Community * Leadership * Reciprocity * Collaboration * Social Change * Appreciation

Civic Engagement Week is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates to be involved in a week of activities that represent several aspects of engagement. Some of the aspects represented in this year’s week of activities include: advocacy, education, and direct service! Civic Engagement is about demonstrating care for people, our communities, and the environment and place we share; it is working towards creating a better quality of life for all. We will also be working on spotlighting and celebrating the work of local community organizations and students who are actively working towards a more just, sustainable community.

Civic Engagement Week 2019 will be February 23-March 2, 2019!

Animal Action Day will be on Saturday, March 2, 2019!

The Center for Civic Engagement would like to thank all of the Civic Engagement Week 2018 volunteers!

A summary of the 2018 projects:

All week: celebration of the work of community organizations and students to improve our community via social media

Saturday, February 24th, 2018:

  • Mary Rivers Gleaners: Stacked 3 trucks worth of wood, delievered wood to community member, and picked up wood from Avery Park.

Monday, February 26th, 2018:

  • Craft N Care with Jackson Street Youth Services: Decorated 240 calendars to help guardians keep track of important dates, made 15 friendship bracelets for Jackson Street's annual fundraiser.

Tuesday, February 27th - Thursday, March 1st, 2018:

  • RecycleMania Craft N Care for Community Outreach: Crafted 32 recycled sunflowers.

Thursday, March 1st, 2018:

  • Student Law Discussion: Discussed many laws that affect students in areas such as housing and food insecurity.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018: Animal action day

  • Chintimini Wildlife Center: 8'x6' area of blackberry bush cleared, dusted and sanitized inside of the education center, weeded under 15' long steps, disposed 5 wheel barrows full of garbage.
  • Heartland Humane Society: Cleaned 3 bunny cages, 1 guinea pig, several cats, and provided social interaction with cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, and dogs.
  • Craft N Care with Heartland Humane Society: About 70+ no sew bow ties were crafted.
  • Minto Brown Dog Park: Around 4 yards of mulch were laid on trails and in ditches.
  • Safe Haven Humane Society: Cleaned floors, walls, cages/kennels, and windows of the entire shelter, as well as socialized dogs and cats.

Below is a look into the amazing work from Civic Engagement Week 2017!

Monday, February 20th:

  • Postcards for Politicians (with ASOSU) - sent letters to Oregon Legislature Senator Sara Gesler and Representative Dan Rayfield about issues that matter to OSU students such as higher education, tuition, funding public education, and more!

Wednesday, February 22nd:

  • Smoke-Free Campus: Cigarette Butt Clean-Up! - 14 volunteers walked around campus to pick up litter and cigarette butts to promote OSU's initiative of being a healthy campus environment! The project totaled 14 hours of volunteer service.
  • Recycled Craft 'n Care with Javacoustics (with OSUPC) - 13 volunteers joined the CCE and OSUPC's Javacoustics to make 19 paper flowers for Corvallis Public Library, to total 19.5 hours of volunteer service! 

Thursday, February 23rd:

  • Linn-Benton Food Share Packing Party (with Growing Food Security/SSI) - 12 volunteers joined the CCE and SSI's Growing Food Security initiative to pack 2 tons of beans into small bags and box packed cabbage for households in Linn-Benton County who benefit from the services of the Linn-Benton Food Share! The group also broke down cardboard boxes and freed up the front entrance of the warehouse to help operations run as smoothly as possible. The event totaled 18 hours of volunteer service!

Friday, February 24th:

  • Trans-Solidarity Workshop (with SOL) - The CCE partnered with the SOL LGBTQ+ Multicultural Support Network to host a workshop on effective trans bystander intervention!

Saturday, February 25th:

  • Animal Action Day of Service had 3 projects! There for 42 volunteers who totaled 123 hours of volunteer service!
    • Craft 'N Care for Heartland Humane Society - 21 volunteers decorated 44 dog bandanas and made 52 cat toys to help increase adoption at the humane society! The individual project totaled 42 hours of volunteer service.
    • Pre-Spring Cleaning for Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary - 12 volunteers cleaned 2 bird pens, 2 sheep pens, 1 cow pen, and 1 pig roaming area, picked up 8 eggs, cleaned the walkway, and gave lots of pets and loves to the farm animals! The individual project totaled 36 hours of volunteer service.
    • The Real Room for Dogs with Willamette Humane Society - 9 volunteers cleaned 3 vans, mulched 1 dog isolation area, washed and folded 10 loads of laundry, sorted dog food, and untangled leashes! The individual project totaled 45 hours of volunteer service.