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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENTS Deadline: This Friday, July 8, 2011

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showing the oil paintings of Nadia Werbitzky, a Russian refugee and artist, at the LeMoyne Art Gallery. To commemorate this exhibit, the TKSCP will host a special evening of Russian entertainment and refreshments. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are on sale in advance and at the door for $5.00 per adult. Children under 18 are admitted free of charge. For more information about Nadia Webitzky check out TKSCP’s website. Anyone who would like to help with this event should contact Erica Busard at or (904) 610-3634 or Lani Rodgers at or (850) 668-1056. NEW SUMMER OUTREACH TIMES ANNOUNCED Want to make an impact in Tallahassee and meet new people? Participate in one of our many Community Outreach Projects! APPLY BY THIS FRIDAY The Non-Profit Internship program invites FSU students to earn up to 12 academic elective credits serving a non-profit initiative in the Big Bend area. This program is designed for students from degree programs that do not presently offer an internship opportunity for academic credit. If you are from such a program, and would like to gain valuable experience in a non-profit organization, you are welcome to apply here by July 8. Examples of internship areas include child development, juvenile justice, adolescent care, public health, public education, elder care, domestic abuse, poverty, homelessness, environmentalism, and disaster service. For more information contact Heather at I AM SO UNIQUE NEEDS YOUR CLOTHES I Am So Unique is a mentoring organization that currently offers two programs and hosts several youth events and fund raisers throughout the year. They are committed to the goal of empowering girls to reach their maximum potential. They work with youth mentor coaches and community volunteers who are interested in seeing the girls of our community equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to build a positive and purposeful future. The girls in their summer program (ages 7-18) attend a fashion workshop where they take one gently used item from their closet and donate it at the event. A team of stylists will be on site to teach appropriate dress attire. After the workshop, the young ladies are able to select clothes, shoes and accessories to go towards their back to school wardrobe. For more information about this program and how you can get involved, please visit their website. To arrange a pick-up time for your donations, please call (850) 574-4475. TKSCP TO HOST WERBITZKY ART EXHIBIT The Tallahassee Krosnodar Sister City Program (TKSCP) was established before the Cold War ended and has made a number of achievements including: medical specialists from Krasnodar have come to study operational procedure at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital; artwork by secondary school students from both cities has been exchanged; and most recently, one of their members has undertaken the task of providing information and addressing the issue of human trafficking. On August 13, 2011, from 6pm8pm they will be

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Big Bend Homeless Wed. 4:30pm 8:00pm Coalition Challenger SWIM Sat. 9:00am 11:30am Grace Mission tutoring Tues. 5:00pm 8:00pm (beginning in June) PAEC/Migrant Thurs. 8:30am 11:15am Education @ FSU Project L.O.V.E Tues. 12:15pm 4:15pm Transportation is provided! Our summer projects now include: Projects depart from the Center for Leadership & Civic Education’s office at 100 S. Woodward Ave. To sign up, visit the Center’s office. For any questions about these projects, please contact Heather Stitely at or by phone at (850)644-3342. FOLLOW CENTER STUDENTS BLOGS The Moeller Serviceship Cohort is doing amazing service this summer in several different countries. Follow their collective blog. HELP HANDS OF HOPES FREEDOM FLING THIS FIRDAY FSU Hands of Hope is a newly recognized Registered Student Organization (RSO) that works to organize consistent volunteering projects aimed to provide assistance to people with disabilities. They are officially affiliated with the College of Medicine at The Florida State University and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and have a variety of volunteering opportunities open within these and many other institutions that further reinforce our mission to integrate students with and without disabilities. Regular volunteering events include monthly Build-A-Ramps, nursing home visits, and vocational workshops to serve teens and adults with developmental disabilities and more. Their upcoming event is the AmeriCorps Freedom Fling, a service event for individuals with developmental disabilities as well as a respite care event. Volunteers are needed to help with crafts, indoor games, baking, karaoke and more. The event will be taking place on Friday, July 8th from 5:30pm-9pm at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church. For more information, you can visit their website, Facebook group, or contact them through email at

COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM The FSU Community Ambassador Program selects students to serve as liaisons between community partner agencies and FSU. Students who are community ambassadors will receive leadership training and documentable experience, a deeper understanding of non-profit work and important social issues, and a greater understanding of University resources. Each Community Ambassador will gain valuable and meaningful professional and personal experience. They will also receive an AmeriCorps Education Only Award and students who have been awarded Federal Work Study can receive up to $9/hour working as an Ambassador. For more information, please contact Dr. Steve Mills at (850) 644-3174 or

NATIONAL GUARD FUNDRAISER NEEDS ORGANIZERS Students with the National Guard are looking for students or student groups who would be interested in organizing a fundraiser, or who are interested in going around to local businesses asking for donations. Volunteers should plan on taking your own form of transportation, or carpooling. For more information please contact Julie at


SEACREST WOLF PRESERVE NEEDS YOUR HELP Seacrest Wolf Preserve is a nonprofit organization providing a safe, humane habitat for displaced captive wolves and wolf/dogs. Seacrest performs educational outreach programs for the tri-state area with visitors coming from all over the world to have this unique experience in preservation through education. They need volunteers to assist with setting fence posts and putting up USDA newly required fencing on a short deadline. Groups and individuals can contact the Preserve to schedule their availability to assist retired Army Major Wayne Watkins at (850) 773-2897. If you are interested in helping on a bi-monthly basis, please contact them through email at

HELP OUT IN APALACHICOLA NAT’L FOREST Silver Lake Recreation area gatehouse needs an attendant on the weekends from 8am to 8pm until Labor Day, September 5. If you are interested, please contact Paul Wheelhouse at

ELDER DAY STAY NEEDS YOUR HELP WORKING OUT The clients at Elder Day Stay participate three afternoons per week in seated exercises and they are looking for student volunteers to lead seated exercise sessions. If you are interested in working with this group of seniors, please contact Susan Warren at (850) 222-4208, or you can email her at

Reach Out & Make a Difference

BE A COMMUNITY OUTREACH FACILITATOR The Community Outreach Program is seeking civic-minded, committed students who want to take their service experience to another level, to serve as Outreach Facilitators for the upcoming fall semester. Facilitators lead small groups of students to and from weekly service projects, helping their peers find meaning in their service experience through preservice preparation and post-service reflection. Facilitators are needed for various issue areas, including environment/community gardens, animal services, hunger/homelessness, mental health, senior services, youth mentoring, and more. Facilitators drive University vans to transport the group to and from the campus to the agency, therefore facilitators need to have a valid driver license,

current automobile insurance and a good driving record. If you are interested in this leadership opportunity, please complete the application (available online or in our office) and submit it to Heather Stitely at or you can drop it off in person at The Center. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, August 30th. If you have any questions or want more information, contact Heather at (850) 645-1515 or via her email. FORT BRADEN SCHOOL CARNIVAL NEEDS VOLUNTEERS Fort Braden School is in need of volunteers to help with their annual school carnival on October 14. They need people from 2pm-6pm and 6pm-10pm. Volunteers would help serve food, set up and clean up, and operate booths (with assistance). You can come for one shift, or both. Their Volunteer Coordinator will be available throughout the evening to certify volunteer hours. A short background check will need to be completed prior to the night of the event. In addition to the meals we serve at the carnival, light refreshments will be served to volunteers. For more information please contact Christy Fulater at

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS CISV INTERNATIONAL: GRANT AVAILABLE In honor and celebration of its 60th anniversary, ClSV USA will be awarding one individual with the inaugural Founder's Award. The winner will receive a $2,500 - $5,000 honorarium to continue his or her organization's work in supporting crosscultural understanding. The recipient of the Founder's Award must be a resident of the United States with at least a bachelor's degree who has done substantial work to build a grassroots organization with an international or national focus. For more information, visit their website.

INTERNSHIPS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH NYLC – CLOSES TODAY The National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) is now hiring for two positions. They are hiring for a Marketing and

Communications Director who will be responsible for all strategic communications for the organization, including The Director also leads or supervises the development of communications across all departments and manages media relations and publications sales and is a member of the marketing and public relations, using all relevant channels. This position directs NYLC voice and branding, and executes strategies to accomplish department goals and deliverables. Leadership Team. This position closes July 6, 2011. Download full job announcements and application instructions at ADOPTION & CHILD PROTECTION – INTERNS NEEDED The Governor’s Office of Adoption and Child Protection is looking for 2-3 students for the summer and/or fall semesters that are able to dedicate at minimum 10-15 hours a week to the office. Tasks may include: preparing for meetings for statewide workgroups, working on an online statewide monitoring system, as well as other office or administrative tasks. For questions, or to set up an interview, please contact Christina Pacelle at (850) 921-2015. AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST – INTERNS NEEDED America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend is looking for five interns to assist with answering phones, making copies, keeping the office organized and presentable, greeting visitors, cleaning and organizing the conference room, and other assignments which will be given upon arrival. If you are interested, please contact Charvelle McClendon at Opportunities are not screened before they are posted. Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting service opportunities. OTHER JOB OPPORTUNITY RESOURCES: >> FSU Career Center | >>SERVEnet | >>Idealist | >>Opportunity Knocks | >>Independent Sector | >>

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