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Intern/Volunteer, Food and Water Watch (Cambridge, MA)

My name is Sammi Dowdell, and I’m currently working on Food and Water Watch’s campaign to save antibiotics for medicine, not factory farms here in Cambridge. I’m currently looking for interns and volunteers to help me gather grassroots support! Right now, 80% of antibiotics in the US are used on factory farms to prevent infection and to compensate for filthy conditions. At the same time, 2 million Americans get antibiotic resistant infections every year because these drugs are losing their effectiveness. 
We can create a world where we can count on medicine working, and where our farms are safe and healthy. But right now, antibiotic resistance is such a serious problem that in some cases, there are few or no treatment options. The FDA and Congress have failed to act on the issue, so Food and Water Watch is building a groundswell of public support in cities across the country, asking city councils to pass resolutions calling on our federal legislature to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Food and Water Watch is working with a coalition of organizations, businesses, and professionals to ensure that antibiotics are saved for medicine, not factory farms. We are looking for bright, talented volunteers and interns to help us on all aspects of this critical campaign.
For more information on the campaign, visit http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/factoryfarms/antibiotics/.
If you’re interested in getting involved as an intern or volunteer, please fill out this short application. Start dates/hours are flexible. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at sdowdell@fwwlocal.org
Thanks!
Sammi
Samantha Dowdell
Green Corps 2015
Dartmouth College 2014
sdowdell@fwwlocal.org

Volunteer at PV America Conference, June 23-25

Volunteer at PV America

Apply now to volunteer at PV America on June 23-25, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and receive a complimentary Full Conference registration, with access to all education sessions, including the General Session and new programs like Master Speakers, Educational Posters, and QuickTalks; nearly 100 exhibitors on the Show Floor; and all networking receptions.
Volunteers at PV America have the unique and exciting opportunity to play an active role in New England’s largest education and business-to-business event, focused on the PV solar market.

Volunteer at PV America on June 23-25, 2014 in Boston!

Volunteers at PV America (PVA) have the unique and exciting opportunity to play an active role in New England’s largest education and business-to-business event, focused on the PV solar market. It takes a diverse group of volunteers to support our goals – we hope you can join us! Volunteers will work approximately 15 hours between Monday, June 23 and Wednesday, June 25, and in exchange, will receive a complimentary Full Conference Registration Pass including access to educational sessions; the Exhibit Hall; General Session; and networking receptions and lunches.
 
The Volunteer Application will be available in late January, and positions will be filled on a rolling basis.
 
Join their mailing list to receive the application when it is available. Make sure to select “Volunteering” in the drop down menu options. Email Brittany Doyle, Volunteer Coordinator, Solar Energy Trade Shows, LLC if you have questions at bdoyle@solarenergytradeshows.com.

Are you interested in working with the Environmental Studies Program on a Nutrition Project in a local public school?

Ann Greaney-Williams, the Program Coordinator for ENVS and co-chair of the Curley K-8 Health and Wellness Committee will be conducting a Nutritional Walk Through to evaluate the current nutritional environment at this bustling elementary/middle school in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. The Health and Wellness Committee at the school will privide a survey to each participant. We are looking for environmental health-focused students interested in collecting information in the walk through. Students will be joined in this task by teachers, parents, and school administrators. There will be two time slots, which are listed in this doodle poll. Please sign up for one or both, as you are able. Additional information on the location for the meet-up will be provided to participants before November 15th. 

Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee and Recycling Advisory Committee Seek New Members

The Climate Protection Action Committee is seeking 3 new members; for more information click here.  The deadline to apply is October 22.
 
The Recycling Advisory Committee is also seeking new members; for more information click here.  The deadline to apply is October 22.

Getting to Net Zero Task Force (Cambridge, MA)

Cambridge City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, seeks volunteers to serve on a new “Getting to Net Zero” Task Force.  This Committee is being created to advise the City Manager on ways to advance the goal of putting Cambridge on the trajectory towards becoming a “net zero community”, with focus on carbon emissions from building operations.  This includes reducing energy use intensity of buildings and taking advantage of opportunities to harvest energy from renewable resources. 

The Task Force will work collaboratively to examine strategies and develop recommendations that address the following topics:
·         reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the built environment
·         improve energy efficiency and conservation in existing and new buildings
·         support renewable energy generation both on- and off- site
·         best practices to engage/educate users and influence occupant behavior
 
The City seeks individuals with high degree of experience and expertise in these topics and demonstrated ability to work effectively on a team with diverse opinions to craft consensus solutions.  The intention is to create a task force that includes subject matter experts in topics such as building design, construction and operation, development economics, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technology & policy including the concept of Renewable Energy Certificates, as well as community advocates/residents, business/property owner/developer representatives, and representatives of local universities/the Cambridge Climate Compact.  
                                                                                                                                                                                        
The Task Force will work collaboratively to develop actionable recommendations that are comprehensive, practical, and implementable and at the same time bold in their vision; these may include changes to City ordinances, zoning, policies, and other directives.  The work of the Task Force should continue to advance Cambridge’s role as a regional and national leader in addressing environmental issues. 
 
It is expected that Committee appointments will be made by City Manager, Richard C. Rossi, before the end of the year.  The group will meet at least monthly starting December 2013 and deliver final recommendations by December 2014. 
 
To apply, please send a letter by November 12, 2013 describing your interest in the study and any experience you have working on similar issues to:
Diane Squires, City Manager’s Office,
Cambridge City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Email:  citymanager@cambridgema.gov

Volunteer – Capacity Building (Conakry/Mamou, Guinea)

We are looking for one volunteer with the following skills and knowledge: 10 years’ experience in designing and implementing development projects in general and in natural resources management; Hands-on skills on technique of designing, implementing and monitoring development projects at a community level; Hands-on skills on techniques of forestry biodiversity conservation at a community level. Fluent French language skills to prepare training materials and conduct the course in French Web Address for this Job Posting http://www2.winrock.org/volunteer/assignment.asp?BU=False&id=5498 No deadline. Open until filled.

Volunteer in Sub-Saharan Africa – One Heart Source

One Heart Source is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the growth and development of education in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.www.oneheartsource.org . Attention Students of the UEP Department! One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2013 Volunteer Programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the next deadline is November 2nd! Upcoming deadlines are as follows: December 7th, 2012, January 4th, 2013, February 5th, 2013. As an OHS Volunteer, you will: Live with a host family and be an active member of their household. (Zanzibar only) Work with primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations while empowering students. Work closely with members of the community to create social uplift. Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports. Work with a small, dynamic team of international university students.
We at One Heart Source believe in creating lasting social change through education and human connection. We encourage you to take a step towards a more socially just future for the youth of some of the most marginalized communities in the world. For more information and to download the program application, please visit: www.oneheartsource.org/volunteer

Oct 07: Boston Local Food Festival – Seeking Volunteers 11am-5pm

Our festival mission is to generate increased demand for local and sustainably produced food through education and promotion, support the growth and development of local farms and locally owned food-related businesses, increase the availability and access of healthy local food to urban communities and to facilitate collaborations between local food farms, businesses, and public and non-profit organizations. For more about the festival including, sponsorships, becoming a vendor or volunteer, visit: http://bostonlocalfoodfestival.com/

Garden Education Assistant, Groundwork Somerville

Want to gain experience in schoolyard gardens programming?  Assist Groundwork Somerville as their Garden Educators lead after school clubs in each elementary school garden through their Schoolyard Gardens Program in Somerville.  This spring’s theme will be Garden Arts!  (We are interested in hearing from potential volunteers even if you are unable to commit through June 8th.)

Garden Education Assistant

March 26th-June 8th (10 weeks),
Hours 2+ hours/week, unpaid/volunteer

Garden Education Assistants will assist in nature/gardens programming in Groundwork Somerville’s after-school “Garden Arts” clubs this spring.  You’ll help run activities involving the arts, gardening, and nature with groups of 8-12 students, grades K-5.  All programs operate during after-school hours (2:30-5:30pm) on the same schedule each week, so you need to be able to commit to one day (1-2 hours) per week for the full 10 weeks of the program. Experience working with youth ages 5-12 and comfort being outside and dirty required! Additional leadership opportunities are available for experienced volunteers.  Please email cover letter (can just be the body of an email), resume, and weekly availability to Lee at ladwyer@groundworksomerville.org.

Openings:
Monday: TWO slots: 2:30-4:15, Argenziano School and Brown School
Tuesday: 3:30-5:30, Brown School
Wednesday: 2:30-4:15, Healey School
Thursday: TWO slots: 2:30-4:15, East Somerville School (at Edgerly Center), West Somerville School
Friday: 2:30-4:15, Kennedy School