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Digest for May 11, 2009

Digest Contents:

Mercy Corps NW seminar: Social media marketing: To blog or not to blog?, 5/11
Oregon Center for Environmental Health's "EcoSafe Home" class Wednesday, May 27th
Youth Corps Assistant Team Leader
Communications/Marketing Volunteer
Campus-Community Engagement Advocate with AmeriCorps*VISTA and Oregon Campus Compact
Lean Development by Michael VanDerhoef, Virignia Mason Foundation
WVDO Third Thursday--SPECIAL DATE CHANGE FOR MAY
Free Community Workshops
OUTSIDE IN - VOLUNTEER POSITION
Down By the Riverside at the Springwater Trail
KIDS Volunteer! Help Preserve West Portland Park
Spruce it Up at the Moore Street Community Center

Events

Mercy Corps NW seminar: Social media marketing: To blog or not to blog?, 5/11

"Social media marketing: To blog or not to blog?" is a Mercy Corps Northwest marketing seminar presented by Peter Korchnak of Semiosis Communications.

Do you and your organization need a blog? What should you write about? How do you build a blog? How do you promote and integrate it with your marketing? In this seminar, we'll examine how you can effectively use a blog in your organization's marketing.

* Monday, May 11, 6:30-8 PM

* Mercy Corps Northwest office, 2069 NE Hoyt, Portland

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

Please RSVP to Erica at estrachan[at]mercycorpsnw.org.

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Oregon Center for Environmental Health's "EcoSafe Home" class Wednesday, May 27th

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

    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 $10 for OCEH member and $20 for non-members.  Each participant will take home a CD loaded with information  on science, government reports, news articles, shopping tips and more.

 

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Jobs & Internships

Youth Corps Assistant Team Leader

Position Title: Youth Corps Assistant Team Leader (1 Position)   Project Sponsor: Mt. Adams Center - National Fire Plan Grant http://mtadamscenter.org/default.cfm   NWSA Mission: This position is in partnership with the Northwest Service Academy (NWSA), an AmeriCorps program of ESD112. NWSA's mission is to preserve and restore the natural environment, and to develop community leaders through service and community partnerships. www.nwserviceacademy.org   Project Location: 2453 Hwy 141, Trout Lake, WA 98650   Position Summary: The Youth Corps Assistant Team Leader will lead a team (ages 17-19). The team will assist Trout Lake residents in protecting their homes and property from wildfires.

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Communications/Marketing Volunteer

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Environmental Council
position summary:

Application Deadline: August 7, 2009, position open until filled

Primary Responsibilities: We are seeking a volunteer to develop a communications (PR/earned media) for the Oregon Living Building Initiative, a project to build the nation’s first high-rise living building. Responsibilities will include: • Developing and implementing communications strategy (web, media and public education plan) for the project • Liaison with other key groups/partners working on communications • Updating website and keeping web site up to date (http://livingbuilding.wordpress.com) • Writing blog entries • Communicates with the public by responding to emails and comments posted on both sites • Assist OEC staff with related OLBI assignments

Commitment:

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
more info...

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Campus-Community Engagement Advocate with AmeriCorps*VISTA and Oregon Campus Compact

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Campus Compact
position summary:

Looking for a Life-Changing Experience? Apply to be an Oregon Campus Compact AmeriCorps*VISTA Member!

*Join a national service movement committed to fighting poverty! *Help shape the next generation of student activists! *Facilitate lasting change on college campuses and in communities!

Oregon Campus Compact (ORCC) is currently recruiting 18 VISTA members to serve on college campuses across the state. ORCC VISTA members mobilize college students to address poverty through service-learning and community service, develop and sustain campus-community partnerships to serve low-income communities, and increase the level of civic engagement on their campuses.

Program Overview:

Salary / Pay Rate:Stipend of $384-$339 (before federal taxes) every two weeks
more info...

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Lean Development by Michael VanDerhoef, Virignia Mason Foundation

When: May 14, 2009 8:00 am Registration 8:30-12:00 pm Presentation

Where: Willamette University-Portland Campus 1120 NW Couch Street, Ste. 450

Register: www.wvdo-or.org $50.00 for WVDO members $65.00 for non-members

Sure, “lean” principles and methods have been implemented and proven effective in manufacturing, but what “lean” benefits can development programs gain by applying some of the same principles and methods?

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WVDO Third Thursday--SPECIAL DATE CHANGE FOR MAY

Willamette Valley Development Officers popular Third Thursday program, a free training session for nonprofits interested in fundraising education, moves in May!

NEW MAY DATE: May 26, 2009 SAME TIME: 3:00 pm Networking 3:30-5:00 pm Presentation SAME LOCATION: YWCA-Downtown 1111 SW 10th Avenue, 3rd Floor SAME PRICE: Free of Charge

May's Topic: Using the Recession to Move Beyond the Usual Suspects and Sustain Current Major Donors

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Free Community Workshops

Please join us for these free estate planning classes that cover the basics: health care directives, guardianship, conservatorship, probate, powers of attorney, wills and living trusts. All are conducted by Richard B. Schneider, attorney and author, as part of the following community programs:

05.15.09 1-2:30P Tualatin TUALATIN SENIOR CENTER 05.17.09 2-3:30P SE MIDLAND LIBRARY 05.26.09 6:30-7:45P SW CAPITOL HILL LIBRARY 05.27.09 10:30A-12P N OASIS at Emanuel Hospital

Regards, Devra Augusson Education & Public Affairs Coordinator

American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys LAW OFFICES OF RICHARD B. SCHNEIDER, LLC 2455 NW Marshall Street, Ste 11 Portland, OR 97210 www.rbsllc.com P: 503.241.1215 x 106 F: 503.241.1216

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Volunteering

OUTSIDE IN - VOLUNTEER POSITION

Work Crew Lead Assistant

Have fun outdoors this summer with Outside In!

Outside In is looking for volunteers to provide support directing youth work teams at various locations in the Portland Metro Area. Environmental restoration projects consist mostly of light industrial and maintenance work, mainly outdoors.

Minimum of two shifts, 1:30-5:30, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays late May through August.

Please go to www.outsidein.org for a volunteer application.

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Down By the Riverside at the Springwater Trail

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Volunteer: Show our State Some 150th Birthday Love!

 

Join us as we team up with Gresham's Watershed Department and SOLV for Take Care of Oregon Days.

We will be removing invasive blackberry, ivy, and holly along the Springwater Trail near the Hogan Rd. trailhead on May 16th from 9am to 1pm.

To sign up, visit www.handsonportland.org and click on OR 150 under Special Events.  If you have questions about the event or need help signing up, contact [email protected]

 

 

Amelia Lamb

Volunteer Services Coordinator

Hands On Greater Portland

[email protected]

503.200.3371 phone

503.200.3356 fax

P.O. Box 4889

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KIDS Volunteer! Help Preserve West Portland Park

Join a group of volunteers on a done-in-a-day project led by a Hands On Greater Portland project leader. No advance training or ongoing commitment required, so sign up and participate in a project that fits your schedule. Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

This project is reserved for family volunteers. Please only sign up for this project if you are an adult intending to volunteer with a child.

Help remove invasive plants from West Portland Park, a wonderful yet little-known forested area nestled in Southwest Portland. Volunteers will be hand-pulling ivy from the ground and trees in the park, helping to save the trees and restore native habitat.

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Spruce it Up at the Moore Street Community Center

Join a group of volunteers on a done-in-a-day project led by a Hands On Greater Portland project leader. No advance training or ongoing commitment required, so sign up and participate in a project that fits your schedule. To sign up for this project, visit www.handsonportland.org and click on OR 150 under Special Events.

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