The CCE celebrates two days of service each term as well as a variety of smaller service events throughout the year. Fall days of service are Fall Into Service and Make a Difference Day, winter days are Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Animal Action Day, and spring days are Earth Day and Day of Caring. Read about these days below! Sign ups for service projects open two weeks before the day of service. To request accommodations related to disabilities for an event, please contact the CCE at or 541-737-3041.

Day of Caring Project Registration

Come to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park to help preserve and improve the park and natural area for the benefit of the entire community. Volunteers at this site will do general trail maintenance, pruning, and fixing up park benches.


Let’s Pull Together was started in the City of Bend and is making its way across the state. The May 18 events, taking place during Oregon’s Invasive Weed Awareness Week, are hosted by members of the Benton County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA). The mission of the Benton County CWMA is to coordinate community-based efforts against those invasive species that have the potential to cause ecological and economic harm in Benton County.

Come help us save some beautiful large oaks and other native shrubs from a 'green tsunami' of ivy and other invasive species. Join other volunteers to help begin restoration of several small natural areas within the Grand Oaks neighborhood. Our plan is to remove choking weedy ground cover, shrubs and saplings, and encourage recovery of native oak woodland plants



Seasonal Garden Work at Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE) that will support the production of fresh fruits and vegetables, which are donated to local hunger relief organizations though our Food For Families Program (FFF). Garden activities may include: bed preparation, transplanting, weeding, mulching, compost maintenance. We will start with a walking tour of SAGE and overview of the Corvallis Environmental Center education and community service programs, including the FFF program.


Create birthday bags that Jackson Street staff can give to youth on their birthdays. Create birthday celebratory crafts that express affirmation, kindness, and gratitude that can be consolidated in a bag and given to youth on their birthday.

Youth: Create birthday celebratory crafts that express affirmation, kindness, and gratitude that can be consolidated in a bag and given to youth on their birthday.


Assist ReStore staff in processing donations, updating displays, general cleaning, and other special projects.


Fall Into Service

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Start the year off right by engaging in your community! Join us to learn about and contribute to organizations that are doing great work to strengthen our local community while building connections with others at OSU. Bond, learn, serve!

Make a Difference Day

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Make a Difference Day is a nationally recognized day of service where thousands of people across the country work to improve their community. Join us in service on this great day!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Saturday, January 19, 2019

This day of service kicks off the OSU Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and is the largest of the CCE's days of service. Join us in honor of MLK and then check out all the other great celebration events and awards taking place the following week.

Animal Action Day

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Part of Civic Engagement Week, this day of service is all about supporting our animal friends! We hold service projects with local humane societies and other animal rescues. Get your pet therapy in with us in March.

Earth Day

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Celebrate our planet with us every spring through service! We hold a variety of environmentally-focused projects focusing on both conservation and restoration. We share our event data with SOLVE who report on the amazing Earth Day work completed across the state.

Day of Caring

Saturday, May 18, 2019

In partnership with the OSU Alumni Association's OSU Community Day of Service, we know that #BeaversGiveBack. Day of Caring was established by United Way in 1992 to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism.