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Equal Heart Americorps Member

Equal Heart

Sept. 3, 2019, 7 a.m. - May 22, 2020, 4 p.m. CDT

Reduce hunger and food waste in Dallas by helping provide free groceries for families affected by poverty through our Direct-to-Door program.Must complete official application here: www.equalheart.org/jobsWe are looking for dedicated individuals to serve as Hunger ReliefAmeriCorps Members with our Direct-to-Door mobile food pantry.Members gain valuable experience in non-profit programming by working in a team to lead pick-ups and sorting of food donations to distribute to families at low income apartment complexes around DFW.Requirements:Age 17 or olderUS citizen or permanent residentComplete a minimum of 1,200 community service hours (approx. 32 hours/week)Available all day Mon- Fri approx. 7am- 4pmAble to start on September 3rdMust be available through May 22nd, 2020Benefits:$12,312 Total Living Allowance$4,266.50 Education Award, distributed after successful completion of the program and can be used for existing student loans or future education expenses like tuition and booksExperience in the service sectorMembers who are age 21+ and willing to drive our van receive a bonus in addition to the base pay aboveSuccessful candidates should be:organized,self-motivated,able and willing to do daily manual laborinterested in making a difference in the Dallas communityGreat opportunity for students taking night classes or recent college graduates looking for experience in the non-profit sector.What is AmeriCorps?AmeriCorps is a national community service program allowing individuals to give back to their community and get paid for it!Must complete official application here: www.equalheart.org/jobs

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2862 Nagle St
Dallas, Texas 75220

Earth Day 2020 Climate Strike

Fridays for Future

April 21, 2020, 7 p.m. - April 24, 2020, 7 p.m. CDT

Earth Day 2020 (Wednesday, April 22) will mark the 50th anniversary of the world's first major environmental movement. Regrettably, Earth Day 2020 also marks another year of insufficient progress by the world's richest and largest polluting countries on addressing the climate crisis. The December 2019 United Nations COP25 climate conference was a clear failure, and most world leaders refuse to take meaningful climate action. So again, environmentalists, youth climate strikers, and coalition allies will use Earth Day 2020 as a platform to call attention to the urgency of protection the place we all live: Earth. Earth Day 2020 will be a day of major global climate strikes, rallies, and marches around the world. We will use the week of April 22nd (and Friday, April 24th) to send a clear message to our leaders in a critical election year that we need (and demand) climate action now. On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. We need that type of hope, positivity, and people power again as we push for a Green New Deal - but this time around the world. Please mark your calendar and RSVP to receive reminders and additional info as Earth Day 2020 events get planned. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up as an organizer here or submit event info here.

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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, Extinction Rebellion, 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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Rad Volunteer

Dallas Pets Alive!

Flexible times

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: To provide an alternative pathway for those wanting to get involved hands-on with rescue, but cannot take on a full-time foster in the traditional sense. This role gives volunteers the opportunity to select a dog from the shelter and attend a scheduled Dallas Pets Alive! (DPA) adoption event in hopes of finding a foster/adopter for the pet.RESPONSIBILITIES: Selecting a shelter dog to attend an adoption event after proper approval by DPA leadership Transporting selected dog from shelter, to the adoption event, and back to shelter (if necessary) Maintaining the dog is comfortable and safe at the event Must be very comfortable and proactive in talking to diverse groups of people Able to communicate accurate information regarding the Dallas Pets Alive program and the selected dog to the potential adopter/foster Communicate clearly and effectively through email, keeping those required from DPA "looped-in" on the status of the dog at the event Providing necessary supplies (leash) to give to the adopter/foster if they do not have their ownCONTACTS WITH OTHERS: This is a mostly in-person role with some online communication involved, and will have regular and continuous contact with shelter employees, DPA volunteers, and the general public. Contact with others will require a positive, professional demeanor. To be most successful at this role, the volunteer should enjoy socializing with all kinds of people in a polite but friendly manner.CONTROLS OVER WORK : This position reports to the RAD Coordinator, Rescue Assistant Director, Rescue Director, Vice President of Animal Operations, & the Executive Director. QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Must be 18 years of age with some related animal/rescue group experience. Ability to drive oneself to shelter and adoption event locations Must be very comfortable talking to people Must be comfortable handling dogs in a variety of public situations Able to contribute a full day, once a month to this positionTime Requirement: 7 hours a month.Salary / Pay Rate: Volunteer

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Dallas, Texas 75212

Greeters For The Dallas Public Library!

Dallas Public Library

Flexible times

If you're a people person who has a heart for service, then this incredible volunteer opportunity is for you. We're now looking for volunteer greeters for the 1st floor of the J. Erk Jonsson Central Library (1515 Young St.) in the heart of Downtown Dallas. You'll have the awesome opportunity to help direct patrons to either the Vital Statistics department, or other floors in the building. You'll be able to start on Monday, June 17th. We'd love for you to volunteer for an hour at least once a week during the shifts listed below. We'd like to have two people per shift, and our greeting opportunities are Mondays through Fridays and Sundays: Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 10:30am 11:30am -12:30pm 12:30pm - 1:30pm 1:30pm - 2:30pm Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm 2:00pm - 3:00pm 3:00pm - 4:00pm If you're interested, you can sign up to volunteer in just 3 easy steps: 1) Click on the link provided to fill out our online volunteer application. Scroll down to "Greeter" on the Assignment Preferences section: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=10202324912) Click on the following link to sign up for shifts: https://signup.com/go/bcxOXUd3) Email volunteer@dallaslibrary2.org to RSVP for mandatory volunteer orientation on one of the following dates: Thursday, June 13th 1:00pm - 2:00pm Friday, June 14th 1:00pm - 2:00pm Sunday, June 16th 2:00pm - 3:00pm Volunteer orientation will be held every 3 weeks proceeding the dates listed above. If you miss the first orientation, you can attend the subsequent orientations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at volunteer@dallaslibrary2.org. Hope to see you soon!

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1515 Young St.
Dallas, Texas 75201

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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