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Category Name Contact Phone Email Web Address Address Notes
Animals Cascade Raptor Center   541-485-1320 info@eraptors.org www.eraptors.org 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene 97405 No volunteers under 18
Animals Greenhill Humane Society 541-689-1503 x114 volunteer@green-hill.org www.green-hill.org 88530 Green Hill Road Eugene, OR 97402
Animals S.A.R.A. Shelter Animal Rescue 541-607-8892 www.sarastreasures.org 88530 Green Hill Road Eugene, OR 97402 5 hours/week; min. 3 months commitment; Volunteer button on website for application and info.
Arts ACE Actors Cabaret Theatre 541-683-4368 cabaret1@aol.com www.actorscabaret.org 996 Willamete St. Eugene, OR 97401
Arts Eugene Public Library Laura Phillips 541-682-6617 www.eugene-or.gov 100 W. 10th Ave. 97401
Arts Lane County Historical Museum 541-682-4242 volunteers@lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org www.lanecountyhistoricalsociety.org 740 W. 13th Ave. Eugene, OR 97402
Arts MECCA (Materials Exchange for Center for Community Arts) 541-302-1810 julia@materials-exchange.org http://www.materials-exchange.org/ 499 Willamette St. Eugene, OR Volunteer application on website
Arts Oregon Contemporary Theatre 541-684-6988 www.octheatre.org 194 W. Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
Arts Rose Children’s Theater 458-215-0220 rct@therct.com www.therct.com 1574 Coburg Rd #257 Eugene, OR 97401
Arts UO Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art 541-346-3027 www.jsma.uoregon.edu 1430 Johnson Ln. Eugene, OR 97403
Arts UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History Valerie Kendall 541-346-1717 www.natural-history.uoregon.edu 1680 E. 15th Ave. Eugene, OR 97403
Arts Upstart Crow 541-688-8260 info@upstartcrowstudios.org www.upstartcrowstudios.org 855 West First Ave. Eugene, OR 97402
Arts West African Cultral Arts Institute 541-232-5471 http://www.westafricanculturalarts.org/volunteer 291 W 8th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 Volunteer information on website
Arts Maude Kerns Art Center 541-345-1571 www.mkartcenter.org 1910 E. 15th Ave. Eugene, OR 97403 Volunteer application on website
Childcare Early Childhood Cares Janine 541-346-2578 www.earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu 299 East 18th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401 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 541-686-6117 donohue@4j.lane.edu 1328 E 22nd Ave, Eugene, OR 97403 Mondays 11:30-12:30. Fun activities in the garden with students–tours, planting, music, reading, clay, etc.
Childcare Kind Tree Productions Eileen Brixey 541-343-8907 volunteer@kindtree.org www.kindtree.org 2096 1/2 Arthur St Eugene OR 97405 Serving people with autism through art, recreation, and community
Childcare Nearby Nature Shyanne Woods 541-687-9699 info@nearbynature.org http://www.nearbynature.org/volunteer 622 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401 Dedicated to fostering appreciation of nature nearby and providing tools for ecological living.
Childcare Parenting Now 541-484-5316 www.parentingnow.org 2096 1/2 Arthur St Eugene OR 97405 Volunteer information on website
Childcare Pearl Buck Preschool Emily 541-484-4666 www.pearlbuckcenter.com 3690 W 1st Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97402 Serving families with special needs
Childcare Safety Town Harlow Meno 541-682-5642 harlow.b.meno@ci.eugene.or.us www.eugene-or.gov/safetytown 5305 Royal Ave, Eugene, OR 97402 Two week camp for pre-K kids on safety awareness; sponsored by Eugene Police Dept.
Childcare The Science Factory 541-682-7888 volunteers@sciencefactory.org www.sciencefactory.org 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401
Childcare Whole Earth Nature School Anna Bradley 541-937-KIDS www.wholeearthnatureschool.com PO Box 5223, Eugene, OR 97405
Childcare Willamalane Park & Recreation District Mavis Sanchez 541-736-4039 mavis.sanchez@willamalane.org http://willamalane.org/support-us/volunteer/ 250 S. 32nd St., Springfield, OR 97478 Vol opportunities include climbing wall helpers, adult & youth programs, park events, and park upkeep
Civil Rights ARC of Lane County Christy Wells 541-343-5256 www.arclane.org PO Box 5223, Eugene, OR 97405 Recreational activities for people with intellectual disabilities
Civil Rights Basic Rights Oregon 541-595-8230 www.basicrights.org 120 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401 Volunteer button on website
Civil Rights West Eugene Teen Court Carly Brynelson 541-682-6376 www.eugene-or.gov 2700 Hilyard St. Eugene, OR 97405 peer hearings
Education Early Childhood Cares Janine 541-346-2578 www.earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu 299 East 18th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401 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 541-686-6117 donohue@4j.lane.edu 1328 E 22nd Ave, Eugene, OR 97403 Mondays 11:30-12:30. Fun activities in the garden with students–tours, planting, music, reading, clay, etc.
Education Global Perspectives for Youth Admin 541-870-8300 admin@gpyinternational.org http://gpyinternational.org/jobs.html P.O. Box 3352 Eugene, OR 97403-035
Education Kind Tree Productions Eileen Brixey 541-343-8907 volunteer@kindtree.org www.kindtree.org 2096 1/2 Arthur St Eugene OR 97405 Serving people with autism through art, recreation, and community
Education Nearby Nature Shyanne Woods 541-687-9699 info@nearbynature.org http://www.nearbynature.org/volunteer 622 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401 Dedicated to fostering appreciation of nature nearby and providing tools for ecological living.
Education Parenting Now 541-484-5316 www.parentingnow.org 2096 1/2 Arthur St Eugene OR 97405 Volunteer information on website
Education Pearl Buck Preschool Emily 541-484-4666 www.pearlbuckcenter.com 3690 W 1st Ave, Eugene, Oregon 97402 Serving families with special needs
Education Safety Town Debbie Janecek debbie.k.janecek@ci.eugene.or.us http://www.eugene-or.gov/956/Police-Events-and-Camps 885 Summer St. NE, Salem OR, 97301 Two week camp for pre-K kids on safety awareness; sponsored by Eugene Police Dept.
Education School Garden Project of Lane County 541-284-1001 http://www.schoolgardenproject.org/volunteer/ 454 Willamette Street 97401 Volunteer application on website
Education Skipping Stones Arun Toke 541- 342-4956 editor@SkippingStones.org http://skippingstones.org/ 166 W 12th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401
Education The Science Factory 541-682-7888 volunteers@sciencefactory.org www.sciencefactory.org 2300 Leo Harris Pkwy, Eugene, OR 97401 ·
Education Whole Earth Nature School Anna Bradley 541-937-KIDS www.wholeearthnatureschool.com PO Box 5223, Eugene, OR 97405
Education Youth Advocates for Health Emily McDonald-Williams 541-344-5043 emily.mcdonald-williams@oregonstate.edu   14-18 y.o students teach younger kids nutrition and fitness
Elder Care Emerald Valley Assisted Living 541-345-9668 http://www.emeraldvalleyseniorliving.com/ 4550 W Amazon Dr, Eugene, OR 97405
Elder Care Holly Residential Nursing Home Cody 541-607-8587 1075 Irvington Dr, Eugene, OR 97404
Environmental Issues BRING Recyclig 541-746-3023 x307 www.bringrecycling.org 4446 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene 97403 7 days a week. Come to Franklin Blvd. site with community service paperwork in hand to discuss volunteering.
Environmental Issues Cascadia Wildlands 541-434-1463 kaley@cascwild.org https://www.cascwild.org/ 1247 Willamette St. Eugene, OR 97401 Environmental protection and education
Environmental Issues City of Eugene Parks Carrie Karl 541-682-4850 www.eugene-or.gov/parks 1820 Roosevelt Blvd. Eugene, OR 97401
Environmental Issues Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide 541-687-8454 elawus@elaw.org www.elaw.org 1877 Gardem Ave. Eugene, OR 97403 Committed to helping commuities protect the environment.
Environmental Issues Friends of Buford and Mt. Pisgah Sarah Mazze 541-344-8350 www.bufordpark.org 34639 Frank Parrish Rd, Eugene, OR
Environmental Issues GMO Free Oregon info@gmofreeoregon.org www.gmofreeoregon.org
Environmental Issues Long Tom Watershed Rob Hoshaw 541-338-7060 www.longtom.org 751 S Danebo, Eugene, OR 97402 Committed to clean water and healthy habitats in the Long Tom River
Environmental Issues Mt. Pisgah/Friends of Buford Park Sarah Mazze 541-344-8350 volunteer@bufordpark.org http://www.bufordpark.org/ 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene 97405
Environmental Issues Nearby Nature Shyanne Woods 541-687-9699 info@nearbynature.org http://www.nearbynature.org/volunteer 622 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401 Dedicated to fostering appreciation of nature nearby and providing tools for ecological living.
Environmental Issues Next Step Recycling Dane Spudic 541-686-2366 x119 www.nextsteprecycling.org 2101 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
Environmental Issues The Nature Conservancy Molly Morison 541-770-7933 x2 sworegon@tnc.org www.nature.org 87200 Rathbone Rd Eugene OR 97402
Food Food for Lane County 541-343-2822 volunteer@foodforlanecounty.org www.foodforlanecounty.org 770 Bailey Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97402 Youth Farm; Grassroots Garden
Food Lane County Farmers Market 541-431-4923 info@lanecountyfarmersmarket.org www.lanecountyfarmersmarket.org 120 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401
Food Positive Community Kitchen 541-249-4942 tria@positivecommunitykitchen.org www.positivecommunitykitchen.org PO Box 11513 Eugene, OR 97440 Volunteer information on website
Food Spencer Creek Community Grower’s Market Genie Harden 541-341-1709 http://spencercreekmarket.org/ 86013 Lorane Hwy. 97405
Health American Cancer Society 800-227-2345 www.cancer.org 2350 Oakmont Way, Eugene, OR 97401
Health American Red Cross (AMR) Whitney 541-344-5244 www.redcross.org 862 Bethel Dr, Eugene, OR 97402
Health American Red Cross First Aid Service Team (F.A.S.T.) Andrew 541-344-5244 andrew.swift@redcross.org http://fastopcredcross.webs.com/ 862 Bethel Dr, Eugene, OR 97402
Health Courageous Kids 541-242-8693 www.courageouskidsoregon.org 677 E. 12th Avenue, N-180, Eugene 97401 Grief support proptram for youth sponsored by Peace Health
Health Festival of Trees 541-228-3007 kmcneal@cascadehealth.org http://cascadehealth.org/foundation/festival-of-trees/festival-of-trees-overview/ 2650 Suzanne Way, #200, Eugene 97408 Holiday fundraiser held at Valley River Inn during week of Thanksgiving
Health Mackenzie-Willamette Hospital 541-726-4400 www.mckweb.com 1460 G St, Springfield, OR 97477
Health Planned Parenthood 510-899-7099 www.plannedparenthood.org 3579 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403
Health Sacred Heart Medical Center (RiverBend or University District) Jill Day 541-222-2203 www.peacehealth.org RiverBend or University District Campus Must be at least 15, commit to 2 hrs/wk, have TB skin test, attend orientation
Health White Bird Clinic 541-342-8255 www.whitebirdclinic.org 341 E 12th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 New vol training on Wed from 6-9 for 8 weeks
Recreational Services Boys and Girls Club Aaron Haack 541-345-9939 ahaack@bgcev.net www.bgcev.net 1545 W 22nd Ave, Eugene, OR 97405
Recreational Services Eugene Recreational Services Melinda Vega 541-682-6320 www.eugene-or.gov/REC 100 W 10th Ave Ste 321, Eugene 97401
Recreational Services Kidsports 541-683-2374 info@kidsports.org www.kidsports.org 2190 Polk St, Eugene, OR 97405
Recreational Services Mt. Pisgah/Friends of Buford Park Sarah Mazze 541-344-8350 volunteer@bufordpark.org http://www.bufordpark.org/ 32275 Fox Hollow Rd, Eugene 97405
Recreational Services Nearby Nature Shyanne Woods 541-687-9699 info@nearbynature.org http://www.nearbynature.org/volunteer 622 Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR 97401 Dedicated to fostering appreciation of nature nearby and providing tools for ecological living.
Recreational Services Special Olympics 541-431-3245 volunteer@soor.org www.soor.org PO Box 35, Springfield, OR 97477
Recreational Services Tamarack Wellness Center Ally, Program Manager 541-686-9290 www.tamarackwellness.com 3575 Donald St Ste 300, Eugene 97405 Cleaning, organizing, filing
Recreational Services Team Eugene Aquatics 541-342-4414 www.teamoregon.org
Recreational Services Track Town USA Admin volunteers@gotracktownusa.com http://gotracktownusa.com/volunteers/ 2350 Oakmont Way Ste 201, Eugene 97401
Recreational Services Willamalane Climbing Club Kim 541-736-4520 kiml@willamalane.org www.willamalane.org 250 S 32nd St, Springfield, OR 97478 M & Th 4-6pm needed
Recreational Services Willamalane Park & Recreation District Mavis Sanchez 541-736-4039 mavis.sanchez@willamalane.org http://willamalane.org/support-us/volunteer/ 250 S. 32nd St., Springfield, OR 97478 Vol opportunities include climbing wall helpers, adult & youth programs, park events, and park upkeep
Recreational Services YMCA 541-686-9622 http://www.ymca.net/volunteer/ 2055 Patterson St, Eugene, OR 97405 Volunteers needed in the summer
Social Services 90by30 Gypsy Prince 541-346-7484 gypsyp@uoregon.edu www.90by30.uoregon.edu 1244 Walnut Street, Eugene 97403 Child abuse prevention program at the U of O
Social Services A Family for Every Child Kelly Smith 541-343-2856 info@afamilyforeverychild.org http://www.afamilyforeverychild.org/ 1675 West 11th Avenue, Eugene 97402 Annual event, seasonal, possible senior project
Social Services Bags of Love Melissa Finch 541-357-4957 www.bagsofloveinc.org 710 Commercial St, Eugene, OR 97402
Social Services Center for Dialogue and Resolution Carlina Alvarado 541-3445366 cara@lanecdr.org http://www.mediate.com/CMS/pg5.cfm 93 Van Buren Street, Eugene, OR 97402
Social Services Centro Latino Americano Trevor Whitbread 541-687-2667 twhitbread@centrolatinoamericano.org http://centrolatinoamericano.org/get-involved/volunteers-and-interns/ 944 W 5th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402
Social Services Eugene Police Department Carrie Chouinard 541-682-5355 carrie.f.chouinard@ci.eugene.or.us www.eugene-or.gov/policevolunteers 300 Country Club Road 97401 See website or file crate in career center
Social Services First Place Family Shelter Ashely Hensley 541-743-7147  ashely.hensley@svdp.us http://www.svdp.us/get-involved/volunteer/ 1995 Amazon Parkway Ct, Eugene 97405
Social Services HIV Alliance Patti Hansen 541-342-5088 phansen@hivalliance.org http://hivalliance.org/category/about/volunteer/ 1966 Garden Ave, Eugene, OR 97403 Variety of volunteer and intership opportunities on the website.
Social Services Hosea Youth Services 541-344-5583 http://www.hoseayouth.org/volunteer-your-heart-and-hands 834 Monroe St, Eugene, OR 97402 M,W,R 3-7 pm
Social Services Northwest Youth Corps Admin 541-349-5055 info@nwyouthcorps.org http://www.nwyouthcorps.org/AboutUs.aspx 5120 Franklin Blvd., Eugene, OR 97403
Social Services Relief Nursery Amy Beauchamp 541 343-9706 x104 Amybe@reliefnursery.org http://www.reliefnursery.org/volunteer 1720 West 25th Avenue, Eugene 97405 Volunteer opportunities for students 16 years + as classroom assistants in therpaeutic classrooms, experience with children <5 y.o. helpful.
Social Services Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) 541-484-9791 x316 volunteer@sass-lane.org http://sass-lane.org/get-involved/volunteer-opportunties/ 591 West 19th Ave., Eugene 97401 Volunteer information on website
Social Services Shelter Care Housing Lisa Reed 541-686-1262 lreed@sheltercare.org http://www.sheltercare.org/get-involved/ways-to-help/ 499 West 4th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401 18 or older; volunteer opportunities posted on website
Social Services United Way Julie DiBiase 541-741-6000 x162 http://unitedwaylane.org/get-involved/volunteer/ 3171 Gateway Loop, Springfield, OR 97477 Volunteer information on website
Social Services Womenspace 541-485-8232 x212 volunteer@womenspaceinc.org http://womenspaceinc.org/connect/volunteer/ 1577 Pearl St Ste 400, Eugene, OR 97401 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.