MAY 2024 

Beavers are quick to roll up their sleeves when it comes to solving problems, even when it involves working outside their comfort zone. Each year in May for OSU Days of Service, alumni, students and friends use this shared community spirit and join together to make positive change. 

To find opportunities to help, you may not need to look beyond your neighborhood. Food insecurity, hunger, environmental restoration, health and education are examples of needs that have inspired past service projects.  

Join us!

Ready to register and join others just like you to make a difference in your community? Join us at these sites:

  • May 4: California | Los Angeles Peck Park cleanup. Register.
  • May 8: Idaho | Idaho Food Bank. Register.
  • May 11: California | Sacramento Adventure Playground. Register.
  • May 11: Washington | Kenmore, Mary's Place Northshore Grounds Keeping. Register.
  • May 11: Washington | Tacoma Rescue Mission.  This service site is full.
  • May 17: Arizona | Surprise, St. Mary's Food Bank. Register.
  • May 18: California| Aptos, Rio Del Mar Beach Cleanup. Register.
  • May 25: California | San Diego, Torrey Pines State Beach Park (New location! Previously it was South Ponto State Beach Cleanup. Register.

Oregon Projects:

  • May 5: Corvallis | Organic Growers Club Sunday Skool at the Farm. Register.
  • May 11: Florence area | Oregon Sand Dunes Day Use Area. Register.
  • May 18: Corvallis| Corvallis Bruce Starker Arts Park. Register
  • May 18: Philomath | Greenbelt Land Trust. Register.
  • May 18: Salem | Forest History Center. Register.
  • May 18: Portland | Portland Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial in Washington Park. Register
  • May 18: Tualatin | Tualatin Elementary Sustainable Garden. Register
  • May 19: Corvallis | Organic Growers Club Sunday Skool at the Farm. Register.
  • May 20: Bend | OSU-Cascades Campus. Register.

Individual projects

Did you volunteer elsewhere in May? Let us know by completing this form.


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Plan a service opportunity near you!

Will you help us fill in the map by leading a service project in your community in May? We’re especially looking for new and returning volunteer leaders from areas such as Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Texas, New York, Boston, Denver — and everywhere else — to take part, grow Beaver Nation’s impact and supplement our strong West Coast presence! 

It’s easy to get started. Choose an organization or cause that you are passionate about. Then, OSUAA can help you with these resources. 

Do you have a project in mind?
 Complete the form below and we will build a registration page for your project so others can join you!

Looking for tips and tricks to help you get started? Give us a call at 877-678-2837 or check out these great resources: 


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Thank you for volunteering! 

We had a great turnout for our 15th annual OSU Day of Service. Volunteers in Oregon, Washington and California, and across oceans, from Hawaii to India and Korea, came together to volunteer in their communities. Alumni and friends packed food boxes for those in need, cleaned up parks and neighborhoods, helped with city recycling events, worked in gardens and more! Inspire others to volunteer in their communities by thanking your friends for joining you. Share photos of your project online and use #OSUDayofService. Thank you for spending the day with us in your community!