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Category Name Contact Address Phone Email Web Address Notes
Animals Cascade Raptor Center   32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene 97405 541-485-1320 info@eraptors.org www.eraptors.org No volunteers under 18
Animals Greenhill Humane Society 88530 Green Hill Road Eugene, OR 97402 541-689-1503 x114 volunteer@green-hill.org www.green-hill.org
Animals S.A.R.A. Shelter Animal Rescue 88530 Green Hill Road Eugene, OR 97402 541-607-8892 www.sarastreasures.org 5 hours/week; min. 3 months commitment; Volunteer button on website for application and info.
Arts ACE Actors Cabaret Theatre 996 Willamete St. Eugene, OR 97401 541-683-4368 cabaret1@aol.com www.actorscabaret.org
Arts Eugene Public Library Laura Phillips 100 W. 10th Ave. 97401 541-682-6617 www.eugene-or.gov
Arts Lane County Historical Museum 740 W. 13th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402 541-682-4242 volunteers@lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org www.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org
Arts MECCA (Materials Exchange for Center for Community Arts) 499 Willamette St. Eugene, OR 541-302-1810 julia@materials-exchange.org http://www.materials-exchange.org/ Volunteer application on website
Arts Oregon Contemporary Theatre 194 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401 541-684-6988 www.octheatre.org
Arts Rose Children’s Theater 1574 Coburg Rd #257 Eugene, OR 97401 458-215-0220 rct@therct.com www.therct.com
Arts UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 1430 Johnson Ln. Eugene, OR 97403 541-346-3027 www.jsma.uoregon.edu
Arts UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History Valerie Kendall 1680 E. 15th Ave. Eugene, OR 97403 541-346-1717 www.natural-history.uoregon.edu
Arts Upstart Crow 855 West First Ave. Eugene, OR 97402 541-688-8260 info@upstartcrowstudios.org www.upstartcrowstudios.org
Arts West African Cultral Arts Institute 291 W 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 541-232-5471 http://www.westafricanculturalarts.org/volunteer Volunteer information on website
Arts Maude Kerns Art Center 1910 E. 15th Ave. Eugene, OR 97403 541-345-1571 www.mkartcenter.org Volunteer application on website
Childcare Early Childhood Cares Janine 299 East 18th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401 541-346-2578 www.earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu Special ed. For ages birth-5. ! Term commitment requires; supporting/interacting with kids with special needs in daycare and preschool
Childcare Edison Elementary Garden Club Patricia 1328 E 22nd Ave, Eugene, OR 97403 541-686-6117 donohue@4j.lane.edu Mondays 11:30-12:30. Fun activities in the garden with students–tours, planting, music, reading, clay, etc.
Childcare Kind Tree Productions Eileen Brixey 2096 1/2 Arthur St Eugene OR 97405 541-343-8907 volunteer@kindtree.org www.kindtree.org Serving people with autism through art, recreation, and community
Childcare Parenting Now 2096 1/2 Arthur St Eugene OR 97405 541-484-5316 www.parentingnow.org Volunteer information on website
Childcare Pearl Buck Preschool Emily 3690 W 1st Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97402 541-484-4666 www.pearlbuckcenter.com Serving families with special needs
Childcare Safety Town Debbie Janecek 885 Summer St. NE, Salem OR, 97301 debbie.k.janecek@ci.eugene.or.us http://www.eugene-or.gov/956/Police-Events-and-Camps Two week camp for pre-K kids on safety awareness; sponsored by Eugene Police Dept.
Childcare The Science Factory 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401 541-682-7888 volunteers@sciencefactory.org www.sciencefactory.org
Childcare Whole Earth Nature School Anna Bradley PO Box 5223, Eugene, OR 97405 541-937-KIDS www.wholeearthnatureschool.com
Civil Rights ARC of Lane County Christy Wells PO Box 5223, Eugene, OR 97405 541-343-5256 www.arclane.org Recreational activities for people with intellectual disabilities
Civil Rights Basic Rights Oregon 120 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401 541-595-8230 www.basicrights.org Volunteer button on website
Civil Rights West Eugene Teen Court Carly Brynelson 2700 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405 541-682-6376 www.eugene-or.gov peer hearings
Education Early Childhood Cares Janine 299 East 18th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401 541-346-2578 www.earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu Special ed. For ages birth-5. ! Term commitment requires; supporting/interacting with kids with special needs in daycare and preschool
Education Edison Elementary Garden Club Patricia 1328 E 22nd Ave, Eugene, OR 97403 541-686-6117 donohue@4j.lane.edu Mondays 11:30-12:30. Fun activities in the garden with students–tours, planting, music, reading, clay, etc.
Education Global Perspectives for Youth Admin P.O. Box 3352 Eugene, OR 97403-035 541-870-8300 admin@gpyinternational.org http://gpyinternational.org/jobs.html
Education Kind Tree Productions Eileen Brixey 2096 1/2 Arthur St Eugene OR 97405 541-343-8907 volunteer@kindtree.org www.kindtree.org Serving people with autism through art, recreation, and community
Education Parenting Now 2096 1/2 Arthur St Eugene OR 97405 541-484-5316 www.parentingnow.org Volunteer information on website
Education Pearl Buck Preschool Emily 3690 W 1st Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97402 541-484-4666 www.pearlbuckcenter.com Serving families with special needs
Education Safety Town Debbie Janecek 885 Summer St. NE, Salem OR, 97301 debbie.k.janecek@ci.eugene.or.us http://www.eugene-or.gov/956/Police-Events-and-Camps Two week camp for pre-K kids on safety awareness; sponsored by Eugene Police Dept.
Education School Garden Project of Lane County 454 Willamette Street 97401 541-284-1001 http://www.schoolgardenproject.org/volunteer/ Volunteer application on website
Education Skipping Stones Arun Toke 166 W 12th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 541- 342-4956 editor@SkippingStones.org http://skippingstones.org/
Education The Science Factory 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401 · 541-682-7888 volunteers@sciencefactory.org www.sciencefactory.org
Education Whole Earth Nature School Anna Bradley PO Box 5223, Eugene, OR 97405 541-937-KIDS www.wholeearthnatureschool.com
Elder Care Emerald Valley Assisted Living 4550 W Amazon Dr, Eugene, OR 97405 541-345-9668 http://www.emeraldvalleyseniorliving.com/
Elder Care Holly Residential Nursing Home Cody 1075 Irvington Dr, Eugene, OR 97404 541-607-8587
Environmental Issues BRING Recyclig 4446 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene 97403 541-746-3023 x307 www.bringrecycling.org 7 days a week. Come to Franklin Blvd. site with community service paperwork in hand to discuss volunteering.
Environmental Issues Cascadia Wildlands 1247 Willamette St. Eugene, OR 97401 541-434-1463 kaley@cascwild.org https://www.cascwild.org/ Environmental protection and education
Environmental Issues City of Eugene Parks Carrie Karl 1820 Roosevelt Blvd. Eugene, OR 97401 541-682-4850 www.eugene-or.gov/parks
Environmental Issues Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide 1877 Gardem Ave. Eugene, OR 97403 541-687-8454 elawus@elaw.org www.elaw.org Committed to helping commuities protect the environment.
Environmental Issues Friends of Buford and Mt. Pisgah Sarah Mazze 34639 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR 541-344-8350 www.bufordpark.org
Environmental Issues GMO Free Oregon info@gmofreeoregon.org www.gmofreeoregon.org
Environmental Issues Long Tom Watershed Rob Hoshaw 751 S Danebo, Eugene, OR 97402 541-338-7060 www.longtom.org Committed to clean water and healthy habitats in the Long Tom River
Environmental Issues Mt. Pisgah/Friends of Buford Park Sarah Mazze 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene 97405 541-344-8350 volunteer@bufordpark.org http://www.bufordpark.org/
Environmental Issues Nearby Nature 622 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401 541-687-9699 www.nearbynature.org
Environmental Issues Next Step Recycling Dane Spudic 2101 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 541-686-2366 x119 www.nextsteprecycling.org
Environmental Issues The Nature Conservancy Molly Morison 87200 Rathbone Rd Eugene OR 97402 541-770-7933 x2 sworegon@tnc.org www.nature.org
Food Food for Lane County 770 Bailey Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97402 541-343-2822 volunteer@foodforlanecounty.org www.foodforlanecounty.org Youth Farm; Grassroots Garden
Food Lane County Farmers Market 120 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401 541-431-4923 info@lanecountyfarmersmarket.org www.lanecountyfarmersmarket.org
Food Positive Community Kitchen PO Box 11513 Eugene, OR 97440 541-249-4942 tria@positivecommunitykitchen.org www.positivecommunitykitchen.org Volunteer information on website
Food Spencer Creek Community Grower’s Market Genie Harden 86013 Lorane Hwy. 97405 541-341-1709 http://spencercreekmarket.org/
Health American Cancer Society 2350 Oakmont Way, Eugene, OR 97401 800-227-2345 www.cancer.org
Health American Red Cross (AMR) Whitney 862 Bethel Dr, Eugene, OR 97402 541-344-5244 www.redcross.org
Health American Red Cross First Aid Service Team (F.A.S.T.) Andrew 862 Bethel Dr, Eugene, OR 97402 541-344-5244 andrew.swift@redcross.org http://fastopcredcross.webs.com/
Health Courageous Kids 677 E. 12th Avenue, N-180, Eugene 97401 541-242-8693 www.courageouskidsoregon.org Grief support proptram for youth sponsored by Peace Health
Health Festival of Trees 2650 Suzanne Way, #200, Eugene 97408 541-228-3007 kmcneal@cascadehealth.org http://cascadehealth.org/foundation/festival-of-trees/festival-of-trees-overview/ Holiday fundraiser held at Valley River Inn during week of Thanksgiving
Health Mackenzie-Willamette Hospital 1460 G St, Springfield, OR 97477 541-726-4400 www.mckweb.com
Health Planned Parenthood 3579 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403 510-899-7099 www.plannedparenthood.org
Health Sacred Heart Medical Center (River Bend or University District) Jill Day 1255 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97401 541-222-2200 www.peacehealth.org Waiting list (2-6 months) to volunteer
Health White Bird Clinic 341 E 12th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 541-342-8255 www.whitebirdclinic.org New vol training on Wed from 6-9 for 8 weeks
Recreational Services Boys and Girls Club Aaron Haack 1545 W 22nd Ave, Eugene, OR 97405 541-345-9939 ahaack@bgcev.net www.bgcev.net
Recreational Services Eugene Recreational Services Melinda Vega 100 W 10th Ave Ste 321, Eugene 97401 541-682-6320 www.eugene-or.gov/REC
Recreational Services Kidsports 2190 Polk St, Eugene, OR 97405 541-683-2374 info@kidsports.org www.kidsports.org
Recreational Services Mt. Pisgah/Friends of Buford Park Sarah Mazze 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene 97405 541-344-8350 volunteer@bufordpark.org http://www.bufordpark.org/
Recreational Services Special Olympics PO Box 35, Springfield, OR 97477 541-431-3245 volunteer@soor.org www.soor.org
Recreational Services Tamarack Wellness Center Ally, Program Manager 3575 Donald St Ste 300, Eugene 97405 541-686-9290 www.tamarackwellness.com Cleaning, organizing, filing
Recreational Services Team Eugene Aquatics 541-342-4414 www.teamoregon.org
Recreational Services Track Town USA Admin 2350 Oakmont Way Ste 201, Eugene 97401 volunteers@gotracktownusa.com http://gotracktownusa.com/volunteers/
Recreational Services Willamalane Climbing Club Kim 250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR 97478 541-736-4520 kiml@willamalane.org www.willamalane.org M & Th 4-6pm needed
Recreational Services Willamalane Park & Recreation District 250 S. 32nd St., Springfield, OR 97478 541-736-4544 http://willamalane.org/support-us/volunteer/ Vol opportunities include climbing wall helpers, adult & youth programs & park events
Recreational Services YMCA 2055 Patterson St, Eugene, OR 97405 541-686-9622 http://www.ymca.net/volunteer/ Volunteers needed in the summer
Social Services 90by30 Gypsy Prince 1244 Walnut Street, Eugene 97403 541-346-7484 gypsyp@uoregon.edu www.90by30.uoregon.edu Child abuse prevention program at the U of O
Social Services A Family for Every Child Kelly Smith 1675 West 11th Avenue, Eugene 97402 541-343-2856 info@afamilyforeverychild.org http://www.afamilyforeverychild.org/ Annual event, seasonal, possible senior project
Social Services Bags of Love Melissa Finch 710 Commercial St, Eugene, OR 97402 541-357-4957 www.bagsofloveinc.org
Social Services Center for Dialogue and Resolution Carlina Alvarado 93 Van Buren Street, Eugene, OR 97402 541-3445366 cara@lanecdr.org http://www.mediate.com/CMS/pg5.cfm
Social Services Centro Latino Americano Trevor Whitbread 944 W 5th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 541-687-2667 twhitbread@centrolatinoamericano.org http://centrolatinoamericano.org/get-involved/volunteers-and-interns/
Social Services Eugene Police Department Carrie Chouinard 300 Country Club Road 97401 541-682-5355 carrie.f.chouinard@ci.eugene.or.us www.eugene-or.gov/policevolunteers See website or file crate in career center
Social Services First Place Family Shelter Ashely Hensley 1995 Amazon Parkway Ct, Eugene 97405 541-743-7147  ashely.hensley@svdp.us http://www.svdp.us/get-involved/volunteer/
Social Services HIV Alliance Patti Hansen 1966 Garden Ave, Eugene, OR 97403 541-342-5088 phansen@hivalliance.org http://hivalliance.org/category/about/volunteer/ Variety of volunteer and intership opportunities on the website.
Social Services Hosea Youth Services 834 Monroe St, Eugene, OR 97402 541-344-5583 http://www.hoseayouth.org/volunteer-your-heart-and-hands M,W,R 3-7 pm
Social Services Northwest Youth Corps Admin 5120 Franklin Blvd., Eugene, OR 97403 541-349-5055 info@nwyouthcorps.org http://www.nwyouthcorps.org/AboutUs.aspx
Social Services Relief Nursery 1720 West 25th Avenue, Eugene 97405 541 343-9706 http://www.reliefnursery.org/volunteer Child abuse prevention, volunteer opportunities for 18 years +
Social Services Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) 591 West 19th Ave., Eugene 97401 541-484-9791 x316 volunteer@sass-lane.org http://sass-lane.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunties/ Volunteer information on website
Social Services Shelter Care Housing Lisa Reed 499 West 4th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 541-686-1262 lreed@sheltercare.org http://www.sheltercare.org/get-involved/ways-to-help/ 18 or older; volunteer opportunities posted on website
Social Services United Way Julie DiBiase 3171 Gateway Loop, Springfield, OR 97477 541-741-6000 x162 http://unitedwaylane.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Volunteer information on website
Social Services Womenspace 1577 Pearl St Ste 400, Eugene, OR 97401 541-485-8232 x212 volunteer@womenspaceinc.org http://womenspaceinc.org/connect/volunteer/ Offers 3 different levels to volunteer in

STUDENT VOLUNTEERING REQUIREMENTS AT SOUTH

Students are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents to the school and the community. Volunteering can help students explore new interests and are well regarded on job resumes and college/scholarship applications. (Besides, it’s just plain good karma to help others.) Community service is required as part of the following programs. In these cases:

  1. Hours must be documented and verified with the signature of an agency representative. Hours should be supervised in some way so they can be verified. Separate verification forms may be needed for each program.
  2. No pay may be received.
  3. Some courses require a student to complete community service. These hours would not satisfy requirements for any of the hours below.

International High School:

Students need a total of 150 CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) hours over the course of their junior and senior years. They need to complete 100 hours of service and strike a reasonable balance between creativity and action for the remaining 50 hours. After July 1st, between the sophomore and junior year, CAS hours count towards the hour-requirement for the first trimester of the junior year. During the summer between junior and senior year, CAS hours count towards the requirement for the first trimester of senior year. Students must complete a minimum of 15 hours each trimester. All hours must be completed by April of the senior year.   Students may also use the 100 service hours towards the 4J Honors Diploma and National Honor Society. Students must use ManageBac to log their hours and have hours verified by a supervisor.

French Immersion students must complete 50 of their 150 CAS hours in a setting where the French language is primarily used. All other requirements for CAS hours are listed above.

See the CAS handbook on the IHS website for more information (http://schools.4j.lane.edu/ihs/).

District 4J Honors Recognition:

Students must apply during their senior year by May 1, but they may start recording their volunteer hours on the green District 4J Honors Recognition Community Service Log anytime during high school. 120 documented hours of community service are required. Students also need a 3.5 GPA by the time of graduation. Request an application during your junior or senior interview and contact your Melinda Schull, counseling secretary, or Lori Sauter, Career-Center coordinator, for further information.

National Honor Society:

Pick up an application in spring of your sophomore or junior year. For acceptance, students must have a 3.6 GPA. A history of volunteer service and leadership is taken into consideration, as well. NHS requires students to maintain their GPA and complete 50 hours of community service during each year of membership. These 50 hours may apply to the 4J Honors Diploma or IHS requirements. Contact the NHS advisor, Peter Weibe, for further information.

Classic South:

Community service is not required for graduation from SEHS. However, seniors completing a senior project are required to complete a 15-20 hour community-based experience, which might include community service among other activities.

Click here for the Community Service Timeline.