FALL 2020 TEAMS

Registration instructions: Please read through each description for Fall 2020 Duck Corps teams below and fill out the registration form for the project you would like to get involved in. Once you sign up, you will receive more information about next steps. Please note the dates for the project you choose.

Sign up by Wednesday, September 30, 2020.


Student Sustainability Center Produce Drop (Public Health and Poverty Alleviation)

Tuesdays, 2:30–5:30 p.m.

This team will run every Tuesday from week 2–week 10 (October 6–December 1).

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. The SSC hosts a Produce Drop on campus every week for students experiencing food insecurity to get healthy food. This Duck Corps team will work the Produce Drop by helping students pick out produce and walking them through the process. Students may need to lift 20-30 pounds.

*Precautions are being taken to prioritize the health and safety of student volunteers and produce drop users. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times and 6-foot social distancing is required. We will also be providing other precautions as these are defined (gloves, etc.).

This Duck Corps team will take place on campus. Generally, Produce Drop has been held in the EMU Amphitheater, however its location for fall term is still being determined. Members will be updated as we finalize where on campus this will be held.

Register for Produce Drop


Student Food Pantry Wednesday Team (Public Health and Poverty Alleviation)

Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (does not include travel time)

This team will run every Wednesday from week 2–week 10 (October 7–December 2).

The Student Food Pantry opens its doors and provides free food to students who show their student ID on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The students are welcomed by a caring student volunteer (you!) and guided through the selection of food from our well-stocked shelves and coolers.

*Precautions are being taken to prioritize the health and safety of student volunteers and produce drop users. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times and 6-foot social distancing is required.

This Duck Corps team will take place at the Student Food Pantry just off campus. There will not be transportation provided for this project as it is right next to campus.

Register for Food Pantry (Wednesdays)


Student Food Pantry Thursday Team (Public Health and Poverty Alleviation)

Thursdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (does not include travel time)

This team will run every Thursday from week 2–week 10 (October 8–December 3).

The Student Food Pantry opens its doors and provides free food to students who show their student ID on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The students are welcomed by a caring student volunteer (you!) and guided through the selection of food from our well-stocked shelves and coolers.

*Precautions are being taken to prioritize the health and safety of student volunteers and produce drop users. Students will be required to wear a mask at all times and 6-foot social distancing is required.

This Duck Corps team will take place at the Student Food Pantry just off campus. There will not be transportation provided for this project as it is right next to campus.

Register for Food Pantry (Thursdays)


For the health and safety of our students and community members, Duck Corps teams are operating on a smaller scale for fall 2020. Please see below to see what other teams we have had in the past. We hope we’ll be able to serve our community organizations and partners at full capacity when it is safe to do so.

FOOD for Lane County Food Rescue Express (Public Health and Poverty Alleviation)

Established in 1984, FOOD for Lane County is a private, nonprofit food bank dedicated to alleviating hunger by creating access to food through a variety of programs. This Duck Corps team will serve at the Food Rescue Express where food is recovered from hospitals, schools and restaurants that has been prepared, but not served. The team will help to repackage this food into family-sized portions to be distributed to families in need.


Boys and Girls Club (Education)

The Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley works to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. This Duck Corps team will be working with young students tutoring and aiding in homework. 


Hearth and Table (Poverty Alleviation)

Service with Hearth and Table's weekly community kitchen and meal for students experiencing food insecurity would run from 6:00–8:00 p.m., and include setting tables, contributing warm and welcoming presence during the 6:30 p.m. meal, and assisting with packing leftovers in carry-away containers, cleaning dishes, and may also include other optional duties such as food photography, contributing toward a blog post, or assisting Chef Ryan in last-minute meal prep.


Parenting Now! (Education)

Parenting Now! works to provide the local and global community of parents and educators the tools and resources to create and sustain healthy, safe environments for children. This Duck Corps team will be working with a group of 2-year-olds. This team requires filling out a volunteer application in order for background checks to be completed. As this team starts during week 1, students will need to be mindful and active in getting this filled out.


Willamalane (Education)

The Willamalane Middle School Sports Program Volunteer is responsible in role modeling sportsmanship, responsibility, and self-confidence skills within various sports. Volunteers will be a leader, friend, and mentor in our youth programs. Volunteers are to communicate with staff, participants, and parents in a professional manner. Volunteers are expected to follow the particular processes and procedures specifically to their role.