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Community Service Bulletin

October 30, 2013


Mentor Middle School Students interested in science and engineering!

The MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs (OEOP) is actively recruiting mentors for our OEOP Middle School Mentoring Program. If you are interested in guiding an incredible student during a crucial point in his or her academic and personal development, please apply!

Each Saturday brunch (see schedule) will give you an opportunity to help reinforce your mentee's understanding of concepts they learned in our summer STEM Program. You and your mentee will work closely with other mentors and middle school students, go on field trips, and participate in social events.

Apply to be a mentor >>

Please email Ryan Rucker at stem@mit.edu if you have any questions.

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Funding/Employment Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Nov 6-8: Volunteer at Crowds and Climate Conference

Kresge Auditorium and the Student Activity Center
November 6th- 7:00 AM until 6:00 PM
November 7th- 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM
November 8th- 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM
*Volunteers can assist in shifts and are not expected to attend the entire event.
Agenda and details at http://climatecolab.org/conference2013.

MIT's Climate CoLab will host its first Crowds and Climate Conference on November 6th, 7th and 8th where we will be discussing how to Mobilizing Crowds to Develop Ideas and Take Action on Climate Change. We will rely on volunteers for several roles of this dynamic event. Some examples include:
-Directing guests move from one location to the other
-Assisting with the facilitation of Friday's Open Space "Unconference"
-Assisting with facilitation of several topic based breakout sessions
-Others as needed

Please email Carter Smith at cjgsmith@mit.edu with your availability each day and she will follow up with details. Let us know if you are interested specifically in tweeting the event.

Nov 9: On Purpose Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 9 am - 1 pm , Room 1.150
Free for MIT students, with lunch provided
Registration required: Register for the workshop on CareerBridge at http://bit.ly/16hgcRG

This workshop will offer you the opportunity to explore your sense of purpose within the current context of your life as a student at MIT, to gain a deeper understanding of the expectations you have of yourself and encounter from others, and to begin to envision next steps in the life-long process of living an authentic professional and personal life.

Sponsored by Global Education & Career Development (GECD) and the Office of Religious Life

Facilitated by Still Harbor: Center for Discernment & Action
Still Harbor’s mission is to offer spiritual formation opportunities to individuals and institutions, entering into dialogue with people from all faith backgrounds and ethical perspectives.

Ongoing Opportunities

Mentoring High School Students in East Boston

Serve as a mentor to a high school student working to complete a science research project in East Boston! You'll have the opportunity to support a team of students (no more than 4) as they continue to work to complete their science fair projects and enter them into various science fairs across the state. This is an exciting and life-changing program - join us to make a difference in the life of our state's students!

This program takes place at the East Boston High School every other Thursday afternoon from 2-3pm. The next session is October 24. East Boston High School is located at 86 White Street, East Boston, MA.
Please contact Jenna Farrell at jenna@massacademysciences.org for more details and if you have questions.

Cambridge Science Festival - Call for Entries! (Deadline 12/6)

Proposal Deadline: December 6, 2013
Festival dates: April 18-27, 2014

The Cambridge Science Festival is busy planning for next year's festival. Every year, individuals, companies, labs, businesses and organizations host events and programs to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) at the festival. Submit lectures, performances, activities for families, exhibits, tours, debates, workshops, or creative new ideas we’ve never imagined.

We look for ideas that celebrate science and technology in ways that combine spirit, interactivity and audience appeal.

Contact: Sung Kim. sungmi@mit.edu. 617-324-4379

Tutor a 6th or 7th Grader in Math at Jackson Mann in Allston

Work with a 6th or 7th grade student in a one-on-one environment to improve their basic math skills. As a tutor working with Tutors for All, you will be responsible for creating an individualized lesson plan for your student each session. You will be a part of a collaborative, award-winning team working to bridge the achievement gap in Boston schools!

Contact: Charlotte Mostertz: cmostertz@tutorsforall.org, 617-863-7758

Writing Tutors Needed

Share your love of writing by becoming a writing tutor at a public high school. Help create a culture of writing. Be a role model for local students, and help them gain skills they need for college and beyond. Help students build confidence and develop as writers across the curriculum. Students need support brainstorming, planning, researching, developing ideas, drafting, and revising. As a tutor, you have the opportunity to build relationships with students and help students become successful writers.

English High School (144 McBride Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130)
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:15-2:20 & Wednesdays 8:1-2:20 after school 2:30-4:00

Boston International High School (100 Maxwell Street Dorchester, MA 02124)
When: Tuesday & Wednesdays 8:00-4:00, 2-4 hour shift once or twice per week

Contact: Anne Shackleford anne.shackleford.jcs@cityofboston.gov.

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Join City Year - Apply Today! (Deadline 11/15)

Looking for a high-impact, meaningful post-graduate opportunity? Apply to City Year, an education-focused nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At our 25 urban locations across the United States, teams of highly-trained corps members serve full-time in schools as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed.

City Year provides real world experiences of incomparable value in terms of personal and professional development. With over 340 hours of training, corps members develop skills that employers seek and have the opportunity to interact with a variety of corporate sponsors and a network of over 20,000 City Year alumni. City Year also partners with graduate schools across the country to provide tuition scholarships exclusively for corps members. Don't miss out on a life-changing opportunity and apply today.

Visit www.cityyear.org/joincorps for more information and to apply today. Next application deadline: November 15th. Applicants must be between 17-24 years old and a U.S Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply.

Want to meet us in person? Come to our upcoming Open House on Monday, November 4th at 6:00pm at our headquarters and Boston site located at 287 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116 (located next to Back Bay Station). RSVP to Thuy at tle@cityyear.org today!

[Graduate Assistant] MIT IDEAS Global Challenge - Job Description

Level of Effort: 18 hours/week
Compensation: $13/hour (depending on experience)

This Graduate Assistant will be an integral part of the team that makes the IDEAS Global Challenge, run by the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, possible! (globalchallenge.mit.edu)

We are seeking a Graduate Assistant to:

  1. Run logistics for several events, large and small, which includes duties such as ordering food, reserving space, contacting A/V, publicizing widely throughout campus, organizing rsvp’s and name tags, etc
  2. Help manage the multitude of details that make the competition a success, including developing communications, working with teams and volunteers.
  3. Provide assistance with website and social media management
  4. Complete research relevant for resource development for the IDEAS Global Challenge (e.g. fundraising, publicity strategies, partnerships, sponsorships, other competitions and innovation projects, etc.)
  5. Other responsibilities as needed.


  1. Must be enrolled in a graduate program within the Boston area
  2. Ability to multitask
  3. Detail oriented
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills
  5. Demonstrated writing skills and creativity
  6. Experience running complex events and/or managing complex tasks
  7. Familiarity and interest in growing MIT’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is a plus

Contact: Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Keely Swan at globalchallenge@mit.edu

[Undergraduate Worker] MIT IDEAS Global Challenge - Job Description

Level of Effort: 10 hours/week
Compensation: $10/hour

This Undergraduate Worker will be an integral part of the team that makes the IDEAS Global Challenge, run by the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, possible! (globalchallenge.mit.edu)

Description: This Undergraduate worker will be an integral part of the team that makes the IDEAS Global Challenge, run by the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, possible! (globalchallenge.mit.edu) Depending on student’s skills, this position may be responsible for: overseeing the volunteer crew that helps run events, making publicity happen, working with teams, assisting with website and social media management, completing research on competition resources, and/or other tasks as needed.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time undergraduate student at MIT. Ability to multitask; Detail oriented; Demonstrated writing skills and creativity. 

Contact: Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Keely Swan at globalchallenge@mit.edu.

[Undergraduate Assistant] Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, Service Programs Coordinator

8-12 hours/week, flexible schedule, fall and spring terms
Compensation: $10/hour

Job Description: Assist the Community Engagement Administrator with various projects and events, including running the MIT Giving Tree, a campus-wide gift drive, in the fall, and coordinating the FSILG&D Challenge, a service challenge for living groups, in the spring. As well as working with City Days, promoting days of service for several groups on campus.
Other work will include helping with special projects and performing general office tasks. Additionally, as a PKG Center staff member, you will pitch in to help the office run smoothly, including doing basic community service advising.

Qualifications: Must be a full-time undergraduate student at MIT. This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in community service and event coordination. You should have excellent organization and interpersonal skills, as well as a sharp attention to detail. Previous program planning experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, a plus but not required. You must be able to work in a busy office with hard working but fun staff!

Contact: Please send your resume and a letter of interest to Kelsey Boivin, boivink@mit.edu

The Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center is not responsible for the quality or safety of outside service agencies, and does not screen volunteer placements or projects. The Community Service Opportunities bulletin is published once a week by the staff of the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center. If you have questions, feel free to call us at 617-253-0742, or stop by 4-104.

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