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Digest for April 17, 2009

Digest Contents:

Garden Projects That Help Feed Community: Connecting People and Resources
June Northwest Earth Institute Sustainability Outreach Training and Bi-Annual Conference
Friends Forum April 22- State of Tualatin Fisheries
Get Moving--Fitness for all Abilities!!!
Technology Enhancement Coordinator
Development/Events Coordinator
Community Outreach Specialist/LINKS AmeriCorps
Summer Youth Employment Counselor (2 Openings)
20+ AmeriCorps Positions with Impact NW!
Position Opening: United Way Program Officer/Community Investment Manager
Volunteer for OFMA-drinks and free stuff included
Event volunteers needed - National Energy & Utility Affordability Conference
The North x Southwest Mentoring Project
English-Spanish Translator Needed for Website
Volunteer to help the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division
Volunteers Needed: Impact NW Summer Garden Party
Transit Day April 21st
Volunteer to mentor/tutor refugee youth
Let's go Camping Volunteer Training
Tryon Earth Day Event Volunteers Needed

Events

Garden Projects That Help Feed Community: Connecting People and Resources

The Real Wealth of Portland: Supporting a More Caring Economy Making the invisible economy visible; Moving to an economy that fosters social & economic justice, and peace.

Community Commons: Ideas into Action Garden Projects That Feed the Community: Connecting People To Resources Monday, April 20, 7:00-9:00pm The First Unitarian Church of Portland 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 (enter through alleyway on 12th)

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June Northwest Earth Institute Sustainability Outreach Training and Bi-Annual Conference

The Northwest Earth Institute is a Portland-based nonprofit offering a series of small-group discussion courses, designed to engage individuals in creating more sustainable communities. Visit www.nwei.org to learn more.

This conference is for all those interested in bringing effective sustainability education programs to your community, school, faith center or workplace. Workshops will focus on community organizing how-tos and how the sustainability movement must reach into all sectors of society to be successful.

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Friends Forum April 22- State of Tualatin Fisheries

Friends Forum - Hosted by Tualatin Riverkeepers

The State of the Tualatin Fisheries

A Presentation and Discussion with Tom Murtagh, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Wed April 22, 7-9pm Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub 12562 SW Main St, Tigard Come early for dinner and conversation. RSVP [email protected]  

Brian Wegener Watershed Watch Coordinator Tualatin Riverkeepers Office: 503-620-7507 Cell: 503-936-7612 www.tualatinriverkeepers.org  

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Get Moving--Fitness for all Abilities!!!

The Karen Gaffney Foundation is holding another 6 week "Get Moving" fitness class for youth and young adults of all abilties (ages 16-30).

This is an inclusive fitness class where we will work with you at your level!  Hosted by long distance swimmer, Karen Gaffney, and Triathlete, Philip Summers, the 6 week workshop will explore strength training, yoga, dance, cardio, and nutrition to get you started on your way to a healthier life!

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Jobs & Internships

Technology Enhancement Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Friends of Trees
position summary:

Join a Portland nonprofit known for its friendly, enthusiastic staff and volunteers and for helping make the metro area’s tree cover grow during decades of tree loss in other US cities.

Friends of Trees is recruiting for a yearlong CTC Vista AmeriCorps position to begin July 15, 2009. The Technology Enhancement Coordinator (TEC) will do the following: - Establish a Friends of Trees blog. - Expand Friends of Trees' social media and online networking. - Fine-tune Friends of Trees' Google Ads using Google Analytics to update keywords and ad content. - Help organize and manage data as Friends of Trees uses its new Salesforce CRM system.

The base skills and qualifications required for the position include the following: - Prior day-to-day operation of CRM or database management.

Salary / Pay Rate:Approx. $11,000/year living allowance, health benefits, and a $4,725 Education Award or $1,200 stipend paid at the successful completion of your year of service
more info...

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Development/Events Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Rock 'N' Roll Camp for Girls
position summary:

Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls

P/T INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

DEVELOPMENT AND EVENTS COORDINATOR

Position Opening May 1, 2009

Job duration: 6 months

Organization Description

Salary / Pay Rate:$1200/Month
more info...

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Community Outreach Specialist/LINKS AmeriCorps

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is accepting applications through April 24th for a Community Outreach Specialist (LINKS AmeriCorps).  This part-time summer internship is perfect for college students or recent grads with interest in environmental studies, recreation, event planning, and/or multicultural communications.

Community Outreach Specialist (LINKS AmeriCorps)

Mid-May through mid-August

Approx. 20hrs/wk

$200 monthly stipend + $1000 Education Award

Application available at www.columbiaslough.org, deadline Friday, April 24

 

For more information, contact Melissa at 503-281-1132 or [email protected]

 

Melissa Sandoz

Outreach Director

Columbia Slough Watershed Council

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Summer Youth Employment Counselor (2 Openings)

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
position summary:

The Summer Youth Employment Counselor is a temporary full time position until 9/30/2009 that works with youth, age 16 to 24 years old, in Multnomah and Washington counties to build employment experiences and skills.

The closing date for this position is Tuesday, 28 April 2009

INTRODUCTION:

Salary / Pay Rate:29,000 per year
more info...

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20+ AmeriCorps Positions with Impact NW!

ARE YOU:

Eager to make a difference in the lives of others?

Passionate about community development at a personal and systemic level?

Interested in being part of a non-profit, anti-poverty agency that was named one of the 2006 “Best Companies to Work For” by Oregon Business Magazine?

Prepared to gain incredible professional experience, meet other people dedicated to community outreach and work with a team to support low-income individuals and families?

Then you’re ready to become an AmeriCorps member with Impact Northwest!

We're now accepting applications for the following positions:

Application Deadline: Monday, April 27

AmeriCorps Team Leader

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 30

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Position Opening: United Way Program Officer/Community Investment Manager

Program Officer/Community Investment Manager

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is seeking a highly skilled individual who has experience in health and human services.  Must have an in depth understanding of the diverse communities within the region and the ability to promote partnerships and effectively support the management of a complex, competitive grants program. 

Additional Info:  www.unitedway-pdx.org.  To apply for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to [email protected], Reference Job #100.  Position closes 4/26/09.  An Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

 

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Trainings

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Volunteering

Volunteer for OFMA-drinks and free stuff included

The Oregon Farmers Markets Association (OFMA) needs your help!

The 2009 OFMA Membership brochure is hot off the press and we have scheduled a work party to package the brochures.

A work party is organized for Friday April 24, 2009 in SE Portland. 4-6pm. It is very easy work; counting, grouping, stuffing and labeling. Happy Hour drinks will be provided. There will be snacks as well. Plus, all volunteers will receive a complimentary ticket to attend a VIP screening of the new documentary FOOD, INC.

If interested in helping, please email [email protected]

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Event volunteers needed - National Energy & Utility Affordability Conference

The National Energy & Utility Affordability Conference is coming to Portland June 15-17! The conference will be held at the Portland Doubletree Hotel at the Lloyd Center. Impact NW is one of the agencies that is helping with the planning and implementation of the conference so we need volunteers to help in the following areas:

-Audio/Visual & Technical Assistance -Registration -Raffle ticket collection -Pre-event organization

FREE lunch is included and you will have access to attend workshops during the conference free of charge including a poverty simulation and sustainability workshops. Please contact Jill Morrow at 503-988-4996 x265 or [email protected] if you are interested in getting involved.

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The North x Southwest Mentoring Project

BE A MENTOR...make a difference for a child who is struggling and needs a guiding hand.   The North x Southwest Mentoring Project--sponsored by Neighborhood House, Inc.--serves children and families in SW and N. Portland.   It is community-based mentoring for children and youth ages 7 to 14, each in a one-to-one match with a caring adult.   Volunteers commit to 2 or 3 hours of mentoring per week for a minimum of one year.   They offer low or no-cost activities, friendship, support and guidance.   Mentoring takes place in a community setting on the weekends or after school.     We also have openings for lunch-time mentors at local schools beginning next September.

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English-Spanish Translator Needed for Website

Child Aid, an international non-profit organization, is looking for a volunteer to translate our website into Spanish. Take a look at www.Child-Aid.org to see what the project would entail.

We’re a small office of committed individuals who enjoy what we do and we’d love to have you join our team! Please email [email protected] with questions or to volunteer.

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Volunteer to help the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

Eastport Plaza 82nd Avenue of Roses and Carnival Days

Come help us enjoy Eastport Plaza’s 82nd Avenue of Roses and Carnival Days on Saturday, April 25.  Volunteers are needed to collect food and help at the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division’s info/kid craft table.

Would you like to donate your time to help?

Saturday, April 25

Shifts: 10am to 12pm, 12 to 2pm, and 2 to 4:30pm.  Ideally there would be 14 to 16 volunteers per shift.

Email [email protected] or call 503-823-2116 if you’re interested.

 

 

 

 

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Volunteers Needed: Impact NW Summer Garden Party

Impact NW's annual Summer Garden Party will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Portland Nursery on SE 90th and Division.

Volunteering at our fundraiser is one of the most exciting ways to get involved!  We are currently looking for a team of Silent Auction volunteers to help secure and package items and to be there on event day to help set up, break down, and guide our guests through the silent auction. There are also more volunteer positions available on the day of the event.  Volunteers will receive complimentary entrance to the Summer Garden Party and dinner.

Commitment: 2-4 hours a week, can be done from your own home

Please contact Jill Morrow at 503-988-4996 x265 or [email protected] if you're interested.

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Transit Day April 21st

Want to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you have a desire to help others be heard? If so this is an excellent opportunity to assist older adults and people with disabilities meet and speak with their legislators about a basic human need, transportation. Imagine being stranded at home, without human contact, without the ability to access the necessary life-sustaining and enriching resources needed.- This would be the lives of thousands more if it were not for having access to reliable and accessible transportation.

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Volunteer to mentor/tutor refugee youth

Learn about a new culture! Volunteers Needed!

Multnomah County School Impact (MCSI) program

Are you interested in helping welcome recently arrived refugee youth into our community?

We are looking for volunteer mentors/tutors who are willing to help refugee students (grades K-12) that are attending public schools in Multnomah County and have lived in the U.S. less than one year.

We currently have Bhutanese, Burmese, Congolese, and Somali students waiting to be matched with mentors/tutors. Volunteers will spend 1.5 hours/week with their students (usually in the students' homes), helping with homework, English, and learning about American culture.

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Let's go Camping Volunteer Training

Volunteer Training for Let’s GO Camping

Saturday April 25, 2009

10am – 3pm

RE REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Do you love to camp? Do you have some free weekends this summer?  If so, sign up for the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department’s Let’s Go Camping volunteer training. 

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Tryon Earth Day Event Volunteers Needed

Earth Day

April 26th 2 p.m. to 4p.m. (some volunteer positions start earlier)

Please consider helping the Friends of Tryon Creek State Park with our Earth Day event that celebrates the beginning of the Friends and continues our mission of connecting people to the living earth.  There will be music, crafts and activities for the kids, and we hear the winners of our tall tale contest. 

We still need set-up volunteers, people to help with parking, craft and snack volunteers.  Come dressed as your favorite animal to join the parade.

Please contact Amy Hoffman to help out:  503-636-4398 or [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

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