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The Public Service Center works to connect students with opportunities for students to support community organizations locally and beyond. We are here to help you connect with community organizations and find resources to support your work in public service.

E-mail:
margaret@bikewalktompkins.org
Margaret Johnson

On July 24th, Major Taylor Cycling Club Chicago (MTC3), Major Taylor clubs across the United States, and other registered cyclists will embark on a ride to Harriet Tubman's home in Auburn to pay homage to a great American abolitionist and social activist. 

To support the riders, volunteers are needed at rest stops along the route throughout the morning and afternoon on the day of the event (July 24th). Volunteer roles include serving refreshments to riders and setting up needed equipment such as tables and tents.Learn more about the ride and sign up as a volunteer, follow this link: www.bikereg.com/harriet-tubman-freedom-ride

For questions, contact Margaret Johnson (Bike Walk Tompkins) at margaret@bikewalktompkins.org

One Time
E-mail:
adiejalfin@outreach360.org
Adie Jalfin
480-885-4280

Our Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with students throughout Latin America, who attend our after-school Virtual English Academy free of charge.

Applications are now open for our volunteer English Teacher position to serve young students enrolled in our Virtual English Academy during the fall 2021 semester. This position is ideal if you are taking a gap year. Learn teaching and leadership skills while gaining education experience and making a lifetime impact on young students throughout Latin America. You’ll connect 5 days a week for a weekly total of 15 hours of virtual service-learning to provide our students with English instruction and enrichment and inspire them to create opportunities for their futures. If you have native or advanced Spanish skills, you may have the opportunity to lead Spanish enrichment activities. Join us as we bridge cultures digitally and inspire and empower each other to reach our full potential. All it takes is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion for service. To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.outreach360.org/english-teacher

Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • Be 18 years of age or older (by September 2021)
  • Have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be interested in learning teaching and leadership skills
  • Be a native or near-native English speaker
  • Be proficient in the use of Zoom (tutorials are available online)
  • Be available to commit to 15 hours of service-learning each week for the full semester
  • Agree to be on the fundraising team and help recruit future volunteers
  • Have access to a computer or laptop (a phone or tablet is not sufficient for this position)
  • Have a strong and consistent internet connection
  • Have a quiet place from which to volunteer
  • Knowledge of Spanish is not required for this virtual volunteer position, though it may be useful since most of our students are young beginners and we offer Spanish enrichment activities.
  • Previous experience is not required.

Dates + Times

  • Fall 2021 Semester
  • September 7th – December 17th, 2021 (15 weeks, 5 days a week)
  • First 2 weeks will consist of mandatory training
  • Monday3 PM - 6:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time *weekly meeting at 3 PM
  • Tuesday-Friday3:45 PM - 6: 15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
  • 90 minutes each week independent professional development

To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.outreach360.org/english-teacher

On-going
E-mail:
adiejalfin@outreach360.org
Adie Jalfin
480-885-4280

Our Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with students throughout Latin America, who attend our after-school Virtual English Academy free of charge.

Applications are now open for our English Enrichment Volunteer position to serve young students enrolled in our Virtual English Academy during the fall of 2021. Gain teaching and leadership experience while impacting young students throughout Latin America. With 75 minutes of virtual service a week, you'll provide our students the opportunity to practice English and gain confidence through small group activities. Join us as we bridge cultures digitally and inspire and empower each other to reach our full potential. All it takes is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion for service. To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.outreach360.org/english-enrichment

Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • Be a teenager or an adult (13 years of age or older)
  • Be a native or near-native English speaker
  • Be proficient in the use of Zoom (tutorials are available online)
  • Be available to attend orientation
  • Have access to a computer or laptop (a phone or tablet is not sufficient for this position)
  • Have a strong and consistent internet connection
  • Have a quiet place from which to volunteer
  • Knowledge of Spanish is not required for this virtual volunteer position, though it may be useful since most of our students are young beginners.
  • Previous experience is not required.
Dates + Times
  • Fall 2021 Session
  • October 2nd - November 26th (8 weeks)
  • One day a week, Monday-Thursday4:45 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Mandatory Orientation

Saturday, October 2nd, 20212 PM - 6 PM Eastern Daylight Time

On-going
Works with Minors
E-mail:
adiejalfin@outreach360.org
Adie Jalfin
480-885-4280

Our Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with students throughout Latin America, who attend our after-school Virtual English Academy free of charge.

Applications are now open for our Spanish Enrichment Volunteer position to serve young students enrolled in our Virtual English Academy during the fall of 2021. In addition to English classes, our students receive enrichment in Spanish. Gain leadership experience in Spanish while impacting young students throughout Latin America. With 75 minutes of virtual service a week, you'll provide our students with the opportunity to expand their horizons, develop their critical thinking skills, and learn about the world through small group activities. Join us as we bridge cultures digitally and inspire and empower each other to reach our full potential. All it takes is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion for service. To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.outreach360.org/spanish-enrichment

Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • Be a teenager or an adult (13 years of age or older)
  • Have native or advanced Spanish skills (including speaking, reading and writing)
  • Be proficient in the use of Zoom (tutorials are available online)Be available to attend orientation
  • Have access to a computer or laptop (a phone or tablet is not sufficient for this position)
  • Have a strong and consistent internet connection
  • Have a quiet place from which to volunteer​
Dates + Times
  • Fall 2021 Session
  • October 2nd - November 26th (8 weeks)
  • One day a week, Monday-Thursday4:45 PM to 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Mandatory Orientation
  • Saturday, October 2nd, 20212 PM - 6 PM Eastern Daylight Time
  • Previous experience is not required.

To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.outreach360.org/spanish-enrichment

On-going
Works with Minors
E-mail:
adiejalfin@outreach360.org
Adie Jalfin
480-885-4280

Our Virtual Impact Program connects volunteers from across the globe with students throughout Latin America, who attend our after-school Virtual English Academy free of charge.
Applications are now open for our volunteer Lead Teacher position to serve young students enrolled in our Virtual English Academy during the fall 2021 semester. Gain online international leadership and English as a Foreign Language experience while making a lifetime impact on young students throughout Latin America. You’ll connect 5 days a week for a weekly total of 15 virtual service hours and use your background as a professional educator to provide our students with English instruction and inspire them to create opportunities for their futures. Join us as we bridge cultures digitally and inspire and empower each other to reach our full potential. All it takes is a computer, an internet connection, and a passion for service. To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.outreach360.org/lead-teacher
There is an option to serve an additional 5 hours each week leading English enrichment activities that provide our students with further practice, or leading Spanish enrichment activities that expand our students' horizons, develop their critical thinking skills, and teach them about the world.

Eligibility

Applicants must:
  • Be 25 years of age or older (by September 2021)
  • Have 3 or more years experience as a teacher/educator, online or in-person, for any age level, or comparable experience leading/directing youth programs
  • Be a native or near-native English speaker
  • Be proficient in the use of Zoom (tutorials are available online)
  • Be available to commit to 15 hours of service each week for the full semester
  • Agree to be on the fundraising team and help recruit future volunteers
  • Have access to a computer or laptop (a phone or tablet is not sufficient for this position)
  • Have a strong and consistent internet connection
  • Have a quiet place from which to volunteer

Knowledge of Spanish is not required for this virtual volunteer position, but at least some Spanish is preferred since most of our students are young beginners. However, if you would like to serve an additional 5 hours each week leading Spanish enrichment activities, native or advanced Spanish skills (speaking, reading, and writing) are required.
While teaching experience is required for this position, experience teaching English as a Foreign Language or English Language Learners is not required. Your first 2 weeks of the semester will consist of training in these areas, and you will be encouraged to continue independent professional development throughout the course of the semester.

Responsibilities

As a Lead Teacher, You Will:
  • Teach English as a Foreign Language over Zoom to young students throughout Latin America
  • Support and mentor English Teachers ages 18 and up who may teach alongside you and may not have any previous experience
  • Creatively plan for your classes using the designated digital curriculum resources as well as outside materials
  • Create homework assignments, or edit existing homework assignments, via the Canvas Learning Management System
  • Grade homework and record attendance via the Canvas Learning Management System
  • Join the Outreach360 fundraising team
  • Share about Outeach360 with people in your life in order to help recruit future volunteers
If You Opt for the Additional 5 Hours a Week, You Will:
  • Lead pre-planned English or Spanish enrichment activities
  • Support volunteers 13 and up who will lead activities alongside you, or in a breakout room, and may not have any previous experience
Dates + Times
  • Fall 2021 Semester
  • September 7th – December 17th, 2021 (15 weeks, 5 days a week)First 2 weeks will consist of mandatory training
  • Monday3 PM - 5:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time *weekly meeting at 3 PM
  • Tuesday-Friday3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time
  • Approximately 7 hours administrative work each week

If You Opt for the Additional 5 Hours a Week:Your time in Zoom will end at 6:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time each day rather than 5:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

To learn more and apply, visit: https://www.outreach360.org/lead-teacher

On-going
Works with Minors
E-mail:
ma2284@cornell.edu
Maria Arnot
607-267-6131

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins is currently seeking volunteers to support Tompkins Food as Medicine, Healthy Food For All and an Equity Shares programs, all of which provide nutritious, local produce to individuals and families in Tompkins County. 

-Tompkins Food as Medicine connects patients with nutrition-related chronic diseases to fresh and nutritious produce. 

-Healthy Food For All helps make fresh, quality produce accessible to low-income households through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares coupled with nutrition and cooking education.

-Healthy Food For All Has also partners with the Traditional Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Healing, and Ultimate Reentry Opportunity to provide subsidized shares to BIPOC individuals, Immigrants & Refugees, ESL speakers, and people on parole, probation and families impacted by incarceration.

We are currently looking for volunteers to deliver produce to families and individuals enrolled in these programs. We have open shifts on Wednesday evenings between 4pm-6pm, from the East Hill Farmers Market and Wednesday evenings between 4pm-6pm, from fall creek. Deliveries take approximately 1 hour.

On-going
E-mail:
sharon@crcfl.net
Sharon Kaplan
tel:607-277-0960

When people call or walk into the CRC office, they are warmly greeted by a friendly face. This person could be YOU!

We need folks to help with general reception work, including client assistance and projects.

On-going
E-mail:
kwingert@ithacanhs.org
Kayla Wingert
(607) 277-4500 ext. 220

Volunteer tasks will include weeding, yard and landscape cleanup, painting park benches, litter pickup, stucco removal, and more.
All volunteer tasks will take place at outdoor locations within the City of Ithaca. These locations include community parks, INHS housing developments, and single-family homes.
 

How to Register

Visit INHS' website here.Select a volunteer shift and project of your choosing!

One Time
E-mail:
volunteer@ithacamarket.com
Sarah Nickerson
607-279-3573

The Ithaca Farmers Market is now welcoming volunteers! Get involved with your community! Meet local farmers, artisans, and food makers! Do you want to know how you can help? Most volunteer positions are seasonal and/or temporary. Email our Volunteer Coordinator-  will get in touch with you within 1-2 weeks to set up an interview with you to discuss the best volunteer opportunity for you and your schedule.

Note: Applicants must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. Applicants who are younger than 16 years old may apply if they can ensure that an adult guardian or parent will volunteer with them and be present at market for the duration of their volunteer shifts. 

On-going
E-mail:
kem228@cornell.edu
Kenneth McLaurin
607-272-2292

Cornell Cooperative Extension is looking for volunteers to provide basic technical support on zoom to the festivals panelists and artists. We will provide the zoom link and the volunteer will be the virtual host. They will be expected to set up breakout rooms, screen sharing, spotlighting panelist and other simple Zoom functions.

One Time
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