NSO Service Day

Center for Social Change and Community Involvement presents:

NSO Service Day Fall 2021

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

Group 1 Sessions: 9am - 11:30am

Group 2 Sessions: 2:30pm - 5pm

Oregon Humane Society

Students will spend time learning about the Oregon Humane Society and its mission. Representatives from the Oregon Humane Society will break myths about animal sheltering in the Portland Metro area and discuss how they help to create a “more humane society” through their work. Learn about their current projects including a new community teaching veterinary hospital to help low income folx have access to veterinary care, and local pet food banks. In addition to learning about the Oregon Humane Society and their work, students will participate in direct service by creating homemade dog and cat toys to help keep shelter pets calmer in a chaotic environment.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Sunset 

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Waxing Gibbous

 

Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals

NSO participants working with the Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals will have the opportunity to learn about the mission of this local foster-based animal rescue. Their goals as an organization is to reduce the number of adoptable animals that are euthanized in overcrowded shelters, restore them to good health, and through adoption, provide them permanent and loving homes. Students working with the Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals will participate in direct service by assembling adoption packets for dog and cat adopters.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Sunshine

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Voyager

The Children’s Book Bank

The Children’s Book Bank is a local organization that helps fill Portland area homes and lives with engaging, culturally diverse books because all children deserve to have books of their own. NSO participants working with the Children’s Book Bank will learn about their work restoring books, and about future volunteering opportunities. Students working with the Children’s Book Bank will participate in direct service by helping to repair books that will be used for the Building Home Libraries and Free Book Fairs programs.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Scorpius

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Hydra

 

Tryon Creek Watershed Council

The Tryon Creek Watershed Council works to protect and restore the ecological health and function of the watershed right in L&C’s backyard. Students participating in this service activity will gain a greater sense and understanding of place and stewardship for the campus community, while engaging in direct service to remove invasive species from the watershed. Non-native, invasive plant species tend to stifle the growth of native plants that provide food and habitat for native wildlife. Removal of non-native invasive species allows the natives to thrive. Those participating in this service activity should wear shoes and clothing that are appropriate for outdoor hands-on activities. Also, please bring water and a snack to ensure you stay hydrated and fueled.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Crater

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm):Draco

 

The Cupcake Girls

This session will allow L&C students to learn about the Cupcake Girls, a local organization that provides confidential support services to those involved in the sex industry, as well as trauma-informed outreach, intensive case management, holistic resources, and referral services to provide prevention, and aftercare to those affected by sex trafficing. Students participating in this direct service activity will assist in preparing informational packet materials for the Cupcake Girls largest fundraiser of the calendar year. This fundraiser event helps the Cupcake Girls organization gain financial support, and assisting with preparing the packet materials will reduce the workload on their regular volunteers in preparation for this event. Students will be stamping, addressing, and stuffing envelopes. Packets will be stapled, gift bags prepared, and sponsors will be contacted.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am):Andromeda

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm):Cloudburst

 

Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers

Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers is an all-volunteer, non-government funded support effort for organizations of farm, seasonal, and service workers who are trying to change their own poverty conditions. Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers relies on volunteers for everything that they do. Students working with Friends of Seasonal and Service workers will have the opportunity to write letters to community members who have opted in to receiving more information about the work that this organization does, in order to inform recipients on how to get involved.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Compass

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Deluge 

Next Up

Next Up is a local nonprofit organization that works to amplify the voice and leadership of young people to achieve a more just and equitable state here in Oregon. They work to create systems change, develop bold leaders and mobilize young voters. Students participating in this service event will learn about anti-racist organizing and direct action. Students will walk away from this session with tools and resources that will help them in creating social change in our own Portland community. If you are interested in anti-racist community organizing this is the session for you.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am):  Dawn and Orion’s Belt

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Little Dipper 

 

Store to Door

Store to Door is an affordable, personal, volunteer-based shopping and delivery service. We work to support independence for homebound seniors and people with disabilities. Students engaging in this direct service activity will be creating cards to be sent home with Store to Door clients to help encourage social connection for homebound seniors and people with disabilities.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am):Big Dipper

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm):Lightning

 

West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

The West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District provides resources, information, and expertise to inspire people to actively improve air and water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, and soil health. During NSO Day of Service the WMSWCD will be partnering with the Tryon Creek Watershed Council. Students participating in this service activity will gain a greater sense and understanding of place and stewardship for the campus community, while engaging in direct service to remove invasive species from the watershed. Non-native, invasive plant species tend to stifle the growth of native plants that provide food and habitat for native wildlife. Removal of non-native invasive species allows the natives to thrive. Those participating in this service activity should wear shoes and clothing that are appropriate for outdoor hands-on activities. Also, please bring water and a snack to ensure you stay hydrated and fueled.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am):Asteroid

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm):Pluto

 

Neighborhood House

Neighborhood House brings neighbors together to reduce hunger and homelessness and to educate both young and old, strengthening our community by providing resources to support self-reliance, economic independence, and dignity in people of all ages and backgrounds. Students participating in this service project will learn about Neighborhood House’s programs and impact in the community. Students will then develop personal volunteer action plans, which will identify volunteer activities that they can complete with Neighborhood House during the 2021-2022 academic year.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am):Mars

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Hercules

 

SOLVE

SOLVE restores and preserves Oregon’s environment by mobilizing the power of volunteers and partners with the generosity of donors. Across the state, SOLVE brings diverse communities together to improve the health and safety of our neighborhoods and natural areas including our coast, rivers, parks, and forests. Students engaging in this direct service activity will be participating in a waste clean up of the campus grounds. Please be sure to wear appropriate shoes, clothing, and bring water for hydration. All other supplies will be provided. Students are required to sign a waiver for this event, prior to participation - this is a requirement of SOLVE.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Milky Way

 

Orientation Leader Led - Operation H.O.P.E (Health, Outreach, Partnership, Encouragement)

Operation H.O.P.E (Health, Outreach, Partnership, Encouragement) is a community project for the community by the community. Operation H.O.P.E. works directly with the Federal Lunch program, creating goody bags that contain items for kids such as band-aids, pencils, erasers, and STEM kits. Students participating in this direct service activity will be writing positive affirmation note cards for high school students participating in the Federal Lunch program.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): New Moon and Blizzard

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Twilight and Shooting Star

 

Orientation Leader Led - Lift UP Portland 

Lift Urban Portland (Lift UP) is an organization working to reduce hunger and improve ​the lives ​of ​low-income residents ​of Northwest and Downtown Portland. They believe that everyone in Portland should have access to healthy food and opportunities to connect ​with others. Students participating in this service activity will be writing notes to individuals who receive their groceries through Lift UP.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Meteor and Rainbow

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Eclipse

 

Orientation Leader Led - Cards for Hospitalized Kids 

Cards for Hospitalized Kids is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. Students engaging in this service activity will be creating cards that will then be distributed to hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the nation.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am):Dusk and Cyclone

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Thunder and Pyxis

 

Orientation Leader Led - Binky Patrol

Binky Patrol, Inc. is an all volunteer, national, nonprofit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to children born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS and other chronic and terminal illnesses, those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind. Students participating in this direct service activity will be creating no-sew blankets to be donated to Binky Patrol and then distributed to children.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Full Moon

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Fog

 

L&C Office of Sustainability - Waste, Recycling, and Reuse Service Learning Project

Join Lewis & Clark’s Sustainability Director, Amy Dvorak, in this direct service activity to assist our own L&C community. Students participating in this event will sort through some of our waste and recycling to gain valuable information about what the community is throwing away and how we might improve recycling and reuse. Additionally, students will visit the materials reuse storage room and talk about the new pilot program to create a reuse/sharing culture on campus. Don’t’ be afraid to get your hands dirty on this project, because it will happen but for a great cause!

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Europa

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Cygnus

 

Orientation Leader Led - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Hospital strives to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Students participating in this service activity will be writing and sending e-cards to children at St. Jude. Students will have the ability to select from a variety of pre-selected e-cards, compose your own heart-felt message, and send your card off to be delivered virtually. The goal is to write as many cards as possible in your time of service.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Lyra

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Waning Crescent

 

Katie McGuire - L&C Rocks!

L&C Rocks! is a community kindness project meant to put a smile on the faces of L&C students, faculty and staff. Students engaging in this direct service activity will design and paint rocks with uplifting images, quotes, etc. These rocks will later be scattered throughout campus. If you find one of our rocks, it is our hope that you consider hiding it again for someone else to find and enjoy. Be sure to reference the instagram page “L&C Rocks!” on your painted rocks so the person who finds it can share it here.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Equinox and Venus

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Corvus and Perseus

 

Rewild Portland

Rewild Portland is a nonprofit organization serving Portland, Oregon and the surrounding wild and rural communities. Their mission is to foster resilience through place-based arts, traditions, and technologies. This mission comes to life in the form of community-building, ecological restoration, and education. Students participating in this direct service activity will be pulling English ivy on campus and weave a small basket with the pulled ivy. By removing invasive species, we limit its growth and promote habitat for native plants. Students will also learn about ancestral skills and discuss connections that span human culture through their relationship to place through crafting items from natural materials. Those participating in this service activity should wear shoes and clothing that are appropriate for outdoor hands-on activities. Also, please bring water and a snack to ensure you stay hydrated and fueled.

NSO Group for Service Group 1 (9am - 11:30am): Midmorning

NSO Group for Service Group 2 (2:30pm - 5pm): Earth