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Volunteering opportunities & other pertinent information directly from or about OSU’s Service-Learning Volunteer Center

New Foundations Charter School is now recruiting VISTA members for the 2012-2013 year


NFCS is a K-12 public charter school located in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia. NFCS was established in 2000 as a k-8 school with a mission to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. For the past 12 years, NFCS has been making academic strides to become one of the top performing schools within Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania. NFCS is nationally known for it’s strong service learning programs and has been recognized for accomplishments in the areas of healthy living, out of school time, and career development.

NFCS is looking for VISTA members who have a high school diploma, strong communication skills, ability to manage various tasks and work as part of a team, and have experience working with youth. VISTA members at NFCS will specifically focus on:

§ Healthy Living: Includes promoting fresh produce, coordinating nutrition activities, supporting school gardens, and organizing pregnancy and STD prevention activities.

§ College and Career Development: Includes developing a college resource center, coordinating career preparation activities, providing career exploration resources to teachers, and assisting students navigate post-secondary opportunities.

§ Resource Building: Includes developing program partnership, seeking out new program opportunities, writing press releases, and maintaining communication with the school community about important events and happenings.

§ Service Learning: Includes supporting teacher integration of service learning, developing resources on various topics, fostering youth leadership, and creating opportunities for youth service.

Take this chance to join the team at New Foundations Charter School!

Apply to be a VISTA today! (Term of service is August 2012- July 2013)
**VISTA members receive a living allowance, health insurance, child care subsidy, and an education award at the end of their service term.**

For more info, email your resume and cover letter to swoolf@nfcs.k12.pa.us by Friday, May 11th, 2012

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Sepcial Olympics 2012 Summer Games


Special Olympics provides year-round sports training & athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children & adults with intellectual disabilities (mental retardation). Competition is provided for people of all ability levels through a divisioning process designed to allow each athlete an equal opportunity to compete & win.

Please check the link below for the volunteer registration form

http://osuserves.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/2012-sg-volunteer-form-revised1.pdf

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SLVC April Newsletter


Click here to access the newsletter.

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Zachary Aitouddahi Receives Honorary Service CORD


Zachary Aitouddahi, Graduate in Psychology

Service matters at Oklahoma State University. Recent OSU Psychology graduate and Moore resident, Zachary Aitouddahi, was honored for his commitment to community service by receiving OSU’s honorary service CORD. Aitouddahi was recognized along with 21 other CORD recipients.

OSU’s Service-Learning Volunteer Center recognizes outstanding student volunteers by rewarding them with an honorary orange graduation CORD.  Upon graduation, undergraduates who have served 400 hours and graduate students who have served 300 hours of community service will qualify for an honorary orange CORD.

Aitouddahai has served 400 community service hours as an OSU undergraduate.  Many of his hours were spent coordinating the 2009 Black-Out Texas game and building homes with Habitat for Humanity.

His most meaningful service activity as an OSU student was the Black-Out Texas game, from which he learned to work with large-groups of people and act as a liaison between charities and donors.

Regarding this experience, Aitouddahi said, “I am happy that I could prove what one person working with a group of students can do on our campus!”

Next year’s Student Government Association President Ashley Leonard and Vice President Kyle Buthod also worked with Aitouddahi on the Black-Out Texas project. Both plan to qualify for the CORD.

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Rotaract Recruiting Members


Rotary International

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R otaract is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Rotaract clubs are either community or university based, and they’re sponsored by a local Rotary club. This makes them true “partners in service” and key members of the family of Rotary.

As one of Rotary’s most significant and fastest-growing service programs, with more than 8,400 clubs in about 170 countries and geographical areas, Rotaract has become a worldwide phenomenon.

How does it work?

All Rotaract efforts begin at the local, grassroots level, with members addressing their communities’ physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service.

What are some other opportunities available to Rotaractors?

Rotaractors may also

Rotaractors are encouraged to keep their club’s contact information current.

How can I learn more?

For more information about Rotaract in your area, contact your local Rotary club, or e-mail RI staff.

Other resources

Rotaract Constitution and Bylaws (PDF)

Rotaract Statement of Policy (PDF)

Current Quarterly Worldwide Rotaract Statistics  (PDF)

Subscribe to the e-newsletter

The New Generations monthly e-newsletter provides news and developments regarding the Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) programs.

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Group Service Hours: Questions Answered


OSU encourages all groups to record their service hours for not only organizational recognition and awards but also to celebrate what the OSU community as a whole does.

But what do you do if you’re the group service chair and have no idea where to begin?

Here’s your handy dandy guide to recording group service hours. Seven simple steps to success.

  1. Log into CampusLink using your okstate email address & password.
  2. Join the Service-Learning Volunteer Center. (You can just click on the link here to immediately get to the SLVC home page.)
  3. Go to Forms (button on left sidebar).
  4. Click on Group Service Hours.
  5. Fill out the form according to your group’s service activity.
  6. Carefully review your work – does the description clearly describe what your organization did? How did it actually serve others? Do you have a photo that would help OSU promote your group in service?
  7. Submit & await your approval.

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CORD Congratulations!


This announcement is belated, but still needs to be celebrated by the OSU community. Twenty-two OSU graduates qualified for & received OSU’s honorary CORD award. Graduates are listed below with their names hometowns & degrees. For the next few weeks, we’ll feature a graduate & what they had to share about their service experiences while at OSU.

We hope you enjoy learning about these incredible students & are inspired to start serving too!

  • Zachary Aitouddahi (Moore, OK) – Psychology
  • Kaylynne Canady (Perry, OK) –Psychology
  • Loretta Ejakpomewhe (Lagos, Nigeria) – Electrical Engineering,
  • Jeremy French (Fairview, OK) – Marketing
  • Raya Greenbaum (Douglass, KS) – Advertising, Broadcast Production, News-Editorial
  • Brian Hales (Frisco, TX) – Mechanical Engineering
  • Courtney Hargis (Mooreland, OK) – Human Development & Family Sciences
  • Rachel Heick (Ponca City, OK) – Secondary Education
  • Cortney Hicks (Guymon, OK) – College Student Development
  • Nicholas Johnson (Newalla, OK) – Civil Engineering
  • Kyle Klufa (Pilot Point, TX) – Mechanical Engineering
  • Justin Lollman (Waukomis, OK) – Political Science
  • Rachel Mattox (Yukon, OK) – Early Childhood Education
  • Phyllis McLemore (Muskogee, OK) – Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Nash McQuarters (Tulsa, OK) – Sociology
  • Chelsea Muncil (Sugar Land, TX) – Marketing
  • Zach Rowell (Elgin, OK) – Physical Education
  • Chelsea Skidgel (Pawnee, OK) –Business
  • Mika Starbuck (Elk City, OK) – Hotel Restaurant and Administration
  • Jessica Strickland (Muskogee, OK) – Human Development & Family Science
  • Laurel Tegland Tree (Akron, OH) – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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Scholarship Opportunity: Apply Now!


Service Award Deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, March 25 to 006 CLB, Campus Life Desk.

Application: CARISA WINTERS ENDOWED SERVICE AWARD Application

The CARISA WINTERS ENDOWED SERVICE AWARD is an endowed scholarship with a value of $2,000 available to a sophomore or junior undergraduate student who has demonstrated, and  plans to continue to demonstrate, a strong commitment to service,  positively contributing to the student’s community.  The award is designed to support a student with an interest in, and pursuit of, serving individuals, communities, and the nation. 

The CARISA WINTERS ENDOWED SERVICE AWARD is given in memory of Carisa Winters, a former OSU student committed to serving others. This award is intended to serve as an assistantship to allow the recipient to pursue new service ideas; create ways of utilizing those ideas; create new structures for service and delivery; and/or target new audiences.

This award may actually fund the conceived project or support the student academically through payment of tuition, fees, books, room and board so that the student is freed up to further develop and implement the service project.  The award will be given out on consecutive semesters awarding $1000 each of the two subsequent semesters fall, 2011 and spring, 2012  dependent upon satisfactory progress shown. 

Award Criteria

The process for awarding the scholarship shall be through application and three letters of recommendation and will be awarded using the following criteria: 

  1. The recipient of this award will preferably be a female entering her sophomore or junior year at OSU.
  2. The preferred recipient will have a cumulative 3.0 GPA, however, applicants with less than a cumulative 3.0 GPA but still possessing a strong service record, are encouraged to apply.
  3. The recipient will have a demonstrated record of service through the OSU Service-Learning Volunteer Center.
  4. The successful candidate will present the award evaluation team with viable concepts that either present new public service opportunities or improve upon previously implemented service projects.
    1. The proposal should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than three pages.
    2. The candidate must demonstrate to the evaluation team how the award will be used to further the goals of the service concept.
  5. The three letters of recommendation must come from faculty, staff and/or community partners who know the applicant’s academic abilities, commitment to service, and potential to significantly contribute to the community.
  6. Must include a resume that is no longer than one page.
  7. Final project will be presented to SLVC prior by end of second award semester.

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Alternative Spring Break


If you’re going on an alternative spring break trip, don’t forget to record your service hours at http://campuslink.okstate.edu!

Need help?

Give us a ring at 405-744-5145 or c.hicks@okstate.edu

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Fast Pitch for Service: Spring Volunteer Fair


Fast Pitch for Service is Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 11 am - 2 pm in the Student Union Starlight Terrace (Fourth Floor).

Get connected with local & campus service organizations by dropping by our come-and-go service fair.

Our attending community service partners include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Birth Choice
  • Domestic Violence Service, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts
  • Humane Society
  • Judith Karman Hospice
  • Junior Lions
  • Kids on Kampus
  • MICAH
  • OSU Botanical Gardens
  • TBI Raiders

    Updates coming soon!

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