YOUR CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ANYWHERE | 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 on 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.
Will you help us fill in the map by leading a service project in your community? We’re especially looking for new and returning volunteer leaders from areas such as 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:
- How to become a site leader
- Tips and tricks for site leaders
- Volunteer site application form - in-person projects
- Volunteer site application form - digital projects
Connect with Beavers who share your interests and commitment. Give us a call at 877-678-2837, and let's explore the possibilities!
If you’re short on time, we will put your money to work by helping to grow the OSU network and support OSU students! Support OSUAA programs and student scholarships by making a gift.
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!
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