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Community Service Bulletin

September 26, 2014

 

Spotlight

Four Weeks for America Info Session
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 9/30/14 | 7 pm
Location: 4-231

Category: Education/Tutoring
The MIT Public Service Center and Teach For America have teamed up to offer MIT students an exciting opportunity for IAP 2015. Spend your IAP solving problems that matter, learn about America’s education system, and make a difference for kids - all expenses paid.

Join us for an info session, September 30, 7 - 8 pm, in 4-231.

Contact: Kelsey Boivin | boivink@mit.edu
More information: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/fourweeks/

 

Community service

Run Harvest Fest Children’s Activities | PMD

Apply for a PSC Expedition Grant for IAP! | PSC

 

Education/Tutoring

Volunteer Sitters | Sitters Without Borders

Need Math/Science Mentors for Students Age 7 - 12 | TTT Mentor Program

Support a Young Learner - Volunteer | Tutoring Plus of Cambridge

Site Director | Let's Get Ready

Volunteer Tutor | MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound

College Ready Program for Seniors Applying to College | Cambridge School Volunteers

Four Weeks for America | PSC

 

Grants + Competitions + Awards

Apply for a Funded Public Service Fellowship or Internship During IAP! | PSC

 

Internships + Employment

MIT IDEAS Publicity & Outreach Assistant Student Worke Needed | PSC

 

Science + Technology

MIT Maker Faire Volunteers Needed! | MIT Maker Faire

 

Work-Study

Community Service Work-Study | PSC

 

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Community service

Run Harvest Fest Children’s Activities
Organization: People Making a Difference (PMD)
When: 10/5/14 | 12:45 pm to 05:15 pm
RSVP by: 9/27/2014
Location: Community Growing Center
22 Vinal Ave.
Somerville, MA 2143

Category: Community service
We need volunteers age 12+ to assist youth with fun harvest activities: pumpkin decorating, butter dancing, games, food tasting, and more. The Growing Center garden is a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to gather, learn, celebrate, and grow as a community. It provides a hands-on learning environment for local youth to learn about the natural world, science, community service, and cultural issues. You can sign up for the 10/12 rain date or both dates.

Contact: Lori Tsuruda, MIT '89 | Lori@pmd.org | *82,1-781-963-0373
More information: https://s.zoomerang.com/s/pmd100514

 

Apply for a PSC Expedition Grant for IAP!
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 10/8/14 | 8 am

Category: Community service
For freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

An Expedition Grant can help you learn about a community and work on local challenges. So, if there's a community challenge that you care about and need to explore before designing a detailed project, this is for you!

Projects can be carried out in the US or abroad. We encourage you to explore issues in a place where you have personal connections or support resources. You will need to identify a community partner who can help you to understand local needs.

Contact: psc@mit.edu
More information: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/expedition

 

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Education/Tutoring

Volunteer Sitters
Organization: Sitters Without Borders
When: 9/26/14 | flexible schedule

Category: Education/Tutoring
Sitters Without Borders provide free childcare to low-income families in which at least one parent is enrolled in college. 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!

Contact: swob@sitterswithoutborders.com
More information: http://www.sitterswithoutborders.com

 

Need Math/Science Mentors for Students Age 7 - 12
Organization: TTT Mentor Program
RSVP by: 9/29/2014
Location: MIT Main Building on Campus
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 2139

Category: Education/Tutoring
TTT Mentor Program is a volunteer run mentoring program for a group of 8 - 12 multicultural students age 7 - 12. Mentors tutor the students in basic or advanced math and assist with the development of a science project for competition. All classes are held on the MIT Campus.

Contact: Kathleen | tttmentorprogram@yahoo.Com
More information: http://www.tttmentorprogram.mysite.com

 

Support a Young Learner - Volunteer
Organization: Tutoring Plus of Cambridge
When: 9/29/14 | 6 - 7 pm
225 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 2139

Category: Education/Tutoring
We are looking for tutor/mentors to commit to one hour each week to meet with their student match! We will match you with a student based on your availability, age group preference, and subject matter expertise.

Contact: Kathryn Fenneman | fenneman@tutoringplus.org | 617-349-6588 x421
More information: www.tutoringplus.org

 

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Site Director
Organization: Let's Get Ready
When: 9/30/14 | Tuesdays 5 pm - 8 pm
Thursdays 5 pm- 8 pm
RSVP by: 10/1/2014
Location: John D. O'Bryant
55 Malcom X Boulevard
Roxbury, Massachusetts 2120

Category: Education/Tutoring
Let's Get Ready (LGR) is America's largest network of student-run college access programs. We provide low-income high school students with free SAT prep, admissions counseling and support services needed to get into and graduate from college. We are looking for coaches who are willing to dedicate three hours of a Tuesday or Thursday to prep students for the SAT.

Contact: Rizel Bobb-Semple | letsgetreadynu@gmail.com | 8573120117
More information: letsgetready.org

 

Volunteer Tutor
Organization: MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound
When: 10/1/14 | Mondays and Thursdays, 3 - 6 pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3 - 7 pm
RSVP by: 9/26/2014
Location: MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Room N52-130
Cambridge, MA 2139

Category: Education/Tutoring
Volunteers are needed to provide academic assistance in Math, English, Science, Social Science and World Language to disadvantaged high school students in our after school program. High school level tutoring experience is preferred. Send a cover letter and resume via email.

Contact: Elaine Thomas | enthomas@mit.edu | 617-253-5124

 

College Ready Program for Seniors Applying to College
Organization: Cambridge School Volunteers
When: 10/8/14 | 2:30 - 5 pm
RSVP by: 10/7/2014
Location: Cambridge Rindge & Latin School (CRLS)
459 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 2138

Category: Education/Tutoring
Volunteers help high school seniors, by assisting with research, applications, and college essays. Volunteers may also help students with financial aid, scholarship apps and supplemental essays. Register online (http://www.csvinc.org/for-volunteers/how-to-get-started/) for the kick-off event on Wed, October 8, from 1 - 4:30 pm. The program will meet on Wednesdays from 2:30 to 5 pm in the CRLS Career and College Resource Center, Room 1501, beginning October 15.

Contact: Laura Margosian | lmargosian@cpsd.us | 617-349-6794
More information: www.csvinc.org

 

Four Weeks for America Info Session
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 9/30/14 | 7 pm
Location: 4-231

Category: Education/Tutoring
The MIT Public Service Center and Teach For America have teamed up to offer MIT students an exciting opportunity for IAP 2015. Spend your IAP solving problems that matter, learn about America’s education system, and make a difference for kids - all expenses paid.

Join us for an info session, September 30, 7 - 8 pm, in 4-231.

Contact: Kelsey Boivin | boivink@mit.edu
More information: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/fourweeks/

 

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Grants + Competitions + Awards

Apply for a Funded Public Service Fellowship or Internship During IAP!
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 10/17/14 | 12 pm

Category: Grants + Competitions + Awards
The Fellowships and Internships programs support MIT students working on capacity-building service projects. Students work with community-focused organizations including non-profits and social enterprises. You can create your own project, continue work on an enterprise you already started, or find project ideas on our website. We welcome a wide range of community service projects and support work in the US and abroad.
Applications for IAP must be submitted by noon on 10/17!

Contact: Alison Hynd | hynd@mit.edu
More information: http://mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/internshipsandfellowships/index.html

 

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Internships + Employment

MIT IDEAS Global Challenge Publicity & Outreach Assistant Needed
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: TBD | 10 hours/week
Location: MIT

Category: Internships + Employment
Level of Effort: 10 hours/week
Compensation: $10/hour

This assistant will be an integral part of the team that makes the IDEAS Global Challenge, run by the MIT Public Service Center, possible! Depending on student’s skills, this position may be responsible for: overseeing the volunteer crew that helps run events, making publicity happen, designing publicity materials, working with teams, public speaking, assisting with website and social media management, completing research on competition resources, and/or other tasks as needed. Qualifications: must be a full-time student at MIT, ability to multitask; detail oriented; personable; demonstrated writing skills and creativity; interest in the MIT entrepreneurship ecosystem appreciated, experience with Drupal Cloud or other CMS applications is a plus.

Please send your resume and an email/letter of interest to Keely Swan at globalchallenge@mit.edu.

Contact: Keely Swan | globalchallenge@mit.edu
More information: globalchallenge.mit.edu

 

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Category: Science + Technology

MIT Maker Faire Volunteers Needed!
Organization: MIT Maker Faire
When: 10/3/14 | 7 am - 7 pm
RSVP by: 9/27/2014
Location: MIT Campus - North Court
Cambridge, MA 02138

Category: Science + Technology
MIT is hosting its first Maker Faire, October 4, 2014. We are still looking for volunteers to help with set-up activities on the evening of October 3 and with Faire activities on October 4. This is open to anyone! We are looking for a minimum of a 3-hour commitment. All volunteers will be given lunch or appropriate meal at beginning or close of their shift and a special MIT Maker Faire volunteer t-shirt.

Contact: Peggy Conant | pconant@mit.edu | 740-359-4808
More information: https://makerfaire.mit.edu

 

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Work-Study

Community Service Work-Study
Organization: MIT Public Service Center
When: 8/19/14

Category: Work-Study
Community Service Work-Study is an opportunity for students with Federal work-study to give back to the community and earn a paycheck. Students who qualify for Federal work-study are able to add to their work experience while assisting nonprofit organizations with finding creative solutions to the problems they face. Consider working at Science Club for Girls, Girls’ Angle, Tutors for All, and many other organizations!

Contact: Linden McEntire | mcentire@mit.edu | 617-253-8065
More information: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/whatwedo/work-study

 

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