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Digest for September 28, 2010

Digest Contents:

Volunteer with the Clackamas River Basin Council October 2nd
RIPPLE: Oct 7th Recycled Art Auction to Benefit River Clean Up
ROSE Donor Breakfast honors partners working to improve Southeast
NOVAA Annual Conference -Volunteeronomics
Energy Assistance Intake Specialist
Homework Club Assistant
Oregon Woodland Coop (Wash Co.) Seeks Help with Bookkeeping
Volunteer Driver
Director of Consulting Services
AmeriCorps Positions with The Nature Conservancy
October 23 ABCD Training Workshop
Come snowshoe on Mt Hood and track rare carnivores
Global Giveback: Make a Difference While Seeing the World
Give Back While You Gain Experience
Volunteer with Multnomah County
Volunteer at the Forest Park Day of Stewardship: Saturday, 10/16
Tutors needed

Events

Volunteer with the Clackamas River Basin Council October 2nd

Want to spend time removing invasive species and native trees and shrubs while learning about the hands-on art and science of wetland restoration?

 

Consider volunteering with the Clackamas River Basin Council October 2nd. The party will last from 9 a.m. until 12, and all tools, plants, and other necessary items are provided.

 

The party will be located in Sandy, near Jacoby Road. For detailed directions and to register, email [email protected]

 

Thanks!

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RIPPLE: Oct 7th Recycled Art Auction to Benefit River Clean Up

Come to the RiPPLe! Thursday, October 7th First Thursday in the Pearl 6pm-10pm @ KEEN NW 13th and Lovejoy

 

Join us to celebrate another successful river clean up by We Love Clean Rivers with live music, beer/wine, a video contest and fantastic art.

 

Over 300 people extracted 4,000 lbs of trash during WLCRs annual Clackamas Clean Up on September 12, 2010. RiPPLe organized local artists to create art from the recycled materials which will all be featured and sold at the event. Come buy sculptures, paintings, jewelry and join an entire community of artists and environmental activists who work to inspire sustainable lifestyle changes through innovative artistic efforts.

 

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ROSE Donor Breakfast honors partners working to improve Southeast

ROSE Donor Breakfast honors partners working to improve Southeast

 

SOUTHEAST PORTLAND - ROSE Community Development Corp. will honor five people and organizations working to improve Outer Southeast during its fifth annual Donor Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 7. The event is free, though reservations are requested.

 

Since 1992, ROSE has worked to "Revitalize Outer South East" neighborhoods. Building on the belief that a stable home is a keystone for a successful life, ROSE works to create affordable housing in Southeast neighborhoods torn by unemployment and foreclosures.

 

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NOVAA Annual Conference -Volunteeronomics

NOVAA, Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association, presents: 'Volunteeronomics'. This year's conference focuses on making the most of your program during these tight economic times. NOVAA's Annual conference, held November 4, 2010 at the Oregon Zoo, features a wide variety of speakers and workshops for the beginning and advanced manager of volunteers.

 

For information on speakers, agenda, and registration, visit www.novaa.org

 

Registration deadline October 15, 2010.

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Jobs & Internships

Energy Assistance Intake Specialist

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

Energy Assistance Intake Specialist, temporary full time position, length of time dependent on funding but not to exceed 6 months. Person will be responsible for assisting families and individuals complete energy applications for various funding sources to help pay the high cost of heating during the winter months. Must be detail oriented, good time management skills and have basic math skills. Understanding of issues surrounding families in poverty and ability to work with families from diverse ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles. Computer literate, especially with Microsoft Office. High school graduate or equivalent and one year of relevant experience. Send resume and cover sheet to [email protected] Job closes 10-3-10 at 5:00 pm. EOE.

Salary / Pay Rate:Pay $11.07 to $13.28 per hour, no benefits.
more info...

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Homework Club Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Human Solutions
position summary:

Seeking Homework Club Coordinator Assistant for an on-site after-school Homework Club for students in 1st -8th grades that live at low-income housing complexes in the Rockwood area. Homework Club takese place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Each session includes one hour of homework assistance, learning games, and/or enrichment activities that reinforce basic academic learning and social skills, and one hour of an interactive project, themed demonstration or presentation.

Salary / Pay Rate:Unpaid Internship
more info...

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Oregon Woodland Coop (Wash Co.) Seeks Help with Bookkeeping

The Oregon Woodland Cooperative is a nonprofit coop of small landowners primarily in Washington and Yamhill Counties. They are looking for volunteer help with bookkeeping. The Coop services over 50 small landowners in the area. You can read about this progressive bunch of people at: http://www.orwoodlandco-op.com/

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Volunteer Driver

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Neighborhood House
position summary:

Reliable volunteer needed to pick up pastries from a Starbucks on SW Barnes Rd. in Portland, OR 2-3 times per week in the early afternoon or evening. Schedule can be coordinated with Starbucks staff. Pastries will be used to support Neighborhood House's Emergency Food Box Program which serves 600-700 families monthly.

Salary / Pay Rate:Volunteer
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Director of Consulting Services

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:Nonprofit Association of Oregon (formerly TACS)
position summary:

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO), formerly known as TACS, is repositioning several of its key initiatives and seeks a Director of Consulting to provide direct service to Oregon’s nonprofits, as well as serve as the manager for a pool of staff and subcontract nonprofit consultants. This is a salaried staff position.

The ideal candidate for the Director of Consulting position will have at least 10 years’ professional experience in a related field and high standards demonstrated through professional certification. Applicants must evidence a commitment to the NAO mission, demonstrate passion for supporting nonprofits throughout the state of Oregon and be able to travel.

Salary / Pay Rate:competitive
Apply by:October 13, 2010
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AmeriCorps Positions with The Nature Conservancy

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships

Information

organization:The Nature Conservancy
position summary:

The Nature Conservancy’s AmeriCorps Conservation Team needs committed individuals to fill 13 positions in Oregon that will help protect important habitat through science and restoration work. Positions available in: Bend, Enterprise, Eugene, Medford, Klamath Falls, John Day and Portland.

Eliminate noxious weeds, work with volunteers, reduce fire fuels, collect scientific data and assist with important conservation work The Nature Conservancy conducts through AmeriCorps positions that run from Jan. 10 - Dec. 9, 2011. Monthly living stipend and education award provided through AmeriCorps. For more information log onto www.nature.org/careers and search careers in Oregon. Postings close on October 17th.

Salary / Pay Rate:Living allowance of $11,800 annually, health insurance, reimbursement for service-related travel expenses, and are eligible for an education award in the amount of $5,350.
more info...

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Nonprofit News

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Q & A

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Trainings

October 23 ABCD Training Workshop

The Asset Based Community Development approach to community work calls for the engagement of the gifts and resources of the whole community and recognizes that when people are intentional about relationship and use their abilities and talents together, life gets better. (http://www.mike-green.org/essence_of_abcd.php)

 

This training is based on the work of Mike Green and Henry Moore, who published the book: When People Care Enough to Act (Green, 2006). We will draw from your experience and ours to discover how six fundamental strategies that Henry and Mike teach can happen in your community.

 

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Come snowshoe on Mt Hood and track rare carnivores

Cascadia Wild's Wolverine Tracking Project

 

Spend your days snowshoeing in the winter woods.  Learn how to read the tracks animals have left in the snow.  Carry out surveys for rare carnivores that the Forest Service can use when planning their management activities.  Join Cascadia Wild for the Wolverine Tracking Project. 

 

The Wolverine Tracking project provides a space where trackers of all skill levels can come together to strengthen their skills, while helping steward our National Forest by monitoring rare carnivores. Kids are welcome, and no experience is necessary.

 

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Global Giveback: Make a Difference While Seeing the World

Voluntourism: Want to impact the lives of others in need around the globe? Want to expand your role as a global citizen while experiencing a wonderful sense of adventure? Join Life by Design NW in learning how you can combine international travel with meaningful service projects worldwide. It will change your life!

 

Course: Global Giveback

 

Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 30-Oct. 21

 

Time: 6:30-9:00 pm

 

Location: PCC/CLIMB, 1626 SE Water St., Portland

 

Cost: $59 for four classes

 

To register:

 

http://www.pcc.edu/registration/non-credit-registration.html;

 

CRN: 47786

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Volunteering

Give Back While You Gain Experience

There are many exciting opportunities to give back to your community through volunteering with the Department of Human Services in Multnomah County. Take a look at our website to see what might fit with your interests and skills: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/volunteer/ - positions include helping caseworkers with important work in Child Welfare offices, office and reception assistance in Self Sufficiency offices and special projects including fundraising for foster parents and decorating rooms where children in foster care visit with their biological families. In order to volunteer you must complete an online application, go through a background check process and attend a short Orientation.

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Volunteer with Multnomah County

There are many exciting opportunities to give back to your community through volunteering with the Department of Human Services in Multnomah County. Take a look at our website to see what might fit with your interests and skills: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/volunteer/ - positions include helping caseworkers with important work in Child Welfare offices, office and reception assistance in Self Sufficiency offices and special projects including fundraising for foster parents and decorating rooms where children in foster care visit with their biological families. In order to volunteer you must complete an online application, go through a background check process and attend a short Orientation.

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Volunteer at the Forest Park Day of Stewardship: Saturday, 10/16

Join the Forest Park Conservancy for our biggest volunteer work party of the year.

 

What: Forest Park Day of Stewardship

 

When: Saturday, October 16th, 9 am to 12:30 pm.

 

What: FPC will be hosting volunteer projects at six different sites in and around Forest Park, with the focus on habitat restoration. The event will be followed by a volunteer appreciation party complete with food, beverages and a raffle.

 

No previous experience required. FPC will provide all tools and training. Families are welcome.

 

Pre-registration is requested. We can accommodate up to 200 volunteers, and this event has filled up three years running now. To register online:

 

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Tutors needed

Do you have a passion for helping youth? Are you a student needing to fulfill community service/internship requirement? Do you need experience working with youth or in the social service field? Consider sharing your time and knowledge with youth at Leander Court’s Homework Club. We are looking for volunteer tutors.

 

Program description: Homework Club is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm at Leander Court 4620 SE 122nd Ave Portland OR 97236. Tutors help students complete their homework or help students improve on school subjects.

 

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