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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Involvement Opportunities

JUMPSTART NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Jumpstart is now accepting online applications for the following positions: 2013-2014 Corps Member, where you have the chance to work with small groups of preschool children on language and literacy skills, right in your community, and attend training and service days. 2013-2014 Team Leader, The folks that make Jumpstart move, Team Leaders manage and coach teams of Corps members, plan and implement Jumpstart sessions and facilitate meetings. 2013-2014 Volunteer Coordinator, for those who Like people and wouldn’t mind to recruit, train, and manage volunteers for short and long-term service projects. Jumpstart is also accepting immediate interviews for the following positions: 2013-2014 Office Assistants, who Assist staff with planning, organizing, and day-to-day tasks at Jumpstart’s local offices. You would simply submit a resume and schedule an interview with the Site Manager, Jackie Smith at For questions, comments, or concerns please contact the Jumpstart office at (850)644-4555 or

ADULT BASIC READING AND MATH TUTOR TRAINING Are you interested in helping someone improve their literacy skills, doing something that benefits your community, forming new friendships and connections, and becoming part of a great volunteer program? If yes, then become a Volunteer Tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Leon County! The next adult literacy tutor training will take place on the following dates (all sessions are required): Tuesday, Thursday, June 13th, 6:00 – 8:30pm, and Saturday, June 15th, 10:00 – 4:00pm. All sessions take place in the Literacy Classroom, the 3rd floor of the Collins Main Library, located at 200 West Park Avenue. To register for this training or to get more information, please contact Literacy Volunteers of Leon County at (850) 606 2644 or

VOLUNTEER WITH GRACE MISSION Grace Mission is in need of some help from some amazing volunteers this summer. The following opportunities are available: Children’s activities: June 19, 11am-3pm Helping children prepare for camp, June 24-28 Vacation Bible School July 20, 9am-4pm Christmas in July Festival for Children, July 23-24 Reading Academy. Adult’s activities: June 7, 2:30pm-6:30pmHelp with making Father’s Day cards, June 15, 9am-2pm Mobile Food Pantry Saturdays June-July, 8am11am Prep and serve breakfast Please contact Elizabeth at or visit for more information.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO TUTOR ENGLISH (ESL) Two or three volunteers are needed to tutor English to Mexican students in an English as a Second Language program. The class meets on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to 8pm at the Berean Christian Church at 6200 Blountstown Highway. The class will meet 6 times beginning Tuesday, June 18 and ending on Tuesday, July 30. Each tutor works with 2 to 3 students. No previous experience is necessary and teaching materials are provided for each class. Contact Dr. Jon Dalton at for information or to volunteer.

KNIGHT FOUNDATION SERVICE AMBASSADOR STIPEND The Center is happy to announce the Knight Foundation Service Ambassador Stipend Program! This program provides a $1,000 financial reward or $500 conference stipend to students who have a proven commitment to service in the community. These stipends are available to all currently enrolled undergraduate students who are engaged in the service component of the Garnet and Gold Scholar Society. The deadline to apply for Summer 2013 is June 28 at 5pm. The next deadline will be in early Fall 2013. More information can be found at Please keep in mind that stipends may impact financial aid status. All questions can be directed to Garnet Flecker at or 850-572-3940. MENTORS NEEDED FOR FOSTER CHILDREN A mentor is a person who offers support and shares stories of personal experiences. This simple act of being there makes a world of difference to a child who may never have had a true friend before. Foster youth are often overwhelmed by a rotating cast of caseworkers, foster parents, clinicians, legal advocates, and other adults. A mentor serves as an island in the storm—a continuous presence and source of support. Consistency is important in the lives of foster care children. The Myron L. Rolle Wellness and Leadership Academy is looking for such mentors this summer in Starke, Florida. If you think you have what it takes to be a mentor at this incredible summer camp please stop by the Center for Leadership and Social Change and pick up an application at the front desk or e-mail VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WESTMINSTER OAKS Are you interested in brightening someone’s day? Do you play an instrument or have a special talent that you would be willing to share with others? Or would you be willing to just spend some time playing checkers and talking to someone in a relaxed atmosphere? Then sign up this week to volunteer at Westminster Oaks retirement facility this Sunday! Come to The Center for Leadership and Social Change and sign up for this amazing weekly outreach opportunity. Please feel free to call the Center at 644-3342 if you have any further questions!

ART ALLEYS Art Alley participants have cleaned and greened two alleyways in the Gaines Street and All Saints area in Tallahassee with the goal of creating “art/plant zones” and other spaces that broadly relate to the region. Volunteers and students are beginning to research other green spaces in the neighborhood and collaborate with local businesses and land owners to determine the most eco-friendly environment to create. Volunteers are needed to assist with watering, weeding, planting and planning events and also interacting with the homeless that frequent the alleys and surrounding neighborhood. Depending on the number of volunteers, we may plan an art event this summer, 2013. Every First Friday this summer we will set up the Doodle Cart and provide other interactive art activities off Gaines Street. For more information and to volunteer contact: Paul Rutkovsky at

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 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. Applications are due by July 12th. For more details or to download an application, visit the Center’s website.

CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY INTERNSHIP Development / Marketing, North Central Division: Assist Development Team with fundraising activities and special events, meetings, receptions for the Board of Directors, Chefs’ Sampler, Back to School Drive, and Fall fundraiser; Assist with marketing of Champions for Children campaign; Develop and maintain fundraising and/or public relations campaigns; Prepare materials that promote programs and services at CHSFL; Write and distribute news releases and work with media outlets to ensure coverage of CHS produced events and activities; Write and produce materials and correspondence for CHS activities; Develop and maintain positive working relationships with local media, CHS staff, volunteers, and Board members; Make phone calls, assist with contact and scheduling; Compile mailings; Type or perform data entry using a computer; Consult the Volunteer/Intern Coordinator or Program Supervisor in matters where professional assistance is needed; Maintain accurate record of internship hours. Qualifications / Skills: Must be in a Master’s or Bachelor’s level Communications, Marketing, Advertising, PR, Hospitality, or related program of study; Experience or interest in working with fundraising, event planning, social media, traditional media, marketing, graphic design, and/or public relations; Passionate about children and making a difference; Ability to adhere to the agency’s policy on confidentiality; Demonstrate sensitivity to persons of different educational, economic, cultural, or racial backgrounds and different personality types; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to commit to 15+ hours per week for one semester (approx. 4 months).

CHILDREN’S HOME SOCIETY INTERNSHIP Foster Home Management, North Central Division: Foster Care Counselor interns (licensing foster parents) assist with supervision of foster homes, initial foster home studies, support activities for foster families, and participate in MAPP trainings; Maintain confidentiality of the client’s personal matters and adhere to the agency’s policy on confidentiality; Demonstrate sensitivity to persons of different educational, economic, cultural, or racial backgrounds and different personality types; Make phone calls, assist with client contact and scheduling; Compile mailings; Type or perform data entry using a computer; Make photocopies and fax materials; Sort and file documents; Assist Program Staff with intake and screening processes; Assist Program Staff in scheduling and conducting meetings and monitoring progress; Consult the Volunteer/Intern Coordinator or Program Supervisor in matters where professional assistance is needed; Maintain accurate record of internship hours. Qualifications / Skills: Minimum Age: 21 years; Must be in a Master’s or Bachelor’s level Social Work or other human service related program of study; Experience or interest in working with young children / adolescents / adults; Ability to communicate in English (written and spoken); Ability to commit to 20+ hours per week for one semester (approx. 4 months). 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

VISTA POSITION AVAILABLE IN TALLAHASSEE Communities In Schools of Leon County, Inc. is looking for a V.I.S.T.A. (Volunteers In Service To America) Health Coordinator. This position will work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator and in tandem with Site Coordinators to assist in the development of a health services team to increase access to health related services at the school site for those students who have the most pressing health-related needs. This position requires a minimum of 35 hours per week of service, which may include some evenings and weekends. To be considered: you must be 18 years of age; have some college preferred with evidence toward a degree; have strong written and oral communication skills; have basic computer skills such Microsoft Word and Excel, e-mail, and internet research; have the ability to manage time and set priorities; ability to organize information and documents; possess a strong commitment to community service; understand resource development or have a strong desire to learn; ability to work independently and as part of a team. If selected, you must attend a mandatory pre-service training in Atlanta from July 22-25, 2013 (fully paid) and report to first day of service on July 26, 2013. This position requires a one year commitment, from July 26, 2013-July 26, 2014. If you are interested, please contact Stephanie Webb at by May 25, 2013.

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

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