Community Service/CAS

Service Opportunities

by Eugene International High School on

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

************************************************************************

EUGENE PARKS AND OPEN SPACE
Spring River Clean Up April 22-June 6: 
In honor of Earth Month, Willamette Riverkeeper is launching a new Spring For Your River Cleanup series with the City of Eugene and other partners throughout the basin, and we need your help!  Beginning on Earth Day and running through June 6th, small Covid-safe groups will be cleaning the riverbanks in Eugene, Springfield, and beyond – register for a community clean up near you! Visit willametteriverkeeper.org or email Michelle Emmons at michelle@willametteriverkeeper.org for more information.

Owen Rose Garden Work Party April 9 and April 23, 9:00-12:00pm: Share your passion for roses and gain hands on experience in year-round care of perennial shrubs!  Depending on the season, help us weed, prune and deadhead a variety of roses to keep Eugene’s iconic botanical garden looking beautiful.  Meet at the Gazebo wearing weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes. No experience necessary.
Volunteer program updates in response to COVID-19:
– RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Danielle Klinkebiel at dklinkebiel@eugene-or.gov
– Events will have enhanced hygiene protocols.
– We will not be providing drinks or snacks.

Alton Baker Work Party April 21, 9:00-12:00pm: Explore all that Alton Baker has to offer and play an active role in its stewardship.  Alton Baker Park is Eugene’s largest developed park and includes approximately 413 acres. With countless opportunities for environmental stewardship, our project will vary each month depending on the season and park needs.  Projects may include native plant care in the Sebring Rock Garden, tree mulching at the Hays Memorial Tree Garden, invasive weed removal along the Canoe Canal, and much more. Meet near the restrooms by the duck pond. No experience necessary.
Volunteer program updates in response to COVID-19:
– RSVPs are required. Please RSVP to Danielle Klinkebiel at dklinkebiel@eugene-or.gov
– Events will have enhanced hygiene protocols.
– We will not be providing drinks or snacks.

Learn more about COVID-19 safety protocols at https://www.eugene-or.gov/…/COVID-19-Volunteer-Protocols

************************************************************************

KIDSPORTS
We 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.

Please fill out our online Goggle form to let us know you are interested in volunteering, what you are interested in, and your availability:  https://forms.gle/UrCYxE7zqVFgw2216

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

************************************************************************

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

************************************************************************

FRIENDS OF HENDRICKS PARK
Welcome to Spring! It’s really here and along with it many ways to support the Hendricks Park Forest . Our volunteers have a huge impact in stewarding the native forest ecosystem through invasive species removal, habitat restoration, and more.  Or, just join us because you can’t wait to see your returning wildflower friends. If you haven’t gotten the opportunity to walk in the forest recently, here’s a few opportunities for you to choose from:

The inaugural Forest Keeper season is chugging along. Sign up here for any Saturday now through June to be a part of a small team wandering the forest in search of invasive species. You won’t have to search very hard. You’ll be sure to learn a lot about what changes as the season progresses as you remove common weeds like Herb Robert, nipplewort, blackberry, ivy and more from the interior of the forest. Try it out once or for several sessions – projects vary each week.

Or, Free the Forest as part of a larger group making a big effort on one day- sign up here for our next event on April 17th. Volunteers will remove invasive species along trails – reducing the weed pressure along these heavily traveled corridors.

The nitty gritty for all events!
>Meet at your scheduled start time across from the forest parking lot at the rock restrooms. The nearest intersection is Fairmount Blvd and Floral Hill Dr.
>Review the attached Safety Protocols for COVID-19 and only come if you are healthy and well. We all appreciate it.
>We have gloves and tools to share with all you, but if you have your own to bring, that’s 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.
>Prioritize self-care and take breaks as needed. We won’t take a group break due to COVID-19 precautions.

Christina Bentrup (she/her) | 541.510.4636 (cell)
Hendricks Park Volunteer Coordinator
City of Eugene Parks and Open Space
www.eugene-or.gov/parks
Friends of Hendricks Park

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:
Spring Service Parties
COVID 19 Volunteer Protocols

 ***********************************************************************

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

************************************************************************

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

************************************************************************

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

by Eugene International High School on

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.