Getting involved in Duck Corps is truly a way to create lasting impact in the surrounding Eugene-Springfield community, while getting to know other like-minded Ducks. In small teams, you will participate in weekly, hands-on service projects that promote community building and reflective engagement at local community organizations that are making a positive impact.

Duck Corps teams fall into five categories: education, public health, sustainability, poverty alleviation, and human rights. Service opportunities are open to all majors and interests. Duck Corps members participate in orientation and begin service during the second week of each term. Service is ongoing weeks two through nine (during the week). We handle all logistics of service, including transportation.

Duck Corps Team Service Areas:

  • EDUCATION: Teams serve to increase access and reduce barriers to quality education.

  • PUBLIC HEALTH: Teams serve to ensure health and wellness of our community.

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Teams serve to promote sustainable systems in our local community.

  • POVERTY ALLEVIATION: Teams serve to meet immediate needs and address systemic issues of poverty.

  • HUMAN RIGHTS: Teams serve to promote basic human rights and civil liberties.

Interested in Joining Duck Corps in Fall 2019?

Here are the community partners we are planning on partnering with:

Public Health and Poverty Alleviation

Food for Lane County: GrassRoots Garden, Youth Farm and/or Food Rescue Express

Established in 1984, FOOD for Lane County (FFLC) is a private, nonprofit food bank dedicated to alleviating hunger by creating access to food through a variety of programs.

Student Food Pantry 

The pantry provides free supplemental food for students and their families who need this type of support.


Parenting Now!

Provide the local and global community of parents and educators the tools and resources to create and sustain healthy, safe environments for children.

Boys and Girls Club

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Human Rights

A Family for Every Child

A Family for Every Child is dedicated to finding loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child.


Student Sustainability Center

The Student Sustainability Center (SSC) is a collaborative space for student-led initiatives that foster equity, environmental vitality, and economic well-being in the present and future.

Walama Restoration Project

The Walama Restoration Project (WRP) is a community organized non-profit, founded in 2001, dedicated to environmental stewardship and biological diversity through education and habitat restoration.

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