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First Meeting of the Semester!

Join us at our first meeting of the semester, which will be this Tuesday, 9/13 at 6pm in Sargent College, Room 107. For anyone who has never been inside Sargent, you can find Room 107 by coming into the main entrance and taking the hallway on the right. It will be the first room on the right in this hallway. The meeting will be a general info session about Rotaract, as well as an overview of some of the events we will be doing this semester.

If you know you will be attending the first meeting, please email us at burotar@bu.edu, or go on our Facebook page and select that you will be “Going” to the event. We will have pizza at the meeting, so we need to know how many people to account for.
 
We hope to see you all at the meeting and at our future events, which we will be announcing very soon!

First General Meeting- Birthday Cards for Homeless Children!

Welcome to the start of another exciting year! We are so pumped to have you on board.

Our first meeting will be this Wednesday, September 10, at 6:00pm. It will take place in Sargent College, Room 107. We will be making birthday cards to send to children who are homeless, to brighten up their special days! It is a wonderful way to give back while meeting an awesome community of people. We will also be introducing what Rotaract Club is and what makes us different, so we hope that we will see you there!

Here is the link for the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536395196590218/

We look forward to seeing you soon!

— Boston University Rotaract Club

Volunteering with BU Hillel for Mitzvah Day

Each semester, Hillel plans a Mitzvah Day, a day where university students give back to their community by volunteering with local organizations in the Boston area. The philosophy of the project is to have students donate their time rather than their money. Mitzvah Day for this semester is scheduled for Sunday, March 30th, 2014, and Hillel would love to have you join.

If you would like to join, the link to sign up is: http://www.bu.edu/hillel/mitzvah

The Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/300049293477342/.

Oxfam CHANGE Leader Program

Global issues. Leadership skills. Campus actions.

Greetings!

Oxfam America, a global organization that works to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice is now accepting applications for its student leadership program. The CHANGE Initiative allows rising college sophomores and juniors to develop their leadership skills, explore policy issues, and create social change locally and globally; while exposing them to the international development issues that inform Oxfam’s work. After, the students selected as CHANGE Leaders apply their skills and creativity to promote Oxfam issues on campus. We are looking for dynamic students with ideas, connections, and a dedication to social justice around the world.

Selected students participate in a week-long training in Boston, July 19-25, 2014, which is organized and paid for by Oxfam. Students then work with Oxfam on campus during the 2014-15 academic year and join or form an Oxfam Club to implement an Oxfam campaign on campus.

CHANGE Leaders:

  • Receive leadership and advocacy training focused toward creating social change locally and globally
  • Have access to expert skills based training, resources, materials and year-round support from Oxfam staff
  • Explore policy issues related to the global food system using a rights based approach
  • Establish connections and share knowledge with college students from the US and beyond

Applications are due April 1, 2014. Learn more about the CHANGE Initiative and read the FAQ at: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/change.

 

Students should apply online at: http://oo.oxfamamerica.org/change/index.php/register/.

Please share this information in departmental newsletters and encourage students you know to apply. If you have questions or would like to request a CHANGE brochure, please call 1-800-77-OXFAM ext. 9415 or email CHANGE@oxfamamerica.org.

Thank you,

Mwahaki King

CHANGE Logistics Coordinator

Oxfam America

www.oxfamamerica.org/change

 

IGNITE the NITE – Boston GLOW’s annual fundraising gala Volunteering Opportunity

Who: Energetic, engaged and empowered individuals who want to volunteer

What: IGNITE the NITE – Boston GLOW’s annual fundraising gala. The event will include cocktails and appetizers, live music, a silent auction and more. 

Volunteer Roles: We are definitely in need of volunteers to help set-up Thursday 2/27 (12pm-5pm) and/or break-down Friday 2/28 (10am-12pm). But we are willing to work with volunteers’ personal schedules, we don’t want to turn anyone away who wants to help out!

Where: Artists For Humanity (100 W. 2nd Street Boston 02127 near the Broadway T stop on the Red Line)

Why: It’s great that volunteers get to attend the event for free and 2 free drink tickets, but more importantly volunteers will have an inspiring time supporting a great organization that empowers females of all ages!

Interested in attending (not volunteering): www.bostonglow.nationbuilder.com/donate_to_boston_glow
Boston GLOW’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bostonglow
For more information, contact: Jessica Mah | jessicadmah@gmail.com | (925) 360-3111

Volunteer in Rural China this Summer for libraries and reading education

May 16 – June 22, 2014

Apply online @ www.dreamcorps.org by Feb 23, 2014

Let Reading Inspire

Dream Corps is recruiting about 40 international volunteers to participate in its 2014 Summer Volunteer Program in rural schools and villages of China. Volunteers will take part in activities that include:

●      Establishing and developing libraries: decorations, cataloging books, electronic cataloging system set-ups, and library policymaking.

●      Reading programs: “Library Month”, “Reading Aloud”, “Science and Reading”, English Reading, and crafts.

●      Understanding and learning from locals: communicating with the local teachers, home visits, community research, and promoting reading in the community.

The program consists of 1 month of online training in April (2 hours per session, 1 session per week); 3 days of on-site training in Beijing; 5 weeks of volunteer work on assigned volunteer sites; and 2 days of concluding forum in Beijing.

Please read the attached “Call for Application” PDF and visit www.dreamcorps.org for more information. For additional questions regarding the application and volunteer selection process, please contact volunteer@dreamcorps.org.

[PDF files]                        CallForApplication_EN                          CallForApplication_CN