Serve in local preschool classrooms! Earn Work-Study and a $1190 Scholarship

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Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization committed to closing the achievement gap by providing high quality language and literacy education to preschool students in low-income communities. USC students are trained as teachers and reading partners, and spend 8-12 hours a week in team settings to implement a rich curriculum and engage local families and community leaders to invest in early childhood education. They earn work study as well as a $1190 Americorps scholarship.

Apply now for the 2015-16 school year at application.jumpstart.org, or email jstart@usc.edu with any questions! Spring 2015 and Summer applicants will receive priority consideration for employment.

USC Red Cross Spring 2015 Blood Drive

USC Red Cross is holding our Spring 2015 Blood Drive from March 2 to March 6. We highly encourage students, faculty, and staff to come out and donate blood, especially in light of donation shortages due to the storms in the East Coast. Making an appointment is very simple and takes less than a minute; just follow this link and choose a date/time + add contact information so we can send you an appointment reminder! (http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=usc)

More information can be found on our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1556652271273573).

People who donate blood will be able to pick up free Yogurtland between 11AM and 5:15 PM on Friday the 6th.

French Language Volunteers Needed for the Special Olympics World Games

“With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – being staged in Los Angeles the summer of 2015 – will be the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games and the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2015. That being said, nous avons besoin de bénévoles qui parlent français et qui sont disponibles pendant les “Special Olympics World Games,” entre le 20 Juillet et le 4 Août.

A Delegation Liaison (DL) is a critical position that requires you to be at least 20 years of age and have strong language skills (English plus French). A DL will need to be available around the clock from July 20 – August 4, 2015 to help bridge the gap between delegations and event staff and to help enhance the delegation’s experience at the World Games. What’s in it for you? You will be making a significant impact in the lives of the Special Olympics athletes coming to the Games. You also will be participating in the organization of a once-in-a-lifetime event, which makes for a GREAT resume item.

To apply to become a volunteer for Delegation Services for the Special Olympics World Games, please reply to chloe.cavelier@LA2015.org using the subject line ’French Delegation Liaison’. There are plenty of other roles for volunteers with language skills; for more information about the other opportunities, visit http://www.la2015.org/volunteer/language-services-volunteer.”

Join the Volunteers of Special Olympics World Games on Facebook by clicking here!

French Language Volunteers Needed for the Special Olympics World Games

Volunteer Over Summer in Africa or Peru

Want to volunteer & travel to Lima or Tanzania this summer?

Then come to one of USC MEDLIFE‘s (uscmedlife@gmail.com) two info sessions this upcoming week!

**This trip is welcome to all majors!**

We will tell you all about what it means to be a member of Medlife and how to get involved. Applications for our summer brigades to Tanzania & Peru will be opening up shortly so this is a great way to get informed!

We are having info sessions at these times meeting at @ VKC 100:

  • Monday, 1/26 @ 9 P.M.
  • Thursday, 1/29 @ 9 P.M. 

Please feel free to visit our chapter’s page USC Medlife to learn more about us! We look forward to seeing you all!

Best,
USC MEDLIFE EBOARD

Volunteer with USC Caruso Catholic Center

Are you interested in giving back to the USC community? Are you looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity that looks great on your resume? The USC Caruso Catholic Center is currently in need of tutors for the Spring semester in all subjects! Whether it’s English, Math, Choir, or Sports we are accepting tutors during school hours and after school hours. If you are interested please contact: sasha@catholictrojan.org.

Tutors at Reach Volunteer Opportunity

Tutors at Reach is a California non-profit organization founded in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to bring free tutoring to young students facing financial hardship who could not otherwise afford it. We operate by having volunteers donate their time to tutor children for the betterment of the less fortunate and the overall community.

Tutoring services will be available to all students at our partner schools, which range from elementary to high school. We have just recently finalized our partnership with 32nd Street School, which is located directly across the street from University Park Campus (on the corner of Jefferson and Hoover). This school was carefully selected due to its convenient location and the needs of its students. We are launching this program at several universities across California including UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego.

Our purpose operates by giving volunteers the opportunity to contribute back to their community in a practical way. Tutoring young people who would otherwise not have access to this type of academic support provides a wealth of short term and long term benefits: they develop more effective study methods and improved comprehension of a challenging subject, and in the process, gain confidence. It will also allow a more seamless collaboration between university students and their community.

To ensure we provide high-caliber academic support, we require our volunteers to have the following requirements: (1) 3.0 and above cumulative GPA (during college or graduation); and (2) successfully pass the subject to be tutored with a solid ‘A’. It is required that each volunteer completes just one hour a week to remain an active member of the nonprofit organization. Additionally, Tutors at Reach is certified by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to award our volunteers with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes eligible volunteers who have completed the required number of hours.

Volunteers are able to indicate which subject they are skilled and interested in tutoring. If interested please contact Arash Babadjouni at asbabadj@usc.edu to obtain a brief application.

Need help with an upcoming interview, case competition, or class presentation?

PUBLIC SPEAKING TUTORING!

Have an interview, case competition, or group presentation coming up in the next few weeks? Need an audience or friend to provide you with tips, pointers, and constructive feedback? Work with the student members of USC SpeechEmpowerment! Our student coaches will act as a target audience and also provide you/ your group with friendly, constructive feedback to sharpen your presentation.Our members are highly qualified national public speakers and debaters! We will listen to your presentation anytime between 6:30 and 7:50 P.M. on , Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in THH 121: Email speechempowermentUSC@gmail.com to reserve a 15-20 minute slot! Visit http://www.usc-se.org for more information!

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