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Digest for July 18, 2008

Digest Contents:

July 22nd: Planned Parenthood Sexy Tuesdays Annual Ecotrust Event
You're Invited: ReBuilding Center Volunteer Appreciation Event
YMCA Rummage Sale
Hot Pink Salsa Dance!! A Benefit for Code Pink Portland
Join the Forest Park Conservancy for a series of guided hikes
Legislative Director, Office of the Speaker
Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.
Job Posting for Portland Impact: Sabin Elementary SUN Extended Day Coordinator
Catholic Charities: Information Technology Manager
Catholic Charities: 2 Half-time SUN Family Outreach Position Available
Friendly House Community Services Americorps Position - work with Homeless Families
Free Furniture!
New OMSI Podcast: The Center of the Moon and in Space, no one can hear the schoolbell
Can I interview you? Please!
Volunteer for the Safeway Classic!
Volunteer to support local homeless youth!
Volunteer Outreach Workers for Homeless Program
Stream Stewards Program Now Accepting Apps!
Hottest Day of the Year Ride - Volunteer and Ride for FREE!**

Events

July 22nd: Planned Parenthood Sexy Tuesdays Annual Ecotrust Event

Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette’s Sexy Tuesdays event, Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at the Ecotrust Conference Center Rooftop Terrace, 721 NW Ninth, Portland, 5:30pm to 8pm.

Join us for a fabulous summer evening of live music with Amanda Richards, free beer, and great food!

Bring the kids, those 12 and under are free, and we'll have entertainment for them too!  

Enjoy mingling with fun people while supporting a great cause!  All proceeds from this event go to support the programs and services of Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette.  

Advance tickets are $15.  Tickets at the door will be $20.  To purchase tickets or learn more about Sexy Tuesdays, visit www.sexytuesdays.org.  

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You're Invited: ReBuilding Center Volunteer Appreciation Event

The ReBuilding Center invites you to:

Not Your Average Volunteer Appreciation Party

 

Thursday July 24th, 5:30pm-8:00pm

@ The ReBuilding Center

3625 N Mississippi Ave

 

Dear past, present, and future volunteers, 

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YMCA Rummage Sale

At the YMCA Arts Center ~ 6036 SE Foster Road ~ Portland, OR. 97206

FRIDAY JULY 25: 12:00pm-4:00pm ~ SATURDAY JULY 26: 8:00am-3:00pm

All proceeds will go to sending four teens from the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette to a YMCA International Youth Conference in Prague, 2008. For more information on the conference visit www.ymca2008.com

If you have items you would like to donate for the sale please contact Amy Anderton: [email protected] All donations are tax deductible.

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Hot Pink Salsa Dance!! A Benefit for Code Pink Portland

Saturday, July 19th 7 PM Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy

CODEPINK Portland is having a salsa dance fund raiser. Dance lessons, professional performances, a raffle with prizes. Refreshments and tamales, yuuuummm!

$5 - $15 sliding scale with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Come have some fun and help Code Pink raise money to continue the fight for peace and justice.

For more information or to volunteer to help with the event, please contact [email protected]

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Join the Forest Park Conservancy for a series of guided hikes

Break out your boots, dust off your pack and join the Forest Park Conservancy (www.forestparkconservancy.org) for our annual series of guided hikes.

Our Discovery Series is a great opportunity to get outside and learn more about the natural and cultural History of Forest Park. This year, we have once again expanded our offerings, covering a wide variety of topics and terrain for all ages.

We have a number of great hikes scheduled for the upcoming weekend.

Join entomologist Philipp Kirsch for Forest Park Microcosmos at Night, an exploration of insect life. This Saturday, July 19th from 9 pm to 11 pm.

Join Gladys Ruiz and Julie Flusche for Field Geology for kids, a geology primer for the younger set. This Sunday, July 20th from 10 am to noon.

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Jobs & Internships

Legislative Director, Office of the Speaker

The Speaker’s Office has one full-time, continuing staff position to fill as Legislative Director. 

The Legislative Director serves at the pleasure of the Speaker. 

This position has management service benefits.

The full job description and application requirements can be found at www.leg.state.or.us/jobs/

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Positions available with Janus Youth Programs, Inc.

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC.

July 17, 2008

JANUS YOUTH PROGRAMS, INC. has the following positions available.

Janus is a nonprofit agency providing community-based services, including residential and shelter care, to youth referred by OYA and/or DHS, as well as homeless and street-dependent youth. We operate facilities in Oregon and in SW Washington. We are an agency that values diversity and values the contributions made by our staff in helping the youth we serve. All positions involve working together with strong, supportive teams to support and make a difference in a young person’s life.

Administrative Assistant needed full-time to work in both our Fiscal and Human Resources Departments. 

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Job Posting for Portland Impact: Sabin Elementary SUN Extended Day Coordinator

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 for a motivated individual to join our Children, Youth and Family Program in the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) Initiative. SUN brings together city, county and state resources with school districts, parents and neighborhoods. 

To apply for this position please visit our website at http://www.portlandimpact.org/working.htm, where you can download our application. 

The application, your resume and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]

SUN Extended Day Coordinator for Sabin Elementary 

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Catholic Charities: Information Technology Manager

Information Technology Manager - Full-time (40 hours/week). 

Catholic Charities is hiring an  Information Technology Manager that will be responsible for the daily operations of the organization’s I.T. systems and infrastructure, including but not limited to:  providing effective computer service to all users, maintaining servers and server applications, administering security procedures, installing hardware and software, overseeing the transition to a new client database system, providing troubleshooting and technical assistance to end users, managing systems backup, archiving and disaster recovery, and overseeing website development functions. 

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Catholic Charities: 2 Half-time SUN Family Outreach Position Available

Catholic Charities has 2 half-time SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) Family Outreach Coordinator positions available: --one at Hall Elementary, and --one at East Gresham Elementary

For full job descriptions and application form, click here:

http://www.catholiccharitiesoregon.org/employment_job.asp

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Friendly House Community Services Americorps Position - work with Homeless Families

Position Description

Type of Position: LINKS AmeriCorps Member

Length of Term: 450 or 675 hours. Weekly hours are negotiable.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Service Dates: Flexible.

Interviews: Applicants are interviewed & placed on an on-going basis until positions are filled. Interviews are under way.

Position Title: Information and Referral Coordinator (2 positions)

Project Partner: Friendly House, Community Services. http://www.friendlyhouseinc.org/index.html.

Partnering Organization's Mission: Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational and other life-sustaining services.

Project Location: 2617 NW Savier St., Portland, OR 97210

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Nonprofit News

Free Furniture!

We have several desks with matching credenzas and a filing cabinet that are free to a local non-profit.

These are quality items in good condition. Really. If interested, please contact Cathy at The Oregon Community Foundation, 503.227.6846.

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New OMSI Podcast: The Center of the Moon and in Space, no one can hear the schoolbell

New OMSI Podcast: The Center of the Moon and in Space, no one can hear the schoolbell

Sound Science: Providing Illuminating Answers to Wonder-Filled Questions

Tune into OMSI’s podcast, Sound Science, providing illuminating answers to wonder-filled questions. This week's questions are:

How do we know the temperature of the moon's core?

Why does a bell stop ringing in a vacuum?

A new edition of Sound Science is posted every Friday. The podcast is like a radio show, with host Anders Liljeholm asking OMSI educators to respond to questions from people from around the world. The interviews are approximately 5-10 minutes in length.

You can also check out past episodes for more illuminating answers to more wonder-filled questions, including:

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Q & A

Can I interview you? Please!

Oh, I know you are so busy!

But if you could spare 30 minutes for an interview about how your organization develops new programs I would be *so* thankful.

I am trying to get a little deeper into a social innovation scan that I am doing as part of a summer internship and I have a few ideas to share on programming techniques so, hopefully, you will get some good information in return.

If you are interested, please let me know at [email protected] ASAP.

I am trying to set up interviews for next week and I am looking for about 15 folks to interview. Please pass this on to any Program Directors you know who might be interested in sharing their experiences.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Trainings

There are currently no Trainings posts.

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Volunteering

Volunteer for the Safeway Classic!

Mark your calendars!  It’s the annual Safeway Classic Golf Tournament - August 22-24 at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club!  

This is the 37th year that Safeway and the Tournament Golf Foundation will host the LPGA tournament, benefiting Sunshine Division and the Police Activities League among many other local charities.  Last year Sunshine Division received $25,000 for our emergency food program! Sunshine Division is an emergency food and clothing organization in unique partnership with the Portland Police Bureau which serves 600 Portland families each month. 

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Volunteer to support local homeless youth!

Make a difference in your community – Volunteer to support local homeless youth!

New Avenues for Youth has several open volunteer positions, including: 

Community Support Assistants: These positions will help us with all of the “behind-the-scenes” work that needs to happen in the community, such as picking up food and coffee donations from local businesses on a weekly basis, attending fairs and other events to educate the community about our work, and supporting our staff and youth at various yearly events.

Ideal candidates will have a flexible schedule during the week, as many of these tasks involve some daytime hours. 

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Volunteer Outreach Workers for Homeless Program

Volunteer opportunity at New Avenues for Youth: 

Volunteer Outreach Workers are essential to meeting the needs of our outreach program! 

Volunteer outreach workers should be outgoing, ready to walk for 1-2 hour periods, and have the ability to engage with homeless people they encounter on the streets. 

Volunteers will assist in handing out supplies, engage in conversation, and discuss available programs around town for homeless persons to access. Training will be provided in these areas. 

Please contact:  [email protected] for more information

 

Hannah Bohart

Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

New Avenues for Youth

Phone: 503-517-3957

Fax: 503-223-7923

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Stream Stewards Program Now Accepting Apps!

Become a Stream Steward today!  

The Stream Stewards are community members interested in learning more about our environment and how they can promote stewardship in our community.  The Stewards complete hands-on classes, apply their new skills and enjoy social gatherings with like minded individuals.

Free professional level classes taught by local experts on: 

Hydrology, Geology, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Native plants, and Restoration Water Quality.  

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Hottest Day of the Year Ride - Volunteer and Ride for FREE!**

Come support the Community Cycling Center with a bike ride event you will never forget. The Hottest Day of the Year Ride, on Sunday, August 3rd, is a fun bike ride that begins in NW and covers two courses, a family-friendly 15-mile ride and a 40-miler for more experienced riders. On route, riders will experience a giant slip-n-slide and watermelon eating contests. The finish line rewards riders with a cool make-your-own sundae bar and a gigantic good-natured water fight that will attempt to make the world record for largest water fight ever recorded.

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