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2017-2018 CAMPUS AMBASSADORS POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • Position Title:Peace Corps Campus Ambassador
  • Dates of Service:September 2017—May 2018
  • Classification: Unpaid intern
  • Expected Work Hours: 3-5 hours each week
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2017

Summary

Peace Corps Campus Ambassadors serve as peer-to-peer outreach experts on undergraduate university campuses nationwide. Working closely with Peace Corps recruiters, Campus Ambassadors use their campus connections and social media to spread the word about Peace Corps and reach underrepresented student groups. The specifics of each Campus Ambassador’s role and the time percentages of their duties will vary based on local needs, but the program’s primary focus is targeted student outreach.

Duties

Targeted student outreach – 60%

  • Identify and connect with diverse student groups around campus, plugging them into Peace Corps activities and sharing the Peace Corps story with them.
  • Post and tweet multimedia content about the Peace Corps every week.
  • Participate in nationwide Ambassador competitions.

Event coordination and support – 25%

  • Help set up and turn people out to events put on by Peace Corps Recruiters.
  • Organize movie screenings and other activities.

Data collection and reporting – 15%

  • Track and report local Peace Corps-related activity, from the number of students who attend campus information sessions to the number of likes and forwards garnered by social media posts.
  • Document all activities performed as an Ambassador.

Benefits

  • The Peace Corps supports Ambassadors’ professional growth through individualized mentorship with a Peace Corps Recruiter, sample resume language, and a letter of recommendation when Ambassadors successfully complete the program.

WHY: April is sexual assault awareness month. According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, and every 5 minutes the victim is a child. The goal of sexual assault awareness month is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities about how to prevent it.

 

WHAT: A mile long walk in solidarity against sexual assault and to learn about the local agencies that assist and support victims. Staff from The Blue Bench and MESA will be there to provide information. The gravel trail is relatively flat and can accommodate strollers and wagons. And as an added bonus, the blue herons are back and nesting in many of the trees, so bring your binoculars. Dogs on leashes are also welcome.

 

WHERE: Metzger Farms Open Space. The Metzger Farms open space is jointly owned by Broomfield and Westminster. The main trailhead and parking lot are located off Lowell Blvd directly across from W. 121st Street Place (one block north of 120th and Lowell).

 

WHEN: Meet at 10:00am on Saturday April 8 in the Metzger Farms parking lot. [NOTE: In case of electrical storm or hazardous road conditions the walk will be automatically postponed.]

 

WHO: This walk is being co-sponsored by Broomfield Open Space Foundation. For more information contact Annie Lessem at 720-263-2201 or quixotic.meow@mail.com

 

RSVP: You can register for this walk by going to our North Metro Walkers Meetup group. If this is your first Walk2Connect experience in 2017 please fill out the online “Welcome Waiver” or download, print, sign, and turn in a hard copy at the walk. Additional hard copies will be available at the meeting site.

Denver Urban Scholars is seeking volunteers to participate in Group Mentoring! All 6th grade students in the Stepping Stones program will participate in Group Mentoring to focus on building specific skills, including study skills,self-awareness, persistence, collaborative learning, goal setting, and building relationships. Group mentors work with a group of 3-5 students weekly in their school, alternating between delivering curriculum and offering a group study hall. Study halls will be used to offer additional time to complete homework, check-in, and offer guidance on how to increase your students’ academic success. Each session will include a short, interactive activity to build on skills that will ultimately lead them to College and Career Readiness. Mentors can make a huge impact by joining in the learning process, being curious, and participating along with students!

  • STRIVE Sunnyside- 4735 Pecos St
    • Tuesdays 4:00-5:15
  • STRIVE Westwood- 3201 W. Arizona
    • Wednesdays 4:15-5:30
  • KIPP Sunshine Peak Academy (KSPA)-375 S. Tejon
    • Tuesdays 4:25-5:45

Interested in learning more or applying?  Contact Kate Kusner, Community Outreach Manager for Denver Urban Scholars at katek@denverurbanscholars.org or (303) 946-7863

www.denverurbanscholars.org

MSU Denver has teamed up with the Arvada Sunrise Rotary Club in a major nutrition initiative called Food for Thought that provides "PowerSacks" of food each Friday to students at two Title I elementary schools in Denver. 

Students from lower-income households qualify for the federally subsidized school lunch program, which helps meet their nutritional needs during the week. As for the weekends, “several studies have found that some students are unprepared to learn on Monday morning because sometimes the only meal they’ve had was on the last Friday” at school, says Michael Wray, director of restaurant management in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events (HTE) and a Food for Thought organizer.

Food for Thought-Denver aims to bridge the weekend hunger gap for low income students in Denver; helping them to be successful in school by meeting their most basic needs.

Food for Thought Denver is a 100% volunteer effort and all funds raised are used to purchase food and supplies for the program. We rely on donations and volunteers to make our program work.

Food for Thought-Denver Facebook

Food for Though Website

Wealth In Community Knowledge offers a wide variety of lessons and classes.  We are passionate about Creative Arts Education, Sustainability, and Community Outreach.  A wide variety of volunteer opportunities exist.  To learn more please visit The WICK online at:  http://www.thewickdenver.org/

Cooking Matters focuses on teaching families how to shop and cook healthy meals on a budget by partnering with Colorado nonprofits, community groups, and public organizations to provide nutrition and culinary education in venues that are convenient and familiar to them. Some of the programming offered includes Hands-on Cooking Courses, Interactive Cooking Matters at the Store Tours, and Childcare Professional Trainings. Cooking Matters programming relies on volunteers to provide direct education to participants, and has multiple volunteer roles available for those who want to help with education and also for students who would like to share their skills in other ways. Contact Samantha at covolunteer@strength.org to get involved, or visit http://co.cookingmatters.org/get-involved

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. Boys Hope Girls Hope is currently recruiting mentors and tutors for their residential and academy programs to work with students one on one or within groups. They are seeking volunteer tutors to assist scholars with subjects including biology, physics, math, and English.

Email: knguyen@bhgh.org
Website: http://www.boyshopegirlshope.org/colorado/Home.aspx

The Casa de la Esperanza program was initiated to serve the 100+ children and youth living on site. Partnerships with local agencies and groups provided many resources and services that have greatly benefitted the community for several years. Hundreds of volunteers from the local universities, corporations and the community have contributed thousands of hours of service to the Casa community annually as tutors, robotics mentors, teaching classes, organizing activities and events.

Contact Sarah Sorg at 303-628-6220 or ssorg@bouldercounty.org to get involved, and check out http://www.bouldercounty.org/family/housing/pages/casaesperanza.aspx

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) offers year-round art programs for youth ages 3 to 17. We accept volunteers and interns all year with a higher need during our busy summer months. We are currently looking for interns and volunteers to assist in all programs all year, and additional interns during the summer June 6 to August 5, 2016. Candidates must have a strong desire to work with youth in a very diverse environment. Interns and volunteers can work from 4 to 40 hours a week depending on their availability.

To apply, please e-mail a brief letter of interest with your availability to Viviane Le Courtois, Program Manager at gallery@davarts.org.

The La Alma Recreation Center needs college students to tutor younger children! We are looking for all levels of expertise K-12 mainly in the following subjects:
K-8:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Math
  • Vocabulary

High School:

  • ACT
  • SAT Prep

La Alma will provide all materials and space. Interested students would receive volunteer hours needed for college credit. 

To sign up, contact Chris Medina at Chris.Medina@denvergov.org

Check out La Alma Rec Center here

Families First provides services which strengthen families, empower parents, nurture children, and end the cycle of child abuse and neglect. Volunteers are needed for many positions, including Children's Group Leader, Staff Aid, Support Line, and community outreach. 

To learn more, go to http://www.familiesfirstcolorado.org/ or contact Marianna marianna@familiesfirstcolorado.org or 303-745-0327. Complete Volunteer Application at http://goo.gl/forms/P2WVY4G9Ybw6VU2j1

 

All-Out Multicourse Productions is a local running race production company. All of their races are in the Northwest Denver metro area. They put on races for athletes of all ability levels, and benefit the community by supporting local businesses and charities. Help is needed from volunteers to make races happen! This may mean helping stuff goodie bags, register athletes on packet pick up day, staff our expo tents, or staffing aid stations. We have events all year long, and are always looking for volunteers. To learn more, contact Matthew Sellen at matthew@alloutmultipro.com or go to http://www.alloutmultipro.com/volunteer/ and fill out the volunteer form.

The Girl Scouts were founded in 1912 and are now 2.7 million strong, with 1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe girls can change the world. The Girl Scouts develops girls of courage, confidence, and character by incorporating the Discover, Connect, and Take Action keys to leadership. By becoming a Girl Scout Volunteer, you can bring STEM, financial literacy, and outdoor programming to girls who need it the most.

You do not need to have any Girl Scouting experience to become a volunteer, however we require all of our volunteers to be 18+ and pass a criminal background check. The Girl Scouts of Colorado offers in person and online trainings. Further, we like to pair new leaders with experienced mentors!

To sign up, please visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org/en/for-volunteers/why-volunteer.html or email Jordyn.Walker@gscolorado.org

Whiz Kids is a nonprofit Christian tutoring organization that works with the Public Schools. We have more than 50 tutoring sites throughout the Denver metro area where tutors can serve. Tutors can choose any day of the week and a location (over 50!) that's convenient for them (Mon - Thu). The commitment is from October to April, once a week for 1.5 hours. During tutoring the focus is to improve basic literacy and math skills. Tutors also help students with homework. In addition we schedule a fun half-hour Club Time where tutors and students come together for snacks, songs, games and a fun Bible message all led by a Club Leader. This is an optional, faith-based component of our program.

Go to our website and fill out this short application: http://www.whizkidstutoring.com/volunteer.html

Last day to fill out application is 9/22/16 - 6:30PM

Mission Statement:

Extreme Community Makeover coordinates volunteer teams to partner with underserved people to improve their own homes and neighborhoods. These projects build safer environments; cultivate community among residents, neighborhoods, and networks of local resource providers; and connect residents to a permanent path towards healthy, hopeful, and stable lives.

Learn More:

Getting Involved in ECM Work Days PDF

 

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