Get Involved Via Engagement (GIVE) | McCall Center for Civic Engagement

HAPPENING NOW:

Winter break! We will resume regular operations and event planning in January. Until then, best of luck on your exams and enjoy your holidays.

The MCCE organized 10+ amazing events in the Fall semester and are ready to do it again in the Spring. From beach clean-ups to National Stress Day ArtJamz, we know how to have fun while working toward sustainable change. Don't want to miss out? Sign-up for our "Civic Action Update" email and you'll always be in the loop!

The McCall Center for Civic Engagement encourages students to take part in making communities better through civic engagement. No matter your interests, skills, passions, or access to resources like time or transportation, we can help you find a way to get involved. We share opportunities that exist in the community, create projects just for Pacific students, faculty, and staff, and support students developing their own initiatives. 

Upcoming Events:

    December:

    • Faculty Course Development Workshop for CE/IDP/SU/Winter (12/12, 9-4)

    January: 

    • Social Justice Retreat (1/17-19) 
    • GIVE project: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (1/20)
    • Community Conversation: Social justice focus, details TBD, open to the public
    • Forest Grove annual town meeting (TBD)

    February:

    • GIVE project: TBD
    • Community Conversation: Topic, details TBD, open to the public

    March:

    • GIVE project: TBD
    • Community Conversation: Topic, details TBD, open to the public

    April: 

    May:

    Plus, new opportunities emerge just about every day to take action or make your voice heard to improve the lives of others or the community we live in. Watch this space for updates. 


    GIVE Projects

    The McCall Center offers regular opportunities to Get Involved Via Engagement (GIVE). GIVE projects are short-term experiences typically involving volunteer service, advocacy, or political activism. 

    Short-term and one-time opportunities for engagement are regularly publicized around campus, around our office in Scott Hall, on the MCCE Facebook page, and in our GIVE emails.


    Volunteer Positions: Making a Commitment to Civic Engagement

    The McCall Center encourages students to engage in long-term experiences that can develop their skills, establish strong ties with our community, and make a substantial difference in social and environmental problems. To get help finding volunteer positions, students can see our sample of community partners, or meet with MCCE staff in Scott 110 to get ideas about local organizations. We encourage students seeking long-term volunteer positions related to civic engagement (and our community partners interested in recruiting students) to use Handshake, the same system used by employers outside of the university.


    Past Events 2019-2020

    August:

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    November:

    • Election Day (11/5) - ballots should be dropped in the ballot box (Pacific Ave. between Cedar and College) by 8pm
    • ArtJamz (11/6) - Craft your stress away on Stress Awareness Day. All Pacific students are welcome to this event. Stop by between 6-8 p.m. at the Mac Dog House, on the 1st floor lounge of McCormick Hall, to get crafty and learn some tips on how to manage your stress.
    • Indigenous Heritage Forum (11/14, 11:30-12:50)
    • Community Conversation (11/12, 5:30-7:00 pm, register here!): Topic: Beyond Fake News: How We Can Find Accurate Information about the World
    • Healthy Holidays for Migrant Families (11/12-11/19, all day). Holiday drive in partnership with the Counseling Center of the Forest Grove High School. Donations can be dropped in the MCCE office (110 Scott Hall, Pacific University Forest Grove Campus) or by the Christmas Tree in the Scott Hall foyer. 
    • For What It's Earth (11/21, 11:30-1:00) Stop by our table in the UC for a cup of warming cocoa. Sign a sustainability pledge while you're there and you'll walk away with all the supplies you need to grow some basil in your dorm room / apartment. Free and open to all!
    • Faculty Course Development Mini-Grant for CE/IDP/SU/Winter applications due. Details and application here!