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Digest for May 20, 2008

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OHSU Farmers Market starts on Tuesday, May 20, 11:30-3:30 - come on up!
Workshop: Summer Planting For Winter Eating. Offered both 6/5 and 6/10
Lents' happenings - Farmer's market & homeownership
Ronald McDonald House Assistant House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
Job Posting - Summer Camp Counselors - OMSI
Position Available: Full-time Membership Coordinator & Bookkeeper
Program Development Specialist (AmeriCorps*VISTA) - Application Deadline Extended!
American Cancer Society internship
Summer Camp Jobs
The Companion Program Seeks Social/Recreational Companions
Rock Creek Organic Garden Assistant
Job: Administrative Assistant
Job: Membership and Program Manager
Job Announcement: AmeriCorps Computer Technology Service Learning Coordinator
Job Announcement: AmeriCorps Community Outreach and Support Coordinator
SCRAP's Creative Reuse Summer Camp
The Oregon Community Foundation-RFP Website Redesign and Implementation
Drop-In Pregnancy Counseling - May 21st
VOLUNTEER with Metro's Gardens of Natural Delights tour
Volunteer for the Towards Carfree Cities Conference
Animal Aid Agility Ring Crew Volunteer Opportunity 6/27-29

Events

OHSU Farmers Market starts on Tuesday, May 20, 11:30-3:30 - come on up!

OHSU Farmers Market starts on Tuesday, May 20, 11:30-3:30 - come on up!

This Tuesday is the first farmers’ market of the season at OHSU and you’re invited.  It’s right across the street from the library by the fountain.

There will be fresh veggies, seeds, starts, and food for lunch.  Bring and friend, grab something to eat, enjoy some live music and OPENING DAY at the market.  If you know someone who works at OHSU, please forward this e-mail to them and encourage them to come out and support local food grown by local farmers!

For more information and to join the OHSU Farmer’s Market e-list, visit http://www.ohsu.edu/farmersmarket/

Albert Kaufman OHSU Farmers Market Volunteer

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Workshop: Summer Planting For Winter Eating. Offered both 6/5 and 6/10

Summer Planting for Winter Eating; a Growing Gardens workshop.

We can grow food all year round in our climate! Learn what, when and how to garden for winter harvests.

Thursday, June 5th, 6:00-8:00pm (NE) OR Tuesday, June 10th, 6:00-8:00pm (SE)

Call or email Emily to register and get more information. 503-284-8420. [email protected]

Our workshops are open to the public for a sliding scale donation of $3-10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Thanks! -Emily Gowen Home Garden Coordinator Growing Gardens

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Lents' happenings - Farmer's market & homeownership

PLEASE RSVP TODAY!!  

People like living in Lents

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Jobs & Internships

Ronald McDonald House Assistant House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title: Assistant House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator - East House

Department: Operations

Reports To: House Manager

Classification: Full-time, exempt

Primary Purpose: The Assistant House Manager coordinates the volunteer program and collaborates with the House Manager to deliver family services to guests. There are two Assistant House Manager positions, one at each House.

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Job Posting - Summer Camp Counselors - OMSI

Outdoor Science Counselors sought for 2008 season

 

Challenging, rewarding work in amazing locations, spend the year providing safe, mature supervision, leadership and guidance for students at our science camps sites. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) Outdoor Science Education offers natural science focused programs, including rafting and backpacking adventures, to students enrolled in residential outdoor science school in the spring and fall, campers in summer science camps and adventures and Native American Students in grant funded Salmon Camps programs. Season runs from June through August 2008.  Apply Now!

 

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Position Available: Full-time Membership Coordinator & Bookkeeper

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Full-time Membership Coordinator & Bookkeeper

The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a non-profit national alliance focused on improving access to healthy food, and supporting local food systems. We are looking for a motivated and talented person to do light bookkeeping and other administrative duties in a small and informal office setting. General administrative duties will be shared with the Office Manager. There will be some flexibility in the exact distribution of responsibilities, based on experience and interests. CFSC is just moving its headquarters to Portland, so this staffperson will be involved in setting up our new office.

DUTIES:

• Maintain and upgrade database

• Maintain filing system

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Program Development Specialist (AmeriCorps*VISTA) - Application Deadline Extended!

Make a difference and gain professional experience! SE Works is looking for a creative and resourceful individual to serve as the Development Specialist for our English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. The preferred candidate will have experience working with ESL adults, strong organizational abilities, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and an interest in developing sustainable resources. This is a full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA position and the individual will serve from August 11, 2008 to August 17, 2009. Learn more about AmeriCorps*VISTA at www.americorps.org.

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American Cancer Society internship

American Cancer Society Community Relations Internship Program

The Great West Division of the American Cancer Society is seeking applicants for its Community Relations Internship Program. Interns provide assistance to the Portland Metro Market Staff and will concentrate on Daffodil Days, a springtime fundraising event. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: volunteer outreach, data entry & spreadsheet management, creation of outreach materials and administrative support. This position offers the opportunity for a dedicated individual to make a significant contribution to the American Cancer Society’s goal of eliminating cancer as a major health concern.

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Summer Camp Jobs

Fun Summer Jobs!  Work at Camp Arrowhead!

Camp Arrowhead is a resident Girl Scout Camp in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, near Stevenson, Washington. Work mid-June through mid-August. Room and board is included. Enjoy some weekends off. All positions require a health screening from qualified medical personnel, as well as a criminal background check. Worker’s compensation insurance is provided while on duty (does not cover session breaks).

 

Position Descriptions

 

Business Manager (Assistant Camp Director), $375-$450/week

Minimum age: 21

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The Companion Program Seeks Social/Recreational Companions

The goal of the Companion Program is to encourage independence and healthy lifestyles by providing 1:1 support to individuals with disabilities who want to participate in social/recreational activities and establish natural supports in their own communities. Based on each customer’s individual goals and interests (such as making friends, participating in new recreational activities, or learning a new skill), Companions provide the needed support for the individual to be successful and become better self-advocates. Whatever the activity, Companions will ensure that the person they are working with has an enjoyable and empowering experience.

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Rock Creek Organic Garden Assistant

Position Title: Organic Learning Garden Assistant

Project Partner: Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus Organic Learning Garden.

The Organic Learning Garden provides students with hands-on learning on growing food sustainably and fosters understanding the interconnections between human and the-more-than human biotic community.

Position Summary: Come, play in the garden! Assist the Learning Garden Coordinator and associated student Organic Gardening Group with all aspects of gardening including weeding, planting, harvesting and other duties as assigned.

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Job: Administrative Assistant

Work for the Girl Scouts and join the Girl Scout Movement! Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

 

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides clerical support functions.

FSLA Classification: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: @ $10.00 per hour, with benefits

Application Deadline: Until filled

Qualifications:

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Job: Membership and Program Manager

Work for the Girl Scouts and join the Girl Scout Movement! Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

 

Membership and Program Manager

The Membership and Program Manager is responsible for marketing and extending Girl Scouting to ALL girls in assigned areas; implementing any new GSUSA girl/adult initiatives; increasing Council revenue; recruiting and developing a diverse volunteer base; and building strong community collaborations to enhance the quality of Girl Scouting within the Council’s jurisdiction. Job requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Volunteer Administration, or a related field, or equivalent in experience/education.

 

FSLA Classification: Full Time, Exempt

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Job Announcement: AmeriCorps Computer Technology Service Learning Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) is a two year alternative high school and job training program whose mission is to support low-income young adults, ages 17-24, who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and their community. At PYB, students complete high school with a GED or diploma and develop marketable employment skills by learning to build affordable housing from the ground up or learning to refurbish computers and develop Web sites for non-profits and low-income families. All PYB students have the opportunity to serve as part-time AmeriCorps members and earn an AmeriCorps Education Award.

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Job Announcement: AmeriCorps Community Outreach and Support Coordinator

POSITION SUMMARY Portland YouthBuilders (PYB) is a two year alternative high school and job training program that has the mission to support low-income young adults, ages 17-24, who are committed to changing their lives to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the workforce and their community. PYB is committed to service and learning. At PYB, students complete high school with a GED or diploma and develop marketable employment skills by learning to build affordable housing from the ground up or learning to refurbish computers and develop web sites for non-profits and low-income families. Most students become AmeriCorps Members upon entering the program and they complete service hours to earn a $1,250 AmeriCorps education award at the end of their first program year.

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Nonprofit News

SCRAP's Creative Reuse Summer Camp

Announcing Camp SCRAP! Come join us for a week full of fun and educational art projects, activities and field trips! Campers will explore all the amazing things that can be made out of “scrap” materials, while also learning about the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Three five-day sessions will be offered this summer, for kids aged 6-10. Each day will focus on a different material commonly found in the waste stream, and will include either a field trip or a visit from a local artist. At SCRAP (School and Community Reuse Action Project), our goal is both to inspire children’s creativity and to promote environmentally sustainable behavior in them. What will your child create?

Please visit our website for more info: www.scrapaction.org

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The Oregon Community Foundation-RFP Website Redesign and Implementation

The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) seeks proposals for a comprehensive redesign of its website. OCF is a statewide nonprofit foundation whose mission is to improve life in Oregon and promote effective philanthropy. OCF administers permanent charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to support humanitarian, educational,and cultural programs that benefit their communities and the state as a whole. OCF currently manages over 1,400 charitable funds with assets totaling more than $900 million. In 2007, OCF distributed $56 million in grants and scholarships to more than 1,600 organizations around the state.

Please visit http://www.ocf1.org/news/ocfwebsiterfp.pdf for the full RFP.

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Drop-In Pregnancy Counseling - May 21st

Do you have a client facing an unintended pregnancy? Does she know she has options? Boys & Girls Aid is hosting weekly drop-in counseling sessions, facilitated by a pregnancy counselor, to encourage open discussion about pregnancy options. All options discussion is welcome, and personal viewpoints are always respected. Next session will be on Wednesday May 21st from 6-7 pm at Boys & Girls Aid (018 SW Boundary Court, Portland, OR 97239).

Questions? Call 503-542-2392 or email [email protected] For more information, visit www.boysandgirlsaid.org/pregnancy or check out the Boys & Girls Aid Pregnancy Counseling page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Portland-OR/Boys-Girls-Aid-Pregnancy-Counseling/16458463081.

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Q & A

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Trainings

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Volunteering

VOLUNTEER with Metro's Gardens of Natural Delights tour

Do you love sharing natural gardening tips with others?

If yes, you could become a volunteer for the 10th annual Gardens of Natural Delights tour to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008!

To apply or learn more, go to this link: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=26465 or call 503-797-1938.

Volunteers receive: Private tour of host garden. Beautiful tour T-shirt. Up to four tour tickets. Opportunity to share knowledge and enthusiasm.

To apply to become a volunteer or learn more, go to this link: http://www.oregonmetro.gov/index.cfm/go/by.web/id=26465

Thank you for supporting natural gardening!

Sabrina Gogol, Tour volunteer coordinator, [email protected], 503-797-1938

Carl Grimm, Tour manager

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Volunteer for the Towards Carfree Cities Conference

The eighth annual International Towards Carfree Cities Conference, June 16th-20th, will bring together people from around the world who work to promote practical alternatives to car dependence. The conference attracts professionals, advocates, and community leaders who focus on the creation of sustainable transportation systems and on the transformation of cities, towns, and villages into human-scaled environments rich in public space and community life.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available during the conference. Register to volunteer online at www.carfreeportland.org/vol/.

For more information contact Tim O'Neal at [email protected]

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Animal Aid Agility Ring Crew Volunteer Opportunity 6/27-29

Animal Aid is now recruiting Agility Ring Crews for a 6/27-29 event -- you can earn 4 to 24 Community Service hours in a single weekend!

 

The Columbia Agility Team will donate money to Animal Aid's Jack Hurd Emergency Medical Loan program for each 5-person agility ring crew that we can provide for their 3-day, 4-ring USDAA Regional Championships and Agility Trial on June 27-29 at the Clackamas County Fairground in Canby. Can there be more fascinating way to earn money for a good cause?

 

NEEDED: Up to four teams of five workers* for all shifts each day (*Workers under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. This pair = one "super worker"!)

 

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