CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are uniting May 21 for the annual OSU Days of Service event with nearly 20 volunteer opportunities in Oregon, Washington and California.

This year marks a return to in-person service projects after the pandemic caused a two-year hiatus. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for a local service project in their area, including:

“Beavers are out there making a difference every day,” said John Valva, vice president of alumni engagement and executive director of the OSU Alumni Association. “They steward public lands and steer boards and committees. They are regulars at local PTA meetings, little league games, food banks, blood drives and much more.”

Days of Service, which began May 11 and concludes May 21, started in 2009 and draws hundreds of volunteers each year.

“This annual Days of Service event both challenges our university community to rise to the occasion and shows gratitude for their everyday contributions that fly under the radar,” Valva said.

Volunteers can sign up for in-person service sites and record their service hours at Volunteers can also sign up for virtual or at-home projects on that site.

OSU Days of Service is sponsored by Toyota and Aztec Embroidery & Screenprinting.

Alumni Association

About the OSU Alumni Association: The Alumni Association was founded in 1873 and has been in continuous service since that time. Based in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, the association bridges a global community of over 215,000 Oregon State alumni, and its engaged community of volunteers and supporters make possible events, scholarships, career development and specialized alumni services that make OSU a place of lifelong learning and belonging. In 2017, the OSU Foundation and OSU Alumni Association were integrated, with a mission to partner with the university to engage our communities, inspire investment and steward resources to enhance the university’s excellence and impact. Read more at

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