A Pathway to Service eNewsletter

A Pathway to Service

September 1, 2011   

Editor's Note

As the new year begins, the Community Service Office would like to welcome both the returning and new students. We are glad that all of you share our passion to serve, and throughout the year we hope to provide you with the best opportunities to volunteer. We have been busy planning a variety of activities for the semester, including soup kitchens, blood drives, Spooktacular, and many other service events. This newsletter is the primary way that the Community Service Office will inform you of upcoming events on the Lehigh campus and Bethlehem in the community, so keep an eye open for it each month. If you need assistance in scheduling or advertising for your own service event, send us any relevant information and we will be sure to help you out.

As always, feel free to e-mail us at inserve@lehigh.edu if you have any questions, or would like to get involved!

In Service,
Dan Coviello

Spotlight: America Reads/Counts Work Study

Through this program, Lehigh student volunteers and work study employees have the unique opportunity to work with elementary and middle school students in South Bethlehem at one of three after school Homework Clubs or as in school tutors depending on preference and availability.

All Lehigh University students are welcome to apply: WORK STUDY APPLICATION http://www.lehigh.edu/service/am_reads_counts.shtml

Please drop off your application at the Community Service Office in Ulrich Student Center - The mailbox labeled "Josh Leight" - outside Room 415.

Upon acceptance into this program, tutors must attend a training session during the second week of classes before tutoring begins September 19th. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to gain useful skills, while having a meaningful impact on the lives of the children in our community.

Upcoming Volunteer opportunities for you

Pacing Break SERVE

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This year's pacingbreakSERVE will focus on issues of food accessibility, poverty, and homelessness in our nation's capital. Whether participants are delivering food to those with HIV/AIDS with Food & Friends, sorting donations at the Capital Area Food Bank, or providing assistance to the poor and homeless with SOME, this trip will give participants a broad overview of issues that are relevant not only in the Washington, DC area, but in our community. Applications are due on September 14th.

For more information about the agencies we will be working with, or to apply, please visit Lehigh SERVE trips www.lehigh.edu/service/trips.shtml or contact Sam at inbreak@lehigh.edu.

Announcements

Bethlehem Youth Medical Reserve Corps

As a student in the Medical Reserve Corps you will assist and collaborate with existing community and public health agencies to effectively use our vital community and medical resources in response to a major natural or manmade disaster.

PROGRAM FLIER

If you pursue this opportunity you will receive free CPR training and other public health trainings. Registration is required; please email Mel Lopez at mlopez@bethlehem-pa.gov no later than Friday September 16th. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 20th at 5pm.

Volunteers Needed for Hospice Facility

Arcadia Hospice provides hospice care to patients in Northampton and Lehigh County. The students would be able to visit with patients in either nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Arcadia Hospice has been working with other colleges in the area and the experience that the students have been receiving is remarkable, not to mention the relationships that have developed between the volunteers and the patients.

For more information contact Aimee Galicki the volunteer coordinator at agalicki@arcadiahospice.com or call her at 610-336-8000

Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools is currently accepting resumes for the following position:
Part-time Community School Aide

Part-time Community School Aide needed to assist with the coordination and delivery of after-school programs, parental engagement activities and advancement of the Community School philosophy. High school diploma required, associate’s or bachelor’s degree in education, social work or related preferred. Related experience working with youth in public education or community-based organization required. Bi-lingual preferred.

PROGRAM WEBSITE
http://www.cislv.org/?page_id=50

How to Apply: All interested candidates must submit a cover letter and resume via email to mccorristinm@cislv.org, by fax to (610)969-2699 or mail to P.O. Box 722, Allentown, PA 18105.

Charity Frisbee Tournament

Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity will be hosting a charity Frisbee tournament on Sunday Sept. 11 from 1:00-4:00pm on the STEPS lawn. The tournament will be benefiting Turning Point of Lehigh Valley which is an organization that works toward the elimination of domestic violence; increase community awareness of the problem; and empower victims of domestic violence by providing shelter and support services.

What we need from the campus community: Donations of food, drinks, monetary donations for Turning Point and campus-wide participation in the event!

Stoneleigh Fellowship Opportunity

We are seeking fresh ideas for fellowships concentrating on three particular areas as they relate to the needs of young people in—or at risk of involvement in—the child welfare and juvenile justice systems :

• Violence and Trauma
• Behavioral Health
• Family and Community

For more information on this opportunity please CLICK HERE
http://stoneleighfoundation.org/apply
Letters of Interest are due September 7, 2011, 5:00 pm EST.

Looking for Bands for "Rock for Japan"

The Black Student Union is looking for bands to play in their "Rock for Japan" Benefit Concert at the end of this month. If interested, please contact Wonu Owoseni via email at ado213@lehigh.edu. Please mark the subject "Rock for Japan bands."

Other Opportunities

United Way- Drive for Education
COPS 'N' KIDS- Reading Room

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