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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
Very Little Theater needs student volunteers at the theater to work in the box office, ushering and backstage.
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.
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).
RSVP: Barbara Myrick, email@example.com. Fee: $30 (includes two matinee performances).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
To sign up sign the volunteer application found on the link on the upper right side of the website: http://occupy-medical.org/
CONTACT: Aaron Haack, Director of Operations, Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley, Phone: 541-345-9939, Fax: 541-345-2915, www.bgcev.net
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
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.
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, email@example.com
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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