Charter House Emergency Housing Facility Seeks New Volunteers!

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!)
8:00-8:30pm
Library Room 201

Please join them and bring a friend (or several!)

Questions? Email Laura at lkwillia(at)middlebury.edu

Autism Support-Training for Students

Join Autism Support Daily for a fun and educational morning!

AutismPlan 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.

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE

Ross Commons Building ~ Room B11

For more information contact Milly at Autism Support Daily (802) 545-2335 or motherof2j[at]yahoo.com.   For tech support when registering, email them at Info[at]AutismSupportDaily.com.

Marketing and PR internship in San Francisco

fitness forward

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

  1. became more physically active Read more

State Farm® Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants

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 more

Orion Grassroots Network- JOBS

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:

Solar Solutions Intern, Solar College Initiative

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.

Winter Internship Update

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:

  • World Camp Volunteer, Lilongwe, Malawi

At 8:00 o.m. in MBH 438, David Kitson from Biblioteca will have an information session for the opportunity from Costa Rica

  • Teaching Intern, ESL/ESOL, Costa Rica

All of these opportunities are posted on MOJO, and the deadline for the majority of the applications is this Friday, October 9.

    World Camp for Kids Info Session

    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 more

    Have you been on MOJO recently?

    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:

    • English Teacher in China while earning MA in International Studies (10/09/09)
    • Unilever National Park Congressional Intern (10/09/09)
    • Winter Term ’10 World Camp Volunteer (10/09/09)
    • Mississippi Teacher Corps (10/15/09)

    Come Support GlobeMed at Middlebury College!

    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.

    Visit the MiddAction Fair Tonight in McCullough

    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.

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