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Paimi Council Member (Protection & Advocacy For Individuals With Mental Illness)

Disability Rights Texas

Sept. 30, 2018, 11 p.m. - Sept. 29, 2021, 11 p.m. MDT

About the PAIMI Council ANNOUNCEMENT: Disability Rights Texas, the designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system for Texans with disabilities, is currently welcoming nominations for its PAIMI Advisory Council and is accepting applications throughout the coming year for terms beginning Fall 2018. In order to balance our diverse Council, we are especially seeking applications from people in West Texas, or people with a minor child who has received or is receiving mental health services.Members of PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) Advisory Council reflect the diverse constituency served by Disability Rights Texas (DRTx). We are mandated by the Federal PAIMI Act, the purpose of which is to assist states to establish and operate a protection and advocacy system for individuals with mental illness and protect and advocate for the rights of such individuals through activities to ensure the enforcement of the Constitution, Federal and State statutes. Pursuant to federal statute, the Council "...will advise the system on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating for the rights of mentally ill individuals..."Persons with mental illness, family members and professionals are all represented on the Council. DRTx and the PAIMI Advisory Council are also committed to appointing members representative of Texas’ diverse ethnic and cultural communities and makes efforts to ensure the Council reflects different geographic areas of the state.In order to be eligible for membership on the Advisory Council, an individual must reside in the State of Texas, cannot be a relative or significant other of a current Advisory Council member, and cannot be an employee of DRTx.Subject to these limitations, the Advisory Council shall consist of:1. At least one (1) attorney2. Mental health professionals3. Individuals from the public who are knowledgeable about people who are labeled mentally ill, the advocacy needs of persons with mental illness, and have demonstrated a substantial commitment to improving mental health services4. Providers of mental health services5. Individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services6. Individuals who are family members of individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services.7. At least one member shall be a primary caregiver for an individual who is current a minor childTO APPLY: You may obtain an application by clicking on the "PAIMI Advisory Council Application" link below or by contacting Sara Record at (512) 407-2741 or srecord@drtx.org. Please complete and return the application and all required attachments and forms by August 21, 2018.More about the PAIMI Advisory CouncilPAIMI Advisory Council Application

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2222 W. Braker Lane
Austin, Texas 78758

Cat Caretaker And Socializer - Petsmart Catteries, Austin Tx

New Hope Animal Rescue Nfp

July 1, 2019, 10 a.m. - Feb. 6, 2021, 4 p.m. MDT

CURRENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR NEW HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE: New Hope Animal Rescue is a 501c3 that saves dogs and cats from kill shelters. We are always in need of dedicated and passionate volunteers to help us save lives! If you have a big heart and passion for animal rescue, we want to talk to you! If you are interested in volunteering, email nhgivelife@gmail.com to start a conversation!CAT CARETAKER AND SOCIALIZER - PETSMART CATTERIES, Austin TX We are seeking cat socializers and caretakers for our PetSmart catteries, which are a critical component of our cat rescue. Training is provided by an experienced volunteer at each location. While we need volunteers to commit to a specific day or days of the week, shifts can be fulfilled during any time PetSmart is open. We just ask that when you commit to a shift, to please give us plenty of notice if you are unable to make it.VOLUNTEER LOCATIONS: PetSmart South Park Meadows - 9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78748PetSmart Brodie Lane - 5207 Brodie Ln, Sunset Valley, TX 78745DUTIES: Socialize, play with, pet and cuddle cats and kittens.Scooping litter boxesChanging and filling water and food dishesCleaning and wipe down cagesChange beddingSweeping and mopping cattery floorADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOG AND CAT LOVERS: Allergic to cats? Prefer dogs? Don’t want to clean? Have some time you can donate doing computer work or making phone calls? We have many other volunteer opportunities!Pet Profiles: Help our rescued pets get forever homes by creating compelling but accurate pet profiles on PetFinder.com. New Hope provides the basic information while this volunteer would also contact fosters for additional photos and a description of the pet’s personality.Screen Adopters: You can help us identify the applicants we should invest the most time in by doing initial reference checks on applications for dogs and/or cats. We provide you with the list of questions!Foster Animals: Dogs or cats! You can find foster applications here: http://nhanimalrescue.org/foster-information/Adoption Events: Assist us at weekend adoption events in AustinFundraise: Host a fundraiser online or at your home or business - funds are vital to our mission as we pay for medical care, food, cages, bedding and supplies.Give Freedom Rides: We will add you to our list of contacts willing to drive to the shelter to transport animals we have tagged for rescue. There is no better high than giving a shelter pet a freedom ride!

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9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, Texas 78748

Volunteer Software Engineers and Product Developers for CovidActNow.org

COVID ACT NOW (CovidActNow.org)

March 23, 2020, 9 p.m. - April 29, 2020, 11 p.m. MDT

A team of data scientists, engineers, and designers in partnership with epidemiologists, and public health officials built a tool [https://covidactnow.org/] designed to spur state and local governments into action to slow the spread of CoVid-19. This tool aims to enable political leaders to quickly make decisions in their Coronavirus response informed by best available data and modeling. It is now being used by government and covid response leaders to answer critically important questions such as: What will the impact be in my region be and when can I expect it? How long until my hospital system is under severe pressure? What is my menu of interventions, and how will they address the spread of Coronavirus? The site launched on Friday March 19th, since then it has had 3.2 million visitors and was used as input in the decisions of Anchorage and Dallas to institute ‘sheltering-in-place’. One critical request is from a federal government agency hoping to use this model and some of the presentation elements to help coordinate crisis response efforts (i.e. where to send masks). The platform is also being extended to support government agencies, medical device manufacturers, and front-line health providers plan for and respond to covid. The Request CovidActNow.org is requesting full-time+ help from experienced leaders in software engineering, UX, data science, and scalable support system design Start date: week of Monday 3/23/20 Availability: between the hours of 8pm - 10pm Specific Needs Product or Program Management: Currently there is a group of about 10 volunteers providing help sporadically, as well as a very rapidly changing set of needs and requests of the tool. CovidActNow.org's biggest area of need is someone able and willing to keep the effort organized & help plan the short/medium term roadmap. Full Stack SWE: There is a website (built with react.js), data pipelines, data visualization and other misc development work that needs to be done. [Data] Science: CovidActNow.org model outputs will be used by government officials and the public to inform crisis response. Ensuring they are accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy is a key priority. Any scientists who are willing to lend their critical eye and expertise to the modeling effort (keeping in mind that this is a specialist field and CovidActNow.org need to maintain some humility and avoid the Dunning-Kruger effect) would be a huge help. UX Design: The product development team is currently blocked on UX design; CovidActNow.org could really use a strong UX design resource who can work with engineers to design & iterate features fast] Support Systems: CovidActNow.org is getting about 50 inbound emails an hour currently. CovidActNow.org would love someone to set up a basic / pragmatic system to support this flow and route to the appropriate person or team who can help. CovidActNow.org needs to triage for the most important requests first: hospitals, US Gov, and medical device manufacturers. (If this keeps up CovidActNow.org will need a support function)

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Go Carbon Neutral

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times and locations

When we started Brightest we made two simple commitments to ourselves and you: anytime someone completed an act of good or volunteer shift through Brightest, we'd plant a tree. Second, we'd operate as a net zero carbon (CO2) service, offsetting all our servers, travel, and anything else we use to run our website and build our community. Thanks to the commitment of our climate community (and people like you), we've already planted over 10,000 new trees, capturing more than a hundred tons of CO2 this year. All thanks to individual acts of good adding up to big change. Now, with your help, we're taking our tree projects and sustainability commitment to the next level with a new service: a Zero Carbon Living tree-planting offset subscription. Using our existing project and partner infrastructure, each month we plant plant trees and invest in carbon-neutralizing clean energy and waste projects on behalf of our members, then verify the work to report back impact, allowing you to go carbon neutral (or gift zero carbon living to a friend) for less than the price of a weekly coffee ☕ While we don't think this alone will solve the climate crisis (one of the many reasons we provide digital infrastructure and tools to groups like Fridays for Future, XR, and Sunrise Movement), little differences DO add up when we spread the word and work together. To illustrate this, if every Spotify or Netflix customer went carbon-zero, it would carbon offset the environmental footprint of a country the size of Australia or Brazil. If you'd like to help us reach our next planting target of 1 million trees, we'd be extremely grateful, and you can start right here. Your contribution to plant trees and go carbon neutral is tax deductible. Trees planted through Brightest are planted in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a registered US 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Your contribution to plant trees and offset your carbon footprint with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S law.

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Be An Advocate. Fight Poverty. (austin)

Results.org (The Power To End Poverty)

Flexible times

Do you wish that you could have a say in the policies that impact millions of people living in poverty here in the United States and around the world? Are you feeling overwhelmed by this political moment? Maybe you’ve been feeling the urge to do something but aren’t sure what...As a RESULTS advocate, you can stand up for issues of poverty, be heard, and make an impact. At RESULTS, we teach you the nuts and bolts of how to do that. We support you to be an advocate.RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.As a RESULTS volunteer, you will be an effective advocate in the fight against poverty. Practically, that means:Developing a relationship with your members of Congress so that when you get in touch, they listen.Meeting face to face with your members of Congress and their staff.Writing persuasive opinion pieces in the media.Getting support from your local RESULTS group monthly for training, updates, and action.Being part of a movement of people committed to ending the systemic and structural injustices that drive poverty.No advocacy experience? No problem. RESULTS provides comprehensive issue and advocacy skills training to all volunteers. We’ve been doing this for 39 years, and we know that change doesn’t happen just because we vote. It happens because you tell your members of Congress what you care about and what they can do about it. It happens because you make calls, you write letters, and you meet with decision makers face to face. Change happens because you demand it to happen.What are you waiting for? Step up. Speak out. Become a RESULTS advocate.Learn more at results.org.

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