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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leadership Community Advocacy Change Citizenship Action Acceptance Participation Vision Awareness Justice Civility

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. The program focus is on healthy self-esteem, identity, friendship, respect, etiquette, and literacy. 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 for more information.

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. LEADERSHIP LOGIC APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE 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! Leadership LOGIC is a two-day overnight leadership development program of no cost to students. All FSU students interested in opportunities to acquire, practice, reflect, and apply your personal and individual knowledge, skills, and values. No experience required! Stay overnight in cabins at the Rez. Cabins are equipped with heat/AC and multiple bathrooms. It happens October 19th at 7pm – October 20th at 2pm. Applications are available online at thecenter.fsu.edu and the deadline to apply is Monday, October 15 by Midnight. If you have any questions, please contact Erica Wiborg at ewiborg@fsu.edu ECO-REPS Are student ambassadors charged with increasing sustainable behaviors on campus through peer-to-peer outreach and leadership. We are looking for creative, out-going students interested in educating their peers about environmental issues and personal impacts. Anyone can apply. Go to our website at www.sustainablecampus.fsu.edu. Questions can be sent to Rose Laughlin at rol10@my.fsu.edu.

AN EVENING WITH MARK SHRIVER, Thursday, October 4 at

7pm, at St. Thomas More Church (free and open to the public). Sponsored by the Catholic Student Union and Catholic Charities, Mark Shriver, son of Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, will discuss his new book, “A Good Man, Rediscovering My Father Sargent Shriver.” Mark Shriver will share insights about his father who founded the Peace Corps, the Job Corps, and Volunteers in Service to America and who taught his children to lead lives of service. Mark’s mother, Eunice Shriver, founded Special Olympics. ALUMNI VILLAGE HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL The FSU Alumni Village is hosting its Annual Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 19, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm. Volunteers are needed to assist in running games and activities, serving refreshments, and haunted house characters. This is a great opportunity to work with families, children and international groups. For more information, contact Tiffany Karnisky at 644-1874 or tkarnisky@admin.fsu.edu


BRILLIANT MINDS! This arts and academic centered after-school program is in need of volunteers, to assist the children with homework. The agency is located at 325 John Knox Rd. in the Woodcrest Office Park. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 3:00pm and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Children range in age from 5 to 12 years of age. If you would like to volunteer, contact Brilliant Minds at 850.562.6148. You can also visit their website for more information.

SPAGHETTI 100 Volunteers are needed for the Spaghetti 100 cycling event on October 6. Proceeds from the event goes to support Kids on Bikes that teaches local 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade kids bicycle skills and drills. To sign up to volunteer, go to this website: http://cccyclists.org/ccc/volunteer_spag12.php. All Volunteers will receive a free volunteer t-shirt and a spaghetti meal after your volunteer shift. If you have questions, please contact Jack Tomassetti at jack@cccyclists.org.

FSU UNITED WAY GIVE AWAY FSU Student United Way has $13,787.99 to give to FSU RSO’s. What's the catch? They want to see you being productive! They want to see positive, sustainable changes in Tallahassee. Enough people have the vision, but not enough have the resources. Here's one opportunity to receive the resources necessary to help your RSO's vision get off the ground. If you wish to find out more information about the chance at receiving the money you can visit their website or go to their Facebook event page.

Volunteers Needed!! October 10-19, 2012 If you have an enthusiasm, energy and love for WFSU and Public Broadcasting and you have the ability to use the phone and a simple web form (training provided), your help is needed for the WFSU FM Radio Pledge Drive! Phone shifts are in 2 hour blocks. Six to 8 phone bank volunteers are needed per shift. Snacks and training are provided. Contact Charla Lucas at 850-487-3170 ext. 359 or clucas@wfsu.org if you are interested. 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 - only the willingness to learn through one-on-one training. For more information contact Rachel Peck at (850) 509-2338 or visit their website. KAUZ4UNITY PRESENTS FIRST FALL IMPACT SESSION IMPACT stands for Informing Many People And Communicating Truth. Our first IMPACT session will be a powerful and interactive group discussion on how Reality TV impacts us as a society. Come join us and voice your opinion. Refreshments will be served. “The Real In Reality” on October 4th, 2012 at 7 PM in SSB 218. CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT FT. BRADEN SCHOOL The Ft. Braden School is hosting their annual school carnival on October 19th. There will be games, food (pizza, burgers, hot dogs, etc), a haunted house and a silent auction. Volunteers are needed to help the teachers with their booths and with serving food. In addition to the carnival there will also be a fish fry, and volunteers are needed to help serve and clean up. Since our Florida State volunteers have been such big help in the past, they are seeking our help again this year. This is the perfect opportunity for student groups looking for a service project. The event is being held from 5:00pm-10:30pm and shifts are from 5:00-8:30pm and 7:00-10:30pm. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Christy at fulaterc@leonschools.net.

SERENITY COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION, INC. is a Gadsden County, Florida based nonprofit organization founded to provide programs and services that will assist the community and promote the healthy development of at-risk, disabled and underprivileged youth and their families. Serenity is looking for individuals who have talent in the following areas: music, dance, voice, acting, and ballet. We are asking for volunteers to help train these youth as they strive to reach their true potential. All interested person's please contact Michelle Culver at 850-274-6849 or 850-875-3936.

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.


GO BEYOND BORDERS! Beyond Borders is a unique short-term program offering an alternative to traditional academic study abroad programs. Participants gain a rich understanding of the local culture and make long-lasting connections through this immersion experience. Small groups of 10-12 students spend one week at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica during FSU spring break; or 3 weeks after the end of spring semester at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. Upcoming application Deadline for Germany is October 26. Find out more at an Information Session on Wednesday, October 10 held at the Global and Multicultural Engagement Building, Room 2600, 110 S. Woodward Ave. Applications available online at http://cge.fsu.edu/beyondborders/bbinfo.cfm. SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH BIG BEND HOMELESS COALITION (BBHC) Champions of HOPE, Thursday October 18th, 6:30pm-9:00pm, is an event to honor those who are no longer homeless. Volunteers are needed to greet, collect tickets and clean up. Services Day, Saturday October 20th 7:15am-2pm, is a chance to connect people who are experiencing homelessness with much needed services throughout the Big Bend area. Volunteers will help with registration; children’s activities, food setup and event clean up. 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. ONGOING VOLUNTEER NEEDS AT BBHC Child Care, Monday-Friday from 5:30 to 8:15pm and Thursday from 9 to 11am Tutoring, Saturday 10:00am to 12:00pm Donations: currently needing Yoga Mats and toiletries including razors, tooth paste, tooth brushes, shampoo, etc. You can also help us Champion Hope by becoming a monthly donor! Contact Adam Hartnett at ajh08h@my.fsu.edu or Edward Kring at Edward@bigbendhc.org for more information on getting involved. 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. Help is also needed in supervising children in a play area during the class time. Contact Dr. Dalton if you are interested in this opportunity at 850-385-7122 or via email at jdalton@admin.fsu.edu. 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.

TAKE YOUR SERVICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL: LEAD OTHERS IN SERVICE! The Center for Leadership and Social Change is seeking goaloriented, self-motivated, service-minded students to facilitate service projects for the Community Outreach Program in the fall semester. The Community Outreach Program aims to offer at least one service project every day of the week, at different times of day, that address a wide range of community issue areas. Being a facilitator requires a minimum semester-long commitment. 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. Contact Heather Stitely if you have questions or need any additional information. 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.

The Florida State University’s The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy Dr. Maman Sidikou The Republic of Niger’s Ambassador to the U.S. Education Amid Crisis & Instability in West Africa: Challenges and Opportunities Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:00 – 5:30 PM Broad Lecture Hall, Claude Pepper Center, The Shepard and Ruth K. Broad International Lecture Series Dr. Maman Sidikou has had an amazing lifelong journey of service to his country, to the African Continent and to the developing world. Initially trained as a journalist at the University of Dakar (Senegal), Sidikou returned to Niger to perform important functions within the office of then President Seyni Kountché. Following a political falling out with Kountché, he was imprisoned on trumped up charges and forced to spend extended time in solitary confinement. Upon Kountché’s death, incoming President Ali Saibou released and officially pardoned him. He then embarked on a long and eventful career of service in international development. Sidikou has served as an education specialist for UNICEF and the World Bank throughout Africa and the Middle East and, most recently, as country director for Save the Children in Rwanda and the Congo. Based on his distinguished career in international development, the Government of Niger appointed him its ambassador to the United States in 2011. This lecture qualifies as a Global Pathways Certificate Event


"Seminoles Decide" is a program designed

to give students a variety of viewpoints and facts to help them become informed voters. We will cover healthcare, social policy, the economy, and education. These forums will occur every Thursday beginning October 4 and conclude the Thursday before the election with our first ever "Summit." We will be joined by members of the FSU and Tallahassee communities at each forum. October 4th - Forum on Healthcare - at the new Wellness Center Auditorium. Time: 4:00-5:30pm October 11th – Forum on Social Policy at the new Wellness Center Auditorium Time 4:00-5:30pm October 18th – Forum on Economic Policy at the new Wellness Center Auditorium Time 4:00-5:30pm October 25th – Forum on Education Policy at the new Wellness Center Auditorium Time 7:00-8:30pm November 1st – The Summit - Turnbull

Conference Center Time 5:00-7:30pm For more check out our website: http://www.dsa.fsu.edu/elections/ or our Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SeminolesDecide

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. COLLEGE OF EDUCATION WEEK The College of Education (COE) Week committee needs volunteers to assist with event set up, breakdown, welcoming guests, etc. during COE Week, October 8 - 13. Volunteers will receive a COE Week t-shirt and free food at most events. For information on the different events, please visit: www.coe.fsu.edu/coeweek, or sign up at the following link http://form.jotformpro.com/form/22694967520968. ASSISTANCE NEEDED FOR ELDERLY WOMAN Do you have 1-2 hours per week to help a local elderly woman at her home with a project? This project should take 4-5 weeks to complete. If you are interested, please email, text, or call Katie at 850-228-5283 or kflanagan@fsu.edu and she will give more details and introduce you to the women in need of assistance.


INTERNSHIPS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES

REASEARCH PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY Students needed to participate in a study on Coffee Consumption. Participants must be males, between the ages of 18-40 years, who consume greater than 3 cups of coffee daily. Benefits of the study include measurements of blood pressure control and cardiovascular function, as well as measurements of cardiovascular health. For more info please contact the FSU Cardiovascular Lab: Zachary Grunewald at (813) 569-9609 / zig09@my.fsu.edu, or Dr. Arturo Figueroa at afiguero@fsu.edu. 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. 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. 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

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