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Digest for August 31, 2009

Digest Contents:

Life by Design NW presents....Aging Artfully with Amy Gorman on Sept 11, 2009
FREE K-8 Teacher Workshop at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Oct. 3, 2009
Volunteers needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Picnic on Sept 12!
Youth Program Coordinator
Independent Contractor
Job Opening: Youth Mediation Specialist
Job Opening: Youth Mediation Specialist
Two New Fall 2009 classes at PCC with Life by Design NW
Day of the Dead on Alberta (10/29/09): CALL FOR COLLABORATORS
Volunteer Soccer Coach
Volunteer with Oregon Food for National Day of Service
Gallery Sitting Volunteer
The Pangaea Project Seeks Board Member Candidates

Events

Life by Design NW presents....Aging Artfully with Amy Gorman on Sept 11, 2009

Meet Award-Winning Author Amy Gorman

Join her presentation & conversation on Aging and Creativity

Enjoy a screening of the short film Still Kicking profiles of visual & performing women artists aged 85 - 105

In her first public presentation in Portland, Amy will discuss: Aging Artfully: 12 Profiles of Visual and Performing Women Artists 85-105.

Date: September 11, 2009 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch, Portland, OR

RSVP REQUIRED! Visit: http://www.lifebydesignnw.org/Events/Aging-Artfully-with-Amy-Gorman

For more information call 503-731-6650 or email [email protected]

Suggested Donation: $5+

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FREE K-8 Teacher Workshop at the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge Oct. 3, 2009

The Tualatin River NWR offers an Environmental Education program which enables students to learn the value of our ecosystems. It extends the learning process beyond the conventional classroom limits and encourages students to make connections with their natural environment. This workshop provides teachers with the tools they need to bring students out for teacher-led field trips. Parent volunteers are welcome to join the workshop too.

When: Oct. 3, 2009, 8:30am-1:00pm

Where: Tualatin River NWR (19255 SW Pacific Hwy, Sherwood)

For additional details Check out the flyer at: http://www.fws.gov/tualatinriver/documents/T.Wrkshp.Oct.09_000.pdf

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Volunteers needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Picnic on Sept 12!

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers to help with our annual picnic on Saturday, Sept 12. The picnic is an annual event for our matches and their families to come together for an afternoon of food, fun and games. The picnic will be from Noon to 3 pm and volunteers are needed between 10 am and 3 pm. Volunteer duties include helping with set up, the food area, arts and crafts, games, and clean up. Volunteers can commit to as little as one hour or spend the afternoon with us (lunch is included). If you've ever wondered about who we are and what we are about (or even what it would be like to be a Big Brother or Sister) come join us and find out.

Contact Kimberly McClain at 503-453-5319 or [email protected] for more info or to volunteer.

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Jobs & Internships

Youth Program Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Bienestar
position summary:

Washington County nonprofit affordable housing provider seeks part-time Youth Program Coordinator to plan, coordinate, implement a variety of youth programs in Aloha, Hillsboro, Cornelius, Forest Grove. Position is 20 hrs. Mon.-Fri from 2 to 6 p.m. Programs include Homework Clubs, Science Club, art and music, basketball, soccer, summer reading, nature camp and more. Send resume to [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:$15,600 annually
more info...

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Independent Contractor

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Child Care Resource and Referral Network
position summary:

The Oregon Child Care Resource & Referral Network (OCCRRN) is requesting proposals from qualified individuals or firms to work with a project team to create website content for a section of the OCCRRN website to explain research-based indicators of quality in child care to parents and to help parents understand their importance; to assist with an enhanced layout and graphic design of the online search for quality child care; and to develop a marketing campaign to coincide with the launch of the enhanced online search for quality child care. The RFP and Attachments are posted on our website, http://www.oregonchildcare.org

Salary / Pay Rate:Please see proposal.
more info...

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Job Opening: Youth Mediation Specialist

Resolutions Northwest, a nonprofit conflict resolution organization, is seeking a temporary, half-time, Youth Mediation Specialist whose primary responsibility would be to provide school peer mediation program consultation and training, school conflict resolution consultation and skills training, handle school referred mediation cases and provide limited support for the restorative justice school pilot project.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

For application instructions and timeline, please go to www.resolutionsnorthwest.org. Deadline: September 8, 2010, 5 p.m.

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Job Opening: Youth Mediation Specialist

Resolutions Northwest, a nonprofit conflict resolution organization, is seeking a temporary (through June 30, 2010), half-time, Youth Mediation Specialist whose primary responsibility would be to provide school peer mediation program consultation and training, school conflict resolution consultation and skills training, handle school referred mediation cases and provide limited support for the restorative justice school pilot project.   For application instructions and timeline, please go to www.resolutionsnorthwest.org.   Deadline: September 8, 2009, 5 p.m.

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Two New Fall 2009 classes at PCC with Life by Design NW

Connect Passion, Purpose, and Paycheck: The Nonprofit Career CRN#44734

Do you long to connect your passion and purpose into meaningful work in a nonprofit career?

Learn to frame and focus your personal pitch, create intentional relationships, and identify career paths that fit for you.

Date: Class meets every Monday, excluding October 19.

Location: PCC Central, 1626 SE Water St, Portland, OR,

Cost amount: $95 Parking at PCC Central is $3.

Instructor: Steven Joiner

http://www.lifebydesignnw.org/Events/Connect-Passion-Purpose-and-Paycheck-The-Nonprofit-Career

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Discover, Design and Engage in the Second Half of Life CRN#44733

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Volunteering

Day of the Dead on Alberta (10/29/09): CALL FOR COLLABORATORS

Community Day of the Dead Celebration October 29, 2009 (Last Thursday on Alberta) www.pdxdayofthedead.orgInspired by Mexican traditions of el Día de los Muertos, this community celebration in honor of our beloved dead features a solemnly festive procession up Alberta Street, past community altars and shows at Alberta Street galleries.

Photos and video from last yearMore info

This call goes out for collaborators to help organize, publicize, and staff this year's Day of the Dead celebration on Alberta Street.Community leaders & local business people (especially Latino/a)Altar-makers, artists & templekeepersPerformers, musicians & parade monitors

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Volunteer Soccer Coach

Volunteer Soccer Coach with SUN After-School Program

The SUN after-school program at Hall Elementary School in Gresham is in need of a volunteer soccer teacher, as well as volunteers to teach other classes that focus on arts, science, sports, and other areas.

Must be willing/able to commit to teach for 1 hour once/week for at least 1 term (6-8 weeks). Fall term begins October 12.

If interested, please contact Emily Goldberg at [email protected] or (503)492-6726 x248. Thanks!

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Volunteer with Oregon Food for National Day of Service

Hello! President Obama has declared September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance, creating an opportunity for you, your friends and family and the entire community to come together and make a difference by volunteering. To commemorate September 11, please join Oregon Food Bank in our work to eliminate hunger by volunteering to repackage food for our neighbors who are hungry.

Join us for the National Day of Service and Remembrance by signing up to volunteer. Please visit our Web site to register for this important day of service. Scroll down to September 11 and choose the time that works best. To schedule a group, e-mail Amy Evangelista at [email protected] We also welcome you to register to volunteer on any other day.

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Gallery Sitting Volunteer

PICA's TBA:09 is just a few days away, and we're looking for volunteers to help with gallery sitting. Volunteers for the ON SIGHT Visual Arts exhibit will assist with general gallery operations, greeting visitors, distributing materials and information, and overall security. Volunteers can earn vouchers that are redeemable for tickets to performances.

This is a great opportunity to meet local, national, and international artists, interact with audiences, and become involved with the Portland arts community. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Andrea Raijer at [email protected]

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The Pangaea Project Seeks Board Member Candidates

The Pangaea Project is actively recruiting community leaders who are interested in serving on the organization's board of directors. We value cultural diversity, dynamic backgrounds and expertise, and open and authentic communication skills.

You do not have to be an experienced fundraiser to join our board, but we expect all of our members will have the interest, willingness and confidence to solicit support on behalf of our programs and students.

Our next board information session will take place on Wednesday, September 9 from 6-7:15pm.

If you are interested in attending to learn more, please forward your resume and statement of interest by Friday, September 4 to Deb Delman: [email protected]

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