Tag Archives: community service

Join Language [and Culture] in Motion (LiM)


Deadline: Wednesday, September 16th at 11:59 PM EST 
Have you studied abroad? Are you currently an international student? Have you lived, worked, or studied outside of the U.S. before or while at Middlebury? Do you want to share your intercultural experiences and perspectives with local school children? Join Language in Motion! Fall semester applications are now being accepted. Find more info at go/LiM. Questions? Contact Kristen Mullins at kmullins[at]middlebury.edu. Note: you do not have to be a language student to participate.

Curious About AmeriCorps & How They Work in Communities? Join a Panel This Week: 3/11 @ 6:30PM

Interested in being a catalyst for change? AmeriCorps volunteers work alongside community leaders to fight poverty, develop job opportunities, increase access to education and housing, promote healthy living, and much more. During this panel discussion, you will learn about different AmeriCorps programs, hear from current volunteers, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

WHERE: Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement

Here is some initial info on AmeriCorps, come to our event to hear from current members! https://youtu.be/QgdRkzLKlPM

Can’t make the evening event? Contact Ellie Dickerson, AmeriCoprs VISTA Member, Center for Community Engagement, edickerson@middlebury.edu

Curious About AmeriCorps & How They Work in Communities? Join a Panel This Week: 3/11 @ 6:30PM

Interested in being a catalyst for change? AmeriCorps volunteers work alongside community leaders to fight poverty, develop job opportunities, increase access to education and housing, promote healthy living, and much more. During this panel discussion, you will learn about different AmeriCorps programs, hear from current volunteers, and have the opportunity to ask questions.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

WHERE: Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement

Here is some initial info on AmeriCorps, come to our event to hear from current members! https://youtu.be/QgdRkzLKlPM

Can’t make the evening event? Contact Ellie Dickerson, AmeriCoprs VISTA Member, Center for Community Engagement, edickerson@middlebury.edu

Unique Service Opportunities with Avodah – Priority Deadline Jan. 23

Applications are now open for the Avodah Jewish Service Corps, a year long program for individuals ages 21-26 to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America.

Spend a year serving for justice at a leading anti-poverty organization while living and learning at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life. As a member of the Jewish Services Corps, you will:

  • Build real-world expertise with critical, hands-on work experience. You’ll be placed with one of Avodah’s partner organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington, DC,  Through on-the-ground direct service work, you’ll contribute meaningfully to our partners’ work on crucial justice issues such as immigration, hunger, education, public health, domestic violence, and much more.
  • Develop activist chops and Jewish social justice insights. Avodah’s trusted, innovative curriculum examines the causes and effects of domestic poverty, develops practical skills, and looks at justice work with a Jewish lens. Programming will deepen, contextualize, and nourish your day-to-day work while preparing you stay in social and economic justice movements for the long haul.
  • Live and learn in the dynamic Avodah community. Home-cooked meals, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living communally in the bayit (house) memorable and meaningful.
  • Access activism, professional development, and Jewish opportunities for life. Over a thousand social justice leaders across the country serve as active, engaged members of our alumni community.  They’ll help you with everything from apartments hunts to job references to holiday meals invites.

In addition to a year of professional and personal growth, Corps Members receive a monthly living stipend, health insurance, travel allowance, and subsidized housing. The program will run August 2020 – August 2021.
Avodah is committed to building a service corps that inclusively represents the diverse Jewish Community. Sephardi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Jews of Color, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBT2QIA people, and people who come from poor or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply! 

Are you the next Jewish Corps Member? We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of January 23rd. Apply ASAP here or email apply@avodah.net to learn more.

Interested in Youth & Mentoring? Work @ Middlebury’s Center for Community Engagement Post-Grad

Come to an info session to hear about how you can join the Center for Community Engagement in a full-time position! The current CCE AmeriCorps VISTA member and VISTA supervisor will talk about the Youth and Mentoring Programs AmeriCorps VISTA role, what it means to be an AmeriCorps member, and all of the amazing benefits of serving in this capacity for the CCE! This opportunity is available to graduating seniors and is posted on Handshake.

Participate in Bike & Build Bicycle Ride X-Country

Bike & Build is an organization that engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause. They recently opened applications for their 2018 rides. Their goal is to get 3 or more participants from partner colleges. Applicants really do not need to be avid cyclists, but rather free spirited, socially conscious young adults with a passion for service and adventure. You can access the application here. Middlebury College students can have the application fee waived. To obtain a waiver or ask questions, email Ron Stepanek at ron@bikeandbuild.org