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Digest for April 12, 2010

Digest Contents:

Jewelry Making with Reclaimed Materials Workshop begins April 19
Oregon Wild Wednesday: Getting Beyond the Wolf Wars
Human Power Machines
3rd Annual Art for Africa!
Financial Counselor
Non-profit Cafe Manager
Youth and Volunteer Programs Coordinator
Open Source Web Developer - DRUPAL/LAMP
LifeWorks NW - Clinical Supervisor
LifeWorks NW - Child & Family Therapist
Interim General Manager - Alberta Cooperative Grocery
Development Director for Step It Up, Inc. - THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!
Training in Group Supervision at PSU
Volunteer for Eat Mobile 2010
SOLV IT with Native Plants on April 17th!
Plant Trees with SOLV In Beaverton on April 17th!
Computer-savy volunteers need at Mercy Corps Northwest's Reentry T ransition Center
What does 1,800 volunteers x 3 hours equal?
Celebrate and Restore the Tryon Creek Watershed!
Volunteers Needed April 17 - Invasive Plant Removal
Be an Intersection Superhero at Sunday Parkways!

Events

Jewelry Making with Reclaimed Materials Workshop begins April 19

 

The ReBuilding Center’s Jewelry Making with Reclaimed Materials Workshop:

 

Design and craft jewelry from reclaimed materials in this three day workshop.  Participants will search The ReBuilding Center warehouse for reclaimed items to transform into pieces of jewelry. Fundamentals of jewelry making techniques and tool use will be covered.

 

Monday April 19, 6-8pm, Saturday April 24 and Sunday April 25, 11am-5pm

Tuition: $90

Registration closes Mon April 12 at 5pm.  Register at TRC cashier’s counter or online at www.rebuildingcenter.org/education/classes/   

Email [email protected] for more information.

 

 

Emily Krafft

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Oregon Wild Wednesday: Getting Beyond the Wolf Wars

What: Oregon Wild Wednesday - A free quarterly event open to all-ages. No RSVP required. http://tinyurl.com/wildwed0410

When: Wednesday, April 14th, 6 - 7:30pm

Who: George Wuerthner, Rob Klavins, Oregon Wild, you, and all your friends!

Where: Roots Organic Brewery, event room 1520 SE 7th Avenue Portland, OR 97214 http://www.rootsorganicbrewing.com/

These are interesting times for wolves, their advocates, and detractors.

Though still home to less than 20 wolves, Oregon’s wolf plan is up for review, a Montana judge holds the fate of the species in his hands, and both wildlife advocates & wolf opponents are gearing up for a fight. No wonder the cover of Nat’l Geographic was recently emblazoned with the headline “Wolf Wars”.

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Human Power Machines

Looking for people connected with Human power machines, such as bike power generators, solar powered ovens, hand crank blenders.

The Rebuilding Center is having an event on June 4th to honor volunteers. We would like to feature some of these contraptions or build one that can power music or something else.

These machines would be a featured showcase of Human Power and how appropriate to feature it at a volunteer appreciation event. If you or someone you know is part of the Human power revolution have built a cool tool that they can bring to our event please contact me.

Please connect with Ty Schwoeffermann Volunteer Coordinator 503-467-4985 or [email protected]

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3rd Annual Art for Africa!

A fundraising event to benefit Orkeeswa Secondary School in Tanzania, East Africa

Learn about the connection between education and sustainable development in rural Africa. Discover a unique indigenous culture and innovative grassroots programs.

Sunday, May 2, 2010 • 4pm The Springbox Gallery 2234 NW 24th Avenue Portland, OR

Event Includes: • Hors d'oeurves • Fine Wines & Draught Beer • Live Music • Silent Auction • Fair-trade Maasai & African Jewelry & Crafts • Video presentation by Ashley Holmer, IEFT Co-Founder & Executive Director

Tickets: Pre-Sale: $15/person; Day-of-Event: $20/person

To purchase your tickets now, visit http://www.ieftz.org/index.php?page=Donate.

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Jobs & Internships

Financial Counselor

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Community Housing Resource Center
position summary:

Purpose: To ensure the provision of high quality one-on-one counseling and educational services for clients of the Community Housing Resource Center (CHRC) in Vancouver, WA.

Supervisor: Executive Director

Major Responsibilities:

• Deliver high quality counseling services for Foreclosure Prevention/Loss Mitigation services for homeowners; and Debt Management, Credit Repair and Budget counseling and education services for individuals who want to improve their financial situation and/or become homeowners.

• Assess clients by collecting and analyzing client information including income, credit reports, assets, debts and other personal financial information.

Salary / Pay Rate:Compensation based on experience
more info...

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Non-profit Cafe Manager

Cafe Manager 40 hours/week Salary: $33,380 Classification: Exempt

Non-Profit Cafe primarily serving people experiencing poverty, seeks full-time Cafe Manager to assist in day-to-day cafe operations.

The job duties include: • Supervision • Hiring and training staff • Teamwork • Training barter workers and volunteers • Ability to provide genuine hospitality and conflict resolution is required.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates: • Attention to detail • Developed boundary setting skills • Quick problem solving skills • Solid communication and people skills • Maturity and assertiveness

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Youth and Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Position Summary: The purpose of this position is to enhance collaboration between NFF and the Forest Service (FS) to provide service-learning and conservation education activities on the Mount Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS). Both the FS and NFF work with multiple partners on each forest; through this AmeriCorps position we aim to bring enhanced consistency and coordination to the numerous youth and stewardship programs currently taking place on the MBS. The summer intern will serve as liaison for the organizations coordinating youth programs, bring increased visibility to NFF in Washington, and provide direct support for the FS efforts to engage youth in stewardship activities on the forest.

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Open Source Web Developer - DRUPAL/LAMP

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Multnomah County
position summary:

The Application Services mission is to proactively participate with County customers, infrastructure, other governmental agencies and other resources to supply application service technologies, techniques and human resources to meet County application systems needs. The Team will apply a wide range of technologies and processes to solve business problems. The team’s focus is to manage the supply side of the customer relationship to better utilize the County’s existing assets, to eliminate redundancy and duplication of effort, and to enhance resource utilization (and focus) on priority projects.

Salary / Pay Rate:$33.01 - $40.61 Hourly
more info...

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LifeWorks NW - Clinical Supervisor

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

Touch a single life, and make a whole community stronger. We touch 14,000 lives each year—because life works when you get the support you need.

Who We Are: LifeWorks NW supports people who are working towards a better life. Our expert team delivers the highest quality individual and group treatment through culturally responsive prevention, mental health, and addiction services which benefits children, teens, families, adults, older adults and the community as a whole.

We have the following position open:

Clinical Supervisor (Full Time) Location: Portland, Oregon

Salary / Pay Rate:Negotiable
more info...

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LifeWorks NW - Child & Family Therapist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:LifeWorks NW
position summary:

Touch a single life, and make a whole community stronger. We touch 14,000 lives each year—because life works when you get the support you need.

Who We Are: LifeWorks NW supports people who are working towards a better life. Our expert team delivers the highest quality individual and group treatment through culturally responsive prevention, mental health, and addiction services which benefits children, teens, families, adults, older adults and the community as a whole.

We have the following position open:

Child and Family Therapist (On Call with potential for Full Time) Location: Cedar Mill, Hillsboro, and Tigard

Salary / Pay Rate:Negotiable
more info...

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Interim General Manager - Alberta Cooperative Grocery

The Alberta Cooperative Grocery is seeking an Interim General Manager for a 6 month period to sustain store operations and support a thriving co-op community. More information on the position and how to apply is available at www.albertagrocery.coop/hiring.htm An initial review of applications will be completed Thursday April 15th, 2010 at 6 pm. Position open until filled.

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Development Director for Step It Up, Inc. - THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED!

Step It Up, Inc. (SIU) Development Director Job Description

Step It Up, Inc. is a small nonprofit organization based in Portland, OR that is ready to expand as we procure the resources required! Our work is focused on connecting middle school, high school, and college aged young people with professional career exploration, employment preparedness training, hands-on learning experiences, and mentoring.

We are hiring our first Development Director as a part-time employee. A one-year minimum commitment is required. Applications are being accepted and this position will remain open until filled. See our website at www.stepitupinc.org for SIU information.

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

Training in Group Supervision at PSU

Dear Friends and Colleagues, please join us for: Group Supervision with Lisa Aasheim, Phd Fri April 16 8:30-4

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Volunteering

Volunteer for Eat Mobile 2010

Willamette Week’s annual Eat Mobile food cart event is coming up on Saturday April 24th, and all proceeds will be going to Mercy Corps Northwest, the local economic development office of Mercy Corps. We’ve supported many food carts over the years with funding and small business training, including three who will be taking part in the event (Tabor, SoupCycle and Mono Malo).

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SOLV IT with Native Plants on April 17th!

Be a part of one of the largest Earth Day events in the nation on April 17th and volunteer at Metro's Native Plant Center. Volunteers will plant native herbaceous seedlings into grow-out beds, mulching paths, and build a deer fence to protect the native flowers from browsing by our resident deer family. These seedlings will eventually be planted at Metro's natural area restoration sites throughout the Portland area! This project is taking place as part of SOLV IT, SOLV’s annual Earth Day event and is one of 150 projects going on throughout Oregon!

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Plant Trees with SOLV In Beaverton on April 17th!

Plant Trees and help restore the Tualatin River watershed at Hiteon Creek in Beaverton with SOLV, the City of Beaverton, and Clean Water Services on Saturday, April 17th. By planting native trees and shrubs in these areas volunteers will be creating habitat for future generations of birds and small mammals. We will also be lowering stream temperature and filtering polluted stormwater, improving water quality for fish. We have over 350 trees and shrubs to plant. The event starts at 9am and will be over by 1. This event is taking place as part of SOLV IT, SOLV’s annual Earth Day event and is one of 150 projects taking place throughout Oregon on the 17th!

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Computer-savy volunteers need at Mercy Corps Northwest's Reentry T ransition Center

We are currently looking for volunteers to provide computer training for people transitioning from prison or jail into society at the Reentry Transition Center.

What is the Reentry Transition Center? The Reentry Transition Center (RTC) is a pilot project that maximizes the effectiveness of re-entry efforts through the coordination of government and non-profit agencies. By supporting the successful reentry of ex-offenders, the RTC hopes to reduce recidivism, increase public safety, decrease demand on law enforcement and judicial systems, lower the skyrocketing costs of incarceration, and augment rather than drain the existing tax-base.

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What does 1,800 volunteers x 3 hours equal?

CHANGE.

We need YOU to be a part of Comcast/Hands On Greater Portland Cares Day!

On Saturday, April 24th more than 1,800 volunteers will take part in meeting critical needs in our local community.

Help grow vegetables for hunger relief. Organize school supplies for classrooms in need. Paint a shelter. Beautify local parks.

Sign up for a project today - and while you're at it, invite your friends, colleagues and family to join you in being a part of the impact on April 24th.

Find a project and sign up at www.handsonportland.org TODAY!

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Celebrate and Restore the Tryon Creek Watershed!

Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, April 24th for the first annual Tryon Creek Watershed Wide Event - a day of hands-on restoration and celebration throughout the Tryon Creek Watershed in SW Portland and Lake Oswego.

Volunteers will be removing invasive plant species (such as garlic mustard and English ivy), replacing them by planting natives, picking up trash and building healthy habitat at 10 different sites within the watershed. This work supports continuing efforts to improve habitat in the Tryon Creek Watershed for threatened steelhead and salmon.

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Volunteers Needed April 17 - Invasive Plant Removal

Volunteers are needed for an invasive plant removal April 17 along the Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail.  We will be meeting at the Toothrock Trailhead, Interstate 84 Exit 40 (south of Bonneville Dam) at 10 AM.  The work party is sponsored by the Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.  Tools will be provided. For more information contact the Friends at [email protected] .  

Jeanette Kloos President Friends of the Historic Columbia River Highway [email protected]  

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Be an Intersection Superhero at Sunday Parkways!

Portland Sunday Parkways is more than an event – it’s an experience! Join more than 25,000 Portlanders on Sunday, May 16th – the first of five total Sunday Parkways scheduled for 2010 – for an afternoon of fun (think cycling, walking, running, skating, activities in the park, local food, families and more!)

The May Sunday Parkways will include 5.8 MILES OF CAR-FREE STREETS and four activity-filled parks! Learn more at PortlandSundayParkways.com

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