OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

MLK Day of Service

Reclaiming the R(evolution)ary Dream

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is about coming together to honor Dr. King's life and legacy and help further his dream for peace by serving our neighbors and communities. MLK Day is a perfect opportunity for us to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, builds bridges, breaks down barriers, addresses social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of strong, beloved communities.

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to take part in this event and celebration.

8+ service projects will be offered for the 2013 event addressing diverse issue areas and including various types of projects. Pre-registration is required. Participants will assemble at McAlexander Fieldhouse between 8:30 and 9am on Saturday January 19th. Continental breakfast and hot tea/coffee will be provided during the check-in process and a hot lunch will be provided upon return to campus between 1pm and 1:30pm. The 2013 MLK Day of Service is sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement, the Student Events and Activities Center, and HandsOn Willamette.

Take time to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from The King Center and the National MLK Day of Service.

 

Corvallis Parks and Recreation: 30 volunteers needed
Volunteers will meet at the Avery Park Rose Garden, and then be distributed across multiple project needs serving Avery and Pioneer Parks. Volunteers will do park clean-up, pruning, and invasive species (Ivy) removal. Please be sure to wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather and that can get dirty and will keep you warm and dry. Please bring layers, rain gear (jackets, pans, shoes), and closed toe, sturdy shoes. Volunteers will walk to the service site (12 minute walk). 
To volunteer, please register here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/corvallispandr. 

Habitat for Humanity-Benton: 12 volunteers needed
Volunteers will complete projects on two homes in Philomath. Please be sure to wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather and that can get dirty and will keep you warm and dry. Please bring layers, rain gear (jackets, pans, shoes), and closed toe, sturdy shoes.
To volunteer, please register here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/habitat. 

Boys & Girls Club-Corvallis: 36 volunteers needed
Volunteers will be in two groups of 18 each. One group will clean-up the clubhouse to maintain a safe and clean environment for the youth served. The second group will complete office work including copying, laminating, cutting, sorting, and assembling mailings. The goal of this project is to provide inexpensive, reusable curriculum for the kids and promotion of the site.
To volunteer, please register herehttp://oregonstate.edu/cce/boysgirlsclub. 

Edible Corvallis Initiative, Corvallis Environmental Center: 24 volunteers needed
Volunteers will sheet mulch the bee/pollinator garden to help create a new pollinator habitat for the bee hives. This will involve wheel barrowing leaves, laying down cardboard, weeding, and more. Please be sure to wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather and that can get dirty and will keep you warm and dry. Please bring layers, rain gear (jackets, pans, shoes), and closed toe, sturdy shoes.
To volunteer, please register herehttp://oregonstate.edu/cce/ediblecorvallis.

Stone Soup: 12 volunteers needed
Some volunteers will be helping to prepare, serve and clean-up a meal for the hungry in the community. Others will be working on beautification and maintenance projects around the building. Volunteers will walk to the service site (10 minute walk).
To volunteer, please register herehttp://oregonstate.edu/cce/stonesoup.

Heartland Humane Society: 12 volunteers needed
Volunteers will be in two groups of 6 each, and rotate volunteer tasks so everyone can have a turn with everything. Tasks include deep cleaning and interacting with the dogs to care for them. Please be sure to wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather and that can get dirty and will keep you warm and dry. Please bring layers, rain gear (jackets, pans, shoes), and closed toe, sturdy shoes.
To volunteer, please register herehttp://oregonstate.edu/cce/heartland.

Corvallis Environmental Center: 24 volunteers needed
To promote the Clean Energy Works Oregon in Corvallis, Philomath, and Albany, we will be distributing door hangers in a residential neighborhood. Volunteers will be assigned a section of a city and will walk through the neighborhood distributing door hangers. Please be sure to wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather and that can get dirty and will keep you warm and dry. Please bring layers, rain gear (jackets, pans, shoes), and closed toe, sturdy shoes.
To volunteer, please register here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/environmentalcenter. 

Oregon State University College Forests (McDonald-Dunn Forests): 24 volunteers needed
Trail re-surfacing project: involves the addition of gravel to existing trails within the Arboretum to facilitate interpretive access throughout the extensive trail network. Work involves using power gravel carriers, shovels, rakes and other trail tools to create a high quality / low maintenance trail surface. Please be sure to wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather and that can get dirty and will keep you warm and dry. Please bring layers, rain gear (jackets, pans, shoes), and closed toe, sturdy shoes.
To volunteer, please register here: http://oregonstate.edu/cce/OSUforests.