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United Way Community Impact Volunteers Needed
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. Click here to learn more.
Calculus I tutor needed
A volunteer is needed to tutor a high school student for in Calculus I at the Middlebury Union High School Learning Lab. The student is available between 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and could meet 1-2 times per week based on your schedule. Interested? Contact Tammi Beattie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shepherd Poverty Internship Info Session
Thursday, 1/10 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 1/11 2:30 p.m. EIA, Adirondack House Rm. 218
Shepherd Poverty Internship Program Info Session: Learn about the exciting (paid) Shepherd Internship Program, uniting students (including up to 5 from Middlebury) from nearly 20 member institutions with agencies that work to benefit disadvantaged communities and members of society. Learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the U.S., while working in an agency focusing on either education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, or community-building efforts. Nearly 20 Midd students have participated since 2005! Questions? Contact Tiffany Sargent, email@example.com.
January 9th: College Defensive Driving Class [Required to drive campus vehicles!]
This program is required for anyone who wishes to rent a College passenger or 15-passenger vehicle. If you might want to use a campus vehicle for volunteering in J-Term and spring semester get prepared by taking this class! There is no cost for the class but a driving orientation (a 1 hour review on the road) is required for 15-passenger Vans and larger vehicles. Class time is about 2 Hrs. REMINDER: A valid state license is required to take the class. Individuals wanting a 15-Passenger Van license must have 3 years of driving experience. To sign up email Ed Sullivan, Sullivan@middlebury.edu. Upcoming class: January 9th 9-11a.m. (Mitchell Green Lounge).
Interested in getting involved in the local community? Have a passion you’d like to share with another? Consider being a mentor!
Community Friends, a one-on-one based mentoring program that pairs college students with local children ages 6-12, is particularly looking for more male volunteers to be paired with a local boy! Play a sport together, go to a hockey game, eat in the dining hall! The possibilities are endless. No requirements aside from showing up and being yourself. Funding and help with transportation available. With questions or to find out more, email Nestor Martinez, Mentoring and Youth Programs Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elder Care Volunteer Opportunity
Living Well Community Care Home seeks a volunteer to help develop a simple Apple Mac Desktop user manual to help residents navigate different parts of the computer and explore programs like iPhoto as well as incorporating unique needs of residents (visuals, bold print, large type, etc.). The student will learn how to communicate technical knowledge to elderly people who face visual, cognitive, and physical challenges. This will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about the aging process and how to educate someone about concepts and ideas at a very basic level. Interested? Contact Sudeshna Trivedi, Volunteer Development Coordinator, email@example.com.
Have an interest in education, and want to explore it further? Enjoy working with others?
Consider being a mentor for a local high school teenager! Middlebury Union High School is ready to kick off its mentoring program, which aims to pair Middlebury College students with local high school student. Be a resource for youth by providing support to graduate and helping them build their own post-graduation plans. No formal requirements! Be part of a program that will be the first of its kind in the state of Vermont! For questions or more information, please contact Nestor Martinez at 802.443.3010 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local VITA volunteers needed
You can make a difference. Receive training and then provide important help assisting low income people prepare their tax returns and receive valuable benefits for which they may qualify!
Addison Community Action is a branch of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) providing a variety of free services to help meet the needs of low income people throughout Addison County. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, helps low income households prepare their tax forms from February 1st – April 15th. In order to be a volunteer, you must become IRS certified by passing a test which the IRS provides. The level of training determines the level of tax preparation that you will be able to do when preparing returns at the sites. There is a test for each level that will make you “IRS Certified” to prepare taxes. We also require you to take training in the state tax law and practice with the software. In addition, there is an online training tool for federal tax only. Students are required to complete 40 hours of tax preparation throughout the filing season. Ideally, all 40 of these hours will be spent working directly with clients to prepare their tax return. Students may also be asked to review each other’s work. We know of taxpayers using their refunds to pay for car repairs, security deposits, to stabilize their housing, pay off credit card debt, open savings accounts (we offer this on site), and to purchase savings bonds (we also offer this on site). Interested?! Contact Ashley Calkins, Civic Engagement, Center for Education in Action, email@example.com.
Henry Sheldon Museum Volunteers
The Henry Sheldon Museum is seeking volunteers to serve as Education Program Assistants. Volunteers would help prepare educational materials, help with special events, and present Museum programs to students in grades K-12. Volunteers should have some sewing, crafting and computer skills. For more information contact Associate Director Mary Manley, (802)388-2117, mmanley@HenrySheldonMuseum.org.
Support the Middlebury Alternative Break Trip Fundraisers!
MAlt Grille Delivery: Sunday-Thursday during J-Term 9:00 p.m. to Midnight, CALL (802)443-5014
MAlt Puerto Rico Battle of the Bands: Friday, January 11, 2013 9-11pm Crossroads Cafe
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com, 802.443.3099
Ashley Calkins ‘06
Community Engagement Coordinator
Center for Education in Action: Careers, Fellowships, Civic Engagement
Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.3099 | go.middlebury.edu/eia