Community Engagement Opportunities
April 10th - 16th
Childhood Hunger Education Week - April 11th - 15th
Monday, April 11th from 4:30 - 7:00 PM: Join the team outside of the cafeteria to learn about the prevalence of hunger around the world, in West Virginia, and in the Buckhannon area.
Tuesday, April 12th from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Come to the Side Dining Hall to learn about America's food system and the ways you can buy healthy food on a budget.
Wednesday, April 13th at 7:00 PM: "A Place at the Table" will be shown in Hyma auditorium. This documentary exposes the harsh realities of childhood hunger.
There will also be a healthy kids' festival at Stockert Youth Center to educate children about healthy foods and active lifestyles. To volunteer for this event, please sign up here:https://orgsync.com/121498/opportunities/1460319/occurrences/3308460
Thursday, April 14th at 7:00 PM: Join the team for a forum in the Greek Alumni Room of the PAC about childhood hunger. This forum will feature local community members who witness and combat childhood hunger in our area.
Friday, April 15th from ??: Volunteer with the team to pack food bags for Rock Cave Elementary's weekend backpack program that provides children with meals over the weekend when they would otherwise go hungry for the weekend.
EARTH WEEK: April 18-22nd
The events thus far are as follows:
-Monday: Moss Art Gallery outside the dining hall, Eco Obstacle course with Outdoor Rec
-Tuesday: Special Chapel Service pertaining to personal environmental impact.
-Wednesday: Adopt-a-Highway clean-up along route 20.
-Thursday: Movie Night out on the oval! Movie TBA.
-Friday: Tri Beta Water Walk in the Oval
Details and times to be announced. E-mail Mark Leadingham II for more information at email@example.com.
Literacy Volunteers Book Sale
Tuesday April 12th--8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Wednesday April 13th--8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday April 14th--8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday April 15th--8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday April 16th 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday April 16th
Food is provided to volunteers, and volunteers are welcome to work any number of hours within the times available.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Up and Get Moving!
The following are the dates and locations of the upcoming GUGM events and links for signing up:
April 19th at Union Elementary from 3:00 - 6:00 PM:
April 21st at Rock Cave Elementary from 3:00 - 5:30 PM:
Questions can be emailed to email@example.com
Upshur County Library Ramp Dinner
The Library will also need help with serving at the Ramp Dinner on Friday, April 22nd. This is a fun community event and volunteers will be helping with serving, setup and tear down, and running fundraiser stands for the library. This is a great way to get out into the community and really help out the library in their biggest fundraiser of the year! Students will be asked to dress in business casual attire, khakis, dark jeans, or equivalent are recommended.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stockert Youth Center Tutoring
Expand Your Knowledge
#ELPHIE Campaign - Tuesday, April 12th
Equal Pay Day - Tuesday, April 12th
Summer Service Opportunities
RESULTS Anti-Poverty NGO Offering REAL Change Organizing & Advocacy Fellowship
The RESULTS REAL Change Organizing and Advocacy Fellowship is a hands-on volunteer advocacy training program for young people between the ages of 18–30. During the year-long program, fellows learn how to work with the media, their communities, and policymakers to create change. All fellows receive a crash course in advocacy at the RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC on June 25–28. After three days of coaching and inspiration, fellows spend the last day of the conference on Capitol Hill and speak directly with members of Congress and their staff. Throughout the rest of the year, they receive ongoing training on biweekly calls and hone their advocacy skills by taking actions ranging from writing letters to the editor to hosting events to calling their members of Congress.
This is a great chance for young advocates (or advocates-to-be) to come to DC and deepen their skills throughout the year almost totally covered as we build a new diverse grassroots movement to end poverty.
Interested applicants should complete the application form by April 30. For more information about the program, please visit www.results.org/realchange or contact Carly Pildis at email@example.com. For more information about RESULTS and our work, please visit www.results.org/about. I've also attached a flyer with more info on our conference and REAL Change info on the second page.
Check out this profile of former REAL Change Fellow (and now a member of RESULTS Experts on Poverty project) Tamara Bates for a dose of inspiration: http://www.results.org/blog/taking_a_chance_and_finding_results/, and this story from one of our current REAL Change Fellows to see what our young advocates are up to!
Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance - Summer Internship and Volunteering Opportunities
Mountain Lakes Preservation Alliance has a plethora of volunteer/engagement opportunities available to students. We also offer internships. MLPA is a group of concerned citizens that is working to keep our state's water clean and the land pristine for future generations. You can see a partial list of opportunities here:
AmeriCorps Summer of Service - Horseshoe Leadership Center
For more information, please email Sharon Cassidy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Community Engagement & Leadership Development
We're located on the second floor of the Benedum Campus Center behind the Bobcat Den retail store.