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COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

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Community Service Organizations Who Participated in our CAS FAIR 2015

Community Service Organizations who Participated in our CAS FAIR 2016 and 2017

French Community Service Options

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Parenting Now!, a non profit in Eugene that provides parenting education and support to families, is looking for volunteers for Tuesday May 23th, Wednesday May 24th, and Thursday May 25th for our Phone-a-thon!

Volunteers will be contacting individuals by phone who have previously donated to Parenting Now! and ask for them to donate again.  Volunteers will be given a script to read so you will be prepared.  There will also be free food and prizes for volunteers! Volunteers can come one, two or all three days!

 CONTACT: Volunteer Coordinator Rita Gillihan at 541-434-4355 or ritag@parentingnow.org to sign up!

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Springfield Farmer’s Market Fridays 2:00-8:00pm: Willamalane is running a regular booth at the Farmers’ Market where we will run activities and promote community engagement. Volunteers will be assisting with set up, tear down and community education. Volunteer hours are flexible. We will have reoccurring shifts during this time every Friday through Sept. 29.

CONTACT: Mavis Sanchez, Volunteer Coordinator, Willamalane Park and Recreation District
Office: 541-736-4039, Cell: 541-852-8766, E-mail: Mavis.SANCHEZ@willamalane.org

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Dorris Ranch Discovery Days: Bring your friends for a day of discovery at Dorris Ranch! Use your know-how to navigate Oregon history in “The Amazing Race to Oregon.” Visit the Living History Village and discover what life was like for pioneers and native populations. Explore the orchards and discover what it takes to harvest 700,000 pounds of filberts a year.
When: June 4th
Where: Dorris Ranch
Volunteer Time: 12-3 pm
Volunteer Roles: Assist in popcorn distribution, crafts with kids, set up, tear down and more!

CONTACT: Mavis Sanchez, Volunteer Coordinator, Willamalane Park and Recreation District
Office: 541-736-4039, Cell: 541-852-8766, E-mail: Mavis.SANCHEZ@willamalane.org

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Lively Park Work Party: Join Park Services in caring for the Lively Park. Spend a few hours working in the dirt while laughing and telling stories. Volunteers help improve the park and our centers by planting, mulching, and much more! All ages and abilities welcome. Tools, gloves, and snacks are provided.
When: Within the Month of June (TBD)
Where: Bob Keefer Center (250 S.32nd Street- Springfield, OR)
Volunteer Time: Flexible upon volunteer schedule

CONTACT: Mavis Sanchez, Volunteer Coordinator, Willamalane Park and Recreation District
Office: 541-736-4039, Cell: 541-852-8766, E-mail: Mavis.SANCHEZ@willamalane.org

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Summer Playground Program: For four days a week, Summer Playground Program offers organized activities for kids to help them stay active, socialize, sharpen literacy skills and be creative with arts and crafts. This is a drop-in program; children can come and go as they please. Summer Playground Program sites are open to children entering grades 1-5 only.

When: 6/24-8/15 M-Th, 10am-3pm (Dates Subject to Change)
Volunteer Roles: Assist in the organization of activities, preparation of the activities, interacting with youth and partaking in arts and crafts.

CONTACT: Mavis Sanchez, Volunteer Coordinator, Willamalane Park and Recreation District
Office: 541-736-4039, Cell: 541-852-8766, E-mail: Mavis.SANCHEZ@willamalane.org

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Children’s Celebration: Enjoy this new twist on an old family favorite! Experience hands-on activities from more than 60 community exhibitors.
When: July 29th
Volunteer Hours: 8 am – 3 pm
Volunteer Roles: Assist in set up, tear down, manning server booths, distributing water, line monitor for pony rides and more.

CONTACT: Mavis Sanchez, Volunteer Coordinator, Willamalane Park and Recreation District
Office: 541-736-4039, Cell: 541-852-8766, E-mail: Mavis.SANCHEZ@willamalane.org

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NATIVES program: Looking for tutors for students, mostly grade and middle school – in a whole range of subjects, Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15 at Bailey Hill School (2295 Four Oaks Grange Rd)

CONTACT: Brenda Brainard: brainard@4j.lane.edu

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Occupy Medical: Volunteer opportunity for IHS students. Occupy Medical is an all-volunteer program that offers FREE medical care every Sunday from noon to 3:30pm at the 8th and Oak Park Blocks.  We have doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, CNA’s, pre-med students, herbalists and an occasional chiropractor, respiratory/occupational/physical therapist or hair dresser.  The Occupy Medical program received its non-profit 501(C)3 designation last year.  We really need is 3-4 regular volunteers from 10am to noon and 3:45pm to 5:30pm to set up and take down the three tents that we work out of.  If it has been raining the tarp part of the tents needs to be hung to dry in a building in west Eugene.  We store the tent poles and equipment on a red and white remodeled blood mobile bus that also comes to the park blocks. Unfortunately many of us volunteers with medical training have physical limitations that make it impossible to do this set up and take down.  We need help.  

To sign up sign the volunteer application found on the link on the upper right side of the website: http://occupy-medical.org/

CONTACT: Terra Williams at terra.williams@gmail.com or Sue Sierralupe at sierralupe@comcast.net.

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 Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley is looking for high school students to help tutor Spanish or other subjects. There are many other volunteer opportunities as well. Volunteers can gain valuable experience for their future careers in a fun environment.

CONTACT: Aaron Haack, Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley, Phone: 541-345-9939, Fax: 541-345-2915, www.bgcev.net

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Positive Community Kitchen and Skinner City Farm:
Positive Community Kitchen cooks for families affected by cancer with an emphasis on educating youth on the importance of nutrition and learning how to cook.   Skinner City Farm grows food which both our volunteers get to take home and we get some produce to cook with Mondays.

CONTACT:  positivecommunitykitchen.org for more information and to sign up.

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Lane United Soccer: Willamalane is recruiting volunteers who are 16 years and older to be part of our Lane United game crew.  Lane United is the local semi-professional soccer team that plays at Willamalane Center in Springfield. This is a fun and easy way for students to earn up to 40 hours of volunteer service.

CONTACT: Kim Lyddane, Willamalane Park and Recreation District, Office: 541-736-4520, Cell: 541-501-2476, willamalane.org

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Shelton McMurphey Johnson House: Are you interested in history, architecture, or museum management? Volunteers needed to lead tours our assist with special events.

We are actively recruiting volunteers for projects including:

  • Public education, including working with school and youth groups
  • Assisting at teas and other special events
  • Garden maintenance, in coordination with our friends at the Eugene Garden Club
  • Leading docent tours of the house
  • Helping set up and change displays.

CONTACT: 541-585-0808 or director@smjhouse.org. For a list of current volunteer opportunities go to www.volunteermatch.org and search in Eugene for Sheldon McMurphey Johnson House.

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Friends of the  Farmers Market: Volunteers needed for a new program being launched by the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition in conjunction with the Lane County Farmers Market. Looking for people passionate about supporting the Farmers Market and local food to help at the market on Saturdays.

CONTACT: Bernadel Garstecki, bgarstec@uoregon.edu

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ATA and Family School: High School students needed to help with incentive parties for middle school students, dances, library time etc.

CONTACT: Melissa Olin, Attendance Clerk ATA and Family School, 541-790-5700

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Bridgeway House is seeking a tech savvy student helper with experience in Minecraft and MAC computers to assist a special interest Minecraft social group for young people on the autism spectrum.

CONTACT: Kristin 541-515-2433 or Patricia at Bridgeway House 541-345-0805

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Planned Parenthood: Youth training panel. Seeking teens very socially aware, open and inclusive to persons who may view themselves as part of the LGBTQ (& intersex) community.

CONTACT: Jenny Russell, Youth Advocacy Coordinator and Educator, Planned Parenthood of Southwestern Oregon, 541-344-1611 or jenny.russell@ppsworegon.org

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CALC (Community Alliance of Lane County): A grassroots organization working to educate and mobilize for peace, human dignity and social, racial and economic justice.

CONTACT: 541-485-1755 or office@calclane.org

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Amazon Community Center Leadership Programs:
LIT (Leaders in Training) Program: For students who are self-starters and who would like to learn some advanced leadership skills. This is a mentorship program that will teach skills in scheduling, goal setting, self-promotion and work ethic. The goal is to pair the teen with a host organization in an internship capacity.

CIT (Counselor in Training) Program: For students who may need a little extra push to become leaders in their schools or communities. This training focuses on team work and citizenship as well as mentorship skills. Students will learn what it takes to be a camp or program counselor and will be working with preschool students.

CONTACT: Josh Lutje if interested in either program at 541-954-3983 or Josh.A.Lutje@ci.eugene.or.us

Written by: Eugene International High School