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Community Service Bulletin

May 14, 2014

Spotlight

May 17: Volunteer and support middle school students on campus

Junior Solar Sprint
MIT Henry Steinbrenner Stadium & Track
May 17, 2014 (Rain date: May 18)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Spend one day enriching the lives of middle school students as they compete at the annual Junior Solar Sprint! During this past spring, over 50 teams of middle school students throughout Boston have worked hard to design and build their own model solar cars. At the Junior Solar Sprint (JSS) on Saturday, May 17th, students race head-to-head and see which team designed the fastest car!

Bring the excitement of each race to life by VOLUNTEERING at the Junior Solar Sprint! Our volunteers ensure the ongoing success of the JSS. Help register and inspect solar cars, run races, and judge each car's design. When you volunteer one day at the JSS, you share your knowledge and passion for hands-on learning and help our students' work in the classroom come to life on the racetrack!

Learn more and contact thomasmukai@citizenschools.org to participate.

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Funding, Employment & Longer-Term Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

June 23-25: Volunteer at PV America and receive a free Full Conference registration! (sign up by June 2)

Apply to volunteer www.pvamericaexpo.com/attend/volunteer

Volunteer at PV America on June 23-25, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and receive a complimentary Full Conference registration, with access to all education sessions, including the General Session and new programs like Master Speakers, Educational Posters, and QuickTalks; nearly 100 exhibitors on the Show Floor; and all networking receptions. Volunteers at PV America have the unique and exciting opportunity to play an active role in New England’s largest education and business-to-business event, focused on the PV solar market.

Ongoing Opportunities

Medical Advocate

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

Volunteers needed to accompany and be present with seniors at doctor appointments to help them feel at ease, and to make sure that their questions are answered and that they understand doctor's comments and instructions regarding medications, diet, and self care. Training and transportation are provided. To volunteer or for further information, contact John Dooley, Medical Advocate Program, at jdooley@eldercare.org or at 617-628-2601.

Sitters Without Borders

Sitters Without Borders is non-profit aimed to help low-income families, who are trying to graduate college, by babysitting their child for short sessions of 4 hours a week. This is a volunteer-run organization composed of altruistic and enthusiastic Bostonians! We are looking for volunteer babysitters who enjoy helping the Boston community. Whether your experience is playing with your little cousin, or if you have an extensive resume with children, we will find a match for you! Sometimes you only need to answer questions such as "Why is the sky blue?" or manage cookie-intake. To apply, visit us at www.SittersWithoutBorders.com or email swob@sitterswithoutborders.com.

Locations are throughout Greater Boston area and are assigned based on volunteer preference. All locations are T-accessible. Depending on your schedule, our volunteers babysit for a maximum of 4 hours each week.

Funding, Employment, and Longer-term Opportunities

Apply to be a Kiva Fellow today! (apply by 5/18)

The Kiva Fellows Program offers qualified individuals the rare opportunity to put their skills to work in support of Kiva’s mission — to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Applicants chosen for the program serve as Kiva’s eyes and ears on the ground, working directly with our Field Partners in the United States and in over 70 countries around the globe, or working to support new initiatives such as Kiva Zip in the U.S. or Kenya. The Kiva Fellowship is an unpaid, volunteer position designed to increase Kiva’s impact and offer participants a unique insider experience.

As a Kiva Fellow, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Make a meaningful difference in the world
  • Understand how microfinance works, from the ground up
  • Gain new knowledge and expertise
  • Travel to exciting destinations
  • Attend a weeklong training at Kiva’s headquarters in San Francisco
  • Contribute to a blog with 20,000+ visitors per month
  • Apply your skills in a new environment
  • Connect to Kiva’s network through 90+ staff members, 500+ former Fellows, and 200+ partner organizations

http://kfpappsite.wordpress.com/about-the-kiva-fellows-program/

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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