Service Roundup: 04.16.14
HONORS SERVICE TIDBIT: Watch the new "reflection session" section below for updates about the projects you're involved with. (Also, be an H-SLuG officer! See below.)
The pursuit of peace resembles the building of a great cathedral. It is the work of many a generation. In concept, it requires a master-architect; in execution, the labors of many.
~ Hubert H. Humphrey
NOMINATE FOR H-SLUG OFFICE: APRIL 22 NEW
The Honors Service Learning Group is looking for new officers for the 2014-2015 academic school year!
H-SLuG and its members are involved with planning the Honor Service Retreat in the fall and a fundraiser for the Honors selected charity in the spring as well as discussing individual service project proposals and planning the service celebration at the end of each spring semester. If you are interested in running for a position, become a member of H-SLuG, or just want to learn more about what H-SLuG is all about, join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, April 22nd at 4pm in the Honors Lounge!
If are interested in an H-SLuG office but can't attend the meeting, please contact email@example.com
**We will provide more details about what each position entails at the meeting and hope to see you and all your friends there! :)
WACIPI POWWOW REFLECTION: APRIL 22
The reflection session for the Pow-wow is scheduled for April 22th in the Honors Lounge at 7PM.
- Those who cannot attend should contact me (at firstname.lastname@example.org), and we can figure something out.
- Please read these two documents in advance of the session:
YMCA BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER REFLECTION NEW
Any student who has participated in the YMCA Big Brother/Big Sister program this semester, please contact Alek Haugen (email@example.com) so that she may schedule a reflection session accordingly.
Also, feel free to get in touch with her if you think you may be interested in serving as a Big Brother or Sister in the future.
There are still many children in the community looking for companions and mentors like you!
TUNNEL OF OPPRESSION: APRIL 22-25 NEW
Tunnel of Oppression is a tour in the basement of Johnstone/Fulton/Smith that will engage students in an immersive experience of scenes.
Participants will experience firsthand different forms of oppression through interactive acting, viewing, monologues and multimedia.
If interested, positions include the following: tour guide, actor, setup crew, reception area or tear down crew.
If interested in being a volunteer, please check out the following link and fill out the application completely. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AueDbUJ4G5o4dFpSUDBXSW92RlNpSmc3X3F6UkRQY2c&usp=sharing#gid=0
Please also contact firstname.lastname@example.org so she can keep a list of students involved.
RELAY FOR LIFE: APRIL 25
Looking for a fun way to fulfill your service goals?
Volunteer at the Relay For Life!
This 12 hour event takes place on Friday, April 25th, from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, and helps raise money and awareness towards cancer research, patients, and survivors.
Go to www.undrelay.org and join the UND Honor's Program team, another team, or create your own!
All time spent fundraising will also count towards your service hours.
There are only 9 days left until the Relay, so sign up soon to make the most of your service!
COMMUNITY CONNECT FORUM: APRIL 26
The Center for Community Engagement is seeking volunteers for our upcoming Community Connect Forum in Emerado, ND.
Would you like to take a free trip to a local community Saturday, April 26?
Network with UND faculty & staff and regional community members at the annual Community Connect Forum in Emerado, N.D.. The forum, sponsored by the UND Center for Community Engagement, is free and transportation is provided from UND's Memorial Union. There is also a complimentary lunch served by the host community.
If interested in being a volunteer for this forum, please sign up by clicking on the link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0B4CADA823A0FA7-volunteers.
Additional information is available at www.communityengagement.und.edu, or you can contact the Center for more information at 701-777-0675.
Contact email@example.com to discuss the educational component for this project.
NDMOA FAMILY DAY: APR 26
- Family Day takes place at the NDMOA the last Saturday of the month, except December.
- You will be teaming up with parents and children to do simple art projects and have fun.
- Each Family Day event is FREE and open to the public, as we hope to allow for all families to spend time together and enjoy what the museum has to offer.
- Volunteers are needed to help assist Families in various arts and crafts making activities.
- This is a very informal event.
- Feel free to invite your friends to sign up as well.
- The goal is for everyone (including volunteers) to have fun!
Contact coordinator Erika Gallaway at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
SUPER SCIENCE DAY: APR 27 NEW
- If you are signed up to volunteer at Dakota Science Center Super Science Day on April 27, 2014, please email me to ensure that your volunteer hours can count for Honors service, as well as for information about the reflection session.
- Additionally, if you would to like to get more hours by helping set up for the event on April 26, 2014 at 3pm or take down the event after 4pm on April 27th, please contact me.
Brooke Lentz, email@example.com
NDMOA SUNDAY CONCERTS: APRIL 27
Classical Sunday concerts are often held in the NDMOA galleries. We need volunteers to need help sell and take tickets during this time.
Contact coordinator Erika Gallaway at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
ETHIOPIA READS FUNDRAISER: APRIL 30 NEW
"Ethiopia Reads collaborates with Ethiopian communities to build schools, plant libraries, teach teachers, boost literacy and provide youth and families with the tools to improve their lives."
Ethiopia Reads is hosting a fundraiser at the Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, April 30 and needs volunteers to help with shifts (4:30-6:30, 6:30-8:30).
BIG EVENT: MAY 3 NEW
Each year UND campus takes part in a BIG event to unite the community.
- On the morning May 3rd, many service in Grand Forks will be assigned to all those who have signed up with a team or individually.
- Each participant (normally over a thousand from the UND campus) will arrive at the Wellness Center at 9 AM on that morning for further instructions and BIG event gear.
- These projects can range from cleaning up an elderly citizen's house, picking up litter in the parks, flood clean up (flood pending), demolition, painting, etc.
To sign up, fill out this form: http://www.und.edu/org/thebigevent/Participation%20Form%202014.pdf or stop in the Student Involvement Office. ~ Typically 3-4 hours of service can be accomplished via this event. ~
If you would like to be part of a team or are planning to be a team leader, please email email@example.com
GLOBAL FRIENDS COALITION RESILIENT YOUTH ELL PROGRAM
Last year, Global Friends Coalition launched a new program to match positive young adult volunteer role models with New American youth attending Red River High School to serve the educational and acculturation needs of diverse New American youth. This year, the program is being expanded to South Middle School Here are the details of the program:
• Devote at least an hour a week to tutoring in the Red River or South ELL classroom through the spring semester.
• Attend an orientation session for mentors.
• Possibly participate in planned events/activities for tutors and ELL students outside of the school day.
This is an excellent way to get involved in the community!
If you are interested in the program or have any questions, or if you are a continuing mentor, please contact Joey Schaefbauer or Jennifer Vetter at Joseph.Schaefbauer@my.und.edu or Jennifer.Vetter@my.und.edu
GFPS ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER (ELL) SERVICE
Grand Forks Public School English as a Learned Language (ELL) is looking for tutors to help students in area schools. Volunteers will tutor ELL students with their studies and homework. There are volunteering opportunities at Red River High School, South Middle School, and Winship Elementary School (hopefully with times for Century Elementary to be added). Sign up is done through SignUpGenius. Available times will be listed on the website, with many different time slots to work with.
CSI AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
The CSI After School Program is a fun and interactive program for volunteers interested in working with children! Volunteers will assist and supervise elementary-age students on school days from 3-5:30PM with snack time, reading, homework, crafts, and other engaging activities. CSI is in the LaGrave Complex attached to the LaGrave Learning Center located at 832 4th Ave South, Grand Forks, ND 58201. (Take the exit for Cherry Street off of Demers Ave. It will be in the apartment complex on your left.) Volunteers will need to sign up through signupgenius.com, and be signed up by the Friday preceding the week they plan to volunteer.
• Go to www.signupgenius.com.
• Click Find a Sign Up.
• Enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Choose the list you're interested in.
• Enter password: HONORS.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chelsea Boger at email@example.com.
NORTH DAKOTA MUSEUM OF ART
The North Dakota Museum of Art, located here on the UND campus on Centennial Drive, is helped run by many volunteering hands. They are looking for people to act as gallery attendants and to assist at special events. The NDMOA is a unique form of service learning as you will not only be working with the regular staff at the museum but also assisting the people passing through. You get to learn about the local and traveling art work that comes in, which is constantly changing. The description of these positions are posted below.
Each week volunteers are needed on the following days at the following times:
- Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Tuesday - 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday - 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday - 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Friday - 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
During these hours volunteers will typically be gallery attendants. As the art continues to rotate and events come up, the museum may have other tasks needed to be complete during these times.
Volunteers are to contact me prior to volunteering at the museum. Two to three volunteers will be accepted during the weekday, and special events will be posted as they arise. If you have any questions or further comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.
ST. JOSEPH'S FOOD PANTRY
St. Joseph's Food Pantry is located at 620 8th Ave S. in Grand Forks.
- Their hours are from 2-4 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons, and Wednesdays from 5-7.
- Volunteers would be responsible for helping clients choose food in the pantry, and new volunteers will be trained upon arrival. It is best to arrive 5-10 minutes early, and if you're new, about 15 minutes early.
- They especially need volunteers on Mondays and Tuesdays, and the busiest times are towards the end of the month.
This is an awesome, fun way to earn service hours while meeting an important community need. There is no need to sign up beforehand, so you can easily work it into a busy schedule in your free time. Keep track of your hours, and we will have a reflection session at the end of the semester. If you have any questions, feel free to email Kelly Lontz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, stop by the Honors computer lab to pick up an information sheet for new volunteers.
Have a busy schedule this semester and need to get hours based on your own schedule?
Consider volunteering at the Humane Society!
- It is open Monday through Saturday noon to 6 and is an informal drop inbasis of volunteering.
- If interested contact Karen Ryba (email@example.com) for details on setting up a training session.
- And let Isaac (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you intend to volunteer.
- Be sure to sign into both the Honors and Humane Society books I can't count hours that are not recorded. Have a Great Semester!
PERPETUAL BAKE SALE
Attention all students who like to bake and would like a flexible way to contribute to this years' service charity recipient; the Perpetual Bake Sale may be for you. The bake sale will be an ongoing project that will be open to all Honors students throughout this semester, with flexible hours and days. All it entails is the purchase of your own supplies and the baking of a treat or baked good that you wish to contribute. Each student's contributing good will be sold at week-long intervals in the Honors Office, where they will be available for students and faculty to purchase at 50 cents each. Once again, this is a wonderful opportunity to help out and do your part to contribute to the Grand Forks community. All proceeds go to Global Friends Coalition, this year's Honors Service charity. If you have questions about the project, or are interested in signing up for a week, please email Liz Krueger at email@example.com .
EMPIRE ARTS CENTER
As UND Honors students, there are many upcoming opportunities for you to volunteer at the Empire Arts Center here in Grand Forks. This is a great, unique volunteer opportunity that is a lot of fun where you can embrace a new type of service and culture. There are several types of volunteer jobs for you to choose. It's definitely a fun way to put in some service and to enjoy volunteering. The opportunities will be ongoing throughout the year so please feel free ask at any time to participate.
For all those that participate, there will be a mandatory reflection meeting/activity at the end of the semester that is TBD. Moreover, going in, keep in mind this years' service article and think about how you find solidarity in your work at the art center or how you embrace the culture of the show or event taking place.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTIONS
- TICKET SELLING: This is the actual selling of tickets for the events
- TICKET TAKING: Tearing off the ticket stubs for the performance so that an audience count can be done by the House Manager
- CONCESSIONS: Working in our concession booth selling popcorn, candy & drinks
- WILL-CALL: This is people who have already ordered tickets and will pick them up at the event
- USHERING: This is necessary for some of our events with assigned seating, showing audience members to their seats
- PROGRAMS: This usually goes with Ticket Taking and is handing out the programs if an event has them
- FLOATER: This is an extra volunteer to assist the House Manager with any extra duties needed - not specific but could fill in any of the above openings
There is also a great opportunity for anyone wanting to build on their resume as well – House Manager.
This person is the direct contact person on behalf of the Empire for events. They oversee the volunteers and answer any questions that arise from the renter. It is a lot of fun and a great way to meet people and see events. It does take a bit more training and shadowing a current House Manager, but really isn't much more work than the regular volunteering – just a bit more time.
There are many fun events coming up at the Empire - feel welcome for anything and have fun!
MONDAY, April 28th - UND Jazz Concert - Time TBA
This is their spring concert and in the past they have been around 8:00 and about an hour long. For anyone who wants to sign up for this event, I will contact you with a time when we receive it. Either way, I would anticipate being home by 9:30 or so.
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