**Welcome to the OES SERVICE-LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES page

    You can use the information on this site to find opportunities for yourself, to read about interesting projects of other OES students, or just to browse and learn what's going on in the world of Service-Learning. For information on the OES Service-Learning philosophy and requirements, click here 


    CLICK HERE for SUMMER 2014 OPPORTUNITIES for hours or Projects.


    CLICK HERE for projects and agencies that always welcome volunteers, YEAR-ROUND.


    And a few current opportunities are listed below... check regularly for updates:


    • SOLVE  EVENTS: 
      • Environmental work most Saturdays, all year:

        we have over 20 projects scheduled, through April! Jump in today at a planting event near you and help restore streams and water quality across the metro area and the state! Visit or calendar of events to sign-up at a project near you. 

        Or call (503)844-9571, ext 332. 


    • Kinship House (www.kinshiphouse.org) needs volunteers to support their mission to bring stability to children and families touched by foster care. Kinship House is keen on engaging youth to help them in their various events. Participating in these events gives young adults an opportunity to help their peers, who have faced difficult family situations in their young life, while developing various leadership, public speaking and grant writing skills. Students can earn off-campus hours for service learning, and find many ideas for service learning projects. Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/youthallianceforkinshiphouse/ to learn more about Kinship House and how you can get involved, or contact Harsha Uppili '14 or Nathan Williams '16. 
    • FRIENDS OF TREES: Plantings just about every weekend. Whether you like to dig, drive, cook or coordinate, we’ve got a role for you. It’s all about good people, good food and the good feeling of “I planted that!” Check the planting calendar and join usWe provide breakfast pastries, coffee and hot chocolate, gloves, tools and trained volunteer guidance.  Please arrive by 8:45am dressed appropriately for the weather and ready to have some fun!  Our plantings occur on Saturday mornings from 9:00am-1:00pm. For more info go to http://www.friendsoftrees.org/volunteering.



    Always remember to fill out a service learning reporting form!

     

    WHATEVER GREAT OPPORTUNITIES YOU FIND, DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR SUPERVISOR’S SIGNATURE!!!

    QUESTIONS? INSPIRATIONS? GREAT IDEAS? NEED HELP CONNECTING? Email me, schaufflerr@oes.edu for more. Use your power for good!

    Robin 


    SUMMER 
    OFF-CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES 2013: Some of these may be options for next summer, so feel free to read about them if you're just looking for future ideas: CLICK HERE.