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Equal Heart Americorps Member

Equal Heart

Sept. 3, 2019, 6 a.m. - May 22, 2020, 3 p.m. MDT

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

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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Rad Volunteer

Dallas Pets Alive!

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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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