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Community Service Bulletin

March 26, 2014

Spotlight

April 7: Community Service Work-Study summer information session

Monday, April 7, 12-1pm, W11-155

Attend an information session to learn about finding a job locally or anywhere around the country during the summer. Community Service Work-Study is an opportunity for students with Federal work-study to give back to the community and earn a paycheck. Lunch will be served!

http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/work-study/students/index.html

Contact: Linden McEntire, studentworker@mit.edu, 617-253-8065

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Funding, Employment & Longer-Term Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

April 4: Nominate students for the Priscilla King Gray Award for Public Service (deadline extended!)

New! Now for graduate and undergraduate students. Nominations are now open.

The graduate PKG Award is co-sponsored by the GSC and PSC; the undergraduate PKG Award is co-sponsored by the UA and PSC.

http://awards.mit.edu/node/1

April 6 and/or 9: Make book folders that improve reading for children (sign up by April 2 or 7)

Sunday, April 6, 2-5 p.m., Hostelling International Boston (Theater District/Chinatown), AND/OR
Wednesday, April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., HEARTH in Boston's South End

Make reading fun and engaging for kindergarteners. Join PMD in supporting GiftsToGive's early literacy initiative, which provides books and reading comprehension tools for parents.

Help compile and design colorful, informational folders about books. The folders will contain information about the author, summary, introduction, challenging words, conversation starters, etc. No special art skills are required, but the project does require fine motor skills and attention to detail.

When you are sure you can commit to the entire session, sign up at:

People Making a Difference (PMD): Lori Tsuruda '89, lori@pmd.org, 781-963-0373

Ongoing Opportunities

March 31-April 5: Cradles to Crayons Drive

When: March 31-April 5, 2014
Where: The donation drop-off bin is located in the front lobby of McCormick Hall

Donate to the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory! Cradles to Crayons (C2C) provides children ages 0-12 living in low-income situations with items they need to thrive at home, at school, and at play.

McCormick Hall is hosting a drive in the lobby of McCormick from March 31-April 5. We are looking for new or gently used children's clothing, books, toys, and other items. If you're going home for Spring Break, consider looking for items you may be able to bring back and donate. See the link for more information about what items you can donate!

https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/sites/default/files/DonationGuidelines9.22.2011.pdf

Contact: mcc-communityservice@mit.edu

Seeking tutor(s) for math, Latin, and Spanish

I am seeking a tutor for my daughter who is a 9th grade student at Boston Latin School. I would like to get a tutor or tutors in the following subject areas:

Mathematics (9th grade advanced algebra)
Latin
Spanish

Preferably I would like for the tutoring to take place after school during the weekdays, two to three times per week at least. Weekends are possible but the weekdays are preferably.

For further details, questions, and/or interest in this opportunity, you can contact me at:
617-694-6316 or 508-971-7963

Funding, Employment, and Longer-term Opportunities

Coursolve seeking Software Development Engineer (apply by April 1)

Coursolve (http://coursolve.org) is a digital experiential learning platform that enables students and organizations to collaborate and solve real-world problems. We are seeking software engineers for summer 2014. The position will be paid and based out of Boston, likely starting around the second week of June and finishing at the end of August.

Here's a brief description of responsibilities and expectations: https://www.coursolve.org/careers

If you're interested in joining our team, please send an email to hello@coursolve.org with your resume/CV, why you want to work with us, and links to any other projects that you've worked on by April 1, 2014. We are excited to meet you!

College Corps Volunteer Leader with Cradles to Crayons (apply by April 7)

We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated student leaders to participate in Cradles to Crayons’ internship program. As an intern in this program, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in our volunteer operations and take on a leadership role overseeing volunteer groups.

During every two-hour shift in our “Giving Factory,” volunteer groups of 30-100 people work to process the essential goods for children. As a C2C volunteer leader, you will be responsible for educating that group about C2C and managing their volunteer experience at the Giving Factory. Interns will also work closely with the C2C volunteer team to maintain successful warehouse operations and to identify and implement new approaches for improving our volunteer experience. Beyond hands-on work experience, we are committed to ensuring that interns learn about the various components of building a social enterprise. Responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Participate in ongoing orientation/training sessions.
  • Serve as a volunteer leader managing 10-25 person volunteer groups for three 2-hour shifts each week based on the volunteer calendar and your weekly schedule.
  • Attend the weekly 2-hour workshop focused on leadership and career development.
  • Analyze and identify opportunities to improve the volunteer experience and the volunteer management process.

Interns are expected to commit to working the full 12 weeks of the summer program, for an average of 8 hours per week at the Cradles to Crayons Giving Factory located in Brighton, MA.

http://www.cradlestocrayons.org/sites/default/files/College-Corps-Volunteer-Leader-Intern-App.pdf

Contact: Tara Jacobsen, tara@cradlestocrayons.org, 617-779-4728

Seeking volunteer teachers in Ecuador (apply by April 15)

The Village Education Project Summer Volunteer Program is seeking motivated college students to teach in rural Ecuador this summer. Volunteers teach underprivileged students who cannot afford to pay for high school. Using a curriculum designed by Ecuadorian teachers and previous American volunteers, teachers are tasked with preparing their students for their upcoming school year. Ecuadorian students who excel in our Summer Program will receive a full academic scholarship from The Village Education Project. We hope to see you in Ecuador!

The Summer 2014 program lasts from June 15 to August 1, and applications are due by April 15. We have three arrival dates (June 15, 22, and 29) to accommodate any schedule conflicts that you might have.

To find more information and the online application, please visit the Volunteer section of our website: http://www.villageeducation.org/?page_id=40

Contact: Andrew Dorrance, villageeducationvolunteer@gmail.com, 717-574-9470

The MIT 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 MIT 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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