Repair the World is on a quest to find courageous, compassionate go-getters who are eager to commit to a year of service in their community, developing partnerships with local organizations doing great work and rallying local volunteers to do even more. Repair the World Fellows will focus on a range of issues, including education, poverty, sustainability, and hunger.
Yahel Social Change Program is a unique 9-month service learning experience for young adults between the ages of 21 and 27. The program, located inn Gedera, Israel, combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion. Yahel participants explore Israel by living, learning and volunteering alongside their peers from the local Ethiopian Israeli community. Yahel and its participants make meaningful contributions to Israeli society by working in collaboration with Friends by Nature – an Israeli grassroots organization working in the Ethiopian community in the fields of community empowerment and education.
Contact Midd Alum Hannah Stonebreaker with questions hannahstonebreake[at]gmail.com
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, email@example.com with questions.
Wednesday, January 16, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ross Seminar Room B11
Apply to participate in the student-led MAlt trips over February Break. This year’s there are five trips :
The application- see attached Intro to MAlt 2012-2013 and Participant application 2013!—is due by Wednesday, October 10th at 5:00 pm to Ashley Calkins in Room 210 of the Center for Education in Action (EIA) on the second floor of Adirondack House.
Interested in volunteering in Africa? Want to learn more about the global water crisis? Looking for experience working in the field?
The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week water education and leadership training experience in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach individuals about the global water crisis, and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.
Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. On the ground, teams are first trained in water quality testing, and the CWS water treatment methods. They then spend two and a half weeks in the field implementing and monitoring a CWS water business in their village. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approximately 500~1,000 people)!
Check out the info session on Friday at 12:30 in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 hosted by Middlebury students who have participated in the program–they can answer all your questions. And remember–if you are accepted to the program, you can apply for summer internship funding at go/summerfunding!
As part of the 23rd Annual Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies titled: “Global Hunger 2011 and our Role as Global Citizens”, guest lecturer, Ruth Messinger, President of the American Jewish World Service, will hold a Career Conversation on global social justice issues on Thursday, February 24th at 7:30 PM at the Brainerd Commons House (132 Blinn Lane). All students welcome!
Some background on Ruth Messinger:
Ruth W. Messinger is the president and executive director Read the rest of this entry »
Thinking about studying abroad or pursuing international service work, research, internship, or other form of international immersion experience?
If yes, then broaden your thinking and enhance your preparation by attending the following workshop!
Meaningful International Research, Civic Engagement, and Internships: Charting a Course to Plan, Fund, and Implement Out-of-Classroom Projects
- Wednesday, February 16, 4:30-6 p.m., Robert A. Jones House conference room
This workshop will address how to:
- design effective projects
- prepare for the practical aspects of overseas experiential learning: research, internships and volunteering
- enhance cultural awareness
- optimize effectiveness abroad
- reflect on the experience and integrate it back home
Sponsored by Center for Education in Action and Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Student comments after a previous offering:
“I am a little disappointed that I did not do more abroad because I did not have this knowledge.”
Kate Clopeck is a recent graduate of the Technology and Policy Masters Program at MIT and co-founder of a non-profit, Community Water Solutions, that works to bring safe drinking water to rural villages in Ghana. She joins us here again at Middlebury to talk about the Fellowship program.
CWS recently launched a new fellowship program and would love to get Middlebury students involved.
Kate will be making a presentation on Community Water Solutions and opportunities to volunteer there next summer. Joining Kate will be four Midd students who spent J-term in Ghana, working with CWS: Eleanor Horowitz, Shalyn Getz, Hannah Stonebraker, and Rachel Goodgal.
For more information about CWS, check out: http://www.communitywatersolutions.org/fellowship.html
Hope you can join us! Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.
Co-founder of the non-profit, Community Water Solutions, Katy Clopek, will introduce you to their Fellows program that works to bring safe drinking water to rural villages in Ghana, West Africa. The program is organized around two Winter Term and Summer sessions.
The Community Water Solutions Fellowship Program is a three‐week water education and leadership training experience in the northern region of Ghana. The purpose of the fellowship is to teach individuals about the global water crisis and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.
Visit their blog: http://communitywatersolutions.wordpress.com/ to read about other Middlebury students who participated during this past January term (2011).
Looking for a low-key, flexible way to volunteer and meet a critical need in the community?
Look no farther than the Charter House, an emergency housing facility in town!
Charter House is in great need of new volunteers, and shifts are only 3-4 hours long each.
Volunteer once a month, once a semester, or once a week–it’s up to you!
THIS SUNDAY, January 23rd, current J-term interns will run an information session and training on-campus (complete with baked goods!)
Library Room 201
Please join them and bring a friend (or several!)
Questions? Email Laura at lkwillia(at)middlebury.edu
Join Autism Support Daily for a fun and educational morning!
Plan to be engaged, enlightened and educated on Autism & Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders during the training. This training will prepare you for a part-time, flexible schedule and employment opportunity as a Personal Care Attendant or Respite Worker during the school year or summer opportunities in your community. Offered exclusively to Middlebury College students with a nominal registration fee of $20 (You must present college ID upon arrival). Please register and pay online at Autism Support Daily (http://autismsupportdaily.com/_wsn/page11.html).
DON’T WAIT, SEATING IS LIMITED
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ross Commons Building ~ Room B11
Fitness Forward is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to Lead Youth to Live Well. Integrating scientifically grounded evidence, web-based technologies, and targeted social marketing, we aim to reverse the dangerous rise in childhood obesity, diabetes, and mental illness. We envision a day when all children, regardless of background or circumstance, will grow up with the knowledge, motivation, and tools to live healthier, happier lives. Currently, D2F reaches thousands of children in MA, NC, ND, PA, OH and AL public schools. Evaluations in NC and MA demonstrated that children who participated in D2F
Are you looking for funding for a community service project? If so, read on!
Youth Service America is currently accepting applications for State Farm® Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants to support service-learning projects that culminate on Global Youth Service Day, April 23-25, 2010. School and community educators across the United States and Canada (select provinces) can apply for up to $1,000 in funding for youth-led projects. Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy integrating meaningful community service with academic study and reflective practice to enrich learning, build civic engagement, and strengthen communities. Read the rest of this entry »
Many folk here at Middlebury have already begun the job/internship hunt. Well if you are interested in Advocacy, Conservation, Farming, Development, Education or more, make sure you look at the Orion Grassroots Network (OGN) Job listings or Internship listings. The OGN Jobsource posts jobs that focus on change for people or planet and is grassroots in focus.
Some of their recent listings include:
The Solar College Initiative is looking for an intern who would assist in the deployment of their campus solar solutions. It would be an excellant opportunity to jump right into the solar industry. The internship is unpaid and has a 6 month commitment. This 10-20 hour a week internship could be completed from anywhere via telecommute.
For more information and details on how to apply check out the full job posting here.
If you are not keen on a cold January, then consider a Winter Term Internship. Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 7, there are three information sessions.
At 12:30 p.m. in Hillcrest 103, the Monterey Institute of International Studies has an information session on their three opportunities:
At 5:00 p.m. in MBH 219, World Camp for Kids will have an information session for their opportunity:
At 8:00 o.m. in MBH 438, David Kitson from Biblioteca will have an information session for the opportunity from Costa Rica
All of these opportunities are posted on MOJO, and the deadline for the majority of the applications is this Friday, October 9.
Did you know that World Camp for Kids is offering a Winter Term opportunity? If you are interested make sure to go to the their Info Session this Wednesday, October 7th, at 5 p.m. in MBH 219.
The deadline to apply is this Friday, October 9
World Camp offers a unique international development intern program that allows individuals to make a significant impact by teaching children and teachers over the course of four day educational camps in rural primary schools. Groups of volunteers perform four day projects teaching the World Camp curriculum which focuses on HIV/AIDS education, environmental awareness, and gender equality to primary school aged children Read the rest of this entry »
How many job listing websites are exclusively for Middlebury students and alumni? All I know is that there is definitely one and it is Mojo which is also accessible by typing in www.middmojo.com. Have you been on recently? If not, (even if you have) check it out right now! Deadlines are approaching. In fact, many winter internships have deadlines for this Friday, October 9.
Here are some opportunities on Mojo whose deadlines are approaching:
Have you heard about GlobeMed? It is a new organization at Middlebury College which is looking for your support!
GlobeMed is an organization that partners universities with community-based organizations in developing nations. Middlebury’s chapter has just been partnered with Africa 2000 Network in Uganda, an organization that works to improve lives in rural villages through supporting small-holder farmer development. They have centers throughout Uganda and work to teach organic farming methods, as well as establish markets and opportunities for income generation. Their work also includes building libraries with health information in the local dialect and training community leaders in health education in an attempt to break down stigmas about disease. Middlebury’s role in their organization will be working to fundraise as well as improve their public health programs. Additionally, they will be organizing an annual volunteer trip to help in Uganda as well as simultaneously providing global health education to our members all year round.
GlobeMed will be having an informational meeting for interested students on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:30 in Ross 011.
The Alliance for Civic Engagement (ACE) presents the Fall Semester MiddAction Fair.
The MiddAction Fair provides an opportunity to meet representatives from over 50 non-profit organizations and student service groups and hear about local activism, volunteering, social justice and service-learning opportunities in areas such as education, literacy, youth mentoring, environment, emergency services, public health, poverty, hunger, housing, and much more.
When: Tuesday, September 15th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: McCullough Social Space
Questions? Contact Carrie Pratt, cpratt at middlebury.edu, 802.443.3099
This event is open to students, faculty, staff, & the general public.