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ON-GOING SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

FALL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

SPRING EMERGING LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE PROGRAM

REGISTRATION FOR THE SPRING EMERGING LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE PROGRAM

SELF GUIDED LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY



On-Going Service Opportunities:


Alfond Youth Center  - Change a Life Forever - REACH & RISE Mentoring program

 - Days and Times are flexible

Requirements: Desire to work with youth ages 6-17 ** 23+ Years old to be a mentor ** Meet 1-3 hours a week for 1 year Commitment:  Mentor training (15 hours total) and 1-3 hours a week (flexible) for one year.

If you are interested in being a mentor contact Denise Gianini, Program Director atdgianini@alfondyouthcenter.org or 207-873-0684 ext 255

Students who are not yet 23 years old but are interested in mentoring opportunities should contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine at info@bbbsmidmaine.org or 207-593-0380.

kNOw Violence Project - The kNOw Violence Project is a coalition of several area agencies working together to increase awareness and reduce incidents of domestic violence in central Maine. Thomas College continues to be a part of this coalition and their efforts.  On April 2nd, there will be a spring Vigil and Speak Out program held in downtown Waterville. The coalition is looking for 1-2 volunteers to assist in the planning and implementation of this event. (Needed for the April 2nd event (during our break) and for the weeks leading up to this event. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Hannah Gladstone.

Maine State Aquarium - The Maine State Aquarium is looking for energetic & personable people to join our team of Volunteers. We are in need of dynamic individuals who will help guests explore our touch tank exhibits and provide them with a fun, interesting, &educational experience! Folks with a background in education or science strongly encouraged, but all are welcome to apply! Call 207-633-9542 or email aquarium@maine.gov See the Flyer or Fill out the Volunteer application

Messalonskee Middle School After School Program - Wednesday's and Thursdays from 2:30-4:00pm

Needed:  1-3 students on Wednesday's and Thursday's (can be different students each day) to help with after school programming at the Messalonskee Middle School. Contact Hannah Gladstone to coordinate a time.

Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter - 8am-4pm - Every day of the week

Needed: Students who are interested in helping to keep the Waterville Warming Center open and running through end of March 2014. Sign up for a 2, 4 or 8 hour time slot- contact Hannah Gladstone to coordinate a time.  Transportation available for select time slots.

S.E.A.R.C.H (Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage and Hope) - A program of Catholic Charities - daytime hours

Needed: Student volunteers for 3-4 hours a week to help seniors who may live alone or need a helping hand. Contact  Hannah Gladstone for more information or Theresa Gogan from Catholic Charities to schedule times to volunteer.

Volmer Country Living - Assisted Living Facility - Days and Times are flexible

Needed: Students to read to residents, transcribe letters/notes for residents and to generally spend time with the residents on a regular basis. To coordinate a day/time, please contact Hannah Gladstone or Darlene at the Volmer Country Living facility.

Scheduled date to volunteer (assist with activities, read and talk with residents and more:

  • Saturday, April 12th from 1:00-3:30pm

Volunteer Maine - Various opportunities, days and hours

Needed: This Volunteer Maine website hosts various volunteer opportunities in the greater Kennebec area. Although they have not worked through Thomas for specific volunteers, students are welcome to browse the site for an opportunity that may be of interest to them and contact the site directly for more information.

Waterville Sandwich Program - Days and hours are flexible - Friday's in particular are needed

Needed: The Waterville Sandwich Program is a part of the Waterville Universal Unitarian Church and provides sandwiches and other food for our community members in need every Monday -Friday from 2-5pm. Friday's in particular are in need of volunteers.  If interested and able to assist, please contact either Hannah Gladstone or Jen Buker.

World of Women's Wellness - Saturday, April 5, 2014

Needed: Several students to assist with the clean up efforts of the World Of Women's Wellness Event held on campus on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 2:15-4:15pm.  For more information, please contact Hannah Gladstone.



Leadership Opportunities:


Leadership Development Opportunities


Fall Leadership Conference Planning Committee

Be a part of the Conference Planning Committee for the Annual Fall Leadership Conference! This year, over 90 students registered and attended this terrific event which included a National Keynote speaker and three breakout sessions. Students from three institutions attended along with students from Thomas. There will be six planning meetings throughout the Spring semester. The first, an informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 5th at 7:00pm in Room AD-224. Students looking to participate should plan to attend the six planning meetings this spring and be a part of prep meetings and the conference itself in the fall 2014 semester.

Spring 2014 Leadership Speakers Series Program

The Spring 2014 Leadership Speakers Series program is open to all students regardless of previous leadership experience. It's designed to give an overview of leadership in various topics and with varied presenters and to develop your skills, abilities and experiences as well as networking opportunities at each event.  To successfully complete the program, you must attend 4 of the 5 sessions.

Students who complete the Spring 2014 Leadership Speakers program will earn the following:

  • Certificate of completion following the program
  • Completion of 1 leadership components for the Guaranteed Job Program per session attended

Schedule:

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Self Guided Leadership Component:

Recognizing that many students have scheduling restrictions that may prevent them from attending workshops offered on campus, there is a self-guided leadership development activity available. Please complete the linked worksheet and reflection and submit to Hannah Gladstone, Assistant Dean of Students

* A reminder for all students enrolled starting Fall 2013: The Community Service and Leadership component of the Guaranteed Job Program includes a minimum of 10 hours of service each year and 2 leadership events each year. For more information on the GJP, please contact Career Services.




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