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ADVOCATE & FACILITATE THROUGH WITHOUT WORDS Without Words volunteers have the opportunity to serve in a number of roles throughout the course of the program, including: setting up the rooms, monitoring the floors, guiding groups through the exhibits, assisting in reflection activities, assisting with guerrilla marketing efforts and breaking down the exhibits at the end of the program. Through their experience, volunteers gain facilitation skills, learn something new about setting up exhibits and have the opportunity to help others have that "ah-hah" moment through reflections. Volunteer times are flexible. To express your interest in becoming a volunteer and to learn more information, please visit their online form. ACC MEETING OF THE MINDS: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FSU’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is soliciting applications to participate in the fifth annual ACC Meeting of the Minds Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of Miami, April 15 through 17, 2011. Students selected to participate will fly to Miami for the conference, with airfare and hotel paid by OUR. The conference welcomes research from every discipline, and students from each ACC member university will be present. An application requires an abstract of the research project you will present, either with a poster or an oral presentation, along with a letter of recommendation from your research supervisor. Download the application here. Applications are due on January 24, 2011.

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HONOR A SPECIAL TEACHER OR ADVISER The University Teaching and Advising Awards Committee is seeking nominations for awards recognizing excellence in teaching and advising. The deadline for nominations is THIS Friday, January 7. These awards recognize excellence in teaching and undergraduate advising and each award carries a $2000 honorarium. Students and alumni may nominate full-time faculty members and/or full-time advisers for these awards. The nomination form can be accessed online in the top center of the page. If you cannot download and print, simply write a short paragraph stating the name of the professor or adviser, their subject area and reasons for their nomination. Nomination forms should be sent to the University Teaching and Advising Awards Committee, Office of the Provost, 212 Westcott Building, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1310 (Campus Mail 1310), or fax to (850)644-0172, or email to Maggi VanosWilson ( For questions or additional information, call (850)644-3032. CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. The Center for Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Leadership & Civic Education invite you to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two different events. A Dinner Dialogue will be offered on January 12 at 7pm at the Globe auditorium. A Day of Service will also be offered on January 17 at the Springfield Community Center. To register yourself or your group for the MLK Day of Service, please contact PRINCETON REVIEW SURVEY: GIVE THOUGHTS ON FSU Students will be entered for a chance to win one of ten Apple® iPad mobile digital devices by sharing their unique expertise ­ that is, their experience as a student at one of the best colleges in the nation! Take the survey and help us set the record straight about what sets your school apart in the Princeton Review Guides of colleges and universities. Student input provides prospective undergraduates with a candid, accurate, and engaging picture of life at your college, helping them to decide if it’s the right fit. RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Students are invited to present their honors thesis work, the results of their directed individual studies, and any other research or creative endeavor that they have done under the direction of a faculty member at The Florida State University. This symposium supports completed projects and research

and/or creative works in progress. The symposium will take place on March 29, 2011 in Strozier Library from 10am until 2 pm. Abstracts are due to by January 20, 2011. More information is online.

To apply for the academy, click here. Applications are due on January 22. SEMINOLE FUTURES AMBASSADOR TRAININGS If you are interested in gaining an inside perspective on the Seminole Futures Career Exposition, consider becoming a Seminole Futures Ambassador! Seminole Futures will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 9am-3pm in the Leon County Civic Center, and Ambassadors can sign up for various volunteer tasks and time slots. Why Become a Career Center Ambassador? • To network with and get exposure to recruiters • If you are not job-searching, to familiarize yourself with Seminole Futures early in your college career • To represent your student organization • To help out the Career Center • Some organizations have offered service hours or participation points to members for volunteering New Ambassadors are required to attend one of the following training sessions prior to the event: January 11 at 4pm OR January 12 at 10am in the Dunlap Success Center room 2201. For questions, please contact Abbey Cunningham at PRESERVE CULTURE: LEARN RUSSIAN A Russian language class will be offered by the Forget-Me-Not Russian Language School. The classes will begin on January 15 and will be held from 3 until 5pm every second Saturday at the Greek Orthodox Church. The class will focus on beginner/intermediate level conversation and grammar. The price for the class is $50 per month. For more information, contact Galiya Tabulda at


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SERVICE FRATERNITY LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS Alpha Phi Omega is looking for new students to join their membership, as they are recruiting until January 11, 2011. Alpha Phi Omega is a National Fraternity of more than 17,000 male and female student members. Its mission is to develop leadership, to promote friendship and to provide service to humanity. More information can be found on their website, or by contacting Stephen French at THE FRONT LINE LEADERS ACADEMY The Front Line Leaders Academy helps students interested in: • Developing the skills base needed for field strategy, campaign management, communications and fundraising • Learning campaign and leadership skills from successful elected officials and proven campaign experts • Organizing and serving their community through progressive values • Becoming a public servant to address the ills of their community • Running campaigns for progressive candidates

MEET NON-PROFIT LEADERS AT LUNCHEON The Center for Leadership and Civic Education, SGA’s Office of Servant Leadership, and the Directors of Volunteers Association (DOVA) are sponsoring a luncheon in an effort to connect YOU with local nonprofit and public service agency leaders. The luncheon will be held on January 21, 2011, from 11am until 1pm. RSVP is required to attend. This luncheon aims to provide students with information about the opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service sector, as well as about the day-to-day operations and needs of nonprofit agencies, how and why agencies depend so heavily on volunteers, what the impact of volunteering has, etc. Students will also share with agency representatives what they are doing to make a difference in our community. For more information, contact Heather Stitely at (850)6451515 or via email at

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES GIVE TO YOUR COMMUNITY THROUGH ACTING Do you have dramatic flair? Mission San Luis is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with their living history program and museum tours. Prefer being behind the scenes? They can always use help in the Visitor Center and with special design projects for new brochures. Contact Aila Rawlins, volunteer coordinator at or visit their website for more information.

Want to Mentor K-12 Students? Youth Programs training sessions will be held January 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 4:30pm - 7:30pm Dunlap Success Center Register online ** Transportation provided to many service sites. MARCH OF DIMES SEEKING HELP The Florida State March of Dimes Collegiate Council has been a part of campus since 1996, taking an active role in service and promotion of pediatric welfare. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Students interested in joining this group in their crusade to better the lives of children are welcome to attend their meetings, held every Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30pm on the 3rd floor of the Union in the Student Activities Center. For more information, visit their Facebook page or contact Gina Cyrille, Public Relations Chair, at SPRING OUTREACH FACILITATORS NEEDED The Center for Leadership and Civic Education is currently accepting applications for Outreach Program Facilitators for the spring term. Outreach projects are student-led and give people the opportunity to explore various nonprofit agencies, with options to volunteer on almost a daily basis. Facilitators are involved in educating, recruiting and guiding students through their community service experience. Facilitators are also van trained and are responsible for transporting volunteers in Center for Leadership and Civic Education vans to and from service projects. Facilitators are expected to commit to leading their service project at least once per week through a minimum of one semester. If you are interested in this great leadership development opportunity, stop by to pick up an application at The Center, located in the Dunlap Student Success Center. For more information, contact Heather Stitely at (850)645-1515 or CULTIVATE & HARVEST THROUGH DAMAYAN GARDENS Damayan Gardening Project needs volunteers to help with watering, spreading mulch, harvesting vegetables, pulling weeds, etc. every Monday from 9am until noon and every Saturday from 9am until 2pm at Litchgate (1401 High Rd). They are also needed every Thursday from 3:30 until 5:30pm at the Boys and Girls Club on Laura Lee Avenue. No gardening experience is needed, just a helpful hand. To volunteer, please contact Rebecca Waltemath, Florida State’s Community Ambassador to the Damayan Garden Project, at WORK WITH YOUTH AND FAMILIES The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice is in need of life coaches and mentors to work with families and youth who have made contact with the Department. Life coaches serve students and adults and the mentor program provides services to students in transition. To learn more about these

opportunities, please contact Denise Manning at or (850)251-7356. THE SHARING TREE The Sharing Tree is a reusable resource center where donated new and gently used materials are collected and made available to educators. Every day, households and businesses throw away countless items that still have educational value. These materials now have the opportunity to be transformed into instructional aides, student projects and even works of art. The Sharing Tree is currently looking for organized and creative volunteers. These individuals would be in charge of organizing donations, sorting and then restocking. The Sharing Tree is a fun, energetic and creative atmosphere with a mission that entails recycling and education. To volunteer, contact Carly Sinnadurai, Executive Director, at (850)487-7568 or LEON COUNTY RECYCLING Help prepare for Children's Day on January 29 at the Florida Museum of History! Volunteers are needed at the Learning Center (at Solid Waste) to prep materials. Specifically, volunteers will wash, cut and then die cut aluminum cans that will be made into aluminum flowers. Volunteers are also needed to collect aluminum cans. Contact Carole Gentry at (850)606-1827 or


GRADUATING SENIOR DEADLINE FOR GARNET & GOLD The Garnet and Gold Scholar Society facilitates involvement and recognizes the engaged, well-rounded undergraduate student who excels within and beyond the classroom in the areas of Leadership, Internship, Service, International, and Research. An undergraduate student actively pursuing classes who has met the criteria in three of the five areas and completes a Synthesis Project will qualify as a Garnet and Gold Scholar Society member. The deadline for Graduating Seniors to apply is coming soon. All area submissions are due by January 14. To find out more, visit the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society’s website or email STUDENTS IN SERVICE AWARDS The Students in Service Awards is a national search for inspirational college students who are positively impacting social and environmental challenges facing our communities. The Students in Service Awards include scholarships and grants to three benefactors: • College/University Students: One winner will receive a $5,000 academic service scholarship. Two runners-up will each receive $2,500 scholarships. • College/University Service-Learning Centers: $2,500 grants will go to the college or university servicelearning center (or department that supported their

service project) of each of the three finalists for the purpose of supporting their civic engagement programs for students. • Nonprofit Partners: $2,500 grants will go to each of the three nonprofit partners sponsoring the winning service projects to support their vital community work. Students who apply for this award will have their projects posted on the Students in Service Awards website. Students, educators, family members, and other community members will be invited to vote for their favorite student/service project. Fan votes and the Washington Campus Compact staff selection committee will select the top 50 inspirational semifinalists. A national selection committee of civic leaders, long with a fan vote, will select the final Students In Service Award winner and scholarship recipients. Visit for all of the additional details on eligibility and the application process. Applications are due January 28, 2011. AMERICORPS STATE AND NATIONAL GRANTS (Deadline: January 25) The Corporation for National and Community Service is looking for high-impact organizations across America to submit their strongest applications for how to use AmeriCorps members to address pressing social problems. If the President's fiscal year 2011 budget request is fully funded, the agency anticipates approximately $311 million to be available for new, recompeting, and continuation grants in all of the AmeriCorps State and National grant categories, and $1 million for AmeriCorps planning grants. This funding will make a focused investment in improving education, energy conservation, the health of all Americans, and economic opportunity for economically vulnerable individuals; increasing service by and for veterans; and providing disaster services. The Corporation encourages organizations that have never received funding from the Corporation or AmeriCorps to apply for these grants. Applications are due January 25 at 5pm Eastern Time, and successful applicants will be notified in early June 2011. For more information, visit them online. FSU GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD The Florida State Graduate Student Leadership award recognizes outstanding graduate student leaders who are making a positive difference in their scholarly/creative, campus, and wider communities. Any currently enrolled graduate students who exhibit strong leadership skills through activities such as peer mentoring, teaching, research, publishing, creative work, service, and/or participation in professional association activities are encouraged to apply. The person selected for the prestigious Leadership Award and his/her department will be recognized at the Celebration of Graduate Student Excellence, held each spring semester. All nominees will be recognized at the event. The Leadership Award recipient will receive a $500 award. Applications should include: 1. A one-page personal essay that includes a rationale for receiving the leadership award 2. A Curriculum Vitae 3. A letter from the Departmental Chair, Faculty Advisor, or Graduate Program Director supporting the student for the leadership award Completed application packets are due in the Graduate School (408 Westcott) on January 31. For questions, please contact Colin Creasy at (850)644-3501 or

FL CAMPUS COMPACT EXCELLENCE IN SERVICE AWARD Florida Campus Compact is seeking Florida's most dedicated student service scholars to apply for our 2010 Excellence in Service Award. This award provides recognition for the outstanding efforts and contributions of students to their communities. Each award recipient will receive $500, free registration to the 2011 Student Scholars' Institute, and visible statewide recognition for their efforts. Last year, FSU senior Sophia Khawly was one of the awardees. Applications are due on January 11, 2011. THE EISNER PRIZE FOR INTERGENERATIONAL WORK The Eisner Foundation has announced the launch of the inaugural Eisner Prize and is currently soliciting nominations of individuals or non-profit organizations. The Eisner Prize is a cash award of $100,000 and is designed to recognize excellence by an individual or a non-profit organization in uniting and utilizing multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community. The foundation hopes to spur innovation in this field and to reward those who have committed already to excellence in uniting multiple generations for the betterment of our country. Non-profit groups may self-nominate; individual candidates must be nominated by another person or group. To learn more about The Eisner Foundation or to nominate yourself or someone else who may be eligible for The Eisner Prize, please visit their website.


STARBUCKS SHARED PLANET YOUTH ACTION GRANTS The Starbucks Foundation is accepting applications from organizations that provide young people a continuum of opportunities to develop creative approaches to address pressing concerns in their communities. Grants are $10,000 to $30,000 on average. Funding will be considered based on numbers of beneficiaries served, geographic reach, organizational capacity, and size of operating budget. To apply, please complete a letter of inquiry for your organization. The Starbucks Foundation will contact you if they would like to request a full grant proposal. Successful grant applicants will exhibit all of the following qualities: • Deliver services to youth, ages 6 – 24 (preference will be given to organizations that focus on young people in the age range of 12 and older, when they are able to take independent action) • Provides opportunity to combine learning with action that support communities and further global citizenship • Deliver services, disseminate information, provide training and/or build broad networks • Provide opportunities for Starbucks partners and multiple stores to be engaged in community service

The Starbucks Foundation reviews the submissions on an annual basis; letters of inquiry submitted between October 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011 will be reviewed and considered for the spring 2011 grant round. For more information, visit the Starbucks Foundation online. EARN MONEY FOR SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP The Florida State University’s Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is soliciting applications for the annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Awards ($4000) and the Mentored Research and Creative Endeavor Awards ($1000). The awards support a summer research or creative project under the supervision of a faculty member. The funds may be used for research costs, travel expenses, and/or summer living expenses during the project period. There is a common application for both awards. Applications are due on January 31, 2011. Download the application here. INTERN AT THE CENTER FOR GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT A variety of internship positions are available right on campus at the Center for Global Engagement. Positions are available for undergraduate, graduate or law students. Students may earn between 3 and 6 credit hours for their work and can apply their internship hours to the new Garnet and Gold Scholar Society internship requirements. To learn about each position and to apply, please visit the Center for Global Engagement’s website. Questions should be directed to the contact people listed under each position.

internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, $42/day for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities. Download the application, review advice, the selection process or a rating and criteria form online. Applicants are also invited to contact an alumnus to learn more about their experience. Applications are due January 28, 2011. INTERN AT MISSION SAN LUIS Mission San Luis has a limited number of internships available for the spring Semester in areas ranging from museum studies, costuming, marketing, anthropology and history. Applicants must have completed or be pursuing a related field and projects are chosen on a case-by-case basis. Internships are unpaid and require a commitment of at least 12 hours per week for 3 months. To inquire, please contact Lindsay Skelly, Education Program Supervisor, for more information at

TURN YOUR IDEAS INTO ACTION The Young People For (YP4) fellowship is a leadership development program focusing on identifying, engaging and empowering young, progressive leaders. The core of the program is a one-year fellowship that equips college students with the skills and resources necessary to create lasting change on their campuses and in their communities. The fellowship kicks off with a five-day summit in Washington, D.C. where 200 fellows connect with other progressive leaders, attend skill-building workshops, learn about powerful strategies and tactics for sustainable social change, and strategize for the future. Fellowship awardees will be offered financial support, technical support and media assistance while implementing a meaningful Blueprint for Social Justice project of their own design. Learn more and nominate yourself or a friend for the 2011 Fellowship. Videos of last year’s Fellowship program are also available online. Applications are due January 31, 2011. GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNS NEEDED AT MUSEUM The Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science is currently looking for graphic design interns for the spring 2011 semester. Interns will work closely with the Manager of Publications within the Development Department. They will assist with all aspects of marketing and publication. Interns must have knowledge and/or experience with Mac computers. Also, interns must have a laptop with the necessary CS4 or CS5 software. Applicants should have working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Illustration skills are a plus. Must interview with portfolio or have an online portfolio. To apply send your resume and Museum Internship Application to Eligible students will be contacted for interview. NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENTS WELCOMED TO INTERN The Udall Foundation offers a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C. for Native American and Alaskan Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. The

LEON COUTY OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILIY The Leon County Office of Sustainability is looking for senior undergraduate or graduate level students in the areas of planning, public administration, communications, journalism, environmental sciences, environmental policy or management with good organizational skills for a flexible internship. Interns can expect to work in the areas of public relations, intergovernmental relations, private partnerships, and community interest groups. The spring 2011 project will be to assist in the development and implementation of a

community-wide sustainability stakeholder retreat. Tasks may include but are not limited to: attendee tracking and outreach; designing and implementing attendee survey; and compiling summary survey document. The internship will be located in the Leon County Courthouse on the 5th floor. To declare your interest, contact Maggie Theriot, Leon County Sustainability Manager, at (850)606-5380 or JOBS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT US PIRG If you’re like the US Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), you look around and see too many problems in our country to sit back and do nothing. With US PIRG, you can actually get paid to take on and solve some of our country’s biggest problems from advocating for policies that will make sure that the food we eat and the water we drink are safe and free of toxic chemicals, to researching the solutions to challenging issues, like balancing the federal budget. US PIRG is a federation of state-based public interest advocacy groups and is hiring over 100 graduating seniors to jump right in and make a critical impact as a campus organizer or in our fellowship program. More information can be found online. SUSTAIABLE TALLAHASSEE Sustainable Tallahassee is looking for students to help with a myriad of projects such as inventorying green initiatives in the Tallahassee-Leon County region; managing website content; assisting in program management; and graphic design. If interested, please contact Sharon Liggett, Executive Director, at (850)597-9836 or

Opportunities are not screened before they are posted. Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting service opportunities. OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES: >>The Center’s Sustained Service Experiences | >> FSU Career Center | >>SERVEnet | >>Idealist | >>Opportunity Knocks | >>Independent Sector | >>

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