Volunteering in the Developing World: Who Helps Whom?

Dissecting the Controversy of Who Benefits

A provocative and open discussion of:

*The impact of volunteer programs in improving the quality of life for both recipients and participants
*Preparation for local integration and stress of adjusting to an unfamiliar environment
*Criteria for choosing volunteer programs
*And an opportunity to network with representatives from international service organizations based in the Upper Valley!

Moderated by Sadhana Hall, Nelson A. Rockefeller CenterPanelists:

  • Megan Brooks, Executive Director, Volunteers for Peace
  • Bernie Benn, Peace Corps, Tunisia
  • Stella Safari, Class of 2013, Democratic Republic of Congo

Co-sponsored by the Developing Country Network (of the Upper Valley), the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, and the Dickey Center for International Understanding

When Wed May 16 5:30pm – 7pm Eastern Time
Where Haldeman 041 (map)

Career Blitz: Non-Profit & Common Good

Career Blitz: Non-Profit & COmmon Good Careers – February 27th , 2012

Topics Include:

1. Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship – DEADLINE: 4/4/12
2. Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference at Bryant University – Present Sociology Research!
3. Health Policy Research Internship – Alliance for Health Reform (Summer)(Washington, DC) – PAID
4. 10 National Non-Profit Conferences Worth Attending in 2012
(Blog Article by Rosetta Thurman)
5. NH AmeriCorps Panel in Concord, NH on 3/12/12 (Event/Program)
6. Individual Outreach Coordinator – Interfaith Worker Justice (Entry-Level)(Chicago) – DEADLINE: 3/2/12

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1. Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship – DEADLINE: 4/4/12
The Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship supports graduates who have proven leadership in the Dartmouth community and who are pursuing significant acts of citizenship and service to others. For information, visit: http://bit.ly/pVXwHK

2. Professional Development Opportunity at Bryant University – Present Sociology Research!
Conducting research in the sociology field? Consider submitting a conference proposal for the 38th Annual New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI on 4/27/12. Abstracts due 3/15 at 5 PM. Great networking and professional development opportunity for those considering a career in Academia. http://neusrc.bryant.edu/

3. Health Policy Research Internship – Alliance for Health Reform (Summer)(Washington, DC) – PAID
Alliance Health Reform is a non-profit, non-partisan group that provides information on health policy and research to elected officials, journalists, policy analysts and advocates. Interns receive education in health care economics and politics, the roots of problems with our health care system, and various proposed reform strategies. DEADLINE: 3/2/12 – http://bit.ly/wU10Zn

4. 10 National Non-Profit Conferences Worth Attending in 2012 (Blog Article by Rosetta Thurman)
Professional conferences are often untapped resources that students seldom think about. If interested in getting your foot in the door with an organization, consider attending one of the 10 conferences mentioned in Rosetta Thurman’s (co-author of How to Become a Nonprofit Rockstar) article. http://bit.ly/zyn50q 

5. NH AmeriCorps Panel in Concord, NH on 3/12/12 (Event/Program)
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups (e.g., victim support, environmental conservation, children services, health education). Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting things done through AmeriCorps! http://bit.ly/xFhof5

6. Individual Outreach Coordinator – Interfaith Worker Justice (Entry-Level)(Chicago) – DEADLINE: 3/2/12
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a progressive and growing national organization that educates, organizes, and mobilizes the faith community and workers across the nation on issues and campaigns that improve wages, benefits, and working conditions for all workers, especially workers in low-wage jobs. IWJ is looking for a full-time Individual Outreach Coordinator to expand the organization’s individual giving program using mail, email, events and in-person grassroots fundraising methods. Deadline: 3/2/12 – http://bit.ly/yqtrZv

New Hampshire AmeriCorps Service Panel – 3/12/12 – Concord, NH

AMERICORPS SERVICE PANEL

Learn how you can make a difference as a full-time volunteer addressing America’s most pressing needs!

Monday, March 12th from 6-7:30pm
NHTI – Concord’s Community College; Sweeney Hall Auditorium 122
31 College Drive, Concord, NH
For more information or to RSVP: Ted Wing (603-218-5102; twing@cityyear.org)

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you.
It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the
community.

Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to
serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service
makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you’ll be getting
things done through AmeriCorps!

The following list of programs are expected to be in attendance:
AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program • City Year • Green Corps Student Conservation Association • NCCC • Peace Corps
*VISTA (featuring: Campus Compact for NH, Families In Transition, New Hampshire Catholic Charities)

 

Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship – DEADLINE: 4/4/12

OLGA GRUSS LEWIN POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: 4/4/12
William Jewett Tucker Foundation

The Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship supports graduates who have proven leadership in the Dartmouth community and who are pursuing significant acts of citizenship and service to others. Fellowships are 10-12 months full-time in the U.S. OR abroad working with non-profit organizations on innovative projects directly serving the community. Up to $15,000 in funding is available.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~tucker/fellowships/postgrad/postgradlewin.html

Application deadline: April 4th, 2012

Answers to FAQs:

  • The fellowship is available to graduating seniors, with a fellowship starting within 3 months immediately following their graduation from Dartmouth College.
  • The fellowship placement must be with a non-profit organization and involve at a minimum forty hours of work per week.  Direct community service with under-resourced communities, humanitarian relief work, and field-based initiatives that help alleviate poverty should be the main focus of the Lewin projects.  Agencies to which you apply must be non-profit and politically non-partisan.  Fellows may not function as lobbyists.Some service-oriented governmental agencies are acceptable.
  •  The service project must have clearly written goals and outcomes–the service project goals are realistic, measurable and can be reached in the amount of time allotted for the project.
  •  The service project should involve approximately 60% community service as the primary focus of the post-graduate fellowship and can additionally include responsibilities under the direction of the CSO/NGO in: research, public policy, strategic planning, CSO/NGO capacity building, and/or administrative functions.
  •  The graduate must demonstrate how the service project will be a significant new learning experience.
  •  The service project should have proven added value to the organization; the applicant must demonstrate that he/she will be fully engaged in meaningful work for the organization.
  •  The service project should be innovative, timely or unique in its focus. The applicant must demonstrate how they can add value to the service project with applied skills and perspectives that are needed by the organization.
  •  The applicant must express a clear appreciation for diverse points of view and can articulate a contemporary community service philosophy.
  •  The applicant’s prior academic focus, future goals, and personal goals should connect to this intended service project in an intentional way.
  •  The applicant’s communicated goals and values should be congruent with the mission and focus of the Community Services Organization/Non-profit Organization.
  •  The service project and applicant’s motivation should help the applicant gain field experience with an under-resourced community, providing an opportunity that would be hard to acquire without support of this fellowship.
  •  The awardee agrees to supply a 10-15 page reflection report, engage in a telephone debriefing with a Tucker Foundation staff member and attend at least one “reunion” of Olga Gruss Lewin Fellows at Dartmouth (most expenses paid).

 

Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with the Peace Corps! Tuesday, 11/15

Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with the Peace Corps! Tuesday, 11/15

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

(Events are open to all; Dinner requires a response to the Tucker Foundation):

2:00 p.m. Open House for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and interested others at the Faculty Lounge of the Hopkins Center

4:00 p.m. Panel of Dartmouth Returned Peace Corps Volunteers with Shari Hubert ’92 , Peace Corps Director of Recruitment, presiding; Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center

5:30 p.m. Presentation of honors by President Jim Yong Kim to Dr. John Rassias and Charley “Doc” Dey ’52, Tucker Foundation Dean Emeritus, followed by a talk by Dey entitled “An Unintended Consequence”; Loew Auditorium

6:00 p.m. Premier of “Dartmouth and the Peace Corps: 50 Years of Partnership” Documentary; Loew Auditorium

6:30 p.m. Celebration dinner and reflection; Collis Common Ground
(RSVP required by Nov. 1)

Dinner RSVP and questions may be directed to the Tucker Foundation