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TEEM Summer Clean, May 27

The Education and Employment Ministry is seeking more than 20 volunteers to help with TEEM Summer Clean on May 27. 

Volunteers are needed to paint student bathrooms. Additionally a large group of volunteers are needed to sort, size and hang donations in our clothing closet.

To volunteer, contact Laketa Williams at lwilliams@teem.org or 405-235-5671 ext 215.


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Give and Surf Volunteer Opportunity

Mer des Caraïbes à Bocas del Toro (Panama)

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Friends of Give and Surf,

I am happy to share with you information about my non-profit volunteer organization Give and Surf in the islands of Bocas del Toro, Panama.  We are interested in hosting yourself and volunteers from your college at some point in the future.  We feel very fortunate to work with an indigenous Ngobe Indian community on the following initiatives; water catchment installations, educational programs, playground/community constructions, and much more. 

Please view our website at giveandsurf.org for more information on who we are, our volunteer program, and what to expect when volunteering with us in paradise.  If you have a volunteer resource center or website where I can provide students with information please feel free to post our website or contact me.  I also welcome the opportunity to visit your campus and discuss our organization with you in person.

Please feel free to contact me personally with any questions at info@giveandsurf.org.

Hope you can join us,  

Neil and Jaime


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Volunteer with Easter Egg Hunt at Headstart, April 22

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Location:              1601 S. Main

Position:              Easter Egg Hunt

Date:                     April 21, 2011

Time:                     9- 12 noon or 1 p.m.

They need 5-6 energetic student volunteers to participate in hiding Easter eggs, taking pictures, setting up and take down for a one-hour Easter egg hunt, games ,etc.

If possible, Headstart would like donations of plastic Easter Eggs, small soft wrapped candy to put in Easter eggs for 3-5 year-olds.

The Easter egg hunt will be outside unless it rains.


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CASA Spring Training: April 4 & 6

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Job: VISTA leader position in Northwestern PA

The Children and Youth AmeriCorps*VISTA Project of Northwestern Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its search for an AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader. The Children and Youth project is a collaborative effort of Allegheny College, Edinboro University, Gannon University, and Mercyhurst College, spanning both Crawford and Erie Counties, which are located in “the chimney” of Pennsylvania. The mission of the project is to reduce poverty for under-served children and youth by mobilizing college students as volunteers in partnering community organizations.

The VISTA Leader will be headquartered at the Nonprofit Partnership in Erie, PA, and will be responsible for supporting approximately 15 VISTA members serving at local non-profit organizations and school districts. The VISTA Leader will support professional development of the VISTA members, and help to guide them in generating resources for their programs. In addition, the VISTA Leader will help to strengthen and shape the project’s Advisory Boards, and will help to design outcomes to measure the project’s impact and effectiveness in reducing poverty for children and youth in Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Apply on-line at: http://www.americorps.gov/  (see the “Join AmeriCorps” box on the right–to find the NWPA project, select “Children & Youth” from the first drop down box and PA for state) 

 For more information, please contact:

Erin O’Day-Frye, Project Coordinator

  • Children and Youth AmeriCorps
  • VISTA Project of Northwestern Pennsylvania
  • Allegheny College  
  • 520 North Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335
  • 814-332-5318   
  • eoday@allegheny.edu 


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Summer Camp Counselor Positions with Sierra Club

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It is time again to recruit some kid-loving nature nerds!  

Nature Camp is sponsored this year by the Sierra Club!

We are taking applications for counselors for this summer.

  • The 1st week is June 6-10. The 2nd is June 13-17. 
  • A few meetings for training will be scheduled. Also the Saturday before, during and after camp are mandatory for preparation.
  • Must be outgoing, able and love to explore nature with children. This involves getting dirty, sweaty, bug bites, holding critters and a whole lot more!
  • Counselors’ hours are from 8am-1ish. On Friday we have a family picnic so our day could be until 4 pm.
  • We have Sr. and Jr. counselor paid positions available. Education and experience would be helpful.
  • Floaters are also needed. This is volunteer based. Great for past campers or nature nerd teens that need something to do.  
  • There will be 4 teams, each with 10 campers. A Sr and Jr counselor will be leading a team. Guiding them on hikes, canoeing, tree climbing, building a fort (secrete hideout), attending the educational programs provided and modeling, safety, good sportsmanship and of course respect for our earth!

If you or someone you know can help teach our future generations to love and respect the wonders of nature then please e-mail naturecamp11@gmail.com

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2011 Special Olympics State Summer Games

Once again the Oklahoma Special Olympics State Summer Games are coming to Stillwater!  And yes, you can be a part of hosting them.  The games are May 11th-13th on the OSU campus and in the Stillwater community.  

I am recruiting you to assist with on-site registration of these 4,480 athletes and coaches.  Specifically, I need you from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11th at the Wes Watkins Center for International Trade Development (CITD).  Our OSU team will work alongside some twenty-five (25) other State Summer Games Steering Committee members during the registration process.  It is a great time and one you will not forget. 

Also, note that a required one-hour training session will be held on Tuesday evening, May 10th at 7:00 pm at the CITD Building

I hope you will consider helping out.  Please call Ruthie (4/9885) or email me at kent.sampson@okstate.edu  to let me know if you can assist.  And don’t forget there are numerous other volunteer opportunities during these three days if you are so inclined! 

Thanks for your interest and consideration.

Kent Sampson. 


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TSA Needs Volunteer Judges on April 26 & April 27

TSA is holding its annual state conference in Stillwater this year on April 26-28.  The event will host approximately 1,000 competing students and 200 advisers and chaperons. TSA is looking for volunteer judges for April 26 and also April 27 to judge in leadership and hands on type contests. 

On April 26 we will have all leadership type contests.  They will be at the Stillwater Community Center.  Event will take place from 9:30-5:00 pm. Some events may finish sooner than 5 pm.

On April 27 we will have all hands-on type contests.  They will be at Payne County Expo Center.  Events will take place from 8:30-12 pm, 12-5 pm, or some run 8:30-5:00 pm. 

To Get Involved

We have a website for judges to use to register http://icat.okcareertech.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/OKCT.woa/wa/resource?id=E9yUwm03XM
OR email Dawn Frank, TSA Coordinator, at dfran@okcareertech.org with your name and email address.  The sooner we can start getting names the better and we can plug them in an event and get back to them what they will be helping with.

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Paid Summer Internship Opportunity

Wediko is looking for individuals who are…

  • Dedicated
  • Ambitious
  • Motivated in working with children with emotional & behavioral difficulties
  • Especially looking for any students who may be able to offer special skills that they would be able to utilize to teach activities to children

Activity staff are very valuable in that activities are one of the best interventions used in the Summer Program. Students would be able to use their experience and knowledge of their specific activity to help build confidence and skills the children can bring back home after the Summer Program.


Contact David Kim, Wediko Summer Program Administrative Coordinator and Case Manager, at dkim@wediko.org or (617) 292-9200.

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Fast Pitch for Service: Spring Volunteer Fair

Fast Pitch for Service is Wednesday, Feb. 23, from 11 am - 2 pm in the Student Union Starlight Terrace (Fourth Floor).

Get connected with local & campus service organizations by dropping by our come-and-go service fair.

Our attending community service partners include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Birth Choice
  • Domestic Violence Service, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts
  • Humane Society
  • Judith Karman Hospice
  • Junior Lions
  • Kids on Kampus
  • OSU Botanical Gardens
  • TBI Raiders

    Updates coming soon!

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