Service-Learning Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter - Most Recent Issue
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August 17, 2012
1. Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's!
Volunteers needed on Sept. 23
Walk to End Alzheimer’s will engage over 5,000 individuals who are walking to raise the funds and awareness that will help Alzheimer's Association to achieve its vision: A world without Alzheimer’s. Walk will be an even bigger event this year including live music, food, a health fair, and classic car show!
Alzheimer's Association needs a team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers to fill a variety of Walk-Day roles. Volunteers for Walk can help in many ways including set-up, registration, greeting, orientation, and more! There are even shifts available before or after Walk for those who would like to volunteer and walk! Shifts are flexible and there are options for everyone: young and old, individuals, families, or groups.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s and make a difference in lives of those affected by this disease!
When: September 23rd
Location: Portland International Raceway (West Delta Park - 1940 North Victory Boulevard, 97217)
Dates: September 23rd, 2012
Shift Times: Vary by role
For more information, contact: Sam Ellingson, Community Engagement Manager at 503.416.0213 or email@example.com.
2. Donate Life Northwest
Seeking Volunteer or Intern for Hispanic Heritage Month/Donation Awareness!
Donate Life Northwest (www.donatelifenw.org) is a non-profit educational agency in SW Portland. We work with local agencies and partners to provide public education about organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation, and to register Oregonians on our state's anatomical donor registry.
We are hoping to find a volunteer or intern looking for experience as a community outreach coordinator, specifically for our Hispanic Outreach program.
While almost 4,000 Hispanics received organ transplants in 2011, myths regarding donation continue to be major barriers preventing many Hispanics from becoming registered donors. During Hispanic Heritage Month, Donate Life Northwest focuses on providing facts, educating people to encourage them to register as donors. We are looking for someone who is creative, organized, and a skilled communicator to assist with local tie-ins to celebrate and educate.
Email Valerie at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or your resume and an introductory email.
3. Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education (MIKE) Program
Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education (MIKE) Program’s mission is to empower youth to be health leaders--- ambassadors for healthy kidneys---through education, mentorship and community outreach. By providing Mentors to help facilitate our youth projects in conjunction with school or organizational site-based facilitators, MIKE Program engenders the best practices of positive youth development to fulfill its mission.
- Gain valuable in-class teaching, public health, and adolescent mentoring experiences.
- Increase social and emotional service skills.
- Increase cultural intelligence.
- Guide youth to academic and career success.
- Work in a team environment with other mentors.
- Learn about Portland's public health community and education system.
To be a mentor with MIKE Program, all applicants must:
- Be at least 20 years of age.
- Attend all required training sessions.
- Commit to a full school year of weekly mentoring once a week, a minimum of 3 hours.
- Pass the MIKE Program fingerprinting background checks.
- Have an interest in education, youth/child development, health, social services, and other cultures.
Please contact Kim Whitney, MIKE Program Coordinator, at 503-296-7705 or Kim@MIKEProgram.org for more information or assistance. Application materials or volunteer interest forms can be completed through our website, www.MIKEProgram.org.
4. Open Meadow
Internships available – help high-risk youth get their lives back on track!
Established in 1971, Open Meadow is one of Portland’s oldest alternative education programs, each year serving 1,000 youth between the ages of 11–24 who have not fared well in traditional academic settings as well as those who have already dropped out. The mission of Open Meadow is to develop connection, capability, and confidence in disconnected youth through relationship-based, quality learning experiences that result in academic, personal, and community success. Our four programs aim to reengage young people with education and support their transition to postsecondary education and employment.
Open Meadow has several volunteer internships available for the coming school year to support our programs including Open Meadow High School Program Intern, Open Meadow Middle School Program Intern, Step Up Program Intern, Career Services Program Intern. These positions include opportunities to impact various aspects of our program by providing critical operational and program support to our leadership team. Other opportunities include a Cyber Mentor, Events Intern, Communications/Data Intern, and Step Up tutors. Open Meadow internships are voluntary unpaid positions.
5. HouseCall Providers
You Can Be a Home Care and Hospice Volunteer
No human being should be left alone during times need. Yet all too often, people pull away. You can fill that gap by being a companion who provides compassion, a listening ear and support to a person who is seriously ill or near the end of life.
Housecall Providers is an innovative health care provider offering primary-care house calls and hospice services to homebound seniors and people with disabilities throughout the Portland metro area. Volunteers visit patients to provide emotional support, caregiver respite and companionship. Individuals complete 5 comprehensive evening training sessions prior to making visits and receive ongoing education and support.
Our next training will take place at the Housecall Providers office on SE Belmont and sessions are as follows:
Tuesday 8/28 - 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Friday 8/31 - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Tuesday 9/4 - 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Friday 9/7 - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Tuesday 9/11 - 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Volunteers must complete an application and interview prior to being accepted into training. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact: Todd Lawrence, Volunteer Coordinator, 503-988-5336 x 232, email@example.com, or visit our website http://www.housecallproviders.org.
Volunteers are needed throughout the Portland metro area. Individuals are encouraged to wait a year after the loss of a significant person before serving as a Home Hospice volunteer working with patients, families or caregivers.
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