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9/10/2008 Linfield to partner in Oregon 150 volunteer initiative

McMINNVILLE – Linfield College will host a free hands-on Volunteer Action Training to prepare community leaders to organize volunteer projects for Take Care of Oregon Days. Take Care of Oregon Days, expected to be the largest statewide volunteer event in Oregon history, will be held in May 2009 in honor of Oregon’s sesquicentennial celebration.

The training, open to students and Yamhill County residents, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 201 Riley Hall at Linfield. The workshop will be facilitated by representatives from the Volunteer and Mentor Center of United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

Topics to be covered include how to plan a successful volunteer project in your community; how to find volunteers and support for your project; and how to effectively work with the media, sponsors and other project partners.

Through the training, Jessica Wade, community service coordinator at Linfield, hopes to identify ideas and leaders for several volunteer projects that will be open to both campus and community members.

“Linfield is proud to be a partner in Oregon 150 and is honored to host this valuable training,” said Wade. “Promoting volunteerism is one way that Linfield College can pay tribute to Oregon in her 150th year while helping to maintain the tremendous quality of life across the state.”

For more information contact Wade at 503-883-2636, or register online at www.Oregon150.org.