National Volunteer Week
April 26th- May 3rd 2008
This week is about engaging individuals in service, inspiring a nation to join a movement for change.
Saturday, April 26th: 9am- 5pm “Kick Off”
Volunteers will meet at the John Pfaff Park in Independence, on the corner of Gun Club Rd. and Hoffman Rd., to build a playground. Volunteers for this project should be available for the entire time, as training will be given once, first thing in the morning. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water.
*(Due to limited parking spaces, please park at Ash Creek Intermediate School and walk 2 blocks to the park)
Sunday, April 27th: 9am- 2pm
Volunteers will meet at the John Pfaff Park in Independence, on the corner of Gun Club Rd. and Hoffman Rd., to spread bark for the newly built playground. Volunteers can show up at anytime throughout the day to help with this process. Lunch will not be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water.
Monday, April 28th- Tuesday, April 29th: 9am – 3pm
Volunteers will help tear down wallpaper, and then paint the kitchen at the Monmouth Senior Center. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for 1-2 hour shifts. Lunch will not be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water.
Saturday, May 3rd: 8am- Noon
Volunteers will meet at Gentle Woods Park, located on Monmouth St. and Marr Park to help plant several trees. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for 1-2 hour shifts. Lunch will not be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water.
For more information or to sign-up as a volunteer, please contact:
Tammy McCammon, Community Partner Liaison (503) 838-8716 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Service Learning & Career Development office realizes that, as a student, you have a lot on your plate. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t find the time to perform some community service! The SLCD office can help you find a short-term volunteer opportunity that fits into your busy schedule. Volunteering will help you to become more civically minded, engaged in the community, and help you better identify career goals. Tell us what your interests are and we’ll help match you with an appropriate community agency!
Some great examples of short-term volunteer opportunities are:
- Volunteering at a blood drive.
- Serving food at a local soup kitchen.
- Helping stock and organize a local food bank.
- Volunteering to register participants at a local race.
Long-Term Volunteer: If you’re looking for an ongoing volunteer opportunity, we can help! If you would like to volunteer and you have some extra time on your hands, becoming a long-term volunteer might be right for you. The Service Learning & Career Development office can help you find an appropriate community partner and a volunteer position that reflects your interests. Come to our office and find out what long-term volunteering can do for you!
A few examples of long-term volunteer projects include:
- Mentoring or tutoring a child.
- Teaching English to non-native speakers.
- Participating in an Alternative Break trip.
- Getting involved with a local, on-going project such as Relay for Life.
Service Events and on-going Volunteer Opportunities:
The Office of Service Learning & Career Development offers many opportunities for students and other WOU personnel to serve, including:
- Alternative Break Service trips
- National Days of Service (ie. National Make a Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Earth Day, etc)
- National Volunteer Week, April 26- May 3, 2008 (read more above)
- WOU Leader Corps
- WOU Service Learning Scholars Program
- WOU Student Volunteers
- Students in Service education award scholarship
SLCD also offers general volunteer consultations to anyone interested in volunteering in the local community on a long term or short term basis.