Application Deadline: Friday, September 13th Training Dates: First training Tuesday, September 17th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Middlebury WomenSafe serves people across the gender spectrum who are experiencing sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Volunteer your time, talents and energy for tasks like answering the hotline, speaking to community groups, assisting in planning events, or helping with administrative duties. Volunteer training only happens yearly, so if you have interest in a for-credit Winter Term internship (over J-term) or volunteering at WomenSafe during the academic year of 2019-2020, consider completing volunteer training this fall!
This year, volunteer training starts on September 17th, 2019, and takes place over the span of three weeks. The dates are as follows: September 17th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; September 19th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; September 21st, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; September 24th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; September 25th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; October 2nd, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; October 3rd, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; October 7th, 5:30-8:30 p.m. All trainings will take place at the Congregational Church in Middlebury. Please plan on attending all or most training dates.
WomenSafe prefers applicants for their J-term (see Handshake posting) or summer internships who have already completed volunteer training. If you would like to attend WomenSafe volunteer training, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application as soon as possible. Visit the website www.womensafe.net for more information.
WHERE: Ilsley Public Library Community Meeting Room, Middlebury
WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30pm
Representatives from Vermont Migrant Justice will be speaking at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on March 19 at 7:00pm, hosted by the Middlebury Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The public is welcome to attend and learn about the struggle of migrant farmworkers in Addison County and throughout the state.
Migrant Justice is a grassroots farmworker-led organization building the voice, capacity, and power of the farmworker community and engaging community partners to organize for economic justice and human rights. Migrant farmworkers in Vermont have developed a human rights map which guides their campaign work from access to transportation and healthcare, to freedom from discrimination to just and dignified living and working conditions through their Milk with Dignity Program. This is an important and timely program that will provide our community with much-needed information about our neighbors and how we can support them and advocate for their human rights.
Behavior/social marketing agency Rescue seeks Field Organizing Fellow to drive implementation of youth-targeted tobacco control and nutrition/obesity prevention policy campaigns across Virginia – significant travel required.
American Institutes for Research – Communications Assistant/Intern – Summer 2019 – suited for candidates currently seeking a degree in such fields as communications, graphic design, technical communication & marketing.
Food & Water Watch – Communications Coordinator – $40k-$45k – experience in communications or politics, preferably linked to issue campaigns, and proven ability to place stories in traditional media outlets sought.
The Marshall Legacy Institute, a group helping remove landmines & returning war-scarred territories to a measure of stability, seeks part-time Marketing & Development Intern (pdf) for a Feb.-Aug. 2019 term of duty – $12-$15/hr – more info here
Lead for America recruits, trains, and places our nation’s most promising young leaders in two-year paid fellowships in local governments as a means of strengthening America’s public institutions, supporting our local communities, and cultivating a new generation of transformational public service leaders.
Over the course of the two years, LFA Fellows will gain a new perspective and appreciation for local government, understand the most pressing issues facing our communities, be equipped with tools to enact communal and systemic change, establish relationships with partner universities and organizations, and gain opportunities to engage with a growing alumni network of passionate leaders, who together will continue to serve as transformational public service leaders in communities across the nation.
A single visionary leader rooted in humility can change a community. Many working together can transform our country.
Apply for the first deadline by November 1st at 11:59 pm.
Come join a casual conversation with Ben Wessel ’11.5 about the importance of getting college students to vote and ways to get involved here on campus and beyond during the next election season.
WHEN: Thursday, March 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CCE Living Room (20 Old Chapel Road)
Ben Wessel is the Director of NextGen Rising, the youth vote organizing program of NextGen America. In 2016, Ben was named one of the “16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election” by Rolling Stone magazine. Before joining NextGen in 2014, Ben worked for Cory Booker’s campaign for US Senate in New Jersey, as the Political Campaigns Manager for 350.org Action, and as the Youth Vote Director for President Obama’s reelection campaign in New Hampshire. Hosted by the Center for Community Engagement, Center for Careers and Internships, and MiddVOTE