Archive for the 'Volunteer Opportunity' Category

Apr 06 2011

Tool Lending Library

Hey Beavers!

Love tools? Are you a born leader? Do you organize projects well? Well then I have the opportunity for you!
Habitat for Humanity of Corvallis is looking to establish a tool lending library within their ReStore center. They are looking for 1-2 great students set up all the processes and procedures to get this going, work with our ReStore Director to select the tools and prepare the initial marketing information for the launch. It would require between 20 and 30 hours in research and implementation work done at your convenience over a period of a few months. This can be done by one person or a two person team.

Interested? Of course you are! Habitat would even hire an intern to do this work. If you want more information please contact the Community Service Center at 541 737 3041 or email

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Jan 12 2011

Volunteers Needed for MLK Celebration

We have a service opportunity available for interested volunteers in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy this upcoming Tuesday January 18, 2011. Together, the OSU Community Service Center and the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) will host a large group of 5th graders from Corvallis’ Hoover Elementary School from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Volunteers are needed to help guide groups of children through activities at various stations, engaging the children in learning MLK’s legacy. The activities will be held in the MU Ballroom, and will include a campus tour for the children. If you are interested, please contact Sebastián Alejandro González (Social, Cultural, & Education Coordinator) ASAP at or by calling 541-737-3041.

Hosted by the OSU Community Service Center and the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center
What: MLK – Our Youth, His Legacy
When: Tuesday January 18th, 2011 | 11:00AM-1:00PM
Where: MU Ball Room

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May 18 2010

OSU Alumni Association’s Day of Community Service

This Saturday is the annual OSU Day of Community Service! Alumni, students, and friends of OSU will gather together in more than a dozen cities during the OSUAA day of service. Get your work gloves on and help us take the community service spirit of Beaver Nation to the streets! For more information on locations and events in you city take a look here.

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Mar 02 2010

Lend A Hand To Oregon

This year’s spring break The Community Service Center is offering two great opportunities for students to get involved with. Below is information for both trips. As of now we have reached capacity for the Woodburn trip but there are still available spots on our Oregon Tour. An application is attached at the bottom. It’s an exciting opportunity to lend Oregon a helping hang and get involved in meaningful service projects. Leave with new experiences, friendships and a greater understanding about service and community.

We have two trip offered:

** All costs besides the deposit are paid for by the CSC, lodging will be provided for us at each location but sleeping bags will be needed, members of the CSC will be driving large passenger vans for transportation, and food will covered.

Woodburn | March 21st – 25th | 4 days = $20 deposit
With Farmworker Housing Development Corporation –

• Sunday March 21| Pre-trip meeting 6-8pm @ OSU
• Monday March 22 – Thursday March 25
o Work on projects at the FHDC facilities
o Discuss issues related to farmworker’s rights
o Visit a labor camp and an activist radio station
o Listen to a panel of farmworkers and their experiences

Oregon Tour with University of Oregon | March 20th – 27th | 8 days = $30 deposit

• Klamath Falls | Service projects | 3 days
o Klamath Tribes: sovereignty & rights (tentative)
o Exodus House: runaway youth / afterschool program
o Food Bank
• Lakeview | 1 day
o Speak with Lake County Resource Initiative
• Burns | 3 days
o HHOPE (Domestic Violence Shelter): Painting, landscaping, starting a garden.
o High Desert Partnership (tentative)
o Harney County Kids Club

Stop by the Community Service Center @ Snell 241 as soon as possible for an application! Have anymore questions you can send an email to

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Nov 20 2009

Building a Habitat

Tomorrow a group of 10 volunteers plus many more from Habitat for Humanity are coming together for a building day at 286 SW Tunison Ave. Corvallis, OR 97330. We will be ready to start at 9:00 am and the day will end around 3:00 pm. It will be a great way to meet other individuals in the community who volunteer their time as well. Video and photos will be posted soon afterward.

Here are a few photos from Make A Difference Day project at Oak Creek.

Cleaning Up Oak Creek Cleanup

Oak Creek Cleanup

The group of volunteers!

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Nov 03 2009

Looking for “Arresting Officers” | MDA volunteer opportunity

Hey everyone there is a great (and fun!) volunteer opportunity coming up this Thursday, Nov. 5th, for The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Sounds like a blast … Here are the details so check it out! If you are interested contact information is below:

What:Corvallis Lock-Up for MDA (jail themed fundraiser)

Need: 5-10 volunteers to act as “Arresting Officers” for our jail themed event

When: this Thursday, November 5th

Times: 8:30am until about 4pm (if you are not able to make it the entire day, please let me know and I can work around your schedule).

Where: El Sol de Mexico (1597 NW 9th St)

Info: Drivers/Arresting Officers- will meet Jenelle at El Sol de Mexico at 8:30am and will follow her to either Wilson Motors or John & Phil’s Toyota (they are donating cars for us to borrow).
Please bring valid driver’s license as the dealerships will need a copy of it. You will be given “arrest warrants” and maps to pick-up our jailbirds and bring them down to the jail cell at El Sol de Mexico. Once the jailbird has done their time, you will return them to their place of business. This job is a lot of fun and we ask that you make a big deal when you are arresting them!

Dress: Please feel free to wear what you are comfortable in, we will provide T-shirts for you

MDA: The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a volunteer health agency aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases. The MDA provides local clinics and summer camps as well as wheelchair
repairs and leg braces to those affected with a form of Muscular Dystrophy.

Contact:If you are interested, please contact Jenelle Ehlers at 541-686-2753 or as soon as possible to confirm.

You can check out more information on MDA here:

Makenzie Marineau
Communications Coordinator
Community Service Center
Snell Hall 241
Oregon State University
Cell 541-404-0033

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi

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Oct 23 2009

Oregon State joins nation in Make A Difference Day

A reminder to all that tomorrow, Oct. 24, will be our Oak Creek Cleanup for national Make a Difference Day. Come out and join the Community Service Center staff in making a positive difference in our community. You can read our previous post for more information regarding the Oak Creek Cleanup.

Check out the article from The Daily Barometer that features us about Make A Difference Day!

Community Service Center offers chance to make difference
Created by USA Weekend Magazine, Make a Difference Day to be held this Saturday

Katrina Lorengel

Issue date: 10/23/09 Section: News

Want to make a difference? On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Community Service Center on campus is planning a clean-up of Oak Creek as this year’s annual Make a Difference Day project.

“Volunteers will meet at 10 a.m. outside the campus book store near the Jefferson bus stop and walk to the creek from there. Clean-up will consist of invasive species removal as well as garbage clean-up,” said Kyle Ireton, a sophomore majoring in biochemistry and biophysics. “The event will end at 1 p.m. Volunteers should wear work shoes and expect to get dirty. Tools and gloves will be provided, and it’s recommended to bring water and a snack.”

This event is designed to go along with the Earth Democracy Conference, which will be held Oct. 23 on campus. The goal is to provide the community with a hands-on service opportunity where they can apply the information learned from the conference.

Make a Difference Day was created by USA Weekend Magazine as a national day to get people involved with their communities. In 2008, three million people took part in various projects and activities in hundreds of towns. This is the 19th annual Make a Difference Day.

Volunteers can create their own projects, small or large, and anyone can participate, whether it is at home, school, church or out in the community. USA Weekend features articles about planned projects and volunteers.

There are also awards given to ten national honorees. Newman’s Own, a food company co-founded by Paul Newman, gives out $10,000 donations to charities the honorees choose. This year’s winners will appear in the April 2010 issue of the magazine.

USA Weekend honored Soaringwords, a non-profit organization that inspires ill children and families to heal, as a national charity partner for this year’s Make A Difference Day. Soaringwords encouraged people to help decorate SoaringQuilts and SoaringPillows with inspirational messages for children at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Ore.

In 2002, 45 Oregon State students and community volunteers worked on six Habitat for Humanity homes, according to USA Weekend. In all, one house was framed, two received foundations and two more received interior work. One needy family received indoor plumbing for the first time.

Hundreds of other Oregonians were also involved with their communities. A Salem family, along with the help of 115 Brownies, Girl Scouts and 4-H members, painted, designed and delivered pumpkins and cards to four different hospitals, according to the Statesman Journal.

If you would like to get involved with Oregon State’s Make a Difference Day event, contact the Community Service Center on campus.

Katrina Lorengel, staff writer


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