From:                                         CCE Communications Coordinator

Sent:                                           Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:48 PM


Subject:                                     Winter Newsletter Week 2

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Happy Week 2! Check out all of our new service & job opportunities.


In this newsletter:



¨  Calling all OSU Alum!

¨  MLK Day of Service- Didn’t get registered?


New Service Opportunities:

¨  OSU College Forests Volunteers

¨  Junior Achievement Volunteers

¨  Girls on the Run Coaches

¨  Produce for the People Work Parties

¨  Community Emergency Response Team Program

¨  Work Unlimited Supported Living Program

¨  Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF)- Pay it Forward Tour

¨  Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program


New Events:

¨  APA Welcome Reception



¨  Work Unlimited Supported Living Program (new)

¨  UHDS Tour Ambassadors, application due Feb. 8th (new)

¨  Community Relations Facilitators 2013-2014, application due Jan. 30th (new)

¨  Civic Education Project Spring/Summer Staff application due February 1st, 2013

¨  White House Internship application due January 27th, 2013

¨  Non-profit Board Member Training

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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Calling all OSU Alum!
The CCE is currently working with Career Services to put together a website and resources for students who are looking into entering careers that serve the common good. We are looking for alums of OSU who are in common good careers to share testimonials about their experience serving in a career field that benefits the common good. If you’d be interested, please email for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service- Didn’t Get Registered?
The registration forms for our MLK Day of Service projects are closed. If you're interested in volunteering and didn’t get registered, please still plan to show up Saturday morning at 9am at McAlexander Fieldhouse. We will have last minute cancellations and no shows and would love to fill those spots with walk-ins! Please bring gear for the rain, such as rain jackets, shoes, pants, etc. in order to be prepared for outdoor projects.
Thanks for the great response from the OSU community! We'll be looking to expand and increase the number of projects next year!!!


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New Opportunities

OSU College Forests Volunteers
Various times, see below
Where: Various College Forests locations
Description: Fall was a busy term here at College Forests. Winter will prove to be the same. We will be having several upcoming volunteer events:

OSU College Forests will provide water, snacks, gloves and all tools and supplies.
Requirements: All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver (one per calendar year), and bring closed-toed shoes, long pants, a shirt, gear suited for weather (rain jacket), long sleeves (for blackberry and poison oak), and a water bottle.
Contact Info: Douglas Pereira: 541-737-6702 or
Website: |

Junior Achievement Volunteers
When: February 8th, 7:15 am
Where: Weatherford Hall
Description: Spend a day teaching financial literacy to youth in a Title I school. Volunteers will be paired with a community figure to teach together. Meet at Weatherford at 7:15am on February 8th for breakfast and transportation to the school. All materials will be given to volunteers several days in advance allowing for ample preparation time. Expand your communication, public speaking, organization, and skills with you while giving back to the community. Register by January 31st, 2013 by emailing Carol Hahn at
Contact Info: Carol Hahn

Girls on the Run Coaches
When: March 11-June 4th (Not during Spring Break)
Where: Corvallis area
There are two coaching opportunities, each with different duties:
Head Coach: Head coaches are in charge of facilitating practices and teaching the curriculum.
Assistant Coach: Assistant coaches support the head coach by helping with the lessons and keeping the girls on track.  
Not enough time to be a coach, check out our  Practice Partners!
Practice Partner: Volunteer position for individuals interested in providing support for Girls on the Run   participants during the 10-week season and at the 5K celebration. Practice partners provide enthusiasm, encouragement and support to the girls throughout the program, at the practice 5k and at the Girls on the Run 5k race.  No training needed.
Applications are available on the website
Contact Info:

Produce for the People Work Parties
When: Thursday, Jan 17th 10 am – 2 pm & Saturday, Feb 9th 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Westside Community Church; 4000 SW Western Blvd in Corvallis, OR
Description:  Produce for the People is a collaborative, volunteer-lead garden with a focus on growing produce for ourselves and donating to low-income people. We are inviting you to attend two upcoming work parties at our community garden. We will be spreading leaves, and doing other small projects to ready our garden for spring planting. Please bring shovels, wheelbarrows, and gloves, if you have them, although we have some to share.
Requirements: None
Contact Info:  Joy Lile:
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Community Emergency Response Team Program
When: Various Dates (see the flyer below)
Where: Police Conference Room in the Law Enforcement Building (180 NW 5th St, Corvallis, OR 97330
Description: The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their areas and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. The deadline to register for classes is Feb. 1st, 2013
Contact info: Erik Rau, 541-766-6114 or

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Students Today Leaders Forever- Pay It Forward Tour
When: March 22nd, 2013- March 30th, 2013
Where: Departure: Corvalis, OR
City 1: Eureka, CA
City 2: Santa Rosa, CA
City 3: San Jose, CA
City 4: Arroyo Grande, CA
City 5: Carson, CA
Destination: San Diego, CA
Description: All STLF College Pay It Forward Tours travel to six cities across the country over the course of nine days.  We will carry out a service project in each of those communities visited, work with a variety of organizations and social issues over the course of the week.  Through evening activities and reflection, the Tour is an opportunity to build meaningful relationships and learn about issues affecting communities across the country and your own.  Each Pay It Forward Tour consists of up to 40 students, is entirely student-led, and is open to all college students regardless of where they go to school.
The cost of the Oregon State Pay It Forward Tour is $450.  That amount covers all travel, lodging, two t-shirts, 1 or 2 meals per day, and more.  This includes a $125 nonrefundable down payment upon registration, with the remainder due prior to Tour departure. Be sure to register soon!
If the cost of the trip would be a deterrent to your attendance, please consider applying for financial aid at or contacting us to set up a payment plan. Our funds are limited and need-based so please request the minimum amount you require. We do not want to prevent any students from attending purely because of cost.

Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program
When: Winter Term
Where: Linus Pauling Building
Description: The Linus Pauling Institute’s Healthy Youth Program offers youth cooking classes each term, and they need your help! They are looking for students who like to cook, enjoy working with children, and are interested in nutrition education. Each week, volunteers lead a small group of student chefs, ages 6-12, through recipe exploration. Volunteers teach cooking basics and engage students in discussions about healthy eating while guiding them through food preparation.
The volunteer commitment is 3 hours per week for each class, with additional opportunities including recipe development, program planning, and other outreach efforts.
Contact info: If you are interested, please contact Casey Bennett, Program and Intern/Volunteer Coordinator at to get started on the application process.

Upcoming & Ongoing Opportunities

Corvallis Gondar Sister Cities Association(C-GSCA) Ethiopian Dinner & Auction
When: Sunday, January 27, 2013, from 4:00 pm -8:00 pm. (some positions require only 1-hour shifts)
Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW. West Hills Rd., Corvallis, Oregon
Description: Corvallis has a sister city in Gondar, Ethiopia, where C-GSCA builds wells and works in a school that serves 2,000 students. Volunteers are needed to help in preparing and cooking foods (under supervision), set-up of hall with tables, chairs, serving of food trays to participants, and/or clean-up for a fudnraising event.
Requirements: Ability to work at a steady pace to meet deadlines; friendly and polite; and willing to be supervised and have a good time enjoying the Ethiopian culture and traditions
Contact Info: Don Prickel: 541-760-0252 or

Occupy Sandy- Hurricane Relief Donations
Remember the devastation of Hurricane Sandy?

Visit the Occupy Sandy "Wedding" Registries to select supplies like goggles, trash bags and diapers and send directly to the victims of Hurricane Sandy....or make a $ donation to help thousands rebuild their homes and businesses here: Occupy Sandy:


#26Acts Initiative
Newtown's heartbreak has a lot of us asking, "What can I do?" Thinking about this, Ann Curry took to social media and asked people to imagine what would happen if all of us committed to 26 acts of kindness to honor each life lost in Newtown.

Campus Recycling’s Repair Fair Volunteer
Fairs are monthly, times variable
Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th Street (15th St near Western)
The OSU Waste Watchers needs volunteers with repair skills - computers, electronics, furniture, general household items, clothing, anything! We are hosting monthly Repair Fairs, workshops at which students and community members bring broken items and learn how to fix them.
Our first Repair Fair was on October 29th and was very successful. Learn more about the event in this blog post or view photos on Facebook.
Requirements: Skills and experience in repairing computers, electronics, furniture, household items, clothing or other items
Contact Info:   Andrea Norris, 541-737-5398

Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center
When: Ongoing, Monday-Friday 10am-2pm

Where: McLean Hall at First Christian Church, 603 Madison Ave
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.

Contact Info: 541-738-7500, email:



There are MANY more on-going service opportunities! They can be found here.



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New Events:


APA Welcome Reception
When: Tuesday - January 22, 2013. 6-8 p.m

Where: MU Ballroom
Description: Doors open at 5:30p.m. Dinner is free and tickets will be available at Snell 149 Information Desk.
Ticket Distribution Date: January 14th
Join us to learn about getting connected and involved with our A&PI and multicultural organizations, Pacific Islander Celebrations, and meeting other students.
Aloha attire is suggested. Organizations that make up LEAP @ OSU:
Alpha Pi Omega, Asian Pacific American Student Union, Hui O' Hawaii, Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, Cambodian Students Association, Indian Students Association, Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc., Hula Club, Omega Delta Phi, EPIC, Polynesian Culture Club, Isang Bansang Pilipino, Japanese American Student Association, Japanese Students Association, Korean Students Association, Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity, HMONG, Vietnamese Student Association, Teo Chew Association
Contact info: For accommodations related to ability, please contact 541-7379033.



Upcoming Events:


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
When: Saturday January 19th 8:30am-1:30pm
Where: Meet between 8:30am and 9am at the McAlexander Field House

Description: Join the CCE and the OSU Campus as we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of service. We have 8 projects to choose from, each of which can be found here.

Contact Info:



Corvallis Indoor Winter Market SNAP Program

When: The Corvallis Indoor Winter Market is open 9am to 1pm every Saturday from January 12th until April 13

Where: Guerber Hall at the Benton County Fairgrounds, 110 SW 53rd Street

Description: Students can now use SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps) to buy fresh local food at the Corvallis Indoor Winter Market. All SNAP recipients can use their Oregon Trail card at the indoor farmers’ market to purchase fruits and vegetables, plant starts, meat, dairy, and bread. Through Ten Rivers Food Web’s That’s My Farmer SNAP Incentive Program, students who spend at least $6 of their SNAP benefits at the market will receive an extra

$6 in market tokens that are redeemable for fresh foods. The same program operates at the outdoor Corvallis and Albany markets. However, the tokens are not interchangeable.

Zia will be selling coffee to raise funds to continue running the program. Stop by and support our local farmers and community.

Contact Info: Dan Blaustein-Rejto


Campus to Congress Workshops

When: April 12-14th, 2013

Where: Lewis and Clark College in Portland

Description: The Bard Center for Environmental Policy invites you to attend the C2C Fellows workshop series. C2C stands for Campus to Congress, Corporation, City Hall, and Capitol Hill. Our weekend workshops cover communication, entrepreneurship, environmental and climate science, media, raising capital, and other critical topics. Current college students (undergrads and grad students), recent graduates, and other excited 20-somethings from across the country are welcome to apply. 

Applications are due 10 days prior to each workshop, and can be submitted on our website.

Contact Info: Jess Scott 845-752-4514



Ethiopian Cultural Dinner & Auction

When: January 27th, 2013 5:00-8:00pm

Where: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW. West Hills Rd
Enjoy a cultural evening with authentic Ethiopian foods, coffee, ethnic costumes, and a brief explanation about the people and their religions. Funds raised will support teacher training, science equipment, and teachers from Tsadiku Yohannes Elementary School to visit Corvallis schools. $22 (adults), $10 (ages 7-14), free (ages 6 and under). Tickets available at Grass Roots Bookstore in Corvallis, online, or via phone.

Contact Info: Crystal 541-754-6364




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Work Unlimited Supported Living Program
Description: I am looking for interns and volunteers for our Work Unlimited Supported Living program (formerly COI’s Permanent Supportive Housing program). The program provides case management services to individuals in our community who have special needs, 90% or more of whom are residents of the Benton Plaza, the Julian Hotel, or other low-income housing facilities, have a severe/chronic mental illness or other disabling condition.

The purpose of our program is to assist clients in managing their illnesses or disabling conditions so they may continue to live independently and not fall into homelessness, addiction, or crime and thereby require more costly social services

In the past, OSU interns and volunteers assisted in developing plans and programs in the following five areas: the importance of a balanced diet: regular physical exercise; increasing participation in activities; reducing intake of non-prescribed drugs & alcohol; and developing social support networks. The internship is located at the Benton Plaza (408 SW Monroe).

Contact Info: If any student is looking for an internship or would like to volunteer, please have them call me, Gerry Perrone, at 541-231-1852 to set up a tour at the Benton Plaza.


UHDS Tour Ambassadors

Description: The Office of Admissions and University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) are looking for candidates to fill positions as TOUR and/or UHDS Ambassadors for the 2013-14 school year.

Ideal Candidates:

Benefits of Being a TOUR or UHDS Ambassador:


The application can be found at All application materials must be received by February 8, 2013.


Community Relations Facilitators 2013-2014

Description: We currently seeking applicants to serve as Community Relations Facilitators (CRFs) for the 2013-2014 academic year. Please encourage students to apply! CRFs work with student staff and residents at University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) in a variety of educational endeavors related to social justice and diversity.  Applications will close on Wednesday, January 30th.  More information and application can be found at 


Civic Education Project Spring/Summer Staff

Description: The Civic Education Project (CEP), a leadership and civic engagement program at Northwestern University, is NOW HIRING exceptional staff for our 2013 Spring & Summer service-learning programs. Join CEP for a weekend, week or month in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Baltimore or Washington DC this Spring or Summer! Apply now to work with outstanding middle and high school students from across the country.

Instructional, residential and administrative positions are available! Staff receive a cash stipend, room and board, and training in service-learning and experiential education. Travel reimbursement is available for many programs. Complete details can be found here:

Desired Qualifications include:

• Experience facilitating service-learning or experiential education programs * Experience with educational leadership, teaching, residential life, or administration * Experience working with outstanding high school or junior high school students * Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, and supervisory skills


The CEP online School Year Application and Summer Application are now available:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received until all positions are filled - apply early to receive full consideration!

Spring & returning summer staff applications due: January 1 New summer staff applications due: February 1


YOU have the power to create life-changing experiences for young student leaders! Live and learn from a community of dedicated, passionate staff - Apply today!


White House Internships

Description: The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program's mission is to make the "People’s House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation. The application for the Summer 2013 White House Internship Program is now open. Deadline for applications is January 27, 2013. For more information and to apply please visit


Nonprofit Board Training

Description: Financial Stewardship Resources will be hosting a training for nonprofit board members at OSU on January 19th. This training is open to anyone interested in working with nonprofits. We have just opened up our student rate for this event. It will be offered at $60 for a full day of training (normally $110).

There will be appx 500 board members from all over the state and instructors from across the county present, so it is also an excellent networking opportunity for students.
Items to note:
* Cindy Cumfer and Kay Sohl, authors of the Oregon Nonprofit Handbook, will each be teaching workshops and have a table during lunch to answer questions about the book (new edition just came out).
* The Foundation Center will be hosting a workshop.
* Individual trainings for board officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer), as well as one for new board members.
* Keynote speaker is Melanie Herman from the Nonprofit Risk Management Center - she will be discussing the Top 10 Legal Risks for Nonprofits.
* We will also be unveiling our new name and website!



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