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Teach And Play With Kids During Summer Break!

Community Empowerment Northern Virginia

June 10, 2019, 7 a.m. - Aug. 16, 2019, 7 p.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f45a8a72aaaf85-summer1Assist CENV with their summer break camp, called SummerLand!We seek volunteers to work with a great group of children (ages 4-12). You would facilitate or assist in facilitating group games, arts and crafts, sports, academic projects, and many other enriching experiences! You are welcome to specialize in particular types of activities, if you have preferences. While guiding children through activities, you would also encourage children to develop positive character traits, such as creativity, empathy, and resilience.This is a fun and meaningful chance to be a role model who helps children to become their best selves. You would have a great time spending your day playing and learning with enthusiastic and ceaselessly curious children.The time commitment is at least 4 weeks.You pick which weekday(s) and shift(s) work best for you within the hours of 7:00 AM- 7:00 pm. Even if you are only available for a few hours each week, your time would be very appreciated.If you are eager to spread some joy into a child's life, we cannot wait to hear from you.This is an especially great opportunity for college and high school students! In thanks for your commitment to improving the lives of children at our summer program, we would be happy to write a letter of recommendation and serve as a reference for future opportunities and college/scholarship applications.Thank you so much!Please email us at: info@communityenv.orgSince you will be working with children, some paper work/training is required. Training Date TBD. Sign up here! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f45a8a72aaaf85-summer1

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22510 S Sterling Blvd Suite 201
Sterling, Virginia 20164

Global Climate Strike (September 20)

Fridays for Future

Sept. 19, 2019, 8 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday, September 20 we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. During the French revolution mothers flooded the streets for their children. Today we children are fighting for ourselves, but so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or what happened in the Game of Thrones finale – while the planet burns. This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. As we get closer to September 20th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike

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Help Support Girls On The Run Teams Across Loudoun County - Join Team Adelaide!

Girls On The Run Of Nova

Sept. 30, 2019, midnight - Nov. 8, 2019, midnight

See Girls on the Run in action and help us better serve our teams by joining Team Adelaide! Girls on the Run of NOVA inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Through our program, girls in 3rd-8th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. GOTR NOVA is dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Serving as a member of Team Adelaide for Girls on the Run is an amazing way to witness our mission first-hand. Team Adelaide members are a vital resource for Girls on the Run, supporting our sites and mission by conducting site visits during the season. They are our eyes and ears out on the field and provide encouragement and support to coaches and the girls, assess the dynamics of the team, and report any concerns or needs raised and identified to GOTR staff. This is a great opportunity if you would like to see our program in action, but are unable to commit to coaching at this time. To sign up for Team Adelaide, please fill out our New Team Adelaide Application here: https://www.raceplanner.com/volunteer/signup/new-team-adelaide-application-fall-2019 If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact Meagan Perkins, Volunteer Associate, at mperkins@gotrnova.org .

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A variety of sites across northern Virginia!
Loudoun County, Virginia 20103

Climate Action Volunteer (DIY)

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times and locations

If you're concerned about climate change, remember: you're not alone, and you have a lot of power - even more power than you might think you do. Climate anxiety can make us feel scared, sad, and helpless sometimes, and it's important to acknowledge that, grieve, and take the personal wellness and care steps we need. But that sadness and frustration can also become a powerful motivator to act, which is especially important because acting - and activism - works. So what are the best things to do? You can: 1. Go on climate strike on any and every Friday with the #FridaysForFuture movement. Some people strike alone, some people strike with their friends, family-members, and/or classmates. Wherever and however you go on climate strike, it's a symbolically important act that can raise awareness about this critical issue. We have some helpful climate strike resources here. 2. Host a climate awareness house party or conversation with family or friends. Feel free to use our meeting guide and kickoff event template here. 3. Go tabling or canvassing in your neighborhood, on campus, or at a local event or fair. If you aren't part of an organization or environmental movement and want to look more official feel free to borrow our brand and do it on behalf of Brightest. We support you. Feel free to come up with your own climate action ideas and get creative. Simply taking **some** action is psychologically proven to make you feel better, and will likely also help you meet and build relationships with other people in your community who are also concerned about environmental and climate justice. Even small acts can add up to big change, and let us know if we can help.

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Translation and Interpretation Volunteer - REMOTE anywhere in THE WORLD

Freedom For Immigrants

Flexible times and locations

Freedom for Immigrants (FFI) is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. Because of the nature of our work, we provide services to people who speak a multitude of different languages. Immigrants and refugees are often already disempowered in the immigration system because of the language barrier, we want to reduce this by ensuring that we are able to provide program information to all our clients in their preferred language. The Translation and Interpretation Team The Translation and Interpretation Team will be a new team within FFI who will help ensure all our materials are translated to meet the diverse language needs of our clients. In some cases, volunteers may also help with interpretation for support sessions. What Does the Translation and Interpretation Volunteer Do? Volunteers can take on written translation tasks or spoken interpretation tasks, as they prefer. While we do not expect Translation and Interpretation Volunteers to necessarily have qualifications relating to translation or interpretation, they should have a demonstrated strong ability in the languages they wish to translate. Ideally, volunteers will only translate from a second language into their native language, although with time pressures it is possible this will not always be the case. The translation system is a two step process, so weaker translators can work on something first before handing it over to a more experienced translator to correct any minor mistakes. In this way, we hope to be able to support translation and interpretation volunteers to improve their skills. Expectations with regard to time commitment are flexible because we recognize that people will have changing schedules. Tasks will be posted on a first come first served basis so volunteers are able to dip in and out as convenient. For a guide, we hope that volunteers will be able to offer at least 4-6 hours of their time per month. Responsibilities include: Participation in bi-monthly team meetings Translation of written materials including: FFI procedures and policies, training materials, client worksheets Interpretation (by phone or in person) for case management sessions, training sessions etc. Log all volunteer hours This role is perfect for someone who wants to do something proactive to help immigrants and refugees. We are looking for energetic people who are self-motivated, and excited to be a part of ending the immigrant detention system. Volunteer Profile Required: Fluency in English Minimum commitment of 12 months at 4 hours per week Intermediate computing skills: Database, Word, Excel, and others Passionate about justice for refugees, asylum seekers and other immigrants Flexibility Reliability Maturity Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds Desired: Fluency in a second language (or more...) Degree in Education, International Development, Social Sciences, Communications, ESL, Translation, Interpretation or work experience in these fields. Previous experience of volunteering

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Administrative - Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad

Loudoun County Fire Rescue

Flexible times

Volunteering is an excellent way to serve within our community. Essential to the successful operation of our company are our volunteers backing up our firefighters and rescuers in organization and administration within our company. Highly involved, our volunteers in administration support the daily operation of the company and its future success. We are seeking volunteers to lead and assist in many areas, including, but not limited to:- Open House Chairs: Develops community education program and tracks budget, seeks and creates sponsor banners and requests county support - Public Education Event Coordinators: Monitors events; and e-mail, responds to any requests for coverage, and manages schedule of public education events using Google Calendar- Event planners: Develops events concepts and budget, and oversees overall plan, food, entertainment, activities, staffing, prizes, etc -Interpreters: Interprets on calls, translates brochures, and assists with outreach - Recruitment & Retention: Develops survey questions, produces reports and survey results, and conducts ongoing surveys of volunteers as well as exit surveys -Website Developers/Administrators (design or content): Designs collateral materials as needed, responds to inquiries submitted via website, manage/resize picture/images, write/proof/edit for website - Social Media Administrators: Posts updates and photos about events and activities - Publicity/Newspaper Liaisons/Press Release Writers: Works with publicity and chair and other committee members to determine content for Fireline Ad, writes and provides content and pictures for Fireline Ad to local newspaper, works on design with publisher, writes and distributes press releases about company events, honors, activities, etc., manages list of contacts at local and area newspapers- Office Administrator: Answers phone, takes messages, greets station visitors, data entry, filing and running reports as needed - Administrative Committee Chairs: Works with the volunteer company's president to determine goals and priorities for the year, manages job and task descriptions, coordinates sign-up of volunteer administrators for tasks, trains new volunteer administrators, and keeps a pulse on volunteer administrators to ensure volunteer administrators are having their needs met and enjoying their participation - Social Event Planners, Open House Coordinators, Recruitment Coordinators, Photographers, Chaplains, Grant Writers, In-Station Training Coordinators and many other roles. We’ll work with your skills, interests, and passions and your schedule. Expectations and Qualifications: Most work can be done offsite or during evening hours, but must meet deadlines. Include on your application any special consideration, experiences or requirements that we should know about relating to the job duties.**Call or Text 571-442-2801 or Info/to apply*Below is a brief list of the many perks and benefits we can offer to our volunteers:Tuition Reimbursement (up to $4,000)Retirement BenefitHealth InsuranceLoudoun County Credit UnionReduced personal property tax / Free County tax stickerLocal business discountsNon-operational administrative volunteer opportunitiesNumerous other tangible benefits PLUS a sense of accomplishment, community, family, and camaraderie.

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Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad
Leesburg, Virginia 20175