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Community Service Bulletin

November 6, 2013


Tutor and mentor a Cambridge student!

Tutoring Plus of Cambridge is seeking volunteer tutors to meet with a student for one hour each week. Volunteers are matched with one student for the semester based on academic background, availability and student age preference.

Programs run Mondays-Thursdays from 6:00-7:00pm for students in grades 4-8 and Mondays-Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30pm for students in grades 9-12. We have eight sites around Cambridge, many of which are easily accessible from MIT

Contact: Kathryn Fenneman fenneman@tutoringplus.org, 617.349.6588 x422

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Funding/Employment Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

Nov 9: Girls Day @ the MIT Museum

When: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Where: MIT Museum, 265 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139"

The MIT Museum is hosting Superwomen Scientists: Girls Day @ the MIT Museum on Saturday, November 9, from noon until 4pm. Participants will have the opportunity to build chain reactions, explore physics concepts, create with high speed photography and much, much more!

Contact: Faith Dukes dukes@mit.edu


Ongoing Opportunities

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


After-school homework help

Where: East End House, 105 Spring St, Cambridge, MA 02141
When: 2/3PM - 6PM M-F

Volunteer with our school age or after school programs and help our students with homework, study skills and developing their portfolios. A great opportunity to get involved in the Cambridge community and work with kids. There are also opportunities to help with STEM curriculum and program development!

Contact: Anna Katia Zbikowski annakatia@eastendhouse.org, 617-876-4444

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

[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

Global Deeds/ MIT Consulting Board (Nov - July 2013)

Global Deeds, a local 501 (c)(3) charitable organization is looking for faculty and graduate/undergraduate students to form part of our Consulting Board. There are also opportunities to become part of the Board of Advisors, Student Board, and our Board of Directors in Boston upon completion of this consulting engagement. We are working in support of teenagers and young adults living in poverty, and our support is focused on providing access to educational and employment opportunities mainly via the Internet, in addition to community projects in different cities within the US and abroad. We have done a similar engagement with Harvard University in the past, which was very successful, and now we are ready to bring it to the next level with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The following are the duties of the group members and the kind of backgrounds/experience we are seeking for each team:
 - iTEdu Team (4 members). --Computer Programmers (database) & Program Development expert (education)
 - iLike Team (3 managing members). Online Marketing experts. This project requires the participation of people who currently have a large followup online (Facebook/Twitter/YouTube/etc) and who could increase the number of followers of Global Deeds online using their own networks and utilizing other tools such as Google ads, surveys, market research (finding more collaborators), SEO and SMO processes (redesigning our social media pages).
 - iCheck Team (4 members). Professors/Nonprofit Professionals. The iCheck team would be responsible for developing the Standard Operating Procedures within our administration and formulating a recruitment pipeline that is more efficient and attractive to our target institutions and populations.
 - Start-up business experts iPitch Team (3 members). This team will help us re-write our business plan and participate in competitions with us. Grant writing opportunities are available.

Contact; Katherine Montero, kmontero@globaldeeds.org, 978-729-8573

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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