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Community Service

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. Quarterly service days in our local community
  4. Ongoing opportunities for service & volunteerism

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

For More Information

Volunteer Owls, Department of Campus Life

OfficeCollege Union 108

Alternative Break Service Trips

Each Spring Break, we take a group of students to 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.  We are planning to add an Alternative Summer Service Trip in 2015!

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

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 2014: October 14, 2014
Spring 2015: April 14, 2015

4.14 super sign up

V-Owl Service Days

One Saturday per quarter, 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.

This year's dates:

Sunday, September 28th- Paint the Stadium

Join the V-Owls at New Student Orientation to paint the stadium house and help Athletics improve our facilities! 

Saturday, October 11th

Volunteer Day with Operation Christmas Child to prepare the warehouse for the Packing Day 10/18/14.  We meet at the Campus Life Office (CU108) at 12:30pm and travel together to the warehouse.

Contact Josie Hudspeth if interested.

Join Operation Christmas Child again on 10/18 if you want to keep spreading holiday cheer!

Saturday, November 8th- Family Weekend Volunteer Day

Join the festivities at Family Weekend for a fun family-focused project. 

December Holiday Drive

December 1-13th
Bring gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, and blankets to donation bins located across the Klamath Falls campus in support of the Klamath Lake Community Action Service's Winter Giveaway.

Saturday, December 6th

Decorate Christmas Trees at Quail Park
Meet at Campus Life at 10am

Saturday, January 10th

Winter Quarter V-Owls Kickoff

Saturday, February 14th

Spread some love at our Valentine's Day event at the Klamath Animal Shelter! We will get to give some tender LOVING care to the dogs and cats that need extra love.

We will receive an orientation that will qualify you to volunteer at the shelter all year long. 

Email josie.hudspeth@oit.edu to sign up!

March 23-26- Spring Break Service Trip

Join the V-Owls in the Bay Area for the 3rd Annual Spring Break Service Trip.

Go to the Service Trip page for more information. Sign up now at the Cashier's Office!

Saturday, April 11th

Volunteer Day within Klamath Falls.

#1- Painting at Fairview After School Program
#2- Yard work and de-winterizing the homes of senior citizens and disabled community members with the Klamath Lakes Community Action Services.

Email josie.hudspeth@oit.edu to sign up!

Saturday, May 9th- Campus Beautification Day

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

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.