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Sign up for MLK Day of Service!
Participate in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service this Saturday 1/19 starting at 10:00 a.m. Visit go/dayofservice for more information and to sign up.
Charter House Homeless Shelter Volunteer Info Session
Wednesday 1/16 5:15 p.m. Ross B11
The Charter House winter housing facility that serves as an emergency home staffed 24/7 by trained volunteers who provide a warm, welcoming environment for families in stress. Attend this training to learn more about volunteering at the Charter House over J-Term and Spring Semester. Contact Charlotte Zelle, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Apply for Shepherd Internships (Apps due tmrw 1/15)
Apply for the 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. Questions? Contact Tiffany Sargent, email@example.com.
Dance Marathon this Saturday (1/19)
Middlebury’s second annual Dance Marathon to benefit the Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen in Burlington will take place on January 19th (SATURDAY) from 4pm to 4am in the McCullough Social Space. Each year, students and community members join with families and patients who have received support and care at Fletcher Allen for 12 hours of dancing, celebrating, and fundraising for VCH, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. You must register to enter the event. Registration is $10 at go/dancemarathon. Sign up as a team or as an individual and get your family to sponsor you!!
Workshop: Introduction to Grant Research & Writing
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, LaForce 121
This workshop, delivered by Kate McGowan, Executive Director of the United Way of Addison County, will introduce you to the fundamentals of Grant Writing: how to find Federal, State, Foundation, and Corporate grant opportunities and RFPs; introduction to what elements make a strong written proposal; introduction to preparing nonprofit organization budgets and the important elements of the grant process. Learn how to avoid some of the most common mistakes in grant writing and then use your new skills during a new job or summer internship! Questions? Contact Tracy Himmel Isham, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Still looking for mentors!
Middlebury Union High School is launching its mentoring program. Pairing high school freshmen with college students, the program will be the first of its kind in Vermont! Pairs will meet weekly to do a variety of activities based on shared interests—go to a hockey game, explore town! Endless possibilities await. No formal experience necessary, transportation available if needed. Training and strong support will be provided for all mentors. To find out more, please contact Nestor Martinez at email@example.com or at 802.443.3010.
Spring-Semester + Summer Orientation Trips Internship: Apply today!
Work with the College’s first-year orientation team to help plan and deliver MiddView (Middlebury Volunteer Initiatives, 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. There are two positions available, one focusing primarily on the outdoor adventure-themed trips and one on community engagement and Vermont Explorations trips. Commitments commence in J-Term, with an average of 5-10 hours per week through the spring term. The position 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.
NOM Seeks Food Lovers
NOM (Nutrition, Outreach, and Mentoring) is seeking more willing volunteers to plan and participate in group activities. In the past, NOM has led cooking nights at the local teen center, and nutrition workshops at local schools. Have an interest in local food and or whole, healthy eating? Come share your passions with others, and with the community at large. Plenty of opportunities available, funding provided for programming! For more information, please contact Nestor Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 802.443.3010.
Huertas Assistant Project Coordinator
The Open Door Clinic is seeking a motivated student to help coordinate and develop the Huertas program for the 2013 season. This past year, Huertas worked with Mexican farm workers living and working on dairy farms in Addison County to plant and maintain kitchen container gardens. The goal was to produce fresh healthy vegetables and herbs and provide nutrition education. With support and guidance the student will develop, coordinate and plant gardens with volunteers and participating migrant farmworkers. The student will commit to the full Spring semester, completing a variety of activities. The ideal candidate has garden experience, is proficient in Spanish and English, has a car, and is interested in a unique opportunity to create positive change.Independent study credits and additional paid summer internship may be available. Interested students should send a letter of interest and resume to: Jamie K. McCallum email@example.com.
Support the Middlebury Alternative Break Trip Fundraisers!
MAlt Grille Delivery: Sunday-Thursday during J-Term 9:00 – 11:00 p.m., CALL (802)443-5014
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