Tufts Blood Drive

Attention all faculty, staff, and summer student researchers: Looking for a convenient place to give blood or volunteer opportunity at a blood drive, please see below for more information about a Tufts Blood Drive on Friday, July 22nd.

Whether you caught the last few episodes of Grey’s Anatomy or have been watching the news you are likely aware of the blood shortage nationwide. We are partnering this summer with MGH Blood Donor Center on a Tufts Blood Drive.

Here are a few logistics to share about this outreach event:

  • the blood drive will be held on Friday, July 22nd
  • the MGH Bloodmobile will be on Talbot Ave (check in will likely be in the Distler Lobby)
  • timeslots to give blood are available throughout the day from 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

We recommend that you consult the attached eligibility sheet and then scan the QR code on the attached flyer to sign up to give blood. If you prefer to volunteer some time prior to and/or on July 22nd, please complete this short survey.

Act now to get your preference of timeslot! 

For more information, please contact Karen O’Hagan via email karen.ohagan@tufts.edu

Program & Outreach Specialist

Tufts University

Department of Chemistry

Volunteer Opportunity

It is that time of year again! As the students, faculty, and staff of City on a Hill Charter Public Schools prepare to complete the 2021-2022 academic year, we ask that you hold us accountable by serving as a community juror for our students’ final exams.

If you have not served as a Juror before, at the end of each academic year City on a Hill students present to a jury composed of a community member, a teacher, and a student in an effort to demonstrate proficiency in a given subject and advance to the next level of study.  While juries, as they are referred to, provide our students with authentic ways to show what they know and what they can do, they also create an opportunity for you, as Massachusetts’ taxpayers, to comment on our accomplishments and our challenges as public charter schools.  In other words, juries stress academic achievement while simultaneously inviting public accountability, two key pillars of the City on a Hill mission.  

This year, juries will take place from Thursday, June 16th through Wednesday, June 22nd. The time commitment for a community juror is flexible.  A juror may serve for a morning, an afternoon, a full day, or even multiple days.  Each block is approximately two and a half hours long, consisting of a short orientation followed by anywhere from four to ten student presentations, depending on the subject. In each session, a student presents, and then the jurors confer and offer feedback to the student. 

If interested, please complete the attached survey to indicate the time(s), date(s), and subject(s) in which you would like to serve as a juror. Thank you for your commitment to accountability in public education. We hope to see you in June!

Please contact Laura Edouard, Principal for additional information.

ledouard@cityonahill.org

Non-Profit Volunteer Opportunity

I have recently begun volunteering with a non-profit organization called KIPR, currently providing robotics education to low-income students. They are looking to expand their curriculum to allow for remote learning of all STEM topics for students in K-12. It is quite the undertaking! I have been mapping out the curriculum plan for the state of NJ, and I am wondering if there are any other fellow Jumbos in the Department of Education that I could enlist for a very low time commitment to this curriculum mapping effort (~2 hours per week for a month or two).

If you are interested, please contact Oliver Marsden at oliver.marsden@1898andCo.com 

Fall 2021 Mentors Needed: Science Club for Girls

Science Club for Girls, a local Cambridge-based non-profit, fosters excitement, confidence and literacy in science, technology, engineering and mathematics for girls, particularly those from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women STEM mentors.

Now announcing their Fall 2021 programming, Science Club for Girls is once again holding virtual clubs via Zoom in addition to returning to in person programming. As well, there will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer as a mentor with their expanded offerings.  

To register to become a Fall 2021 mentor and for more details, please use this link for the application!”

Volunteer as a tutor!

Benefits of becoming a tutor:

  • Show employers, fellowships, and grad schools that you took action to help the most vulnerable during a global pandemic.
  • Gain valuable tutoring experience with a non-profit.
  • The personal fulfillment of helping others in need.
  • A letter of recommendation when needed, for grad school or other opportunities

Requirements:

  • 2 or more hours per week commitment (flexibility for midterms and finals)
  • Tutoring experience is helpful but not required. We offer training and support

Apply as a tutor here (the application only takes a few minutes!): https://forms.gle/JzFJbVyoG5C6piS29

To learn more about us and our internship opportunities please visit: pandemicprofessors.org/volunteer

Please send an email to hello@pandemicprofessors.org if you have any questions.

Volunteer opportunities in Cambridge Public Schools

Cambridge School Volunteers’ Art and Science in One brings fourth- and fifth-grade students to Fresh Pond Reservation for a structured program in nature journaling as a gateway to engagement with science learning and science practices.

The program provides each student with an adult volunteer who mentors the student over the course of two 1-hour and three 2-hour sessions. Mentoring is specifically designed to support students’ development of a scientific practice—honing their observation and data collection skills. Students and mentors work together for a) two indoor sessions that introduce build the most basic scientific observation and observational drawing skills using natural objects, and b) three 2-hour trips of structured and supervised nature journaling at Fresh Pond Reservation.

More information:

1. file:///C:/Users/shusey01/Downloads/AS1%20Description%20Feb%202020%20(1).pdf

2. https://www.csvinc.org/for-volunteers/how-to-get-started-2/

Further information: Meg Ramsdell, Executive Dir., Cambridge School Volunteers mramsdell@cpsd.us Julie Croston, Coordinator, Art & Science in One Program jcroston@cpsd.us

Education Majors & Teachers: International Opportunities

Have you always wondered how you can help in other countries? There are many places that need your skills.

Interested?
HOW TO APPLY
Please read NGOabroad website http://www.ngoabroad.com/
and send BRIEFLY answered Questionnaire and resume
in the body of an email to: info@NGOabroad.com

These are volunteer opportunities.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Both students and seasoned teachers needed.
Often you can decide start date & duration of service.

WHEN TO APPLY
Apply soon!
It is smart to finish application process by March so you have time to prepare to go to another country.

Our volunteer programs do not just run in June, July & August – that is simply when the most people can go.
Except primary & secondary schools that have school schedules to adhere to, most of our programs run year round.

AFRICA
UGANDA: Secondary School

Do you excel  in and can explain writing and grammar? Math, Physics, Chemistry and/or Biology? We need you!
In Uganda, the president skims the money off the top so no money goes to the government schools so the teachers
don’t show up. Penniless citizens start schools such as this to meet the need. There are 70-100 students per class.
People that can teach or tutor are urgently needed to give more individual attention to students.
The first goal is to see that these youth can get high marks on the National Examination
so that they can get a scholarship to Makerere, Uganda’s best university. Second goal is to ignite a passion for learning.
Also: experienced teachers wanted to mentor overwhelmed Ugandan teachers.

UGANDA: Primary & Preschool
The above secondary school has expanded to include primary & preschool.
They ask your help in working directly with students to improve their math, reading, social studies & science skills;
and to work with Ugandan teachers to improve their teaching techniques and curriculum.

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Volunteer with Let’s Get Ready!

Help high school students beat the odds!

As a college coach you are on the frontlines of educational justice, as a teacher, role model and mentor. Serve as a SAT tutor to a small group of high school students in your community and support them through college application process.

Program:

Coaches in Let’s Get Ready College Access Program teach math, verbal or both sections of SAT and guide students through complexity of the college admission process: College Access Students commit to:

  • Coach 3 hours a week in the evening for 9 weeks
  • Dedicate 1 hour a week for prep time
  • Serve as role model and guide your students

Let’s Get Ready provides a detailed curriculum, training and support. Somerville and Medford coaches are also eligible for $250 stipend.

Where and When

Somerville High School, 81 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

  • Mondays or Wednesdays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • February 10th to April 13th

Medford High School, 489 Withrop st, Medford, 02155

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • February 10th to April 14th

Apply at: https://www.tfaforms.com/4769641

Questions: Contact Joseph at jalvarez@letsgetready.org