SPRING 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.

This team will begin serving Week 1 of spring term.

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

Transportation: Carpool

Location: Parenting Now!, Eugene, OR

Number of Volunteers: 3

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Boys and Girls Club Team: Thursdays, 2:30-5:30 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 hours.

Transportation: Bus

Location: Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley
, 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

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

Location: Student Food Pantry, 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, therefore 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

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.

Food for Lane County Youth Farm Team: Wednesdays, 2:00-5:00 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 the following for the spring season: seeding, transplanting, harvesting, preparing for our plant sales, preparing the fields for planting, and various other tasks.

*Includes transportation time. Service at site is for two 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

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

Number of Volunteers: 9

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