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Karen Anderson
May 29, 2018

Migration to Engage

May 29, 2018 by Karen Anderson

Although there have been several messages to OrgSync members regarding migration of OrgSync to our new platform, Engage, we are leaving this message for reference. We will have access to Engage around June 4. Please do not sign up for any events on OrgSyn. If you would like to volunteer between now and June 4, please contact the CEO at 507-389-6076. We will log your hours in Engage once the system is up and running. Once we have access to Engage, please sign up there for service shifts. We wi...


Karen Anderson
May 21, 2018

Ground Breaking and Volunteering at South Central College Garden

May 21, 2018 by Karen Anderson

The Groundbreaking/Dedication for the South Central College Garden is Thursday May 24th at 2pm. All are welcome to attend! Volunteers and the SCC Agriculture staff will start planting Tuesday, 5/22 around 8 am till most likely the late afternoon. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, contact Jessica Schisel, Student Engagement Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA, South Central College, North Mankato, MN 56003 jessica.schisel@southcentral.edu


Karen Anderson
May 17, 2018

VISTA needed for Dinners for Kids Program

May 17, 2018 by Karen Anderson

Misericordia University in Dallas Pennsylvania has a VISTA opportunity for 2018-2019 working with food insecurity: The Goal of this PACC*VISTA project is to grow the Dinners for Kids program within the college campus and community by means of capacity building. Dinner for Kids is committed to raising awareness of childhood hunger and collaborating with other agencies taking steps to combat this major issue in our county. The PACC*VISTA will be responsible for growing and making a plan to hel...


Karen Anderson
May 17, 2018

Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement seeks 2018-2019 AmeriCorps VISTA member

May 17, 2018 by Karen Anderson

Do you love working with and for kids?  Interested in social justice work at the youth development level? Come join the Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement (CCE) as a Vermont Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA member in Middlebury, Vermont! This VISTA supports youth and mentoring programs advised by the CCE by offering guidance on best practices to groups, deepening relationships with community partners, providing volunteer screening and support, and more! We seek a motivated and ...


Karen Anderson
May 4, 2018

Kilen Woods Clean Up on May 5, 2018

May 4, 2018 by Karen Anderson

Volunteers are sought to help Federated Rural Electric Cooperative employees and volunteers to clean up Kilen Woods State Park May 5, 2018. Volunteers will clear trails, paint picnic tables and pick up litter. The program is part of Greentouch, which is a partnership between Minnesota's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and the Minnesota State Park System. Over the last nine years, Greentouch has organized nearly 8,543 volunteers who donated more than 38,600 hours taking care of Minnesota's Stat...


Karen Anderson
May 4, 2018

AmeriCorps VISTA Information Session

May 4, 2018 by Karen Anderson

Go Where You’re Needed with AmeriCorps VISTA - thousands of projects are accepting applications now! For a one-year commitment, you will receive a modest living allowance, a $5,920 Education Award (to put towards education expenses like student loans and even scuba lessons!), health and childcare reimbursements, and many more benefits.  Join our last information session of the season - you don’t want to miss out!  AmeriCorps VISTA Information Session Thursday, May 24th, 2018 3 p.m. ET  (12...


Kennedi J Alstead
May 1, 2018

Thank you to Maverick Day of Service Volunteers

May 1, 2018 by Kennedi J Alstead

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make the Maverick Day of Service a SUCCESS! Everyone had a great time! A special thanks to the groups who took time out of their weekend to work on a project, including Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, Pre-Pros Learning Community, Exploring Education Learning Community, Exploring Health Careers Learning Community, Pre-PT/OT Club, and individuals helping the community. We had 61 volunteers at the event and over 156 hours served! We are grateful ...


Karen Anderson
Apr 24, 2018

Literacy VISTA Sought

Apr 24, 2018 by Karen Anderson

 As a Literacy VISTA with the Minnesota Literacy Council, students will pave the road for stronger literacy programming for children, youth or adults. VISTAs serve full time for one year at a non-profit organization, school or library. Duties may include program development, evaluation, fundraising, community assessment, volunteer engagement, curriculum development, and more. Literacy VISTA members receive: Professional and personal development opportunities & extensive training Marketabl...


Karen Anderson
Apr 24, 2018

Applications for Summer Reads VISTA: Deadline May 4, 2018

Apr 24, 2018 by Karen Anderson

Summer Reads VISTA | Students can apply to be a VISTA tutor and help change a child’s life this summer with Summer Reads. VISTAs tutor children (K-3) from low-income backgrounds in reading, writing, and oral language skills. Students could serve in the metro Twin Cities area full-time for 8 weeks from June 11 - August 5 in schools or community organizations, in most Summer Reads locations. Candidates for both positions will need to be at least 18 years of age by June 4 (for Outreach Speciali...


Emily A Schmitt
Apr 17, 2018

Mental Health First Aid training

Apr 17, 2018 by Emily A Schmitt

Training for people serving refugees in Southern/South-Eastern Minnesota to teach participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. This is a free 8-hour course that teaches you the skills to reach out and provide help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis. Participants will receive a certificate and a program manual that includes the course material. Please ...


Kennedi J Alstead
Apr 10, 2018

Maverick Day of Service Blood Drive

Apr 10, 2018 by Kennedi J Alstead

During the Maverick Day of Service, the Community Engagement Office will be hosting a Blood Drive in the Flexible Programming Space in the CSU. The blood drive will take place from 8:30am-1:30pm. Individuals who are interested in donating blood, can sign up here with the sponsor code: MSUCOMMUNITY or they can enter in the Mankato, MN area code and search for the Minnesota State University Community Engagement blood drive on April 28, 2018. Members of Mavs In Action will be tabling in Mav Ave ...


Kennedi J Alstead
Apr 6, 2018

Maverick Day of Service

Apr 6, 2018 by Kennedi J Alstead

There is still time to sign up as a group of 5 or as an individual for the Maverick Day of Service on April 28th from 8:30am-noon! There is a wide variety of service projects this year, such as campus clean up, science fair volunteers, blood drive volunteers and community clean up. If you sign up within the next two weeks, we will take requests on which service project you would specifically like to serve at! Groups will volunteer at their site from 10am-noon.  There will be a free lunch and...


Emily A Schmitt
Apr 5, 2018

Its Glow Time 5K

Apr 5, 2018 by Emily A Schmitt

5K run benefiting LEEP at the MSU Fitness Trail on April 20th. The run starts at 8 PM but you should pick up your packet the same day from 7-7:45 PM. There is a $25 registration fee which includes a t-shirt, two glow sticks, free giveaways and the best time of your life! Put on by the RPLS Department. Check out the Facebook page for more info! You can register online at https://secure2.mnsu.edu/eventsconferences/Index.aspx?Department=rpls


Emily A Schmitt
Apr 5, 2018

Relay for Life

Apr 5, 2018 by Emily A Schmitt

Come join the Relay for Life on Friday, April 13th at 6 PM for a night of fun, games, entertainment, and prizes! Its all about coming together to fight against cancer and raise awareness for the American Cancer Society. There is a $5 door fee unless you raise $50 Sign up for the relay at www.relayforlife.org/mnsu Contact cac@mnsu.edu if you have any questions!


Emily A Schmitt
Mar 27, 2018

Maverick Marathon Volunteers Needed

Mar 27, 2018 by Emily A Schmitt

Start thinking about helping early! Volunteers needed to cheer on runners and keep them going in the right direction for the Maverick Marathon next fall! All volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt and snacks. **Volunteers on Friday, October 19 check in at the Myers Field House near the rock wall. **Volunteers on Saturday, October 20 check in at the Myers Field House from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. **Volunteers on Sunday, October 21 check in either on Saturday in the Myers Field House between...