GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY | MAY 11-21, 2022
OSU Days of Service is a celebration of our global Beaver community making positive changes. From May 11-21, 2022 alumni and friends of OSU will take the community spirit of Beaver Nation to the streets and online to make a difference.
Do you have a passion for environmental restoration and education? Food security and community health? Supporting underserved populations, youth or elder populations? Connect with Beavers who share your interests and commitment to addressing community
Volunteer with fellow Beavers!
Whether you're cleaning up your neighborhood, volunteering at a food bank or helping in your own special way, every single action of service counts. Join an existing service project in your area or digital project online. Group and digital projects will be added as details are confirmed.
Join a group project in person near you on the final day of the event, May 21. Additional projects will be posted in the near future:
Corvallis | Benton Habitat for Humanity (Fri., May 20)
Corvallis | Bruce Starker Arts Park & Natural Area
Corvallis | Heartland Humane Shelter & Care (FULL)
Corvallis | Letters for Corvallis Seniors
Corvallis | Organic Growers Club Student Farm
Corvallis| OSU 53rd Street Solar Array
Corvallis | Youth Coaches Clinic Presented by CPHHS (Sat., June 4) CANCELED
Tangent | Linn Benton Food Share (FULL)
Eugene | Watershed Wednesdays with McKenzie River Trust (May 11 and May 18)
Portland | Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial
Portland | Rosemary Anderson High School
Tualatin | Tualatin Elementary Sustainable Garden
Virtual and Independent Projects
Please let us know where you volunteered during May 11-21 by logging your service hours. Remember, everything counts! Here are some ideas to try or come up with your own!
- Send an inspiring message to a new grad with BEaver KIND
- Project Lemonade Virtual Giving
- Look for virtual volunteer projects that interest you with Points of Light, the world's largest nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change.
- Find the perfect volunteer opportunity through VolunteerMatch.org
- Volunteer with Mudbone Grown at the community farm in Portland, OR
- Volunteer with Meals on Wheels
- Volunteer with Your Local Food Bank
- Donate to OSU Students with Beaver Care
- Donate to Meals on Wheels
- Donate to Your Local Food Bank
- Sponsor a Shelter Pet
- Donate Blood with the American Red Cross
- Become a GLOBE Observer
- Become an Alumni Volunteer Recruiter (BeAVR)
- Become a CATALYST Mentor
- Advocate for OSU with Beaver Caucus
- Support LGBTQ young people as a Trevor Project volunteer
- Join OSU Connections and offer to share your expertise
Lead a project near you!
Do you want to start a service project in your community? It’s easy! Volunteer with an existing organization or help spread the word about a digital project that you are passionate about. The choices are endless and we are here to help with these
- How to become a site leader
- Tips and tricks for site leaders
- Volunteer site application form - digital projects
- Volunteer site application form - in-person projects
View photos from previous Days of Service projects.
Inspire through gratitude
Inspire others to volunteer in their communities by thanking your friends for joining you! Share your project online and use #OSUDaysofService.
Don't have time to give, but want to help grow the OSU network and support OSU students? We will put your money to work! Donate today to support OSUAA programs and student scholarships by making a gift.
Special thanks to everyone who participated in the 2020 Digital Days of Service event.
- View photos from various service projects around the country
- Watch the video of gratitude for everyone's efforts!
- And hear why President Emeritus Ed Ray participates in OSU Days of Service
I am always a firm believer in uplifting people in nursing homes and elder care, tulips are a great way to do that ...
Rachel Kelly, '16
It's an important way in which I can benefit at least three people who need blood.
Pam Powell, '86
It has to start somewhere, so why not start with me and my family spreading some cheer and cleaning up our neighborhood?
Marcia Torres-Ruiz, '01
Coming from a family who needed help in the past, I know all too well what it's like and how much it meant when someone helped us.
Suzanne Flores-Phillips, '05, '07
Hopefully the plant starts I grow and give away will encourage individuals to get outside and get some much-needed Vitamin D.
It's a need that we can help with that has made a huge difference for those who can't leave their homes.
Kelly Hower '04
Human connection is one of the deepest ways to show love and feed/received hope - to strangers and friends alike.
Helping students and the needs of those in my community are very important to me.
Lori Rush, '78