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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

ANNOUNCEMENTS MENTORING INSTITUTE @ FSU VOLUNTEERS NEEDED On Wednesday, December 12th, 2012, the Center for Leadership and Social Change will be sponsoring a special daylong institute for mentors and mentor professionals from all across the Tallahassee community. This event will take place from 9am-4pm and will be held on campus in the Student Services Building. Volunteers are needed throughout the day to assist with various tasks, including: parking, check in, room set up/breakdown, computer equipment set up/breakdown, introducing workshop speakers, distributing and collecting evaluations, and other vital behind-the-scenes logistics. Volunteers are needed between the hours of 8am-5pm. If you are interested, a minimum 3 hour shift is preferred. Volunteers will be “plugged in” to the schedule and jobs will be assigned on a firstcome, first-serve basis – so please don’t delay – sign up today! For more information or to volunteer, contact Heather Stitely at If you want to volunteer, please indicate the specific times you are available and list any specific tasks you are interested in. THE SERVSCRIPT DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 7TH! It’s that time of year again! Make sure that all of your service hours are entered online through the ServScript Program by the deadline December 7th, to be sure those hours make it onto your transcripts! If you have any questions or concerns please contact Amanda Brown at The purpose of the ServScript Program is to formally recognize students' demonstrated commitment to community service. This commitment is documented on the student's official FSU academic transcript. Transcripts are student records of scholarly achievement; as such, the ServScript program has created guidelines to clarify and recognize community service of consistent quality. COLLECTING TOYS FOR CHILDREN PAEC Migrant Program would like your help collecting toys for migrant children this holiday season! There will be a box outside the Center for Leadership and Social Change until Friday, December 14th, and any toy for a child age 3-12 would be much appreciated! If you have any further questions please e-mail Gaby Megias at

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APPLY TO BE AN OUTREACH FACILITATOR The Center for Leadership and Social Change is seeking goal- oriented, self-motivated, service-minded students to facilitate service projects for the Community Outreach Program in the SPRING semester. Responsibilities include transporting FSU students in Center vans, so having a valid driver license, current auto insurance, and a good driving history are all needed. Other responsibilities include recruiting, informing, educating, supervising and encouraging the students on the project, helping them learn more about the needs of the community, discover what they are passionate about, and inspire them to continue volunteering. If you are interested, please complete a Facilitator Application and return it to Heather via email at or drop it off at the Center for Leadership and Social Change. PARTNER STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS The Center for Leadership and Social Change is looking for Partner Student Organizations (PSO) to be a part of an exciting new opportunity. A Partner Student Organization is a recognized FSU student organization whose purpose actively aligns with the mission of the Center for Leadership and Social Change. The mission of the Center for Leadership and Social Change is to transform lives through leadership education, identity development and community engagement. The Partner Student Organization program is a new initiative for prospective organizations to foster strong relationships with the Center's staff, work collaboratively on events, and maintain office space within the Dunlap Student Success Center and the Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement. To Apply please complete the following application here by December 6, at 5pm. BIG BEND GIFT WRAPPING FUNDRAISER Boys and Girls Club, Big Bend - Gift Wrapping Fundraiser Need your Christmas presents wrapped? The Boys and Girls Club is the place to be! Come Friday, November 30th (10:00am-6:00pm), Friday, December 7th (10:00am-6:00pm) or Friday, December 14th (10:006:00pm) at any Boys and Girls Club in the Big Bend area (Greg McCray, Carrie Wilson, Havana, or Chattahoochee) and we will wrap all your presents. Donations are greatly accepted and appreciated. If you do not have any presents to be wrapped, but you love wrapping, we would love for you to come out and volunteer. Contact FSU Community Ambassador, Emily Kaye Caruso at for any questions or concerns.


It’s that time of year again! The Center for Leadership and Social Change is excited to present the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Summit “Anchored in Diversity” occurring Friday, January 25th from 4pm-6pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm. The Multicultural Leadership Summit has educated students on diversity and multiculturalism to empower them to be agents of social change in an increasingly diverse and global community. This year, the Multicultural Leadership Summit is focusing on identity development in the areas of: -Race, Ethnicity and Nationality -Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation -Access, Class, and Ability -Leadership and Action We invite students to register to attend the 2013 Multicultural Leadership Summit to explore how their identities contribute to creating a multicultural and diverse community. Join us to discover how you are “Anchored in Diversity” by registering NOW at, MOELLERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE The Moellership Program provides funding for students to focus 8–12 weeks of their summer of full-time service at a non-profit agency. Examples of past projects include caring for HIV/AIDS patients in Spain, constructing a poultry production project in Tanzania, and promoting sustainability in Brazil. The application for summer 2013 is available on the website at If you have questions, email Jillian White at ANNUAL CAMPUS-COMMUNITY LUNCHEON The Center for Leadership and Social Change, SGA’s Office of Servant Leadership, and the Directors of Volunteers Association (DOVA) are sponsoring a luncheon in an effort to connect YOU with local nonprofit and public service agency leaders. The luncheon will be on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 11:00am1:00pm. RSVP is required to attend. This luncheon aims to provide students with information about the opportunities available in the nonprofit and public service sector, as well as the day-to-day operations and needs of nonprofit agencies, how and why agencies depend so heavily on volunteers, what the impact of volunteering has, and more! Students will also share with agency representatives what they are doing to make a difference in our community. To RSVP, complete a reservation form and submit it to the Center for Leadership and Social Change on or before Friday, January 18, 2013. Forms are available at the Center, located in the Dunlap Student Success Center. For more information, contact Heather Stitely at 850-645-1515 or via email at THE WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program's mission is to make the "People’s House" accessible to future leaders from around the nation. The application for the Summer 2013 White House Internship Program is now open. Deadline for pplications is January 27, 2013. For more information and to apply please visit

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ON CAMPUS: The FSU Office of Training & Organizational Development is seeking student volunteers to assist with the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays anytime between 9 am and noon. The Program is available Fall and Spring Semesters. The objective of the FSU ABE Program is to improve an employee's fundamental educational skills in reading, writing, and/or math. The classes are self-paced and allow for a one-on-one interaction between teacher and student. As a volunteer, you would be assisting students with the work and goals assigned by the ABE teacher. Classes meet at the Training Center at Stadium Place. Additional information about the ABE Program is available at: g_ProfessionalSkills_ABE If you’re interested or for more information, please contact Sandra Dixon, Associate Director of Human Resources at or (850)645-6468. THE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD was established in 1986 to honor a faculty member, administrator or staff member for his or her outstanding service in keeping with the principles and ideals of Dr. King. While the award is a tremendous honor, it also carries a $1,000 stipend for the recipient. Nominations are for a member of the Florida State University community who exemplifies Dr. King's ideals and the university's commitment to diversity. Nominees from the faculty must demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to diversity. Nominees from the administration or staff must exemplify a commitment to fostering a diverse campus community. Members of all racial/ethnic groups are eligible for the award. Nomination packet must include: - A resume and/or short biography - Three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the nominee's administrative or academic unit, must be submitted on behalf of the nominee. Nominations are DUE on Friday, December 7th by 5:00pm. Letters of nomination, with all accompanying support material, must be received by Amber Hampton in the Center for Leadership and Social Change. Address for hard copy submissions: 110 S. Woodward Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ste. 3100 (Corner of S. Woodward and Learning Way) Mail Code 4161 Email for electronic submissions: Amber Hampton,

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO ASSIST WITH 2 DAY CYCLING Event in Tallahassee, 31st Annual TOSRV Double Century Bike Ride, April 20th and 21st, 2013, Internship starts: Early January (though you can start now if you have time) Event Website(s): (2012 version), - Cycling club website TOSRV South 2013 is a 2 day, 200 mile bike ride from Quincy, FL to Albany GA and back. The event typically attracts 450 cyclists from all over the southeast. The event has been run by the Capital City Cyclists since 1982 and the event continues to grow. We are now beginning preparations for TOSRV 2013 and are seeking volunteers to assist with the event. This is a two day event. Volunteers can work one or both days. Two day volunteers may have to spend the night in Albany, GA. We will cover the costs of your accommodations if that is necessary. Interested students should email the Tour Director, Paul McManus at FIGHTING HUNGER BY DEVELOPING LEADERS The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, a project of the CHC, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Applications are encouraged from candidates reflecting diverse educational, cultural, personal and experiential backgrounds. Each year 16-20 participants are selected for this eleven-month program. Fellows are placed for five months with urban and rural community organizations involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as food banks, local advocacy groups, economic development agencies, and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, D.C. to complete the year with five months of work at advocacy and public policy organizations involved in anti-hunger and antipoverty work at the national level. A living allowance, health insurance, travel expenses, professional development training opportunities, and an end of service award are included. For more information about the Program and for details on the application process, please visit our website: If you have questions, please email or call (202)547-7022 ext. 29. The application deadline for the 2013 – 2014 program is January 14, 2013. Semifinalist selection will be complete by mid-February; interviews will be scheduled in Washington, D.C. in March; and final selection decisions will be made in April. Hunger Fellows arrive in D.C. for Orientation and Field Training in August 2013. LACE UP YOUR RUNNING SHOES AND PREPARE FOR BATTLE! RENAISSANCE COMMUNITY CENTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Website: The Renaissance Community Center needs volunteers to December 8, 2012 at Kleman Plaza in Downtown work Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The RCC seeks to reduce Tallahassee from 9:00AM-2:00PM Tallahassee’s First Urban the number of homeless individuals residing in local emergency Obstacle Race Aims to Highlight City’s Revitalization shelters by providing tools and resources to help people return to Projects. Urban Disturbance combines the fundamentals of independence. Volunteer duties include signing clients in, acting as running with the thrill and challenge of an obstacle course. receptionists, and minimal data entry. If you have a social services Social Design Group, in partnership with Operation One background, we may offer you a different position based on your Voice, will host Tallahassee’s second annual urban obstacle experience. The Renaissance Community Center is located at 457 event. Interested racers can check out the course and West Virginia Street directly behind The Shelter on Tennessee Street. register online at It To sign up or for more information contact Nancy Burke, is designed for provide an entertaining event for participants or Mark Lazarus, at all levels of fitness. And, volunteers will be needed to provide assistance to racers as necessary.

INTERNSHIPS & JOB OPPORTUNITIES WEBMASTER VOLUNTEER NEEDED The Center for the Advancement of Human Rights has conducted nationwide projects on various human rights issues. We are currently extending an opportunity for a graduate or motivated undergraduate student for the fall 2012 semester to gain hands on work experience and service hours. This person would work between 5-10 hours a week designing changes to the existing webpage and making recommendations for future ideas or concepts. This is an unpaid volunteer position which offers both work experience and the opportunity to have service hours recorded on the student’s FSU’s transcript, using the ServScript Program. If this position interests you and you feel you qualify, please contact Bambi Griffin at or (850)6444550. OLDER GENTLEMAN REQUIRES ASSISTANCE AT HOME To move, open and unpack approximately 45 boxes of books and other home items, pack in boxes surplus home items for delivery to Goodwill Industries, rearrange home furnishings after boxes have been handled, clean, mop tile floors, vacuum carpeted floors, and wash car. Payment: 1st period - $15 per hour for up to 4 hours - $60 (portion of hour counts as 1 hour) 2nd period - $15 per hour for up to 8 hours -$120 (portion of hour counts as 1 hour) Can be flexible with the time periods to meet a student's schedule. Contact David McAlee at WORK FOR A GREEN FUTURE: BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW Each year, Environment America hires recent college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent it takes to stand up to polluters, organize public support and fight for our environmental values. Fellowship positions are available across the country. With nearly 100 professional staff, more than 1 million members, activists and allies and affiliates in 29 states, we organize the support it takes to stand up to polluting industries and ultimately sweep past them. As an Environment America fellow, you’ll get a two-year crash course in the nuts and bolts of environmental activism, organizing, advocacy and the type of institution-building that can sustain long-term battles. Learn more at APPLY NOW environment-america-fellow DEADLINE: Friday, November 30th DONATE DIAPERS TO SUPPORT KIDS INC. As part of a project for the class Leadership in Groups, three students are holding a diaper drive to benefit Kids Incorporated of the Big Bend. Their vision is that every family reaches their full potential. To do this they provide early child care centers for those families that cannot afford it. The organization uses 123,00 diapers per year and we are hoping to aid in that cost. Drop boxes will be located in front of the Center for Leadership and Social Change. Like us on Facebook at

FLORIDA’S WATER AND LAND LEGACY INTERNSHIPS As a dynamic environmental campaign on a tight deadline, we are looking for enthusiastic interns who are willing to commit ten or more hours a week to helping us at campaign headquarters in Tallahassee. Here are some of the positions we need filled: Events Intern Research events around the state of Florida, gather information on those events, enter into a database, call contact persons about availability of tables/tents, etc. as well as any policies that event might have on gathering signatures. Policies Intern Research corporate policy on public signature gathering, i.e. Publix, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, etc. Data Entry Intern Enter new volunteer data into our database. Phone Bank Intern Assist the Phone Bank Coordinator with calling and confirming volunteers scheduled to phone bank. Petitions Intern Assist Operations Manager in processing petitions and petition packet assembly. Interested candidates, contact Laura C., Operations Manager, at or (850)629-4656. Students are encouraged to use their best judgment when selecting service opportunities. Opportunities are not screened before they are posted.


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