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Digest for April 20, 2009

Digest Contents:

Help Surfrider Ban the Plastic Bag in Portland April 21st
Benefit Performance of The Uneasy Chair
Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Kick Off with Jeff Goodell
Web Developer
Part-time Temporary Bi-lingual medical reception and Data Entry
Job Announcement: Bilingual Russian/English Energy Scheduler
Project Support Position at NICWA
Opening for Volunteer Coordinator & Marketing Intern at VOZ
Environmental Educator (Salmon in the Classroom Program Coordinator)
Executive Director
Take Care of Beaverton Week May 4-9
Mercy Corps NW Seminar E-Commerce April 29
Dirt-Free Volunteer Opportunity with Friends of Trees!
Sierra Club at City Repair Earth Day Event April 25th
Calling For Change with the Sierra Club!
Rigler School Carnival - Volunteers Needed
Positive Male Role Model Needed
Register Now for Ready to Rent Instructor Training!
OMSI Needs CSI Fans!

Events

Help Surfrider Ban the Plastic Bag in Portland April 21st

“The concept of using durable, petroleum plastics, designed to last for hundreds of thousands of years, to carry groceries or seal a sandwich for an hour is ludicrous.” -Anna Cummins

Plastics are destroying our oceans, but we have a long way to go in gleaning us off of our plastic dependency. In 2008 a team of Algalita Marine Research Foundation staff set sail from Los Angeles to Hawaii on JUNKRaft, a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles in order to raise awareness about plastic marine debris.

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Benefit Performance of The Uneasy Chair

CoHo Theater presents a special preview performance of The Uneasy Chair by Evan Smith benefitting Neighbors West Northwest. Neighbors West Northwest is a non-profit coalition of twelve Portland neighborhoods. The play is a Victorian Comedy about manners, love, and misunderstanding. Tickets are $35 or $25 for Seniors and Students. Tickets include complimentary food by The Multnomah Athletic Club, Beer and Wine. The performance is May 7th at 8:00 PM with the reception starting at 7:00 PM. To purchase tickets go to www.nwnw.org/benefit.html or call 1-800-494-TIXS. For more information contact Angela 503-823-4211 or [email protected]

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Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Kick Off with Jeff Goodell

Wednesday April 29th, 7:00 pm Sierra Club Office 1821 SE Ankeny St, Portland

Join the Sierra Club in kicking off our new campaign, Beyond Coal, at an exciting event where you'll learn more about Oregon's Dirty Little Secret -that 40% of our electricity comes from burning coal - it's impact on our communities, and how you can get involved in our groundbreaking efforts to make Oregon kick the coal habit. Enjoy compelling speakers, take action, and meet other people who want to advance clean energy!

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Jobs & Internships

Web Developer

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Great Green March
position summary:

The Great Green March is looking for a Website Developer who shares our passion. This position will be an integral part of the core development team. The Great Green March will be mobilizing five hundred citizen-marchers to walk, cycle, blog, and drive alt-fuel vehicles across the USA. We will be holding a nation-wide conversation on sustainability along the way, and create measurable change through action, interaction, education and entertainment; affecting individuals, organizations, corporations, local and world governments. The planned launch date for the march is June 2010.

The final-phase of our website will be a fully integrated, social networking, facebook connected, live video blogging, interactive maps, web 2.0 experience website.

Salary / Pay Rate:tracking hours with retroactive pay as funded
more info...

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Part-time Temporary Bi-lingual medical reception and Data Entry

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Wallace Medical Concern
position summary:

Purpose: To support an increase in demand for services and continue to provide high quality, responsive care for our patients and the community, Wallace is seeking a temporary part time position to provide information and referral and data entry support for the clinic team at Wallace Medical Concern. Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] or send to: Attn: Jennifer PO Box 3506, Gresham, OR 97030

Salary / Pay Rate:$12-$12.50 DOE
more info...

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Job Announcement: Bilingual Russian/English Energy Scheduler

Job Title:                    Energy Scheduler Bilingual Russian/English

Reports to:                 Energy Program Coordinator

FLSA Status:              Non-Exempt

Pay:                             $10.94/hour ($22,772/year) to start, raise to $11.82/hour ($24,594/year) after six months of satisfactory performance

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Project Support Position at NICWA

NATIONAL INDIAN CHILD WELFARE ASSOCIATION

 

POSITION TITLE:               Project Support

SALARY RANGE:                Level I $27,000 to $30,000

CLASSIFICATION:             Administrative, regular, full time, non-exempt

SUPERVISOR:                     Support Services Manager

 

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Opening for Volunteer Coordinator & Marketing Intern at VOZ

VOZ Workers Rights Education Project is recruiting 2 interns for the summer of 2009. Both positions are 3-4 month positions for 12-20 hours/week. These internships are unpaid. We are flexible and can work with your schedule.

1. Volunteer Coordinator:Work with VOZ staff members to recruit, schedule, and provide contact with VOZ volunteers (both allies and day laborers).

2. Marketing/Communications Intern: Create plan to market and promote the Portland Day Labor Center and VOZ Workers Rights Education Project to community members in the Portland area.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by 5 p.m. Friday, April 24.

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Environmental Educator (Salmon in the Classroom Program Coordinator)

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Columbia Springs
position summary:

Columbia Springs is a regional, 501(c) 3 non-profit environmental education organization. Our mission is to engage the community in environmental education within an urban setting. Columbia Springs is located on more than one hundred acres of urban green space at the historic Vancouver Trout Hatchery. Columbia Springs’ staff provide a wide variety of formal and informal environmental education programs on-site, in the classroom, and in the community. The Salmon in the Classroom program supports 50 salmon aquariums in schools through out the County and engages students, teachers, and community members in environmental stewardship through increased awareness of the unique life cycle of salmon and their habitat requirements.

Salary / Pay Rate:$16/hr plus benefits (32 hrs/week)
more info...

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Executive Director

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:B-Word Worldwide/Bitch Magazine
position summary:

About B-World Worldwide/Bitch magazine B-Word Worldwide is a nonprofit, independent, feminist media organization best known for publishing Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture (www.bitchmagazine.org), a print magazine devoted to feminist analysis and media criticism. Bitch features critiques of TV, movies, magazines, advertising, and other elements of pop culture. We also interview feminist pop culture makers, review new books and music, and lots more. We're in the process of evolving into a multimedia organization.

Salary / Pay Rate:Salary commensurate with experience.
more info...

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Nonprofit News

Take Care of Beaverton Week May 4-9

Helping those in need can't be done with a push of a button--it takes a community. Please join us by donating new or gently used clothes, or non-perishable food items for families and individuals who need help getting through these tough times. Volunteers are welcome as well. Find out more at www.beaverton.org/takecare.html. Donations may be made at locations throughout Beaverton--Anthem College 4145 SW Watson Ave, Sunshine Food Pantry 7795 SW Cirrus Dr, Beaverton Clothes Closet, 16550 SW Merlo Rd, Beaverton Farmer's Market, Beaverton Community Center 12375 SW 5th St.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Mercy Corps NW Seminar E-Commerce April 29

E-Commerce for Your Business, Resources and Tools

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2009: 6:30-8:00 pm

Where: Mercy Corps Northwest Office 2069 NE Hoyt St., Portland

Event Description: Adam Stites, President Xtremez.com, presents E-Commerce tools for your business. Learn what tools and resources exist to increase your businesses’ sales through e-commerce. Whether you are currently selling online or are considering a transactional website, you’ll walk away with actionable next steps to grow your business online

More Info: $5 for Mercy Corps Northwest clients, $10 for community members. All proceeds benefit Mercy Corps Northwest programs.

Please RSVP to Heather at [email protected]

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Volunteering

Dirt-Free Volunteer Opportunity with Friends of Trees!

Friends of Trees is hosting benefit barbeques at all 9 New Seasons' stores on April 25th-26th, from 12:00-4:00 and we need your help! Volunteers will get a snazzy Friends of Trees t-shirt, and will hand out food and talk about what an incredible organization Friends of Trees is! We're happy to train new volunteers! We need help at the following stores: Happy Valley, Mountain Park, Orenco Station and Raleigh Hills. Please contact Greg Tudor, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at [email protected], or call 503.282.8846! Thanks!

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Sierra Club at City Repair Earth Day Event April 25th

Saturday, April 25th 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Wallace Park (SW Raleigh St and 25th Ave)

What to help the planet this Earth Day?

Volunteer at the Sierra Club earth day booth to hand out information and collect petition signatures asking PGE to stop burning coal! It’s easy, fun and just two hours can really make a difference! This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Robin Everett to sign up for your two hour shift at [email protected] or call (503) 238-0442 x307.

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Calling For Change with the Sierra Club!

Help us get your neighbors involved in our campaign! Join us for fun night of Pizza and Phone-calling. Nervous about calling folks? Don’t be! We are calling friendly Sierra Club members and giving them an opportunity to get involved in their community and to help make Oregon coal-free.

Tuesday, April 21st 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, April 23rd 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, April 28th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meet us at the Sierra Club office at 1821 SE Ankeny St in Portland and learn about our campaign and then jump on the phone and tell fellow Sierra Club members about it!

To sign up, contact Cesia Kearns at [email protected] or call (503) 238-0442 x303.

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Rigler School Carnival - Volunteers Needed

Impact Northwest's Rigler SUN Community School is housed in a vibrant and diverse school community. We need volunteers to help with our SCHOOL CARNIVAL on May 29, 2009 from 4-9pm. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up/clean-up, the bouncy house, dunk tank, cake walk, facepainting, carnival games, book sale, ticket sales, auction/raffle, and food booths. This is a great opportunity to help a diverse community.

If you would like to get involved, please contact Jill Morrow at [email protected] or 503-988-4996 x265.

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Positive Male Role Model Needed

Impact NW is seeking a male volunteer mentor who would like to be matched with a male student at Clark [email protected] Binsmead school. This 4th grader is very high energy, loves to talk, rap, dance, and perform. Coming from a single parent home he needs to have a positive male role model in his life to look up to and hang out with. Meet one-on-one with your mentee for one hour each week on the school premises between 2:30 and 5:00pm. If you would like to be a consistent, positive role model to a 4th grade male student at Clark K-8 @ Binsmead school in SE Portland and spend quality time building a trusting relationship, please contact Jill Morrow at 503-988-4996 x265 or [email protected] for more information. Minimum age for mentors is 18 years old.

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Register Now for Ready to Rent Instructor Training!

Spring is Here, so renew your clients’ confidence in gaining access to housing through education...teach them to overcome typical rental screening barriers with Ready To Rent! The next Certified Instructor Training will be held June 2-4, 2009.

This three-day training will equip agency providers with the necessary tools to successfully guide clients through the Ready to Rent process. The training consists of an interactive, participatory learning environment that will stimulate thinking, encourage growth, increase knowledge, enhance teaching skills, and motivate attendees to provide clients with a life changing learning experience.

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OMSI Needs CSI Fans!

OMSI is preparing for our next big Featured Exhibit: CSI - The Experience. The exhibit opens on May 23rd and we need volunteers to help facilitate the exhibit. See the position description below.

If you are interested in this volunteer position, please visit http://www.omsi.edu/index.php/current-volunteer-listings to download an application. Questions? 503-797-4615 [email protected]

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