Service Roundup: 2014.04.30
H-SLUG NEEDS SECRETARY & TREASURER 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.
ELL REFLECTION: MAY 1 NEW
The ELL Reflection sessions will be held in Robertson/Sayre 4B at two times:
Monday April 28th at 6:30 pm
Thursday May 1st at 6:30 pm
If neither of these options work for you, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTH RELATED SERVICE REFLECTION: MAY 2 NEW
Hi everyone, Zach and Adria are holding the reflection session Friday, May 2nd at 2:30 pm in the Honors Lounge.
- Before the reflection, please watch the short clip linked below and come to the reflection ready to discuss the video's content and your own service. Please also bring your service hour totals to the reflection session so that they can be recorded!
- Please feel free to contact either Adria Adria.Johnson.email@example.com or Zach firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or if you are unable to attend.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtyYbaAtM14
CSI REFLECTION SESSION: May 5 & 6 NEW
All volunteers that served at CSI this semester and want their hours to count must attend a reflection session. Please sign up for the upcoming reflection sessions using the SignUp Genius website under the section titled "CSI Reflection Sessions." The sessions will be held on:
1) Monday, May 5th from 4:30-5:30 pm in Room 8 at the Honors Building (Robertson/Sayre)
2) Tuesday, May 6th from 6:00-7:00 pm in Room 8 at the Honors Building (Robertson/Sayre)
You can sign up to attend a session at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084DAFA92F4-csireflection3.
If you have any questions, concerns, or you are unable to attend one of these times, please contact Chelsea Boger at email@example.com.
FOOD PANTRY REFLECTION: MAY 6
- The reflection session for the food pantry is scheduled for May 6 in the Honors Lounge at 7:30 PM.
- Those who cannot attend should contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can figure something out.
HUMANE SOCIETY REFLECTION: MAY 7 NEW
The Humane Society reflection session will be held on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Honors building.
Please come prepared to discuss by reading the attached paper and considering how it affects your personal view of your service and how it relates to the Solidarity paper. I understand that the paper is long but I strongly encourage you to read it thoroughly before the session to better stimulate discussion. Thanks again for all of your great service this semester!
-Isaac J. Jensen (email@example.com)
YMCA BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER REFLECTION
Any student who has participated in the YMCA Big Brother/Big Sister program this semester, please contact Alek Haugen (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
ETHIOPIA READS FUNDRAISER: APRIL 30
"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). If you're interested in helng out, email Ann Porter at email@example.com, and also notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIG EVENT: MAY 3
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.
~ Typically 3-4 hours of service can be accomplished via this event. ~
If you have signed up to be part of a team or are planning to be a team leader, please email email@example.com.
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-in basis 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.
Signup available on SignUpGenius. Enter email address firstname.lastname@example.org to locate the signup.
(Summer service hours count toward the upcoming academic year. See Robin with questions.)
GLOBAL FRIENDS COALITION RESILIENT YOUTH ELL PROGRAM NEW
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.
• 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
CAMP GOOD MOURNING NEW
Camp Good Morning is a grief camp for children and teens aged 6-18.
It is sponsored by Altru's Hospice and will be held at Park River Bible Camp, near Park River, ND from June 27-29, 2014.
Volunteers are needed for
Arts and Crafts: Able to volunteer in this area either one day or entire camp. Help facilitate activities, assist in cleaning and packing up materials at the end of camp.
Recreation: Organize and implement recreational activities at camp. Activities are available at camp but need someone in charge.
Counselors (Buddies): Assigned one or two campers for the entire camp experience. Accompany and participate with your camper(s) in all activities. You are with your camper 24 hours a day.
For more information on volunteer opportunities at CGM, please contact Jessica Schalinec, Volunteer Supervisor, at 701.780.1450 or email@example.com.