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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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West African Cultural Arts Institute (WACAI) Seeks Student Volunteers: WACAI is a Eugene based 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural arts organization whose mission is to share the joy and passion of West African culture through vibrant educational programs focusing on music and dance, advocating for authentic source artists from Guinea, and creating charitable projects in Guinea that promote artistic, emotional, and physical health. We’re asking students to commit 1-2 volunteer hours per week.

Possible tasks include:
Create and publish social media posts about upcoming and ongoing events and programs
Take photos and videos during our Saturday African dance classes
Edit photos and videos
Make posters for our fall classes
Make brochures and other printed publicity
Hang flyers in local restaurants and businesses
Set up restaurant proceed fundraisers
Assist with our Fundraiser Party November 4 (setup, takedown, pass out snacks, get people to sign up for our email list): Approximately 3 hours*

*If you want to help out with the Fundraiser Party specifically, please let us know ASAP

CONTACT: Executive Director Andrea DiPalma Yansane at 541.232.5471 or email WestAfricanCulturalArts@gmail.com

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Very Little Theater needs student volunteers at the theater to work in the box office, ushering and backstage.
CONTACT: Adrienne West at scheduling@thevlt.com

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Parenting Now! is looking for looking for reliable high school students to volunteer for our Children’s Program this fall (beginning the first week of October).  Volunteers will help provide childcare for children ages 1 to 6-year-olds while parents attend a parent education group. This opportunity would especially benefit students who are interested in early child development.

CONTACT: Volunteer Coordinator Rita Gillihan at 541-434-4355 or ritag@parentingnow.org  or go to https://parentingnow.org/get-involved/volunteer/ to sign up!

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 Positive Community Kitchen and Skinner City Farm: Positive Community Kitchen is a year-round farm to table initiative towards lifelong healthy habits. We are seeking committed teen volunteers to serve in the kitchen and the garden for the 2017-2018 school year.

As a volunteer with PCK teens, with the support of adult mentors, prepare nourishing meals to support community members who are overcoming life threatening illnesses. NEW at PCK this school year is the opportunity to garden for all ages. Skinner City Farm grows food which both our volunteers get to take home and we get some produce to cook with Mondays.

CONTACT: Megan Richter, Program Coordinator 541-249-4942 or  positivecommunitykitchen.org for more information and to sign up.

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Willamalane events:

Pumpkin Carving: Are you prepared for helping with the 450 pumpkins that decorate Haunted Hayride? We need volunteers for carving pumpkins into family-friendly and fun designs. Reserve your time on Friday, Oct. 20 between 1-5 p.m. Event is at Dorris Ranch.

Haunted Hayride is our most popular event — this year, our 2000 tickets sold out in 90 minutes! To make the event run, we need volunteers, and plenty of them for set-up, admissions, and playing characters along the Hayride. Multiple-day commitments are preferred.

Halloween Carnival (dry indoors halloween event): We need volunteers for set-up, admissions, facilitating sports and craft tables and tear-down. Shifts begin Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. Event is at Bob Keefer Center.

Free Family Climb is a fantastic way to introduce kids to the climbing wall.  Need volunteers for set-up, check-in, gear fitting, belaying and other support. Shifts start Sunday, Nov. 12 at 12:30 p.m. Event is at Bob Keefer Center.

Turkey Stuffer 5K: Volunteers needed for egistration and packet pick up (starting 12 p.m., Nov. 21 & 22, Bob Keefer Center). Holding distance markers, handing out runners and encouraging runners (starting 7:30 a.m., Nov. 23, Lively Park).

CONTACT:  Mavis Sanchez, mavis.sanchez@willamalane.org or call at 541-736-4039

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 The Eugene Opera Academy is now recruiting participants for its 2017-2018 program. This program offers performing arts and other interested students an extraordinary opportunity for an inside look at the process and people involved in producing opera. The registration/orientation meeting will take place September 26.
The Eugene Opera Academy’s 2017-2018 program offers the following extraordinary opportunities to teens curious about what it takes to bring an opera to the stage:
·         Learn from the inside why opera is the most complex of all performing arts  
·         Attend rehearsals and performances of the Eugene Opera’s two shows: December and May
·         Talk with professionals who perform and who work behind the scenes to bring opera to the stage
·         Have an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship.
Singers, actors, dancers, directors, back-stage technicians, musicians, writers, composers, and marketers are welcome. Come join us!
Program Registration/Overview: TuesdaySeptember 26, 6:30 pm. 1590 Willamette Street, Eugene.

RSVP: Barbara Myrick, myrick@eugeneopera.com. Fee: $30 (includes two matinee performances).

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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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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