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Daily Digest

Digest for October 28, 2008

Digest Contents:

HOWL Halloween Party Fundraiser
JOB: Portland RiverFest Event Coordinator
Literacy Specialist Internship
Job posting for Los Embajadores
Parent Child Development Specialist I or II - 2 positions open
Counselor
Healthy Food & Farms Intern
Fundraising/Development Intern: Prospect Researcher
Event Coordination Internship
Office furniture free to a new non-profit home
Where Can We Get a Free Photocopier?
Ready to Rent Instructor Training...back by popular demand!
*Write a Business Plan* Class
Naturescaping Workshop this Saturday - FREE! Limited spaces available
Classes on toxic-free homes and green-cleaning
Three Leadership Trainings at Friends of Trees
Hospice Volunteer Training
Be Inspired, Get Involved! Volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft!
Teach Oregonians to Read!

Events

HOWL Halloween Party Fundraiser

The 6th Annual HOWL Halloween Extravaganza will again benefit the City Repair Project. Please consider joining us in costume to support City Repair.

Friday, Oct 31st 9pm - 6am 320 SE 2nd Ave

Costumes highly encouraged. 4 stages indoor and outside featuring live music and DJs.

More details can be found here: http://www.cityrepair.org/wow

matt office coordinator the city repair project [email protected]

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Jobs & Internships

JOB: Portland RiverFest Event Coordinator

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Portlands RiverFest 2009 RFP: Event Coordinator Proposals due: Nov. 5, 2008

Riverfest - currently scheduled for August or September 2009 - is the 2nd annual celebration of the Willamette Rivers importance to this region. Through a combination of new and existing events, Riverfest is a chance for attendees to get on and in the water, learn first-hand about the rivers history and environment, clean up the riverbank, and enjoy river spectacles. RiverFest will be produced and managed by the Event Coordinator in conjunction with a small group of stakeholders making up the steering committee.

A summary of 2008 partners and events can be found at www.PortlandRiverFest.org.

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Information

organization:SMART (Start making A Reader Today)
position summary:

Internship: This unpaid internship is an opportunity to gain hands on experience with children’s literature and to engage in a wide range of early childhood literacy research. The intern will work in the SMART state office with the Program Support Manager and gain practical experience in the day to day activities of a dynamic non-profit organization. This internship may count for college credit as the university or college allows.

*Excellent opportunity for anyone interested in early childhood education, literacy, or books.*

Responsibilities:

Assist with creating, organizing and housing a data clearinghouse of early literacy prevention research and resources.

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer Position

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Job posting for Los Embajadores

Los Embajadores service immersion program seeks Program Director to coordinate high school service trips to Mexico. Work with groups, plan site logistics, manage finances, including grant writing, and spend summer (end of May - August) in Mexico. Qualifications include high proficiency in English & Spanish, strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Flexible work schedule. Salary $24,000-$30,000. Job description and application available online at www.losembajadores.org.

Application close date: 11/14/08 Job start date: 12/1/08

Kathleen McGoey Executive Director Los Embajadores P.O. Box 42412 Portland, OR 97242 503-806-9575 www.losembajadores.org

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Parent Child Development Specialist I or II - 2 positions open

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency looking for a motivated individual to join our Children, Youth and Family Program in Parent Child Development.

The Parent Child Development Specialist I or II is responsible for promoting and supporting healthy growth and development of families with children prenatal to five years old.  Primary responsibilities include program planning, delivery of parent and child education services in group and home visit settings, advocacy, assessment, and service coordination.

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application. 

The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]

 

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Information

organization:Volunteers of America Oregon
position summary:

Volunteers of America Oregon is seeking a full-time counselor to work with young men returning to the community after incarceration. Position requires CADC II with Bachelor’s or CADC II with 3 additional years experience. The ideal candidate will have experience with substance abuse treatment (particularly harm reduction model), will demonstrate knowledge of criminal behavior and at-risk populations, will excel at documentation, and will be comfortable working in correction/prison settings. Experience with adolescents and/or young adults is preferred. Valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation required for regular travel to institutions and outreach. Starting salary $31k-$36k DOE.

Salary / Pay Rate:$31-36 k + benefits

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Information

organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Commitment: January - May 2009 Hours: 10 hours/wk Application Deadline: December 1, 2008

The Oregon Environmental Council’s Healthy Food and Farms Program is seeking applications for a Winter/Spring 2009 Intern. The Healthy Food and Farms Intern will play a critical role in designing and launching a new program called Farm Fresh.

Farm Fresh

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid

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Information

organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Commitment: at least 3 months (preferably 9-12 months), Starting in January 2009 Hours: 10-20 per week, flexible Application Deadline: December 1, 2008

Primary Responsibilities

• Gather, synthesize and analyze information found through public sources on OEC prospects (individuals, companies and foundations) and present findings both verbally and in writing to development team, program directors and executive director. • Utilize research tools to identify new prospects by matching their interests with institutional needs. • Collaborate with development team to develop prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and overall fundraising strategies based on prospect research.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid

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Information

organization:Portland Rose Festival Foundation
position summary:

Our Internships present numerous opportunities for students, including: --Event Planning and Implementation --Public Relations --Marketing --Sponsorship Management --Merchandise/Retail Management

Rose Festival Interns can expect: --To receive college credit, a stipend and festival event tickets --To gain valuable hands-on experience --To work on world-class events with our professional festival staff --To interact directly with festival sponsors, customers, volunteers and board members --To work on meaningful projects that make a difference in the community --To see and participate in 'behind the scenes' aspects of the festival and event industry --To be able to NETWORK extensively

Salary / Pay Rate:college credit, a stipend and festival event tickets

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Nonprofit News

Office furniture free to a new non-profit home

The following pieces of office furniture will not be needed after the end of this week, and I would love to see them go to a non-profit in the community.

2 Large desk tables (no drawers, each about 5.5 feet long) 1 round table (3 feet) 10 office chairs (6 with wheels, 4 without- 3 different upholstery patterns) 2 2-drawer file cabinets 1 Fax (works)

Preference will be given to groups who can take most/all of the items. Pick-up only (SW near the zoo) within the next week.

Contact Christine Lewis at [email protected] or 503-222-2640.

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Q & A

Where Can We Get a Free Photocopier?

I've heard there are programs through major electronics companies that will give non-profits free copiers if they buy the service agreement and toner, but I don't know which company offers this service. Does anyone know?

Thanks, Emma Lubin Broadway Rose Theatre Company www.broadwayrose.com

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Trainings

Ready to Rent Instructor Training...back by popular demand!

Winter is coming, so don't let your clients be left out in the cold...teach them to overcome typical rental screening barriers with Ready To Rent! The next Certified Instructor Training will be held December 16-18.

The Ready to Rent curriculum provides housing readiness skills to people who have had past rental difficulties, have participants establish an action plan for becoming a successful renter and, upon completion, receive a Ready to Rent Certificate which is recognized by many housing providers and landlords as a compensating factor to some negative rental history.

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*Write a Business Plan* Class

Write a Business Plan PAINLESSLY   Tuesdays, November 11 and 18, 6:00-8:30 $85 Collage: 4429 SE Woodstock Blvd. Porltand, OR 97206

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Naturescaping Workshop this Saturday - FREE! Limited spaces available

Naturescaping Basics Workshop:

Naturescaping is the practice of designing a landscape so that it reduces water use, stormwater runoff, and pollution without sacrificing splendor. Plus, it saves you time, money, and energy – all while providing a beautiful habitat for birds, wildlife, and you. Naturescaping Basics introduces attendees to their connection with the watershed, native plants of the PNW, pollution prevention, and other core concepts of naturescaping.

www.emswcd.org

Saturday, November 1

9am – 1pm

Location:

Wilshire United Methodist

3917 NE Shaver, Portland, 97212

Cost: Free!

Advanced registration is required:

Register online at www.emswcd.org/workshops-events. For more information call 503-935-5368.

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Classes on toxic-free homes and green-cleaning

Confused about harmful chemicals in your home, household products, and the baby’s room?  The Oregon Center for Environmental Health is pleased to announce upcoming fall workshops for the public.

 

1) Creating an EcoSafe Home

This one and half hour class will provide you with the knowledge you need to replace products that can be harmful to your family and will provide you with the information you need to make safer consumer choices for every room in your home including the garage and the garden.  Classes are $5 for OCEH members and $10 for non-members.  Mark your calendar and RSVP today.  Space is limited.  The class will be offered on these dates:

§  Monday, November 10th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm

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Three Leadership Trainings at Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees Expands Fall Leadership Trainings

Friends of Trees has expanded its leadership trainings this year for key volunteers who lead planters at weekend events. Three weekend trainings will be offered in November, one for crew leaders at natural area plantings and two for crew leaders at neighborhood plantings. All three trainings are free, but advance registration is required. To register, contact Cara Coffee at 503-282-8846 ext. 12 or [email protected]

Natural Area Restoration Crew Leader Training Sat., Nov. 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge 19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood

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Volunteering

Hospice Volunteer Training

Signature Hospice invites you to join our team to support patients and families in your Portland community. Our volunteer training will prepare you to provide the companionship and support so many patients and families need when faced with a terminal illness. It may be that you walk with someone in a garden at their home or care facility. It may be that you hear stories of a lifetime of relationships and adventure, or listen to current worries and concerns. Hospice is about quality of life. Your compassionate and loving presence is all that is required to make a tremendous difference in someone's life.

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Be Inspired, Get Involved! Volunteer at the Museum of Contemporary Craft!

Are you interested in craft?

Help support the Museum of Contemporary Craft’s mission to enliven and expand the understanding of craft and the museum experience – be a volunteer!

Museum of Contemporary Craft is located at 724 NW Davis Street in Portland’s Pearl District. We are an open regional hub where people connect creatively, professionally and socially through craft. The Museum presents excellence in contemporary craft by deepening and expanding the understanding and appreciation of craft.

We are seeking dedicated individuals in the following areas: • Guest Services • Art Education • Events • Administration • Gallery Sales

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Teach Oregonians to Read!

Become an Adult Literacy Volunteer and Change a Life.... Forever!

Did you know that one in five adults read at or below a fifth-grade reading level? And that low adult literacy levels are directly linked to poverty, poor health outcomes, and crime/incarceration? And that the literacy levels of parents are crucial in predicting those of their kids?

Did you know that you can help stop this cycle?

Become a tutor with the Volunteer Literacy Tutoring program at Mt. Hood Community College and help adults in our community learn the basic reading skills that can transform their lives.

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