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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Involvement Opportunities BEN ROSENBLOOM MEMORIAL SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP The Ben Rosenbloom Memorial Service Scholarship is designed to recognize students with an outstanding record of service and a commitment to a lifetime of service. Loyal Seminoles, Ben and Wilma Rosenbloom, were founding members of the FSU Parents' Association. Following their move to Tallahassee in 1991, their tireless efforts revived the organization from its latent condition. In order to reestablish the FSU Parents' Association, the Rosenblooms attracted hundreds of new members and prompted tens of thousands of dollars in donations. Ben Rosenbloom gave countless hours of service to help students and their families feel at home at FSU. His faithful dedication to the education and support of FSU students has in turn become a model of the joys and rewards of service. This scholarship has been established by the FSU Parents' Association in deep appreciation for his exemplary service to FSU. Who is eligible to apply? Any rising sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student who will be returning to FSU for the 2013-2014 academic year with a minimum 2.0 GPA is eligible to apply. The scholarship is valued at $1,000. A scholarship winner may reapply each year. How do you apply? Visit: http://thecenter.fsu.edu/Scholarships-and-Recognition/BenRosenbloom-Memorial-Service-Scholarship. Applications are due by 5pm on April 8th, 2013. ALTERNATIVE BREAKS PLANNING COMMITTEE The Florida State Alternative Breaks Program is looking for students who are interested in serving on the Planning Committee for 20132014. To request more information and a copy of the application, please e-mail FSUAltBreaks@gmail.com.

LEON COUNTY MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM The public is cordially invited to attend a Spring Open House at the Leon County Extension Office, located at 615 Paul Russell Road, about a quarter mile east of the fair grounds. The event will be held Saturday May 11th from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM and it is FREE. Three guided tours will meander through all six of the demonstration gardens covering about one acre. In addition to the Master Gardener Program, extension office departments which include Urban Forestry/Trees & their Benefits and Environment/ Sustainable Living, will have educational booths or exhibits. Educational booths will also cover Herbs, Roses, Container Gardening, , Bee Keeping, Vegetable Gardens, Floral Designs from Garden Plants, Wildlife Displays, MicroIrrigation, Greenhouse Demonstration, Plants that attract Butterflies and more. Plant Sales -- plants donated by Leon County Master Gardeners will be on sale at reasonable prices. Money from these sales will help pay expenses for sending our Leon County Master Gardener Plant ID Team to state competition. Free snacks, refreshments and musical entertainment will also be available. For more information, contact Dale Taylor at whiteoak43@gmail.com or Regina Blackstock at greentree@embarqmail.com or 850-606-5200.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY FOR HUNGER STUDY Volunteers Needed Immediately for Hunger Study! The Hunger Study is the largest study of the charitable food assistance network in the United States. Hunger Study volunteers will be responsible for assisting with client data collection in our eleven county service area. Data collected will be used to create the national report Hunger in America 2014 and a local report on Second Harvest of the Big Bend. Volunteers must complete the training session prior to beginning client data collection; no longer than 3 hours. Exact dates and times of client data collection will be given to the Food bank in March 2013. Volunteers will be assigned to sites based on availability and distance to the location We will notify volunteers of each date and time once the information has been provided and will allow for volunteers to sign up for desired dates and times. The client data collection period begins in April and ends in August 2013. For more information, please contact Patricia Day (Pat), at 850-562-3033 or pday@fightinghunger.org. BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SUMMER OPPORTUNITY During the summer, the Boys and Girls Club is open from 7:30am5:30pm for youth programs. The Boys and Girls Club staff would love for enthusiastic volunteers to become involved. If you are interested and will be in Tallahassee over the summer, please contact Jaimee Spector at 850-656-8100, ext. 316, or jspector@bgcbb.org.

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 joncdalton@comcast.net.

WOODVILLLE EMELMENTARY Woodville Elementary will be having our community carnival on May 4th and we need volunteers! It will be from 10:00 am until 2:00 p.m. The volunteers would be running the games, selling tickets and possibly even grilling hot dogs. It will be lots of fun! It would be great if they had a volunteer application on file. If not we can process them through our RAPTOR system. Please bring your ID’s! Contact Genie Colvin at (850) 487-7043 for more information.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY INFORMATION SESSION Wednesday, April 3rd 5:30pm-6:30pm in Oglesby Student Union– Room 311D. During the session you will gain insight on how City Year is working to make things better in 24 cities throughout the United States and how you can assist with this movement. We are also proud to announce that the Florida State University MSW program has become a Give-a-Year partner, offering two scholarships a year to City Year Alumni. RSVP Required by Friday, March 29th to: JCheney@cityyear.org Pizza will be provided to those in attendance . Can’t make it? We will be in The Center for Leadership and Social Change from 12:30pm-2:30pm in the Rosenbloom Room. Feel free to stop by!

CHUCK IT FOR CHARITY It’s that time of year again to start planning for Chuck it for Charity. Chuck turns 5 this year & the goal is to collect at least 7 tons of stuff – this would bring our overall total to 50 tons! This year’s event will run just like last year’s – here is the schedule: Friday, 4/26 – bins delivered to residence halls, Greek houses, and campus locations; Monday, 4/29 – NO pick up this day; Tuesday, 4/30 through Friday, 5/3 – material collected daily; and Saturday, 5/4 – all bins pulled from locations. For more information about this event or volunteering for this event, contact Elizabeth Swiman at eswiman@fsu.edu.


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 and Fall 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. Get more details or download an application online at www.thecenter.fsu.edu.

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. http://blog.turbovote.org/2013/01/17/intern- for-democracy/

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 involved with, send you resume to Ellyn Scanlan via email at ellynscanlan@aol.com. GRACE MISSION EPISCOPAL CHURCH - PROJECT MANAGER Grace Mission is looking for a project manager to recruit resources, coordinate, and oversee the production of the following marketing materials: a 3-5 minute agency video, agency website revisions, handbooks, forms, etc. This will be a temporary, part-time job that can be started as soon as possible and will run through the end of July. Hours are negotiable; must see project through from conception to completion. Must utilize great written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Pay will be negotiated. To apply, send cover page and resume to elizcrowe@comcast.net.

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, 850-6614730, www.volunteerflorida.org. 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.

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 jpendleton@floridataxwatch.org. If you have questions, call 850222-5052. If you are interested in either of these internship opportunities, contact Kathleen Hampton at khampton@floridataxwatch.org.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting service opportunities. Opportunities are not screened before they are posted.

4.3.2013  

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