10:00AM

Where:             Fiechter House (Finley Wildlife Refuge) [South on 99W to mile marker 93; follow signs for Finley Refuge.  After crossing Muddy Creek look for Fiechter House on the left.  Park by the picket fence.]

Description:   This is the annual fluff ‘n buff before the Barn event the following weekend.  Come sweep out the 1910 barn and gather owl pellets, or vacuum the 1850s Fiechter House and clean the windows! This volunteer event is sponsored by the City of Corvallis and Benton County Historic Resource Commission and PreservationWORKS.

Contact Info: Chris Bentley, ph:(541) 766-6819 or Bob Richardson, ph:(541) 766-6575


Evergreen Field Day Volunteer Event, Mary’s River Watershed Council

When:               Tuesday, May 8th  8:30AM-2:30PM (shifts available throughout)

Where:             Philomath property Evergreen Creek

Description:   Mary’s River Watershed Council brings 8th graders from Philomath Middle School out to Philomath property Evergreen Creek, a property protected by Greenbelt Land Trust. The Field Day is a hands-on learning experience to engage students with ecological education. Volunteers are needed to assist students at educational stations focused on planting, mulching, plant maintenance and monitoring. To sign up as a volunteer, email Kathleen Westly by May 1st. Meeting location and event details will be emailed out to volunteer participants.

Contact Info: Kathleen Westly at Marys River Watershed Council, email:


Marys River Watershed Council Needs Volunteers

When:            May 8, 14, 15, and 17 (You do not need to volunteer for all dates)

Where:          Philomath Middle and High Schools

Description:  The Marys River Watershed Council needs volunteers to help with 2 upcoming Field Days   with the Philomath Middle and High Schools.

Contact Info:  If you are interested, please contact Kathleen at


Mother's Day Run/Walk for Safe Families, CARDV

When:           Saturday May 12th 9AM

Where:          Downtown Corvallis (2nd and Western)

Description:  Need help setting up, assisting participants with registration, and serving as course monitors.

Contact Info: Crystal Kelley, Communications and Events Director, ph: (541) 758-0219 ext. 301, email:


Volunteer with Walk for Water

When:           May 19th

Where:          Corvallis

Description:  Volunteers are needed to help educate families at the Walk for Water 3 mile event on May 19 in Corvallis. The organizers need volunteers to RSVP by May 11th.

Contact Info: If you are interested or have questions check out their website!


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:


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. 



Corvallis Fall Festival Volunteer

When:              September 22nd and 23rd

Where:             Central Park Corvallis

Description:   You have the chance to be involved with a great group of people and the biggest feel good event in town. Become a volunteer for the 40th annual Corvallis Fall Festival.

Contact Info: Sign-up to volunteer at the following website:


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

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

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


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


Volunteer 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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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


Kid Spirit

OSU Kid Spirit is currently hiring for Summer term.  Kid Spirit 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 Kid Spirit is a great way to have fun, make friends, and earn valuable job skills this summer.


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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The CCE is Hiring!

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



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This week, we wanted to inspire you to not only get involved, but to consider working for the CCE, next year! After all,  a different world cannot be built by indifferent people. -- Horace Mann


We hope you’ll enjoy this short testimonial from Natasha Beda, our Hunger and Poverty coordinator:


"As a CCE employee for the last two years I have grown tremendously personally and professionally through hard work, initiative, and opportunity. The CCE has provided me with opportunities to learn skills such as event management, building community partnerships, volunteer recruitment, and visioning. This student run office allows for independent, creative leaders to shine, grow, and work to inspire others. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to help build up the CCE and lend a hand in planning for its future. As a CCE employee, you will create lasting friendships and learn more about the university and student involvement than you could have imagined and it will change the way you view the community, student involvement, and the university."


Apply to work at the CCE on our website!



Center for Civic Engagement

Oregon State University

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