Hello, all, The Pacific University School of Communication Sciences and Disorders is looking into launching a voice banking drive. A little about the project: What is it? Currently, there are 2.5 million Americans who experience voicelessness. From children with developmental … Continue reading
The McCall Center for Civic Engagement is honored to be walking to end lupus for our dear friend, Bevin. The walk will be taking place Saturday, September 29th. Now is the time to start confirming your commitment. We are in … Continue reading
At Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp we change lives!
For over 84 years, MHKC has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to provide individuals with disabilities an outstanding overnight recreational opportunity in the Mt. Hood National Forest. One of the largest programs of its kind in the U.S., each season MHKC offers a unique opportunity for more than 500 campers ages 11 and older (no upper age limit) to experience the outdoors in its fully accessible 22-acre campsite.
We focus on abilities, rather than disabilities
There are few places where children and adults with disabilities can spend an entire week focusing on their abilities, rather than their disabilities. MHKC is dedicated to the belief that all people regardless of race, economic status or physical/mental ability should experience the joy and personal growth that comes from the adventure of an overnight camp experience.
MHKC has provided more than 17,000 campers with the magic of camp. Thanks to this life-changing experience, our campers’ quality of life has improved, along with their personal growth in self-esteem, communications, social skills, sense of achievement and independence.
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp
Position: Camp Counselor
Class: DS-204 Working w/People w/Disability
- 2-week counselor experience working with children and adults with developmental disabilities.
- Provide 1:1 support as they navigate a life-changing camp experience
- Counts for 4 credits towards the Civic Engagement requirements.
- Amazing resume building opportunity.
- Learn how to team build, communicate, and problem solve with other counselors and staff.
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At the end of every semester, Pacific’s Center for Civic Engagement hosts a recycling event called “Give & Go” where students can conveniently recycle their unwanted items as they pack up for break. Community partners collaborate and pick up recycled … Continue reading
Free Seeds and Seed Swap Do your part in being self sufficient and healthy, by growing your own produce. Here to help you along the way is EdenAcres Environmental Education. Follow the link above for more information.
Saturday, 9/23, the SOLVE Organization has 3 local projects in Hillsboro and Beaverton. SOLVE is an Oregon wide organization that works to protect and preserve the local environments. This coming weekend they have the following projects available: Repair Trails at … Continue reading
My name is Pam Monahan, and I’m the Volunteer Outreach Specialist with Ride Connection, a nonprofit connecting older adults and people with disabilities with responsive, accessible transportation options. We also run GroveLink, the hop-on, hop-off buses that run around Forest … Continue reading
To support Syrian refugees in PDX the MSA at Pacific is collecting supply donations of the following to be donated to some local organizations in Beaverton that are doing a holiday drive: Kitchen Appliances Baby Supplies (diapers, wipes, bottles) Winter … Continue reading