The Center for Education in Action seeks an AmeriCorps*VISTA member for a one-year position as Mentoring and Youth Programs Coordinator from mid-August 2013 through mid-August 2014.
We seek a dedicated individual to engage both the campus and community to support students’ involvement with the College’s mentoring and youth programs. The primary goal of this VISTA position is to build capacity in programs that improve college aspirations for children from low-income and minority backgrounds in Addison County. The ideal candidate will be familiar with campus- and community-connected work, have experience planning events and recruiting volunteers, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), and have a mentoring background or experience working with youth.
For more information on responsibilities and benefits, contact Nestor Martinez, current Americorps*VISTA member, at email@example.com. Applications are due May 15th.
Learn more general information about AmeriCorps here.
Search for “AmeriCorps*VISTA” at go/mojo to learn more and apply!
MAlt is Middlebury’s alternative break program. In 2013-2014 MAlt will offer three domestic and two international student-led service trips over February break.
What Are the Responsibilities of a Middlebury Alternative Break Trip Leader?
MAlt trip leaders are responsible for trip logistics, group dynamics, education, and reflection before, during, and after the break. Logistical responsibilities include helping to recruit and select participants, choosing appropriate worksites for the trip’s theme, initiating and maintaining ongoing contact with worksite coordinators to ensure rewarding service work for both participants and the community partner, drafting and maintaining a budget, creating a daily itinerary, arranging travel plans (e.g., plane reservations, car rentals, College van reservations, accommodations, etc.), and planning meals. Trip leaders work closely with MAlt tri-chairs and the MAlt advisor (Ashley Calkins in the Center for Education in Action, EIA). Trip leaders are also responsible for coordinating group fundraising efforts and ensuring that fundraising goals (which may be substantial) are met. Please Note: Leading a MAlt trip is a rewarding but demanding opportunity. You should expect to devote a significant amount of time to your trip pre-departure, including some level of research and planning during the summer.
Information Session: If you have a great idea for a trip or are interested in creating one, attend the MAlt leader info session on April 11th, 7pm in BiHall 219.
Application Information: Complete this application with a co-leader and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Wednesday, April 24th. MAlt trips can be domestic or international, but this year we will also be looking for strong applications in the New England region. This past year MAlt traveled to El Paso, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, New York City, and Tennessee.
Here’s how some MAlters described their trips in one word: community, warmth, eye-opening, growth, intense, challenging, humbling, real, soulful, marvelous, robust, refreshing, fantastic, and unforgettable.
Founded in 2009, the Service Cluster Board is an umbrella organization whose goal is to support student-run service organizations and initiatives on campus. Duties of this position include:
It is requested that the Coordinators serve through Spring 2013. Please submit this Application (Microsoft Word Doc) and your resume to email@example.com by 5pm on Friday, March 15, 2013. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview during the week of March 18-22. Questions? Contact current SCB Co-Coordinators Angela Santee and Hillary Chutter-Ames at firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving you serving others,
Service Cluster Board
Hillary Chutter-Ames and Angela Santee
United Way is seeking three Middlebury College students to serve as Community Impact Volunteers, participating in a community grant process as part of an impact team in the areas of Health, Education or Financial Stability. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience reviewing grants, learn about non-profit administration, and build relationships with local community members. Deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, January 8th.
Volunteers are ambassadors for United Way of Addison County and read each grant application in their assigned impact area (Health, Education or Financial Stability), develop a list of questions to discuss at site visits, visit agencies, participate in the team scoring process and recommend a funding amount for the board of directors to approve. Evaluation may include drafting suggestions for improved grant presentation, performance or business practices.
Orientation/training is provided (approx. 2 hours), each grant takes approximately 1 hour to read, site visit planning sessions generally are two 2 hour meetings, each site visit is approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours, evaluation and recommendation process usually takes two 2 hour meetings as well. The work takes place from approximately January 14th through the last week of March (United Way can accommodate your absence over February Break and Spring Break). Volunteers are expected to be interested in the community, non-profit sector, applying agencies and the United Way grant process. Confidentiality and professionalism are musts. Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a sense of humor are valued highly!
Interested students should contact United Way of Addison County Executive Director Kate McGowan (email@example.com) or Community Engagement Coordinator Ashley Calkins (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Tuesday, January 8th for more details.
Middlebury Alternative Breaks (MAlt) is accepting leader applications for February Break 2013 service learning trips. MAlt is Middlebury’s alternative break program. In 2012-2013 MAlt will offer three domestic and two international student-led service trips over February break.
If you have a great idea for a trip complete the application with a co-leader, and turn it in to Ashley Calkins in the Center for Education in Action, 211 Adirondack House, by 3:00 pm on Monday, April 30th. Interviews will be held on May 4th, 5th, and 6th, and leaders will be notified by May 11th.
MAlt trips can be domestic or international, but this year we will also be looking for strong applications in the New England region. This past year MAlt traveled to El Paso, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Boston, and Tennessee.
Questions? Please contact co-chairs Daniel Loehr at email@example.com and Charlotte Zelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.