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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

It’s About… INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SUBMIT YOUR SUMMER SERVICE HOURS!

Have you completed service hours this semester? Want to help FSU know how many students serve the community? Want to post service hours to your academic transcript? Participate in the ServScript Program! Service hours being accepted this summer 2014 semester are those completed between May 3 through August 1, 2014. Keep track of your hours throughout the semester using the ServScript form, and then submit your hours online (at my.fsu.edu) by the deadline, Friday, August 1, by 11:59pm. Any hours completed after August 1st can be submitted for the fall semester. Have questions? Refer to the FAQ page, at thecenter.fsu.edu/ServScript-Program/FAQ. Step by step instructions for submitting hours can be found under question #1. Need further assistance? Email the Center at servscript@admin.fsu.edu, or call 850-644-3342, or stop by the Center for Leadership and Social Change.

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KNIGHT GRANT SCHOLARSHIP

The Knight Grant is still accepting applications for student scholarships and student conference stipends! Student Scholarships: The student scholarship deadline is June 28. Students must be undergraduates, enrolled in Garnet and Gold Scholar Society, and active in service. If you are interested and meet these requirement, please visit thecenter.fsu.edu/knight or email Garnet Flecker at gflecker@fsu.edu for more information. Student Conference Stipend: Are you interested in attending an upcoming conference, but lack the funds? Email Garnet Flecker at gflecker@fsu.edu to find out more information about how the Knight Grant can help you!

CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY: Back-to-School & Gift Card Drive:

The Children’s Home Society is doing a Back-To-School and Gift Card Drive now through August 8! You can make it possible for local kids to go back to school with self-confidence and the supplies necessary to put their best foot forward! Gift cards will allow Children’s Home Society to meet the unique needs of local kids throughout the year. Help make a difference in the lives of children today! Donations can be dropped off at the Center for Leadership & Social Change, Dunlap Success Center at 100 South Woodward, Tallahassee, FL 32306. For details, please contact Meghan Gitlin at (850) 219-4203 or Meghan.Gitlin@chsfl.org. The wish list includes: Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, department stores), 1” and 2” ring binders; backpacks, ballpoint pens, Band-Aids; calculators; crayons; colored pencils, composition books, construction paper, folders with pockets, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, highlighter markers, liquid soap, markers, notebook paper, pencils, pencil boxes, rulers, scissors, tissues and Ziploc bags.

Early Learning Coalition Volunteer Opportunity:

On June 24 (next Tuesday) and July 22, Children’s Home Society has an opportunity for you (maximum of 7 volunteers) to play with some of their foster kids from 6:15pm-8:45pm at the Early Learning Coalition (off of Tharpe Street and MLK, in Northwood Plaza). As volunteers, you will be expected to focus on the children at all times, remain calm, ensure safety, be prepared for emergencies, and provide engaging activities. Games and movies will be provided too! If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Meghan Gitlin at (850) 219-4203 or meghan.gitlin@chsfl.org.

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 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 your 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 hstitely@fsu.edu.


WESTMINSTER OAKS

On Friday, July 4, Westminster Oaks is in need of 4-6 volunteers to assist Health Center Residents from the Health Center to Maguire Center. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Linda DiGonzalez (Director of Volunteer Services) at ldigonzalez@wservices.org or call (850) 878-1136.

INTERNSHIP/PAID OPPORTUNITIES

AMERICAN RED CROSS

Volunteer Opportunities: If you would like to help those affected by a disaster through the American Red Cross, become a trained Red Cross volunteer. Many of the volunteers are disaster responders that have taken the necessary courses, offered free of cost, to provide assistance to clients during a disaster relief operation. There are many ways to get involved with the Red Cross of the Big Bend – Public Health, Emergency Services, International Services, Youth Programs, etc. Whether you prefer to help educate others on disaster preparedness or join the Disaster Action Team and assist clients affected by a home fire, there are multiple ways in which you can make an impact in your community. To become a volunteer, please submit an online application by visiting redcross.org/volunteer.

POETIC LYRICISM

CAREried Away: Cool Summers: On Friday, June 27 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Poetic Lyricism (PL) will welcome the new CARE 2014 class with a day full of water balloons and water gun fights, tug of war, refreshments, and other water activities! Come help PL welcome them! A $20 donation is requested if your organization is interested in cosponsoring the event and for attendance. This will go toward helping to pay for water day activities and refreshments for all in attendance. Please email poeticlyricism@gmail.com by June 18th if you are interested in attending! PL Cares: Did you miss Language of Lingerie last year? Skipped out on Death of Ignorance? PL Cares is the perfect time to get a recap of last year’s shows while getting a sneak peek into all the upcoming shows that PL will host in 2014-2015 school year. PL Cares will be held on Thursday, July 17 in Club Downunder. Executive Board Applications: If you are interested in joining the Executive Board of Poetic Lyricism and actively assisting, planning, and creating behind the scenes of the organization, contact one of the current members for further details and instructions by emailing poeticlyricism@gmail.com. Poetic Lyricism may focus on poets but PL strives for diversity in the arts and is looking for members from all walks of life. If you are have any questions, please contact one of the administration members: Jalia Smart (President) jds12b@my.fsu.edu (352) 538-2648; Kayla Washington (Vice President) kew13b@my.fsu.edu; or Cameron Hawkins (Vice President) chawkins102@gmail.com.

SYLVESTER DAVIS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Sylvester Davis After-School Program is looking for college students to volunteer as tutors Monday through Thursday from 2:00pm to 5:30pm at the Lawrence Gregory Community Center in fall 2014. Volunteers will help change the mindset of the participants at the community center. Volunteers should be prompt, on time, follow the guidelines of the rules for participants to be in the program, and develop a mentor/mentee relationship. Lawrence Community Center is located on the north side of Tallahassee off of Dade Street. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Roderick Laurie at roderick.laurie@talgov.com or call (850) 891-3910.

AMERICAN RED CROSS: COMMUNITY OUTREACH INTERN

The Capital Area Chapter Outreach Intern will manage and facilitate Chapter community outreach, as well as community disaster education, to increase disaster preparedness knowledge and promote a stronger American Red Cross presence within our 8 county regions of the Big Bend – Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Jefferson. This internship is a minimum of 1 year (Fall/Spring), a minimum time commitment of 15 hours per week, and the availability to start earlier if desired. The intern will gain hands on experience with non-profit program development, opportunity to learn and experience volunteer management, and valuable networking. Potential majors that are applicable to this position are marketing, customer service, and public relations. Responsibilities: • Respond as the main point of contact for outreach event requests and invitations • Research possible outreach opportunities within 8 county regions • Contact schools, churches and other applicable organizations to inform of Red Cross community disaster education – Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness presentations, Citizen CPR, Fire Weather House and Scrubby Bear • Recruit volunteers to participate in outreach and/or community disaster education • Submit outreach and community disaster education monthly reports to Disaster Specialist Expectations: • Support the mission and values of the American Red Cross • Maintain office hours at Capital Area Chapter office (at least 15 hours a week) • Be reliable, arrive on time and be sure to notify Supervisor of any changes • Meet with Disaster Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator on a monthly basis for outreach updates Qualifications: • Registered American Red Cross volunteer (or plan to become registered volunteer) • Must have excellent customer service and communication skills • Must be detail oriented and organized • Maintain strong degree of professionalism with peers and community • Be charismatic and enthusiastic For more information, please contact Carla Juarez at (850) 4025610 orcarla.juarez@redcross.org. To apply, please email your resume and application to Carla Juarez.


FEDERAL WORK STUDY POSITIONS AT THE CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP & SOCIAL CHANGE Center Operations Assistant:

Center Operations Assistants (COAs) are responsible for preforming a wide variety of important tasks at the Center for Leadership & Social Change such as assisting with the daily operations and upkeep of the Center. Duties include: maintaining the department’s fleet of vans (filling with gas, replenishing forms, data entry of mileage logs, transporting to/from the repair shop, etc.); organizing/cleaning spaces in the building (storage closets, work rooms, etc.); and helping with other special projects. COAs will have the opportunity to cover the front desk as needed (answering phones and assisting visitors who come in seeking information or services). Students should be able to work 8 to 10 hours/week, Monday through Friday. Applicants should possess the following: • Basic computer software/functions to do basic data entry • Reliable, responsible & takes the initiative • Communication skills, verbal & written • Strong customer service skills & organizational skills • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships • Basic understanding & appreciation of the Center & its mission • Should have a valid driver’s license, proof of car insurance & good driving record • Organizational skills to do basic data entry & filing tasks • Knowledge of office & telephone etiquette Contact Heather Stitely by sending a resume to hstitely@fsu.edu if you are interested in this position. Center Finance/Administration Student Assistant: Student Assistant position in the Finance/Administration cluster at CLSC is available. Student should be able to work 8 to 10 hours/week, preferably working 1.5-2 hours a day, Monday through Friday. Student must have a valid driver’s license, proof of car insurance, and a good driving record. (Driver’s history will be processed before offer is made.) Duties may include: • Basic office duties: filing, making copies, organizing spaces & other duties as needed • Running department errands on & off campus • Reception desk coverage when needed – must be comfortable answering phones & helping students/visitors to CLSC • Helpful, pleasant & willing attitude desired If you are interested in this position, contact Alison Slusarczyk by sending a resume to aslusarczyk@fsu.edu.

Center Student Assistant:

The Center Student Assistants (CSAs) are responsible for performing a wide variety of important tasks at the Center for Leadership & Social Change. This position will work specifically with the Identity Exploration Cluster within the Center. Duties include: assisting with cluster programs; research and training related to multiculturalism; identity and diversity awareness; organizing/cleaning spaces in the building (storage closets, work rooms, etc.); helping with other special projects; should be open to other perspectives as people do things differently; show sensitivity to differences; and educate self on topics related to diversity, privilege, oppression, multicultural and intercultural. Students should be able to work 8 to 10 hours/week, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am and 5:00pm. Applicants should possess the following: • Basic computer software/functions to do basic data entry • Reliable, responsible & takes the initiative • Communicates professionally verbally & in writing • Strong customer service skills & organizational skills • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships • Basic understanding & appreciation of the Center & its mission • Basic research experience • Be aware of & keep your non-verbal communication appropriate & professional at all times • Use you FSU email account for all work related tasks • Knowledge of office & telephone etiquette If you are interested in this position, contact Miguel Hernandez by sending a resume to mahernandez@fsu.edu.

TRUE HERO, INC.

True Hero, Inc. will grant awards to student community service projects with the most on-line votes on June 30, 2014. There is still time to post your project and get votes!! True Hero's Mission is to Shine a Bright Light on Student Service, and on the Schools and Sponsors that Support these Heroic Efforts. Visit www.truehero.org for more details and information on how to post a project. True Hero, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, grants cash awards to high school, college and qualified non-profit community youth organizations that sponsor service trips and volunteer activities for students. These cash awards enable more schools to continue their service learning programs and offer a life changing experience to those students who participate. Please pass this information onto anyone you know who may be involved in student service at your school or organization. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda at info.truehero@gmail.com or (440) 442-5683. Teach For America is currently hiring for an on-campus paid internship – the Campus Campaign Coordinator (CCC). CCCs strive to build a movement on campus to spread awareness of the issue of educational inequity at FSU. CCCs develop and execute a detailed strategic plan aimed at inspiring top students to apply for the 2015 Teach For America corps, and motivate underclassmen to get involved in this issue in some way. In this position, Campus Campaign Coordinators enhance their professional skills in networking, marketing strategies, data analysis, and communication while gaining an understanding of how a successful nonprofit organization operates. It is an opportunity for all majors and backgrounds who are interested in applying to be a Teach For America corps member or staff member upon graduation. This internship opportunity is on-campus, from August 2014 to May 2015, part-time (10-15 hours a week), and paid the same salary as minimum wage in Florida. The ideal candidate is someone who will be a junior or senior next fall, incredibly selfmotivated, highly organized, passionate about educational inequity and disparities in education, a team player, an influencer and motivator, and full of grit. You can read more of the job description and visit teachforamerica.org. If you have any questions or you would like to request an application, please email Vicky Riquelme at vicky.riquelme@teachforamerica.org. The application deadline is May 31. Please submit all materials to Vicky.

Are you a graduating student looking for a meaningful year of service? Are you interested in STEM Education initiatives working with high need schools? Are you interested in addressing food insecurities in rural New York State? Are you interested in restorative justice programs in K-12 schools? For descriptions of each of these VISTA positions, go to My AmeriCorps and type NYCC in the Program Name box.


This listserv contains information that is intended expressly for the convenience of its members, to advertise the latest involvement opportunities. Readers are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting opportunities, as they are not screened prior to posting.


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