Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer!
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Summer Volunteer opportunities:
The farm is looking for seasonal and/or long-term interns. This is a unique opportunity for future farmers or organic food production enthusiasts to get training and experience in sustainable organic farming. Interns are directly involved in all aspects of the 100-acre farm with a focus on vegetable productions for the CSA and Farmer’s Markets. If interested, interns may also have the opportunity to work with livestock including pigs, chickens, sheep, and cattle. The farm is looking for motivated individuals with a passion for farming! Compensation includes a stipend of $500, food (including fresh organic produce, dairy, eggs, etc.), and housing on the farm. Interested individuals can write to Samantha Dettmer at firstname.lastname@example.org and submit an application at the link below: http://ourlocalfoods.com/intern-application-2012/
Pinehurst Park Summer Camp
The camp is for elementary students from the Pinehurst neighborhood. Volunteers could help plan and implement specific “themed” weeks (see below). Time of operation: 7:30AM-6:00PM, Monday – Friday
Contact: Jameka at (803) 733-8449 (available after 2pm)
June 3-7: Leadership
June 10-14: Living Things
June 17-21: Around the World
July 1-5: Senses
July 8-12: Going Green
July 15-19: Cultural Arts/Dance
July 22-26: Inventions through Time
July 19-August 2: My Generation
August 4-10: Around Town
August 12-16: Wild and Crazy
Bangs Shoes is a humanitarian brand where each color of shoes represents and supports a
different cause and nonprofit organization. This social enterprise was actually
started in Charleston, South Carolina. By just purchasing a pair of
shoes, you can make a difference in the lives of many people. Here at USC,
there is a Bangs team to spread the Bangs mission of sustainable development
throughout our community. For more information, check out the Bangs website
(wwww.bangsshoes.com) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/standonissues)!
If you would like to purchase a pair of these shoes, feel free to contact the
team leader, Courtney Wolf, at email@example.com, or just go right to the website!
Baby rockers, book readers, and smile makers. The Nurturing Center is a child abuse and neglect day treatment center and volunteers are need to assist early interventionists on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays , 9am to 11am this summer. Volunteers needed in our Infant Room, Toddlers/Twos Room , Preschool Room, and Summer Sibs Room (6-12 yr. olds). Within walking distance of USC. Background check required. Contact Kathye Holder, 771-4160, ext 10. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thenurturingcenter.org
The Conservation Voters of SC
The purpose of the Palmetto Green Schools Initiative is to assist in the “greening” efforts in state schools. A large part of their initiative aims to focus on the 14 counties spanning the central portion of the state, often described as the “cooridor of shame”. For more information: Green Schools internship description
Wilderness Ventures is a wilderness travel program for student ages 12-20 years old. We are looking for responsible leaders, 20 years of age, who possess solid outdoor skills, have proven successful leadership experience and most importantly, a desire to work with youth in amazing outdoor settings! For more information, see attachment, or contact Jordan Jensen email@example.com
Sustainable Carolina: Internship Opportunities, Spring 2013
We are looking for undergraduate and graduate interns for Sustainable Carolina for Spring 2013. These are unpaid internships for which interns receive three hours of course credit (through either POLI 399A or ENVR 399, or POLI 790A or ENVR 790). Internships typically require 10 hours a week for undergraduates and 15 hours a week for graduate students. If you have any questions, please contact Carter Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, visit www.sc.edu/green
To apply, go to: www.sc.edu/green/apply
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army owns and operates a camp in Denton, NC that has employment opportunities available for students over the summer months. To apply, visit www.campwj.com or contact Captain Burl LaBatte at Burl_LaBatte@uss.salvationarmy.org for more information.
Harvest Hope is in search of a data collection leader and up to 10 data collectors to collect client surveys for a national hunger study.The jobs are listed on Job Mate as possible for credit paid internships. Hiring dates are late April through the end of August. Possible full and part time opportunities but must be fully committed. Interested applicants contact Maggie Knowles through Job Mate.
Are you a graduating senior interested in engaging college students in poverty-reducing service activities? Consider applying for an AmeriCorps*VISTA position with South Carolina Campus Compact! South Carolina Campus Compact sponsors AmeriCorps*VISTAs on member campuses throughout the state. Our VISTAs respond to the needs in the community surrounding the college or university in which they serve and mobilize student volunteers to make an impact both on campus and in the community.To apply or learn more about the positions, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=35468&fromSearch=true or contact Beth Brink, AmeriCorps*VISTA in Community Service Programs at BrinkEM@mailbox.sc.edu.
Camp AmeriKids, a summer camp for children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell
disease, is looking for caring, responsible, energetic and fun counselors for their 2013 season. Applications are available on our website www.campamerikids.org. If interested, please contact Erica at email@example.com.
Belser Arboretum Working Wednesdays: show up anytime between 8:30am-2:00pm to help with ongoing projects. Please plan to work at least a 2 hour shift. If you are interested or have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters “Big Brothers Big Sisters is national non-profit that matches students with a little sister or littler brother in need of some mentoring. The Columbia chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking to start a student organization to help USC get more involved. Please help them by answering this short, ten question survey, so they can best go about creating this student organization. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7ZVPV5L
Camp Read-A-Rama Columbia
Camp Read-a-Rama uses Children’s Literature as a springboard for fun, hands-on camp activities and outdoor environmental education. The camp is in search of counselors. All applicants must attend pre-camp June 17-21. Camp will run (in different locations throughout Columbia) from June 24-August 2, skipping July 4th week. Strong applicants should be available for the entire camp season, but part-time employment will be considered. For more information about the positions available please contact Dr. Michelle H. Martin, email@example.com (803-777-1215) or Dr. Rachelle D. Washington, firstname.lastname@example.org (864-656-2079).
Carolina Service Council
Carolina Service Council is a community service organization dedicated to planning
campus-wide service and service-learning programs for the Carolina Community. Get involved with CSC! Our meetings are Tuesdays at 7PM in B110 of the Honors Dorm. Web address: http://web.sa.sc.edu/csc/ For questions, email: CarolinaServiceCouncil@gmail.com
Cocky’s Reading Express
Cocky’s Reading Express™ is a collaboration of the University of South Carolina Student Government and the University’s School of Library and Information Science. USC students travel the state with their friend, Cocky, visiting elementary schools across South Carolina. The students read to the children, and Cocky helps the children understand the importance of life-long reading. CRE Fall schedule of dates: http://www.libsci.sc.edu/ccbl/cockyreadingexpress/schedule.html
If you are interested in joining Cocky on CRE please email Christine Rienecker at email@example.com
Columbia Museum of Art
Monthly Membership Renewals- The Columbia Museum of Art is looking for volunteers to help with membership renewals on the last Thursday of each month from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Museum. This on-going volunteer shift is in need of 4 volunteers to help each month. The duties are: compiling, stuffing, folding, and sealing letters. If you are interested, please contact the Membership Coordinator by phone at (803) 343-2198 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goodwill Industries Mentor Program
Goodwill is in search of volunteer Mentors to serve as a source of encouragement, support, and stability for persons in the Midlands with criminal background looking to get back on their feet. If interested, contact Jessica Olinskas at email@example.com.
Junior Achievement of Central South Carolina
VolunTeachers Needed to Teach Financial Know-How and Discipline to the Next Generation of Gamecocks Junior Achievement needs your help to meet the demand for our financial literacy and workforce readiness classes. Volunteers are needed to teach JA classes in area elementary, middle and high schools. For more information visit: http://centralsc.ja.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-252-1974.
Share your unique gift, talent, and passion with the patients and staff of Lutheran Hospice. Volunteers help patients to enjoy their final days. The rewards of volunteering are immeasurable. Touching even one life makes a difference. Volunteers can provide companionship to patients at their bedside, assist staff in the office, or provide their personal talents, whatever that may be (sewing, knitting, baking, singing, crafting, etc). No gift is too small. Please contact us at 803-461-0456.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) unites full-time stipend volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations and ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation. In addition to working for justice, LVC Volunteers live together in intentional household communities of 4-7 people to encourage simple, sustainable living. Working alongside those in their placements, LVC Volunteers actively respond to the gifts and needs of their community members. Partnering with their placements, LVC Volunteers provide direct service, community organizing, indirect service, advocacy and public policy. For more information and to apply visit: http://www.lutheranvolunteercorps.org/index.cfm/become-a-volunteer
The Lydia Project
The Lydia Project in Augusta, GA (www.thelydiaproject.org) provides free services to women receiving treatment for any kind of cancer. Volunteers can assist by sewing totes that Lydia fills with encouraging items and distributes to women coping with cancer. Volunteering can be done from anywhere; the group will mail out pre-cut fabric and pattern. It is great for those with a sewing machine and will make a difference in a women’s life. Please contact Shelly Olmos at email@example.com or toll free 1-877-593-4212. If you are or know of a woman receiving cancer treatment, you can request services at the website or the toll free number.
March of Dimes
The March of Dimes’ mission is simple: To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. An on campus organization connected with March of Dimes, USC for Babies, focuses on conveying the foundation’s mission and goals to the students of USC. The organization is planning a first-annual campus walk in November, where they hope to raise both funds and awareness for the March of Dimes.
USC for Babies executive team is looking for dedicated individuals to fill our Board of Directors. Please visit our website, www.USCforBabies.com to view our available positions and apply for one that would fit your interests! Applications are available online at USCforBabies.com under the “Get Involved” tab. If you are interested or have any questions, email Donnie Iorio at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803.280.7452.
Hyatt Park Elementary Volunteers will help with tutoring but also with recess. For more information, please contact: Sara Zwolensky email@example.com or visit midtowncolumbia.com.