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Volunteer Coordinator Needed

Artportunity Knocks

Jan. 28, 2019, noon - Dec. 6, 2019, 3 p.m. EST

This is an Supervisory level Volunteer opportunity for an individual wants to help grow and work with the fastest growing youth arts nonprofit organization In GA! A successful candidate will assist with leading the charge in fulfilling the organization's mission by partnering with the Executive Director (ED) and other senior team members in working collaboratively to manage Volunteer and Internship database and manage administrative tasks.We are specifically looking a HIGHLY ORGANIZED person who represent POSITIVITY, LEADERSHIP and embraces DIVERSITY.The role will handle the following responsibilities:REVIEW, SCREEN, AND INTERVIEW VOLUNTEERSmaintain electronic and paper records of all volunteershandle requests for information and dataresolve administrative problems and inquiriesprepare written responses to candidates via emailManage organization volunteer databaseprepare and modify documents including correspondence, reports, drafts, memos and emailsprepare agendas for trainings and schedule trainingscoordinate and maintain records for volunteers*This position is a volunteer position. IF you work the minimum requirement of time which is between 10-20 hrs per week. You can choose the days you want to work outThe selection is a series of interviews, meetings, and performance review, and prior to officially accepting the position (usually 7-10 day process). Because you will be working in a youth development organization, you will need to possess a current background check.In all things we want to make sure we have the person who will demonstrate excellence in everything they do for Artportunity Knocks. If you believe this is for you, please contact us via Volunteermatch.org or by emailing your resume and cover letter to HR@artportunityknocks.org.

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3712 Martin Luther King Jr. drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30331

Children's Support Group Facilitator

Innovative Solutions For Disadvantage & Disability

Aug. 26, 2019, 6 p.m. - Dec. 23, 2019, 7:45 p.m. EDT

Do you enjoy working with children ages 5-12 and want to further you skills in group work? This opportunity provides a chance to work under a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who will provide supervision. It is a chance to give back to the some of the most vulnerable children and their families in Atlanta. Project GRANDD families are grandparents raising their grandchildren with special needs. The biological parents are unable to care for the children due to a variety of reasons including death, illness, substance addiction, incarceration, etc.Job descriptionThe Children’s Support Group Facilitator is responsible for facilitating a monthly support group for elementary-aged children who are being raised by their grandparents. The Children’s Group Facilitator is responsible for the development and maintenance of the group and ensures that the group meets and maintains the ISDD's standards of quality. Time commitment is 2 hours per month beginning in January 2016. Group will be held at the Metropolitan Library Branch in SW Atlanta. Supervision is provided by the Program Director who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The Children's Group Facilitator will: a) provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for children b) provide opportunities for children to enhance their self-esteem and practice social skills c) model effective non-violent problem solving and conflict resolution techniques d) support children and their grandparents to establish trust and positive interactions with each othere) support children as they work through difficult emotions such as grief, anger and lossDesired Skills and ExperienceThis position requires the following skills: Group Facilitation, Cross-cultural Communication, People Skills, Relationship Building, Child Welfare, Child Care. Experience working with children required. Master’s degree in counseling or social work preferred.About Project GRANDD and Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability:Project GRANDD is a community-based support program for grandparents in the Metro Atlanta aarea who are raising grandchildren or other relatives who have disabilities, chronic illness, or behavior or learning difficulties. Project GRANDD provides group educational meetings, monthly support groups, family care coordination and practical help where needed. Project GRANDD is a program of Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage & Disability (ISDD), an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004 with the mission to promote health equity for children living in social and economic disadvantage with or are at risk for disability.

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Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Metropolitan Branch
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Global Climate Strike (November 29th)

Fridays for Future

Nov. 28, 2019, 7 p.m. - Nov. 29, 2019, 6:59 p.m. EST

After more than 7 million people went on climate strike around the world the week of September 20th, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies are going on global climate strike again on Friday, November 29th. Mark and add it to your calendar. Students, workers, and adults 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. On Friday, November 29th we will again come together in a unified, global climate event and strike for climate around the world. 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 neighbors, 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. Our momentum has to continue. 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 again this November. 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 November 29th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. To search for nearby actions, visit our search tool and our climate action map. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up here #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #StrikeWithUs

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