We anticipate being able to return to in-person Duck Corps teams fall 2021 and will continue our partnerships and projects with many of the organizations below. Check back in September for fall registration.
Student Sustainability Center Produce Drop (Public Health and Poverty Alleviation)
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.
Student Food Pantry (Public Health and Poverty Alleviation)
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.
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.
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.
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.