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Digest for May 28, 2008

Digest Contents:

Drop-In Pregnancy Counseling - May 28th
Outreach Opportunity at Farmers' Market, Saturday, May 31st
General Interest Meeting: AmeriCorps Adventure at the Siskiyou Field Institute
Green Living Street Fair, Saturday May 31
ALS Association seeks Event Coordinator
Job Opening: Family Mentoring Project Coordinator
General Coordinator - CORAL, Oaxaca, Mexico
Open Position - Domestic Violence Client Advocate
AmeriCorps Position: Environmental Education and Service Coordinator
Food Stamp Outreach to Seniors in Washington County
Find Donation Items You Need -- Online.
Documentary Workshop: grab the remaining spots before Wednesday!
Write Around Portland
Workshop: Summer Planting For Winter Eating. Offered both 6/5 and 6/10
Cirque du Cycling - Volunteer!
Help with Cat/Kitten Care at Animal Aid
Do you LOVE clothes? Sunshine Division needs volunteers to run clothing store.
Bike Summer Camp for Kids - VOLUNTEER

Events

Drop-In Pregnancy Counseling - May 28th

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. Our next session will be on Wednesday May 28th 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/Boys-Girls-Aid-Pregnancy-Counseling/14796568109

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Outreach Opportunity at Farmers' Market, Saturday, May 31st

The Hollywood Farmers' Market has two Community Booths available this Saturday, May 31st, for non-profit and community-minded groups to perform outreach to market-goers.

These booths are FREE, and the Hollywood Farmers' Market provides a canopy, one table, and two chairs. All you need to do is bring a display and someone to staff the booth!

The Hollywood Farmers' Market is open Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, and thousands of customers come through our market each week. We are located in Northeast Portland, between 44th and 45th avenues on Hancock Street, one block off Sandy.

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General Interest Meeting: AmeriCorps Adventure at the Siskiyou Field Institute

 

AmeriCorps Adventure at the Siskiyou Field Institute

June 8th-13th, Selma Oregon

 

General Interest Meeting:

This Thursday May 29th, 5:00 pm

@ Por Que No  (3524 N Mississippi Ave)

 

Want to spend a week in the southern Oregon town where American Idolist Kristy Lee Cook once resided? This area in the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountain bioregion is also famous for its wildflower meadows, swimming holes, hiking trails, salmon bearing streams, serpentine geology, and incredible at-risk plant communities. You’re invited to join a group of AmeriCorps members and friends as we work, learn, and play at the Siskiyou Field Institute from Sunday June 8th to Friday June13th.

 

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Green Living Street Fair, Saturday May 31

It’s what’s on the inside that counts, and inside HOST Development’s Helensview homes are environmentally-friendly building materials and designs that help conserve natural resources and keep utility bills low.

HOST, which stands for Home Ownership a Street at a Time, built the Helensview neighborhood with affordability in mind, and on Saturday, May 31 will open Helensview to the public during a Green Living Street Fair where local residents can learn how to live green and save green.

This free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Helensview, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) certified community, located at NE 64th Avenue and NE Killingsworth Street.

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Jobs & Internships

ALS Association seeks Event Coordinator

The ALS Association of OR & SW WA is seeking a dynamic individual to provide support and planning assistance to the Development Director for all events with a focus on handling assigned aspects of the Walk to Defeat ALS® program (a fundraising walk) and is responsible for achieving budgeted annual revenue targets for walks in their assigned region. supporting growth in these areas will expand the services we offer to support people and families living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. For complete job description visit – www.alsa-or.org Resume and cover letter by email to: [email protected] by June 15th, 2008.

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Job Opening: Family Mentoring Project Coordinator

 

Job Title:                    Family Mentoring Project Coordinator

Department:               Social Services

Reports to:                 Director of Programs

Hours:                        Full Time, Non-Exempt, generally 8-5. Evening and weekend work will be required on a fairly regular basis and schedule will be adapted to not exceed 40 hours per work week.

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General Coordinator - CORAL, Oaxaca, Mexico

CORAL - Centro Oaxaqueño de Rehabilitación de Audición y Lenguaje (The Oaxacan Center for the Rehabilitation of Hearing and Speech), Oaxaca, México

CORAL, a non-profit organization located in Oaxaca Mexico, is the only center offering complete hearing and speech rehabilitation services to children and young adults in southern Mexico. CORAL encompasses four program areas: a clinic providing hearing aids and related services; a school offering intensive speech therapy for children; a program offering hearing screening for young children; and a social work division responsible for reaching marginalized communities to identify patients who need the services CORAL provides and offering other services to patients in rural areas.

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Open Position - Domestic Violence Client Advocate

 Domestic Violence Client Advocate Provide outreach and education to the Russian speaking population on domestic and family violence. Full-time, fluent English/ Russian (orally/writing). $11-12/hr. Send cover letter and resume to ROSS, 4033 SE Woodstock, Portland 97202, or [email protected], by 5 p.m. on June 6. Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No calls please. View a full position description at http://www.emoregon.org/employment.php.

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AmeriCorps Position: Environmental Education and Service Coordinator

Project Sponsor: Creative Science School, Portland Public Schools, http://creativescienceschool.org

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Food Stamp Outreach to Seniors in Washington County

Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force

PART-TIME POSITION: Food Stamp Outreach Organizer – Washington County

The mission of the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force (OHRTF) is to end hunger in Oregon. The Food Stamp Outreach Organizer will work with staff and community partners to expand food stamp outreach to senior citizens living in Washington County. Duties include gathering information about barriers, developing new strategies to reach seniors who are eligible but not receiving food stamps, and cultivating new partnerships to support ongoing outreach.

Application materials available at http://www.oregonhunger.org

CLOSING DATE: JUNE 13, 2008 AT 5PM

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Nonprofit News

Find Donation Items You Need -- Online.

Don't have enough time and staff to find donation items you need?

Over 110 nonprofits in Oregon and Washington have signed up to use DonorsResource.org's Virtual Warehouse.

Finding and receiving donation items you need is now a few clicks away.

Come and check our Virtual Warehouse at www.DonorsResource.org.

Over 300 donation items have been posted to the Virtual Warehouse and counting.

These generous donors are waiting to hear from you.

Your organization needs to be registered with DonorsResource.org to claim donation items. Sign up is free.

Once registered, contact [email protected] for log in ID to claim donation items in the Virtual Warehouse.

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Q & A

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Trainings

Documentary Workshop: grab the remaining spots before Wednesday!

NW DOCUMENTARY ARTS & MEDIA DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOPS NOW ENROLLING!

More info at http://www.nwdocumentary.org

The 10-week workshop is a great way for a non-profit to produce their own promo video!!

EXPLORING DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

Ever dreamed of making your own documentary? This workshop offers the opportunity to learn first-hand the process of documentary production from concept to final product. At the end the workshop, you'll screen your accomplishment on the silver screen at Mission Theater!

DATES: Wednesdays, May 28 - July 30, 7-9 pm (no class July 23)

PLACE: Newspace Center for Photography (1632 SE 10th)

TUITION: $350 (includes Intro to Digital Editing...see below)

INTRO TO DIGITAL EDITING

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Write Around Portland

Prompt: A Write Around Portland Community Workshop

Meets weekly for 10 weeks

June 16 through August 18, 2008

Powell’s Books, Burnside Mondays 6:30-8:30pm

Facilitated by: Robyn Steely, Executive Director

$285 (includes free parking, snacks and access to the “bowels of Powells”)

Join us for a weekly seminar devoted to generative writing and the transformative power of writing in community. Based on the successful Write Around Portland model, this dynamic workshop incorporates many of our favorite exercises designed to inspire the writing life, including free-writing; group discussion; imagery, character, plot and poetry development; and early-draft revision.

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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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Volunteering

Cirque du Cycling - Volunteer!

The circus is coming to Portland! Cirque du Cycling, presented by Laughing Planet Café, is part circus, part bike street race and most importantly, a benefit for Self Enhancement, Inc. The event, which takes place on Saturday, June 14, includes a family ride to Peninsula Park, a bike parade, live music, beer garden, and an evening criterium street race with two-way racing right down the middle of Mississippi Avenue.

We need over 80 volunteers to make the event a success, though. All volunteers get a free t-shirt, Mississippi Pizza, a drink and a fun-filled day of bike activities.

Variety of Duties: Family Ride Ambassador Be a Carnie! Course Marshalls Many others - There is something for everyone!

Sign up today at www.CyclingCircus.com

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Help with Cat/Kitten Care at Animal Aid

 

Help with Cat/Kitten Care at Animal Aid. 

 

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Do you LOVE clothes? Sunshine Division needs volunteers to run clothing store.

 

Sunshine Division is looking for you! Sunshine Division is an emergency food and clothing nonprofit organization in unique partnership with the Police Bureau. We have recently re-opened our clothing store to our clients and are looking for fun, outgoing and dedicated volunteers to help run our clothing store.

 

We need 1 volunteer for each of the following ongoing weekly shifts:

 

Tuesdays from 12:30-4pm

Thursdays from 12:30-4 and 4-6:30pm

Fridays from 8:30-12pm

 

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Bike Summer Camp for Kids - VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEER WITH THE COOLEST SUMMER CAMP IN TOWN

Join the fun and volunteer with the Community Cycling Center's Summer Bike Camp. In this camp, the kids will:

discover Portland by riding to exciting destinationslearn valuable bike mechanic skillsteam up with their peers to solve technical problemsbuild their confidence and self-esteem!

We are looking for adult volunteers who would assist with us and our bike campers. Volunteers will provide support to paid summer camp instructors, assisting during neighborhood rides, activities, games, and educational lessons.

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