From: CCE, Communications
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 3:23 PM
Subject: CCE Newsletter
Only two more weeks of classes! We hope everyone has had a fantastic quarter J If you had an amazing volunteer experience this year please consider nominating other volunteers or your organization for the Governor’s Volunteer Awards (more info below)!
Please help Teach for America by taking 3 minutes to fill out this survey for a chance to win an iPad, courtesy of Teach For America! The link is posted below. Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or interest regarding the program at email@example.com. Thanks for your time and great luck with the end of the year!
iPad/TFA survey here: http://www.tinyurl.com/tfasurvey2013
Social & environmental responsibility works. The Graduation Pledge of Social & Environmental Responsibility states:
“I pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work.” Click here to take the Pledge now!
Do you know a volunteer who deserves recognition for their outstanding work? What about a business with an exceptional volunteer program that should be honored? Nominate them for a Governor's Volunteer Award! The Governor's Volunteer Awards recognize individuals, duos, programs and organizations for their dedication, commitment and determination in promoting and supporting volunteerism in Oregon. Awards are given in both statewide and regional categories. Please consider nominating your peers or the organizations you work with!
Up ‘til Dawn is a student-run, student-led program that unifies the campus under one great cause, raising funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. It is a campus-wide fundraising effort that helps fight catastrophic childhood diseases. Up ‘til Dawn creates a campus tradition of leadership, unity, teamwork, and compassion for the patients of St. Jude. To date, Up ‘til Dawn has expanded to over 375 campuses nationwide and has raised more than $24 million for the children of St. Jude.
How it works: All participants come together for the Up ‘til Dawn event where they send letters to friends and family asking them to join the fight against childhood cancer. The event continues with nonstop games and activities to celebrate all of the fundraising successes. St. Jude provides the letters, envelopes and postage. All you have to do is provide the names and addresses. Everyone has the same goal: sending 35 letters to friends and family to spread awareness and help raise money for the kids of St. Jude.
For more information contact Alyssa G. King p: (206) 526-8900, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
When: Saturday, May 26th 10am-1pm
Where: Bald Hill
Description: Do you use the trails at Bald Hill? Come and help us maintain them! In coordination with the City of Corvallis, we will be re-graveling portions of the trail system, removing trail obstructions, and controlling the spread of invasive plants. You can join us for a portion of the workparty or stay until the afternoon. We will be meeting at the Reservoir Rd. Parking Lot to Bald Hill Natural Area. Please RSVP to Cary Stephens (see contact below).
Contact Info: Cary Stephens, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
When: Saturday, June 2, 2012, parade starts at 11am
Where: (location of festival: Cheadle Lake Regional Park)
Description: Looking for volunteers to walk with CARDV float. Staging will take place in the vicinity of the River Center (old Walmart) parking lot, exact location determined day of event. An African theme has been chosen and the float is decorated with the colors from many of the national flags of Africa (red, white, yellow, blue, green and black). Wear an "I heart CARDV" shirt. Festival route is 2.5 mile, ending at Main and Rose Street. There will be a volunteer available to shuttle participants from the end of the parade to the start.
Contact Info: Crystal Kelley, Communications and Events Director, ph: (541) 758-0219 ext. 301, email: email@example.com
When: Wednesday, June 4 10:00AM-12:00PM
Where: Mary's River
Description: Meet at Pioneer Park, on the south side of Highway 20/34, east of the Avery Park entrance. Wear work clothes.
Contact Info: Steve McGettigan ph: 754-1739
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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, email@example.com ph: (541) 754-8417
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. firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate this project
Center for Civic Engagement
Oregon State University