From:                              CCE, Communications

Sent:                               Friday, May 25, 2012 3:23 PM

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CCE Listserv-

 

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)!

 

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3 minute survey for an iPad!

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 tony.emerson@teachforamerica.org. 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!

 

 2012 Governor’s Volunteer Awards- Nomination Deadline: June 30th

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!

 

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Up ‘til Dawn- Apply for the Executive Board

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: alyssa.king@stjude.org 

 

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

 

Trail Workday at Bald Hill, Greenbelt Land Trust

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: stephens@bwbslaw.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

 

Lebanon Strawberry Festival, CARDV

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: crystal.kelley@cardvservices.org

 

Ivy Pulling at Mary’s River, Corvallis Ivy Broom League

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

  

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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Thanks!

Center for Civic Engagement

Oregon State University

Snell 158

541-737-3041

http://oregonstate.edu/cce

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