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Americorps Disaster Team Member - San Diego

American Red Cross (Los Angeles)

Sept. 10, 2018, 3 a.m. - July 26, 2019, 3 a.m.

We are looking for a self-motivated and passionate individual to join the California AmeriCorps Disaster Team, through the American Red Cross. Members will serve in a full-time capacity (approximately 40 hours per week) to meet the requirement of 1,700 service hours throughout the 10.5-month term.The San Diego Region AmeriCorps members are involved with supporting the Disaster Cycle Service (DCS) department, which focuses on preparing members of the community through the delivery of preparedness trainings, building the Red Cross’ capacity by recruiting new volunteers, supervising volunteer teams, and responding to local emergencies. Responsibilities will include weekend and evening commitments. In addition, members of the Disaster Team may be required to deploy for two-week periods to assist with disasters within the State of California. TO APPLY: http://bit.ly/cadtsandiegoDesired Skill Sets:Comfortable with public speaking and working with large groupsIndependent, self-motivated, creative, and resourcefulFlexible and adaptable to shifting prioritiesStrong interpersonal and leadership skillsAbility to work outside of normal business hoursMust be available to serve full-time from 09/2018 to 07/2019Minimum of 18 years of ageHold a High School Diploma or GEDBe a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent residentPossess a valid driver’s licenseDESIRED: Bilingual in SpanishBi-weekly stipend of $652.17 (before taxes), health and dental coverage, and childcare assistance to those that qualifyUpon successful completion of the program, members will receive an Education Award of $5,920 to use towards qualified student loans or future tuitionStudent loan forbearance during the period of service TO APPLY: http://bit.ly/cadtsandiego

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3950 Calle Fortunada
San Diego, California 92123

Enrichment Program Facilitator

Treobytes Inc

Jan. 6, 2019, 3 a.m. - Aug. 31, 2019, 3 a.m.

Company Description: We are a technology hub that was founded in 2014 to provide access to technology to girls and underrepresented youth within the San Diego County region. In an effort to build a strong pipeline of future entrepreneurs and STEAM leaders, our mission is to provide the technical literacy and support that has been shown to contribute to positive academic success. To date, we have serviced over 800+ students and are currently working with several school districts in southern California. Enrichment Program Details: This academic school year, we will be providing enrichment programs within Escondido Union School District offering students from 6th to 8th grade the chance to learn computer science and hardware fundamentals. Our 10 module enrichment program will provide hands on learning through building a computer tower, coding through Scratch and SonicPI, as well as learn through collaboration and project based principals. All lessons align with CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification. The assignments will run during the 2018/19 school year, with an approximate hours of 6 -10 depending on your availability. All programs will run in the afternoon, approximately 1:30 to 4:00pm M-F. Requirements:Self starting individualsEnrolled or recently graduate from Science, Technology, Engineering, Liberal Arts or Math discipline.All Individuals must be able to self-learn applications and lesson plans prior to instructionIndividuals must be able to lead and direct students from 11 to 15 years old in groups of 10 or more.GPA of 3.0 or higher Strong communications abilityPreferred SkillsFamiliarity with CompTIA IT Fundamentals or an interest in CompTIA CertificationsSummer camp counseling experienceStrong presenceAbility to direct and redirect group learning

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Various Locations
San Diego, California 92116

Farmworks Volunteer Work Day

International Rescue Committee In San Diego

June 8, 2019, 1:30 p.m. - Aug. 31, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

This is a monthly volunteer opportunity within the Food and Farming Department at the International Rescue Committee in San Diego.As a volunteer, you will be helping to maintain the visual aesthetic of our North Park urban farm where we run our Youth FarmWorks program. The FarmWorks program provides a paid work internship for low-income youth (ages 16-20) from the City Heights neighborhood to develop transferable job skills during the internship and, hopefully, land a permanent job immediately afterwards. The IRC operates the Youth FarmWorks urban farm and pop-up farm stand each week as a job platform for the youth interns to develop real-world work experience, while also generating revenue to sustain the program long-term.Regular Volunteer Tasks Include:Weeding the pathways and areas surrounding our raised beds,Maintaining the pathways in the garden - i.e. moving mulch in wheelbarrows and laying mulch in pathways,Weeding within our raised beds,Various other garden activities, as needed.Possible Volunteer Activities Include (depending on the month):Building various garden items with our Youth FarmWorks interns - i.e. scarecrow, community mini-library, planting out a "wheelbarrow garden bed," various other garden activities, as needed.Event Dates:Saturday, June 8thSaturday, July 13thSaturday, August 10thEvent Time:10:30am-1:30pm - Please come for however long you can. You do not have to stay for the entire 3 hours. Please give us an approximate arrival time and for how long you will be able to stay.Event Address:3725 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104 (Corner of 30th and Gunn St. in North Park)Parking:Street Parking. There is usually parking available within walking distance. There is also a parking garage one block north of us. We recommend car-pooling whenever possible.What to Bring:Please wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.Closed toed shoes are required, we cannot let you work on-site if you are wearing open-toed shoes.Water bottle to keep hydrated.Sunscreen and any other weather appropriate items.Contact Robbie Wilcox for questions regarding this opportunity: Robbie.Wilcox@rescue.org(619) 641-7510 x 263

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3725 30th Street
San Diego, California 92104