WINTER 2018 TEAMS

EDUCATION

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

Parenting Now!: Tuesdays, 5:15-8:45 p.m.*

Parenting Now! serves to provide the tools and resources to create and sustain healthy, safe environments for children through parenting education and support to families with young children. This team will be assisting in childcare for the Children's Program room, and engaging 3-year-olds with age appropriate activities. Service will include half hour of set up, two hours of childcare, and a half hour of clean up and debrief meeting with staff. A background check is required prior to service and will be provided.

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

Transportation: Car

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

Location: Parenting Now!, Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 3

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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

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

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

Number of Volunteers: 9

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HUMAN RIGHTS

Teams serve to promote basic human rights and civil liberties.

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

Eugene Mission is Eugene and 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

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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

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Student Food Pantry Team: Wednesdays, 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 and 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

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

St. Vincent de Paul 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. Service on site would include: preparation for upcoming programs, data entry, program clerical support, as well as some community correspondence. 

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

Transportation: Carpool

Meeting Time, Location: 9:40 a.m., campus

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

Number of Volunteers: 3

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St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County Atkinson Food Room Team: Fridays, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.*

St. Vincent de Paul is committed to providing comprehensive programs to alleviate poverty and help all individuals find a path out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. This Duck Corps team will assist in unloading and unpacking food deliveries, repackaging food into smaller portions, and handing out food to customers. Our food room is set up to replicate the grocery shopping experience as much a possible as a way to provide a more dignified experience that allows customers to take what they need and are familiar with, there for reducing the potential for food waste.

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

Requirements: some activities require lifting up to 40 pounds as well as sitting, bending, and standing for extended periods.

Transportation: Carpool

Meeting Time, Location: 11:00 a.m., campus

Location: 456 Hwy 99 Atkinson Food Room, Eugene, OR 97402

Number of Volunteers: 3

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SUSTAINABILITY

Teams serve to promote sustainable systems in our local community.

Walama Restoration: Tuesdays, 1:30–4:30 p.m.*

The Walama Restoration Project (WRP) is a community organized non-profit, dedicated to environmental stewardship and biological diversity through education and habitat restoration. This Duck Corps team will plant varying forb and grasses endemic to the Willamette Valley and assist in other site maintenance activities. Members will get to experience and learn about the natural areas while serving with WRP.

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

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

Transportation: Walking

Meeting Time, Location: 1:30 p.m., campus

Number of Volunteers: 5

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Food for Lane County Youth Farm Team: Wednesdays, 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. This team begins week 4 of winter term on January 31.

*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

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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

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PUBLIC HEALTH

Teams serve to ensure health and wellness of our community.

Lane Blood Works: Thursdays, 2:00–6:30 p.m.*

Lane Blood Works is a non-profit organizations that aims to save lives through research, innovation, education, and excellence in blood, medical, and laboratory services in partnership with the community. This Duck Corps team will help saves lives through the role of a Donor Monitor Volunteer at the blood donation center. Members will greet donors as they finish the donation process, provide them with needed refreshments, monitor them for adverse reactions, schedule them for their next appointment, and make them feel welcome. Additionally, members will assist in the center with donor intake as well as other tasks as needed.

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

Transportation: Bus

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

Location: 2211 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97405

Number of Volunteers: 3

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