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Wednesday, June 26, 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 IDENTITY EXPLORATION CLUSTER Student Staff Position Description: Assist with ongoing efforts that encompass programing, research and training related to multiculturalism, identity and diversity awareness. Opportunity to learn facilitation skills, training and program development, as well as teamwork to operate successful cluster programming and research. Requirements: Active in personal growth and identity development, Experience or interest in facilitation, Ability to work individually and as a team, Basic research experience, Familiarity with MS Office (Word, Excel specifically). If you have any questions or would like to apply please contact Amber Hampton at

VOLUNTEER WITH GRACE MISSION CHURCH Grace Mission Church is in need of volunteers this summer. The following opportunities are available: Vacation Bible School, July 20, 9am-4pm; Christmas in July Festival for Children, July 23-24; Reading Academy. Adult’s activities: July 7, 2:30pm-6:30pm; Mobile Food Pantry Saturdays June-July, 8am-11am; 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 for their summer camp, stop by the Center for Leadership and Social Change to pick up an application or e-mail

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PROJECT L.O.V.E. Are you interested in serving the elder population? Do you have an interest in visiting with and keeping retirees company? Do you have a special talent that you’d like to share with the residents at Westminster Oaks Retirement Community? The Outreach Program now includes a service project on Sundays, from 12:15pm-3:30pm. To volunteer, come to The Center for Leadership and Social Change and sign up. Feel free to call 850-644-3342 if you have any 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).

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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