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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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

Involvement Opportunities 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! Leadership LOGIC is a two-day overnight leadership development program of no cost to students facilitated by students from The Center for Leadership and Social Change and the FSU Reservation. Stay overnight in cabins at the Rez. Cabins are equipped with heat/AC and multiple bathrooms. Develop leadership skills and knowledge through experiential outdoor team challenge courses focusing around: Systems Thinking, Social Change, Civic Engagement, Generative Leadership, and Global Awareness. Additionally, spend a night at the Rez! Weather permitting; the group will spend most of the weekend outside engaging in hands-on exercises that apply leadership theories. The program will be March 1st at 7pm – March 2nd at 2pm. The registration application is available online at and the deadline to apply is Monday, February 25th by Midnight. If you have any questions, please contact Erica Wiborg at GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD The Center for Global Engagement is now accepting nominations for the 4th Annual Global Citizen Award. Nominations may be submitted online at Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to submit nominations. The Global Citizen Award is awarded to up to two outstanding students who have been actively engaged in intercultural initiatives and/or who have exemplified leadership in promoting and supporting a global community among Florida State University students. Nominees must meet the following criteria: be currently enrolled at FSU or enrolled during the Fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year, be in good academic standing and in good standing with the university (or graduated in December 2012), demonstrate leadership in fostering a global community and interaction among cultures at FSU and/or promote and actively engage in opportunities that encourage students to develop global awareness and understanding, have not previously received this award. Submission Deadline: March 1, 2013. The Global Citizen Award will be presented at FSU's Leadership Awards Night on April 2, 2013 (reception at 5:30, program at 6:00).

LOCAL STUDENT IN NEED OF MATH TUTOR A Godby High School student, whose native language is Spanish (but is fluent in English), is struggling with math. He could use a good tutor and mentor. If you’d like to help this young man, or would like more information, please contact Catholic Charities via email at or by calling 850-619-5854.

WHAT IS THE OUTREACH PROGRAM? The Outreach Program is a great way to get involved with community service! Just sign up and show up and you’ll be on your way to a fabulous service experience! Projects are offered at a variety of nonprofit agencies and there are projects to choose from almost every day of the week. To get involved: Step 1: Pick up a schedule; Step 2: Choose a project that matches your interests and fits your schedule and sign up in the project binder at the Center for Leadership and Social Change; Step 3: Show up at The Center at the designated project arrival time. You’ll meet your Project Facilitators and get checked in; Step 4: Enjoy an awesome service experience; Step 5: Record your service using the ServScript Program; Step 6: REPEAT steps 2 – 5 all semester long! For more information, contact Heather Stitely at hstite ly@fsu.ed u.

FSU LEADERSHAPE APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE Our time is Now. What will you do? LeaderShape will be held May 6-11, 2013 and is an intensive and energizing six-day program that exists to inspire, develop, and support students who have a commitment to lead with a high level of integrity. Applications will will be due Thursday, February 28th. If you would like to learn more about LeaderShape and the application process, you are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions: or Thursday, February 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the Dunlap Success Center Room 2208. Learn more and apply at: If you have any questions, please contact Erica Wiborg at

FLORIDA STATE ALTERNATIVE BREAKS Do you want this summer to be different? Then make a difference this summer! Florida State Alternative Breaks is sending a summer trip to serve at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Florida! The mission of Camp Boggy Creek is to enrich the lives of seriously ill children and their families by creating a life-enhancing camp experience that is exciting, empowering, memorable, safe, and medically sound, at no cost to the child's family. The trip dates are June 8th-14th and participants will serve as cabin counselors for children with life threatening heart illnesses. Applications are due March 1st, 2013 and can be found online E-mail any questions to

FARM SHARE DISTRIBUTION Volunteers are needed for a Farm Share distribution at Northwood Center on March 2nd. The event is from 10am-2pm - however we will need volunteers beginning at 9am to start bagging the food up. Shifts will be from 9am-11am, 11am-1pm and 1pm to 3pm. (volunteers can do more than one shift!) Volunteers are needed to bag and hand out food. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact or 413-8968. C-CORE SEEKING MENTORS C-CORE is a community program developed in partnership with the Home Builders Institute (HBI) that facilitates mentoring and skills training for underserved, at-risk and court-involved youths. Mentors will have weekly contact with mentees, with at least 2 face to face meetings per month, serve as a coach role-model, advocate, friend, and listener to a group of up to 3 members on personal, school, career and other issues, and build strong relationships which at risk youth. If you are interested in being a mentor, please email the CCORE team at

THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS! We will be Making Strides at our Put On Your Pink Bra Golf Tournament on Monday March 4, 2013 at the Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club (3700 Golden Eagle Drive). We need volunteers for the following shifts: 7am-9am Event Set-up; 8:30am-11:30am Golf Hole Marshalls for tournament, contest coordinators, silent auction assistants; 11:30am-2:30pm Golf Hole Marshalls for tournament, contest coordinators, silent auction assistants; 2:30pm - 4:00pm Event Clean-up. Feel free to sign up for more than one shift. If interested please email Event Chair, Colette Washington, at For more information about this event you can visit or email

HANDS OF HOPE MEETING Do you want to join an organization that changes lives? Do you want to break the barrier between people with and without disabilities? Come out and join FSU's Hands of Hope on Monday, February 25th, at 7pm in the Dunlap Student Success Center room 1006. Information about Down Syndrome will be presented along with opportunities to get involved as a member. Refreshments will be provided. If you have questions or want more information, please contact Shayna at ENGLISH TUTORING There is an English (ESL) class for about 25 Mexican migrants/ immigrants that meets every Tuesday evening from 7-8pm at the Berean Christian Church located at 6214 Blountstown Rd (about 3 miles east of the FSU campus). We have need for 3 or 4 student volunteers to help us teach/tutor English. We also need help from one or two volunteers to help supervise children in a play area during the class time. The project is sponsored by the Killearn Kiwanis Club and the Berean Christian Church. You can contact the Project Director, Jon Dalton, at

SGA PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES The FSU Student Government Association (SGA) is the largest and most accessible avenue of representation for students. In addition to being the student voice in our university’s administration, as well the Florida State University system, SGA also allocates a budget of 14.2 million dollars. So, let your voice be heard and learn more about the individuals who want to be your advocate at the SGA Presidential Debate at 7:00pm in the Union Amphitheatre, located by the Subway Café and UPS Store.

FSU DIGITECH Digitech is a one-day exhibition designed to promote and reward FSU student innovation with technology. The DIGITECH event requires dozens of student volunteers to promote, design, manage and work the event. Take advantage of this fun and interesting way to earn ServScript hours while promoting innovation at FSU! Signup to help with DIGITECH at

TUTORS DESPERATELY NEEDED FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS A woman is seeking tutors for her two daughters, both of whom desperately want to go to college. The family is from a low income home, and cannot afford to pay, but this service would qualify for the Both daughters are struggling in both English and Math and would LOVE to sit down with any willing college student to take part in mentoring and helping them catch up with their schoolwork. If you’re interested in helping these girls, please call 850-273-0805.

KICKBALL TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS Kappa Delta Chi, sorority is hosting a kickball tournament in order to raise funds for Special Olympics of Leon County on March 3rd, 12:00 - 4:00 PM, at the new IM fields. If you are looking for meaningful community service, have a blast playing with special Olympics athletes! There will be a grand prize for overall winning team . A portion of the proceeds will go to Special Olympics of Leon County. Participants can form a team of 6 people or come as an individual. $20 for team of 6 (pre-sale), $25 at the door, and $5 for individuals (pre-sale), $6 at the door. Please contact a sister for details and tickets. We will be tabling during Union Wednesdays. For more information contact Alessandra Michaels at LECTURE SERIES ON TRAUMA The Honors Medical Scholars Program at the FSU College of Medicine, will be hosting a speaker series on trauma, abuse and domestic violence entitled, "The Trauma; The Care; Where do we go from there?" to learn about how these issues are addressed particularly in a clinical setting. 1st presentation: “The Trauma, What are the immediate needs of those who are victims of trauma or violence?” - Representatives from the FSU Victims Advocate Office, February 27th in FSU CoM 1302 at 6:00 PM. 2nd presentation: “The Care, How are patients treated, screened and cared for after incidence of domestic violence?” Dr. Suzanne Harrison, Director of Family Medicine Education, on March 6th in FSU CoM 1302 at 6:00 PM. 3rd presentation: “Where do we go from there? What are the long-term mental and physical health issues faced by victims and their families?” Carol Oseroff, Ph.D., Psychologist on March 20th in FSU CoM 1302, 6:00 PM. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please email or call 727-458-4621. You may also contact Dr. Elizabeth Foster at or 850-645-2825.


Of America Bring CHANGE and Oxfam America to your campus. Apply by April! Have you ever wanted to organize a flash mob or engage your Congressional representatives on issues that matter to you? Do you want to make your voice heard by big companies and world leaders? Are you or someone you know a college student who wants to help CHANGE the world? Each year, we choose 50 undergraduates from colleges and universities around the US to be part of Oxfam America's national leadership program, CHANGE. These incredible students gain the tools and skills they need to become leaders and make a real difference in the fight against hunger, poverty and injustice. And now's your chance to become one of them!

Bring CHANGE and Oxfam America to your campus. Apply by April1!

Would you or someone you know make a good candidate? Selected students commit to a year-long program, attend a week-long training in Boston, and start a club and lead an Oxfam campaign on their campus, supported by Oxfam staff. The CHANGE Initiative: • •

Gives capable and confident student leaders the tools they need to create social change; Connects them to skills based training, resources and year-round support provided by Oxfam's expert staff; Teaches students about the global fight against poverty, hunger and injustice through leadership and advocacy trainings; Helps participants transform their knowledge into action on campus and in their communities.

Applications are due Aprill -apply and spread the word today! The commitment of CHANGE Leaders to make a difference often goes far beyond our one-year program. Past students have stood side-by-side with world leaders at meetings of the World Trade Organization and the G8, spoken at the UN Youth Assembly, founded their own organizations, and worked on legislative campaigns - to name just a few accomplishments. With the tools and the experience you'll gain from the CHANGE program, you'll join a global network of people who make a real difference for their communities and for the world. So, what are you waiting for? Be a part of CHANGE on your campus. Apply and tell others about Oxfam's CHANGE Initiative today! Want more information before you apply? Email us at!

THE RENAISSANCE COMMUNITY CENTER Volunteers are needed to work Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The RCC seeks to reduce the number of homeless individuals residing in local emergency shelters by providing tools and resources to help people return to independence. If you have a social services background, we may offer you a different position based on your experience. The Renaissance Community Center is located at 457 West Virginia Street directly behind The Shelter on Tennessee Street. contact Nancy Burke, or Mark Lazarus, RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are needed in the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Capital Regional Medical Center. The RMFR is located on the Pediatric Floor and serves local families with hospitalized children. The Ronald McDonald Family Room is a special place of refuge where families can escape the hospital atmosphere while being only a moment away from their child's bedside. and will be a welcomed respite from the hospital environment. long distances and may be staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Volunteers are needed to serve in the Family Room in this host/hostess role. The room must be manned at all times (most likely 9 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week) by RMHC Volunteers in order for it to remain open and available to the patients and families. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Tammy D. Hartsfield at

FORUM ON FAITH & VALUES Florida’s elected leadership would like to invite students to attend the Florida Student Leadership Forum on Faith & Values ( in Tallahassee. The forum will begin on Friday, March 1st and conclude on Sunday, March 3rd. Registration will begin at 3:00pm on Friday, March 1 st and checkout will be at 11:00am on Sunday, March 3rd. They want to listen to your concerns and ideas and discuss the challenges you face in school as well as those in leadership. They are excited about this year’s event, which includes hearing from state leaders, a tour of the House Chambers in the Capitol, a community service project and the return of our annual dodge ball tournament! The cost of the forum is $260 per person and includes two nights’ lodging (two students per room) and six meals. The full payment is due by February 22nd. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please email Tim Perrier at Please register online as soon as possible at

VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH TURBOVOTE In April 2012, despite months of outreach, there were only four TurboVote partner colleges and just over 1,000 users. Then we brought on nine interns and volunteers to take our efforts to the next level.. By the time they left in August, we were well on our way to working with 58 colleges and signing up over 36,000 voters on our campuses. We need a 'dream team' for summer 2013 to take our work to the next level - again. This winter, we're launching a campaign to institutionalize voting at every college in America. When it is successful, signing up for TurboVote will be a part of class registration at over 200 colleges in fall 2013 and at nearly every college in America by fall 2014. This plan hinges upon our ability to recruit another amazing team of interns who can add the surge of capacity necessary to scale our work this summer. for-democracy/

2013 STOMPING OUT DIABETES Volunteers are needed to help at the 4-H/UnitedHealthcare table on February 23rd starting at 7:00am. The community walk will take place at Tom Brown Park, Softball Complex. Leon County Schools Foundation is STOMPING OUT Type 2 Diabetes by building COMMUNITY AWARENESS to increase education about the risks associated with childhood obesity and encourages families to embrace healthy lifestyles. Contact Information: Stefanie Dude (850) 606-5204 TWO AWESOME EVENTS BY VILLAGE SQUARE On February 24th “For the Love of Tallahassee + Leon County: The Village Square” is hosting a get-together to talk about Tallahassee-specific ideas that have grown out of our visit with Peter Kageyama. It's on Sunday, February 24th from 1 to 3pm (and it's free) at RedEye Coffee in Midtown (we're renting out the entire place). We'll treat for pizza, there will be a barista there to make your coffee purchase. Register at eId=23363614 On February 28th join the Village Square and the Tallahassee Democrat for “Students, Safety, and the Second Amendment: A community conversation on a national debate.” Feel free to bring your favorite take-out to St. John’s Episcopal Church on Feb. 28th from 6-7:30 p.m. The event is free, but please RSVP HERE.

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Woodville Elementary will be having a field day on March 15th and could use volunteers to help out with different activities that day. Volunteers would need to be at the school at 8:30am and sign in at the front office. They must have their photo ID. Younger grades will be coming in the morning and the older kids in the afternoon. Volunteer times will be split into two different shifts. The morning shift will be 8:30-11:30am and the afternoon is 12:10-2:40pm. The theme this year is “Around the World.” Each grade will be representing a different country. If you’re interested please contact Genie Colvin, the Parent Liaison at Woodville Elementary School. Phone: (850) 4877043, or

Volunteers Needed! Volunteer with America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend! Verboten Food Drive Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 Fairways Bar & Grill @ Summerbrooke Golf Course 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm 5 Volunteers NEEDED Annual Peace in the Park Festival Saturday, April 20th, 2013 Shift: 12:00 pm- 2:30 pm Shift: 2:30 pm- 5:00 pm 5 Volunteers NEEDED

“Think how good it will make you feel to know that you changed someone’s life.” If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Sunja-Rakia Fraser (FSU Community Ambassador) with any questions. Phone number: 850-590-7958 Email:

Internships & Job Opportunities NONPROFIT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Do you want to make a lasting contribution to a local nonprofit while earning 6 or 12 elective credits? The Center for Leadership and Social Change is now accepting applications for the Summer 2013 Nonprofit Internship Program. This competitive program is designed to give students the opportunity to work half-time or fulltime 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 online, at

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE REPRESENTATIVE International Student Exchange is currently seeking area representatives for International Students. ISE has been successfully placing international students with host families for 30 years. Local Area Representative responsibilities include; Locating schools and requesting openings for international exchange students and building relationships with school officials, recruiting American host families to host an exchange student for an academic semester or school year, screening host families for interest in hosting international students providing orientations and group outings for international students and host families be a liaison to help support the host families and international students, and local schools throughout the student's stay in the U.S. Must be at least 25 years of age. ISE offers a competitive stipend with bonuses, including international travel opportunities. This is a part-time, home-based, so you decide the amount of time you would like to put into it as an independent contractor. You will be given complete training to be able to do this position. You will also have local and national support. If this sounds like something you would be interested in being a part of, Please send resume to Ellyn Scanlan

THE SOUTHERN EDUCATION FOUNDATION is reaching out to tomorrow’s leaders through the 2013 Southern Education Leadership Initiative. Since 2004, SEF has placed over 150 students in nearly 70 nonprofits and foundations focused on providing advocacy, grant-making, policy analysis, research, community organizing, and direct service in education. Interns receive, a living expense stipend of $4,000 (for undergraduates or graduating seniors), or $4,500 (for graduate students), all airfare/car mileage expenses associated with traveling to and from SEF trainings to summer placement site, trainings that expose students to research in the field, stress the importance of civic engagement, teach strategies for making change, and provide opportunities to meet and learn from inspiring leaders involved in education policy and practice, and the opportunity to present their work to their peers. To learn more about the program, application, and eligibility requirements and student experiences please visit: Southern Education Leadership Initiative. 2013 Applications due March 1, 2013. Please submit questions by email to

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FOR VOLUNTEER FLORIDA Volunteer Florida is looking to hire an Administrative Assistant for its National Service Programs. Working hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 5:00pm. The administrative assistant is expected to provide support for the director of National Service Programs, and other upper level staff. This position required a high school diploma but a 4 year bachelors is strongly preferred. Please contact Javier Betancourt - AmeriCorps Program Consultant, Governor's Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Volunteer Florida - 401 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32301, 850661-4730

FLORIDA TAXWATCH INTERNSHIPS Florida TaxWatch is looking to fill the following positions ASAP. The following are brief descriptions, outlining the responsibilities and experience needed for the positions.

1) Florida TaxWatch/Prudential – Davis Productivity Websites Responsibilities include providing assistance to the Florida TaxWatch Communications Coordinator in maintaining, designing the existing Florida TaxWatch/Prudential – Davis Productivity Awards websites. This individual should be proficient in HTML, CSS, and SQL. This position is part-time, flexible schedule, working 10-12 hours per week, on-site or remote. Weekly meetings (in-person or by phone) with Florida TaxWatch Communications Coordinator with an update on progress and future tasks will be expected.

2) DPA 2013 magazine Responsibilities include providing assistance to the Florida TaxWatch Communications Coordinator designing, laying out, and editing the 2013 Pru – DPA magazine. Ideally, this individual would be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign in particular). This position is from March – May 2013, Part-time, flexible schedule, working 12-15 hours per week, on-site or remote. Weekly meetings (in-person or by phone) with Florida TaxWatch Communications Coordinator and Pru – DPA Executive Director with an update on progress and future tasks will be expected. If you are interested in either of these internship opportunities, contact Kathleen Hampton at

3) Membership & Event Intern Duties and responsibilities for this internship include: Membership database management, keeping records up-to-date, entering survey information into records, researching relationships between members, researching potential members, research bounced emails, etc.; Membership mailings: assist with mailing member invoices, event invitations, surveys, etc.; Member event planning: assist with scheduling meetings for executives when they travel, printing materials, packing materials and research reports, research potential speakers, etc.; Assist Director of Membership in other areas if needed. Proficient in: Microsoft Suite, Hours: 15-20 per week (office hours 9am to 5pm). If you are interested in this position, send hours of availability and resume to: Jennel Pendleton, Director of Membership & External Relations, at If you have questions, call 850-222-5052. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting service opportunities. Opportunities are not screened before they are posted.


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