Presented by Portland General Electric | April 18th, 2015

Oregon's largest Earth Day event needs you!

Project applications are now being accepted for SOLVE IT on Saturday, April 18th

Register your project today!

SOLVE is excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications from volunteer leaders to be part of Oregon’s largest volunteer Earth Day event, SOLVE IT presented by Portland General Electric. SOLVE IT events will take place across the state on Saturday, April 18th 2015 from 9am-1pm; teachers are encouraged to involve their students in service-learning activities any time between April 13th and April 24th.  The deadline for applications is Monday, February 2nd.

SOLVE IT provides an opportunity for Oregonians to come together to take care of our parks, waterways and neighborhoods by picking up trash, pulling invasive plants, planting native trees and shrubs, and other watershed enhancement activities. This is your opportunity to join forces with other groups across the state and to apply for assistance to lead your local volunteer project as part of Earth Day. SOLVE provides project support through:

  • Project planning assistance 
  • Volunteer Coordinator training
  • Project Planning Reference Guide (step-by-step guide to coordinating a SOLVE project)
  • Event flyers and pre-event publicity
  • Assistance with volunteer recruitment and placement, including online registration, confirmation emails to all online registrants, and volunteer registration/waiver forms
  • Free materials such as litter bags, vinyl gloves, safety vests, first aid kits, and sharps containers
  • SOLVE also has a limited number of small grants of up to $100 for reimbursement of qualifying project expenses. 

Complete your project application and become a part of this special event today!


 Global Youth Service Day

For the 3rd year in a row SOLVE has been selected by YSA to be a lead agency in Oregon for Global Youth Service Day sponsored by State Farm. As a results, all SOLVE IT projects will also be a part of this international effort. Now in its 25th year, Global Youth Service Day is celebrated by hundreds of thousands of young people in more than 100 countries and recognizes the positive impact that young people have on their communities 365 days a year. 




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