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Weekly Volunteer Opportunities from HandsOn Twin Cities

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Click on the red links below for registration information for specific volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Tutoring and Mentoring Volunteer Opportunities

ABE/GED Tutor Classroom Aide
Volunteer for minimum of 2 hours a week for 12 to 24 weeks, Assist Metro North Adult Basic Education teachers at one of several sites in the Northern Metro: Blaine, Centennial, Columbia Heights, Elk River, Forest Lake, St Francis. Work under supervising instructor with low to advanced ABE students. Training is provided.

Adult Ed. Tutor- Family Literacy Program (New Hope)
Project for Pride in Living's Family Literacy Program improves educational and employment outcomes for low-income families and new immigrants. Work 1:1 or in small groups with adults practicing English, studying for the GED, job-searching online, or doing homework. Tues and Thurs evenings. Training starts Jan 23. Background check required.

Inspire and Mentor youth; kindergarten through12th Grade with Junior Achievement
JAUM strives to provide innovation, fundamental learning opportunities, preparing students grade K-12 for a lifetime of success. Volunteers help students understand financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career readiness skills. No matter what your profession your time and talent is needed within classrooms across the Twin Cities.

One-to-One Opportunities

Case Manager Assistant
Provide weekly to monthly case management to families living in Perspectives Supportive Housing Program of St. Louis Park to achieve the family goal of acquiring permanent housing. This includes setting individual family goal plans to address their obstacles to permanent housing, chemical health issues, mental health issues, and financial issues.

Patient & Family Support Hospice Volunteer

Provide support such as running errands, caregiver relief, support during a patient's last days/hours, and emotional support to patients and their families with HealthPartners Hospice & Palliative Care. Requires 24-hour of training, a background check, and two references. Training is Thursday mornings, 9am - 12noon in Bloomington: January 5, 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 9, 16, 23.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Bell Choir Volunteer

Ebenezer Minneapolis Campus is seeking a Bell Choir volunteer to help gather residents and then to assist their residents in participating in the activity on Thursdays 3:30-4:45pm.

Marketing Coordinator
Twin Cities Pride in Minneapolis is looking for someone to assist with marketing activities related to the Twin Cities Pride Festival. If you are detail-oriented and looking for experience working with various media, including print, electronic and social, this is the opportunity for you. Can be done from their office or your home/school location after orientation.

Animal Care Crew

Help wild animals recover from injuries or illnesses! Assist with cleaning cages and feeding animals. Learn the husbandry behind wildlife rehabilitation at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota in Roseville. Choose one shift: Sun-Sat, AM or PM. Shifts are typically 4 hrs in length.

Board Service-Become a non-profit board member

Are you looking for: a meaningful way to give back to your community? opportunities to use your management expertise? experiences that enhance your leadership potential? networking opportunities? These are some of the benefits of serving on a nonprofit board. Check MAP for Nonprofits website to see the list of board vacancies in the metro area.

Outreach Liaison
Coordinate the distribution of Rein in Sarcoma informational materials with sarcoma medical clinics and other support establishments. Rein in Sarcoma is based in St Paul.

Winter Break Hours & 10 things to do during winter break

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Friendly reminder about the University's restricted hours and closures during winter break.

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, including buildings, business offices and student study spaces, will be closed over winter break from Dec. 24, 2010 until Jan. 2, 2011.

Do What Matters will be having limited postings (sad, I know) throughout this time and will be holding limited office hours from the Dec. 28 til 30th; at which time previously received emails will be responded to. Remember that you can reach me by email with questions, suggestions, comments and concerns at any time, !

So while you are out enjoying your time away from campus and classes, here are some tips and trick Do What Matters has for you to keep fresh and energized:

1. Update your resume and apply for jobs, internships, volunteer positions, etc

2. Set-up meetings with your adviser or career counselor to discuss course options for the future OR create a new major/minor path in GradPlanner to help you see how and what you could be doing with your academic choices at the U.

3. Get back in touch with friends and family that you were not able to talk to as much while you were busy at school.

4. Create a new list of New Year Resolutions

5. Have some well deserved "me" time and reflect on your fall semester at school.

6. Check OneStop for grades on December 29th - that is the last day professors have to submit final grades for classes.

7. Double check your spring semester schedule - where could community activities fit in? Do you have time to add volunteering? or an internship or on-campus job?

8. Interested in conducting research? Now is a great time to email those professors that you would enjoy working with and see if they have any opportunities for undergraduates to get involved with their studies and out-of-class activities.

9. Learn something new! Baking, snow activities (skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snow people building), read a new book, do a different activity, discover something about yourself that you didn't know you could do or knew that you were interested in XYZ.

10. Check previous Do What Matters posts on Facebook and Twitter to find different engagement and involvement opportunities that are on and off-campus. Discover ways to get engaged for next semester and now! Start planning your near future!

I hope this list can help you stay organized and have fun this winter break. See you in January and enjoy a wonderful holiday season and new year!

Emma aka Do What Matters

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities from HandsOn Twin Cities

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Click on the red links below to get more information on the volunteer opportunities and sign-up! If you have any questions, email me at

Physically Active Opportunities

Foster Home
A Rotta Love Plus in St Paul works to rehome Rottweilers and pit bulls, raise awareness, educate the public, and advocate for the humane treatment of all dogs. Provide a foster home while a dog awaits its "forever home." ARLP provides food, training, and support. Must live within 50 miles of the Twin Cities and have insurance without breed restrictions.

Bridal Event Preparation
Goodwill/Easter Seals MN is preparing for their Bridal Event. Groups of 5 or more people are invited to come to St Paul and sort through bridal donations. The dresses need to be hung on hangers, assessed for usability and sized. Flexible times and dates, including days, evenings, and weekend.

Drive-Thru Assistant

Second Harvest Heartland in St Paul needs an individual to help in the Drive-Thru Assistant position. Help distribute food boxes to mothers, children, and seniors. This position is physical and fast-paced. Must commit to 3 hours a week for 6 months. Opening on Thursdays from 1 - 4 pm. This is a direct way to help those at risk of hunger.

Volunteer Opportunities on Committees or Boards

Silent Auction Committee Member
HandsOn Twin Cities of Minneapolis brings people together to strengthen communities through volunteering. To support this work and, in conjunction with the 7th Annual HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo on Feb. 18, 2012, they will conduct a silent auction and need volunteers to serve on an Auction committee. Assist in acquiring auction items, writing descriptions, etc.

Board Member
Help determine and maintain Dayton's Bluff Seniors Mission and purpose by becoming a board member for one or more years. Must be able to attend Board meetings in person or via phone from 11am-12 p.m. on the 2nd Friday of the month and volunteer at least four hours a month. Experience on a nonprofit governing board and fundraising, legislation, marketing and publicity, or legal required.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Brunch server
Assist the Aliveness Project Staff Cook with: food prep; dining room setup; cafeteria-style serving; and dining room and kitchen clean-up. Volunteers are needed for one three-hour shift per week in Minneapolis, Saturday, 9:30AM-1:30PM. Minimum volunteer age/if supervised: 18/12. They will be serving people with HIV/AIDS. Good Humor a plus (the attitude, not the ice cream)!

Bridging Welcome Home Kit
Bridging of Roseville provides families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty with a one-time gift of furniture and household goods. Help organize a drive for kitchen essentials at your workplace, school, or other organization. Items: Can Opener, Mixing Spoon, Spatula, Dish Towel/Cloth, Bonus Items: ladle, whisk, and peeler.

Training Volunteer
Volunteer at CornerHouse in Minneapolis and work closely with the Training Assistant and the Volunteer Coordinator to provide: clerical support, administrative support for special projects, and support during training weeks (once a month). Must have basic computer skills and ability to work in a team. 4-5 hours a week with a 6 month commitment.

Educational Programs-Activity Facilitator Internship
Intern at the Minnesota Children's Museum in St Paul and be responsible for facilitating a variety of regularly scheduled educational programs and activities for Museum visitors. Programs include classroom art activities, sensory programs and interactive gallery activities.

Activity Volunteer
Families, schools, churches, or Corporate volunteers can work with Hammer Residences, Inc. of Wayzata to build a social connection with a small group of individuals who have developmental disabilities. Provide friendship, support, and fun to a group through activities like car shows, sporting events, museums, movies, crafts, coffee, and/or the library, etc.

Nice to Know Opportunities: leadership, scholarships & more

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Leadership Opportunity: Be a Welcome Week Leader!

Because... you can make a difference in the lives of first-year students. Volunteer your time leading a group of new first-year students from the Class of 2016 in their transition to college. Develop yourself as a leader through this valuable experience. Take advantage of this opportunity to make some amazing friendships, get free food and shirts. Apply online!

Stress getting to you? There are plenty of Student Mental Health Resources out there for you!
As the semester draws to a close completing class assignments, preparing for finals, and the pending holidays can produce stress for many students. Click here for information about campus resources that can assist you with managing stress or addressing other mental health issues that you or your fellow students may experience.

Need one extra credit to be a "full-time student"? Check out PubH 1003: Alcohol & College Life (ACL)
PubH 1003 is a one credit, online course -- that means no lectures, no classrooms, and no textbooks. Alcohol & College Life will help you learn how to party smart and survive in an alcohol-saturated environment, even if you don't drink. Not only can ACL help you understand the effects of alcohol and drugs, the course also offers tips on social life and academics.

Need money for school? Check out Scholarships & Financial Aid!

Win a scholarship over winter break
$30,000 in scholarships are up for grabs until December 28th! Just answer the question, what are you driven to discover? Make a video, no more than 30 seconds long. It doesn't have to be fancy or Hollywood quality. Just be original. Submit at 16 scholarships will be awarded based on the number of "Likes" videos receive on the U's official Facebook page when they're posted for voting January 3-17. Questions about the contest? Contact them at

Financial Aid Alert
Be among the first to submit the 2012-2013 Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online beginning January 1, 2012. You must submit a new FAFSA every year to be considered for financial aid in the upcoming year. If you have submitted a FAFSA in previous years, the application will automatically fill in much of the required text, including tax records; you will only be required to update or add any new required information. For complete information, go to the One Stop Financial aid web page.

On-Campus Jobs: Tour Guide / Customer Service

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Interested in being a Tour Guide for the University of Minnesota's Office of Admissions? You can apply on the U of M job website, the requisition # is 175616. The training pay is $7.50 and then $8 after successful completion of training.

Looking for individuals who could work during these times:
Monday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am -12:30pm

If you have any questions you can contact Grant Flatgard, Visit Program Coordinator, at

Customer Service/Receptionist Student Position with the University of Minnesota Epidemiology Clinical Research Center

- 45% Reception/Customer Service Duties: Greet and direct visitors, answer and direct phone calls on the main office phone, provide directions when needed and serve as a primary contact for questions at the clinic. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- 30% Miscellaneous Duties: Restock and organize staff and participant kitchens, as well as, general cleaning and maintenance of the clinic reception and lobby area to maintain a professional appearance to clinic visitors. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- 15% Administrative Duties: Track participant fasting labs, maintain clinic inventory of food and other supplies, track and prepare shipments, contact vendors as needed, update mailboxes and help manage keys. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- 10% Assist Research Studies: Assist studies with mailings, filing and other tasks as needed by clinic study staff.

Required Qualifications:
- Junior status at the University
- Outstanding interpersonal skills
- Willingness to take initiative
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Ability to work with diverse populations
- Commitment to customer service and professionalism
- Detail oriented
- Organizational skills
- Ability to work with confidential data and sensitive information
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Playground Volunteer & On-Campus Job Opportunities

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Volunteering: Playground Coordinator

Playworks Twin Cities is hosting a volunteer training and recruitment event this Saturday, December 17th, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00. This event will take place at Sibley Park in Minneapolis. Playworks makes sure kids get to play safely and meaningfully every day. Program Coordinators state that "It's incredibly fun and rewarding!" Visit for even more information about the organization. Or if you have direct questions, please contact Carrie Verkman at

On-Campus Jobs!

Scholarship Coordinator (requisition number 172120)
This position provides coordination and management of the undergraduate scholarship program in the College, which annually awards over $1 million to new first-year, transfer, and current students. The scholarship coordinator reports directly to the CFANS Associate Dean for Academic Programs & Faculty Affairs. Responsibilities include managing the student scholarship award processes, preparing reports, collaborating and communicating with appropriate departmental, collegiate, and university offices, and serving diverse student scholarship needs. The successful candidate will work as part of a team dedicated to serving a diverse community of undergraduate students.The complete description and application information can be found through the University's employment website using the requisition number noted above or the Employment website.

Communications Specialist (requisition number 175542)
The communications specialist will report directly to the CFANS Communications Director and have dual responsibilities in public relations for a long-term research initiative in the Dean's Office as well as undergraduate student communications in Student Services. Responsibilities will include writing and developing content, communications strategy, website maintenance, and some event planning. Both areas provide space for taking leadership around communications -- the research initiative is relatively new and Student Services would like to better target and reach segments of the diverse student body. Emphasis in responsibilities will vary over the course of the year based on the prioritized needs of the two areas. The position is part of the College communications team and works closely with staff in both the Student Services and Dean's Offices. The complete description and application information can be found through the University's employment website using the requisition number or logging into Employment website.

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Leadership Roles

Lead HIV/AIDS Chapter for Women and Youth Empowerment
Academic Adviser with Global Studies, Melissa Sarafin, has recently started a fiscally-sponsored project in rural Kenya called The Zuia Project. The Zuia Project hopes to empower the women and youth of Ugenya through vocational training skills to women, health education to local schools, computer classes to women and children, and a leadership development and civic engagement program for women.

Melissa is looking for volunteers and hopefully one student to lead the chapter. As professors with an interest women's rights and HIV/AIDS.

Send all inquires and questions to Melissa via 612-624-9353 or

Tutors for TRiO Upward Bound with CEHD Needed!

TRiO Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota's College of Education and Human Development is seeking student applicants to fill several TUTORING positions for spring semester.

Since 1966, Upward Bound at the University of Minnesota has been serving low-income and first generation Minneapolis youth to ensure that students are adequately prepared to compete at the collegiate level. Applicants with work-study, experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds, and a passion for education are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. All positions will start mid-January. All positions are posted at the University of Minnesota Employment website.

To apply and get a more detailed job description, visit the following website:

All other inquiries should be directed to Tricia Wilkinson, Academic Coordinator for Upward Bound. Call 612-624-3369 or send an email to

If you have any questions or are interested in other opportunities through UMN colleges, please email me at!

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities from HandsOn Twin Cities

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Click on the red links below to find out more information or to register to volunteer!

Physically Active Volunteer Opportunities

Adaptive ski and snowboard Instructor
The AR&LE Ski & Snowboard program needs 70 - 80 intermediate to advanced ski and/or snowboard volunteers to teach individuals with developmental disabilities at Hyland Hills in Bloomington. Volunteer training starts on Jan 5, classes are Jan 12 thru Feb 23, 6:30 - 8:45. Application form and back ground check required ASAP.

Airport Travelers Assistant Services Specialist
Service Specialists for Travelers Assistance provide information and assistance to travelers at MSP International Airport. Direct passengers within the terminals and provide information. Also assist travelers with special needs. Requires a minimum one year of service and 100 hours per year, which is one four-hour shift every other week. Training is provided.

Pack it Up
Come volunteer as a group at Emergency Foodshelf Network in New Hope. Learn about local hunger relief from volunteering at an independent, local food bank. Help sort and package food that will be distributed to a network of 200+ other partner organizations and distribution sites. Ideal groups are between 6-50 people and volunteer for a 2-3 hour period of time.

Volunteer Opportunities Tutoring

Inspire and Mentor youth; kindergarten through 12th Grade with Junior Achievement

JAUM strives to provide innovation, fundamental learning opportunities, preparing students grade K-12 for a lifetime of success. Volunteers help students understand financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career readiness skills. No matter what your profession your time and talent is needed within classrooms across the Twin Cities.

ABE/GED Tutor Classroom Aid

Volunteer for minimum of 2 hours a week for 12 to 24 weeks, Assist Metro North Adult Basic Education teachers at one of several sites in the Northern Metro: Blaine, Centennial, Columbia Heights, Elk River, Forest Lake, St Francis. Work under supervising instructor with low to advanced ABE students. Training is provided.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

AdopSource Non Profit Administrative Worker
AdopSource is looking for motivated and detail oriented volunteers to assist with administrative work supporting adoptees, their families and the greater community. Help in Minneapolis with filing, data entry, distribution lists, and ongoing projects. At least 8 hours monthly and a commitment of 6 months.

People of Science

The Bakken Museum needs "People of Science Volunteers" to visit Minneapolis Schools with Bakken educators. Help students realize that thinking like a scientist is a useful skill, that science is interesting and relevant, and that science skills and knowledge are valuable. If you are a scientist, engineer, or other STEM professional, this opportunity is for you.

Homeless Shelter

Are you concerned about homelessness and want to do something to help? First Covenant Church in Minneapolis needs a homeless shelter volunteer.

Scholarship Programs & International Events

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American University in Cairo Presidential Scholars Program
This is a one year fellowship for recent graduates that combines work experience at an international university with the opportunity to learn Arabic and experience life in Cairo--the bustling, vibrant center of Middle Eastern culture. Scholars are placed in offices throughout the University's administration and in the Desert Development Center, a non-profit research and training center that aims to holistically develop sustainable livelihoods for desert communities. No prior experience in related fields is necessary and no prior knowledge of Arabic is required. Those with little or no experience in the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2012. More information can be found at the program's website.

Katherine E. Sullivan Scholarship for Study Abroad, 2012-13
This scholarship provides the opportunity for seniors at any campus of the University of Minnesota to enrich their academic experience with a fifth year of undergraduate study in another country. The scholarship is intended to support credit-bearing and usually classroom-based study abroad that immerses the student in the host university, research institute, or other institution, as well as in the host culture. Application materials and instructions are available here. The application deadline is February 3, 2012


Doing Business in Africa: Education and Workforce Development
December 7, 11:30 a.m., 2-206 Carlson School of Management, Free

Palmwine Guitar Music from Ghana featuring Agya Koo Nimo
December 8, 8:00 a.m., 225 Ferguson Hall, Free

Global Brazil
December 8, 11:00 a.m., Room 173 Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Free

Palmwine Guitar Music from Ghana featuring Agya Koo Nimo

December 9, 11:30 a.m., 280 Ferguson Hall, Free

Tips, Finals Week Info & Programs + Events!

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TIPS & Nice to know information about finals week...

Tip of Week: Alternatives!
Don't know what to do after graduation? Did you know there are alternatives to getting a job? You can consider AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, graduate school, Teach for America, teaching abroad, as well as many other opportunities. There are organizations such as Amizade, Inc, and Cross-Cultural Solutions to name a couple. There is a great book that has many organizations listed and how to get involved. It is called "Alternatives to the Peace Corps". If you are interested in learning more, feel free to stop by the CCSE office to check out the book!

Libraries open 24 hours during finals
Need a distraction-free study space? Wilson (West bank), Walter, and Bio-Med Libraries (East bank) are open 24 hours/day from Thursday, December 15 through Thursday, December 22. Magrath Library, in St. Paul, also has extended hours. Learn more...

Exam Jam is here!!
Prepare for finals by connecting with other students for tutoring and review workshops. Additionally, a full day of expanded tutoring hours is scheduled for the University's Study Day, Thursday, December 15. Tutor schedules and more details can be found at

Program & Events Coming-UP!

Dalai Lama Fellows program
The Dalai Lama Fellows, a new global educational and social impact program, will fund up to $10,000 for one applicant whose project shows the most promise for the advancement of youth leadership and action in addressing four major and persistent global challenges: promoting cooperation and understanding between cultures and religions; alleviating poverty; diminishing violence; and promoting the environment. Learn more...

Exploring Majors Event
Join us for the Exploring Majors Event; a day-long workshop designed to help you figure out what major is right for you! This event will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The $15 registration fee includes lunch, workshops, personal assessments and event materials. Space is limited so register now. Learn more...

INROADS information session
Join us on Wednesday, December 7 from 5 - 6 p.m. to learn more about INROADS and their summer internship opportunities for underrepresented students! INROADS is the nation's largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. Learn more...

Summer internships
Now is the time to start planning your summer internship opportunity. Be sure to check out GoldPASS for information sessions and postings.

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities from HandsOn Twin Cities

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Volunteer Opportunities Tutoring

Literacy Tutor
Volunteer through Minnesota Reading Corps (a division of AmeriCorps) at the American Indian / World Cultures Magnet School in east St. Paul. There are open slots to read with children during the school day - mornings and afternoons. Must commit to at least 1 hour per week for a minimum of 3 months.

GED Tutor
The FATHER (Fostering Actions To Help Earnings and Responsibility) Project is a program of Goodwill/Easter Seals. Goodwill/Easter Seals is looking for volunteers to work individually with program participants in Minneapolis to help them prepare to take the General Educational Development (GED) exam.

Physically Active Volunteer Opportunities

Food Pantry Volunteer
Work in steady paced environment at VEAP's (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) Food Pantry in Bloomington. Assist food pantry clients with shopping, answer questions, main responsibility is to check-out clients when done. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. On the job training provided. Would welcome bilingual individuals.

Greenhouse Assistant
With 500 hanging baskets, 220,000 square feet of gardens and over 150 planters, Saint Paul Parks and Recreation can't do it alone. Greenhouse Assistants work with gardening staff to grow and care for plants at their Harriet Island greenhouse. Work a minimum of 2 to 4 hours a week during normal business hours March thru May, there may be other opportunities in the summer and fall.

Short Term Volunteer Opportunities

Pencil Collector
All you need to do is collect new pencils (any type) from friends, families or local organizations who might want to hold a pencil drive. Cheerful Givers of Eagan will include all pencils in birthday gift bags for children living in poverty on their birthday.

Hand Writing for the Holidays
Resource, Inc. of Minneapolis is looking for a volunteer or volunteers to help address about 500 holiday cards to be sent to supporters by their organization's president. Determine how many addresses you feel comfortable with then address the envelopes only. Envelopes, addresses, and pens supplied. Needs to be completed by mid-December.

Children's Toys, Books, & Clothing Drive

Volunteer to host your own drive to collect new and gently used children's toys, books and clothing for the families at Genesis II! Items can be dropped off at Genesis II Monday thru Friday from 8am - 4pm in Minneapolis.
Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Gift Shop Assistant
Assist customers, operate cash register, perform inventory, sales transactions at the Landmark Center store in St Paul. 10% discount given at store and mileage reimbursement available. 11-3 Monday - Friday: 2 shifts per month.

Lunch Deliverer
Add some goodwill to your lunch hour by delivering hot and nutritious Meals on Wheels to seniors and individuals with disabilities. Volunteer on your own or start a Workplace Delivery Team! Volunteer Monday through Friday, weekly, monthly, on-call, or on a schedule that works for you. There are 37 member programs throughout the Twin Cities.

Abuse Prevention Volunteer
Assist The Arc Greater Twin Cities in preventing and supporting victims of abuse who have a developmental or intellectual disability. Work with Arc staff and steering committee to develop an abuse prevention forum in 2012. Work will entail research, writing and event planning for the forum done in collaboration with Arc staff, Arc intern and external partners.

Resume Workshops, Career Exploration & More

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Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
Everyone needs a resume someday, for internships or job searches. Learn the basics of creating one that's effective. This is our last free workshop of the semester! For details, see
-- Tuesday, December 6
-- 10 to 11 a.m.
-- 411 Science Teaching and Student Services building

Exploring Majors!
Do you need substantive help choosing your major? At this 1-day event, you'll receive coaching and advising to assess your interests and your goals, then connect that to specific majors. $15 with lunch provided. Hosted by the U of M's Center for Academic Planning & Exploration. Open to all undergrads. For details and registration info, see
-- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
-- 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-- East Bank (location TBD)

U of M Job and Internship Fair
Save the date for the biggest student career fair in Minnesota! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for job and internship openings. Learn more at
-- February 23, 2012

ID 3201, Career Planning (2 credits)

This class teaches advanced job-search strategies like marketplace research, networking, interviewing, strong resume writing, and more. Aimed at juniors and seniors but open to everyone.

ID 1201, Major and Career Exploration (2 credits)
During this class you'll connect your own interests and skills to potential careers. You'll also get help choosing a major, or, exploring careers related to the major you already chose. Aimed at freshmen and sophomores.

ID 3208, Internship Reflection (1 credit, online)
This is an online class open to all U of M sophomores, juniors and seniors. It helps you get more out of your internship by reflecting on it and connecting it to your career goals. To take this class, you must be starting an internship at the beginning of the Spring 2012 semester. Learn more at

Pre-Law Advising to All U of M Students

Are you a U of M student considering law school? If so, connect with CLA Career Services for help. We provide pages of useful advice on our website at . While you're there, watch the new 1-minute video summarizing all our pre-law services.

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