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Digest for December 12, 2008

Digest Contents:

Shop the Mindful Gifts Bazaar Sat., Dec. 13th!
Square Dance Benefit for KBOO!
Mental Health Specialist
Red Lodge Transition Services Internship
Housing Retention Specialist
Resource and Activity Specialist, Outside In, Paid Internship
Local Women's Bookstore, In Other Words, Needs Help to Survive!
Question: Do you know of a source for tickets to the Grotto?
Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway, begins in January!
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Event Assistant
Help feed homeless youth at the holidays!
December 18th Save the date! Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center
Experienced Fruit Tree Pruners Needed
Holiday Toy Drive for Refugee Children needs volunteers!
Help Support Community Radio at KBOO

Events

Shop the Mindful Gifts Bazaar Sat., Dec. 13th!

This year, do your holiday shopping at an event that lets you put your money where your heart is! Shop the Mindful Gifts Bazaar this Saturday, Dec. 13th, from 10am -4pm. Unique to Portland, the MGB is a non-profit fund raiser and a great holiday shopping opportunity.

In these trying economic times, it makes sense to spend your money carefully -- and shopping at the MGB, you can buy great _affordable_ gifts and give money to the organizations that make life here in Portland so special -- and it's a great place to bring the kids, too.

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Square Dance Benefit for KBOO!

WINTER SQUARE DANCE, A Benefit for KBOO Community Radio

More information at kboo.fm/squaredance or by calling 503 231 8032

Friday, December 19,Doors Open 6:30p,

Live music begins at 7:00p

Secret Society Ballroom, 116 NE Russell, Portland

Tickets Sliding Scale $10-50

Come on out to the first ever square dance benefit for KBOO. Hear great local music! Meet your favorite KBOO programmers! Win raffle prizes! Learn traditional square dance! No partners or experience necessary. A fun, interactive way to support your favorite community radio station, celebrate winter and dance your boots off.

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Jobs & Internships

Mental Health Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Transition Projects, Inc
position summary:

TRANSITION PROJECTS, located in Portland, Oregon, serves people’s basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. This position works in inner Northeast Portland serving homeless and low-income women.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to [email protected], or by FAX to 503 823 9210, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 475 NW Glisan St, Portland OR 97209.

JOB DESCRIPTION December 11, 2008

Position: Mental Health Specialist Supervisor: Jean’s Place Director Hours: Full Time, May Include Some Evenings and/or Weekends Wage: $17.83 Hourly Wage $18.21 starting if bilingual Spanish/English Benefits: Standard Benefit Package

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Salary / Pay Rate:$17.83/Hr ($18.21 if bilingual English/Spanish)
more info...

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Red Lodge Transition Services Internship

Red Lodge Transition Services is a non-profit grass roots organization supported by volunteers who have experience working with men and women in prison.  Our primary objective is to assist Native men and women who are ready to transition from prison and jail back to community.  Creating a realistic plan for transition can be very stressful!  There are many obstacles and barriers each person, family and community must navigate through in order to be successful. Red Lodge Transition Services is working to identify barriers, and educate people about what they can do to prepare for re-entry.

We are accepting applications for a Web Intern who will work directly with our Board chair and community advisors to build and update the agency web site.

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Housing Retention Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Transition Projects, Inc
position summary:

TRANSITION PROJECTS, located in Portland, Oregon, serves people’s basic needs as they transition from homelessness to housing. This position works in inner Southeast Portland serving homeless and low-income men.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a letter of interest specifying the position for which applying and a current resume to [email protected], or by FAX to 503 823 9210, or by mail or in person to TRANSITION PROJECTS, 475 NW Glisan St, Portland OR 97209.

JOB DESCRIPTION December 11, 2008

Position: Housing Retention Specialist Supervisor: Clark Center Director Hours: Full Time, 40 Hours Weekly. Works generally Monday – Friday, may involve some evening or weekend work. Wage: $13.80 Hourly $14.18 if bilingual English - Spanish

Salary / Pay Rate:$13.80/Hr ($14.18 if bilingual English/Spanish)
more info...

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Resource and Activity Specialist, Outside In, Paid Internship

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Provide individual and group skill-building services in a dynamic and creative program. Focus is on engagement, case planning, and follow-through with a diverse population of homeless youth.

Position prefers 2 years experience with homeless or at-risk youth or a Bachelor's degree in a related field. Excellent organization, tracking and communication skills a must. Bilingual Spanish/English a plus. Diversity valued.

Internship pays $10/hr, has a 6-month duration at 20 hrs/wk, and includes a $1000 bonus upon completion of 500 hours.

A full position description and employment application are available here:  www.outsidein.org/employment.htm

Mackendree Thompson

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Nonprofit News

Local Women's Bookstore, In Other Words, Needs Help to Survive!

Dear friends,

In Other Words, like so many of our fellow bookstores, has fallen upon incredibly hard financial times. With the decline in our current economy, we have experienced severely decreased revenue. If we are unable to raise $11,000 by the end of December, In Other Words will have to close its doors.

We desperately need your help. We are confident that if everyone who cares about In Other Words makes a contribution, large or small, we will meet our goal. Please give as generously as you can to save the last remaining non-profit, feminist bookstore in the country: the place where so many Portland artists, activists, organizers, readers, writers, political thinkers, musicians and poets find their voice, their power, their community, and their political home.

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Q & A

Question: Do you know of a source for tickets to the Grotto?

I have a very dear friend who is mentally challenged and would like to take him for an outing to the Grotto Lights and Music. I have done volunteer work caring for him but at this time I am unable to spend time with him on a regular basis and would like to treat him to a special evening out.  My income is very limited.  Can anyone direct me to information about possible discount tickets for us.  Please respond to [email protected]

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Trainings

Permaculture Design Course with Toby Hemenway, begins in January!

Toby Hemenway and guests will offer a weekend intensive certificate program for Permaculture Design in Portland, OR starting in January of 2009. A variety of permaculture design prinicples:   soil ecology, community economics and more will be the focus of this program.

Permaculture uses ecological principles to design integrated systems of food production, housing, appropriate technology, and community development. Its aim is to the creation of sustainable human settlements that are harmoniously woven into the environment and have the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems.

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Volunteering

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Event Assistant

Great volunteer opportunity for someone wanting to learn about event planning. The volunteer will work with a Multnomah County Program Coordinator to put together a one day educational retreat for grandparents raising grandchildren. This is the event's third year so a lot of the groundwork is in place. Come learn and gain valuable experience!

Contact: Loriann McNeill at [email protected] or by calling 503-988-3620 x26263.

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Help feed homeless youth at the holidays!

New Avenues for Youth serves homeless and at-risk youth through a variety of programs, including an alternative school, drop-in center, career training program, case management, and transitional housing.

Every year we host a big holiday meal and we need your help!  If you are able to donate prepared foods such as pies, vegetarian side dishes, desserts, soda, sparking cider,  hams & turkeys, or grocery store gift cards, please let us know!

Contact us directly as described below by December 18th:

Hannah Bohart

Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

New Avenues for Youth

314 SW 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97205

Phone: 503-517-3957

Fax: 503-223-7923

[email protected]

www.newavenues.org

 

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December 18th Save the date! Come Salvage at The Rebuilding Center

Founded by volunteers in 1998, The ReBuilding Center is the nation’s largest non-profit reuse center for salvaged construction and remodeling materials.

The Rebuilding Center of Our United Villages will be hosting an "after hours" volunteer group on December 18, 6:00-8:30. We will be working in the warehouse to organize inventory and make the place look lovely for holiday shoppers. We really need some extra hands, so please come and bring a friend...or five! You can sign up at HandsonPortland.com If you have any questions please contact Emily Ordas.

Emily Ordas AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator The ReBuilding Center 3625 N. Mississippi Ave Portland, Oregon 97227 [email protected] 503.467.4985

Thank You!

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Experienced Fruit Tree Pruners Needed

Come help Portland Community Gardens prune our fruit trees.  We would love help from folks with fruit tree pruning experience, but no experience is necessary. We will teach you the basics and we'll provide the tools.  Contact Portland Community Gardens to register and for more info at (503) 823-1612 or [email protected]

Saturday, December 13th, 2008, 9:00am - 11:30am, Fruit Tree Pruning Class and Work Party, Patton Community Garden, 4619 N Michigan St

Saturday, January 10th, 2009 9:00am - 11:30am, Fruit Tree Pruning Class and Work Party, Gabriel Community Garden and Orchard, SW 41st and SW Canby

Saturday, January 17th, 2009 9:00am - 11:30am, Fruit Tree Pruning Class and Work Party, Gabriel Community Garden and Orchard, SW 41st and SW Canby

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Holiday Toy Drive for Refugee Children needs volunteers!

On Thursday, December 18, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) will be holding their 3rd annual holiday celebration for 275 refugee children served by the program.

This year, IRCO will be welcoming children between the ages of 1 and 13 from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Cuba, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Nepal, Russia, Somalia, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam.

The festivities include an appearance from Santa and his elves, the distribution of toys to the kids, and light refreshments for all.

IRCO is in need of volunteers to staff this event. We are expecting a large crowd (between 400-600 people) and need assistance with crowd control, toy distribution and clean-up.

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Help Support Community Radio at KBOO

Have you listened to KBOO 90.7fm lately?

Have you thought about Volunteering?

Do you want to give back to the community?

Do you love non-corporate media?

If you answered yes, or no, then you should consider supporting local community radio.

My name is Anthony Petchel. I am a board member and volunteer at KBOO. I am putting out a call to everyone to help support local, community radio.

Volunteering at KBOO can take many, many paths. We have volunteers who come in to do things a few times each year, and other volunteers who spend 20+ hours each week at the station. Our volunteers range in age from nine years old to more than 80. We strive to be inclusive, and have a thriving multi-cultural community working together to create fabulous radio.

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