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Portland State of Mind Day of Service: Our Interconnected Future

Saturday, October 19th, 2019
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Age Limit16 and up
Join together for a fun and engaging campus-wide day of service while exploring the interconnectedness of issues facing our community. From health & wellness to sustainability, from food security to literacy, from houseless youth to aging in isolation, our ability to tackle community needs effectively requires us to find where root causes overlap, where solutions intersect, and how we can work together across issue areas to build a brighter future. 

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm
Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) Room 101

Portland State of Mind Day of Service invites you to dig into a day of community engagement and conversation in support of issues and community organizations both on and off campus. Join us for morning reflections and a short kick off, meet your service project leads, and head off across campus and the into the city for a couple hours of hands-on volunteering. Afterwards, we'll reconvene at PSU for lunch (provided) and engaging conversation across service groups to explore the interconnectedness of the issues addressed at our service sites and reflect on how we can continue to live our motto: Let knowledge serve the city. 

Serve on one of the following Service Projects:

  • Dig in to the PSU Gardens with the Student Sustainability Center

  • Support the the PSU Food Pantry with its education and outreach efforts

  • Decorate place mats for Meals on Wheels' Thanksgiving meal delivery for homebound seniors

  • Spruce up the family areas at the Ronald McDonald House Charities' "home away from home" for families of seriously ill or injured children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and medical facilities.

  • Prep donations for resale to support low-income housing options at Habitat for Humanity Portland ReStore

  • Clean books for kids with the Children's Book Bank

*Sign up for the specific service project you would like to join for Portland State of Mind Day of Service!

Transportation via car or public transit to off-campus sites is provided. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting a bit dirty, and bring a water bottle to keep you hydrated.
Learn about more ways to engage in the community while connecting with others from across campus at this annual service day! Portland State of Mind Day of Service is organized by PSU's Student Community Engagement Center, empowering students to engage with communities to create positive social change. Please contact us at if you have any questions.
PerksIncludes light breakfast snacks and lunch.
CausesAnimals At-Risk Youth Children & Youth Civic Engagement Community Conservation Early Childhood Education Education Environment Environmental Education Food Insecurity, Hunger Health Homeless & Housing Literacy Marginalized Populations Older Adults Social Justice Sustainability Water Conservation
SkillsArtistic Help Arts and Crafts Cleanups Food Drives Food Preparation Landscaping Maintenance Marketing Mulching Planting and Gardening Remove Debris Repair/Renovation
Sustainable Development Goals
51 Positions Filled | 43 Impacts | 214 Hours

Location: SMSU Parkway North (Room 101) on the first floor of the Smith Memorial Student Union across from the food court, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201

Shifts (6)

8:30am (PT)1:30pm (PT) The Children's Book Bank fills homes and lives with engaging, culturally diverse books because all...8/10Over
8:30am (PT)1:30pm (PT) The Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts donated new and used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting...4/5Over
8:30am (PT)1:30pm (PT) Decorate personalized placemats for Meals on Wheels' Thanksgiving meal delivery for homebound seniors. Meals on...12/13Over
8:30am (PT)1:30pm (PT) Join us for a project at the PSU Food Pantry! For this shift we will...7/7Over
8:30am (PT)1:30pm (PT) Join us for a project at the PSU Orchard in conjunction with the Student Sustainability...13/14Over
8:30am (PT)1:30pm (PT) Help out at Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization that offers a supportive community as...7/8Over