FALL 2017 TEAMS

EDUCATION

Teams serve to increase access and reduce barriers to quality education.

Boys and Girls Club Team: Wednesdays, 2:00-5:30 p.m.*

Boys and Girls Club is a nationwide organization that offers after-school programs to youth ages 6 through 18. On average, the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley serves 190 youth each day in ways that help build character, leadership, creativity, and cultural awareness. This team will work together to implement national programs from BGCA, as well as participate in tutoring and mentorship. A background check is required and will be provided to participate on this team.

*Includes transportation time. Service at site is for two and a half hours.

Transportation: Bus or carpool

Meeting Time/Location: 2:00 p.m., campus

Location: Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley
, Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 9


HUMAN RIGHTS

Teams serve to promote basic human rights and civil liberties.

Eugene Mission Team: Tuesdays, Noon-3:00 p.m.*

Eugene Mission is Eugene/Springfield’s only full-service wellness center for the homeless, providing its guests with a path off the streets, both for the short term and long term. This team will be sorting the generous community donations that come in through their Donation Warehouse. Tasks may include: sorting and sizing clothing, restocking their free clothing rooms, organizing hygiene products for use in the mission, and putting together "move out" kits for guests who are moving into long-term housing.

*Includes transportation time. Service at site is for two hours.

Transportation: Bus

Meeting Time/Location: Noon, campus

Location: Eugene Mission, Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 9


POVERTY ALLEVIATION

Teams serve to meet the immediate needs and address the systemic issues of poverty.

Food for Lane County Food Rescue Express Team: Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.*

The Food for Lane County Food Rescue Express Program recovers food from hospitals, schools, and restaurants that has been prepared, but not served. The team will assist in packaging the "rescued" food that is made available to nearly 150 food pantries, shelters, and agencies in Lane County, where families and individuals can go to these organizations to receive food at no charge.

*Includes transportation time. Service at site is for two hours.

Transportation: Carpool

Meeting Time/Location: 5:30 p.m., campus

Location: Food for Lane County, Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 9


Student Food Pantry Team: Wednesday, 3:30-6:15 p.m.

The Student Food Pantry seeks to address the growing need among college students who experience limited or uncertain access to adequate and/or quality food, by providing free quality food on a weekly basis to University of Oregon students as well as any college student in the Eugene/Springfield area. This team will be assisting at one of the open pantry times, extending a warm welcome to shoppers as they lead them through the food selection process.

Transportation: Walking

Meeting Time/Location: 3:30 p.m., campus

Location: Student Food Pantry, Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 3


St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County Team: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.*

St. Vincent de Paul’s assists the poor and those in need of consolation, seeking out and utilizing every resource. Being mindful of the sanctity and dignity of all, we know that any charitable work that advances those goals is within the mission of St. Vincent de Paul. This Duck Corps team will assist with the community based programs, some of which include the school supply drive, holiday food drive, holiday joy program, Egan Warming Centers and more. Service on site would include; preparation for supply drives/programs, providing data entry, some program clerical support, as well as some community correspondence. At the end of the program, volunteers would work with the St. Vincent de Paul team to help distribute supplies/food/gifts to those in need.

*Includes transportation time. Service at site is for two and a half hours.

Transportation: Carpool

Meeting Time/Location: 9:30 a.m., campus

Location: St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 3


SUSTAINABILITY

Teams serve to promote sustainable systems in our local community.

Food for Lane County Youth Farm Team: Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-1:45 p.m.*

The Food for Land County Youth Farm is a five-acre urban and educational farm that provides work experience for local youth. This team will assist in all aspects of small-scale organic agriculture, including: harvesting, planting, weed control, orchard maintenance, soil preparation, composting, and infrastructure maintenance. Team experiences will vary depending on crop cycles, market outlets, and weather.

*Includes transportation time. Service at site is for two and a half hours.

Requirements: Ability to lift 50 pounds, ability to work outside in variable weather conditions, and ability to bend over, crouch, and work with hand tools.

Transportation: EmX Bus

Meeting Time/Location: 10:00 a.m., campus

Location: Food for Lane County Youth Farm, Springfield, OR

Number of Volunteers: 9


Eugene Outdoors Team: Thursdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.*

Eugene Outdoors supports the residents and visitors of the area in their love of the outdoors, more specifically the over 4,000 acres of parks and open space, by building connections, support for park land, and stronger neighborhoods through layered and enriching volunteer experiences. This team will join the volunteer stewardship of these unique resources through habitat management, invasive species control, trail maintenance, tree planting, weeding, painting, mulching, and debris removal.

*Includes transportation time. Service at site is for two hours.

Requirements: Ability to walk on uneven terrain, lift up to 25 lbs, stand for at least 2 hours, bend, stoop, squat, etc.

Transportation: Carpool

Meeting Time/Location: 12:30 p.m., campus

Location: Eugene Parks and Open Spaces

Number of Volunteers: 9


Friends of Buford Park Team: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.*

Friends of Buford Park serves to protect and enhance native ecosystems and compatible recreation in the Mount Pisgah area. The native plant nursery is our hub of operations and volunteers are needed to help us propagate, nurture, and collect seed from over 100 species of native plants used in our restoration projects. Work tasks vary depending on the season and may include sowing seed, transplanting, weeding beds, hoeing and maintaining paths, harvesting and processing seed, irrigation, and other nursery maintenance tasks.

*Includes transportation time. Service at site is for two hours.

Requirements: Work is typically outdoors and physical in nature. Work may involve kneeling, squatting, or standing, and use of landscape and gardening hand tools.

Transportation: Carpool

Meeting Time/Location: 9:30 a.m., Campus

Location: 34639 Frank Parrish Rd Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 9