GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY | MAY 20, 2023
OSU Day of Service is a celebration of our global Beaver community making positive changes. On May 20, 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
Thank you for volunteering!
We had a great turn-out for our 15th annual OSU Day of Service. Volunteers in Oregon, Washington, California and across the ocean 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!
See where we gathered for the 2023 OSU Day of Service below. Did you volunteer elsewhere? Log your service hours here to help us reach our goal of 5,000 hours!
Too busy this year? Don't worry, we get it! Life can get crazy and sometimes you don't have time to give. Do you 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.
2023 Volunteer Project Sites - Thank you volunteers!
- Albany, OR: The Big Pick Up
- Bend, OSU-Cascades: OSU-Cascades Day of Campus Care
- Portland, OR: Arbor Lodge Park
- Portland, OR: MESA Day 2023
- Portland, OR: Mt. Tabor Park Weed Warriors.
- Tualatin, OR: Tualatin Elementary Sustainable Garden
- Salem, OR: Oregon 4-H Center
- Corvallis, OR: Bit by Bit Adaptive Riding
- Corvallis, OR: Bruce Starker Arts Park
- Corvallis, OR: OSU Student Farm - OSU Organic Growers Club.
- Corvallis, OR: OSU Campus Clean Up
- Corvallis, OR: Vineyard Mountain Neighborhood
- Florence/Reedsport, OR: Oregon Dunes Day Use Area
- Seattle, WA: Volunteering with One Seattle Day of Service
- Carmichael, CA: Effie Yeaw Nature Center
- San Jose, CA: Penitencia Creek Park
- Santa Cruz County, CA: Second Harvest Food Bank
- San Pedro, CA: Peck Park
- Kaneohe, Hawaii: Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden
- India | Bangalore - Plant a tree
- Korea | Plogging with International Students in Korea (June 3, 2023)
2023 Online Volunteer Project - You can still participate!
BEaver KIND - This Day of Service give the gift of kind words. Just two minutes of your valuable time is all it takes to support graduates as they venture into the "real world" by sharing an encouraging message, just 255 characters or less.
Did you volunteer elsewhere? Log your service hours here to help us reach our goal of 5,000 hours!
Lead a project near you in 2024!
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. We are looking for volunteers to help lead projects on May 18 in their community. The
choices are endless and we are here to help 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
Each year, we see volunteers from Oregon, Washington and California, but we would love to see Beavers take part this year from across the globe! Will you help us fill in the map? Alumni in Idaho, Texas, New York, Boston or Denver, let's get together for the Day of Service! Do you live somewhere else? Give us a call at 877-678-2837 and let's explore the possibilities!
View photos from previous Days of Service projects.
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