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Saturday of Service - Week of Welcome 2018

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Saturday, Sep 22, 2018
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM PDT
EMU Amphitheatre Map Location

Start your college career out right by serving with us. Join your fellow new Ducks to discover service-learning and community service at the UO and in Eugene. Connect with other UO students as you serve alongside organizations contributing to the well-being of our communities. Select from several different projects around Eugene-Springfield.

The Holden Center will be collaborating with numerous campus and community partners, hosting several service projects around Eugene-Springfield.

Project sign-up will be first come, first served the morning of Saturday, Sept. 22. Additional details about the sign-up and schedule will be sent to registrants the week before the event.

Schedule:
Check-In & Refreshments: 9:30 A.M.
Kickoff: 10:00 A.M.
Depart to Projects: 10:30 A.M.
Projects Begin: 11:00 A.M.
Projects End: 2:00 P.M.
Conclusion & Lunch: 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Grassroots Garden FOOD for Lane County: Volunteers can expect to plant, harvest and possibly create new planting beds while volunteering. Annually volunteers at the GrassRoots Garden help harvest over 45,000 lbs. of amazing produce that is distributed through FOOD for Lane County partner programs to hungry families and individuals.

Grassroots Garden FOOD for Lane County 2: Volunteers will be helping to put together a structure for the garden site. Annually volunteers at the GrassRoots Garden help harvest over 45,000 lbs. of amazing produce that is distributed through FOOD for Lane County partner programs to hungry families and individuals.

Youth Farm FOOD for Lane County: Volunteers at the Youth Farm will be harvesting, creating new growing beds for winter crops and farm maintenance.

EWEB’s Child Development Center: Volunteers will be painting, cleaning up the Infant Room play yard so that kids can actually go outside once the hot weather breaks this fall, removing some broken toys and playground materials, and some general clean up and organization.

KITS: The KITS Program is a school readiness intervention program designed to provide a boost to children’s literacy, self-regulation, and social skills prior to kindergarten entry. Volunteers will help put together packets for the program- this project will include cutting and assembling different pieces of craft/learning projects given to children in the program.

Oregon Legal Aid: Volunteers will be pulling weeds, trimming branches, raking and sweeping. Outdoor cleanup.

Positive Community Kitchen: Students will help Positive Community Kitchen pursue its mission to inspire community wellness through food by assisting in garden operations for the UO fall day of Service. Activities could include but are not limited to: planting, watering, weeding, harvesting of vegetables; painting; building structures; creating garden beds; etc.

Eugene Outdoors: Do you want to help trees and improve water quality? We need your help to weed and mulch trees along the Roosevelt Channel between Danebo Ave and Terry Street in West Eugene. Over 10 years ago hundreds of trees were planted along this sub-channel of the Amazon Creek Basin to provide shade and interception. Sadly, the blackberries have grown right along with the trees!  Volunteers will work to cut back these blackberries and then mulch the trees to help them continue to grow and provide shade for this urban waterway.