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Digest for January 8, 2010

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Plant trees with Friends of Trees this Saturday!
New Year's 12 Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace
Come to an Upcoming AmeriCorps Informational Meeting!
Tues Jan 12th: InFARMation (and Beer!)
Fundraiser for The Nature Conservancy: Live Music with Jane Kellum & Casalaspro @ Mother Maybel's Sat. January 9 @ 8 p.m. !!!
Empowering Organizations Through Media - Free Event!
May Your Good Looks Support Your Community
Homelessness Forum @ FUMC this Sunday, Jan 10th @ 12pm (Light lunch provided)
Metro President Candidates Forum
Donor and Nonprofit Services Officer
Health Mentor for Diverse Teens: MIKE Program
Field Team Member needed at Mt. Adams Center
Executive Assistant for Urban League of Portland
Development and Administrative Volunteer Intern
Pro-bono Design and Identity Project
Oregon Field Organizer for Transportation for America
Re: Youth Dancers Wanted - Disability Art and Culture Project
S.T.A.R. The Earth Advantage Broker Program
Volunteer Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist for hospice program
Harvey Scott SUN needs You!!

Events

Plant trees with Friends of Trees this Saturday!

Join us for our kick-off event planting trees along the I-205 multi-use path (a three-year project to plant thousands of trees and native plants from Marine Drive to Gladstone in partnership with Metro and ODOT), as well as neighborhood street trees in Beaverton.

All you need to do is simply show up. Friends of Trees will provide morning refreshments, gloves, tools, and all necessary guidance. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

Below are the locations and map links for each planting. Please arrive by 8:45 to ensure enough time to sign-in and have a snack before we start.

1. PORTLAND (I-205 Multi-Use Path) - Green Space Initiative - NE Marine Drive & 112th Avenue (map link: http://bit.ly/gsi010910)

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New Year's 12 Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace

All voices and people welcome! Join the Zen Community of Oregon at St. David's (2800 SE Harrison, Portland) for the first New Year's 12 Hour Interfaith Chant for Peace, Saturday, January 9 from 8 am to 8 pm. Chants will be led in one hour intervals by members of many different faith traditions, including Buddhist and the host church's Episcopal tradition of chant. The intention of the coming together is to appreciate common aspirations rather than to focus on differences in theological teachings. Vegetarian buffet table available. Donations accepted.

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Come to an Upcoming AmeriCorps Informational Meeting!

Come to an upcoming AmeriCorps Informational Meeting!

You will learn:

- Why hosting an AmeriCorps or AmeriCorps*VISTA member is beneficial to an organization.

- What types of service AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps*VISTA members perform.

- The differences between AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps*VISTA.

- How to apply to be a host site.

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Tues Jan 12th: InFARMation (and Beer!)

Next Tuesday, January 12: Farmers Anthony and Carol Boutard and the Future of Family Farming in Oregon Join Friends of Family Farmers and Slow Food Portland as they present the first InFARMation (and Beer!) of 2010. 

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Fundraiser for The Nature Conservancy: Live Music with Jane Kellum & Casalaspro @ Mother Maybel's Sat. January 9 @ 8 p.m. !!!

Support The Nature Conservancy while enjoying dinner & drinks at Mother Maybel's and listening to the original music by Jane Kellum & Casalaspro during their first concert in the U.S.A. as a musical duo. They will be performing original songs from their recent album "Santa's In His Underpants This Year" & their upcoming album, "Living", due out in May 2010.

Drink lots and eat plenty while watching the show as 10% of food & drinks consumed by our audience will be donated to The Nature Conservancy!

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Empowering Organizations Through Media - Free Event!

Would you like to be more visible in the community?

Do you need volunteers?

Reach out to clients; find new supporters; expand your volunteer base

Develop the capacity to produce your own media projects ..

Take charge of your organization's media production ..

MAKE AN IMPACT!

Join us for an afternoon gathering to learn more about how PCM partners with local nonprofits and community-based organizations in Portland to bring community media access to neighborhoods, produce local programming and offer media education opportunities. PCM can be a partner in your Media and Communications strategy!

LOCATION: PCM Studio A

2766 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.

Portland, OR 97212

DATE: Tuesday, January 26, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

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May Your Good Looks Support Your Community

With community supported agriculture and kitchens of increasing validity, it's natural to apply things to our bodies that also contribute to the wellness of the planet: community supportive beauty! Create Plenty announces its upcoming workshops. Come, have tea, and may your good looks support your local community.

New and previous offerings through Jan 31 include: GOURMET FACE CARE, MAKE YOUR OWN 'POO, WATER WEDNESDAYS (new), PITS n' PEARLY WHITES (new), and BATH BUFFET

Location: 1912 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211 RSVP: [email protected] Website: www.createplenty.org/kitchen.html. Cost: Unless otherwise noted, $10 for materials + 5-10 sliding scale donation.

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Homelessness Forum @ FUMC this Sunday, Jan 10th @ 12pm (Light lunch provided)

**Homelessness Forum** Sunday, Jan. 10th @12 PM First United Methodist Church, 1838 Southwest Jefferson Street,

On January 10, the Church & Society Committee at FUMC will be hosting a forum on homelessness in the Fireside room at 12:00 p.m.

The forum will feature speakers who can offer three distinct angles on the issue:

- A representative from the City of Portland will talk about the history of the 10 Year Plan to end homelessness and their progress so far.

- An individual from Sisters of the Road who has experienced homelessness will share their story and,

- A representative from the Goose Hollow Family Shelter working with Portland's homeless community will talk about volunteer and advocacy opportunities.

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Metro President Candidates Forum

Care about the sustainability of our region? You have the power to decide who will be the next elected leader of Metro. Bring your questions to the Metro President Candidates Forum! Come meet local Labor and Environmental leaders!

Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: McMenamin's Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd, Portland. In the gymnasium.

Cost: Free! With free food, too.

For more information, contact [email protected]

This event is sponsored by AFSCME Green environmental caucus, AFSCME Local 3580, LIUNA Local 483, and the Coalition for a Livable Future.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington
position summary:

The Donor Services and Nonprofit Officer will achieve two primary goals: 1) Keep donors engaged in giving and 2) Teach them how to give wisely. Donors include individuals who hold Donor Advised, Designated and Field of Interest Funds and nonprofits that hold Organization and Designated Funds. This position will maintain a high level of ongoing nonprofit contact to serve the needs of our nonprofit fund holders and to effectively match donor interest with nonprofit needs. Additionally, the position will actively utilize technology in communicating with donors and in creating internal documentation and tracking systems that are universally available within our organization. The Donor and Nonprofit Services Officer has the authority to approve grants.

Salary / Pay Rate:Compensation to be commensurate with individual experience and qualifications.

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Health Mentor for Diverse Teens: MIKE Program

Opportunity for Field placement or Internship 

About:  www.mikeprogram.org

Contact:  [email protected]/ 503-296-7705

Next Training:  January 16 AND January 17, 2010 from 9:00 AM-2:30 PM. Please RSVP to the above telephone number or skip directly to www.mikeprogram.org/volunteer_app  and we will contact you.

When: Next placement opportunity begins February 2010.

Where: All current upcoming placements are in North Portland and close to public transportation.

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Field Team Member needed at Mt. Adams Center

Team Summary: Mt. Adams Center field teams are composed of four members and two Team Leaders. Teams will focus primarily on trail work in front and backcountry settings throughout Washington, Oregon, and/or California, but may also be engaged in a variety of restoration projects such as building riparian fences, tree planting, forest fuels reduction, non-native species removal and environmental education. Teams work and travel throughout Washington, Oregon, and/or California over the course of their term.

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Information

organization:Urban League of Portland
position summary:

The Urban League of Portland is seeking an Executive Assistant to provide administrative and secretarial support to the organization’s President and CEO. The successful candidate must have excellent written, communications, human relations, scheduling and time management skills. Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to apply office administration practices and techniques is a must. Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite and internet) are also required. The Executive Assistant must be team-oriented and have a strong belief in the mission of the Urban League. Minimum requirements: 5 years of experience in diversified secretarial assignment or equivalent course of study.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12.50/hr - $15.38/hr depending on experience.

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Information

organization:Urban League of Portland
position summary:

The Urban League of Portland seeks a volunteer intern for a semester long engagement in the Development Department. The ideal candidate will have a high level of professionalism, attention to detail, flexibility and an interest in the mission of the Urban League of Portland. This internship offers experience in all aspects of nonprofit development work and administration and is an ideal for any student considering a career in nonprofits or development.

Responsibilities Include:

* Grant support including research and proofreading * Minor updates to the Urban League of Portland Facebook page and the Urban League of Portland website * Light design work for posters, brochures, and emails

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid

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Information

organization:Urban League of Portland
position summary:

The Urban League of Portland seeks an innovative identity package to carry us into into our 65th year in Portland. Package may include: Business cards, letterhead, thank you notes, informational brochure(s), remittance envelopes and templates for our website, electronic news letter, and paper fliers. Package is negotiable based on the skills and availability of the selected designer.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid

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Information

organization:Transportation for America (T4A)
position summary:

The Transportation for America (T4A) Campaign is seeking a smart and motivated Oregon Field Organizer to direct the development of a diverse coalition of prominent state and local organizations working in key regions of Oregon to reform federal transportation policy.

The Oregon Field Organizer will report to the T4A Campaign Field Director in Washington DC and will be housed in the 1000 Friends of Oregon offices in Portland. The successful applicant will work closely with the existing Oregon transportation reform network to expand the coalition, build leadership, and meet local capacity-building goals.

• This is a full-time position with some work on nights and weekends required.

Salary / Pay Rate:Dependent upon experience

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Nonprofit News

Re: Youth Dancers Wanted - Disability Art and Culture Project

The Disability Art and Culture project is looking for youth dancers to perform at our 2010 festival.  This is an inclusive program for both youth with and without disabilities.  We strive to support established and emerging artists as well as the community at large in developing knowledge and expression of disability culture and pride.

Who: Youth ages 14-21 who have a desire to dance and create

What: Perform at the 2010 Disability Pride Art and Culture Festival

Where: Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont

When: Tuesdays 6-7pm, starting January 12th

Cost: $5.00 to $10.00 a week (sliding scale). Some Scholarships available

For more information and to sign up contact, Kathy Coleman at 503-238-0723 or [email protected]

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Q & A

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Trainings

S.T.A.R. The Earth Advantage Broker Program

The S.T.A.R. (Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals) program gives real estate professionals the tools to sell, market, and communicate with clients about green building. In this two-day course, participants learn about the Northwest’s leading green home certification programs while gaining the skills needed to help clients with their sustainable needs and green building questions.

January 27th & 28th, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Earth Advantage Institute 16280 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road Portland, OR 97224

Register: www.earthadvantagehomes.com/realtor-registration.php

Contact: Melissa Snyder at [email protected] or 503.968.7160 x20

For more information visit www.earthadvantage.org

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Volunteering

Volunteer Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist for hospice program

Housecall Providers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit bringing primary care and hospice services to homebound individuals throughout the metro area. Our hospice wants to add acupuncture & massage therapy to our services and seeks volunteers. Our patients have a median age of 83 and most are women. The majority of our hospice patients are on the west side, but not all. Acupuncturists and massage therapists must be licensed. Patient visit timing is very flexible and will accommodate the volunteer's schedule. We will provide hospice training and support.

Call Mary Beth Weaver at 503 988-5303 X 704 or email [email protected]

Check our website at www.housecallproviders.org

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Harvey Scott SUN needs You!!

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of the children living in our community? Want to help a 1st grader learn to play soccer or a 3rd grader with spelling words?

Yes?! Then please consider volunteering with the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) after school program at Harvey Scott K8 in NE Portland. Harvey Scott SUN Community School is housed in a vibrant and diverse school community. Volunteers help support our teaching staff in fun and engaging enrichment classes such as Cooking 101, Multi-Media Journaling, Woodshop and Soccer. We also need volunteers to tutor in Homework Clubs & Study Hall. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience working in education.

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