Friday, August 15, 2008
Yay for Friday! Some ways to get involved!
Good afternoon, What beautiful weather we are having! I saw a couple of opportunities that you might be interested in. All of these opportunities offer different ways to get civically engage in Seattle. Two opportunities to work with Executive Service Corps of WA- Disaster Relief and Arts and Culture This opportunity is similar to the MBA Youth Service Corps I posted last week but if you don't have an MBA but would like to do consulting for arts organizations or around disaster relief, this is a great opportunity to check out! Help Nonprofits Prepare for the Next Disaster! Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Recruitment Did you know that nearly half of the health and human services organizations in New Orleans are estimated to have closed their doors after Hurricane Katrina? Would you like to take action to better prepare Northwest community organizations for the next earthquake, windstorm, or major power outage? The Executive Service Corps of Washington (ESCWA) is a nonprofit organization of 170 volunteers who provide management support, consulting services, training, and leadership coaching to more than 60 nonprofits and schools each year. ESCWA is looking for volunteers with experience in general planning, business continuity planning, or training. Volunteers will help ESCWA establish a new service to provide emergency planning While the requirements of each assignment vary, in an average planning project a volunteer consultant will be involved with a client for an average of 6 hours a month over the course of 6 months. To find out more, go to http://www.escwa.org/. To volunteer, fill out the form at http://www.escwa.org/join/volunteer_form.htm and indicate your interest in emergency preparedness or business continuity under "Other Information". If you have questions, contact our Member Relations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Building Capacity in Arts and Cultural OrganizationsExecutive Service Corps of WA - Springboard Volunteers with planning and facilitation skills needed for new program for small and mid-sized arts and cultural organizations. Many small and midsized art organizations report that they are standing on shaky ground. Along with financial challenges, organizations face leadership turnover, lack of administrative infrastructure, and the need to more effectively build audiences. The Executive Service Corps of Washington (ESC) is a nonprofit organization of 170 volunteers who provide management support, consulting services, training, and leadership coaching to more than 60 nonprofits and schools each year. ESC has developed Springboard to assist small to mid-sized arts and cultural organizations in building both capacity and sustainability. This fall 5-8 organizations will be enrolled in Springboard with the program beginning in February. Three people, including at least one board member, will be involved from each participating organization in order to improving the retention of knowledge in a high turnover environment. Arts leaders who have previewed the Springboard program, which is based on a program piloted in 2002, see it as a way of addressing the issues keeping so many arts and cultural organizations from fulfilling their mission. The program is being supported by funding from the 4Culture, Mayors office for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Nesholm Family Foundation, and The Boeing Company. To find out more, go to http://www.escwa.org/. To volunteer, fill out the form at http://www.escwa.org/join/volunteer_form.htm and indicate _________________________________________________________________ Childhaven is an excellent organization that is centrally located in Seattle and has multiple locations. I have sent many folks to Childhaven and you learn alot, right away. As a volunteer, you give these children some of the only positive attention they may get throughout the day... really powerful, important work! Volunteer with Childhaven! Childhaven is a non-profit organization focused on therapeutic childcare for abused, neglected and at-risk infants and children ages one month through five years. Volunteers are one of the greatest methods of support Childhaven receives. There are many different ways to volunteer your time at Childhaven, but classroom volunteers are the most needed. The Eli Creekmore Memorial Branch in Burien/White Center is particularly low on classroom volunteers right now, and is looking for some caring and committed individuals to help work with the infants and children there. Please visit http://www.childhaven.org/ (Volunteers link) for additional information on how to become a classroom volunteer and help Childhaven stop the cycle of abuse and neglect. ________________________________________________________________ United Way is a great organization and you can do alot with them! Whether it is donating money, time or services, United Way is a great place to check out. This opportunity give you the power to organize your peers and gather supplies for homeless and youth. Get your office behind it! Organize a Community Resource Exchange supply drive (Seattle/King County) United Way of King County's Community Resource Exchange brings community members and organizations together to connect homeless individuals and families in King County to immediate services, all in one place, in one day. You can help by donating supplies to be distributed to those in need at this powerful community event! Organize a Community Resource Exchange supply drive at your company, school or community group. Select an item to collect from the list below. Then visit www.uwkc.org/cre and we'll send you materials to help get the word out about your drive. Supplies must be delivered to United Way by September 5 and will be distributed at the Community Resource Exchange September 12. Items needed: • Backpacks • Books for children and adults • Reading glasses • Sleeping bags and blankets • Winter hats and gloves • Small sewing kits • New socks • New underclothes • Travel-size toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors) For more information visit www.uwkc.org/cre or e-mail CRE@uwkc.org. Have a nice day, enjoy the sun!
Posted by Community Transformation Collective at 2:38 PM