From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:57 AM

To:                                               CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu

Subject:                                     Spring Week 8

 

 

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Welcome to Week 8,

We still have PLENTY of spots left for 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. The first 150 volunteers to register get a FREE Shirt! We look forward to seeing you all there J

Have a great week,

-CCE Staff

 

In this newsletter:

 

New Service Opportunities:

¨  Day of Caring 5.31.2013- 10 Service Projects

¨  Girls on the Run 5K Buddies (new)

¨  OSU College Forests Powder House Trail Work (new)

¨  Girls on the Run 5k Race Volunteers (new)

¨  Trillium Children’s Farm Home’s Old School Café Summer Volunteers

 

Announcements:

¨  Future of the OSU College Forests Recreation Program- Student Voices Needed!

 

Events:

¨  Reclaiming Body Image: The Beauty Revolution (kickoff TODAY!)

¨  “A Place at the Table” Screening (TONIGHT!)

¨  “Do the Math- The Movie”

¨  Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. Nu Class Probate

¨  May Repair Fair

¨  SAGE Garden Summer Workshops

 

Jobs/Internships:

¨  Black Cultural Center is Hiring!- Applications Due May 28th

¨  OSU AmeriCorps VISTA Service Member Positions

¨  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@oregonstate.edu
Website:
http://oregonstate.edu/cce/day-caring-2013-service-projects

Girls on the Run 5k Buddies
When: June 1st, 2013, check in is from 7:15am-7:30am
Where: The 5K starts and ends at the Reser Stadium
Description: 5K Buddy for Girls on the Run Race, a 5K Buddy is a volunteer who supports the participant from the beginning to the end of the race. Volunteering help supports the Girls on the Run mission to inspire girls to be healthy, joyful and confident!
Requirements: Register online at: http://www.active.com/running/corvallis-or/5k-buddy-race-registration-application-2013.  It costs $10 (includes t-shirt, race fee, and background check), and
must be done before May 31st.
Contact Info: Maria Matthews: girlsontherun@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-5437
Website:   http://www.gotrwillamette.org/get-involved/running-buddy/

OSU College Forests Powder House Trail Work
When:
June 1st, 2013; 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Powder House Trail (500/560/582 Road junctions)
Description:  We will be working on Powder House Trail with excellent views of the forest.  Work will be accomplished mostly with power equipment.  Some hand tool work will also be required.  We are basically putting additional gravel on the trail to provide a more stable trail surface.  All equipment, tools and safety gear will be provided.  The work will take place rain or shine, so be prepared.

From Corvallis:

2 groups of 10 volunteers are needed.|
Requirements: All participants must wear closed toed shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle.
***group must RSVP at least 10 days in advance to ensure their participation.***
Contact Info: Douglas Pereira: ColForestVolunteer@oregonstate.edu
Website: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/volunteer-opportunities

Girls on the Run 5K Race Volunteers
When: June 1st, 2013, Times vary by volunteer availability
Where: The 5K starts and ends at the Reser Stadium
Description: Girls on the Run is a life-changing, experiential learning program meant to inspire self-respect and healthy lifestyles in pre-teen girls. The program combines physical training to run a 5K (3.1 miles) event at the end of the season with uplifting, self-esteem boosting workouts. The lesson for each practice  encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.

June 1st is the end of season 5K for over 350 girls in Benton, Linn, and Lane counties.  Volunteers are needed to help run the successful culminating event for these girls.
Requirements: Indicate your availability and interest at: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0uLs5N2SmwemmoJ; Volunteers will be in an outdoor setting for the duration of the event and should be prepared for the potential of any Oregon weather in Early June.  Most volunteer positions will also involve standing for significant periods of time.
Contact Info: Tiffany Walter: schaffertr@gmail.com
Website: http://www.gotrwillamette.org/

Trillium Children’s Farm Home’s Old School Café Summer Volunteers
When: Now through Summer 2013
Where: Trillium Children's Farm Home, 4455 U.S. 20, Corvallis, OR 97330
Description:  Trillium is Oregon's largest provider of children's mental health treatment. Our 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. Our investment in the future of each child means that the next generation of Oregonians will have the skills to contribute meaningfully through employment, community service, and raising their own healthy families.

The Children's Farm Home in Corvallis is currently in need of volunteers to help in the kitchen and wait tables in the newly refurbished Old School Café.
Requirements: Call or email Cheri Galvin (below) for more information and further requirements.
Contact Info: Cheri Galvin: cgalvin@trilliumfamily.org, 541-758-5953
Website: http://www.trilliumfamily.org/AboutTrillium/Facilities/ChildrensFarmHome/tabid/162/Default.aspx

Upcoming Opportunities:

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

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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Future of the OSU College Forests Recreation Program- Student Voices Needed!

We are in the process of conducting a study on the future of recreation on the OSU College Forests. As part of this effort we would like to hear the voices of not only our current visitors, but also of potential visitors, in your case OSU students, who may be currently underserved by the programs offered on the College Forests.  We are looking for individuals with great ideas about what activities and opportunities the Forests might offer to better serve the interests of our mid-Willamette Valley community.  More information on the project is available on our website (http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/recreation-planning).

Please email Elspeth.Gustavson@oregonstate.edu if you are interested in participating.

In that email, please let us know who you are and all the following potential dates you are available for:

¨  Sunday, June 2nd from 6:00-8:00pm

¨  Wednesday, June 12th from 6:00-8:00pm

¨  Thursday, June 13th from 6:00-8:00pm

 

 

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Reclaiming Body Image: The Beauty Revolution
When: May 22nd, May 23rd, and May 30th
Where: OSU Campus

Description:

¨  May 22nd, 2013

Campaign Kick-Off 
Location: MU Brick Mall
Time: 11:00AM - 2:00 PM
Stop by our table to write down things you love about your body and receive a fun brochure with more information pertaining to body image! At the end of our campaign, all photos and things written down will be turned into a collage.

May 23rd, 2013
Beauty Buffet Panel
Location: MU Journey Room 
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Participate in a discussion and hear the stories of our panelists on their experiences with body image, how they feel about social media & body image, and how their experiences have made them who they are today.

May 30th, 2013
Beauty & Body Culture: Examining Unconventional Ideas of Beauty
Location: MU 213
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Come analyze traditional ideals of beauty and body image and explore unconventional and inclusive ideas of beauty culture.

 

Contact info: Nina Nguyen nguyenin@onid.orst.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/156257721211770/?fref=ts

“A Place at the Table” Screening
When:
May 22nd 6-9pm
Where: Gilfillan Auditorium
Description: Join the HSRC and their Advisory Board for a FREE screening of “A Place at the Table”. The screening will takep lace from 6-9pm. There will be light refreshments and an informational/resource fair available. For more information on the movie and to check out the trailer go to: http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/
Contact info: hsrc@oregonstate.edu
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/335743179861594/?fref=ts

“Do the Math-The Movie”
When: Thursday May 23rd 6-7:30pm
Where: 101 NW 23rd (Westminster House)
Description: Take action on climate change! Do the Math is a fast-paced and inspiring film about the rising movement to solve the climate crisis. FREE movie and FREE pizza! Presented by OSU Divest
Contact info: OSU Divest
Website: https://www.facebook.com/OSUDivest

Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. Nu Class Probate
When:
Friday May 24th 5pm
Where: Snell International Forum
Description: Come be a part of a popular multicultural Greek tradition. Join the ladies of Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc. - Nu Chapter as we present our NUUU-est class to the OSU Greek community.
Contact info: dpo.osu@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/573313549369845/?ref=ts&fref=ts

May Repair Fair
When: Wednesday May 28th
Where: Recycling Warehouse, 644 SW 13th St
Description:
Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings! Repair skills will be offered for Appliances, Bicycles, Clothing, Computers, Electronics, Housewares and Jewelry. Demonstrations will also be offered: DIY Safe Pest Control at 5:45-6:05, Basic Bike Maintenance at 6:15-6:45 and DIY Green Cleaning at 7:00-7:20 pm. Repair Fairs are sponsored by Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative, helping you save money and natural resources
Contact info: Lindsay Almarode, Student.Recycling@oregonstate.edu
Website: Learn more at
http://tiny.cc/0529repair and RSVP on Facebook.

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

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:

 

The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center is Hiring
The Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center is still currently hiring for the 2013-2014 School year!

The positions are:
Activities Coordinators
Publications Coordinator
Student Outreach Coordinator
Community Outreach Coordinator
Cultural Center Coordinator

You may print off an application from our website or pick them up from our center (Snell 427) or from the Diversity Development office (Snell 129). Applications are due May 28th at 5pm, they may be submitted to Diversity Development office.

 -Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Staff

UPCOMING 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

For full consideration, apply by June 3rd at 5pm.

 

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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