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Daily Digest

Digest for September 2, 2009

Digest Contents:

Jellyfish Jubilee ~ September 19, 2009
Changing Seasons - Day-Retreat in the Gorge
Psoriasis Awareness Night at PGE Park this Saturday
Registration is now open for the Master Vegetarian Program and Veg 101 Program
Internship Opportunity - Naturalist Skills Community Night Coordinator
Drupal Website Intern
Therapuetic Foster Parents Needed!
Job Posting, Executive Director, NEDCO
Clinic Manager position
Day of the Dead on Alberta (10/29/09): GETTING THE WORD OUT
Fall 2009 hikes with Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Hispanic Initiative
The Interconnections Project needs your help!
SOLV- Stream Team Captain Training
Muddy Boot Organic Festival seeks volunteers
Enjoy the Forest, River and Lake?
Volunteer with 2-1-1
Just Between Friends Needs Volunteers
Zenger Farm Education Volunteer Training

Events

Jellyfish Jubilee ~ September 19, 2009

                 Come one, come all to celebrate the end of another beautiful Oregon summer!

Jellyfish Jubilee

 A Celebration of Food and Wine, A benefit for the Oregon Coast Aquarium

September 19, 2009

Enjoy a late summer evening of fine food, wine,

delightful music and a silent auction during the

after hours calm at the Aquarium.

Reserve your tickets now!

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Changing Seasons - Day-Retreat in the Gorge

Sunday September 13, 10am-5pm

Changing Seasons - Day Retreat in the Columbia Gorge

Join Living Earth for a wonderful end-of-summer day above the Columbia Gorge, time to enrich all we do for peace, justice, sustainability, and balance in the world. Our gathering space is a hand-hewn glass-and-wood cabin nestled above sweeping meadows. We’ll share simple contemplative practices and interaction, food, friendship, and celebration, along with ample time to relax, meander, and refresh our spirits, joined by friends from the Sufi community for Dances of Universal Peace in the afternoon.  Details and registration are online at www.livingearthgatherings.org.

~ Betsy

 

Betsy Toll

Living Earth Gatherings

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Psoriasis Awareness Night at PGE Park this Saturday

Join us on Sept. 5, 2009, for Psoriasis Awareness Night at PGE Park. Buy tickets from us and come out to this game. We’ll be getting the word out about the Psoriasis Foundation and our Walk to Cure Psoriasis program. We'll have free lotion samples, information about the walk, along with information about psoriasis and the Foundation. Foundation Executive Director Randy Beranek will throw out the first pitch!

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Registration is now open for the Master Vegetarian Program and Veg 101 Program

If you find yourself wondering how your dietary choices affect the environment, your wallet, and your health, now is a great time to sign up for the Fall 2009 sessions of Veg 101 and the Master Vegetarian Program, brought to you by Northwest VEG.

Modeled after the Master Recycler Program and the Metro Master Gardener Program, the nine-week Master Vegetarian Program begins Oct. 7. Topics include the environmental effects of food choices; organic agriculture; issues on animal agriculture and animal treatment; nutrition; the effects of diet on health and chronic disease; effective communication; and social issues. The program is co-sponsored by People's Food Co-op and the National College of Natural Medicine.

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Jobs & Internships

Internship Opportunity - Naturalist Skills Community Night Coordinator

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Cascadia Wild
position summary:

Naturalist Skills Community Night Coordinator

Cascadia Wild is looking for someone to coordinate our Naturalist Skills Community Night, a program that provides free classes every Monday night in naturalist skills, outdoor survival skills, or related topics.

Duties include soliciting teachers, advertising, and hosting the event. Time commitment is approximately 10 hours/week, for about 3 weeks each month. Internship can run mid September through December, though a commitment of September through the beginning of May would be preferred.

For a full description, visit Cascadia Wild's website, www.cascadiawild.org/AboutUs/InternshipsJobs.htm, or call (503) 235-9533.

Cascadia Wild! 3945 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214 (503) 235-9533 [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:volunteer
more info...

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Drupal Website Intern

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)
position summary:

INTERNSHIP SUMMARY: The Drupal Website Intern will help set up the new Drupal installation for the new OMSI website.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Help setup and configure the new Drupal installation, including: * Install new OMSI graphic template. * Set up user accounts and permissions. * Build navigation structure and menus. • Train OMSI staff on how to operate and maintain Drupal.

TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum of 10 hours per week for 10-14 weeks.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. For information on how to apply for this position, please contact Carol Cruzan at [email protected]

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid
more info...

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Therapuetic Foster Parents Needed!

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Trillium Family Services
position summary:

Life presents us with one chance to be a child. Children need a safe, caring, and supportive home to build successful social and coping skills, excel in school, and just be a kid.

Trillium's Therapeutic Foster Parents give kids that chance!

At Trillium Family Services, we believe that every foster parent has an integral role in the lifesaving treatment we provide for children and families, and we value them for their unique contribution to our agency’s work. Our foster parents are among the most dedicated members of our community, and we are committed to the development and retention of such individuals through training and ongoing support.

Salary / Pay Rate:reimbursement varies between $1,200.00 to $2,000.00 a month
more info...

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Job Posting, Executive Director, NEDCO

NEDCO Job Announcement

 

Title: Executive Director

Status: Regular, Full time, exempt position

Starting Salary: $75,000 – 85,000 DOE plus benefits

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation (NEDCO) is a private, non-profit

Community Development Corporation with administrative offices in Springfield, Oregon. Since

1979, NEDCO has been working to make positive changes for neighborhoods. The early work

focused on the revitalization and historic preservation of the Whiteaker neighborhood in Eugene.

Today, NEDCO has entered a new phase in its development, taking a leadership role in the

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Clinic Manager position

Clinic Manager Position SW Community Health Center (SWCHC), a non-profit community safety-net clinic serving the uninsured, located in Multnomah Village, seeks a Clinic Manager.

Responsibilities include: oversight of policy & procedures, clinic operations, medication inventory/ordering, referrals, vaccine tracking, volunteer coordination, and special projects as assigned. Bachelors' degree, preferably in Business Management, Healthcare Administration OR ACMPE; or at least 5+ years of equivalent experience. Minimum 5 years experience management/supervisory experience.

Please email CV to: [email protected] or fax to 503.977.0734 along with a cover letter and salary requirments.

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Nonprofit News

Day of the Dead on Alberta (10/29/09): GETTING THE WORD OUT

For more information about Portland's Day of the Dead celebrations, join the mailing list:http://groups.google.com/group/pdx-day-of-the-dead

A great way to support this event right now is to forward the announcement below as widely as possible. thanks and love Stella Maris [email protected]

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Community Day of the Dead Celebration

October 29, 2009 (Last Thursday on Alberta) www.pdxdayofthedead.org  Inspired 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.

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Fall 2009 hikes with Friends of the Columbia Gorge

August 24, 2009

Contact:      Renee Tkach, Outdoor Programs Coordinator      (503) 241-3762, Ext. 103 or (503) 680-3119

Kevin Gorman, Executive Director (503) 241-3762, Ext. 104 or (503) 756-0823

Fall back in time on a hike with Friends of the Columbia Gorge! New trails and historic perspectives welcome an exciting fall hiking season

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Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Hispanic Initiative

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington Hispanic Initiative Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to the empowerment of girls. In a unique girl-only environment, a girl will find courage by exploring new adventures, confidence by discovering her abilities, character by shaping her values, and opportunities to return those gifts by making the world a better place. The Hispanic Initiative focuses on reaching out to under-represented segments of our population so that all girls can benefit from the Girl Scout leadership experience while simultaneously enhancing the Girl Scout mosaic. Our goal is to continue to expand and support our growing and changing Hispanic/Latino community and their girls.

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The Interconnections Project needs your help!

We would appreciate your help in recruiting potential participants to the Interconnections Project, a Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) (or Participatory Action Research (PAR)) project conducted via a partnership between OHSU, Bradley Angle House’s Healing Roots Center, PSU, and Lifeworks NW.

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Q & A

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Trainings

SOLV- Stream Team Captain Training

BE A STREAM TEAM CAPTAIN   SOLV’s Team Up for Watershed Health has a program that provides an opportunity for volunteers to become more involved in watershed restoration at the leadership level.  

Volunteers receive watershed training in return for helping lead volunteer events at Team Up sites.  Please join us on:   September 22nd, 24th and 26th (you must attend all three) Portland (location TBA)

Stream Team Captain Training Schedule

Tuesday, September 22nd, 6-9pm : stewardship, watershed basics, restoration strategies and examples

Thursday, September 24th, 6-9pm : community involvement, working with volunteers, work party management, leadership techniques.

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Volunteering

Muddy Boot Organic Festival seeks volunteers

St. Philip Neri’s Muddy Boot Organic Festival A Soulful Celebration of Sustainable Living 2009: Connecting Communities in a Changing Climate

www.muddyboot.org

The Annual Muddy Boot Organic Festival is a citywide festival celebrating sustainable products, living and local, organic foods. Muddy Boot is an outdoor venue for education, conversation and celebration about matters of sustainable living. With live music, food, drink, vendor displays, workshops, speakers and walking tours of local sustainable projects, people learn and share in the experience of conscientious living.

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Enjoy the Forest, River and Lake?

Project Wilderness, improving public land for the benefit of citizens, wildlife and the environment.

#1 - Project Wilderness has 2 open board member positions. Interested person(s) can request the brief potential board member questionnaire. Minimum commitment required is attendance to once monthly board meeting. Attendance at cleanups, habitat projects, and other events is optional.

#2 - Project Wilderness is looking for volunteers to assist with monthly public land cleanup & habitat improvement projects.

Email [email protected], call (503)484-6292 or check us out on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/projectwilderness) for more information.

Thank you

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Volunteer with 2-1-1

Provide phone-based social service referrals to community members in need of food, medical assistance, housing, shelter, and other basic needs by volunteering with 211info, an information and referral agency based out of downtown Portland that serves Oregon and SW Washington through 2-1-1, a comprehensive social service helpline. The economic crisis has permeated every crack in our community leaving many feeling helpless, and calls to 2-1-1 have skyrocketed. For the first time, 211info is reaching out for the help of volunteers to continue connecting people with the resources they need most. Donating your time as a call center volunteer with 211info means helping your community in a way few others can.

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Just Between Friends Needs Volunteers

Just Between Friends, the area's largest maternity and children's consignment sales event, is holding its 8th event September 25-27. JBF holds semi-annual events, in the spring and fall, which provide families with the convenient opportunity to buy and sell quality, gently-used items for preemies through tweens.

Consignors have the option to choose to donate any unsold merchandise following the sale. Our generous consignors have donated hundreds of pounds of gently used merchandise to local family-focused charities. It makes a difference in someone's life! The Portland Police Sunshine Division will be receiving all of the unsold clothing and shoes.

Sign up for a 4 hour shift!

Here is a sampling of the types of volunteer jobs at Just Between Friends:

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Zenger Farm Education Volunteer Training

Volunteer with Zenger Farm’s Field Trip Programs!

Education volunteers are essential to our experiential education programs and service-learning projects.

Zenger Farm field trips provide visiting youth with opportunities to learn about sustainable farming practices, healthy soils, botany, and wetland ecology.

At our volunteer training we will provide information on how to lead outdoor experiential education programs, discuss the fine art of behavior management and add depth and understanding to local flora and fauna and sustainable farming.

Training is on: Friday September 18th 2009 9:30 to 1:00

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