The deadline to register to vote in Massachusetts is coming up on October 17th! The health of our democracy and our neighborhoods depends on active voter and civic participation. Still, millions of Americans, especially our poorest and sickest neighbors, lack a voice in our democracy.
Join your Tufts classmates by volunteering in upcoming voter registration drives:
Tues Oct. 9th and Tues. Oct 16th.
2 shifts each day: 11:30am-1:00pm, and 4:30pm-6:00pm.
8 people per shift (you will be working in pairs)
Please sign up on this Google Doc:
We will be working in the Chinatown community (likely near the Boylston T stop and the Chinatown Gate), and will directly register new voters on the spot! We will be supported and working alongside volunteers from the non-partisan local group, MassVOTE. (check them out!: massvote.org). ***If you have any Chinese language skills, your help will be especially appreciated!***
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored and organized by RxDemocracy!
Also look out for more information soon about our upcoming elections panel event!
UPDATE: These positions are now PAID and the deadline has been extended until September 18th!
As the semester starts up, Stefanie at Health Resources in Action wanted to let CHAT know about an exciting volunteer opportunity. They are seeking volunteers to help at a series of meetings in October. Here are the details:
Description: Health Resources in Action is working with the MA Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Environmental Health to plan a series of five regional meetings across the state. The topic of the meetings is: Building Capacity to Respond to Climate Change Impacts on Health: Results of the Statewide Survey of Local Health Departments in Massachusetts. Municipal planners, Boards of Health and others will attend the meetings; which will include a discussion of best practices for local health to address climate change.
What: Help with logistics and note-taking at a series of regional climate change capacity meetings across the state. Attend at least one planning meeting or call prior to the event. Volunteers are also needed to help prepare materials in advance of the meetings.
Volunteers can sign up for some or all of the regional meetings. They prefer volunteers who can attend multiple meetings.
10/1/12 9 am – noon Middleborough Town Hall
10/2/12 9 am – noon Lenox Town Hall
10/3/12 9 am – noon Tewksbury Hospital
10/10/12 9 am – 12:30 pm Worcester Public Library
10/11/12 9 am – noon Framingham Town Hall
Travel: Transportation to and from meetings will be provided (carpooling from Boston).
Qualifications: Reliability, note-taking skills, positive attitude and interest in topic.
Interested? Please email Stefanie Valovic at email@example.com with your availability, noting which meeting(s) you are able to volunteer at. We will select 1-2 volunteers per event.
Please respond by September 14.
Community Catalyst is looking for a fall intern who is excited about expanding health coverage! The intern will assist with the Private Insurance Team, which is working on improving access to private health insurance in states across the country.
Interns will be part of an organization that is at the forefront of health care reform.
Though applicants don’t need to know a lot about private insurance, they should be good at research and willing to read regulation and legislation.
For more info: http://www.communitycatalyst.org/about_us/jobs?id=0020
There is still snow on the ground but you can warm up by thinking of internships this summer!
Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) has announced their Summer Internships for 2011. If you need hands on experience in the Public Health field then you have found the right place. You can intern in these following fields:
- Organizational Development internship
- Act FRESH Campaign internship
- Public Health in Payment Reform internship
To learn more click here or email Maddie Ribble at mribbl [at] mphaweb [dot] org
We have new volunteer and internship opportunities posted in our “Get Involved Now!” section.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s Public Health
The Massachusetts Partnership for Healthy Communities