Getting involved in Beavs Volunteer is a way to create meaningful impact in the surrounding Corvallis community, while getting to know other students. In small teams, you will participate in hands-on service projects that promote community building and reflective engagement at local community organizations that are making a difference.
Help grow food for low income families, provide emergency meals & housing, enhance parks & trails, maintain space for animals (with animal 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). Register on our homepage and find out more about the project details, including dates and times.
Beavs Volunteer projects aim to accomplish the following:
For questions regarding Beavs Volunteer, contact us at [email protected] or 541-737-3041.
Corvallis Parks & Recreation’s mission is to preserve and create a community heritage by providing places and programs designed to enhance the quality of life.
The Parks Operations Division of Corvallis Parks and Recreation cares for over 2,000 acres of parks, playgrounds, playing fields, trails, open spaces and beautification areas.
“Love going to a different park every week. Doing different tasks helps me appreciate how much work goes into maintaining parks.”
“Really great opportunity to connect with the local community and see new things and meet new people :)”
Room at the Inn's mission is to provide a safe and secure emergency home for women during the winter months and to provide year-round case management to help women stabilize their lives.
Their goal is to ensure that guests and volunteers feel welcomed, valued, and respected in an atmosphere of personal responsibility and mutual support and to help guests and other women secure and retain permanent housing.
Their vision is to bring stability and safety to homeless women, recognizing that when the most vulnerable women feel safe, all women are safer.
“While serving dinner, we really connected with the guests, having conversations about the day, guests getting and searching for jobs, and more. By the end we had gotten to talk to a few guests as well as the staff a lot. When things like this happen, you really see the impact of personal connections and the concept of working with rather than doing to or for.”
Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE) is a 1-acre production garden located in Bruce Starker Arts Park.
The food grown at SAGE is donated to local food banks and soup kitchens–providing fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables to families in our community who cannot afford them. They have donated over 10 tons of fresh produce over the last two years to those in need!
Their goal is to put more nutritious, fresh, locally grown produce in the hands and mouths of our community’s residents who need it most!
“It’s been so cool to come each week and watch the garden develop and see all the pieces come together, like the fence and each bed be planted.”
“It felt so so nice to be outside with my hands in the dirt! And I didn’t worry about school for at least an hour, which felt AMAZING.”