SPRING 2017 TEAMS

Spring term registration is now closed. Registration for Fall 2017 Duck Corps Teams will be posted in mid-September.

EDUCATION

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

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

Boys & 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.

Team Lead: Makaela Press

Transportation: Bus or carpool

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

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

Number of Volunteers: 9

 

SAIL/Aspire Mentoring Team at Thurston High School: Tuesdays, 9:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.*

SAIL/ASPIRE is the University of Oregon's largest college pipeline outreach program designed to assist low-income, first-generation middle and high school students with getting ready for college. This team will mentor students at Thurston High School and participate in college preparatory activities and academic tutoring. A background check is required and will be provided to participate on this team.

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

Team Lead: Sam McGee

Transportation: Carpool

Meeting Time/Location: 9:10 a.m., campus

Location: Thurston High School, Springfield, OR

Number of Volunteers: 5

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

Teams serve to promote basic human rights and civil liberties.

Eugene Mission Team: Tuesdays, Noon-3:00pm*

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.

Team Lead: Leah Lilja

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.

Bags of Love Team: Mondays, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.*

The sole purpose of Bags of Love is to provide necessities and comfort items to children who are in crisis due to neglect, abuse, poverty, or homelessness. Through their unique distribution model, they address the immediate needs of these children, and help support the community agencies caring for them. The team will assist in sorting donations, cutting fabrics, putting together care packages, and sewing blankets (if experienced).

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

Team Lead: Tyler Robinette

Transportation: Carpool

Meeting Time/Location: 5:00 p.m., campus

Location: Bags of Love, Eugene, OR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Number of Volunteers: 5

 

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

Team Lead: Hayden Kaiser

Transportation: Carpool

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

Location: Food for Lane County, Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 9

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Teams serve to promote sustainable systems in our local community.

Friends of Trees Team: Fridays, 1:10 p.m.-3:45 p.m.*

Friends of Trees inspires community stewardship of our urban forest by bringing people together to plant and care for urban trees and natural areas. This team will assist with pruning, watering, mulching, and/or planting trees within the West University neighborhood and beyond. Team experiences will vary depending on crop cycles, market outlets, and weather.

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

Requirements: Ability to lift heavy objects (small trees, mulch, water buckets, or wheelbarrow), ability to work outside in variable weather conditions (sturdy, close-toed shoes, layers of clothing, and rain gear), and ability to bend over, crouch, and work with hand tools.

Team Lead: Daniel Van Cleave

Transportation: Bus and carpool

Meeting Time/Location: 1:15 p.m., campus

Location: Friends of Trees Office, Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 5

 

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.

Team Lead: Jayd Hill

Transportation: EmX Bus

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

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

Number of Volunteers: 9