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Student profile: Gabby Santos

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Name: Gabbie Santos
Year at Middlebury: Sophomore 
Hometown/location: Silang, Cavite, Philippines
 
Describe your volunteer service commitments that occur in the Middlebury area: I am currently the weekend build coordinator for Habitat for Humanity Middlebury College Chapter. As co-president of the International Students’ Organization, I also help ensure that community service is part of our organization’s agenda/programming. 
 
Length of time you have been volunteering there: I started with Habitat in September 2013, during my MiddView (Middlebury Orientation Week) trip, as a volunteer builder. My role as build coordinator began in September 2014.  
 
Describe your responsibilities: My main responsibility is to coordinate with Habitat for Humanity chapters near/around Middlebury for volunteer opportunities, and then to organize weekend builds for Middlebury students as an opportunity to work with the local community.
 
What do you most enjoy about volunteering?: For me, genuinely sharing myself through volunteering allows me to find a profound connection with humankind. It is this discovery that gives me hope in a world that is constantly inundated with negativity. Volunteering is, indeed, nourishment for the soul.

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Have you always wanted to learn more about Chicago? This summer research opportunity at Northwestern University with Engage Chicago may be of interest to you!!

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Engage Chicago is an eight-week summer field study program that gives bright undergraduates from across the nation a chance to live, work, serve and learn together in this remarkable city, amidst a rich history and culture of civic engagement.  The innovative program model deliberately combines academic coursework, placements at top community organizations/civic institutions, and powerful community experiences […]

Internship Opportunities for Febs with Global Giving!! Fundraising Required!

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The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things. Check out GlobalGiving’s different internship opportunities in East Africa, Eastern Europe and […]

Engage Locally…Visit the MiddAction Fair

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Interested in getting involved at a local level? Attend the MiddAction Fair this Tuesday, September 16th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to engage in the local community. Whether you are a first year just arriving on campus or a senior looking for additional experience before graduation, […]

Check Out These Israeli Programs from the Ameinu Kibbutz Programs Center

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The Kibbutz Program Center (KPC), a part of an Israeli organization called Ameinu, has many service-based programs in Israel for young adults looking to travel to Israel and get involved in social justice! Check out the opportunities featured below! You can also visit the Kibbutz Program Center webpage to browse for more programs. Achvat Amim […]

Citizen Film Internship Program

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Citizen Film is a non-profit organization in San Francisco, California that produces documentaries.  Check out the Citizen Film Home page for more information on the organization. Citizen Film Mission: “Citizen Film Inc. is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to crafting documentary stories with care and dignity. We collaborate with cultural institutions and community organizations to […]