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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. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike

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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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Brand Partnership Director - Osd San Antonio

Osd (operation Supply Drop Inc)

Flexible times

OSD is a global, chapter-based, Veteran Service Organization providing relevant, relatable, and sustainable impact to the military community through social, professional, and service-oriented programs. An OSD chapter provides a foundation in a local community through one or more of OSD’s 3 Pillars: Social Connection, Professional Development, and Servant Leadership. Chapters are made up of groups of active duty members, veterans, family members and civilian supporters devoted to giving back at the community level. Chapter are semi-autonomous all working independently, as well as in conjunction with each other in support of the worldwide OSD mission of supporting veterans. Chapters are self-reliant and come up with interesting and beneficial events that engage their chapter members, local veterans, local civilian supporters, and their local community as a whole. Chapters work closely with local businesses, organizations, and companies to help ensure the continued growth and sustainability of OSD. Chapters also create active and engaged communities online through social media. Each Chapter is different, made up and directed by individuals, but supported by the resources and leadership of the OSD national office. This ensures that each chapter aligns with 'The OSD Way.’ An OSD chapter is driven to gather and make an impact with events either by veterans, for veterans, or with veterans. The OSD Brand Partnership Director works closely with OSD National Leadership to new identify and maintain current brand partnerships for OSD. The OSD Brand Partnership Director understands and can articulate the value of OSD to potential brand partners. They will also assist OSD with maintaining relationships with brands who currently support OSD. They will think creatively about events and partnership opportunities that are mutually beneficial to both supportive brands and OSD. They will excel at networking with new and prospective OSD supporters. If you are outgoing in nature and have a passion for building relationships, this role is for you. The Brand Partnership Director will actively seek to grow the presence of OSD in their community with support and guidance from their local Chapter and OSD National. Most importantly, our Brand Partnership Director will uphold the OSD values including: Accountability - We do what we say and do the right thing all the time. Action - Our actions are what drive our impact. Seeking Knowledge - We are always learning, bettering our community and ourselves. Community Focused - We see the need and meet the need. Leadership - We build, reinforce and cultivate the veteran support ecosystem. Fellowship - We nourish lifetime relationships through fellowship emphasizing fun. With your help, OSD will touch the hearts and minds of countless veterans, service members, and civilians who will forge lasting friendships for years to come. With your help, OSD will touch the hearts and minds of countless veterans, service members, and civilians who will forge lasting friendships for years to come.

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San Antonio Metro Area
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Volunteer Host Family

Program Of Academic Exchange

Flexible times

Imagine sharing your corner of the U.S. with a high school exchange student from one of 70 countriesWhether they hail from Latin America, Europe, Asia, or Africa, PAX exchange students share a common goal: a sincere desire to experience and better understand the U.S. by participating in real-life activities as a student and family member.Whether you bake chocolate chip cookies, plant flower bulbs, or play fetch with your Labrador Retriever, the things you take for granted will seem fresh and new when shared with a PAX student. American holiday celebrations-carving a jack-o’-lantern, preparing a Thanksgiving feast, or watching a Memorial Day parade together-will create cherished lifelong memories.As a host family, you welcome this new son or daughter into your home, provide them with a bed, a place to study, and a seat at the dining table. Above all, you encourage the student to engage in American life-while you learn about your new family member’s country and culture. Through the exchange program, PAX students gain a well-rounded understanding of the U.S. while learning to be more reflective about their own country.Meanwhile, without the need for a passport or plane ticket, your family gains an appreciation of another country and culture. Your own view of America broadens-in ways you couldn’t have imagined. By sharing holidays, celebrations, and daily activities-and by working through challenges that arise along the way-everyone learns to recognize that no matter where they call home, people have more similarities than differences.Because the U.S. is so large and diverse, there is no singular or correct way to view it. Through the year, your student comes to know your little corner of America-a unique view that can only result from living in your community, attending your local high school, and becoming a member of your family.Naturally, your family has many questions. Give us a call now, fill out a quick inquiry and we’ll get back to you, or we can arrange for a local representative to meet with your family in person. In the meantime, we’ve tried to answer as many frequently asked questions about the hosting experience as possible.

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110 E. Houston
San Antonio, Texas 78205