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Community Service Bulletin

July 17, 2013

Spotlight

Prep Meals for People with HIV/AIDS or Other Acute Illnesses

Prepare, chop, and peel fruits & vegetables, meats, etc.
Package meal components (soup, desserts, cereals, etc.)
Clean kitchen and equipment as needed

WHEN: Thursday, July 25; 5:45-8:15PM
WHERE: Community Servings, Jamaica Plain, 200 yards from MBTA Orange Line Stony Brook Station
Off-Street Parking
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, July 18

For additional details and registration instructions, as well as information on more fun, one-time opportunities, please visit: http://www.pmd.org/events.phtml

One-Time Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

One-Time Opportunities

July 24-28: Volunteer at Boston Summer Arts Weekend

The Summer Arts Weekend (SAW) celebrates Boston's thriving arts community by bringing local and national artists to the city. The festival allows Bostonians to experience a range of music, theater and art offerings, in and around Copley Square. In 2012, the Summer Arts Weekend attracted 4,000-6,000 patrons each day! This year we are pleased to announce that the WGBH Art Walk and Art Auction will be a part of this exciting event. We'll definitely need your support to help carry out this year's Art Walk and Art Auction as well as Summer Arts Weekend! This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for those of you who are both passionate about public media and appreciate the Arts!

There are multiple shifts leading up to, during and after the actual events that will take place during Wednesday July 24-Sunday July 28. Summer Arts Walk takes place on Newbury St in Boston, MA. Summer Arts Weekend events take place in Copley Place in Boston, MA. We will also be having volunteers transport artwork so other locations are available. For more information about the available shifts and positions please contact jaime_reese@wgbh.org.

Aug 5: Prep Educational Materials for JumpStart

WHEN: Monday, August 5, 6:30 PM to 9 PM
WHERE: Boston's South Station, Next to Tea Party Ship & Children's Museum

PMD volunteers will assemble and package Otis felt storyboards developed by Jumpstart to engage young readers in this adventure story by bringing the characters into homes and classrooms. This project requires fine motor skills and attention to detail while standing and seated. We seek volunteers age 16 and older. Register by 7/30 at http://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd080513

Aug 10: STEM Education/Lego Volunteer Opportunity

WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and/or 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
WHERE: MIT, Cambridge, Bush Room, 10-105

Team up to build, check, and label LEGO amino acids by copying pictures and samples. For volunteers age 16 and older able to focus for a full, 3-hour shift. While no science knowledge is required, this project does require fine motor skills, manual dexterity,and careful attention to detail while seated. Register yourself by 8/2 at http://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd081013

Ongoing Opportunities

Global Medical Knowledge: Seeking Volunteers

Volunteers needed to work on creating content for Global Medical Knowledge, Inc. a new Cambridge-based non-profit working in global medicine (see: www.globalmedicalknowledge.org). We have already had a program in Malawi and are currently working on a program in Honduras on maternal and child health to reduce mortality.

We need 2-3 people with good computer skills to help supplement our existing IT team to build a portal to carry content including text, videos, etc. for online tutorials on selected medical topics. We have a young enthusiastic team of 8 people that meets monthly in Cambridge that has already made GMK a successful operation.

Please contact Regis de Silva MD at info@globalmedicalknowledge.org.

Go Teach! Apprenticeship Program

Make a difference in children’s lives just by teaching what you know. Become a Citizen Teacher This Fall! We are all experts in something; in our careers, in the lab, on the basketball court, in the garden, or in the kitchen. At Citizen Schools, middle school students work side-by-side with experts like you to explore new fields, learn new skills, and create something real for their community! Citizen Teachers are volunteers who teach middle-school students in low-income communities new skills and expose them to new futures. For ten weeks, volunteers work with a group of 15 students for 90 minutes each week. Volunteers receive up-front training, weekly lesson-plan assistance, and are paired with a trained staff member for on-going in-class support. Volunteer Today!  Citizen Schools runs programs at school sites in Boston and Chelsea. Citizen Schools has a whole library of curriculum you can choose from, or they will work with you to design your own. Check out some great ideas for what to teach!

To volunteer or learn more, fill out an interest form at www.citizenschools.org/volunteer/sign-up/. Take a look at our curriculum library to see what types of classes you can teach: http://www.citizenschools.org/curriculum/.

Campus Locations:
Edwards Middle School, 28 Walker Street, Charlestown
Irving Middle School, 105 Cummins Highway, Roslindale
Dever-McCormack School, 315 Mt., Vernon Street
Orchard Gardens School, 906 Albany Street, Roxbury
Joseph Lee Middle School, 155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester
Joseph Browne School, Chelsea, MA

Please contact Katherine Holland at katherineholland@citizenschools.org or 617-695-2300 ex. 1108 if you have any questions.

Tutor for the BSA

When: Zones are open Monday-Friday. Hours will vary by school
Where: Boston Public High Schools throughout the city
Who We Help: Boston Public School students, specifically current and potential scholar-athletes
Steps to become a tutor: We ask that all interested candidates complete a CORI form and undergo a brief tutor training.

Boston Scholar Athletes is a non- profit organization founded by Suffolk Construction’s CEO, John Fish in collaboration with Mayor Thomas Menino and Superintendent of schools, Dr. Carol Johnson.  The program’s mission is to improve academic achievement through athletics. Through our strong partnership with Boston Public Schools we have successfully implemented 19 school based learning centers which we call “Zones.” In the Zone, we offer scholar-athletes access to school supplies, computers, and free tutoring services.

Please contact Megan Morin at mmorin@bostonscholarathletes.org or 617-517-4598 if you have any questions.

Volunteer Driver/Supporter for Adults with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong is a well-respected 501(c)3 non-profit advocacy organization that empowers self-advocates to speak up for their rights. We are here to empower self-advocates through education so we make choices that improve and enrich our lives. We provide trainings, support local groups and meetings, and organize statewide events. Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong (MASS) has launched New Freedom Volunteer Driver/Supporter Project for self-advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Greater Boston Area. The goal of this project is to provide accessible and efficient transportation and support for self-advocates to attend their self-advocacy, citizen advisory boards, and human rights/diversity meetings. We are seeking individuals to become volunteer drivers and supporters for self-advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities primarily in the Greater Boston area and parts of the North East and the South Coast. We are looking for volunteers who can make strong time commitments, responsible drivers with a car, and people who want to work with the disability community and make a difference.

When: Volunteers will be matched with one or more adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and will drive them to their community meetings once or twice a month depending on the match
Where: Volunteers will driving one or more adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities to community meetings primarily located in the Greater Boston area and parts of the North East and the South Coast

Please contact Iyleen Ismail at iyleen.mass.office@gmail.com or 3109864128 if you have any questions.

Volunteer Tutor

United Somali Youth is a non-profit organization designed to serve Somali youth who are enrolled in Boston Public Schools and is housed at The Islamic Community Center in Boston. The program offers youth academic support, group and individual mentoring, life skills training and summer engagement.

The United Somali Youth After-school Program is seeking tutors to help Somali youth improve and meet academic benchmarks.  The tutors will deliver services to the after-school program at the Islamic Community Center at 100 Malcolm X Blvd, Roxbury, MA. They will offer support 4 days per week Monday-Thursday (3:00 – 6:00) for youth ages 10 -18.  Instruction will focus on reading, writing, math, meeting academic benchmarks and building strong test taking skills.

Contact: Meghan Marshall, meghan2marshall@gmail.com, 781-264-3768

Fellowship/Internship Opportunities

Bikes Not Bombs Hiring an International Programs Coordinator

Bikes Not Bombs is now hiring for a new full-time position, the International Programs Coordinator.  I'm contacting you to ask for your support in sharing this job ad with your extended network to help us find a pool of excellent candidates for the position. https://bikesnotbombs.org/news/hiring-international-programs-coordinator

Here is a brief overview of the position:
The International Programs Coordinator will work closely with the International Programs Director at our Boston office, and will be primarily responsible for coordinating technical assistance and support to Bikes Not Bombs international partners in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. This position includes extensive cross-cultural communication, relationship building, training and facilitation, management of project monitoring systems, container loading logistics organizing and some international travel.

The application process is rolling, and we aim to hire by September 1st - October 15th.

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