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Weekly Volunteer Opportunities from HandsOn Twin Cities

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Short Term Volunteer Opportunities

St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Help the Irish Music and Dance Association at the Landmark Center in Saint Paul during the Saint Patrick's Day Celebration, Thursday, March 17. Two hour shifts selling wristbands, staffing the performance areas, set-up, and cleanup. Free admission, snacks and refreshments, a T-shirt, and an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party. More info at imda-mn.org.

Birthday Group Activity--Birthday gift Bags for Cheerful Givers

Great birthday activity for groups of any size. Work with Cheerful Givers of Eagan to plan a "Birthday Bag Blitz" where your group provides new small toys (or the funds to purchase them) and the group assembles toys into gift bags for less fortunate kids on their birthday.
Volunteer Opportunities for the Summer:

Summer Volunteer Fair

Join Amherst H. Wilder Foundation on Tuesday, March 6, 4:00-7:00 pm in St Paul to learn how to volunteer for the Wilder Foundation at their Community Services for Aging and make a difference in the lives of seniors. They need volunteers for programs like: Meals On Wheels Drivers, Garden Volunteers, Field Trip Assistants, Caregiver Services, Adult Day Health, etc.

Dakota City Tour Guide

Dakota City Heritage Village is a living history museum of 1900-era buildings located next to the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington. They are looking for outgoing adults to dress in period costume and guide elementary aged school children through the village when they come for a school field trip. Mondays through Fridays sometime between 9am and 2pm.


Volunteer Opportunities in the Office

Office Volunteer

Be a part of the Meals on Wheels team and office by offering your help as an office volunteer in their downtown Minneapolis office (free parking available). 2 hours per week for a minimum of three months (hours can be scheduled Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm). Answer phones, prepare weekly bank deposit, maintain donor database, etc.

Office/Clerical Scanning
Ramsey County Veterans Services in St Paul is converting from hard copy file system to on-line data system. Help organize, prioritize, review and scan paper documents from existing files into the new system. Knowledge of Microsoft Office helpful but not required. Must be comfortable using computer.


Other Volunteer 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.

The Eleventh Hour Vigil

Aseracare of St Paul recognizes volunteers as the heart of their hospice program; volunteers are therefore trained and treated accordingly. Volunteers are trained to bring a presence, peace, and dignity to patients when death is imminent. Volunteer Training is offered on a quarterly basis.

SEO and Social Media Internship (Unpaid)
Volunteer at MAP (Management Assistance Program) for Nonprofits in St Paul as a SEO and Social Media Intern and assist the Technology Education and Outreach Coordinator in optimizing and effectively maintaining the content at MAPTechWorks.org. Requires strong writing skills, interested in web development, experience with CRM systems, and a willingness to learn.

Admin. Specialist

The Admin Specialists are the first line of contact between Families Moving Forward of Minneapolis and their clients! They need volunteers to help support staff in this valuable role. Admin Specialists not only perform many routine office/receptionist duties but will also conduct telephone screenings for potential guests, help ensure building security, and fill guest family needs.

Save the Date for On-Campus Events! (via International Bulletin)

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The International Bulletin is a compilation of international groups, events and engagement opportunities on or around campus. Click on the red links for the complete description on the International Bulletin website.


Featured Student International Opportunity
Minnesota Cuban Film Festival


Events on Campus
Famine Relief, Prevention and Remittances for the Horn of Africa
Social, Economic and Cultural Impacts on Ecuadorian Immigrants in the U.S.
The Changing Nature of Global Integration
Global Health Programs with Child Family Health International Information Session
"'Listen to My Rap': M.anfest and the Creative Legacy of J. H. Kwabena Nketia"
Kantata Takwa (Indonesia 1992/2008) with Director Q&A
State of Iberoamerican Studies Series: Human Rights across the Disciplines
New Summer Study Abroad Programs in Tanzania
Latin American Speaker Series: Jeffrey Pilcher
Nobel Peace Prize Forum: 'AvantJazz for Peace': Improvising Visions of a World without War
TEMS Work-in-Progress Seminar: Dead Time - Daniel Brewer, French and Italian
Goethe and the Ten Commandments: Germans and the Myth of Jewish Exclusiveness
Up the Yangtze (Dir. Yung Chang, 2007)
Engaging Controversies: Everybody's Second Language? Cross-Cultural and Multilingual Perspectives on Academic Writing
Birthing a Language: The Path to Multilingualism
Meet and Greet for Norwegian Educators
Claire Nouvet, "Annihilation Through Consumption: Dalí's Double Game"
Spanish & Portuguese Research Group (SPRG) Forum
Presentation by Indonesian filmaker Gotot Prakosa
Small World Coffee Hour: Bulgarian Spring Celebration
Diversity Internship Fair
Back on the Agenda? The Imperative of the Middle East Refugee Question


Scholarships and Engagement Opportunities
Students Crossing Borders Living Learning Community
2012 Dunn Peace Research Scholarship
Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat
2012-2013 Small World Coffee Hour, Team Member Opportunity
2012-2013 Small World Coffee Hour Leadership Position!

May Session Course Offered: "Global Leadership for Social Change-A Cedar-Riverside Immersion"


If you have any questions or problems with the links, please send me an email at engage@umn.edu - I hope you enjoy the awesome opportunities!

On-Campus Volunteering & Leadership Opportunities

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Deaf Hard-of-Hearing Day 2012
Disability Services is looking for people to volunteer for part or all of Deaf Hard-of-Hearing Day.

When: Thursday, May 3rd
Time: 8AM - 2PM. It doesn't have to be for the whole time.
Who: Students grades 9-12, as well as their teachers and parents (last year about 100 high school students, teachers and parents attended)

If you are able to or interested in volunteering please send an email to Barb Podesta at podes002@umn.edu by March 31st with the approximate time you're available. Barb will contact you with more information about the needs of the day.


This spring, the Office for Student Engagement is hosting a series of Strengths-related discussions for students. The Let's Talk Strengths! series will focus on different areas of how Strengths can provide students opportunities to apply your Strengths, as well as discuss with other students. Next events are:

· Strengths & My Major - March 21, 2012, noon - 1 PM, 144 STSS

· Strengths & Leadership - April 12, 2012, noon - 1 PM, Frontier Hall Main Lounge

If you are interested, check out www.strengths.umn.edu/events to RSVP for these free events! Space and snacks are limited, so register soon!

Leadership Retreat Registration & Women Center Events

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Did you know that March is Women's History Month? Check out the great events sponsored by the Women's Center, along with other campus and community partners!

March 7 STEP UP! Allies for Women's Equity (Workshop)

1:00 p.m., 325 Education Sciences Building

March 8 Miss Representation (Film Screening)

6:30 p.m., Theater, St. Paul Student Center

March 9 Women in Afghanistan: Securing Their Future

6:30 p.m., Atrium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

March 21 Women and Politics Book Group

5:00 p.m., 205 Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

March 26 Girls Like Us (Panel Discussion)

7:00 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

March 29 Honoring the Earth, Transforming Our Communities: Winona LaDuke on Environmental Justice
6:30 p.m., Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat
ISSS is currently looking for international and U.S. graduate students to apply for the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat.

When: Saturday, March 24, 9 am - 5 pm
Place: 101 University International Center, East Bank

This retreat is for both international and U.S. graduate students who want to become more effective in international environments. (The retreat will be offered to undergraduate students during the Fall 2012 semester). This interactive, high-energy event becomes a living laboratory of what it takes to work with people from different cultures. Participants start friendships with people from all over the world and discover their own leadership potential. A cutting edge cross-cultural leadership model, Personal Leadership, will be used to develop participants' cross cultural skill-set that is needed for professional and personal lives in the 21st century. Space is limited, so apply online by 5:00pm on Sunday, March 11th

Contact Thorunn Bjarnadottir at thorunnb@umn.edu or 612-626-4799 for any questions.

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities from HandsOn Twin Cities

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Volunteer Opportunities Supporting Youth

Inspire and Mentor Youth; K-12
Junior Achievement volunteers will help the students understand financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career readiness skills. No matter what your profession your time and talent is needed within the classroom.

Pre-school Playdates Volunteer

At the Science Museum of Minnesota, volunteers are needed on Monday mornings to assist with science projects and hands-on experiments with children ages 3-5. The make and take projects focus on science-based arts and crafts that engage children in the world around them. Topics include a variety of basic science concepts such as wind, water, and light.

Make a Meal for Homeless Youth
Volunteers are needed to prepare dinner for youth staying at Safe House, a thirty day emergency shelter for homeless youth ages 16-20. Meals that can feed 8 hungry adults are prepared off-site and dropped off at the shelter in the evenings. All meals must be prescheduled.

Event Volunteer Opportunities

Food Allergy Awareness Walk
Volunteers are needed to assist with this large event on the morning of Saturday, March 24, at the Mall of America. A variety of positions are available.

100th Anniversary Event
The Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys are in need of volunteers to help prepare for their 100th anniversary event. The event will be held at the Mall of America on March 10 and 11, but volunteers are needed from March 6 to 12 for set up, greeting, take-down and event facilitation.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Information Desk Greeter

Volunteers are needed for the Information Desk in Landmark Center in St. Paul. Answer phones, direct and greet visitors. Day-time hours. Prefer commitment of twice per month.

Palliative Care Visitor
Catholic Eldercare is looking for adults willing to join an initiative to support the best quality of life for residents regardless of the stage of disease or need for other therapies. Training provided.

ReStore Customer Assistant

The Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a retail outlet where quality new and like-new building materials are sold at discounted prices. The Customer Assistant will assist ReStore Manager and Sales Assistants with various tasks. Twin Cities Habitat uses the profits from the ReStore to build more homes and serve more families.

Compassion Fatigue Discussion Group Facilitator
The Animal Humane Society needs volunteers to serve as Compassion Fatigue Group Facilitators to acknowledge and support the emotional aspect of working in animal welfare. This role will provide support to staff through small group facilitated sessions, enabling staff to better fulfill the mission.

Pack It Up

Come volunteer as a group at Emergency Foodshelf Network. 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.

HandsOn Twin Cities is undergoing some website management with their opportunity links. Some of the links above will take you to the Volunteer Search instead of a specific opportunity due to this "down" activity. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at engage@umn.edu!

On-Campus Leadership Opportunities & "Go-To" Events!

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Leadership Opportunities

Build your resume with over 100 hours of volunteer service!
Develop your personal leadership style, facilitate small group discussions, and gain valuable public speaking skills while leading a group of new students through their first week on campus. Applications to become a 2012 Welcome Week Leader are due Wednesday, February 22.


Become a Health Advocate in your Residence Hall!
Boynton Health Service is looking for passionate, enthusiastic students to become 2012-2013 Health Advocates. Deadline is March 9. Learn more...


Youth Activities Leader - Summer Employment
University of Minnesota Youth and Community Programs needs energetic, responsible, experienced, and caring adults to lead youth activities for ages 5-15 this summer! Open to students from any university and other adults from the community. Hours available are partial day or full day, Monday - Friday.

Looking for individuals who have:
- Experience working with youth between ages 5-15
- Experience leading activities or supervising groups of youth
- Willing and able to swim, play, and participate with youth throughout the day
- Excellent communication skills
- Demonstrate a high level of responsibility & leadership
- Pass the criminal background check and reference checks
- See additional information about requirements and preferred qualifications online

To find out more information or apply to postings, please visit: http://employment.umn.edu and search postings for "Summer Camp Group Leader"
- Full Day, U of M Student: Requisition number 176400
- Full Day, Non-U of M / All Other: Requisition number 176402
- Partial Days, U of M Student: Requisition number 176403
- Partial Days, Non-U of M / All Other: Requisition number 176404

Interviews will take place on March 6, 7, 9, 13, 21, 22 and additional dates if needed.
Due to the volume of applicants, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have any questions, please direct them to Carole McNaughton-Commers at mcnau037@umn.edu

Events

UROP-Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
Find out how to partner with a faculty member on a paid research project in your area of interest. UROP awards include a stipend of up to $1400 for the hours you work and up to $300 in expense money. Deadline is February 27 for summer/fall projects. Learn more...


Exploring Interests and Majors event

This free event is Wednesday, February 29 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Coffman Union. Stop by for information about the U of M's academic majors, or about the many resources and activities available to all students. Talk directly with advisers and career counselors, or browse on your own. Learn more...

Job Opportunities & Events

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Tutor at an Elementary School!
The Tatanka Academy in Como is looking for tutors for their elementary schools students. No special training required. Can be as little as one hour a week!

Check out Tatanka - http://www.babyspace.org/LittleEarth/

If you are interested and would like more information, please email Patrick Terry at
terry081@umn.edu

INROADS Internship Information Event

When: Wednesday, Feb. 29 Information Session (open to all)
Where: Science Teaching & Student Services Building (STSS) Rm. 230 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Next Steps (save dates!)
- March 1 Candidate Prep Session (invite only, will be in STSS Rm. 230 from 5-7PM)
- March 2 Mock Interviews (invite only, will be in STSS Rm. 524 from 9AM - 4PM)

What is INROADS?
The Mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. INROADS is the nation's largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. By providing the skills, support, and network students need to obtain an internship at a top company, INROADS prepares students to lead and contribute from Day 1.

Qualifications for INROADS:
- Career Interest in Business, Engineering, Computers and Information Sciences, Retail Store Management, Sales, Health, or Marketing
- Must be pursuing first undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university
- Full-time undergraduate with at least 2 summers or 54 credit hours remaining after Spring Semester
- College 2.8 Cumulative GPA
- H.S. senior applying or already admitted to an accredited college or university
- H.S. 3.0 cumulative GPA

Benefits:
- A paid multi-year Internship with a top company ($4,000 - $10,000 per summer)
- Customized skills development training to prepare you to contribute from day one
- Unparalleled networking opportunities with career-minded peers, corporate executives and INROADS alumni
- Gratifying community involvement
- Year-round professional and personal coaching and guidance from your INROADS adviser
- A corporate mentor who takes a personal interest in you
- Access to scholarship opportunities
- Free tutoring
- Great potential for a full-time career after graduation

Visit http://www.inroads.org for more information.

RSVP here: http://www.inroadsatuofmtwincities.eventbrite.com

AmeriCorps Recruitment Event

When: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (stop by anytime)
Where: 524 Science Teaching & Student Services building (Interview Center, 5th floor)

Want to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you? Consider a position with AmeriCorps. Stop by this AmeriCorps Recruiting event to learn about the types of opportunities available, and the application process. You can talk directly with
representatives from a variety of AmeriCorps programs. Many positions are available, so stop by anytime between 11 and 2 to learn about them.

Organizations Attending this Recruiting Event:
- Admission Possible, AmeriCorps LEAP,
- City of Lakes AmeriCorps
- Community Technology Empowerment Project
- Conservation Corps
- Minnesota, Minnesota Alliance with Youth Promise Fellows,
- Minnesota Green Corps
- True North AmeriCorps
- Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity,
- Minnesota Economic Opportunity Corps
- Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps

This event is free and open to all U of M students, and to recent alumni within one year of graduation.For more information visit GoldPASS 'Career Events' section.


Youth Employment Fair
Kaleidoscope will host a Youth Employment Fair for summer jobs, open to the public. This fair is open to all youth ages 12-16 who are interested in summer employment.

When: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Where: The Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm

For more information about this program please go to the Youth Employment website page.

Prospective applicants will be introduced to the program, meet supervisors, and pick up applications. Please note, Kaleidoscope is only able to employ a limited number of students and competition for these positions is very high. Applications will be judged solely on the quality of the application, adherence to deadlines, and the quality of the reference. After the employment fair, all application materials will be posted at the bottom of our Youth Employment page. The deadline for public applications is March 24th. Students will be notified of their status by the beginning of April.

Semester At Sea - Study Abroad & Travel the World

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Are you interested in furthering your leadership development? Do you have a passion for making positive social change? Do you want to learn about leadership in an international context? If so, this is the program for you!

Join a dynamic group of undergraduate student leaders from across the world and take the adventure of your life aboard the MV Explorer, the home of Semester at Sea!

ACPA and Semester at Sea have joined forces to provide this unique opportunity for student leaders. This program is designed to give students hands-on experience of working and learning collaboratively on a voyage through Central America and the Caribbean. With a focus on adaptive leadership, you will learn to help address major issues affecting our world that are in line with the United Nations Millennium Goals. Throughout the voyage, you will have the opportunity to meet and connect with others interested in positive social change, learn from an engaging faculty member experienced in college student leadership development, and participate in service-learning opportunities and site visits.

If you are interested in expanding your skills and continuing to grow as a leader, we strongly encourage you to participate. This course promises to be life-changing, and you will be able to take what you learn back to your campus and make a difference within your home community. Space is limited, so make sure that you sign up to SAAIL today!

Application Deadline: March 5, 2012
Space is very limited. Apply Today!

Trip would be from May 21 - June 15, 2012 and would travel to Central & South America.

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities from HandsOn Twin Cities

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Volunteer Opportunities Supporting Youth

In-kind Donations Coordinator

Assist in reaching 2012 goal of $1 million of in-kind donations (toys and items for kids ages 3-12) for Cheerful Givers of Eagan through email requests (no phone calls). Maintain list of prospects and send scheduled email requests and follow up. Work on your own schedule and at own location. Must be detail-oriented and experienced with MS Excel.

Infant/Toddler Attendant
Genesis II for Families kids LOVE attention! Help provide a nurturing, fun, and safe environment by assisting with positive, age-appropriate activities and experiences for children of clients and from the community, ages 5 and under. Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00 and on the third Monday of each month from 6:00-8:00 in Minneapolis.

MEP Mentor
Mentor a group of college-bound students in the Saint Paul Public Schools' Multicultural Excellence Program (MEP). Mentors should be members of the business community or currently enrolled in college. Encourage Students to complete high school and seek higher education. Share career and education experiences.

Cook for Kids Volunteer
Coordinate your team of employees, coworkers, faith community, family, or club to cook a meal for approximately 25-30 children and their care providers staff and volunteers. This can be a onetime event or occur on a regular basis at Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery in Golden Valley.

Physically Active Volunteer Opportunities

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.

GET ACTIVE
Wilder Assisted Living offers Seniors and adults with disabilities affordable apartment living with on-site meals, health services and personal assistance in Saint Paul. Volunteer to lead simple exercise for seniors for 1 hour each week on a regular schedule. Must be able to work with all seniors and have knowledge about basic senior exercise programs.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Juror

William Mitchell College of Law in St Paul needs volunteer jurors to participate in mock trials on April 20, 21, 24, or 25 or May 17 or 18. You will deliberate on a verdict, announce the verdict, and spend time with the judge and students critiquing the students. Starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at approximately 2:30. Lunch provided.

Clerical Assistant

Volunteers of America of MN -- RSVP/Experience Corps in Minneapolis seeks a Clerical Assistant to proof, edit, and print newsletters. Run Access reports and create spreadsheet summary reports. Other duties as needed. Must be 18 and have strong MS-Office skills, be able to read and write English, and have reliable transportation.

Hmong and Karen People Group Meal Delivery

Presbyterian Homes & Services of Roseville is creating an opportunity to serve the Hmong and Karen people groups with a daily hot meal that is delivered by volunteers. Language would be a plus, but by no means a necessity. They want volunteers who have a heart to help and serve others. Time commitment 1 hour.

Homeless Shelter

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

Special Events On-Campus! (plan ahead)

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American Indian Cultural House Film Series
- Thursday, February 16th, 2012
- Rapson Hall Auditorium
- 5:30 p.m. Doors open and light refreshments served
- 6:00 p.m. the film begins
The first film in the American Indian Cultural House's Third Annual Film Series is three days away.This year the theme is "Misappropriation of Culture", and the first film is"In Whose Honor?" This film takes a critical look at the long-running practice of "honoring" Native American Indians by using them as mascots and nicknames in sports. In this moving and award-winning documentary, Native Americans speak out about the hurtful and harmful effects of stereotyped sports images on both Natives and non-Natives alike.

Please go to the COIN blog for more information about all the films in the series: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcae/aich/film/

UMN Job & Internship Fair
- Thursday, February 23
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Minneapolis Convention Center
All U of M students and alumni can attend this big annual event! More than 200 organizations will be there recruiting for jobs and internships, including opportunities specifically for CLA students. Cost is $10 if you register by February 20. Learn more and get helpful preparation tips at http://umjobfair.org

Practice Interview Days
- February 29 or March 27
- choose your time-slot
- 524 Science Teaching and Student Services building
Do a practice interview with a business professional, then receive constructive feedback after it. Your session will be 45 minutes long and you can choose the start-time. For more information or registration instructions, visit the Career Services Website.

Exploring Interests & Majors
- Wednesday, February 29
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Coffman Union, Great Hall
This event provides information about the U of M's academic majors, and about the U's many resources and activities. You can talk directly with advisers and career counselors, or simply explore on your own. You don't need to register to attend--stop by anytime between 10 and 2. http://www.clacareer.umn.edu/EIM

Careers In Law Forum
- Wednesday, February 29
- 12 to 3 p.m.
- Willey Hall Atrium
Stop by this free event to learn about law-related careers, law schools, internships, and much more. See details at http://www.clacareer.umn.edu/events_misc/Law_Forum.html


AmeriCorps Recruitment Event
- Thursday, March 1
- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- 524 Science Teaching and Student Services building
Get experience, earn a stipend, AND make a difference! AmeriCorps has many types of positions available. Stop by this event to talk to their representatives and to pick up application materials. This event is open to all U of M students and recent alumni. See details at http://www.clacareer.umn.edu/AmeriCorpsRecruits/

Community Volunteering & NSE (National Student Exchange!)

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Volunteer Opportunities with CIVITAS
CIVITAS is a collaboration of students connecting students and their lives on and off-campus through community involvement in local neighborhoods. Every time you volunteer through Civitas, you will be put in a drawing for a raffle! Raffle prizes include but are not limited to gift cards to local stores and restaurants!

Shovel Brigade
Please send an e-mail if you are interested in helping some of our less able bodied neighbors when it snows by shoveling their walks. We can set you up with a shovel buddy in no time!

Fliering
Interested in spreading the word about awesome neighborhood events and notices? Fliering is an effective and easy way to get involved in the community! Let me know if you are interested in helping our community raise awareness of events and notices by fliering on your block! Some fliers will be dropped right at your door.

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Terry at terry081@umn.edu.


WISE Charter School in North Minneapolis is looking for college student volunteers to be tutors to the students at WISE Charter School. Tutors will be working with the Acceleration Program with students after school on reading. The Acceleration Program runs from 3:05-4:35, Monday- Friday. This is a great way for you to build your resume, gain experience in a school setting, be a role model to minority youth and help make a difference in the community.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact Kenya Ollie at kollie@WISESCHOOL.ORG.


National Student Exchange (NSE) offers U of M students the opportunity to study at another college or university in the US or Canada for a semester or year. For nearly 30 years, the U of M has sent thousands of students to the diverse array of NSE schools.

This offers a unique opportunity for you to study at a more diverse example. Here's a few examples:

- There are 13 HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).
- There are over 30 Predominantly Latino/Hispanic Serving Institutions, including 9 schools in Puerto Rico where classes are taught entirely in Spanish.

For more information, visit: http://www.offcampusstudy.umn.edu/nse/
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact David Holliday at holli107@umn.edu

Things to keep in mind this week (via UMN Update)

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Academics Related: Study Abroad + Study Spaces

May and Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Learn more about study abroad opportunities for May and Summer term. More than 30 exciting programs will be represented, from Japan to Morocco to Italy. Meet the professors leading them. All opportunities grant University of Minnesota resident credit and may count towards language, major/minor or liberal education requirements! February 22, 101 Walter Library, 12:30 p.m.

Looking for a place to study or work collaboratively?
Check out the Libraries: With 14+ locations there are study spaces to meet your needs....Group? Quiet? Deep Quiet? Caffeinated? Late night? Its all at the libraries! General study space: Look no further than the comfortable and functional student study space right here on campus! You can also use general purpose classrooms - just check the schedule to see when they are available.


Campus Events & Activities

Safer Sex Week: February 6-10
For Safer Sex Week 2012, protective gear is required! Check out the list of FREE Safer Sex Week events!

I Like to Move It!, The Health Advocates Physical Activity Challenge
Track your physical activity in February and win prizes! For a calendar, list of free activities on campus, list of prizes, and more information, click here. Brought to you by Health Advocates, Boynton Health Service, Recreational Sports, Housing and Residential Life, and BeGreek.org.

Jobs & Job / Intern Related Events

Apply for the SUA Program Board
Get paid to plan events like Homecoming, Spring Jam, Gophers After Dark, concerts, films, gallery exhibits, and more. Applications for the Student Unions & Activities Program Board are open now through February 17.

2012 CTS Transportation Career Expo
Transportation Career Fair Tuesday, February 28, 4:30 - 7:15 p.m., Great Hall, Coffman Union. Meet employers hiring interns and full-time employees for the transportation field. A transportation panel will proceed the job fair to discuss strategies to apply for positions. Open to students from all University of Minnesota Campuses! Learn more...

Weekly Volunteer Opportunities from HandsOn Twin Cities

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Volunteer Opportunities Supporting Youth

Family Program Assistant
Celebrate Families! Resource, Inc. is looking for volunteers who are interested in facilitating activities with non-school age children (0-5 years or so) in Minneapolis. This curriculum runs on a 16 week rotation and the volunteer must be able to commit to at least 16 weeks. First rotation of curriculum to begin 2/9/12.


Usher at Stages Theatre (8+)

User at Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins and see great youth theatre for free! Duties include: Taking tickets, Handing out programs, Showing audience members to their seats, and Picking up programs after the performance. Performances are Wednesday through Sunday during daytime and evening.

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.

Physically Active Volunteer Opportunities

Foster Home for Dogs
Top Dog Foundation of New Germany rescues and places senior/adult dogs who are mostly ignored in the "adoption" process. They need folks to keep them briefly at home in a "foster" situation until they find permanent placement. This is a fun experience and makes a HUGE difference in the process.


Zoom! Zoom!

Help give Lyngblomsten residents mobility in St Paul. Assist with wheelchair transport onsite to an activity or appointment. Assist with offsite activities by driving the van/bus to appointments and activities (no special license required).

Community Living Driver
Clients of Courage Center Golden Valley Transitional Rehabilitation Program are looking for drivers to transport them to business appointments in the Courage Center Van. Must have clean record, driver's license, physically limber, and enjoy working with the disabled. Training and insurance provided. Flexible weekdays.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

IROI Direct Mail Campaign
International Religious Organization of India plans to start a direct mail campaign soon. Work in a team including IROI staff and volunteer. All required tasks and assignments will be discussed when project starts. Time commitment of 10 hours on weekends, morning and evening in Minneapolis.

Receptionist
The volunteer receptionist position is an opportunity for a retired person/s who is looking to assist the Alzheimer's Association in Edina manage their reception area. Fill in for their regular receptionist during her lunch break two to five days a week. They are seeking two year general office or related experience. Training will be provided.

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.


Marketing Communications

Prairie Oaks Institute of Belle Plain needs individuals for various marketing duties: design marketing materials, newsletter template, flyers, introduction letters, signage, posters, promotional items, etc. Also website design updates and content input and social media expertise. Experience with graphics and photo applications and as a writer helpful.

On-Campus Leadership & Other opportunities

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Welcome Week Leader
Looking for a unique opportunity to further develop your leadership potential? Submit your application to become a Welcome Week Leader. As a Welcome Week Leader, you will have the opportunity to lead a group of approximately 24 students in their transition to college during Welcome Week.

As a Welcome Week Leader, you'll gain:
- Knowledge of how to use your Strengths in individual & team situations
- Confidence when leading a group of peers
- Increased tolerance of ambiguity
- Practical knowledge of the University of Minnesota
- Cooperative relationships among the people with whom you work

For more information on the position and to apply, go to www.ofyp.umn.edu/wwl. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 22. If you have any questions, feel free to call 612-624-1979 or email wwl@umn.edu.

CLA & CSE are Hiring + Wilderness Inquiery Internships Available

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CLA is currently accepting applications for program assistants and program assistant leads (PAs & PALs) to work with our First Year Course, CLA 1001 and 1002. PAs and PALs will help to implement this first year experience for all CLA students.

PAs will be working directly with first year students to deliver the course. To Apply (click the red link)

PALs will guide the PAs and work on the implementation of the course. To Apply (click the red link)
CLA's First Year course (also known as CLA 1001 and 1002), is focused on providing the connections, resources and support to help make first year students successful. PAs and PALs will learn facilitation skills, mentor other students, develop leadership skills and work as part of the CLA First Year experience team.

For more information, please check out the job descriptions or contact mthul@umn.edu


Student Life Coordinator - CSE Student Programs
The College of Science & Engineering is pleased to announce a newly created position in Student Services. Please see below the position description, duties, qualifications and appointment term.It is now posted on the OHR website under Requisition 176257

Summary of goals and duties:
Create and implement student development initiatives that foster student learning, success and connection to the College of Science & Engineering based on student engagement best practices. Reference the Student Development and Student Learning outcomes as the main objective and guideline.

Wilderness Inquiry is now accepting applications for Trail Staff, Internships, and Urban Wilderness Boat Captains for summer 2012. They are looking for people with outstanding leadership and decision-making skills, high energy, and a willingness to work hard.

If you are interested, please apply for the positions by going to: www.wildernessinquiry.org/jobs

For more information, see the following flyers
- Trail Staff Flyer
- Internship Flyer

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