Weekly Volunteer Service Opportunities
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Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring (NOM)’s Cooking with Otter Creek Nursery
Otter Creek Nursery (located just off campus on Shannon Street) is looking for volunteers to cook with 2-5 year olds. They are open to different kinds of cooking or gardening with the kids, but would also love to have volunteers come and help out with what the teachers are already doing. They are hoping to have these events Wednesday and/or Friday mornings around 10:15am, but the timing is flexible. Please email Carly Westling ’13 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Apply for the Paid Summer Orientation Trips Internship
Work with the College’s first-year orientation team to help plan and deliver MiddView (Community Engagement, Vermont Explorations, and the Wilderness) trips. The trips are an integral part of our orientation efforts, and include three day, two night off-campus opportunities to engage in some aspect of Vermont’s cultural, community or outdoor landscapes. The internship available will primarily focus on community engagement and Vermont Explorations trips. The position has available hours this spring and will then be extended through the summer, during which the typical workweek will be 37.5 hours. View the full position description and apply here.
DREAM Summer Internship Information Session
Tmrw Tuesday, March 19th 4:30 p.m. EIA Adirondack House Library
You’ve heard of the DREAM student organization in Middlebury and seen their great t-shirts – come learn about DREAM’s summer internship working to plan daily activities for youth in low-income neighborhoods. Questions? Contact Sarah Caliendo, email@example.com or visit MOJO to apply for the position.
Monkton World Language Program: Volunteers still needed this semester.
The Monkton Central School World Language Program has been in existence for about 10 years with great success. It introduces children from kindergarten through sixth grade to a different language and culture, an experience which, hopefully, will be continued during middle and high school. Middlebury College students teach various languages four times during the semester in an elementary classroom. Volunteers are still needed to: co-teach French on Mondays 2:15 – 3PM, 3rd and 4th grade OR teach French or Spanish to 5th and 6th graders on a day/time that works for you. If you are interested in one of these volunteer opportunities, email coordinator Jennifer Stanley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help at the annual Addison Central Teens Clothing Swap! Donate clothing items on campus or sign up for a volunteer shift
Location: Middlebury Union High School (MUHS) Dates: March 19 – March 20, 2013 11:30-3:00 MUHS students only, 3:00 – 7:00 open to the public
Bring in teen friendly, gently used clothing, accessories, prom and formal dresses, jewelry, knick-knacks and CDs and swap for “new” used items. No clothing to swap? Bring your money and shop! Clothing Collection at college (will benefit local middle and high school students)
To Volunteer: More info or if you would like to volunteer, please contact Jutta, 802-989-8934, email@example.com
Academic Outreach Endowment Grants – application due April 1
The Academic Outreach Endowment Fund provides financial support to both faculty and students for pursuits that involve community-connected teaching, learning, and research. Examples of these kinds of approaches include project-based learning (when there is a direct community connection), service-learning, community-based learning, participatory action research, and more. Funding for academic year 2013-2014 now being accepted. Visit here for more details.
Volunteer Opportunity with local Middlebury artist
Local Middlebury artist seeks unpaid intern for assistance with written communications, general organization and art business, including art shows, farmers markets and website update. Three hours weekly needed, up to 12 hours help desired! Contact artist Bob Gold @ 802-377-2579.
Sugar on Snow 2013 Volunteers (Huntington, VT)
Each year, the Green Mountain Audubon Center hosts three Sugar on Snow parties in the month of March to celebrate our sustainable, bird-friendly maple sugaring program and offer free education programs to the public. On March 17, 23 , & 24 we will host hundreds of guests on our property in Huntington, VT. We need help from volunteers to lend a hand serving refreshments, keep a fire going and help our visitors park. Please consider signing up for a volunteer slot and be added to the list of Vermonters that come together to keep our programs strong throughout the year. Sign up here. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply to the Flex Fund to finance your initiatives!
Whether it is transportation expenses, pumpkins to carve with Porter hospital residents, or turkeys to cook at the local shelter, we want to help you serve others. Visit go/funding to find our application under Civic Engagement Funding. Email email@example.com for more information.
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, Community Engagement Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802.443.3099