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Seedling Planting at Marvin Gaye Greening Center
Washington Parks & People is getting ready for spring! Come out and Think Outside! with WPP at our Seedling Planting event on Tuesday, February 27th from 12-5pm.
Parks & People is in need of volunteers who want to help us plant our spring seedlings in the ground at the Marvin Gaye Greening Center located at 5000 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NE from 12-5pm. Since our Greening Center produces harvests during all 4 seasons, we need volunteers to help us get the garden ready for the spring after our Winter Harvest. If you are an individual or a large group and are interested in volunteering, please respond back to this ad to RSVP and to receive more details.
To read more about our Marvin Gaye Greening Center, please visit our website at https://www.washingtonparks.net/marvin-gaye-greening-center/.
2018 Summer College Student Volunteer Program
The Baltimore/Washington Forecast Office of the National Weather Service is now accepting applications for volunteer college students for the summer of 2018. Students interested in this program must be pursuing a degree in meteorology or a related science (such as climatology, atmospheric science, etc.).
Our competitive program provides students with the experience of performing a mentored meteorological/hydrological research project while assisting in operations at a NWS forecast office. Each chosen student will present a briefing of his/her research towards the end of the summer. Please see below for more information about our program.
College students wishing to apply to the NWS Sterling volunteer program must submit ALL of the following before the deadline of Monday, January 29th:
• An application form filled out online
• A one-page resume (emailed to email@example.com)
• An official college transcript (emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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US PRIG DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER
What It Means To Be A Digital Campaigner: Whether they're working to get thousands of people to take action on a campaign, raising money to fund and campaign to bring our work to a wider audience, or updating and engaging our members and supporters, digital campaigners are integral members of the team, creating and posting content on a daily basis to help them win.
Digital Campaigners help design and win campaigns on issues from public health to protecting consumers. You’ll write emails and campaign actions that we’ll send to hundreds of thousands of our supporters. You'll design and curate content for social media, engaging with members and followers across the country. You’ll coordinate with a field team of campaign organizers, supporting the work they’re doing on the ground with emails and web updates. And you'll develop partnerships and creative online tactics to build our audience and raise money, while analyzing the results of your work and holding yourself and others accountable.
Pay & Benefits: The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. They also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018.
BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER
WHAT YOU’LL DO
- Write emails and campaign actions that you’ll send to hundreds of thousands of supporters
- Design and curate content for social media, and engage with members and followers across the country
- Coordinate with a field team of five to nine campaign organizers, and back them up with emails, web pages and digital strategy
- Develop partnerships and creative online tactics to build an audience and raise money
- Analyze the results of your work, and report on successes and failures
- Keep your projects on track, hold people accountable to their deliverables, and communicate regularly with your team
PAY & BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,000 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. They also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Positions available starting immediately or in August 2018.
TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY VISIT: jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org
BECOME AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
- Powerful coalitions: Reach out to small business owners, farmers, public health officials, union leaders and others to demonstrate support for our policy goals.
- Earn traditional media and social media attention: Organize news conferences and write opinion pieces. Build a following on Facebook and Twitter for your campaigns.
- Lobby elected officials: Coordinate strategy with a champion in Congress. Make a convincing case to a legislator who is undecided on a particular vote. Work the “inside game” to complement our outside field operation, where most of our power is derived.
- Research and write reports: Catalogue and analyze sources of carbon pollution in the United States. Detail the success of the Clean Water Act in our reports. Help to influence public debate and earn media attention for our cause.
- Run a grassroots campaign office: Hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers. Raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win key campaigns.
- Identify and cultivate donors: Reach out to foundations and major donors and ask them to fund their to fight global warming, promote clean energy, and protect our most spectacular natural areas.
PAY & BENEFITS
The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. Environment America offers a competitive benefits package. We also
offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. Positions starting in August 2018, or visit our website to see immediate openings.
TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY VISIT: jobs.EnvironmentAmerica.org
U.S. PIRG FELLOWSHIP
Speak For The Public Interest Every day, whether it’s in Washington, D.C., a state capitol, or a corporate boardroom, someone is making a decision that will affect all of us -- it could be about our health, our safety, or our democracy. Special interest groups spend billions of dollars to influence these decisions. Someone needs to speak for the public interest. As a U.S. PIRG Fellow, that’s what you’ll do.
What It Means To Be A Fellow: You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the r eal world, working on everything from reducing the overuse of antibiotics in the food industry to defending consumer protections on Wall Street. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results.
This is a two-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. They look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. They value experience organizing, including building campus groups.
Pay & Benefits: The target annual compensation for this position is $26,500 in the first year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. They also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.
Locations & Start Dates: They're hiring for positions in Washington, D.C., Boston and Chicago. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. They accept applications on a rolling basis. Positions start in August 2018, or visit their website to see immediate openings.
TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY VISIT: jobs.uspirg.org.
Ocean Conservancy International Costal Cleanup
Since the International Costal Cleanup (ICC) began more than 30 years ago, volunteers in over 150 countries have removed 12 million pounds of trash from beaches and waterways, helping to protect wildlife, individuals and local economies. Not only do hundreds of thousands of people join together each year to remove harmful debris from the environment, but they also record what they are collecting and report the data back to Ocean Conservancy, resulting in the world’s largest marine debris dataset—one that is frequently cited by policymakers, researchers, and others working on this issue.