Students and community prepare for “Oregon Days”

Paloma Dale

 

Review staff writer

Take Care of Oregon Day is a large-scale volunteer initiative, created for the state’s sesquicentennial. More than 500 various volunteer endeavors are in the process of preparing for the event, and it is projected that more than 20,000 people will be involved. Linfield students are beginning to prepare for the occasion as well. On Sept. 17, a volunteer training presentation was held on campus in Riley Hall. 

Specific decisions have yet to be made regarding the exact volunteer projects Linfield members will be participating in; however, a neighborhood clean up and community mural could be in the works.

“The experience is an opportunity to pay tribute to the state, but more importantly give back to the community that hosts you nine, 10 months out of the year,” Linfield Community Service Coordinator Jessica Wade said .

Take Care of Oregon Day is expected to be the biggest volunteer program the state has ever seen, and will occur on and around May 16, 2009.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities contact Wade at jwade@linfield.edu. There will also be a student leadership training held on September 30, from 5-6 p.m. in Walker 203.

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