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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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MOELLERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE Named for its founder Bill Moeller, The Moellership Program provides selected students at Florida State the opportunity to focus 8 – 12 weeks of their summer on full-time service at a non-profit agency. Examples of past projects include fighting homelessness in Tallahassee, food banking in London, caring for HIV/AIDS patients in Spain, constructing a technology center in Rwanda, designing and constructing a poultry production project at an orphanage in Tanzania, and promoting sustainability in Brazil. Applications are available here and are due Friday, December 14.

NOVEMBER LEADERSHIP LOGIC APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW! Want to spend a night out at the FSU Reservation with other students learning and challenging yourself through activities that facilitate leadership knowledge, skills, and values? Then Leadership LOGIC is the perfect program for you! November 9th at 7pm – November 10th at 2pm Applications are available online at thecenter.fsu.edu and the deadline to apply is Monday, November 5th by Midnight. If you have any questions, please

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE Are you interested in working one-on-one with a child with autism in hopes of helping him obtain his highest potential? You would also learn some basic skills for working with children with special needs. Volunteers do not need to have experience to participate. For more information contact Rachel Peck at (850) 509-2338 or visit their website. contact Erica Wiborg at ewiborg@fsu.edu


ALTERNATIVE BREAKS APPLICATION ARE AVAIALBLE! Applications for the Florida State Alternative Breaks program are now available at http://thecenter.fsu.edu/GetInvolved/Programs/Programs-A-Z/Florida-State-AlternativeBreaks If you have any questions please e-mail FSUAltBreaks@gmail.com

ENGLISH TUTORS NEEDED Dr. Jon Dalton is looking for 4-5 student volunteers to help teach/tutor English to about 25 Mexican migrants/immigrants. These volunteers are needed every Tuesday evening from 7-8pm at the Berean Christian Church located at 6214 Blountstown Rd (about 3 miles east of the FSU campus). No experience is needed since the volunteers will work under the direction of the project director. Contact Dr. Dalton if you are interested in this opportunity at 850-385-7122 or via email at jdalton@admin.fsu.edu.

MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT!

USE YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS TO HELP SOMEONE IN NEED PAEC (Panhandle Area Educational Consortium) is looking for a bilingual student/community member to oversee a night class for migrant workers in the Hillsborough area. Teaching/facilitating experience is a plus, but training will be provided! For more information about times, pay, etc. please contact Salvador Torres (Resource Specialist of the Migrant Education Program) at salvador_torres@paec.org or at 850-875-3806 ext. 3207

Its that time of year again! Center for Leadership and Social Change is excited to present the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Summit “Anchored in Diversity” occurring Friday, January 25th from 4pm-6pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm. The Multicultural Leadership Summit has educated students on diversity and multiculturalism to empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community. This year, the Multicultural Leadership Summit is focusing on identity development in the areas of: -Race, Ethnicity and Nationality -Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation -Access, Class, and Ability -Leadership and Action We invite students to register to attend the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Summit to explore how their identities contribute to creating a multicultural and diverse community. Join us to discover how you are “Anchored in Diversity” by registering NOW at, https://studentgroups.fsu.edu/account/create


PROFILES OF SERVICE Student Profiles of Service is an award sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Leadership and Social Change that recognizes individual students who demonstrate exemplary commitment to community service at local, national, or international levels. Profiles of Service awardees may be recognized through local newspapers, on Blackboard, and through our social media outlets. ALL application materials are due to The Center by: Friday, November 16, 2012 by 5 pm. Have questions? Contact us at 850-644-3342 or thecenter@admin.fsu.edu.

GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING & ADVOCACY OPPORTUNITIES

Food & Water Watch is a leading national consumer advocacy organization that runs dynamic, cutting edge campaigns that challenge the corporate control and abuse of our food and water resources, empower people to take action, and transform the public consciousness about what we eat and drink. Check out our website at www.foodandwaterwatch.org for more information. One of our current campaigns, Let Me Decide, is working to pass state legislation in Florida requiring the labeling of genetically engineered products. Genetically engineered food is food that has been genetically engineered in laboratories to splice genes from one species and inject them into another. The FDA does not require genetically engineered foods to be labeled, and so consumers have been in the dark since the 90’s as to the contents of their food. Here in Florida, there are field studies being done to genetically engineer our oranges to have pesticides inside of them! We need to build the support necessary to pass a bill that will require genetically engineered labeling on all food products and produce. Volunteer opportunities include: lobbying, event planning, visibility, etc. If you are interested in learning more and getting involved, contact Talya Tavor at 847.997.0564 or ttavor@fwwlocal.org. TUTORS NEEDED Seeking commitment for one month, 1 day a week, from volunteers for a small youth group (age 6-18), tutoring in math, reading & homework help. Preferred day & time is Wednesdays from 6-7pm, but will accommodate day of week according to volunteers’ availability. Sessions will be held in the fellowship hall of Mt. Sinai Church on Apalachee Pkwy (1 mile South of Super Wal-Mart on Apalachee Pkwy). If interested or for more information, please contact Brenda Thompkins at bmt04c@gmail.com TAKE YOUR SERVICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL: LEAD OTHERS IN SERVICE! The Center for Leadership and Social Change is seeking goal-oriented, self-motivated, service-minded students to facilitate service projects for the Community Outreach Program in the fall semester. Responsibilities include transporting FSU students in Center vans, so having a valid driver license, current auto insurance, and a good driving history are all needed. Other responsibilities include recruiting, informing, educating, supervising and encouraging the students on the project, helping them learn more about the needs of the community, discover what they are passionate about, and inspire them to continue volunteering. If you are interested, please complete a Facilitator Application and return it to Heather via email at hstitely@admin.fsu.edu or drop it off at the Center for Leadership and Social Change.

MENTORING YOUNG WOMEN Opportunity to participate in an amazing program for at-risk girls called “Get Real!”. The program meets once a week for an hour at local middle schools in Leon and surrounding counties. We are in dire need of mentors for this life-changing program! The requirements are: You must be 18, able to provide your own transportation to the sites, able to pass a background check, have a passion for working with youth and most importantly you must know how to have fun! Please feel free to email- jhayes@gscfp.org or call phone- 850-386-2131


VOLUNTEER AT BIG BEND HOMELESS COALITION Avago Mud Run, Saturday November 3rd, we need volunteers to help guide participants through the course and various activities. To learn more about the event visit http://www.avagomudrun.com Brewfest, Saturday November 3rd, 3:15pm- 9:00pm. Volunteers (must be 21+) will be serving beer. There will be beer tasting prior to event, you will receive a free T-shirt, meal, and drink coupon and there will be an after party exclusively for volunteers. MULTICULTURAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT PROPOSALS The application for 2013 MLS Presentation Proposals are NOW open. We are looking for students, faculty and staff members to submit presentation proposals for the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Summit and we encourage students and faculty/staff to collaborate on presentations. Presentations should be designed with the following points in mind:Sessions are 55 minutes in length, and should allow for 10-15 minutes of discussion and processing, and presentations should be creative and interactive! Consider using an activity to help put the concepts in your presentation into a more concrete form.The deadline for submitting a proposal is Monday, DECEMBER 3, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. To submit a proposal, please click the following link: https://studentgroups.fsu.edu/account/create Please feel free to contact the Center for Leadership and Social Change at 850-644-2450 or email Michael Dobrin at mbd09d@my.fsu.edu if you have any questions or concerns. We are more than happy to provide assistance and feedback on presentation proposals prior to their submission. If you would like to set up a consultation for your proposal, please contact Michael Dobrin or visit us in the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement,Suite 3100.


INTERNSHIPS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

NONPROFIT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Do you want to make a lasting contribution to a local nonprofit while earning 6 or 12 credits? The Center for Leadership and Social Change is now accepting applications for Spring 2013 Nonprofit Internship Program. This competitive program is designed to students to work halftime or full-time in the community and develop professional skills while earning credit. Previous interns have worked in: child development, juvenile justice, health services, homelessness, hunger, environment, government, and more. Find out more on our website. WEBMASTER VOLUNTEER NEEDED The Center for the Advancement of Human Rights has conducted nationwide projects on varies human rights issues. We are currently extending an opportunity for a graduate or motivated undergraduate student for the fall 2012 semester to gain hands on work experience and service hours. This person would work between 5-10 hours a week designing changes to the existing webpage and making recommendations for future ideas or concepts. This is an unpaid volunteer position which offers both work experience and the opportunity to have service hours recorded on the student’s Florida State University transcript, using the ServScript Program. If this position interests you and you feel you qualify, please contact Bambi Griffin at blg07g@admin.fsu.edu or 850.644.4550. 50 LARGE: BUILDING THE FUTURE TOGETHER Interns are needed to serve as Case Managers for young at-risk men in our local community. These men are directly or indirectly affiliated with gangs, drugs, the courts, school truancy, and\or at high risk of dropping out of school. The Case Manager’s primary role is to build a familial relationship with program clients and with potential clients. This “Boots on the Ground” corps is the primary recruitment tool for 50 LARGE, and they serve an important role in delivering services. Case Managers are the Intervention Team’s eyes and ears on the street, giving the team perspective on the personal aspects of gang conflicts and violence, and other issues that impact the 50 LARGE family. Case managers are responsible for: identifying potential clients and recruiting them for the program; processing referrals; contacting parents/guardian to schedule an intake interviews; identifying youths’ needs and goals and prepare a risk factor report for the Intervention Team; monitoring behavior in school, at home, and in the community; visiting clients who are incarcerated and helping to reconnect them to services when they are released from custody; resolving conflicts and/or mediating between clients, their families, other youth, and/or agencies; acting as a liaison between program clients and service providers/schools to facilitate client access to services; working with clients who are seeking employment, from helping these youth develop résumés, to identifying their skills and qualifications, to helping them apply for jobs or work with workforce services programs; and conducting program overview presentations in schools and for other organizations in the community. If you are interested in this amazing opportunity to help change the lives of these young men, contact Paul Millard at 850.321.2962 ormillardp@leonschools.net.

WORK FOR A GREEN FUTURE Become an Environment America Fellow. Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values. As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. Learn more here. INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY Real world experience needed? Kids Incorporated is currently looking for a marketing intern, as well as a graphic arts intern for the Spring and Summer semesters. Any interested student should submit their resume to Matt Vossler at mvossler@kidsincorporated.org. If you have questions, contact Matt at 850.414.9800 ext. 112 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM SEEKING VOLUNTEERS The Extended Day Enrichment Program at Ft. Braden School is in need of volunteers/tutors for children grades PK-5. Some of the children are ESE students, who have learning challenges. If you are interested in helping a child learn, please contact Julius Williams at williamsj7@leonschools.net FLORIDA’S WATER AND LAND LEGACY INTERNSHIPS As a dynamic environmental campaign on a tight deadline, we are looking for enthusiastic interns who are willing to commit ten or more hours a week to helping us at campaign headquarters in Tallahassee. Here are some of the positions we need filled: Events Intern Research events around the state of Florida, gather information on those events, enter into a database, call contact persons about availability of tables/tents, etc. as well as any policies that event might have on gathering signatures. Policies Intern Research corporate policy on public signature gathering, i.e. Publix, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, etc. Data Entry Intern Enter new volunteer data into our database. Phone Bank Intern Assist the Phone Bank Coordinator with calling and confirming volunteers scheduled to phone bank. Petitions Intern Assist Operations Manager in processing petitions and petition packet assembly. Interested candidates, contact Laura C., Operations Manager, at campaign@floridawaterlandlegacy.org or 850.629.4656. __________________________________________ Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting service opportunities. Opportunities are not screened before they are posted. OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES: >> FSU Career Center | >>SERVEnet | >>Idealist | >>Opportunity Knocks | >>Independent Sector | >>Fastweb.com


10.31.2012