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Share your love for Middlebury!
Looking for two current undergrads to attend an informal session for local high school students applying to college Tuesday January 22nd 2013 (tomorrow!) between 11:00 and 11:45 AM. Students will be visiting campus alongside fellow Middlebury alum and teacher Lindsay Rudaya as part of their junior / senior high school class and are looking to get information on Middlebury, from everything to its food, classes, professors, etc. Come share your enthusiasm for Middlebury and your passion with these students. If you’re interested or to find out more, please contact Nestor Martinez at email@example.com or at 802.443.3010.
Charter House Homeless Shelter Volunteer Info Session
Sunday, January 27 at 5:15 p.m. in Gifford Classroom
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.
Native Spanish speaker? Interested in education?
Consider being a mentor for a local Spanish-speaking boy or girl! Community Friends, a campus-based mentoring program that matches Middlebury College students with children of Addison County ages six to twelve, is seeking willing volunteers of Latino ethnicity to be a mentor for either a local Spanish-speaking girl or boy. Take him or her to a hockey game, talk about the world while taking a walk! The possibilities are endless! You could be an important part of these children’s lives by simply meeting up and being yourself on a regular basis! Flexible meeting times, no car required, and alternate ways of transportation are available at no cost. For more information about the program, or to apply to be either one of these or another child’s mentor, please visit our website (go/cf), get in contact with a student coordinator or contact Nestor Martinez ’10 (email@example.com).
Relay for Life Kick-Off 1/23 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Relay for Life will be having their first KICK-OFF of the year this Wednesday January 23rd in Crossroads Cafe! Come by to register for the big event, which will be held April 26th. There will be a free ICE CREAM BAR and lots of fun Relay committee members to talk to. If you or anyone you love has ever been affected by cancer, you know the importance of keeping up the fight. Join us! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit go/relay.
January 24: 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 24 3:30p.m. (LaForce 121).
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.
Have a passion for food? Join NOM!
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.
Sign up: Ski and Ride for HOPE
Sunday, February 24, 2013 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rikert Nordic Center & Middlebury College Snow Bowl
A fundraiser bringing skiers, x-country skiers and boarders together to raise money for HOPE, Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects. For more information, registration & sponsor form go to www.hope-vt.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