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Community Service Bulletin

September 18, 2014

Spotlight

IDEAS Global Challenge Generator Dinner
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 9/25/14 | 6:30 pm
Location: MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst Street, E14-674
Cambridge, MA 02139

Category: Grants + Competitions + Awards
The IDEAS Global Challenge is a competition run by the Public Service Center that encourages students to develop innovative solutions to community problems. Come hear about real-world problems that you can start working on! Join us to mix and mingle with other students interested in social innovation and entrepreneurship, pitch ideas, and meet potential teammates. RSVP here: http://goo.gl/KnQ12m

Contact: Keely Swan | globalchallenge@mit.edu
More information: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/events/view/372

 

Advocacy

Vote With Your Fork | Let's Talk About Food

 

Community service

Food Pantry volunteer | The Harvest Food Pantry

Run Harvest Fest Children’s Activities | PMD

 

Education/Tutoring

Communications Intern | Breakthrough Greater Boston

Development Intern | Breakthrough Greater Boston

Operations Intern | Breakthrough Greater Boston

Science mentoring of middle/high school students | Friends of Math and Science at BLS

Mentor middle school students at MIT! | Office of Engineering Outreach Programs

Four Weeks for America | MIT Public Service Center

 

Environment

Get involved with the brand new Waste Alliance! | MIT Waste Alliance

Enjoy the Outdoors and Celebrate National Public Lands Day | PMD

 

Grants + Competitions + Awards

IDEAS Global Challenge Generator Dinner | MIT Public Service Center

Apply for a Funded Public Service Fellowship or Internship During IAP! | MIT Public Service Center

 

Internships + Employment

Communications Assistant | MIT Public Service Center

IDEAS Publicity & Outreach Assistant Needed | MIT Public Service Center

Advocacy

Vote With Your Fork
Organization: Let's Talk About Food
When: 9/26/14 | 6 - 8 pm
Location:Trinity Church
206 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 2116

Category: Advocacy
It's almost time for our third annual Let's Talk About Food Festival, and we want you to be a part of it. For the first time ever, we're partnering with Food Policy Action to kick-off the festival with a special rally at 6 pm on September 26. To learn more and RSVP today visit: http://bit.ly/Vote-WithYourFork

Contact: Jasmine Ha | jasm.b.ha@gmail.com
More information: http://www.letstalkaboutfood.com/events/

 

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Community service

Food Pantry volunteer
Organization: The Harvest Food Pantry
When: 9/19/14 | 4 pm
Location: Cambridgeport Baptist Church
Putnam Ave & Magazine St
Cambridge, MA 2139

Category: Community service
The Harvest Food Pantry seeks volunteers to help at our twice-monthly sessions, where we distribute food to 70-100 families from around Cambridge and Boston. Pantry sessions are from 8:30 to noon on the first and third Saturdays of each month at the Cambridgeport Baptist Church. In addition, we are in need of help with our food delivery at 4 pm on the Friday before the third Saturday (e.g. this Friday 9/19).

Contact: Aaron Oppenheimer | theharvestfoodpantry@gmail.com

 

Run Harvest Fest Children’s Activities
Organization: People Making a Difference (PMD)
When: 10/5/14 | 12:45 pm to 5:15 pm
RSVP by: 59/27/2014
Location: Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Ave, Union Square
Somerville, MA 2143

Category: Community service
We need volunteers age 12+ to assist youth with fun harvest activities: pumpkin decorating, butter dancing, games, food tasting, and more. The Growing Center garden is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather, learn, and celebrate to grow community. The Center provides a hands-on learning environment for local youth to learn about the natural world, science, community service and cultural issues. Rain date: 10/12.

Contact: Lori Tsuruda, MIT '89 | Lori@pmd.org | *82,1-781-963-0373
More information: https://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd100514

 

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Education/Tutoring

Communications Intern
Organization: Breakthrough Greater Boston
When: 9/22/14
Location: Breakthrough Greater Boston
Cambridge & Boston, MA

Category: Education/Tutoring
The Communications Intern will take an active role in establishing and implementing BTGB’s social media and broader communications strategy. The Communications Intern will be supervised by the Director of Advancement and Development Associate and will also work with the Operations Associate and Executive Director.

Got to our website for other volunteer and internship opportunities.

Contact: Natasha Terhorst | jobs@btgbmail.org | (617) 349-6647
More information: http://www.breakthroughgreaterboston.org/careers

 

Development Intern
Organization: Breakthrough Greater Boston
When: 9/22/14
Location: Breakthrough Greater Boston
Cambridge & Boston, MA

Category: Education/Tutoring
The Development Intern will gain immersive fundraising, communications, and public relations experience at a successful nonprofit. The Development Intern will be supervised by the Director of Advancement and also work with the Development Associate, Operations Associate, and Executive Director.

Got to our website for other volunteer and internship opportunities.

Contact: Natasha Terhorst | jobs@btgbmail.org | (617) 349-6647
More information: http://www.breakthroughgreaterboston.org/careers

 

Operations Intern
Organization: Breakthrough Greater Boston
When: 9/22/14
Location: Breakthrough Greater Boston
Cambridge & Boston, MA

Category: Education/Tutoring
The Operations Intern will gain great experience learning and participating in what goes on behind the scenes of a successful nonprofit. Responsibilities will include assisting in the day-to-day operations of Breakthrough Greater Boston, particularly the financial, logistical, and technological aspects of the organization. The Operations Intern will be supervised by the Operations Associate and also work with the Development Associate, Director of Advancement, and Executive Director.

Got to our website for other volunteer and internship opportunities.

Contact: Natasha Terhorst | jobs@btgbmail.org | (617) 349-6647
More information: http://www.breakthroughgreaterboston.org/careers

 

Science mentoring of middle/high school students
Organization: Friends of Math and Science at BLS
When: 10/6/14
RSVP by: 0/15/2014
Location: Boston Latin School
Avenue Louis Pasteur, 78
Boston, MA 2115

Category: Education/Tutoring
The Science Mentor Program offers middle/high school students the opportunity to experience experimental science. During the program a mentor meets with his/her student mentee one or two hours after school each week. The mentor is to guide the mentee to form a project, to fulfill the project, and to work with the student to hone their presentation skills.

Contact: Fred Zhang | frederickzhang@yahoo.com | 6178160141
More information: www.blsfms.org

 

Mentor middle school students at MIT!
Organization: Office of Engineering Outreach Programs
When: 10/8/14| One Saturday per month: 10 am - 1 pm
RSVP by: 59/26/2014
Location: MIT
77 Massachusetts Avenue, E38-104
Cambridge, MA 2139

Category: Education/Tutoring
The OEOP is in search of motivated undergraduate and graduate students to serve as mentors for a great group of local middle school students. Commitment is limited to just one Saturday per month for three hours on MIT campus. In addition, we ask that you sustain weekly communication with your mentee via email or phone. This is an inspiring, humbling experience for both mentors and mentees.

Contact: Kathy Dieppa | dieppak@mit.edu | 561-319-5386
More information: http://web.mit.edu/stem/Mentoring_Program.html

 

Four Weeks for America
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 1/5/15 | IAP Program
Location: Locations Across the Country

Category: Education/Tutoring
The MIT Public Service Center and Teach For America have teamed up to offer MIT students an exciting opportunity for IAP 2015. Spend your IAP solving problems that matter, learn about America’s education system, and make a difference for kids -- all expenses paid.

Join us for an Info Session, September 30, 7 - 8 pm, in 4-231.

Contact: Kelsey Boivin | boivink@mit.edu
More information: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/fourweeks/

 

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Environment

Get involved with the brand new Waste Alliance!
Organization: MIT Waste Alliance
When: 9/13/14
RSVP by: 59/30/2014 23:59

Category: Environment
Do you have a secret interest in waste? We do too! MIT Waste Alliance promotes waste-sector research, innovation, and entrepreneurship at MIT. Much work on waste management is done at MIT in various departments. MIT Waste Alliance provides a common forum where such interdisciplinary community of students, researchers, entrepreneurs, practitioners come together and discuss waste-related issues/innovations.

Apply to become one of the founding members of this community: bit.ly/MITWA-apply by 9/30.

Contact: Kevin Kung | kkung@mit.edu

 

Enjoy the Outdoors and Celebrate National Public Lands Day
Organization: People Making a Difference (PMD)
When: 9/27/14 | 01:30 pm to 05 pm
RSVP by: 59/20/2014
Location: Fresh Pond Reservation
Cambridge, MA 2138

Category: Environment
Celebrate National Public Lands Day by helping out at a beautiful greenspace that also serves as Cambridge's drinking water supply. Test water quality, assemble hats and costumes for the upcoming Honk! parade, take visitor census by observing and recording usage, and maintain greenspaces and/or trails to learn how people use and celebrate this space and to increase public enjoyment.

Contact: Lori Tsuruda, MIT '89 | Lori@pmd.org | *82,1-781-963-0373
More information: https://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd092714

 

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Grants + Competitions + Awards

IDEAS Global Challenge Generator Dinner
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 9/25/14 | 6:30 pm
Location: MIT Media Lab
75 Amherst Street, E14-674
Cambridge, MA 02139

Category: Grants + Competitions + Awards
The IDEAS Global Challenge is a competition run by the Public Service Center that encourages students to develop innovative solutions to community problems. Come hear about real-world problems that you can start working on! Join us to mix and mingle with other students interested in social innovation and entrepreneurship, pitch ideas, and meet potential teammates. RSVP here: http://goo.gl/KnQ12m

Contact: Keely Swan | globalchallenge@mit.edu
More information: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/events/view/372

 

Apply for a Funded Public Service Fellowship or Internship During IAP!
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 10/17/14 | 12 pm

Category: Grants + Competitions + Awards
The Fellowships and Internships programs support MIT students working on capacity-building service projects. Students work with community-focused organizations including non-profits and social enterprises. You can create your own project, continue work on an enterprise you already started, or find project ideas on our website. We welcome a wide range of community service projects and support work in the US and abroad. Applications for IAP must be submitted by noon on 10/17!

Contact: Alison Hynd | hynd@mit.edu
More information: http://mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/internshipsandfellowships/index.html

 

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Internships + Employment

Communications Assistant
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 9/25/14 | 3 - 5 hours/week
77 Mass Ave, 4-104
Cambridge, MA 2139

Category: Internships + Employment
Are you interested in learning about outreach and communications? We are hiring a student to help with communications research and implementation. Projects could include social media, research, strategy and brainstorming ideas, image management, as well as creative projects depending on your skills. We are seeking a student who is comfortable working independently, is especially attentive to details, and sees tasks from beginning to end.

Time commitment: 3 to 5 hours a week | Fall/spring, summer, IAP
Compensation: $10/hour

Qualifications:

  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Experience with social media platforms, Google spreadsheets/forms, and other tools is preferred but not required

Application: To apply you will need an updated resume or LinkedIn profile. Fill out our application here: http://bit.ly/psc-job

Contact: Laura Anca Chichisan | clauraa@mit.edu | 617-253-6821

 

MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Publicity & Outreach Assistant Needed
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: TBD | 10 hours/week
Location: MIT

Category: Internships + Employment
Level of Effort: 10 hours/week
Compensation: $10/hour

This assistant will be an integral part of the team that makes the IDEAS Global Challenge, run by the MIT Public Service Center, possible! Depending on student’s skills, this position may be responsible for: overseeing the volunteer crew that helps run events, making publicity happen, designing publicity materials, working with teams, public speaking, assisting with website and social media management, completing research on competition resources, and/or other tasks as needed. Qualifications: must be a full-time student at MIT, ability to multitask; detail oriented; personable; demonstrated writing skills and creativity; interest in the MIT entrepreneurship ecosystem appreciated, experience with Drupal Cloud or other CMS applications is a plus.

Please send your resume and an email/letter of interest to Keely Swan at globalchallenge@mit.edu.

Contact: Keely Swan | globalchallenge@mit.edu
More information: globalchallenge.mit.edu

 

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