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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

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

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Stillwater Volunteer Center – Opportunities to Serve


The following is a list of volunteer opportunities around the Stillwater area. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact the SVC at (405) 377-2161 to register as a volunteer.

American Red Cross:

What: Help with blood drives

When: Tuesdays, 12-6 p.m.

Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency:

What: Special Projects

When: Varies, M-F 8-5

Edwin Fair Community Mental Health Center:

What: Receptionist/Greeter; Maintenance; Cleaning

When: Flexible, M-F 8-5

Elite Repeat Resale Shop:

What: Process items

When: Flexible, M-Sat. 10-5

First United Methodist Church:

What: Prepare and serve community dinners

When: Thursdays, 2-7:30

Habitat for Humanity ReStore:

What: Receive and process donations; Recycling

When: Fridays 9-5, Saturdays 9-1

Highland Park Elementary:

What: Reading Buddy – read with a child

When: One day a week, M-F 11:30-12

Humane Society of Stillwater:

What: Walk dogs; Socialize cats

When: Flexible, Tues. Wed. & Fri. 2-6, Th. 2-7, Sat. & Sun. 1-5

Image Hospice:

What: Office work and direct care with patients-sit with them, read, play cards.

When: Flexible, M-F 8:30-5

Judith Karman Hospice:

What: Visit patients; Assist in resale shop; Office help; Fundraising

When: Flexible, M-F 9:30-4:30, and Saturdays

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma:

What: Office assistance

When: Flexible, M-F 8:30-12 & 1-5

Life Adult Day Center:

What: Socialize with elderly

When: Flexible, M-F 7:30-5:30

Payne County CASA:

What: Be a court appointed advocate for an abused or neglected child; Fundraising

When: Various times, a one-year commitment to be a CASA, fundraising help also needed

Payne County Youth Services:

What: Administrative assistance; Perform activities and socialize with youth

When: Varies, Mon. Wed. & Fri. 8-5, Tues. & Thurs. 8-8

Sheerar Museum of Stillwater History:

What: Receptionist/Greeter; Educational programs; Shop assistance; Data entry; tours

When: Varies, T-F 11-5, Sat. & Sun. 1-4

St. Andrew’s Thrift Shop:

What: Serve a three hour shift to help customers at the sales desk; work the cash register

When: T,W,F 10-4, Th 10-6 (3 hour shifts; 10 am-1pm or 1pm-4pm one day a week)

Sterling House of Stillwater:

What: Accompany residents to doctor appointments; Shave male residents

When: Varies

Stillwater Community Health Center:

What: Volunteers with medical experience

When: Tues. & Thurs. 4-7

Stillwater Domestic Violence Services:

What: Assist with transportation for shelter clients

When: Varies

Stillwater Medical Center:

What: Take photos of babies for website; Install Lifelines

When: Flexible, M-F 8-5

Stillwater Mobile Meals:

What: Deliver hot meals to the elderly, convalescing or homebound

When: One or more days a week, M-F 11:30-12:30

 

The Saville Center:

What: Cleaning; Maintenance; Mail-outs; Holiday decorating; Prepare lunches

When: Flexible, M-F 9-5

Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue:

What: Bottle feed and socialize kittens; Clean cages

When: Flexible, Mon.-Sun. 7-7

 

Remember, if you would like to serve at any of these opportunities, you must contact the SVC at (405) 377-2161 and register as a volunteer.

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Bedlam Blood Battle 2011


(All credit to Kristi Lester of the Oklahoma Blood Institute)

What Color Do You Bleed???

You will have your chance to show which team your heart bleeds for by planning to attend the Bedlam Blood Battle this fall.  The 2nd Bedlam Blood Battle competition will be held November 14-18 on the OSU Campus.  (Location TBD)  Last year, OSU barely pulled out the win and Beat OU.  (OSU had 1009 donations and OU had 920).

 

How can you make a difference in securing another Bedlam Blood Battle Championship???

Being a student leader on campus, you can play a big part in the success of this event.  Please encourage members of your group to participate in this life saving event.  Ask everyone to spread the word by sending out emails, posting to Facebook, Tweeting, and leading by example.

 

Why should someone donate blood???

Donating blood is something that is free, that has a tremendous impact, and only takes an hour of your time.  Did you know that over 60% of the population is eligible to donate but only about 5% actually do?  Did you know that every 2 seconds someone is receiving a blood transfusion?  Did you know that 3 out of 4 people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their life?

 

General rules for donation for a college student:  weigh at least 110 pounds, have a photo ID (student ID, Drivers License, passport), be in general good health.

 

Many people have tattoos/piercing and/or may have traveled to foreign countries.  This doesn’t disqualify you from donating.  The donation rules concerning these have actually lightened up and it’s much easier now and the wait time might be nothing or very little!  Make sure you still stop by and try!

 

What you get for trying to donate???

Free T-Shirt, Chance to win 2 Free Bedlam Football game Tickets, and FREE PIZZA!!! You can also count your hour for the CORD!

 

FEEL GOOD. GIVE BLOOD. GO POKES!!!

 

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Judith Karman Hospice Volunteer Training


The Stillwater hospice has volunteer training opportunities
coming up! They have two core training sessions in late September.
Follow this link for more information: http://goo.gl/9TkRq
Tuesday, 9/27 from 5:00 - 7:30
Wednesday, 9/28 from 5:00 - 7:30

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Oxfam America Emergency!


On top of the widespread famine affecting the people of Somalia, a cholera epidemic has sprouted up in the impoverished region. This preventable disease can be fatal for the malnourished Somalis. Oxfam is airlifting emergency supplies, but they need help! Donate if you can, spread the word if you can’t.

Follow this link to a video about what Oxfam does:
http://goo.gl/KLYF4

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Free Zoo Tickets for Blood Donors


FEEL STRONG this summer by donating blood with Oklahoma Blood Institute!
You’ll receive a voucher for two tickets to the Oklahoma City Zoo, a T-shirt and the satisfaction of knowing you saved three lives with your donation.
Photo ID Required.
Now through August, you can support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by forgoing the T-shirt offered in appreciation for giving blood. In turn, Oklahoma Blood Institute will make a monetary contribution of similar value to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Oxfam America: Fix the Broken Food System


Dear Joyce,
Soon there’ll be nine billion of us on the planet.
The food, water, and land we all rely on could be used up.
Starting today, Oxfam’s GROW campaign will work to change the way we produce, consume and eat.
Take the first step.
Your family goes to bed hungry every night. You scrape just enough money together each day to feed them, but today at the market, the prices of basic foods like rice have jumped. What do you do?
Give your kids less? Eat less yourself?
This dilemma is real. Food prices in recent years have hit record levels, causing riots in 25 countries. Farmers who are producing the world’s food can no longer feed their families.
Our food system is broken…but not beyond repair. Oxfam is launching a major campaign to take on the policies and corporations that control how much food gets produced, where it goes, who eats and who doesn’t – and we need your help.
Hunger isn’t about too many people and too little food. Our world produces enough food for all of us. So why does one in seven people still go to bed hungry each night?
A small handful of corporations control the vast majority of the food we eat. Local elites and frantic investors are grabbing up land we desperately need. Crops are being turned into fuel for SUVs. The causes are complex, but the solutions are pretty simple. And every one of us can make a difference, right now.
Together, over the coming months, we’ll push for a few simple but powerful changes to ensure our planet is ready to feed 9 billion people by 2050. Here’s how we’ll do it:
  • Demand that our leaders use crops for food, not fuel.
  • Pressure Congress to make sure ALL our food aid actually reaches those who need it most – right now, half never makes it.
  • Hold corporations accountable when they speculate on food prices, causing costs to spike and people to go hungry.
  • Push world leaders to help small farmers, who are facing more frequent droughts, floods and storms.
We aren’t saying it’s going to be easy. But together, we can make sure there is a place at the table for 9 billion people.
Sincerely,
Vicky Rateau, Campaign Manager, GROW
Oxfam America

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