Saturday Family Breakfast Program
Middlebury Community Care Coalition’s newest program provides families in need with a nutritious breakfast followed by educational activities. Students are needed to help play math/science games with children or provide tutoring/homework help on Saturdays from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Interested? Email Doug Sinclair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up for the next Habitat for Humanity Build: Saturday 11/10
Habitat is doing a build on Saturday, Nov. 10th from 8:30am-12:30pm. The group is meeting at Adirondack Circle at 8:15am. Sign up for the build here. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Interested in education? Enjoy making a difference for 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 students with the aims of providing support to graduate and helping them build their own post-graduation plans. For more information or with questions, please contact Nestor Martinez at 802.443.3010 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put your Latin skills to work in the community: Latin tutor needed
A volunteer is needed to tutor a high school student in Latin I at the Middlebury Union High School Learning Lab. The student is available between 12:50 – 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and could meet during those times based on your schedule. Interested? Contact Tammi Beattie, email@example.com.
Addison Central Teens Fall Clothing Swap: Volunteers needed on 11/13 & 1/14
Volunteer for the Teen Center on November 13th & 14th at Middlebury Union High School. Tasks may include organizing clothing, working with the high schoolers and assisting students in paying for clothes. If you are interested in volunteering with the Teen Center on one or both of these days, email Co-Director Jutta Miska at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate shifts.
Clinton Global Initiative University
Early Application Deadline: November 30th, 2012
CGI U 2013 will be held at Washington University in St. Louis from April 5 – 7, 2013, bringing together nearly 1,200 attendees to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, youth organizations, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.
Attendees are welcome to apply for EIA Civic Engagement Mini-Grant funding to support their participation!
Student Volunteer Reader Opportunity
Bill Richards, a blind individual who lives in Addison, is seeking a student to serve as a volunteer reader. Interested? Contact Bill at 802-859-2777.
Design a children’s activity for the Middlebury Winter Farmer’s Market!
The Middlebury Winter Farmer’s Market is looking for individuals or groups to sign up to design a children’s activity and volunteer for the “Farm to School” table at the Farmer’s Market on a Saturday (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) in November, December, March or April at Mary Hogan Elementary School gym. The goal would be for this table to be filled every Saturday of the market with an activity that would help children to better understand and appreciate the food, products, and farmers in their region. Ideas could include a market scavenger hunt, a taste testing of local foods, a presentation of a Farm to School related activity, a seed matching game… your creativity is the limit! Interested? Contact Andrea Scott, NOFA VT Farm to Community Mentor, email@example.com.
Community Film Screenings: Food Stamped and We Have to Talk About Hunger
Thursday, November 8th 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Theater – FREE
Hunger Free Vermont, in partnership with Langrock Sperry and Wool, present two award-winning documentaries. Food Stamped follows a couple as they try to eat a healthy diet on food stamps. Vermont-made We Have to Talk About Hunger asks why in Vermont, the healthiest state in the nation, we cannot feed our own. Discussion to follow. Free.
Enjoy making an impact in someone’s life? Want to strengthen the community in which you’ll be spending time? Become a mentor for Community Friends! Since 1960 Community Friends has been matching Middlebury College students with children from Addison County. Mentors and mentees spend time together weekly, exploring whatever interests may arise out of these friendships. Many of the matched pairs often develop wonderful relationships that last throughout the volunteer’s time at Middlebury College and beyond. To find out more about this and other opportunities, please contact Nestor Martinez, Mentoring and Youth Programs Coordinator, at 802.443.3010, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need money for service? 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. Click on “Civic Engagement” here to find our application. 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