March 27, 2007 – Volunteer Job of the Week

March 27, 2007 – Volunteer Job of the Week

“Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.”
— Quentin Crisp

Welcome to another week of VJOTW!

It's a weak week in terms of volunteer opportunities for us Comm folks,
but we can tell you that if you're interested in being part of a sleep,
anxiety, depression or weight study, the opportunities are boundless. 
Well, actually, there are a lot of paid opportunities internationally –
we thought that strayed from what we were trying to do, so we've
excluded them, but if you're interested, we can point them out to you.

Happy Tuesday and Happy Volunteering.

Take care,
Heather and

In this issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch
***This week's opportunities
1.) Outreach and Marketing Assistant, Family Service Agency (San Mateo,
2.) General Volunteers, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (Missoula, MT)
3.) Special Events Volunteer, Think Girl (Virtual)
4.) Public Relations Coordinator, ASU Women Beyond Borders (Tempe, AZ)
5.) Board Member, The 1City Youth Project (Brooklyn, NY)
6.) Special Event Coordinators, Project Education Plus (Chicago, IL)

*** Weekly Fun Report

Now, on with this week's opportunities…

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

On May 4 and 5, join thousands of other volunteers at nonprofits around
the region and help make our community a great place for all who live
here! Join us for Servathon 2007, presented by Greater DC Cares and AOL.
 Paint and landscape schools, build a playground, serve food, clean
parks, plant trees or build computer labs!  Together, we will provide
local nonprofits with over 11,000 hours of volunteer service in just two

Just like a walk-a-thon, Servathon is also Greater DC Cares' major
fundraising event of the year. The money you raise helps connect
volunteers to nonprofits throughout 2007 and beyond!  We ask each
volunteer to raise a minimum of $100. It's not mandatory but your help
sure would be appreciated and it would have a huge impact!  

For more information, go to:

***Up next, today's listings.

1.) Outreach and Marketing Assistant, Family Service Agency (San Mateo,
Gain experience with non-profit outreach and marketing techniques.
Assist with Internet and community-based research to find new, creative
ways to inform the San Mateo County community about Visitation and
Counseling Department services. Help create and distribute marketing
materials and assist Family Service staff members at community and
career fairs. Volunteers may work daytime, evening and/or weekend hours.
Basic computer skills required; any public relations experience or
Spanish language skills are helpful, but not required!

For more information regarding this volunteer opportunity with the
Counseling and Visitation programs at the Family Service Agency, or to
request volunteer hours, contact Maisoon Sahouria, Program Manager of
the Family Visitation Center at (650) 403-4300 x4543,

2.) General Volunteers, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (Missoula, MT)
Each spring, HOBY conducts over 70 youth leadership development seminars
throughout the country, serving over 8,000 high school sophomores.
Students who attend HOBY seminars learn to think critically and
challenge their ideas; identify their leadership abilities and
understand the challenges associated with leadership; and demonstrate
their leadership skills through service to their communities.

4,000 volunteers, committed to making a difference, run our unique
programs. The Montana HOBY program is seeking volunteers to assist in
planning the programs, serving on the board of directors, and attending
the 2007 seminar as group facilitators. There are many ways to
participate and make a difference for the students. Tell us about your
skills and interests and we'll find a position for you!

We are looking for individuals who are:
– professional, organized and responsible
– experienced at coordinating events and leading committees
– would enjoy working with high school students
– team players

If you have any questions, or know you are ready to join the HOBY team
and make an impact on today's youth, please contact:
Nicole Zendehdel
Director of National Programs
Direct Phone: (310) 454-2613
3.) Special Events Volunteer, Think Girl (Virtual)
Think Girl is a non-profit organization dedicated to informing and
empowering women through the website and community programs.

With the website we hope to help girls and women understand feminism's
past, present and encourage them to contribute to its future.

We need writers, news updaters, volunteer coordinators, help with
marketing, volunteers to help with various projects.

Check out our website and then send us your ideas!

Visit for more information or email

4.) Public Relations Coordinator, ASU Women Beyond Borders (Tempe, AZ)
Women Beyond Borders is a student-organized women's human rights
organization that works in solidarity with community-based women's
organizations worldwide to ensure women's equality in all sectors. We
partner with organizations that are run by women for women, and which
meet a need in their respective communities that larger, international
or government funded organizations may not. Through local fundraising we
help fund women's aid projects operated by our sister organizations, and
through lobbying and education we strive to defend the basic human
rights of women worldwide. Locally, we are committed to educating our
own community about the status of women in the world, as well as
ensuring the well-being and empowerment of our hard-working members,
each of whom enliven this group with their passion and dedication as
they tirelessly inspire social change.

Since our inception in 2005, Women Beyond Borders has partnered with the
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, The Shirkat Gah
Women's Center in Pakistan, the Casa Amiga Crisis Center in Mexico, and
the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan, raising about $20,000 for women

WBB is looking for a motivated individual to:
1) help create and maintain an online, monthly newsletter detailing
current global women's news and WBB events and projects
2) write and send out occasional press releases
3) publicize events through media and other outlets
4) possibly train other members to write press releases and maintain the

This is an ongoing position. The ideal candidate would start immediately
and either work through the summer or resume work in the fall semester.

No prior activist experience is necessary. We only look for a strong
commitment to women's humans rights and passion for our activism.

The candidate could work from home, at her/his own convenience, so
location is not an issue.

While this is a volunteer opportunity, Women's Studies Internship credit
is available though Arizona State University.
Please send a letter to, explaining why you
are interested in this opportunity, and what web design experience you

5.) Board Member, The 1City Youth Project (Brooklyn, NY)

The 1City Youth Project is a non-profit agency that has been serving
middle to high school youth for the past 16 years. We are looking for
committed professionals to serve on our Corporate Board of Directors,
whose primary responsibilities will include (a) charting the direction
for the growth of the agency by designing and implementing new programs
and services; (b) helping raise funds and awareness of the program to
benefit the youth (c) locating and securing resources for the children
and (d) helping build capacity.

The Corporate Board meets once a month from September to June, generally
for two hours on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The remaining Board
meetings for Fiscal Year 2007 are: April 24th, May 15 and June 19. All
meetings begin at 7pm. Board members MUST be a professional in any of
Interested candidates should send a resume to: Dr. L. Williams at At that time, their resume will be reviewed and
Dr. Williams will extend the invitation to attend the next scheduled

6.) Special Event Coordinators, Project Education Plus (Chicago, IL)
PEP has several events through the year:

– Scholarship Banquet

– Chicago Hoop Fest

– Fall Classic

– Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors

– Holiday Basket Giveaway for Needy Families

Hours are flexible based on your availability. Some work can be done

To sign-up, call 312-642-4191 us with your information, area of interest
and the best time to contact you.  More information available online at

*** Weekly Fun Report:

Wednesday, April 18, 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Science Club
              1136 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC
              (Dupont Circle or Farragut West Metro, Red line)

Members and Non-Members Invited! FREE!

The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and
research organization in science and the humanities. So it should come
as no surprise that the YBs would jump at the opportunity to host our
April Happy Hour at the Science Club, a downtown Washington lounge and
nightspot that is more cerebral than most. Behind the imposing
brownstone and heavy doors is a world-class restaurant and bar where
science professors, businessmen, and young socialites alike call their
favorite hangout. So whether you're up for a discussion of string
theory, or just want to enjoy the drink specials while mingling with the
YBs, join us for a Happy Hour with an intelligent twist.

Bring along your friends and introduce them to the YBs. Our Happy Hours
are a perfect way to meet our members and hear about all the YBs have to
offer. We will be accepting donations to the YB Culture4Kids Fund at the

For more information, please contact
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