Third summer session begins
Location: SUNY Oswego
Saturday, July 4, 5:51 p.m. - 5:51 p.m.
Rice Creek Ramble
Guided walk showing visitors what creatures are around, what they eat and where they live. Participants should dress for the weather and call 312-6677 the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Program size is limited; unable to accommodate groups. An adult must accompany children. Free.
Location: Rice Creek Field Station
Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. - noon
Men's Soccer vs. St John Fisher Scrimmage (Time TBA)
Saturday, July 4, 5:52 p.m. - 5:52 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Tuesday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
Visit http://www.facebook.com/events/453070221388940 for the latest locations or suggest your own!
Location: Various Cities
Thursday, July 16, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Harborfest Housing Available
Saturday, July 4, 5:53 p.m. - 5:53 p.m.
Are you interested in obtaining a long term volunteer position? Browse the links below to find a volunteer position that is right for you!
Volunteers For Peace
Global Service Corps
International Partnership for Service Learning
Global Volunteer Network
Housing and Homelessness
NEW AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities
The Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College is hiring for two AmeriCorps*VISTA positions for the 2015-2016 academic year!
(1) Position: Literacy and Mentoring CoordinatorDescription: The AmeriCorps*VISTA will assist Tucker staff in improving and supporting the center's literacy education and mentoring outreach. The VISTA will directly redesign the training curriculum for the America Reads K-3 literacy tutoring program. Additionally, the VISTA will develop and execute a plan to expand an outdoor mentoring and leadership development program for middle school students. Finally, the VISTA will develop a college-positive training for Tucker volunteers and assist with overall volunteer recruitment efforts. To apply, please visit http://1.usa.gov/1CL4zhg.
(2) Position: College Pathways CoordinatorDescription: The Summer Enrichment at Dartmouth (SEAD) program empowers promising high school students from under-resourced backgrounds to thrive in high school and college. The SEAD AmeriCorps*VISTA will directly advise and support SEAD alumni in college and coach current SEAD students (high school seniors) throughout the college application process. The VISTA will continue to develop and assess a comprehensive and multi-year "College Knowledge" curriculum to ensure students' college readiness and persistence. To apply, please visit http://1.usa.gov/1FNk4fX.
Concordia University AmeriCorps VISTA
Brief Summary: The AmeriCorps Member will serve at Concordia University in the Office of Service Leadership. One of the primary functions will be to recruit and train college students from Concordia to act as college access coaches to economically disadvantaged K-12 youth attending NE Portland schools through the Student Service Corps program. The College Access Corps member will also plan and recruit Concordia students and high school students for National Days of Service programming focused on serving the needs of the Portland community that will contribute to the educational success of this community's youth. In pursuit of both of these efforts, the College Access Corps Coordinator will also be establishing infrastructure on a deeper level that will support the ability for Concordia and its students to best support these efforts and allocate resources to this work.
AmeriCorps Member Benefits:• A living stipend of $12,530 (distributed over 10.5 months)• An education award of $5,730• Basic Health Care Plan• Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans Concordia Benefits:• Free housing option of a 2-bedroom shared apartment on-campus.• Campus meal plan with declining balance. To apply: Email cover letter, resume, and names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 current references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, mail items to Amy Dickerson, Assistant Director for Service Leadership , Concordia University, 2811 NE Holman, Portland, OR 97211.
MACC AmeriCorps VISTA
Through their assigned partnerships, MACC AmeriCorps*VISTA members will seek to improve K-12 student outcomes in three areas:
School Readiness; K-12 Success; and Post Secondary Success. They will develop new programs, improve and expand existing ones, and strive to recruit, train and support a cadre
of college student volunteers to engage with youth in intentional and impactful ways across the state of Massachusetts.
How to Apply
Fill out the AmeriCorps application at
Send resume and cover letter to :
*Explain your interest in MACC
VISTA and why you are best
suited for the program in your
Otterbein University AmeriCorps VISTA
Otterbein University, a small liberal arts institution in beautiful Westerville, Ohio (a suburb of Columbus), will be hosting an Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA who will serve as a Community Outreach Coordinator for the Connect2Complete program. This is a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA position sponsored by Ohio Campus Compact. Working through our award-winning Center for Community Engagement, the VISTA will train a cohort of Peer Advocates to mentor students through barriers typically experienced by underserved college students by implementing an innovative program that incorporates community service as a retention strategy. The VISTA will also coordinate signature service events, work with service-learning faculty, and manage innovative service projects (including activities at the Otterbein Community Garden!) to alleviate poverty and food insecurity.
Includes FREE HOUSING in a furnished one-bedroom apartment on campus in a residence hall (utilities included), a living allowance of $973/month (pre-tax), health benefits, relocation allowance, free parking pass, and a $5550 Education Award, or End-of-Service Stipend of $1500.
To apply, please submit an AmeriCorps*VISTA application online at www.americorps.org
*IMPORTANT* - You must indicate your interest in Ohio Campus Compact
Please also email a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 13 to: Melissa Gilbert -
PACC AmeriCorps VISTA
In conjunction with the PA State Office of the Corporation for National and Community Service
(CNCS), Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) is pleased to announce the following 2015-2016
AmeriCorps*VISTA opportunities. With the main goal of eradicating poverty and building long-term
capacity for communities, PACC*VISTA members serve across Pennsylvania at institutions of higher
education and respective community partners. Twenty-seven positions and one VISTA Leader
position are available in the 2015-2016 program year in three main focus areas: Education: K-12
Readiness & Success and Post-Secondary Readiness & Success; Healthy Futures: Nutritious Food
Access & Education and Access to Health Care; and Veterans and Military Families.
For additional information about PACC or the overarching PACC*VISTA program, please visit our
website at www.paccompact.org or contact Sarah Garnitz at email@example.com. For more
information about specific service opportunities, please see the 2015-2016 project abstracts listed
in ABC order by focus area.
Position Description: The PACC-VISTA Food Access Coordinator is a 12-month, full time position in the Office of Civic Engagement. Primary responsibilities include the planning and implementation of multiple programs that address food security and hunger. Through these programs that include both a community garden, a hot meal program, and a Snack Pack program, the Food Access Coordinator will promote service-learning and civic engagement opportunities for students and the community. Bucknell University is a private, liberal arts university in Lewisburg, PA.Responsibilities:
- Assist the Advisory Board, the Assistant Director for Service-Learning, the Bucknell plant botanists, and work-study employees in maintaining the Lewisburg Community Garden as a living learning community.
- Schedule and assist in managing volunteers and work-study employees at the Community Harvest hot meal program.
- Plan educational events and programs related to hunger and food justice.
- Maintain a positive relationship with the Lewisburg Borough.
- Coordinate volunteer efforts and promote the long term benefits of community gardening.
- Develop sustainable programing that improves the nutrition and health of the Lewisburg and Milton communities.
- Develop a network of local food access programs that will receive produce from the garden and local gleaning efforts.
- Grant writing and fundraising to support food access programs.
- Develop tools to evaluate client needs
- Communicate with plot renters and establish twice yearly evaluations of programs and patrons.
- Bachelor's degree or 3 years of relevant experience
- Driver's license required
- Comfort and experience working with diverse populations
- Strong oral and written communication skills; articulate across demographics
- Strong organizational skills including planning and leading events and experiences, record keeping and data collection.
- Experience managing volunteers and employees
- Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
- Must be available to work evenings and weekends
- Interest in hunger, sustainability, and food justice issues
- Computer competency
Term: July 24, 2015 - July 22, 2016 with mandatory orientation from July 19-23, 2016.
To apply for a PACC*VISTA position, click here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/
Syracuse Tenants VISTA Tenant Organizer Position
The positions are funded for two years through Americorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), a federal program which pays full time VISTA Volunteers a one year renewable stipend to empower people in low income communities. The Tenants Network organizes, trains and assists tenants in improving the building conditions, security and quality of life in their housing.
Commitment to social change and empowerment of lower income peopleExperience in community/tenant organizing and outreach helpfulAbility to understand and translate complex issues into understandable termsStrong written and verbal communication skills;Competent computer skills i.e. Microsoft Word & Excel;Exceptional time and priority management skills;Availability to work evenings regularly and occasional weekends;Must have valid driver's license. Access to a vehicle preferred.
For further info Tenants Network 315-475-8092. Position starts June
To apply: send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Sharon Sherman, Executive Director at SyracuseTenant@aol.com www.SyracuseTenant.org