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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES 2013 MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: MARK GONZALES The Center for Leadership and Social Change is honored to share a greeting from our 2013 Multicultural Leadership Summit Keynote Speaker Mark Gonzales: “It is a direct gift to you to share with FSU, family, & all who love life. It is quite simply the cliff notes of my heart put into mural, story, & film based form: The Alchemy of Storytelling - I encourage you to hold a viewing party with close love ones, and use it to launch conversations you may have been afraid to have before. I invite you to watch. I ask you to share. I love when we grow.” –Mark Gonzales & @wagebeauty DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. BOOK STIPEND

SERVSCRIPT PROGRAM – FSU’s program for recording students’ service hours on their official academic transcripts. This signature program, coordinated through the Center for Leadership and Social Change at FSU, has undergone a facelift. On August 26th, 2013 the new online tracking system was launched. The system can now be accessed from the portal. Once logged on, go to the bottom righthand side of the page to Student Services. From there, select the ServScript Application. More information and step-by-step instructions can be found on the ServScript Program website at Questions about the program can be emailed to For detailed instructions on how to use this new system, please come to an Info Session. It will be held in the Dunlap Student Success Center, in room 1006, on Wednesday, October 23rd, 1-2:30pm. MOELLERSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The purpose of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Book Stipend Award is to assist Florida State University students in completing their education. Through a collaboration of the Black Alumni Association and the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, three (3) awards will be given form the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, and an additional three (3) from the FSU Black Alumni Association with the requirement that the recipients identify as African American, for a total of six (6) awards. Awards will be for the amount of $350, and will be given to three undergraduate students, and three graduate students. Awards will be issued during the Fall 2014. Recipients will be announced at the Commemorative Celebration, the week of January 20th-24th, 2014 at the discretion of SGA. Applications are available at: If you have any questions, please contact Marlynn Lopez at

WITH WORDS VOLUNTEER DRIVE With Words is looking for volunteers for their Volunteer Drive! WHAT: With Words is a museum-style exhibit where students, staff, faculty, and community members are exposed to four domestic and global social justice issues. These issues this year include Eco-Toxicology, Food Deserts, the Educational Achievement Gap, and Human Trafficking. WHEN: Thursday, October 17th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm. WHERE: the Center for Leadership and Social Change, Room 2208. LINK: Visit, click “attend” and come out! This year, With Words will occur at the Globe on November 4th – 7th from 10:00am-8:00pm and November 8th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Please let With Words know if you have any further questions by contacting Janelle King at! Please invite any of your friends who would be interested in coming too!

Named for its founder Bill Moeller, the Moellership Program provides students at Florida State the opportunity to focus 8 – 12 weeks of their summer on full-time service at a non-profit agency. Selected students receive a stipend of up to $4,000 for participation in the program. Examples of past projects include serving persons experiencing homelessness in Tallahassee, food banking in London, caring for patients with HIV/AIDS in Spain, constructing a technology center in Rwanda, and promoting sustainability in Brazil. Applications are available at and are due December 4. Want to learn more about the Moellership Program? Information sessions will be held on Friday 10/18 at 12:00 in DSC 2208, and Tuesday 10/22 at 6:00 in DSC 1006.


Do you want to make a lasting community impact while earning 6 or 12 academic credit hours of internship credit? Do you want to have a professional internship experience that gives you that added advantage for grad school or employment interviews? Then you should consider the Non-Profit Internship Program, which provides an opportunity for you to make an impact on your community and gain professional internship experience while at FSU. Interested students will have guidance in seeking an internship at an agency in the local Tallahassee area that focuses on a variety of issues such as child development, juvenile justice, environmental issues, adolescent care, public health, public education, elder care, domestic abuse, poverty, homelessness, or disaster service. Questions should be directed to Rachel Dodd at Applications for spring internships are due November 1st at 5:00pm and can be found on our website, 2013-2014 STUDENT PROFILES OF SERVICE The application is now open for the 2013-2014 Student Profiles of Service. Student Profiles of Service is an award sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Leadership & Social Change that recognizes individual students who demonstrate exemplary commitment to service in a field of endeavor or community with a need. For more information, please visit: You may find the application at: Applications are due by Thursday, November 7th at 5:00 PM EST.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT E. GADSDEN HIGH SCHOOL The Center for Leadership and Social Change at FSU is offering an opportunity to tutor high school students. East Gadsden High School needs volunteers for their afterschool program. Transportation will be provided by the Center for Leadership and Social Change throughout the semester. This volunteering opportunity will take place every Tuesday 2:00-6:00pm (including drive time). Once established, the hope is that this project will become part of the Center’s Community Outreach Program. The fee, previously mentioned in an earlier ad for the background check, has been waived. There will be no cost to the volunteer, and you only need to bring your valid driver license to the school. Volunteers will be involved in tutoring in three content areas: math, science, and reading. Volunteers will be supervised and guided by school teachers. No long-term commitment is required. Contact Marisa Agama if you are interested. She can be reached at or 562-544-1545.

FALL PLEDGE DRIVE The Fall 2013 WFSU-FM Pledge Drive is around the corner! Save the Date for October 9-18, 2013! As usual, WFSU-FM needs volunteers to answer phones and take pledges. They hope they can count on you again! The sign-up will work a little differently this year, as they are integrating a new system that should make things better and easier for everyone! Click here to access the schedule of available phone shifts and sign-up if you're ready! You'll notice that each shift is listed per day. You can select one or more shifts and enter the amount of people who will work that shift. (Enter 1 if you are coming alone, or more if you are bringing a group.) If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Sarah Cassidy Hipsher at or call her at 850487-3170 ext. 359.


The Caribbean American Medical Education Organization (CAMEO) of FSU unites the efforts of a select group of pre-health students and medical staff in an international service learning experience that provides first hand medical care in countries less advanced. For years, CAMEO had provided physicians and nurses on each mission while CAMEO FSU recruits students and funds the trip. Each mission group sets up and runs clinics in rural towns where healthcare is not easily accessible to the general population. Mission trips to either Haiti or Jamaica are a week long during spring break, early July, or late August. Trips are designed to allow you to shadow doctors, learn about medicine, treat patients and experience a different culture. The application deadline has been extended, until Friday, October 18th by 4pm. The competitive interview process is mandatory and it is a first come first serve process. No late applications will be accepted. Please drop off applications at the front desk located in the Globe. Do not miss this opportunity! It is both rewarding and beneficial to your future careers in the health field. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the CAMEO Directors at For more information, visit

HAUNTED HARVEST 2013 Volunteers are needed to serve at Haunted Harvest 2013 on October 25th at the Oglesby Union! Haunted Harvest is a marquee event which will feature a concert, free food, pumpkin carving, carnival rides, paint-a-pot, a costume party, and much more! A large number of volunteers are needed to help assist with novelties such as face painters and palm readers, making popcorn, making snow cones, and managing lines. The first volunteer shift will be from 6:00pm9:45pm (includes event set-up) and the second shift will be from 9:15pm-1:00am (includes event break down and clean-up). Interested volunteers should e-mail Rachel Dodd at by Wednesday, October 16th at 5:00pm to sign-up. CENTRE POINT HEALTH & REHABILITATION The activities department is looking for students to help volunteer! Center Pointe provides many activities, such as the Evening Star program, Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, Brain Teasers, Exercise, Baking club, Bible Study, Arts and Crafts, Library Cart, Inspirational Readings, Manicures, and much more! Additionally, Centre Point is having a Fall festival on October 25th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. If you are interested in volunteering or for more information for any of these projects and programs, please contact Tedora Devore at or call (850) 688-3975.

ACT! SYMPOSIUM Calling all volunteers interested in helping to create an interdisciplinary social justice symposium: Act! Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice, Between Academy and Community. The first annual Act! Symposium (Act 1) will focus on social justice and be held February 28th- March 2nd, 2014 in Tallahassee. The symposium is intended to provide researchers, students, artists, activists, and community members’ working on social justice issues an opportunity to come together and learn from one another. For more information, visit General Interest Meeting: Monday October 21st, from 3:30pm-4:30pm in the Goldstein Library at FSU. At this meeting, Act! will be discussing their plans for the event and look for ways for volunteers to plug into their existing efforts.

HALLOWEEN HOWL The Tallahassee Museum is hosting its Annual Halloween Howl on October 25th and 26th this year! Ghoulish games are taking over the caboose area, carnival games will abound throughout the grounds, the spooky farm will house our witch in the kitchen, and the haunted trail will be scarier than ever! Also, back by popular demand, the 501st Star Wars re-enactors will be at the event in full regalia. Volunteer opportunities extend throughout the month of October and up to the event, as well as after. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, this is a great opportunity to get to know the museum, its staff and current volunteers, as well as be a part of a community event that is loads of fun! Groups are welcome! To sign up for Halloween Howl - here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: 2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 3. Sign up! Choose your spots VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. For more information, contact Natasha Hartsfield at 850-575-8684 x 136 or MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer needs volunteers! Making Strides will take place on Sunday, October 20th in the Southwood Town Center (3196 Merchants Row Blvd.) for their Event Party and 5K Walk. Volunteers are needed for the following shifts: 7:00am-11:00am Event set-up (breakfast will be provided); 11:00am-2:00pm Event set-up, Registration volunteers, water stations, walk volunteers, & misc.; 2:00pm-4:00pm Registration volunteers, water stations, walk volunteers, misc., & clean up. Feel free to volunteer for more than one shift. Sign up by emailing or directly online here. For more information about this event, visit www.makingstrideswalk. org/leon.

SPRINGWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Springwood Elementary School is currently a Title 1 School and in need of additional support in reading and math. There are 6 teachers on the 3rd grade team. The 3rd grade teachers are trying to ensure that they prepare their students as much as possible for FCAT and 4th grade. They would like to ensure they are providing students with as much support and resources to improve reading comprehension, writing and math. It would be beneficial if each classroom could have two individuals to provide small group support with enrichment activities and tutoring. For more information, please contact Ms. Francois at TALLAHASSEE FOOD NETWORK The Tallahassee Food Network is seeking volunteers to assist in the annual Youth Symposium on Food and Hunger, taking place on October 26, 2013. Specific needs include assisting in research prior to event, reaching out to local organizations to establish their support, and assisting event coordinators on the day of the event. Interested parties should contact Kristen Goldsmith at or 419-356-9006.

GRACE MISSION OUTREACH PROJECT NEEDS TUTORS! Grace Mission is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with children who are in need of your help. Grace Mission stands by with the help of FSU students as mentors and tutors for children of all ages. FSU offers free transportation to and from the location. Just volunteer three hours a week and make a difference in your student’s life. Come join us at the Center for Leadership and Social Change every Tuesday from 2:30-5:30 pm to tutor children in need! For more information, please contact Tatiana Aponte at or Caitlin Almira at **This Community Outreach project qualifies for the ServScript Program!*

DREAM BUILDERS GREATNESS CENTER AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Dream Builders Greatness Center After School Program, “Young Leaders & Visionaries After School Development Center” works with students from K – 6th grades from various schools. Our main focus is to help the children complete their homework with understanding, precision, and correctness. The after school program endeavors to create a love for learning at an early age within the children that it is given the opportunity to serve. The current enrollment is seven (7) children, grades K- 5th. The desire is to have each of the students with an individual tutor, as the student are working and comprehending on different levels. Math (Elementary Math – Algebra), Language Arts, Social Studies and Science are the areas of study that tutors will be assisting with. Homework is done Mondays – Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The development center is located at 601 Miccosukee Road, Tallahassee, FL. The goal is to have all of the students completing their daily homework assignments. Currently, there is a need for five (5) tutors who are very knowledgeable in the above areas of study. For more information, please visit the website at PLANTATION WILDLIFE FESTIVAL The Plantation Wildlife Festival, which is a Nov. 15-17th, is an event that raises funds for operation of Thomasville Center for the Arts in Thomasville, Ga. During this year's festival, there is a new event on Thursday, Nov. 14th for top underwriters of the festival. There will be a 5-course wine pairing dinner for 50 people in the dining room of Pebble Hill Plantation. The event chair, Morgan Lewis, has secured the executive chef and key culinary team members of Sea Island Resort to prepare the exquisite meal for the evening. This could help with experience for a resume. This is also great for Hospitality students as well as anyone who would be interested in this field. Responsibilities will include prep, kitchen tasks, some organization and light clean up (for rentals, etc.), plating of courses, etc. Volunteers are requested to arrive at Pebble Hill in Thomasville, Ga. at 3 pm on Thursday, Nov. 14th. For more information, please contact Autumn Mayfield at or Morgan Lewis at AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST OF THE BIG BEND Join Second Harvest for their first 5K and 1 mile fun walk on Saturday, November 9th, 2013, sponsored by Infinity Software Development! This year’s run will take place at the J.R. Alford Greenway located at 2500 S. Pedrick Road. Registration is now open and can be completed online. It is $15 before in advance or $18 on race day or $10 for no t-shirt. Register TODAY!

MCKENZIE’S CLOTHING CLOSET McKenzie’s Clothing Closet at Calvary United Methodist Church is looking for volunteers to assist with sorting and hanging clothes in the clothing closet. The hours are flexible. If you would like to know more about the closet, please visit the website at An upcoming event is Jacket Day on Friday, October 25th in conjunction with Hope Community’s Service Day! The closet will be open for jackets only and the Hope Community will offer meals, showers, haircuts, and other services to the homeless on Oct. 25th. If you have jackets that you don’t wear anymore and would like to donate them, you may leave tham at Calvary United Methodist Church or call at 850-576-3124 and McKenzie’s Clothing Closet will pick the jackets up! Any clothing is always welcome, but there is a special request for jackets in preparation for Jacket Day. There is never a charge to their clients. For more informaiton, please contact the United Methodist Church or Janet McSmith at or 850-576-1431.

BIRDSONG NATURE CENTER Birdsong Nature Center is a jewel in the North Florida/South Georgia area. Its 565 acres of wildflower meadows, forests, ponds and swamps are home to a myriad of birds and other wildlife. There are 12 miles of nature trails, a butterfly garden, and a bird window that provides an up close view of over 150 species who call Birdsong either their permanent or vacation home. Birdsong’s mission is to foster awareness, understanding, and appreciation of nature and its interrelationships. One of their annual events is the Fall Open House, which this year will be on Sunday, November 10, from 1:00-5:00PM. On the day of the event, they will need volunteers to help direct traffic into the parking areas in two shifts: 12:30-3:00PM and 3:00-5:30PM. Volunteers are also needed to help set up for the event the day before, on Saturday, November 9, from 9:00AM-2:00PM. That will entail setting up tables, chairs and roping off the parking areas. If you would like to spend some time in a great area for a great cause, please contact Margie McInnes, Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator, at Let them know which day and what times are best for you to volunteer. Birdsong Nature Center is happy to find just the right volunteer job for you! If you would like to know more about Birdsong, please visit our website at

BIG BEND HOMELESS COALITION VISTA POSITION The Big Bend Homeless Coalition has a full time Capacity Building VISTA Project position available locally as a Volunteer Coordinator. The Program Start/End Date 11/05/2013 - 11/11/2014, and it’s through the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH). VISTAs will be engaged in a variety of activities that focus on: volunteer coordination, capacity building, design coordination, partnership building, and faith based organization engagement. Member Duties: To help ensure that the agencies serving the homeless and low- income people are able to expand their capacity to meet the increasing need in their communities. The NCH VISTA Project will build volunteer recruitment models as well as partnerships and infrastructure to make sure that these organizations can expand in a sustainable way. Program Benefits: Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible, Health Coverage, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Training. Apply to: Search=true. And send resume to: For more information about the Big Bend Homeless Coalition and how to volunteer, please visit their website at

GOOD NEWS OUTREACH Good News Outreach is a non-denominational faith-based organization that strives to reduce hunger, homelessness, and isolation by providing food, shelter, and social interaction through collaborative efforts within the Tallahassee community. Student volunteers are currently being sought to assist in two areas of responsibility. Receptionists – Volunteers are needed in our administrative office located in Tallahassee’s Midtown section to greet visitors, assist with incoming donations of food and household items, take phone messages and do basic data entry and word processing. Typically, the office environment is very quiet and is conducive to studying. Office hours are 9:00 – 4:00, Monday thru Thursday and 9:00 – 1:00 on Fridays. Flexible scheduling during these hours is available in a minimum of two hour increments. Food Distribution Assistants – Volunteers are needed to assist each week on Thursday mornings from 8:00 – 10:00 at our administrative offices in Tallahassee’s Midtown section. Duties include greeting those coming to pick up non-perishable food in pre-packed grocery bags; assisting with completion of simple paperwork and helping those individuals needing assistance getting the food to their vehicle. If you as an individual or a group with whom you are associated, would like to volunteer at Good News Outreach, please contact by sending an email to Please include your area of interest, availability, and telephone number.

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listserv 10.16.2013  

The purpose of this newsletter is to disseminate information about upcoming projects, programs and events, as well as to post opportunities...

listserv 10.16.2013  

The purpose of this newsletter is to disseminate information about upcoming projects, programs and events, as well as to post opportunities...