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Community Service Bulletin

May 8, 2013

Spotlight

Volunteer at Boston's Run to Remember

Date: May 26th, 2013
Time: 5:15AM - 8:30AM
Where: Seaport World Trade Center (Boston)
Register at: http://bit.ly/1296vjE by 5/10/13
Alzheimer's Association volunteersmanh@alz.org

Be Boston Strong and join us for a morning of coffee and bagels, volunteering, and a post-race reception at the Seaport World Trade Center!

Boston's Run to Remember has always been a tribute to law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty over the years. It is produced by a handful of police officers and detectives, who volunteer their time to produce the race. This year, there will be 11,000 runners competing in Half Marathon and 5-Mile distances. As the race organizers have told us, a staggering 3,000 runners have registered since the bombings on Boylston Street. The Alzheimer's Association is managing one of the course's busiest water stops and needs your help to get the job done!

Register at: http://bit.ly/1296vjE

Call Jason Lynch with questions at (617) 393-2023.

One-Time Opportunities

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

May 10: Sausage Fest

Friday, May 10th from 11:30-3 pm at the Student Center steps

Sausage Fest is a fundraiser organized by the MIT Chapter of Sigma Nu every semester in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The brothers of Sigma Nu will be selling delicious hot dogs and refreshing drinks the entire afternoon! The money raised will be donated to the Jimmy Fund Clinic, which focuses on testicular cancer research. More information about the cancer institute and the fund can be found here: http://www.jimmyfund.org/

Two iPod Nanos will be raffled! Come support a great cause and get a chance of winning an awesome prize!

May 13: The Future of Science & Technology in International Development

Monday, May 13, 2013 – 5:30pm – 7pm
Building 34-101

On May 13, 2013, Dr. Alex Dehgan, Science and Technology Adviser to the Administrator at USAID will be giving an address entitled "The Future of Science & Technology in International Development". Dr. Dehgan will discuss the potential for science and technology to address many of international development's greatest challenges, and how USAID's new Higher Education Solution Network and MIT have the opportunity to be at the forefront of that movement. CITE and IDIN, MIT's member initiatives of the HESN will act as hosts.

Dr. Dehgan's address will be followed by a faculty panel discussion and a question-and-answer session.

May 17-19: Volunteers for Breast Cancer Walk

EVENT EVE ALL DAY – FRIDAY, MAY 17
12:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Located at Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St., Boston, MA

OPENING CEREMONY – SATURDAY, MAY 18
4:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Located at UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd. Circle Drive, Boston, MA

CLOSING CEREMONY - SUNDAY, MAY 19
Shift B 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Located at UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd. Circle Drive, Boston, MA

To sign up email volunteer.boston@avonwalk.org or call (617) 722-4140 by May 13. http://www.avonwalk.org/join/walk-volunteer.html

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer would not be possible without the help of hundreds of dedicated Volunteers. During the months leading up to the event, you can help your local Avon Walk office with outreach, recruitment, and organizing. We also need Volunteers to work shifts during Walk weekends — there's something for everyone!

May 19: House Tour Volunteer

11:30 am to 2:30 pm or 2 to 5:00 pm – volunteer by 5/10/13
Sunday May 19, 2013, 12:00- 5:00

Volunteer for a shift, 11:30 am to 2:30 pm or 2 to 5:00 pm and receive a free tour ticket (a $35 value)

The House Tour features an inside look at architectural and landscape renovation, preservation, and history in Newton. Volunteers are needed to greet visitors at the homes, provide general information, and to ensure that everyone enjoys themselves! Support Newton history, have fun, and participate in the 31st Annual House Tour.

For more information email: newtonhousetour@gmail.com or call: 617.796.1463

Visit our website to learn more about the House tour and fill out a form online at: www.historicnewton.org

Jun 2: AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run

Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell Charles River Esplanade in Boston
Time: 7am-2pm (Volunteer shifts vary)

Calling all volunteers! Volunteering for AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run is a great way to both support the fight against AIDS and also have some fun! Each year, AIDS Action Committee relies on hundreds of volunteers to help serve the 10,000+ attendees that participate in the AIDS Walk & 5K Run.

We are looking for talented, dedicated and hard working individuals to fill the following volunteer positions on Sunday, June 2nd:

  • Walk Course Marshals
  • Run Course Marshals
  • Crowd Control/Security
  • Finish Area Volunteers
  • Registration Volunteers
  • Cheerleaders

To sign up, please visit www.aidswalkboston.org and choose “Volunteer” as your participation type. If you can’t volunteer but would like to still participate in the event, we invite you to join us as a Walker or Runner. For more information about volunteering for AIDS Walk Boston & 5K Run 2013, please contact Sharon Glasser, AIDS Walk Volunteer Coordinator at 617.450.1520 or sglasser@aac.org.

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Apply to be a Foundation for Sustainable Development Intern this Summer or Fall! (Deadline 6/1)

Since 1995, FSD has been providing students with rigorous training in community development and supervised internships with our community partners in India, Uganda, Kenya, Argentina, Nicaragua and Bolivia. We offer an intense, immersive program for students looking to gain international development experience and training. We teach skills in project management, grant writing, cross-cultural communication and community organizing that will help catapault your students into high-impact careers.

FSD has built customized programs with 17 universities, and has accepted individual students from hundreds of schools across the country. We welcome discussion with universities interested in partnership or offering our programs to their students as a summer, semester or short-term experience. We strive to co-design curriculum that is at the cutting edge of producing the strongest outcomes in global education and host community impact, and we are dedicated to thinking and re-thinking best practices within the field. In 2013 we are honored to be presenting at numerous educational and international forums: to date we’ve shared our experience at Ashoka U Exchange, Forum on Education Abroad, and the Clinton Global Initiative University, and are looking forward to NAFSA, Cornell's Global Service-Learning Institute, Middlebury's June Institute on Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts, CIEE, and World Affairs Council and many Bay Area events.

If you would like to discuss partnership or opportunities for your students, please contact Anna Welton at anna@fsdinternational.org. More info here: http://www.fsdinternational.org/trainingprograms

Apply for Summer Internships with InVenture!

InVenture is looking for several interns in the following areas: Kenya Field Intern, Marketing & Communications Intern, Policy & Grant Writing Intern, Behavioral Research Intern, Social Performance Intern! If you are interested in any of these positions, contact Ami@inventure.org or dasami@inventure.org and be sure to mention Internship in the subject line. Check out their website for more information!www.inventure.org

Apply for the Code of America Accelerator for Civic Startups! (Deadline 5/ 31)

What's a civic startup?
A civic startup is a startup that creates technology to enhance government and the communities they serve. In last year's Accelerator class we had companies who developed everything from community disaster management tools supporting the Hurricane Sandy victims to APIs for America's education system.

How does it work?
Starting in August the four-month program will turbo-charge the selected startups by providing $25k, mentorship, and access to a broad network of VC's, tech leaders, and governments.

Learn More & Apply: http://codeforamerica.org/accelerator

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