Service Opportunities

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COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

Click here for the CAS Hours Verification Form

Click here to check out the Eugene IHS Google Doc link of ongoing volunteer opportunities

Community Service Organizations who Participated in our CAS Fair 2018

Other Community Service Organizations

French Community Service Options

Spanish Community Service Options

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KIDSPORTS
We still have volunteer opportunities for high school students who may be looking for ways to safely fulfill requirements for graduation or who just want to do some fulfilling work in the community.

These volunteer opportunities are helping with our outdoor sports and PE, clinics and camps.  We have weekday and weekend opportunities, and most are about 2 hours of a time commitment.

All OHA and Lane County Covid protocols and procedures are in place for these programs that taking place  at our new Kidsports Civic facility.    The safety and health of our staff and clients is the highest priority for us.

If interested contact:
Beth Nitkowski
Senior Sports Manager
541-683-2374 Ext 213
Office Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
www.kidsports.org

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SOUTHWEST HILLS LIVING and NORTH GILHAM LIVING MAGAZINES – STUDENT WRITERS NEEDED
We are looking for any IHS students looking for some community service hours for help in our monthly newsletter. We also give out  gift cards to your favorite stores for your help!  As you know, we would love help with our monthly content finding athletes, academic achievers, pets, kids corner for SW Hills Living.  If you like Instagram, we also post weekly pics showcasing our SW Hills residents.

Here’s a sample of the magazine: https://pubmanager.n2pub.com/share/or/CcqwlPf3

If interested contact Kimberly Williams, Publisher, N2 Publishing: kimberly.williams@n2pub.com, 541-954-3163

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FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY
We have a new volunteer website!  Click on the link below to volunteer:
Link: http://volunteer.foodforlanecounty.org/user/login/?return=activation

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POSITIVE COMMUNITY KITCHEN (PCK)
1) PCK is in the market for some pen pals! One of the pre-covid pieces of PCK we can no longer live without is the heartfelt, handmade cards sent in our meal bags weekly. We are looking for friends in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade to send creations to the kitchen regularly & want to hear your creative ideas/collaborations for making this icing on the cake possible. (Note: it might be worth asking if they would consider cards from high school students).

2)Winter kitchen cohorts filling up!
 – Required Volunteer Orientation (virtual): ThursdayDecember 3rd 4PM-6PM.
– 12-week season runs December 7/8th-March 1/2nd.  *We will be “off” one week around the holidays.
– There are still about 36-40 volunteer shifts available each week for teens and adults. Each team is made up of 6 people and all shifts at this time are Mondays and Tuesdays for approximately 2-3hours between 10AM-6PM.

Here’s how to join: https://www.positivecommunitykitchen.org/volunteer-hours/
1. Fill out an interest card/volunteer contact form.
2. Select your top three shifts AND turn in your OR Food Card + waivers.
3. Attend an orientation.

KITCHEN ADDRESS:
The Barrow Incubator Kitchen
150 Shelton-McMurphey Blvd,ste 104
Eugene, OR 97401
(541) 249-4942

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FRIENDS OF HENDRICKS PARK
We’ve got some important stewardship activities planned for the months ahead.  As always, we prioritize staff and volunteer safety, so please review our attached COVID-19 Safety Protocols.  Our next event is just 9 days away on December 19, right in time for the winter solstice. RSVP’s are required and you can use this link to sign up. Volunteers will help plant ponderosa pine trees on the forest edge, just below Fairmount Blvd, in an effort to restore an open maintenance area into a denser forest canopy. Why Ponderosa Pine? Glad you asked – here’s one primer from OSU extension on their history and characteristics. Attend our event to learn a bit more about why we might be planting a few more in the years to come. Questions or comments about this? Please send ’em our way. Other volunteers on this date will help with invasive species removal nearby. Consider this your warning, blackberry and ivy.

We hope you’ll also save the date for our annual Hendricks Park MLK Day of Service volunteer event, held on January 16, the Saturday before MLK Day. This way you can attend all the other really important events on Monday the 18th, the national holiday. (Like another tree planting with POS Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Parkins (email her @ mparkins@eugene-or.gov to RSVP for that event)). At Hendricks Park on the 16th, we’ll plan to work on another round of ivy removal and continue our work to free the forest.

Finally, we totally get it if you’re not feeling up for attending even masked, physically-distanced small group events right now. But if you’re still itching to help, maybe you’ll consider adopting a small plot in the forest to keep ivy free. For more information, check out the article on page 3 of this newsletter from the Friends of Hendricks Park.  Then email me if you’re interested.

And a huge thanks to all the volunteers who showed up last Saturday to pull ivy in the forest. You did a super job and we hope we’ll see you again soon.

Attending next Saturday? A few reminders and details:
  • Meet at your chosen start time across from the Forest parking lot, at the rock restrooms. The nearest intersection is Fairmount Blvd and Floral Hill Dr.
  • We have gloves and tools to share with all you, but if you have your own to bring, even better. A pair of pruners and/or a weeding tool are appropriate.
  • Bring your own water and snacks and anything else you need to be comfortable for a 3 hour work party. 
And of course, don’t forget to sign up!  I hope to see you in the Forest soon.

Christina Bentrup (she/her) | 541.510.4636 (cell)
 Hendricks Park Volunteer Coordinator
City of Eugene Parks and Open Space
Find us on Facebook and Instagram @EUGparks

**Sign-Up Genius is free and you DO NOT have to sign up for an account. When you sign up there are two ‘submit’ buttons which is a little confusing. Click ‘Sign-up’ for the timeslot you want and at the bottom of the page, click ‘Submit and Sign up’. Good luck.

Flyers related to this posting:
Fall/Winter Service Parties
COVID 19 Volunteer Protocols

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ST. VINCENT de PAUL
Throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, St. Vincent de Paul’s Youth and Family Services Department has worked tirelessly to provided uninterrupted services to families navigating homelessness in Lane County.  We are currently in critical need of in-person volunteers!  Join our team of volunteers to provide critical academic support to younger students navigating remote learning while homeless.  Volunteers will work in-person with students and their families to ensure successful academic engagement throughout this unprecedented time.  No prior experience working with students necessary!

 St. Vincent de Paul is taking COVID-19 precautions very seriously; all staff/clients wear PPE onsite, extensive sanitization occurs regularly, daily health screens are conducted and exclusion protocols apply.

Volunteer shifts are available at both our day and overnight shelter locations; hours are flexible to meet your needs!  St. Vincent de Paul is able to offer volunteer training, hour verification and letters of recommendations upon request. We ask volunteers to commit to at least 2 hrs. per week for a 3-month time period in order to best serve families in our program.

Interested? Contact First Place Kids Program Director Ilana Jakubowski at ilana.jakubowski@svdp.us for more information!

Written by: Eugene International High School