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Volunteer Owls Project

Our mission is to provide community service and volunteer opportunities to the Oregon Tech students and community.

On these pages, you will find information for four different aspects of service:

  1. Volunteer Fairs
  2. Alternative Spring Break Service Trip
  3. Monthly service days in our local community
  4. Ongoing opportunities for service & volunteerism

V-Owl Service Days

One Saturday per month, students will have the chance to volunteer in a variety of local community service projects taking place throughout the morning in Klamath Falls. Come out and show your OWL colors with support to local community organizations! A free t-shirt and lunch will be provided to participants back on campus following the completion of projects.

For more information contact volunteers@oit.edu

2015 Volunteer Owl Project Days

Sunday, September 27th- NSO Project

Join the V-Owls at New Student Orientation to get involved in community service right away!

Saturday, October 17th

Volunteer with Operation Christmas Child to prepare for their community packing event on 10/24.
Find out more about the organization at http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/. 
Contact Josie Hudspeth if interested.

Volunteer at Family Weekend!- November 7th- All Students Welcome

Join the festivities at Family Weekend for a fun family-focused project. 
Sign up here!

Saturday, November 21st

Volunteer at the 2015 Annual Merrill Christmas Bazaar
9am- 4pm (you may volunteer in shifts)
Transportation provided if you leave with Josie at 7:30am
Jobs include: Kids Kraft Korner, Silent Auction, Santa Photo Booth

Saturday, January 16th

Join the Volunteers painting desks at the YMCA's Fairview After School Program to support the programs and the local kids who attend!

February 1st- 13th

The Volunteers are pairing up with Campus Life, ASOIT, and the Clubs to create the biggest display of love for those who are in need- FOOD!  We will build a Food Structure (like seen in the photo) out of all of the donated items.  

Donations will go toward local charity.

March 21-25- Spring Break Service Trip

Join the V-Owls in the Bay Area for the 4th Annual Spring Break Service Trip.

Go to the Service Trip page for more information.

Saturday, April 23rd

Volunteer Day.

Contact Josie Hudspeth if interested.

Saturday, May 14th- Campus Beautification Day

Come volunteer to give our own campus some tender loving care and improve the grounds with the Facilities Staff.

Alternative Break Service Trips

Spring Break- Students participate in a week long community service adventure in a different location. Our first trip was Spring 2013, when we traveled to Sisters, Oregon and assisted in a remodeling project for a veteran. This year the V-Owls are headed to San Francisco to help communities in need and several conservation agencies.  

Summer Break- Students travel to Sisters, Oregon to volunteer at Teen Reach Adventure Camps to serve at-risk youth in our community. 

Participants are asked to contribute a small financial commitment to the trip, but the majority of costs are covered by Campus Life.

More info on the upcoming year’s trips

Vowl Day Sign Up

For More Information

Volunteer Owls, Department of Campus Life

OfficeCollege Union 108

Ongoing Opportunities to Serve

We have found that many of our students have a desire to serve but don’t know how to identify opportunities, while many local organizations struggle to find volunteers. In order to help bridge this gap, we have created an online database of
volunteer opportunities in our community! This list will continue to be updated as we receive more registrations from
community agencies, so check back often!

View current agencies and projects

Volunteer Fairs

During the Fall and Spring quarters, Campus Life and ASOIT hosts an Involvement Fair.  Come join us to learn about community agencies and service opportunities for students. This is a great chance to meet agency representatives in person and find a project that fits your personal interests and goals.

Fall 2015: October 13, 2014
Spring 2016: April 12, 2015

Need Volunteers?

If you need ongoing volunteers, please fill out the 
Community Service & Volunteerism Agency Registration form.

If you need volunteers for a single event, please fill out the
Community Service & Volunteerism Event form.