January 16th

MLK Jr. Day of Service

Facilitated by: OSU Student Leadership and Involvement Center for Civic Engagement

Leadership Academy Pillar: ETHICAL

The OSU Center for Civic Engagement has organized numerous projects for the OSU community to come together on Saturday, January 16th, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

Members of the Leadership Academy are encouraged to participate.  Those who participate, complete one requirement of the ETHICAL pillar.  

Members who are interested need to:

  1. Sign up via the Center for Civic Engagement registration page: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/mlk (NOT the Academy Portal)
  2. Email Dr. Scott Paja at: scott.paja@oregonstate.edu indicating: the project you are registered for
  3. Upon verification of your participation following the project, you will receive access to complete a brief survey reflection via the Academy Portal as required for all Academy events
  4. You will receive a credit towards completion of the Academy visible on your account in the Academy Portal!

 

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is about joining forces to honor the life of Dr. King; we do this through furthering his dream for peace by working with our neighbors and communities to mutually benefit all involved. MLK Day is an opportunity to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. Individuals are inspired, strengthened, and moved to make positive change. The MLK Day of Service projects give people a chance to address societal problems and unite communities.

Dr. King once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

2016 projects available include the following. Please register here if you are an Oregon State student, staff, or faculty OR here if you have no Oregon State University email.

Stone Soup: Volunteers will be preparing and serving a free meal to those in need of a hot meal in our community. 12 volunteers are needed from 7:45am-12pm. This project is for ages 14 and older.  Guardian must be present for any youth participant.

Oregon Lebanon Veterans' Home: Volunteers will be participating supporting veterans in building basic wood models, chatting and socializing with the veterans, assisting with some landscaping/facility maintenance, and touring around the facility. 12 volunteers are needed from 8am to 12pm. This project is for ages 18 and older.

Produce for the People: Volunteers will be moving fallen leaves, digging garden paths, weeding, and other garden maintenance. 50 volunteers are needed from 8:15am-12pm.
This project is for all ages. Guardian must be present for any youth participant.

Corvallis Parks & Recreation: Volunteer activities include trail surfacing, invasive species removal, tree pruning, and clean-up projects. 50 volunteers are needed from 8:15am-12pm. This project is for ages 18 and older.

Habitat for Humanity Site Build: Volunteer activities include interior construction, may include painting, caulking, and installing cabinets. 10 volunteers are needed from 8:15am-3pm. This project is for ages 18 and older.

Heartland Humane Society: Volunteers will be participating in animal care including, but not limited to feeding, cleaning, and walking cats and dogs. 12 volunteers are needed from 8:45am-11:30am. This project is for ages 8 and older.  Guardian must be present for any youth participant.

Campus Clean-UpVolunteers will be picking up litter from the Oregon State campus including plastic, cans, cigarette butts, etc. with Student Health Services and Smoke-Free Campus. 15 volunteers are needed from 9:30am to 12pm. This project is for ages 18 and older.

Craft 'N Care for Meals on Wheels: Volunteers will be making up to 120 paper flowers collectively to create bouquets to decorate the tables where seniors served by Meals on Wheels eat. Volunteers are encouraged to bring glass jars or bottles that could be re-purposed as a vase with them to the project. 50 volunteers are needed from 9:15am-11:30am. This project is for all Ages.  Guardian must be present for any youth participant.

Lincoln Elementary School Garden/Linus Pauling Institute Healthy Youth Program: Volunteers will provide winter garden maintenance for the Lincoln Garden at Lincoln Elementary School. The Lincoln Garden is an outdoor learning space for students during the school day, in addition to a production garden, growing food for youth and family programs and to be donated to local organizations that serve families in our community. Volunteers will be part of the larger effort to increase the access and availability of fresh, healthy food for all. 12 volunteers are needed from 9:15am-12pm. This project is for ages 10 and older.  Guardian must be present for any youth participant.

SAGE Garden: Volunteers will help with winter garden maintenance. Tasks will depend upon the weather, but will include cardboard-wood chip mulching, leave-mulching, weeding, weaving of the willow fence, infrastructure repair projects, painting, plant relocation, etc. 40 volunteers are needed from 9:15am-12pm. This project is for ages 10 and older.  Guardian must be present for any youth participant.

Linn Benton Food Share: Volunteers will repackage bulk food for distribution to some of the 74 member agencies (shelters, care centers, food banks, etc.) to bring food to those who need it most in Linn and Benton Counties. 36 volunteers are needed from 9:15am-12pm. This project is for all ages.  Guardian must be present for any youth participant.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Volunteers will be organizing and processing donated materials for sale at the Habitat ReStore. 10 volunteers are needed from 9:15am to 2pm. This project is for ages 16 and older.  Guardian must be present for any youth participant.

Accessibility accommodations contact: Center for Civic Engagement, CCE@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3041.

THANK YOU 2015 MLK VOLUNTEERS!