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Digest for June 9, 2008

Digest Contents:

Art for Africa!
Siskiyou Field Institute June Courses
Closing the Food Gap - book signing and reading with Mark Winne
Join John Kitzhaber and the Archimedes Movement on June 14th
Press Release: RACC Requests Proposals for Artistic Projects in 2009
Community Trees Unveiling and Celebration at The ReBuilding Center
Secretary of State Bill Bradbury presents ‘Global Warming and its Impact on Oregon’ w/discussion of peak oil's implications
Resolutions Northwest seeks Board Members
Job: Program Director Community Cycling Center
Come work for Catholic Charities...providing help, creating hope.
Match Support Specialist Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Portland Camp Fire seeks Fundraising / Development Intern
Bilingual Program Assistant for Workers' Rights Organization
Oregon State Service Corps/AmeriCorps Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Clackamas County
Part-Time Marketing Assistant Position Available
HR Position - LifeWorks NW
Position available: Protect the Best Volunteer Coordinator (AmeriCorps)
Social Justice Administrative Assistant
Environmental Educator- AmeriCorps Position
Job: Case Manager for Seniors at IRCO
Part-time AmeriCorps Position--After-School Activities Provider
Job posting - Portland Impact - Director of Children, Youth and Family
Meals on Wheels Coordinator
Program Assistant
Free Geek is hiring a Hardware Donations Intern!
211info--Full Time Line Supervisor
OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS
Free Printer Ink/Toner Cartridges
Oregon 211: Re-issue of RFP for Contractor to Conduct I&R; Software Comparison and Evaluation
Help LGBTQI senior citizens
Summer Scholarships Available for Girls Yoga Calm Day Camp!
Click for a Gift to the Future—Buy Gift Trees for Father's Day, Graduation or Any Occasion
WORKSHOP: Branding on a Shoestring, Tuesday 6/17 at CubeSpace
Engage in Urban Agriculture with Village Gardens
Oregon State Service Corps/AmeriCorps Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Washington County
University of Portland Service Plunge Needs Volunteer Sites August 21st, 2008
Teach English to Refugee Youth!
Become an OMSI Greeter
Help everyone ride a bike at Sunday Parkways!

Events

Art for Africa!

The Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFT), a Portland-based non-profit that provides secondary educational programs to children in East Africa, is hosting a fundraising event: Art for Africa!

Portland Partners in Support for Education in Tanzania

Please join us on Saturday, June 14th at 6pm at The Springbox Gallery

2376 NW Thurman Street, Portland, OR  97210

www.springbox.us

Live Music by Michael Manning & The Carolina Pump Station

Appetizers, Wine & Beer on Tap Auction Items

All gallery art sold benefits IEFT & Orkeeswa Secondary School

Event supports local artists, who will be present at the event!

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Siskiyou Field Institute June Courses

The Siskiyou Field Institute invites you to explore the Klamath-Siskiyou region with a variety of engaging courses in June, including:

•Redwood Forests of Northern California, June 8th •Identification of Oregon Sedges, June 19th and 20th •The Ecology of Serpentine Darlingtonia Fens, June 21st •The Literary and Spiritual Riches of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Nature,”June 22nd •Trees and Shrubs of the Rogue Valley, June 28th •Invertebrates: Diversity and Natural History, June 28th and 29th •Siskiyou Rocks, June 29th

Space is limited – call the Siskiyou Field Institute at 541-597-8530 or visit our website www.thesfi.org to register.

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Closing the Food Gap - book signing and reading with Mark Winne

THE POOR GET DIABETES; THE RICH GET LOCAL AND ORGANIC...

Please Join Food Activist and Journalist Mark Winne, author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty on:

•Thursday, June 12th, 7:30 pm •First Congregational UCC - Fellowship Hall at 1126 SW Park Avenue, Portland •Suggested Donation at the Door •Book Purchase and Signing On-site

For questions or more information, contact Growing Gardens at 503.284.8420.

You can also check our website for information on other events at www.growing-gardens.org.

This event is sponsored by Growing Gardens with support from the Oregon Food Bank.

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Join John Kitzhaber and the Archimedes Movement on June 14th

John Kitzhaber invites you to join him on June 14th for The Archimedes Movement's 1st Annual Membership Conference at Lewis & Clark College.

For full details use link below:

http://www.wecandobetter.org/annual-meeting

The mission of the Archimedes Movement is to create a new space for civic engagement outside our traditional legislative and governance structures to advance solutions to the common problems we face – starting with the crisis in the U.S. health care system.

www.wecandobetter.org

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Press Release: RACC Requests Proposals for Artistic Projects in 2009

For immediate release Contact: Mary Bauer, Communications Associate Regional Arts & Culture Council | www.racc.org 108 NW 9th Avenue, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97209-3318 503.823.5111 | email: [email protected] Through vision, leadership and service, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) works to integrate arts and culture in all aspects of community life.

June 6, 2008

Regional Arts & Culture Council Requests Proposals for Artistic Projects in 2009

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Community Trees Unveiling and Celebration at The ReBuilding Center

The ReBuilding Center of Our United Villages invites you to attend the grand unveiling of a community art sculpture called The Community Trees. Located in the Community Gathering Space on Mississippi Avenue, the three-story sculpture features cob tree trunks topped with branches and leaves crafted from reclaimed metal and household objects donated by community members.

 

WHAT: Community Trees Unveiling and Celebration

Brief stories from community members, artists, an Afro-Pop dance performance, and light refreshments

 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 9, 2008.

6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

 

WHERE: The ReBuilding Center

3625 N. Mississippi Ave

Portland, OR 97227

 

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Secretary of State Bill Bradbury presents ‘Global Warming and its Impact on Oregon’ w/discussion of peak oil's implications

http://portlandpeakoil.org/discussion/bradbury

Secretary of State Bill Bradbury presents ‘Global Warming and its Impact on Oregon’ w/discussion of peak oil's implications. John Kaufmann of the Oregon Department of Energy will also be on hand.

Start: Jun 11 2008 - 7:00pm End: Jun 11 2008 - 9:00pm

Portland, Ore. June 11th, 2008—Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury, who completed a rigorous training program led by former Vice President Al Gore, will present and educate about issues and solution surrounding global warming on June 11th at St. Francis of Assisi Church (corner of 12th and SE Pine).

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Jobs & Internships

Resolutions Northwest seeks Board Members

Resolutions Northwest (RNW), a mid-size nonprofit organization that helps Oregon's kids, families, and communities resolve conflict, is seeking Board members! 3 - 5 years nonprofit management or accounting experience desired. Questions? Email Betsy Coddington, [email protected] and find out more about the largest provider of mediation and conflict resolution services in Oregon by going to the website, www.resolutionsnorthwest.org.

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Job: Program Director Community Cycling Center

Program Director

The Community Cycling Center works to broaden access to cycling and its benefits through hands-on programs, volunteer projects, and our neighborhood bike shop. We believe bicycles are a tool for empowerment and a vehicle for change. This position is located at the Community Cycling Center offices at MLK and Shaver in Northeast Portland. Visit www.CommunityCyclingCenter.org for more information about us.

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Come work for Catholic Charities...providing help, creating hope.

Catholic Charities is currently accepting applications for the following open positions:

Qualified Mental Health Associate

Community Mental Health Worker

Parent-Child Development Services Family Mentor

Parent-Child Development Services Parent Educator

Domestic Violence Advocate (Outstationed at DHS)

Pregnancy Support and Adoption Receptionist/Office Coordinator

Refugee Resettlement Donation Coordinator For more information and to download an application form, please visit our website: www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org

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Match Support Specialist Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Match Support Specialist Position Description

 

Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing match support to ensure child safety, positive impacts for youth, constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and a strong sense of affiliation with BBBS on the part of volunteers. The successful incumbent will produce positive outcomes in the following areas: match closure rate, frequency of match closures, average match length, volunteer rematch rate, and customer satisfaction.

 

Position Responsibilities

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Portland Camp Fire seeks Fundraising / Development Intern

Join us at Camp Namanu for our “Blue Jeans and BBQ” fundraiser – August 2, 2008

A day of camp activities, gourmet BBQ dinner, adventure auctions, and lot s’more!

See www.portlandcampfire.org

 

Camp Fire USA is a co-educational nonprofit organization that builds caring, confident youth and future leaders. Since 1910, the Portland Metro Council has been an innovative leader in youth-led community service and proactive youth development. Through year-around educational and recreational opportunities and experiences, Camp Fire gives young people the tools they need to be successful at home, at school, and in the larger community. For more information, visit www.portlandcampfire.org.

 

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Bilingual Program Assistant for Workers' Rights Organization

Northwest Workers' Justice Project ("NWJP") is hiring a part-time Program Assistant for summer of 2008. NWJP, located in Portland, OR, is a non-profit organization that advocates for low wage workers' rights locally, nationally, and internationally through legislative reform, legal representation, and outreach. We currently represent over 100 workers, the majority of whom are Spanish speaking, in approximately 35 cases. Responsibilities of the Program Assistant include written and spoken communication with clients, fund raising including grant applications, and some administrative tasks. There are no specific educational requirements, but applicants must be proficient in written and spoken Spanish and English. Women, persons of color, and LGBT persons are encouraged to apply.

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Oregon State Service Corps/AmeriCorps Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Clackamas County

Oregon State service corps position description

Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest – www.bbbsnorthwest.org

Organization Mission: Our mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.

Position: Clackamas County Teen Program Coordinators           

Location: 18670 Willamette Dr. West Linn, OR 97068

Summary of Position:

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Part-Time Marketing Assistant Position Available

Miracle Theatre Group is seeking an assistant to support marketing and development efforts during our 2008-2009 25th Anniversary Season. Flexible schedule, computer and communication skills required; knowledge of social marketing tools and Spanish helpful. Commensurate with a candidate’s skills, potential duties may include administrative support, box-office ticketing, donor cultivation, copywriting, marketing research, group sales, representing the theatre at external events, etc. This half-time position begins mid- to late summer and may be supplemented with evening/weekend front-of-house assignments. To apply, send resume and cover letter to Marketing Director Tim Krause at [email protected] by June 13, 2008. No phone calls, please.

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HR Position - LifeWorks NW

Recruitment Specialist (Full Time) Location: Cedar Mill  LifeWorks NW is a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization with approximately 600 employees in the Portland metro area. We are looking for a Recruitment Specialist to join our Human Resources Team. This position will be responsible for all recruiting, Affirmative Action plan and miscellaneous HR responsibilities. Requires minimum 2 years prior recruitment experience preferably in a non-profit environment. Prior experience with Affirmative Action plans a plus. Strong communications and computer skills. Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus. 

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Position available: Protect the Best Volunteer Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

A m e r i C o r p s P o s i t i o n D e s c r i p t i o n

Position Title: Volunteer Coordinator

Project Sponsor: City of Portland, Portland Parks and Recreation -

http://portlandonline.com/parks

Project Location: 8545 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, Oregon 97222.

Bus # 33 & 41.

Position Summary: The Volunteer Coordinator will work with "Friends" groups in four different parks around the Portland, Metropolitan area to build organizational capacity (40%); organize restoration projects (40%) and train volunteers in best restoration practices. During planting season, assist the natural resources volunteer coordinator and work in the field with local student groups (20% of the time).

General Responsibilities:

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Social Justice Administrative Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Administrative Assistant/Accounting Clerk

The Oregon Center for Christian Values (OCCV) seeks to hire an Administrative Assistant who has excellent administrative, organizational and bookkeeping skills. OCCV is an ecumenical, Christian-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, formed to create a network of Christian clergy and lay people in Oregon, working together for the common good, by promoting public policies that reflect Christ’s priorities. More information about OCCV is available at www.OCCV.org.

Job location: North Portland

Hours worked per week: 20

Salary: $10.00 per hour

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Environmental Educator- AmeriCorps Position

This position is in partnership with the Northwest Service Academy (NWSA), an AmeriCorps program of ESD 112. NWSA’s Mission is: To preserve and restore the natural environment and to develop community leaders through service and community partnerships.

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Job: Case Manager for Seniors at IRCO

POSITION: Case Manager.

SALARY: $25,526 – $31,396/yr + Benefits.

LOCATION: 2900 SE 122nd , Portland.

SCHEDULE: Full Time, Mon-Fri; 8:00a – 5:00p.

APPLY AT: www.irco.org

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Part-time AmeriCorps Position--After-School Activities Provider

Human Solutions, a non-profit social service agency in outer SE Portland seeks an energetic and committed individual to serve as a part-time AmeriCorps member at two low-income housing projects. The After-School Activities Provider will design after school programs and recruit youth participants. Recruiting additional volunteers will be essential to the success of the programs. This is a great opportunity to use your Russian language skills since most of the children have Russian as their first language. However, the ability to speak Russian is not a requirement for this position.

This position begin September 2008.

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Job posting - Portland Impact - Director of Children, Youth and Family

Director of Children, Youth and Family Services– Portland Impact

Portland Impact is a non-profit agency helping people achieve and maintain self-sufficiency and to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty. We are looking a motivated individual to join our Family and Youth department. Please go to our website www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm for information about the following position: Director – Children, Youth and Family Services.

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Meals on Wheels Coordinator

Coordinator wanted 6 hours/day Mon - Fri in the Portland area at 3725 SE Milwaukie, for Meals on Wheels senior meal lunch program to schedule volunteer drivers. Keep and maintain accurate records for MOW clients and assist with coordination of packing and pick up of MOW delivery. 1. Experience in management or volunteer program management. 2. Ability to establish good working relationships with all types of people. 3. Good recordkeeping and organizational skills. 4. Experience in the development of activities and programs for senior citizens. MUST FILL OUT A LOAVES & FISHES APPLICATION. Forms available at Loaves & Fishes Resource Center, 7710 SW 31st, Portland, or; www.loavesandfishesonline.org.

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Program Assistant

Program Assistant(31 hours week - some weekend hours) in the Portland area (1032 SW Main) for a senior meal program to assist in the efficient operation of the center. Plan, schedule and coordinate senior activities. Recruit train and schedule volunteers. Oversee the weekend and holiday meal program. Required Qualifications: 1. Associate degree or experience overseeing an activities program for seniors. 2. Skill and motivation to work with a multicultural and socially diverse population. 3. Strong publlic and community relations skills. 4. Good recordkeeping and organizational skills. 5. Computer skills. 6. Car available for job tasks. 7. Valid Food Handlers Certification. MUST FILL OUT A LOAVES & FISHES APPLICATION.

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Free Geek is hiring a Hardware Donations Intern!

Free Geek is a 501(c)(3) not for profit community organization that recycles used technology to provide computers, education, internet access and job skills training to those in need in exchange for community service.

Free Geek is hiring a Hardware Donations Intern! Do you love making order out of chaos, learning about all kinds of computer equipment, meeting people, working with volunteers? If so, follow this link to learn more about the job and for details on how to apply: http://www.freegeek.org/jobs/index.php. There are two positions posted. The Hardware Donations Internship is the second listing.

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211info--Full Time Line Supervisor

POSITION TITLE: Line Supervisor

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt, Hourly

REPORTS TO: Call Center Manager SUPERVISES: Information & Referral Specialist

PURPOSE: Under the direction of the Call Center Manager, the Line Supervisor is responsible for assuring that telephone lines handled at the agency are answered during all hours of operation maintaining AIRS standards.

DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS

1.Under the direction of the Call Center Manager, perform ACD and special program monitoring, management, analysis, review and reporting.

2.Serve as liaison between Information & Referral Specialists and the Resource Department Specialists to communicate needs or changes in the database from the standpoint of their assigned department.

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OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS

OUTSIDE IN - OPEN POSITIONS –  Housing Specialist - Open Until Filled Transitional Housing Program for culturally diverse youth 16-21. Includes some weekend, evening and overnight shifts. Work in team with lead responsibilities. Min. quals: 2 yrs experience in the areas of at-risk youth, homeless youth, or shelter/housing programs, and BA/BS in a related field. Bilingual English/Spanish REQUIRED. Diversity highly valued. $11.00/hr + full benefits. Resource & Activity Specialist (PAID INTERNSHIP) - Open Until Filled Work with culturally diverse homeless youth in the Day Program.

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Nonprofit News

Free Printer Ink/Toner Cartridges

We have two brand new printer cartridges for the HP LaserJet 4000/4500 printer (printer cartridge # is C4127X). The cartridges contain black ink and are for high-volume printing. Please contact [email protected] if your organization can pick these up from our offices (Legal Aid Services of Oregon, 921 SW Washington Street, 5th Floor). We’ll recycle the cartridges if there are no takers by Friday, June 13th.

 

Thanks,

Tara

 

Tara Anderson

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Central Administrative Office

921 SW Washington, Suite 570

Portland, Oregon 97205

Phone: (503) 224-4094

Fax: (503) 417-0147

[email protected]

 

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Oregon 211: Re-issue of RFP for Contractor to Conduct I&R Software Comparison and Evaluation

Oregon 211 (OR211) is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide 2-1-1 Information & Referral (I&R) system in the State of Oregon. The OR211 Technology Committee is currently working to identify a software package to be used for a statewide database of community resources to be shared by regional 2-1-1 call centers and resource database specialists throughout the state as they provide I&R services in their area. This Request for Proposal is to identify a contractor who will engage with local stakeholders in a comparative evaluation of I&R database programs.

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Help LGBTQI senior citizens

Dear Friends

Share a minute of your time for ERA, to help LGBTQI senior citizens, the frail and elderly, please.Your loved ones, and all those you know can vote for ERA, too. One entry per person.click on this link to enter ERA's name and help win this.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2ayxixtfgsdmmx3/start

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Summer Scholarships Available for Girls Yoga Calm Day Camp!

Girls Yoga Calm Day Camp offering Scholarships. Limited space available and scholarships are first come fist serve basis. Locatied in SE Portland(South Tabor). For more info on day camp visit www.yogayouthcounseling.com.

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Click for a Gift to the Future—Buy Gift Trees for Father's Day, Graduation or Any Occasion

A gift tree gets better as it grows. You can buy one for Father's Day, graduation or any occasion. Through Friends of Trees, you can choose from four styles of cards and personalize your message. Friends of Trees will mail your acknowledgment card to the person receiving your gift. All gift trees are planted at natural areas in the Portland-Vancouver metro region. To order your gift tree or grove, click on "Gift Trees" at www.FriendsofTrees.org.

Since 1989, Friends of Trees has planted more than 360,000 trees and native plants in the Portland-Vancouver metro area. Trees reduce air and water pollution, slow climate change, and provide habitat for fish and wildlife.

For more information about gift trees or Friends of Trees, visit www.FriendsofTrees.org.

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Q & A

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Trainings

WORKSHOP: Branding on a Shoestring, Tuesday 6/17 at CubeSpace

An introduction to branding for small businesses and nonprofits, this workshop will define a brand, deconstruct its elements, and outline the process of brand development. Participants will learn to define and evaluate their organization's brand and discover low-cost methods to develop an effective brand and brand strategy.

Presenter: Peter Korchnak, Semiosis Communications Time: Tuesday June 17, 2008, 6:30 - 8:00 PM Location: CubeSpace, 622 SE Grand Ave., Portland Cost: $20, pay at the door.

This workshop is part of the CubeSpace Entrepreneurial Series. More info at semiosiscommunications.com and cubespacepdx.com.

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Volunteering

Engage in Urban Agriculture with Village Gardens

Village Gardens, an urban agriculture program, uses sustainable organic gardening and farming to increase access to healthy food, improve economic opportunities and build unity with low-income residents of North Portland.

This Friday we need your help!

Our Sauvie Island farm needs some garden-loving. You can help by pulling weeds and doing various other farm projects, while also learning more about food security, urban agriculture and the ways in which gardening can unite communities.

Join us from 12:00 (noon)-4:00 pm This Friday, June 6th We could use as many as 15 people – maybe more!

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Oregon State Service Corps/AmeriCorps Position with Big Brothers Big Sisters - Washington County

Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest – www.bbbsnorthwest.org

Organization Mission: Our mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.

Position: Washington County Teen Program Coordinators

Location: 6700 SW 105th Ave, Suite 212 Beaverton, OR 97008

 

Summary of Position:

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University of Portland Service Plunge Needs Volunteer Sites August 21st, 2008

In late August one hundred of our newest University of Portland students will choose to arrive early, specifically in order to begin their University careers by serving our local community. We call this our Service Plunge, organized through the Moreau Center for Service and Leadership. The Service Plunge is a 3-day immersion into Portland, introducing incoming students to our city, social justice issues that face our communities, and to volunteer opportunities available to students throughout their years at the university.

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Teach English to Refugee Youth!

Learn about a new culture!

Volunteers Needed!

MCSI ? Multnomah County School Impact

Are you able and willing to donate your time and skills? Do you like to have fun? Would you be interested in welcoming refugees and immigrants into our community? Would you like to learn about a new culture? Learn a new language? Would you like to be a volunteer/tutor?

Come share, build, and practice your skills by volunteering your time with us!

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help Youth from all over the world. Volunteers will spend one and a half hours a week helping with homework and English, talking about school, life, and the youth?s future.

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Become an OMSI Greeter

Volunteering at OMSI as a Greeter is a great way to get involved with one of the country's top ten science museums. Our Greeters are truly the smiling faces of OMSI and provide our visitors with an outstanding welcome to the museum as they take tickets and check membership cards. As an OMSI Greeter, you'll gain new skills and experience, meet interesting people, and enjoy a fun, family-oriented atmosphere. An enthusiastic attitude is all you need!

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Help everyone ride a bike at Sunday Parkways!

Volunteer to help out at the Bike Shuttle during Sunday Parkways on June 22, when six miles of North Portland neighborhood streets will be closed to traffic from 8am to 2pm. Safer Routes to School – a program that promotes safe walking and biking for elementary school students – will offer free guided bike rides between activity areas, bicycles and helmets included! Volunteers are needed to ride along with hourly shuttle rides and to help fit helmets and bicycles for participants. No special skills required, training provided.

To volunteer or for more information please contact Taylor Sutton, 503-823-5291, [email protected] Happy travels!

Sunday Parkways: http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=46103

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