Category: Volunteer

ACDI/VOCA Service Learning Corps: International Volunteer Opportunity for summer or fall

May 7th, 2015 in Volunteer

Assignment Title: Rural Community Finance Specialist

Assignment Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Assignment Duration: 3 MONTHS, Negotiable for Summer OR Fall 2015

Assignment Summary:

ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Service Learning Corps Volunteer to work with the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) in setting up and operationalizing banking systems for Rural Community Financial Institutions (RCFIs). The CBL has established RCFIs, with the hope that the mobilization of savings in these finance institutions will spur local investment and increase economic activities in rural Liberia. The services to be provided by the RCFIs will include savings mobilization, checking accounts, loans, direct deposits, money transfers services (including MoneyGram and Western Union). The selected volunteer will train 30 entry level staff with approximately 6 individuals for each RCFI facility.

View full description here: Liberia SLC Rural Finance

Volunteer Curriculum Writer needed at Partners in Health

April 13th, 2015 in Volunteer

Partners In Health (PIH)

Title: Volunteer Curriculum Writer, Boston

Reports to: Mexico Chief Strategist

Location: Boston

Organizational Profile:

Partners In Health is a non-profit corporation based in Boston, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Through service delivery, training, research, and advocacy, PIH works globally to bring the benefits of modern science to those most in need. PIH currently has programs in Boston, Haiti, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Position Description:

PIH Mexico seeks a volunteer who can commit ~10 hours/week for 6 months, with a desired start date of April 2015. The Curriculum Writer will assist the Mexico Chief Strategist to refine and document PIH Mexico’s innovative global health curriculum for recent medical graduates.

The global health curriculum, comprising 18 modules, is based on adult learning best practices and is unique in Mexico. It has been piloted and developed over two years. The volunteer will create lesson plans and tools for the curriculum to be shared. This role will be substantive for candidates interested in global health program development and training.

Overall Responsibilities:

This volunteer will:

  • Discuss curriculum goals and core concepts in depth with Strategist, documenting key ideas
  • Write original lesson plan drafts for any modules that have not been formally documented, based on conversation with the Strategist and past feedback
  • Link the lesson plans with visuals, case studies, and other tools in a simple, user-friendly format
  • Utilize a standardized lesson template to refine layout and style
  • Develop, review and edit curricula and other training documents in preparation for publication and dissemination (including assessing materials for training flow, formatting, consistency, branding and clarity)

Qualifications:

  1. A degree in education, health education, public health or a related field.
  2. Experience in designing, developing, and editing training/educational materials for adults.
  3. Able to commit ~10 hours/week for 6 months.
  4. Strong writing skills and ability to present complex information in a clear and compelling way.
  5. Experience with literature reviews, synthesis of academic articles.

Application Process:

Please email Leigh Forbush, (LForbush@bu.edu), PIH Curriculum and Training Specialist, a resume and cover letter detailing your interest and experience.

Summer Opportunity: Global Leadership Program in Ghana, through Saha Global

March 19th, 2015 in Volunteer

Applications open for positions with Saha this June in Ghana, and their Executive Director Kate Clopeck will be on campus next Tuesday to discuss their work and opportunities in Ghana.

Come learn about Saha’s Positions in Ghana through the Global Leadership Program

Tuesday March 24th @ 4 pm, 412 SMG Building

Saha Global is looking for students and young professionals who:

  • feel passionate about international social justice, environmental sustainability or public health
  • are peer leaders looking to build project management skills
  • want a unique experience Northern Region, Ghana
  • can help a rural community solve its water or electricity problems by starting a small business

Sound like you?

Join Kate Clopeck, Saha’s Founder and Executive Director and BU Program AlumnaKelly for an info session on Tuesday and learn how you can make a sustainable impact over your winter or summer break by participating in Saha’s three-week Global Leadership Program in Ghana. Check out this awesome video for more information.

To learn more or apply visit

www.sahaglobal.org

Volunteering Opportunity at Teen Parent Lobby Day

February 17th, 2015 in Volunteer

Date: 3/26/2015
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: State House

We are looking for volunteers who can arrive no later than 9:00 am and stay until 12:00 pm. Program registration begins at 10:00, the program is 10:30 – 11:30 and then people meet with their legislators. We ask that volunteers show up so early, so that we have ample time to orient you and so that you can beat the line that forms outside of the state house as programs start to arrive!

I hope you will be part of this important day. Volunteers play a critical role in making lobby day run smoothly and in ensuring that young people who travel from across the state to participate have an experience they will remember forever. Lobby Day is an opportunity for expectant and parenting teens from across Massachusetts to play a meaningful role in shaping the policies that impact their lives. Please join us in demonstrating that with the right supports, young parents have tremendous potential.

Oh, and there will be breakfast served!

Contact Hope Rochefort with any questions.

Are you bi-lingual? Are you interested in reading and translating for a systematic review at BMC?

January 21st, 2015 in Volunteer

This review is looking at the relationship between alcohol use/abuse and tuberculosis disease. It is being conducted by faculty in the Section of Infectious Diseases here at BU. If interested, there will also be potential to volunteer to help with meta-analysis.

The languages needed are: Japanese; Mandarin; Spanish; French; Russian; German; Polish; Korean; Portuguese; Italian; Dutch; and Hungarian

For more information, please email Mary Buckley (marywb@bu.edu)

Volunteer Coaching Opportunity with Let’s Get Ready!

September 16th, 2014 in Volunteer

Let’s Get Ready is a non-profit organization that provides low-income high school students with free SAT preparation, admissions counseling and other support services needed to gain admission to and graduate from college.
We are currently looking for college students to volunteer as coaches at the Malden High School Site. Classes are held each Tuesday (Math) and Thursday (Critical Reading/Writing) from 6pm to 9pm. This will be a one day per week commitment- the day you attend class depends on the subject you would like to coach. This is a great volunteer opportunity for college students. In addition to helping this underserved population, you can also receive volunteer hours, build leadership/tutoring skills, and join our E-Board!
Applications are currently being accepted. If you are interested in volunteering, please apply before Tuesday, September 23th so that you can meet the Site Directors and attend an orientation and training session soon after. Critical Reading/Writing Coaches will begin volunteering on Thursday, September 25th and Math Coaches will begin on Tuesday, September 30th.

Yissel Rodriguez and I are the Site Directors for the Malden LGR program (which is T-accessible on the green and orange lines.) We have both served as LGR coaches and directed the Malden site, so we know LGR and the Malden program very well. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Coach Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BUCF14

Weekly BNID job and internship postings

May 5th, 2014 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships, Volunteer

JOB / INTERNSHIP OPENINGS

Student volunteers needed at a global health NGO event this June!

May 5th, 2014 in Volunteer

Gretchen Stoddard of the Izumi Foundation is asking for student note takers for a meeting of non-profit global health NGOs in Boston on June 18 and 19.  Gretchen is in charge of coordinating this meeting and is looking for student volunteers to take notes during the sessions. This would be a great networking opportunity for students who are in the Boston area this summer! If interested, you can find out more details from Gretchen at stoddard@izumi.org.

The Food Project at City Farm Fest Volunteer Opportunity

May 2nd, 2014 in Volunteer

Are you interested in growing food locally? Community and backyard gardening? Working with local gardening community members or practicing your data interpretive/communication skills? Then consider joining us for a few hours on Saturday, May 10! On Saturday, May 10 from 11AM to 2PM, we will be partnering with The Food Project to offer FREE SOIL LEAD TESTING for the community during City Farm Fest held at the Dudley Greenhouse in Roxbury. Soil sampling and soil health consultations will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 2PM. Gardeners will bring soil to the Farm Fest and we will be analyzing the soil (right there) and communicating the results and providing interpretation to the gardeners. You will be trained (about an hour next week) to participate. Please consider participating with us! If you are interested, please contact Wendy Heiger-Bernays (whb@bu.edu) or Komal Basra (komalb@bu.edu) by Monday, May 5th.

 ***Please note: Only students who have previously completed EH717 Foundations of Environmental Health or EH765 are eligible for this opportunity***

Catholic Relief Services Summer Internship Opportunities

April 17th, 2014 in Practicums/Internships, Volunteer

Summer Internship Program Flyer

The Summer Internship Program is CRS’s formal internship program.  The program takes place from June to August for a period of 10 – 12 weeks (in some cases the internship may extend beyond the summer months). Interns work in departments across the organization and are responsible for a variety of tasks based on their skill set and the needs of their departments. Interns receive regular guidance, direction, and support from their supervisor to ensure a successful experience. The program is designed as a collaborative learning experience that includes a performance management assessment, activities with other interns in the cohort, and a collaborative intern project to culminate the internship experience.

 Our Summer Internship positions are posted on the CRS careers website starting March 15, 2014. Our internships are competitive and we recommend that students apply as early as possible.

CRS prioritizes outreach to universities because we believe that university students and recent graduates include many of today’s most effective change agents. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Boston University School of Public Health and would be grateful if you could spread the word about our internship program amongst your students.

Please email intern@crs.org if you have any questions or concerns.