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Digest for August 10, 2010

Digest Contents:

Mortgage Default Intake Orientation
Development Director
Tour and Volunteer Coordinator
Shelter Manager Job Posting
Alternative Mothers Support Network Seeking Intern
FRIDAY! Last Day to Apply for Pro-Bono Counsulting
Sm. Containers w/Lids Wanted for Reuse
8/17 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Benefit-Based Marketing
Sept 10-12 Muddy Boot Organic Festival Volunteers
Run for the River 5K and 1K Volunteer Opportunities
FAMILY SERVICE-LEARNING PROJECTS
Alberta Street Fair Volunteers Needed

Events

Mortgage Default Intake Orientation

The Community Housing Resource Center will be holding a free Mortgage Default Orientation on Thursday, August 12th, from 5-6PM at the Center. This workshop is the required first step in learning how to work with your lender and how the Center can assist you in resolving your mortgage issue. You do not need to be in default to get help. No reservations are required. For information, contact 360-690-4496 X105. The Community Housing Resource Center is a HUD certified, non-profit counseling/education center.

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Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Growing Gardens
position summary:

GROWINGGARDENS is hiring an experienced Development Director (DD) to lead GROWINGGARDENS ' enhanced fundraising efforts including major donor, corporate and other value-added funding initiatives.

The DD can expect to work with an enthusiastic executive director and an active board of directors willing and able to work collaboratively to build relationships and raise funds.

Established in 2006, this position is funded at 0.5 FTE. The successful implementation of the program calls for increasing the DD position to full-time by July 2011 assuming sufficient, sustainable funds are raised. This job announcement describes major responsibilities for both half- and full-time positions.

Key Responsibilities: Half-time:

Salary / Pay Rate:Half-time Salary $20,000 to $25,000/year; includes health, vision, preventive dental coverage, retirement plan, generous vacation and holiday schedule, discounted annual transit pass and other transportation compensation and 4 hours a month paid time off for community volunteer involvement.
Apply by:August 24, 2010

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Information

organization:Portland Japanese Garden
position summary:

To apply for this position email cover letter and resume to [email protected] Please write, Tour and Volunteer Coordinator, in the subject line. Inquiries without both items and clear subject line will not be considered. This position closes August 23, 2010 at 5pm. No phones calls or faxes please.

The Tour & Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the volunteer-staffed Tour Program and managing the overall Volunteer Program. It is also responsible for recruiting, screening, placing, and providing general orientation for new volunteers as well as providing for the recognition and retention of all volunteers at the Garden.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Salary / Pay Rate:$15-$17/HR - Commensurate with Experience;Medical, dental, 401K

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Shelter Manager Job Posting

Portland Homeless Family Solutions Job Posting

 

Job Title: Shelter Manager

 

Portland Homeless Family Solutions is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide temporary shelter for families with children, access to transitional resources to get families back into permanent housing, and advocacy for the elimination of family homelessness. Portland Homeless Family Solutions operates the Goose Hollow Family Shelter, a night shelter located at the First United Methodist Church, and Thirteen Salmon Family Center, a day shelter located at the First Unitarian Church.

 

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Alternative Mothers Support Network Seeking Intern

Do you love art? Or have a passion for holistic care and herbal remedies? Are you seeking a chance to make a difference for women in Portland? Come join A Mama Like Me and help us build capacity in the community!

 

Up and coming community-based non-profit for multicultural, artistic mothers is seeking an intern (or two) to help with marketing, events, herbal product-making and fundraising! A Mama Like Me is seeking Doulas, Healers, childcare workers, artists, community organizers, cultural history lovers, policy advocates, graphic/web design wiz, and passionate individuals alike interested in getting in on the ground floor of a growing support network for alternative mamas in the Portland area! All talents that can be shared are appreciated.

 

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Nonprofit News

FRIDAY! Last Day to Apply for Pro-Bono Counsulting

The Community Consulting Program (CCP) is an outreach effort sponsored by the Organizational Development Network of Oregon and provides pro-bono consulting services to Portland area public benefit non-profits. CCP is accepting applications through August 13th for our Fall Round of consulting assistance. For more information, client testimonials, and to download the application, go to the ODN Oregon homepage and look for the CCP link on the left menu: www.ODNoregon.org 

 

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Q & A

Sm. Containers w/Lids Wanted for Reuse

Create Plenty needs those little containers holding 12 fluid ounces or less — and is accepting roll-on and solid deodorant containers, too! All containers must have their original lid, whether it is a cap, pump or a spray nozzle. Glass or metal are preferred, plastic containers must be marked a #1, #2,#4 or #5. All containers will be accepted on a case by case basis.

 

Send an email to [email protected] to confirm & arrange for pick up or drop off location.

 

This is likely to become a regular request, so, Portlanders, start saving lidded containers today!

 

Thank you. For more information, visit: www.createplenty.org

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Trainings

8/17 Mercy Corps NW Seminar: Benefit-Based Marketing

Tuesday, August 17, 6-8pm

 

How do people benefit when they hire you instead of the “other guy?”

 

Susan Rich, writing consultant and creator of the Write it Rich! series, teaches you how to write “benefit-based” copy: The magic ingredient every entrepreneur needs to snag attention, drive traffic, boost sales…and earn more money.

 

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Mercy Corps Northwest works to assist motivated low-income individuals improve their lives through starting or expanding a small business. We provide funding, matched savings and small business classes that help clients increase their economic self-sufficiency through self-employment.

 

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Volunteering

Sept 10-12 Muddy Boot Organic Festival Volunteers

St. Philip Neri’s Muddy Boot Organic Festival A Soulful Celebration of Sustainable Living 2010: Nourishing Spirit: City to Farm

 

www.muddyboot.org 

 

The Annual Muddy Boot Organic Festival is a citywide festival celebrating sustainable products, living and local, organic foods. Muddy Boot is an outdoor venue for education, conversation and celebration about matters of sustainable living. With live music, food, drink, vendor displays, workshops, speakers and walking tours of local sustainable projects, people learn and share in the experience of conscientious living.

 

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Run for the River 5K and 1K Volunteer Opportunities

3 Miles, 2 Bridges, 1 River

With the iconic Willamette River as the backdrop, The Freshwater Trust is partnering with the Portland Triathlon to launch the Run for the River 5K and 1K Stream Stride. The fun run will begin in Waterfront Park, circling around the Willamette River through parks and over bridges and crossing a living finish line to end at the popular post-race festival.

Get Involved! Volunteers are an integral component of our successful and dynamic event. We’d love to have you as part of our team.

Job possibilities include:

* aid stations * course/site setup * course marshals * registration/packet pickup

To volunteer e-mail [email protected]  

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FAMILY SERVICE-LEARNING PROJECTS

Team up with RFH Roots & Shoots for our last service project of the summer on Monday, 8/16, from 2-4pm at Evergreen Park in Hillsboro!

We’ll be doing park patrol and a barkdust project, caring for the environment and our community by beautifying the park and mulching around plants and trails. Tools and snacks provided. Remember to wear protective clothing and a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. If everyone's not too tired by the time we're done, we can hang out and play at the playground and basketball court afterward.

For more info or to RSVP: Anne at [email protected]

Learn more about us at www.resourcesforhealth.org   

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Alberta Street Fair Volunteers Needed

August 21, 2010 We need your help, really you. Yes, you the person reading this right now, not somebody else, you!

 

The Alberta Street Fair will be held August 21st from 11AM - 9PM. We need you for: Set up, passing out programs and proving general information, working in and around the beer garden and main stage, helping at the other stages, helping with the parade, clean up and surely many things we don't even know we need you to help with.

 

Please help us out. You can sign up now at http://www.albertastreetfair.com/alberta-street-fair/volunteers/

 

Thank you in advance!

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