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United Way Community Impact Team Opportunity (sign-up by 1/8!)

Dear Students,

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 (kmcgowan@middlebury.edu) or Community Engagement Coordinator Ashley Calkins (jcalkins@middlebury.edu), by Tuesday, January 8th for more details.

MAlt Leader Applications due April 30th

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.

MAlt 2012-2013 Leader Application

Questions? Please contact co-chairs Daniel Loehr at dloehr@middlebury.edu and Charlotte Zelle at czelle@middlebury.edu.