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Digest for May 14, 2010

Digest Contents:

Ainsworth in the City--Celebration Weekend
Big Ginormous Book Sale!
Sustainable Living Fair: Food, Wine and Home May 22nd
Field Intern Wanted for West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
Dreamer School Director
Summer SUN Instructor at Whitman SUN School
Volunteer Coordinator
Free Office Furniture
IRS Preparing to Remove Tax Exempt Status From Small Organizations that Assumed they were Exempt From Filing Requirements
Free Mental Health Recovery & Resiliency Training
Alberta Art Hop needs volunteers this Saturday afternoon
Hospice volunteers - Training postponed to July 2010
Be on Board with Create Plenty
The Revolution Will Smell Nice-Volunteer with Create Plenty
Help the Dogs at the Oregon Humane Society

Events

Ainsworth in the City--Celebration Weekend

Dinner & Dance with Oral and Silent Auctions Friday, May 21, 2010, 6:30 – 10:00pm Emanuel Medical Center Medical Office Building Atrium, 501 N. Graham, Portland. Join us for a catered dinner, dance and listening music by Jazz great Dan Gaynor and Friends, and a silent and oral auction. Proceeds benefit the programs of AUCC and LÊP High. Tickets: $50 each or $375 for a table of eight. Call AUCC’s office for more information and tickets, (503) 284-8767

Family Fun Festival and Street Fair Saturday, May 22, 2010, 9am to 3pm Ainsworth United Church of Christ, 2941 NE Ainsworth, Portland The day includes BBQ, a bounce house and other fun activities for children and adults alike, jewelry, plant, rummage and book sales. All are welcome!

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Big Ginormous Book Sale!

Come to our used-book, -CD, -DVD sale on Saturday, May 15, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Choose from tons of used books and help the St. Michael's Youth Group earn funds for their summer mission trip. St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, 1704 NE 43rd Ave., Portland. For more information, please contact Marla McGarry-Lawrence at 503-284-7141 or at [email protected] Enjoy coffee and snacks while you browse the stacks!

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Sustainable Living Fair: Food, Wine and Home May 22nd

Sustainable Living Fair: Food, Wine and Home May 22nd

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Jobs & Internships

Field Intern Wanted for West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

FIELD INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

Opening Date: Monday, May 1, 2010 Closing Date: Friday, May 22, 2010 4:30 PM Starting Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2010

Please submit an application (available on the Employment Opportunties page of our website, www.wmswcd.org), a cover letter, and resume to [email protected]

General Summary This is a limited duration, at will, non-exempt, full-time position which serves as the Field Intern for the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. This position exists to provide assistance to District staff in the areas of water quality, invasives species, habitat restoration, forestry and agricultural land uses. The person filling the position would need to posses knowledge/experience in the following areas:

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Information

organization:"I Have a Dream" Foundation-Oregon
position summary:

Overview of Organization and New Dreamer School Model

The mission of “I Have a Dream” Foundation – Oregon is to help low-income kids succeed in school and college. Through a unique combination of long-term relationships with caring adults, academic and social support services, and creating a “culture of college” starting in third grade, we have doubled or better high school graduation rates for 10 cohorts of 900 total student “Dreamers” over the past twenty years. Building on this success, “I Have a Dream” Oregon has developed a strategic plan that will enable this relatively small non-profit organization to expand our reach over the next ten years from 300 to 3,000 kids annually.

Salary / Pay Rate:Compensation commensurate with experience – annual salary expected to be approximately $80,000. Competitive nonprofit organization benefits package.

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Information

organization:Whitman SUN Program/Impact NW
position summary:

Whitman SUN School is seeking passionate individuals to teach fun classes to students in grades 1-5 during our summer session. A few examples of previous classes include recycle art, hip-hop dance, foreign language, yoga, computers, martial arts, music, hands-on science, puppetry, etc. We are very open to hearing about other class ideas you may have and would like to bring to our summer programming.

The summer session is held Monday through Thursday 8:30am-1:00pm from June 21st through July 23rd, with the possibility to continue the following school-year.

LOCATION: Whitman Elementary School 7326 SE Flavel St Portland OR 97206

Salary / Pay Rate:$10 per hour

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Information

organization:World Affairs Council of Oregon
position summary:

The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with volunteers, interns, staff members and the public maintaining and improving the volunteer program at the World Affairs Council. Successful candidates are able to take initiative, are self-motivated, well organized and personable. As the Volunteer Coordinator you will gain marketable skills in the field of non-profit management, human resources and international relations. The VC’s role is to act as a liaison between staff and volunteers providing administrative support and advancement for the Volunteer and Intern program at the Council.

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume to Mariko Gilman at [email protected]

Primary Responsibilities 1. Ongoing recruitment of volunteers and student interns.

Salary / Pay Rate:This position is unpaid. Compensation comes in the currency of knowledge, new skills, networking opportunities and fun! We require a minimum of 20 hours a week and a three month commitment. Increased hours can lead to increased responsibility. Occasional weekend and evening work required. Student applicants seeking an internship for academic credit must make arrangements for this through their university or college and should submit their university/college guidelines with their application. Credit is entirely at the discretion of the intern’s university or college. All interns and volunteers are encouraged to attend the Council’s monthly lectures and various other programs and to assist with the administration of these events.

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Nonprofit News

Free Office Furniture

Wall-mounted, dry erase board. Features folding, mahogany wood doors and trim. Length: 48" Width: 3.5" Height: 48"

Long, thin, wooden table. Length: 52" Width: 16" Height: 26"

Rolling desk. Square Wooden desktop, metal frame with wheels mounted to the legs.

Email [email protected] for pictures or more details.

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IRS Preparing to Remove Tax Exempt Status From Small Organizations that Assumed they were Exempt From Filing Requirements

*IRS Preparing to Remove Tax Exempt Status From Small Organizations that Assumed they were Exempt From Filing Requirements

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Q & A

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Trainings

Free Mental Health Recovery & Resiliency Training

People with mental illness can and do recover. This workshop covers the 10 recovery components outlined in the SAMHSA Consensus Statement on Recovery and shows you how to assist in the recovery efforts of people with mental illness in your community.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS TRAINING? • Mental Health Service Providers • People who experience mental illness • Employers and general community members • Faith based community members & staff • DVR & WorkSource personnel • Justice system personnel • Any DSHS personnel • Anyone interested in supporting mental health recovery in their community or workplace.

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Volunteering

Alberta Art Hop needs volunteers this Saturday afternoon

Art on Alberta's 11th Annual Art Hop festival is taking place this Saturday, May 15th. We are still in need of a dozen volunteers to help with our 2pm-5pm (afternoon 2) 4:30-7 pm shifts . Please come out for a few hours and help make this a great event!  If interested, contact Abby at [email protected]

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Hospice volunteers - Training postponed to July 2010

The following is a correction on a digest post that ran on May 12, with our apologies. Our training is in June, not October.

Housecall Providers Hospice program will begin a new volunteer training series in June. We are seeking a group of dedicated volunteers to join us.

Housecall Providers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that brings primary care medical housecalls to homebound seniors and people with disabilities throughout the Portland metro area. Our hospice program serves our own patients who are near the end of life. Our goal is help our patients remain in their homes and communities with high-quality care, pain management and family support.

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Be on Board with Create Plenty

Create Plenty is recruiting board members to help strengthen our organization and grow to the next level of service to the community. Your interest in providing leadership, making connections in community and commitment to excellence will help forward the mission of Create Plenty locally and globally. We’re looking for individuals who are excited about building Create Plenty’s model as a social venture, building a more just and sustainable world by applying market-based strategies to solve problems.

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The Revolution Will Smell Nice-Volunteer with Create Plenty

Join Create Plenty as we begin our personal care and home cleaning workshops once again this Spring starting June 1. We will present these workshops every first and third Tuesday and Saturday each month in order to make it more Convenient for you to act according to your values and knowledge: for fewer toxins in your body and the earth, for less packaging to be hauled for recycling, and to support conscientious businesses and organizations.

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Help the Dogs at the Oregon Humane Society

Spruce up Dog Walking Paths with the Oregon Humane Society

Put your gloves on and lend a hand to the Oregon Humane Society! We’ll be working to bark dust our dog walking path, prune bushes, move dirt and level ground, create new paths, weed, plant native plants, remove debris and invasive species (like ivy, blackberry, thistle and scotch broom) to keep our grounds clear and comfortable for both dogs and walkers alike.

Upcoming project dates include:

Saturday, June 5th from 9:00am-1:00pm Saturday, June 12th from 9:00am-1:00pm Saturday, July 24th from 9:00am-1:00pm

Please email Sasha at [email protected] to sign-up. Please include your first and last name, phone number, email address and date you would like to volunteer.

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