Join an OSU service project

Participating in service with others from OSU is an engaging and rewarding experience!  We offer Beavs Volunteer and Saturday of Service projects as opportunities for you to connect with others over volunteering and making an impact in our community.

Beavs Volunteer

Join us once or weekly for a group volunteer service projects!

Help grow food for low income families, provide emergency meals & housing, enhance parks & trails, maintain space for animals (with doggie playtime), or work toward affordable housing and housing equity.  Projects address multiple social issues alongside community partners:  Benton Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Humane Shelter & Care, Corvallis Parks & Recreation, Room at the Inn, & Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE Garden).  Register on our homepage and find out more about the project details, including dates and times.

Quotes from past participants:
  • “No way to improve my experience. It was such a good time, I wanted to stay longer!”
  • “The experience was great. Everything we needed was provided for us, and I had an amazing time.”
  • “If it's possible, I would love to be there for longer periods of time.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday of Service

This day of service kicks off the OSU Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and is OSU's largest and longest running Saturday of Service. Join us to honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and then check out all the other great celebration events and awards taking place the following week.  Registration and details can be found on our homepage on or before the start of winter term.

Examples of past projects:
  • Volunteers filled bins with gift supplies and helped to organize donation boxes for Trillium Family Services holiday gift program.
  • Volunteers crafted cat and dog toys for SafeHaven Humane Society.
  • Volunteers served food to 50 guests and played board games with the Unity Men's Shelter.

“True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Earth Saturday of Service 

Celebrate our planet and contribute to environmental restoration or conservation with us every spring through service!  We share our event data with SOLVE who report on the amazing Earth Day work completed across the state.  Registration and details can be found on our homepage on or before the start of spring term.

Examples of past projects:
  • Volunteers removed 100 - 125 small coniferous trees encroaching on an endangered butterfly habitat at Bald Hill Farm.
  • Volunteers painted 60 tiles to help beautify the Willamette Park Community Garden.
  • Volunteers restored 2-3 miles of trail through the removal of scotch broom and other invasive species.

"The way we harm the earth affects all people, and how we treat one another is reflected in how we treat the earth." - Paul Hawken

Search for opportunities to volunteer on your own

In addition to groups service projects offered during Saturdays of Service and Beavs Volunteer, we also list a variety of volunteer opportunities on our community service database.  These are ideal if you are unable to join group service projects and would like to volunteer independently.

For these opportunities, please contact the community partner using the information provided.

The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only, and OSU does not screen, recommend, endorse, or sponsor the entities, individuals, or events on this list. In no event will OSU be liable for any loss or damage resulting in reliance of the information provided, or participation in the event represented. Students are strongly encouraged to carefully review opportunities to identify those that best align with their interests and personal circumstances and reach out to the hosting organization with any questions or concerns.

 

Log your volunteer service hours

Keep track of your hours for future reference or to meet volunteer service requirements.

Record Service Hours

Volunteer Service & Community Engagement Database