Mount Wachusett Community College

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Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement, Rm 152, Gardner Campus
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MWCC Students SOS Office: Student Mentor (non-internship volunteer service)
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Help others. Help yourself. Become a mentor today! Our student mentors gain practical experience and a large peer network while helping their fellow students overcome challenges in their lives. While providing their peers with resources and guidance, our mentors gain marketable skills and the gratification of making our community a better place. If you have 12 credits, a 2.5 GPA or higher, and are willing to donate three hours a week of your time, come on down to the SOS office and sign up to be a mentor.

HOPE for Kids: BE A MENTOR/TUTOR!
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Volunteer Opportunities during the School Year: CHANGE A CHILD’S LIFE AND YOUR LIFE BY BEING A MENTOR/TUTOR IN ONE OF THE THREE HOPE FOR KIDS SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS: YOU DECIDE WHICH PROGRAM BEST SUITS YOUR SKILLS AND TALENTS HOPE for Kids fall programs begin operation in September and end the third week of May. The programs follow the Gardner Public School calendar, including holidays, vacation weeks and snow days. Three different components of programming serve three age levels of children, from Greater Gardner that are in need in of support and resources to assist them in academic and life success. Pals: group mentoring program serves children in K-grade 2 with recreational large and small group activities. Children learn listening skills, appropriate expression of emotions and positive peer interactions. Recreational activities include arts & crafts, board games, holiday theme activities and special events. Mentor time commitment is once weekly for 2.5-3 hours. Program locations in Gardner are at Waterford St. Elementary School on Wednesdays from 300-5:00 p.m. and onsite at HOPE, 20 Barthel Ave. on Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Afterschool: serves children in grades 3-5 with one-on-one tutoring (homework assistance) and social skills building through peer and mentor/tutor interactions during snack and recreational time. The mentoring and tutoring role of volunteers go hand in hand and are of equal importance. Children look forward to their individual time with their mentors/tutors and volunteers have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their mentees in the program. Mentor/tutor time commitment is typically one afternoon a week, Monday-Thursday when program is in operation. Volunteer time is 2:45-5:00 onsite at HOPE. Teen HOPE: serves youth in grades 6-8 with academic support and socialization opportunities to develop social skills among peers and adults. Mentors/Tutors typically work with two participants, occasionally one or three youth. The number is dependent on participant needs and volunteer support for a specific program day. Youth have a daily check-in circle, academic hour, socialization hour and computer time. HOPE encourages leadership development within the program and through summer camp training opportunities. Career and college exploration are a program component with visits to MWCC and presentations/group discussions with community individuals that share career information. Circle discussions on relevant teen topics are another aspect of assisting the participants in healthy development. The program operates at Gardner Middle School on Mondays through Thursdays from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. Mentors/tutors time commitment is one day a week. Two different groups of participants attend either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Any volunteer that can work both days of the group is of great benefit to the students! NOTE: HOPE requests that students commit to two semesters of volunteering as a mentor/tutor if at all possible. We know that class schedules may not permit you to volunteer in the spring semester and we appreciate your time. However in order to follow best practices for the mentor/mentee relationship, the September-May time frame is a preferred commitment. Thank you for your consideration of our participant needs.

MWCC SGA Food Drive
Opportunity

SGA members reporting service hours for the annual SGA Food Drive should report their hours through this opportunity.

Mentoring Advisory Board
Opportunity

Serve as a member of our advisory board and help spread the word that mentoring works!

Group Mentoring Leader
Opportunity

Assist mentoring staff with foster care group activities.

Fundraising Specialist
Opportunity

Assist with fundraising activities for the LUK Mentoring Program.

Recruitment/Marketing Specialist
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Assist with volunteer mentor recruitment & youth recruitment for the LUK Mentoring Program.

MWCC Students SOS Office: Student Mentor (as internship for an MWCC course)
Opportunity

Students Serving Our Students (SOS) is a service offered at MWCC to help students succeed. There are many barriers students encounter that affect their ability to succeed in college, including health problems, financial concerns, childcare challenges, and the basic needs for food and or shelter. Volunteer student mentors in SOS are specifically trained to refer our students to community resources that will ensure they are able to be successful in their personal and professional endeavors.

Education Director
Opportunity

We are looking for an enthusiastic, intelligent individual to fill this position. Responsibilities include supervising youth members, providing homework help, recruiting volunteer tutors if necessary, basic record keeping, and "passive" programming (maintaining Word of the Week Wall, Did You Know wall, and posting brain teasers, riddles, puzzles, etc.). The ideal candidate for this position will have completed at least one year of college, have a well-rounded knowledge of basic middle and early high school curriculum, and be able to communicate effectively. Candidates for this position must be responsible, dependable, and available to work from 2pm to 6pm Monday through Friday.

Marketing & Communications Intern for Johnny Appleseed Trail Association
Opportunity

The ideal Johnny Appleseed Trail Association (JATA) Marketing & Communications Intern will monitor and implement activities that foster tourism in the region. The Johnny Appleseed Trail of North Central Massachusetts spans along Rt 2 between the historic "Freedom" Trail and the very popular "Mohawk" Trail. The historic and quaint traditional New England cities and towns within this thriving and scenic region include Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Barre, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, and Winchendon.

Wachusett Medical Reserve Corps
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Helping local communities to become safe, healthy and resilient using small volunteer produced public health projects and teaching in creative ways how to prepare for emergencies. Good service learning project for nursing students and others entering various health fields

MWCC Students SOS Office: Internship (not for MWCC course)
Opportunity

This opportunity is designated for non-MWCC students interning at the MWCC Students SOS Office.

Pack Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz with MWCC for the United Way Day of Caring
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Join the MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement in helping Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kids prepare and pack care packages for local students who are in need of food. MWCC joins the United Way of North Central Massachusetts for this 18th Annual Day of Caring event! Started as a United Way Youth Venture by Leominster fifth grader Kylee McCumber, Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz helps children who do not have enough food at home on the weekends. Kylee noticed that there were many children eating breakfast at her elementary school each day and began to research ways that she and fellow community members could help these children. Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz currently provides food every weekend for children in the Leominster public school system. Each Friday the children receive a Kare Kit that includes cereal, juice, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, macaroni & cheese, chicken noodle soup, pasta products, granola bars, fruit snacks, peanut butter crackers.... The contents of the Kare Kits vary week to week depending upon what the organization can purchase on sale or what may have been donated that week. Participants in this special event will pack Kare Kits from donated and purchased supplies in an impressive assembly line in the MWCC Commons.

AmeriCorps VISTA at MWCC
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This opportunity is established for AmeriCorps VISTA personnel serving at Mount Wachusett Community College.

Internships for MWCC Students at Clinical and Support Options
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MWCC students interested in internships at Clinical and Support Options are asked to contact Nicole Guertin, Supervisor of the North Quabbin Crisis Program, at nguertin@csoinc.org.

Playspace Program Internship
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Horizons for Homeless Children is an independent, non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to providing early care and education services for homeless children and support services for their families in an atmosphere of safety, nurturance, and stability. The Horizons for Homeless Children Playspace Program provides playrooms for children living in area shelters and recruits and trains volunteers to play with the children in those Playspaces. Assignment Overview: The Playspace Program Intern is responsible for assisting with recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers. The Intern assists with the maintenance and restocking of Playspaces where volunteers work with the shelter liaisons to assure that the Playspaces are well-stocked and maintained. This opportunity is part-time and requires a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. Duties and Responsibilities Include: Outreach: • Assist with the recruitment of volunteers for the region’s Playspace Program through outreach activities, visibility events, community outreach, mailings and distributing flyers, media venues, and volunteer fairs • Support maintenance of database for all outreach contacts, media, and volunteers • Assist with volunteer PAL trainings (registration, materials, and training packets) • Assist with volunteer events, activities, and workshops Playspace Program: • Assist with the installation and opening of new Playspaces and refurbishment of existing Playspaces • Assist in the sorting, selecting, and management of in-kind donations to be used in the Playspaces • Assist in the maintenance, inventory, and restocking of Playspace Program storeroom • Assist in strengthening relationships with PALs through appreciation efforts to help foster volunteer retention • Perform administrative and other tasks as necessary Special Intern Project: • Along with Playspace Program staff, develop, implement, and evaluate special intern project based on intern’s own academic and professional interests and Playspace Program needs. Examples include projects in the areas of literacy, infant/toddler development, outreach, or volunteer retention Compensation: • This is an unpaid internship • We are open to working with your Faculty Internship Advisor to help you earn academic credit Required Skills and Competencies: • Must be 18 years old and completed at least one academic year of study at the college level • Data entry experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, & Excel • Excellent communication and organizational skills • Excellent telephone skills • Able to lift 50 pounds • Strong interest in working with volunteer programs, child development, homelessness, or “at risk” populations • Valid driver’s license and access to a car • Willing to travel to our sites located throughout Central MA To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: Amy Whitehead-Pleaux, Central Region Playspace Program Director Horizons for Homeless Children 74 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609 (508) 755-2615 awhiteheadpleaux@horizonsforhomelesschildren.org

Project Helpers
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Daybreak is a residential shelter. With families moving in and out, we often find ourselves involved in cleaning, organizing, and repair projects. We are always willing to host small groups of helpers, at their convenience, to assist us with everything from lawn care, to fall cleaning, to painting projects.

Adopt a Shelter Family for Christmas
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We are always seeking help around the holidays to fulfill the holiday wishes of the families that reside with us. We are in need of individuals or groups to adopt our families, to help make their Christmas wish lists a reality.

2013 United Way Youth Venture Fall Kickoff Volunteer
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The MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement enthusiastically thanks the many volunteers who make the annual United Way Youth Venture of North Central Massachusett Fall Kickoff a great success. Fall Kickoff is a great opportunity for young people, teachers and adults invested in community change to learn more about the UWYV program. Fall Kickoff offers breakout sessions relevant to creating and sustaining successful community-benefiting projects throughout north central Massachusetts and beyond. UWYV of North Central Massachusetts engages nearly 2,500 youth annually.

Teen HOPE
Opportunity

Teen HOPE is our program for teens in 6-8 grade. The program meets at Gardner Middle School. Each group meets twice a week. Group One meets Monday and Wednesday and Group Two meets Tuesday and Thursday. The Teen HOPE coordinator receives referrals from the guidance counselors at the schools or from other HOPE programs. We serve between 24 and 30 teens per year with mentoring and tutoring. Monday through Thursday the program meets after school in the Teen HOPE room at the middle school. The day starts off with a snack prepared by the teens or the coordinator. Following the snack, the teens meet with their tutor and work on their homework. We focus on the academic success of the students, while also working with them on social issues.

Student Intern - IT/Graphic Design
Opportunity

This track is design to provide an intern with direct experience in developing e-learning courses. The intern will work with subject matter experts to convert classroom based training to the e-learning platform following a set lesson plan. Using proven e-design concepts, Adobe Captivate, and the EOPPS e-learning porthole the intern will publish a well-designed e-learning project that includes graphics, audio, quizzes and interactive learning, taking a project from conception to competition.

Bake Sale
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Halloween themed Bake Sale in the Cafeteria Hallway!!!

MWCC -- HST101, HST140 -- Thanksgiving Basket Project
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Students participating in the Thanksgiving Food Basket service learning project for the HST101 (Intro to Human Services) and HST140 (Counseling Methods) course sections taught by Yvonne Noyes-Stevens in the Fall 2013 semester should report their service learning hours and activities to this opportunity.

Environmental Education Intern
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Spring and/or Summer 2014 Unpaid internship, providing training and mentorship Support Mount Grace's education outreach to public schools, afterschools, and children's summer programs! We visit schools and programs to run hands-on, outdoors environmental lessons on topics including streams biology, vernal pools and amphibians, pollinator habitat, permaculture gardening, and more! Partner with the current AmeriCorps Service Learning Coordinator at Mount Grace to assess our current curriculum, develop new lesson plans, and lead lessons at North Quabbin area schools & children's programs. Mount Grace provides a half-day orientation, one-on-one mentorship, and membership in a new local network for environmental educators.

North Quabbin Green Team
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A "Green Team" of volunteers is needed for Live Green North Quabbin, a green business program that will begin this winter. In conjunction with a partnership comprised of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, MassLIFT, and the local Chamber of Commerce, volunteers will work to oversee a program that will encourage businesses to make sustainable choices and recognize businesses for going green in their day-to-day operations. Following training with program leaders, volunteers will visit area businesses and distribute a questionnaire about green business practices. The Green Team will bring any questions, concerns, or feedback to the program coordinators. Additionally, the green team will be social media representatives of the program, posting status updates and tweeting about it on a regular basis.

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Dr. John Chittick and TeenAIDS present "Run to stop youth AIDS 5k run/walk"
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Saturday, September 7th has been proclaimed as "Fitchburg Youth AIDS Awareness Day" for the start of the school year. TeenAIDS is a 501 c 3 non-profit hosting a day and night of activities - and we need the help of good people to make this community event work well. We are having weekly meet ups at Destare's on Main Street throughout August leading up to the events after Labor Day. If you have experience with organizing community events we would like to talk with you. We need help organizing food vendors, sponsors, raffle and auction items, tents and chairs, bake sale, sports and games, dance and music too. We need community notices and flyers posted in store windows too. The day starts off with a 5K Run (10 am) and Walk (9 am) at Coggshall Park with professional timing by First Time Out. Walkers are welcome and we need help with registration (starting at 8:30), food and drink, security, support, Pledge sheets, awards ceremony and parking. We open up our "Family Fun Day for Teens" at Riverfront Park (noon to 4 pm) that offers free admission but will have vendors, bake sales, food and drink. We are offering HIV testing demonstrations, info tables, games, Child ID, dance competitions and live music. We need transportation, set up/take down help, security, info hosts, baked goods, food and drink sellers, 50/50 raffle takers, etc. Beginning at six, we are holding an "Evening Soirée for Adult Supporters" at the Fay Club to raise funds to pay for the expensive testing, permits, insurance and the activities. We need event planning help, organizing gourmet food donations, flowers, invitations, ticket sellers, etc. HIV/AIDS is out of control with youth today and yet, few realize how serious it is. Dr. John Chittick, executive director of TeenAIDS and his staff are all volunteers in this fight. TA-PC is bringing these events to Montachusett and Fitchburg -- we need your help. All volunteers will receive a Personalized Certificate suitable for framing; 50% off of a Run t-shirt; free soft drinks; and 50/50 raffle tickets at Riverfront event.

Pack Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz with MWCC for the United Way Day of Caring
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Join the MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement in helping Kylee’s Kare Kits for Kids prepare and pack care packages for local students who are in need of food. MWCC joins the United Way of North Central Massachusetts for this 18th Annual Day of Caring event! Started as a United Way Youth Venture by Leominster fifth grader Kylee McCumber, Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz helps children who do not have enough food at home on the weekends. Kylee noticed that there were many children eating breakfast at her elementary school each day and began to research ways that she and fellow community members could help these children. Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz currently provides food every weekend for children in the Leominster public school system. Each Friday the children receive a Kare Kit that includes cereal, juice, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, macaroni & cheese, chicken noodle soup, pasta products, granola bars, fruit snacks, peanut butter crackers.... The contents of the Kare Kits vary week to week depending upon what the organization can purchase on sale or what may have been donated that week. Participants in this special event will pack Kare Kits from donated and purchased supplies in an impressive assembly line in the MWCC Commons.

MWCC Students SOS Office Is Collecting Coats
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The Farmers Almanac says it's going to be a super cold and snowy winter. If you have any coats in good condition to donate, please bring them to the Students SOS Office in Room 152 of the MWCC Gardner Campus. We'll get them over to the Gardner Community Action Committee, which is collecting coats in good condition for needy neighbors through October 31st.

Non-Profit Collaborative Fundraising Mini-Conference
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The last few years of economic recession coupled with the vast change in how people are accessing information have created a whole new dynamic in fundraising that non-profits should be integrating into strategies. Together, Mount Wachusett Community College's Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement and Enterprise Bank's Non-Profit Collaborative, are pleased to provide a half day program of networking, workshops and discussion regarding how to build the sustainability of your organization in this new economic reality that we find ourselves. Agenda 8:30 - 9:00 Complimentary Breakfast & Networking 9:00 - 9:30 Welcome & Opening 9:30 - 10:30 Panel Presentation A panel of individuals with different perspectives on fundraising and organizational sustainability - from grantwriting to community investment to large-scale fundraising. Panelists Joe Stiso, Linda Mack and Win Brown will showcase some strategies and best practicies for moving your organization forward. 10:30 - 12:00 Breakout Workshop Sessions Experts in the fields of social media, volunteer management and nonprofit management will present workshops on how to leverage existing aspects of your organization in support of your fundraising efforts. 12:00 - 1:00 World Cafe Networking Session & Lunch

Gardner Mayoral Candidate Debate
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The MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement invites you to view a debate between the two candidates for mayor of the City of Gardner, incumbent Mayor Mark Hawke and challenger Christine Wilson, at the MWCC Gardner Campus South Café on Wednesday, October 16th at 7pm. We thank the Gardner News and the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce for co-sponsoring this debate.

Gardner City Council Candidate Debates (At-Large Councillors)
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The MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement invites MWCC faculty, staff, and students to view debates between the candidates for Gardner City Council at the MWCC Gardner Campus Commons Tuesday, October 22nd (at-large candidates) and Wednesday, October 23rd (ward candidates). The debates will start at 7pm each evening. We thank the Gardner News and the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce for co-sponsoring this debate.

Gardner City Council Candidate Debates (Ward Councillors)
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The MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement invites MWCC faculty, staff, and students to view debates between the candidates for Gardner City Council at the MWCC Gardner Campus Commons Tuesday, October 22nd (at-large candidates) and Wednesday, October 23rd (ward candidates). The debates will start at 7pm each evening. We thank the Gardner News and the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce for co-sponsoring this debate.

Fitchburg Police Internship Program
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CHILDRENS HOSPITAL - BOSTON AND THE FITCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS TEAMED UP TO HOLD A BLOOD DRIVE THIS NOVEMBER 29, 2013 BETWEEN 11:am AND 5:pm RIGHT AT FITCHBURG POLICE HEADQUARTERS.

WGBH needs Volunteers - Super Sunday!
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Sunday, November 3rd, is High School Quiz Show’s Super Sunday, and we need you! Nearly 400 students representing 100 schools from across Massachusetts will fill WGBH on that day to take a qualifying quiz. The incentive? The top-scoring teams will compete in Season 5 of High School Quiz Show. We’re looking for 70 WGBH volunteers to help moderate and score the quiz, as well as to get teams to their testing rooms. Teams will arrive in three shifts throughout the day and each team takes an oral quiz. Volunteers are asked to make a full-day commitment (8:30am to 5pm). Training takes place in the early morning and lunch is provided. Please review the Super Sunday volunteer position descriptions listed below and email me at jaime_reese@wgbh.org if you'd like to help. Please make sure to include the following information in your email response: - Your full name - Preferred position - Prior education and/or test giving experience (for Moderator position) Moderator (must be 25+ years) • Enforces all rules in a fair and judicious manner • Reads all questions and determines if the given answer is correct or incorrect • Spells difficult or foreign words • Keeps informal time count for responses • Ensures materials and results remain confidential • Position requirements: Moderators must have a clear voice and strong command of the English language. Prior education experience is also a plus. Scorekeeper (must be 20+ years) • Notes correct and incorrect answers on a score sheet while quiz is being administered • Ensures score is consistent with the team coach’s score sheet after each section of the quiz is completed • Adds up categories to determine the official score of the quiz • Secures the signature of the coach, thereby signifying agreement on total point count • Position requirements: Scorekeeper must be competent in math, organized and accurate. Registration • Greets teams and coaches as they arrive to ‘GBH • Checks schools off a printed registration list • Answers general questions about the day’s events • Position requirement: Registration volunteers must be friendly, organized and outgoing. Floater • Keeps guests out of the Yawkey Theater until its time for them to be matched up with Moderators and Scorekeepers • Runs the elevator to testing room floors • Checks testing rooms and signs on their floors; takes down signs at the end of the day • Provides schools with directions to testing rooms, bathrooms, etc. • Position requirements: Floaters must be friendly, outgoing and eager to provide assistance to guests. I hope to hear from you soon! Best, Jaime Volunteer & Marketing Manager, WGBH Facebook Join the "WGBH Volunteers" group at http://support.wgbh.org/site/R?i=5G1HHANLIZ5WsZX9qH0-ng WGBH | One Guest Street | Boston, MA 02135 | 617-300-4211 Unsubscribe: http://support.wgbh.org/site/CO?i=LXYVlvTz92N_vsvyud10IAFF7nEfaF-1&cid=1121 Privacy Policy: http://support.wgbh.org/site/R?i=1zUO_rvIr500B5BqopYT_A

Volunteers needed! Classical New England Cartoon Fest!
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WGBH 99.5 All Classical presents the Classical New England Cartoon Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 from 10am-4pm at Symphony Hall, Boston, and we need your help to ensure kids of all ages enjoy classical music, their favorite Warner Brothers cartoons on a giant screen, live performances, storytellers, and more during the event. Please review all the Cartoon Festival volunteer position descriptions listed below and email me at jaime_reese@wgbh.org if you'd like to help. Please make sure to include the following information in your email response: - Your full name - Preferred position (e.g. costume character, floater, face painter, etc. ** If you’d like to be a costume character, please note your character preference based on the size requirement provided below) - Preferred shift (Saturday, November 9th from 9am-1:30pm or 1-5pm) Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013; two shifts: 9am-1:30pm or 1-5pm Costume Handler (6 per shift) Description: Assist costume character move about the crowds at Symphony Hall. Face Painters (6 per shift) Description: Design simple color images on kids’ faces. **Sample drawings will be provided as examples. Floater (15 per shift) Description: Provide guests with directions to activities, bathrooms, etc., and fill in for other positions as needed. Floaters must be friendly, outgoing and eager to provide assistance to guests. Musical Petting Zoo Volunteers Description: Help children learn how to play string instruments (violin, viola and cello) Kids Activity Area Description: Assist kids with coloring projects, computer based games and other engaging interactive activities. Volunteer Photographer (1 per shift) Description: Take pictures of Cartoon Festival activities and guests. **Photographers, please send samples of your work. Volunteer Photographer Assistant (1 per shift) Description: Walk with photographers during the event, record names of people in pictures and ask guests in photos to fill out appearance release forms as needed. This is going to be a great event but volunteers are key to its success! I hope to hear from you soon.

Information Session for Spring 2014 MWCC Internships
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Are you planning to enroll in an internship or externship course for the Spring 2014 semester in the Criminal Justice, Human Services, Exercise Science, or Medical Office programs? Or are you planning to enroll in a co-op course for the Spring 2014 semester? The MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement is ready to help you start your internship or co-op search. Students who start their search in the fall often find internship and co-op placements by the first day of classes for the spring semester. Don’t start your internship search late – you might find it very difficult to reach your required internship hours by the last day of the spring semester! The Center’s internship information sessions for any interested students will take place on the following dates on the Gardner Campus. No pre-registration is necessary. •November 4th, 5-6pm, Murphy Conference Room, MWCC Gardner Campus •December 4th, 12:30-1:30pm, Room 206, MWCC Gardner Campus For questions about information sessions, please contact Center Staff Assistant Heather Daly at 978-630-9435 or hdaly@mwcc.mass.edu

Info Sessions for Spring 2014 Internships
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Are you planning to enroll in an internship or externship course for the Spring 2014 semester in the Criminal Justice, Human Services, Exercise Science, or Medical Office programs? Or are you planning to enroll in a co-op course for the Spring 2014 semester? The MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement is ready to help you start your internship or co-op search. Students who start their search in the fall often find internship and co-op placements by the first day of classes for the spring semester. Don’t start your internship search late – you might find it very difficult to reach your required internship hours by the last day of the spring semester! The Center’s internship information sessions for any interested students will take place on the following dates. No pre-registration is necessary. •Wednesday, December 4th, 12:30-1:30pm, Room 206, GARDNER Campus •Wednesday, December 11th, 11:45am-1pm, Room 119, LEOMINSTER Campus •Thursday, December 12th, 11:45am-1pm, Room 119, LEOMINSTER Campus For questions about information sessions, please contact Center Staff Assistant Heather Daly at 978-630-9435 or hdaly@mwcc.mass.edu

Spring 2014 Internship/Externship/Co-op Info Sessions
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Are you planning to enroll in an internship or externship course for the Spring 2014 semester in the Criminal Justice, Human Services, Exercise Science, or Medical Office programs? Or are you planning to enroll in a co-op course for the Spring 2014 semester? The MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement is ready to help you start your internship or co-op search. Students who start their search in the fall often find internship and co-op placements by the first day of classes for the spring semester. Don’t start your internship search late – you might find it very difficult to reach your required internship hours by the last day of the spring semester! The Center’s internship information sessions for any interested students will take place on the following dates. No pre-registration is necessary. PLEASE NOTE TIME CORRECTION TO DEC 11TH SESSION: •Wednesday, December 11th, 11:45pm-1:00pm (NOT 12:30pm-1:45pm), Room 119, LEOMINSTER Campus •Thursday, December 12th, 11:45pm-1:00pm, Room 119, LEOMINSTER Campus For questions about information sessions, please contact Center Staff Assistant Heather Daly at 978-630-9435 or hdaly@mwcc.mass.edu

MWCC Job Fair
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Bring your resume and dress for success! This year's annual MWCC Job Fair will take place in The Commons of the Gardner campus, featuring over 30 employers. The MWCC Job Fair is open exclusively to MWCC students 10am-11:30am. At 11:30am, the MWCC Job Fair opens to all.

"What Not To Wear" Fashion Extravaganza
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Beyond Str8 and the MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement invite all MWCC students to a fashion show on Tuesday, March 25th in preparation for the Annual MWCC Job Fair (on April 2nd). The "What Not To Wear (Career Edition)" Fashion Extravaganza will take place in the Gardner Campus South Cafe between 12:45pm and 1:15pm. Learn the do’s & do not’s on how to dress for success and figure out what will make you shine at the job fair on April 2nd!

2014 MWCC United Way Day of Caring
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Please join fellow MWCC students and faculty on September 18th for our annual MWCC United Way Day of Caring. We will package 20,000 meals to be delivered to local food pantries, including organizations that serve veterans, starting at 9am. Numerous volunteer shifts are available. Please visit http://mwcc.edu/democracy/mwcc-united-way-day-of-caring/ to register or contact John Day, AmeriCorps*VISTA at the MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement at 978-630-9255 (or jday12@mwcc.mass.edu) for further information.

United Way Youth Venture Fall Kick-Off
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On Friday, October 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm, MWCC will host about 500 area middle and high school students for a youth conference on leading and creating lasting social change. This is the annual Fall Kick-Off for the United Way Youth Venture program, which engages over 2,600 youth in North Central Mass annually. We are looking for volunteers to help us set up, check-in the students upon their arrival, serve lunch, guide the students and their teachers around our campus, and more. If you are unable to commit to a full shift, anytime you are available to volunteer will certainly be appreciated! We have three shifts: • 7:30 am - 9:00 am – bus greeters, registration, people directing foot traffic • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm –directing foot traffic, helping with service project to benefit youth in foster care, and clean-up; directing foot traffic; serving lunch • 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm – providing assistance leading students to buses; clean up If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Lauren Mountain, Associate Director of UWYV, at 978-630-9201 or at lmountain@mwcc.mass.edu with the time slot/s you are available and if you have a preference for your volunteer role.

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Pack Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz
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Join the MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement in helping Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz prepare and pack care packages for local students who are in need of food. MWCC joins the United Way of North Central Massachusetts for this 18th Annual Day of Caring event!

Started as a United Way Youth Venture by Leominster fifth grader Kylee McCumber, Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz helps children who do not have enough food at home on the weekends. Kylee noticed that there were many children eating breakfast at her elementary school each day and began to research ways that she and fellow community members could help these children.

Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz currently provides food every weekend for children in the Leominster public school system. Each Friday the children receive a Kare Kit that includes cereal, juice, fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, macaroni & cheese, chicken noodle soup, pasta products, granola bars, fruit snacks, peanut butter crackers.... The contents of the Kare Kits vary week to week depending upon what the organization can purchase on sale or what may have been donated that week.

Participants in this special event will pack Kare Kits from donated and purchased supplies in an impressive assembly line in the MWCC Commons.

To volunteer for this 18th Annual United Way Day of Caring event, please contact Kathleen Craigen at kcraigen1@mwcc.mass.edu or at 978-630-9377.

MWCC Phi Theta Kappa Information Mtgs
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MWCC students from all majors who maintain at least a 3.3 GPA and who have earned at least 12 or more degree credits are invited to weekly Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society information meetings to meet fellow honor society members and learn more about the society. The meetings will be held every other Monday starting September 16th in MWCC Gardner Campus Room 202. For further information, please contact MWCC PTK Chapter President Elizabeth Reiser at ereiser@mwcc.edu.

Playspace Program Internship
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Assignment Overview:

The Playspace Program Intern is responsible for assisting with recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers. The Intern assists with the maintenance and restocking of Playspaces where volunteers work with the shelter liaisons to assure that the Playspaces are well-stocked and maintained. This opportunity is part-time and requires a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

Outreach:

· Assist with the recruitment of volunteers for the region’s Playspace Program through outreach activities, visibility events, community outreach, mailings and distributing flyers, media venues, and volunteer fairs · Support maintenance of database for all outreach contacts, media, and volunteers

· Assist with volunteer PAL trainings (registration, materials, and training packets)

· Assist with volunteer events, activities, and workshops

Playspace Program:

· Assist with the installation and opening of new Playspaces and refurbishment of existing Playspaces

· Assist in the sorting, selecting, and management of in-kind donations to be used in the Playspaces

· Assist in the maintenance, inventory, and restocking of Playspace Program storeroom · Assist in strengthening relationships with PALs through appreciation efforts to help foster volunteer retention

· Perform administrative and other tasks as necessary

Special Intern Project:

· Along with Playspace Program staff, develop, implement, and evaluate special intern project based on intern’s own academic and professional interests and Playspace Program needs. Examples include projects in the areas of literacy, infant/toddler development, outreach, or volunteer retention

Compensation:

· This is an unpaid internship

· We are open to working with your Faculty Internship Advisor to help you earn academic credit

Required Skills and Competencies:

· Must be 18 years old and completed at least one academic year of study at the college level

· Data entry experience and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, & Excel

· Excellent communication and organizational skills

· Excellent telephone skills

· Able to lift 50 pounds

· Strong interest in working with volunteer programs, child development, homelessness, or “at risk” populations

· Valid driver’s license and access to a car

· Willing to travel to our sites located throughout Central MA

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Whitehead-Pleaux, Central Region Playspace Program Director

Horizons for Homeless Children

74 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 755-2615

awhiteheadpleaux@horizonsforhomelesschildren.org

Volunteer Opportunity
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Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?

Are you enthusiastic and have patience?

Do you have a skill or hobby you would like to share?

Why not volunteer at GAAMHA, you will find volunteering with our individuals fulfilling and rewarding! The individuals we provide developmental services to would enjoy having members of the community be a part of our organization and their lives in whatever capacity you can.

"There's a lot you can do." Is there an activity, skill or hobby that you enjoy and would like to participate in? What is it that you would like to contribute? We are looking for someone like you and will work with you in regards to your time and interests.

"What is your commitment?" Your commitment is based upon what time you would like to share, whether it is daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly.

10th Annual Charles E. Grout Golf Tournament
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Saturday, September 6th

Registration: (visit www.theclarkymca.org to register) Individual - $100 Team Entry - $400 Event Schedule 8am Check-in/ 8:30am Opening Remarks/ 9am Shotgun starts (lunch included on course)/ 1:30pm Cocktails & Awards Ceremony followed by post play luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities: *contact Mike Quinn for details at 978-297-9622 or mquinn@theclarkymca.org Major Sponsor - $500 Hole Sponsorship - $200 Clubhouse Sponsorship - $100

2014 MWCC United Way Day of Caring
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Please join fellow MWCC students and faculty on September 18th for our annual MWCC United Way Day of Caring. We will package 20,000 meals to be delivered to local food pantries, including organizations that serve veterans, starting at 9am.

Numerous volunteer shifts are available. Please visit mwcc.edu to register or contact John Day, AmeriCorps*VISTA at the MWCC Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement at 978-630-9255 (or jday12@mwcc.mass.edu) for further information.

Volunteers needed for Oct. 24th
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On Friday, October 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm, MWCC will host about 500 area middle and high school students for a youth conference on leading and creating lasting social change. This is the annual Fall Kick-Off for the United Way Youth Venture program, which engages over 2,600 youth in North Central Mass annually.

We are looking for volunteers to help us set up, check-in the students upon their arrival, serve lunch, guide the students and their teachers around our campus, and more. If you are unable to commit to a full shift, anytime you are available to volunteer will certainly be appreciated!

We have three shifts:

7:30 am - 9:00 am

bus greeters, registration, people directing foot traffic

9:30 am - 12:00 pm

directing foot traffic, helping with service project to benefit youth in foster care, and clean-up; directing foot traffic; serving lunch

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

providing assistance leading students to buses; clean up

If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Lauren Mountain, Associate Director of UWYV, at 978-630-9201 or at lmountain@mwcc.mass.edu with the time slot/s you are available and if you have a preference for your volunteer role.

Wed, March 4, Relay for Life Team Mtg
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Join the MWCC Relay for Life team and walk for a cure for cancer on our Gardner campus in June! Help us plan the best team yet! If the idea of finding a cure for cancer interests you, then come to our team meeting on Wednesday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. Learn more about this biggest event in New England while munching on a pile of homemade cookies! We need walkers, decorators, fundraisers, recruiters, and anyone else who wants to volunteer for a good cause! For more information, contact Sue Goldstein (s_goldstein@mwcc.mass.edu).

2015 Rotary Club Televised Auction
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Bid on hundreds of items valued at over $18,000 to support the community service activities of the Rotary Club of Gardner! Watch the 29th Annual Rotary Televised Auction on Friday, March 6th, 6pm-10pm and Saturday, March 7th, 10am-4pm. You can watch the auction live online at http://mwcc.edu/livetv/ and on cable channel 9 in Gardner and channel 8 in Templeton.

April 11th Character Breakfast
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Join MWCC's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for a hot breakfast to benefit hunger alleviation programs in North Central Massachusetts on Saturday, April 11th.

All MWCC students, faculty, staff, and friends are welcome.

Don't forget to wear your costume!

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: MWCC Gardner Campus, South Cafe

Tickets:

Adults ~ $7 (12 and over)

Children ~ $5 (12 and under)

1 and under are free

Contact: John Day (978) 630-9255 or jday12@mwcc.mass.edu