Community Engagement Opportunities: Week of October 14

Filed Under (Community Service Opportunities) by on October 14, 2013

MiddVOTE Voter Registration Event Tomorrow!
Need to register to vote? Want to apply for an absentee ballot for your local elections? Then come by the non-partisan MiddVote voter registration drive this Tuesday, October 15th from 4:30-7:30pm in Axinn 105 (the computer lab). We have everything you will need to make registering a simple and easy process either in your home state or Vermont! Questions? Contact Ezera Miller-Walfish, emillerwalfish@middlebury.edu.

On-Campus volunteer opportunity for the HOPE foodshelf
Groups welcome to sign up!

HOPE needs help peeling and slicing apples and sweet potatoes for their foodshelf. Get together with your hall, sports team, or Super Block and spend a 1-2 hours volunteering for the foodshelf. Produce can be brought to campus and picked up when finished! Contact Gretchen Cotell, gleanaddison@gmail.com.

Local J-Term internship opportunity at the Charter House emergency winter shelter – application due October 20!
Spend your January Term interning at the Charter House Emergency Winter Shelter in Middlebury, which provides emergency housing to individuals and families through the winter months. Interns will support the management staff of the Charter House Emergency Winter Shelter in meeting client needs, maintaining a spirit of welcome and community within the building, and staffing the Shelter. Interns will gain an in-depth understanding of how The Charter House Coalition and the broader community support the transition of homeless families to stable housing. Visit go/internships and click on “Winter Term” for information on receiving course credit for this internship. Visit MOJO and search for “Charter House” to find more information and apply for the internship.

Put your skills to work in the community: Latin and AP Calculus tutors needed
Volunteers are needed to tutor high school students at the Middlebury Union High School Learning Lab. One tutor is needed to help a student with Latin 4 and one student is needed to help with AP Calculus. The students have flexible afternoon schedules and could meet during the week based on your schedule. Interested? Contact Tammi Beattie, tbeattie@addisoncentralsu.org.

Event feature from the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
A Changing World, A Changing Aidscape: How International NGOs are Adapting, an International and Global Studies Colloquium

Friday, October 18, 12:15, Robert A. Jones ’59 House
Bill O’Keefe P’13, ’17, Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy, Catholic Relief Services. Lunch will be available for people who RSVP to rcga@middlebury.edu by October 14.

Community Friends Feature of the Week
Like to read or spend time with kids? Community Friends, a campus-based one-on-one mentoring program that matches Middlebury students with Addison County children ages six to twelve, is seeking a big sister for an eight-year old girl. She loves to play and learn and enjoys both active and calm activities. If you are creative and responsible, you could easily be a role model for this young girl just by meeting with her for two hours each week. Flexible meeting times on your own schedule; only requirement is enthusiasm and willingness to build a meaningful, consistent relationship. For more information about our program and/or how to apply to be this or another child’s mentor, please visit our website (go/cf) or email us at comfriends@middlebury.edu .

Questions? If you have questions about any of these volunteer opportunities or want to learn more ways to get involved in the local community, contact Ashley Calkins, Associate Director, Community Engagement, jcalkins@middlebury.edu, 802.443.3099

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