Community Service/CAS

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!

IB CAS Info

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Click here for the CAS Hours Verification Form

IB CAS  (Creativity, Activity, Service)

From its beginning, Eugene IHS has made experiential learning a part of our identity. We are committed to Creativity, Activity, and Service (CAS) as an aspect of an international studies curriculum, for it is one more way students gain confidence and knowledge in a broader world than home and school.

The CAS experience as a whole should show evidence of the eight CAS learning outcomes:
* increased awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses
* undertaken new challenges
* planned and initiated activities
* worked collaboratively with others
* shown perseverance and commitment in activities
* engaged with issues of global importance
* considered the ethical implications associated with the activities
* developed new skills

CAS hours can start being earned towards the Eugene IHS CAS requirement after July 1st of the summer between sophomore and junior year.  All CAS hours will be recorded in an on-line portfolio system to track student progress towards CAS.  Students will be introduced to the online system at the end of sophomore year and/or the beginning of junior year and given their login information.

All students in Eugene IHS are expectied to fulfill the CAS requirments.

Creativity: Exploring or extending ideas related to an original or interpretive product or performance (IB Creativity, Activity, Service Guide, page 8). Creativity in CAS provides students with the opportunity to explore their own sense of original thinking and expression. Creativity will come from the student’s talents, interests, passions, emotional responses, and imagination; the form of expression is limitless. This may include visual and performing arts, digital design, writing, film, culinary arts, crafts and composition. Students are encouraged to engage in creative endeavors that move them beyond the familiar, broadening their scope from conventional to unconventional thinking (IB Creativity, Activity, Service Guide, page 18). In a student’s CAS program, creativity fosters an appreciation for the arts.

Activity: Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle. The aim of the ‘Activity’ strand is to promote lifelong healthy habits related to physical well-being. Pursuits may include individual and team sports, aerobic exercise, dance, outdoor recreation, fitness training, and any other form of physical exertion that purposefully contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Students are encouraged to participate at an appropriate level and on a regular basis to provide a genuine challenge and benefit (IB Creativity, Activity, Service Guide, page 19). In a student’s CAS program, activity focuses on the physical, and thus, mental, well being of the student.

Service: Collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need. The aim of the ‘Service’ strand is for students to understand their capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society. Through service, students develop and apply personal and social skills in real-life situations involving decision-making, problem-solving, initiative, responsibility, and accountability for their actions. Service is often seen as one of the most transforming elements of CAS by promoting students’ self-awareness, offering diverse occasions for interactions and experiences and opportunities for international-mindedness (IB Creativity, Activity, Service Guide, page 20). In a student’s CAS program, service is an unpaid and voluntary community contribution and focuses on an endeavor beyond a student’s current experience.

Students in Eugene IHS will complete CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) requirements and provide evidence for having met the eight learning outcomes.

Requirements include: complete 150 hours of CAS activities over the course junior and senior years: at least 50 hours of service, 25 hours of creativity and 25 hours of activity and a reasonable balance between the remaining 50 hours. Hours must be concurrent over two years – that is, they should be spread out over the course of both junior and senior years –  and should reflect an ongoing commitment to the principles of the CAS Learning Outcomes.

Immersion Students:

  • French Immersion students must complete a minimum of 50 of the 150 required CAS hours in a setting where the French language is primarily used.
  • Spanish Immersion students must complete a minimum of 50 of the 150 required CAS hours in a setting where the Spanish language is primarily used.

In addition to completing CAS hours students must participate in a student-initiated group project.
CAS Group Project Reflection Form
(Includes information on the group project)

Please note: CAS requirements will be adjusted for the 2020-2021 school year.
Students will get information in their seminar classes.

Click under the “Junior/Senior Seminar” tab for more specific information about CAS deadlines and see the CAS Handbook for more specific guidelines regarding CAS and the group project.