Community Service/CAS

Service Opportunities

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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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Duck Trails Camp Junior Counselor program welcomes high school aged teens to participate in our inaugural Junior Counselor program!

This program offers an exciting opportunity to get meaningful volunteer experience and start professional development at a young age. Duck Trails Junior Counselors will learn about youth behavior management and safety techniques as they develop responsible and proactive supervision skills. The program incorporates leadership skills, team building activities, and communication skills while engaging in a fun, high-energy work experience with like-minded people.

Junior Counselors are required to attend one week of training (either June 26-30th or July 17-21st), which includes CPR and First Aid Certification, and volunteer one week alongside a full-time counselor in one of our various camp groups. After the initial training period, Junior Counselors are welcome to volunteer for additional weeks subsequently for mornings (8:45am-12:15pm) or full days (8:45am-4:15pm). Previous experience volunteering with youth is not required. Prior to registering, prospective Junior Counselors must submit an application. The application deadline has been extended to June 16th, so interested high schoolers are encouraged to apply now!

CONTACT: Trish Dorman, Associate Director of Business Operations, PE & Recreation Department, University of Oregon, 541-346-1057 or email trishd@uoregon.edu.

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Parenting Now! is looking for long term volunteers to assist with childcare during parent education classes.  This is a commitment of 3 hours one day or night a week for 10 weeks.  Classes will begin in late September to early October and will continue through part of December.

This is a great opportunity for volunteers who want to learn more about early childhood education.  We will have a class going on everyday in the fall, including weekends and evenings, which is great for those with high school or college schedules.
We will also have a Crecer group for Spanish speaking families in the fall and are looking for Spanish speaking high school students to assist with childcare for that class as well.
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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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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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

IB CAS and ManageBac Info

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IB CAS  (Creativity, Activity, Service) and ManageBac

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

All CAS hours will be recorded on Managebac, an on-line portfolio system to track student progress towards CAS.
Students will be introduced to ManageBac at the end of sophomore year and/or the beginning of junior year and given their login information.

Click here to go to the ManageBac login.

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 150 hours of CAS activities over the course junior and senior year: 100 hours of service, and a resonable balance between creativity and activity for the additional 50 hours. Hours must be concurrent over two 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)

See the CAS Handbook for more specific guidelines regarding CAS and the group project.