Work, Volunteer and Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO)
Work Opportunity: Fall cleanup help in East Montpelier (about 1 mile from Town Hill Road). Jobs include barn cleanup, furniture moving, moving woodpiles, weeding, and some indoor cleanup as well. Times/ dates are flexible. $10-15/ hour,depending on job. Contact Kirby Scarborough at 802-223-0008.
Intergenerational Leadership Exchange in Greensboro, VT. Saturday, September 29th
We are particularly interested in inviting teens and young adults to come to this event. If you know anyone that might be interested please feel free to share this information with them (adults as well - the event is open to all ages!)
All the details are here: http://www.wholeheartinc.org/events/2018/9/29/intergenerational-leadership-exchange-greensboro-vt
If you are interested in kid sitting for a fun 5 year old boy after school for a couple hours a day, please see Katrina Phillips in the CBL office, or email Katrina@mpsvt.org
Heaton Woods is looking for a student to work every other weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 8:30-12:00. The student would facilitate a stretching class for the residents, followed by games like BINGO, cards, etc. The pay is $10.50 per hour. Please see Katrina Phillips in the CBL office if you are interested.
The United States Senate Youth Program presents an outstanding opportunity for our best and brightest high school juniors and seniors. Leadership, academic achievement, clear speech and logical thought process, and community involvement are the desired qualities for this scholarship opportunity, provided by the Hearst Foundation. A VPA Selection Committee reads and ranks all applications submitted, sets up interviews with the top six candidates, and selects the two delegates and two alternates who will represent Vermont.
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service.
The 57th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 2-9, 2019.
Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education System will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. All transportation, hotel and meal expenses will be provided by The Hearst Foundations. In addition, each delegate will also be awarded a $10,000 College Scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science. As a followup to your experience, we invite the two delegates to be the guest speakers at the Vermont Association of Middle Level Education (VAMLE) dinner the first Wednesday in June.
Peace and Justice Center - YOUTH ACTIVIST SUMMIT
Youth Activist Summit
Sunday, September 9, 10am-5pm, Barre, VT
A daylong, youth-led event supported by the Peace & Justice Center to gather youth from around Vermont for a day of bonding, education, and more! Join us if you are part of any social justice activist work or if you want to learn more about how to get involved. Those in middle school, high school and beyond are welcome, although the programming will be geared towards the high school age group.
This event is FREE or by donation at the door. Lunch is provided, and stipends are available to offset travel costs.
PH International, in Waitsfield VT, is pleased to offer the Future Cybersecurity Leaders Exchange which is a U.S. Embassy London funded program that is being implemented by PH. The program is a 14-day exchange in the United States for eight British 16 to 17 year-olds, selected by the US Embassy in London, and eight 16 to 17 year-olds, selected from around the United States. (must be 16 by July 1, 2018 and not older than 17 during the program). This program will take place on July 20-August 2, 2018.
Please share this link with interested US students:
The program objectives are to provide a hands-on introduction to a range of cybersecurity challenges and ensure participants receive a high level and well-rounded look at cybersecurity, including ethics, privacy concerns and alternative viewpoints. The students will also explore U.S. public and private sector approaches to cybersecurity and will attend an 8-day residential ‘summer camp’ in Vermont with a focus on practical training and collaborative skill-building activities.
We would appreciate it if you could forward this along to any interested participants or networks. The application deadline is June 10th.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! See Fall Festival Volunteer Position Descriptions for more information about how you can get involved.
Montpelier Fall Festival is a community fundraising event. Our goal is to have a healthy, fun activity for community members of all ages, while raising money for the Montpelier Public Schools parent groups. The festival proceeds are divided equally among the 3 parent groups, and therefore this year our goal is to increase the participation of MHS students. The MHS parent group, also known as the Boosters, uses the money from the festival and other fundraising activities to provide opportunities for enrichment at MHS, build community, and serve as a vehicle for information and advocacy for parents. Some recent examples include:
Providing police presence at school dances
Community Based Learning opportunity with Green Mountain Film Festival
First day of school smoothies
Teacher appreciation breakfast
Fall Festival is a significant source of revenue that enables us to engage in these activities that benefit MHS and its students and we are encouraging greater involvement from the students and the community this year.
Summer Opportunities with the Mountaineers
Please see Brian Gallagher if interested in any of the following summer positions:
- WSKI Keyboard operator (listening to game, pushing to commercials) - PAID OPPORTUNITY
- Mascot- skater/ rollerblader would be a bonus! 5ft 8in- 6ft height ideal-- PAID OPPORTUNITY
- Volunteer Opportunities:
- Ticket Sales
- Souvenir sales
- Press box
- Field setup
- Clean Up
The Event Boutique. This is summer we are looking for a motivated student who would like to learn the ins and outs of running a small business and/or interested in event planning. Would it be possible to share this opportunity with Montpelier High School students?
This internship is unpaid and will consist of 10-15 hours a week, beginning in June and continue until October, start and end dates can be flexible with a students school schedule. I have attached a job description including the necessary skills a student should have to apply.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
ELO - Aviation Opportunity
Sugarbush Soaring is partnering with Flight Experience for Youth (FEFY) to offer the second annual FEFY
Airport Day at the Warren Sugarbush Airport in Warren, VT. If you are 10-18 years old and are interested in aviation, this is a great opportunity for you to learn about flying. The first twenty youth who apply will receive a FREE glider lesson.
The 2018 FEFY Day will be on Sunday June 3. The rain date is Saturday June 2.
The event will run from 9am to 4pm and includes:
An introductory ground school on how airplanes/gliders fly
A free 20-minute glider lesson
Ground tours of multiple airplanes and gliders
A tour of the airport
A free lunch (cook-out style)
Our minimum age is 10 years old providing he or she is big enough to be safely secured by the
seat belts and he or she is mature and capable of following instructions from the pilot.
The maximum age is 18.
Our maximum passenger weight is 242 lbs.
This event is intended for youth in our local area. Space is limited and the twenty slots will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
If you would like to participate, the youth (not parents) should email us at fefy-
email@example.com to request an application form and permission slip.
In order to be considered, the application form needs to be submitted by Sunday May 20 (two weeks prior to the event).
This event is being funded by charitable contributions to FEFY, a 501(c)(3) in partnership with Sugarbush Soaring Association.
Parents are welcome to stay for the day (this is optional). The free glider lessons will be limited to the youth.
We hope you can join us!
Summer Internship: High School Juniors and Seniors
Do you know a current high school junior or graduating senior looking for a paid summer internship that could lead to permanent employment? Please pass this great opportunity onto them, or to any parents that you know who might have a child that would be interested.
Applications are now being accepted for paid internships at the Husky Summer Institute in Milton! This unique CNC Machining internship program allows students to earn while they learn! Key features include:
Full-time Paid Internship (8 weeks)
Planned vacation (1 week - unpaid)
Education program with college credits
Hands-on applied learning
Job shadowing and mentoring
Registration into an apprenticeship
Funded in part by a VT Department of Labor WETF grant
Click on the link below to learn more and to apply!
From Vermont Creamery (4/11/18)
As we approach the end of the school year, I wanted to reach out to see if any of your students would be interested in a career with Vermont Creamery. We are a local cheese-making manufacturing facility and we are quickly growing. This could be a fantastic opportunity for recently graduated students to learn a valuable trade and make a career in the food industry. I would love an opportunity to discuss the options that we have available or participate in any career fairs that may be coming up.
Eliza Giroux | HR Generalist
Phone 802.479.9371 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Programs for Grades 7-12
Sharing a couple of environmental programs your students may be interested in..... please print attached flyersand share widely. Thanks!
(1) Registration is now open for the 11th annual Natural Resources Management Academy, a program offered by UVM Extension and Vermont's Department of Fish & Wildlife. Open to any student entering 7th-12th grade in the Fall who is interested in the environment and ready to explore, in depth, your passion for Vermont's natural resources. Learn more at https://www.uvm.edu/sites/default/files/media/nrma-2018.pdf
(2) VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafe, a program planned and run by teens for teens, will be hosting its third and final cafe of the year. This cafe will be on Microplastics in Lake Champlain. Learn more at https://vteensciencecafeapril28.eventbrite.com
Eventbrite - VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café presents Fibers, Fragments, Films & Foams: Microplastics in Lake Champlain - Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Dudley H. Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Find event and ticket information.
4-H Teen & Leadership Program Coordinator
University of Vermont Extension
(802) 888-4972 x 4
Garden Mats (click on "Garden Mats" for company info)
374 Calais Road, Worcester, VT 05682
We need to hire 1-2 more part-time packagers for our production operation. There also may be some shipping duties and when the weather breaks, garden preparation for the upcoming growing season. We will train you. Saturdays, Sundays, and some afternoon and evening work available. $11 - $12 to start, depending on experience, motivation and performance. Accuracy, attention to detail and dependability are essential. Part-time work might continue through the summer.
For an application, contact Peter Comart. email@example.com 802-498-3314
CYBER CAMPS AT NORWICH UNIVERSITY
On offer are two camps:
“Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp” July 22nd to July 28th (Pending Funding Approval) - http://profschools.norwich.edu/business/gen-cyber-camp/
Twenty-one applicants will be selected for Norwich University’s week-long GenCyber pre-college program. Participants will learn, explore, experiment and apply basic concepts of forensics and cryptography, through a series of gaming, modeling, and simulation activities with your peers and our leading-edge faculty.
“Advanced Cyber Forensics Camp” Jul 29th to August 4th: - http://profschools.norwich.edu/business/gen-cyber-forensics-camp/
GenCyberForensics@NU takes 21 campers into a week-long deep-dive of the cyber-realm, learning how to analyze digital evidence with tools used by police forces around the world. Hands-on experiences with mobile phone forensics (including installing custom ROMs on a phone you’ll get to keep), PCs, and a special surprise tackling challenges with the state-of-the-art Internet of Things.
I’m the camp director for both, so I am happy to field any questions by campers directly.
Huw Read, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics
Director, Global Cyber Threat Observatory
802-485-2007 (office) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dewey 201, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663 USA
TAP INTO FILM
A 48 Hour Film Competition
In East Burke, Vermont
April 27-29th, 2018
Join SOCAPA and CATAMOUNT ARTS for this exciting and educational film-focused weekend hosted at the Burke Mountain Resort. Groups of 3-5 young filmmakers write, direct, and edit a short film in just 48 hours. At the final showcase, a winner will be selected from each age group, by a panel judges, for up to $750 in cash prizes. All scripting, shooting and editing must take place within the 48 hours, so teams must have spontaneity, time management and lots of ingenuity! Although the event is competitive, the environment is welcoming, supportive, and most importantly, fun!
New This Year
We are excited to be hosting this year's event at the Burke Mountain Hotel, where teams can STAY, LEARN and CREATE together! Teams planning on staying at the Hotel on Friday and Saturday night are asked to pay a $10 Registration fee per participant. There will not be an additional fee for the hotel. Please don't hesitate to request a fee waiver by emailing email@example.com
The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance is proud to sponsor a Public Safety Announcement (PSA) video award contest open to Vermont High School students, designed to change distracted driving habits. Please share. Thank you!
First Prize $750 | Second Prize $500 | Third Prize $250
Registration Now Open for Submissions | First 10 entries receive a $10 gift card
We are currently looking to fill two kitchen positions at the Steak House restaurant. Starting pay varies based on availability. If you have someone in mind or if you could put this out to your students we would greatly appreciate it. They may apply in person any day after 3:00pm or online to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help.
Steak House restaurant
Barre, VT 05641
The application for the Princeton University Summer Journalism Program (PSJP) is now live! Please share the information below with your students.
What: PSJP is an all-expenses-paid journalism and college preparation program held at Princeton University for high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Students learn reporting skills from celebrated journalists, report and write their own newspaper, and are paired with a counselor who oversees their college admissions process during their senior year. Since its inception, the majority of PSJP alumni have been accepted to and attended highly selective colleges/universities and Ivy League schools.
Who: High school juniors living in the United States with an unweighted GPA of 3.5/4.0, who have an interest in journalism. The custodial parent(s)/guardian(s)’ combined income (including child support received) must not exceed $45,000 annually (see website for more information about income requirements).
Program dates: Fri, Aug 3 – Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Cost: FREE! All program costs, including meals, housing, and transportation to and from campus, are covered by the program.
I'm sending you this info in the hopes that some of our film programming next week might be of interest to students and teachers who want a walkable field trip.
Please share with whomever you can think of who might be interested in encouraging students to attend.
For students studying Spanish
I have a wonderful film about a fireworks community in Mexico, called Brimstone and Glory. One screening during school hours is Monday March 19 from 11:45AM-12:55.
I also have scheduled a selection of Spanish Short films, Nit Del Foc, for Tuesday March 20 from 1:15-2:50.
And on Friday, March 23rd from 12:00-1:15 I have a innocent Spanish-language romantic comedy called Veredas.
For students studying French
I have a coming of age comedy about a young woman in Paris, called Montparnasse Bienvenue on Monday March 19 from 1:20-3:00.
And the remarkably inspiring documentary, Faces Places about 86 year old filmmaker, Agnes Varda and the young French Photographer, JR and their photographic installations across the French countryside. That's playing Friday, March 23 from 11:30-1:00.
We are also offering a Film Short Course, 5 films with a Coming of Age Theme and a short lecture after each film. The daily timings are 3:30-5:45 and I think students looking to round out the high School course offerings will find this an excellent in-depth film series.
GMFF is offering a number of hands on workshops this year as well:
Saturday March 17th we have both a filmmaking class and a screenwriting class.
We are also offering a 2-part sequential drawing class (for students who are interested in animation or graphic novels or cartooning or storyboarding.) Great portfolio-building opportunity for kids looking to fill in with some unique materials for art school applications.
We have a lecture by a renowned Hollywood composer and music editor about the evolution of the score for the movie Troy.
And an amazing opportunity to take a storytelling course with Dave Nadelberg, of the Mortified Guide.
A set of short film on Immigration and Homeland 1:30-3:05 on Friday, March 23rd, that might be of interest to supplement a social studies course.
We also have a film that could work for science classes as extra credit:
Let There Be Light (Tuesday, March 20th at 7PM).
On Saturday March, 17th at 5:00 we are screening two films, One a lost film, shot in VT in the summer of 1968, and a film by two UVM students: Raise a Flag of Revolution:Black Lives Matter at UVM and your very own, Joelyn Mensah will be on a panel to discuss 50 years of Race and Education in VT.
There are also many many films with themes on everything from art to politics. Please let all the teachers and students know about the festival. We offer $8 student tickets (a big discount from our $12 reg price tickets).
I look for to seeing lots of students and teachers at GMFF. Please let me know if I can reserve seats for anyone.
Green Mountain Film Festival
P.O. Box 901
Montpelier, VT 05601-0901
The GMFF office is located in:
The Center for Arts & Learning
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) - Summer Employment Opportunity
2018 Washington County Crew
This crew is a combination of two time-tested VYCC crew models:
Residential (Spike) crews and Non-residential (Community) or Day Crews
This new ‘hybrid’ crew model will camp out together at a designated campsite Monday-Friday, then Corps Members will return home Friday night and over the weekend. They will begin work again Monday morning. VYCC will provide all crew-use camping gear. (tents, first aid kits, cookware, etc. ) Corps Members will provide their own ‘personal’ camping gear. (clothing, sleeping bag, etc)
What: Crew will consists of 8 Corps Members (age 15-18) and 2 trained Crew Leaders
Where: This crew is based in Washington County and participants will be hired from towns/cities within Washington County – work projects will be in the Wash. County area.
When: Two 4-week sessions: June 17 – July 13 and July 23 – August 18
Participants can choose to commit for 4 or 8 weeks.
Pay: $10.50/hour – 40 hour/week (7:30am – 4:30pm M-F)
Work projects could include (but are not be limited to):
New trail construction and existing trail improvements
Building and installing drainage and erosion control structures (water bars, grade dips, reversals, etc)
Watershed restoration, tree planting, native vegetation planting
Invasive species control
Light carpentry projects (boardwalks, puncheon, bridges, etc)
For more information: vycc.org
www.vycc.org - 1949 East Main Street Richmond VT 05477 - tel 802-434-3969 - fax 802-434-3985
This is a summer opportunity that is incredible for high school students. Please pass this along to people you know (or yourself if you are interested!)
Here are this summer's experiences:
*Detroit, June 14 - 26: What motivates people to make change?
We will be attending the Allied Media Conference and interviewing (having conversations with) youth and adults doing great work around the country, and for the week following we'll learn from so many people in the Detroit community who are bringing back the creative and innovative and ground-up revitalization of "America's poorest big city".
*Chicago, August 15-25: Fighting School Closures!
School closures are happening in many black and brown neighborhoods across our country, and is often the integral step before a city's privatizing its education via charter schools. This attack on education is part of a larger ideology that is dismantling the public good. Communities across our country are rallying to save their neighborhood school. Chicago is one of the hot spots experiencing this profound change in education. We will learn from the neighborhood that led a hunger strike to oppose this corporate take-over and from people all over Chicago in the throes of this struggle.
*Vermont: N.E. Kingdom and Burlington, July 16-27: Defining a Community's Identity
We are recruiting eight Vermont high school students, 4 urban students from Winooski and 4 from other communities across Vermont.
We are creating a multi-dimensional and contemporary reflection of life in Vermont.
Thanks and contact email@example.com with questions.
Walk for Animals is Saturday June 2!
Mark your calendars...Walk for Animals will be on Saturday June 2, 2018 at Montpelier High School, IT'S COMING!!
The Walk for Animals is right around the corner, 3 months away! We need all of you to make this the best ever event for Central Vermont Humane Society. Not only is it our biggest event, it is also the BEST, and lets our community know who we are and what we do. We want them to always see us in a positive light and this is our moment to shine and smile, have fun and be seen!
This is an event with a family focus and fun for everyone, dogs included. We have dog costume contests, tricks competitions, best kisser, kids games and face painting, cake, PRIZES and of course DOGS, lots of cool dogs! We need about 35-40 individuals to make this event a success, the more the merrier!
We need a wide variety of tasks filled for this event, so whatever you feel sounds like a good fit for you is an option, along with many different times. Here is a brief list of jobs and responsibilities:
Van Driver (1), Cake/Beverage Servers (2), T-Shirt Distributors (2), Ready materials at shelter night before (2-3), Set Up (4-6), Take Down (4), Sign Dispersal (1-2), Return to Shelter with Supplies (2), Poster/Banner Set Up (1), Registration/Check In (2), Route Guides/Water Tables (8-10), Children's Activities (2-3), Traffic Assistance at Corners (1-2). And of course those of you highly trained valuable volunteers who hang back at the shelter for helping as usual with cleaning tasks and animal care.
If you are interested or would like to know more and explore options feel free to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you all! Let's work together on a mission to make it a HUGE success.
EBF connects the media and technology industries with a pipeline of talent and emerging leaders, and advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention and advancement. Founded in 1989, the Emma Bowen Foundation has provided internships for nearly 1,000 students of color. Over 74% of alumni pursue careers in the media & technology fields in roles ranging from account executives to engineers and on-air reporters, and include Emmy and Peabody award winners. Our more than 50 partners range from major media companies such as HBO and CBS to public relations firms like FleishmanHillard to technology leaders such as ARRIS and Concurrent Computer Corporation. Our partners offer a diverse set of experiences and opportunities for our fellows.
The Emma Bowen Foundation (EBF) places high school seniors and college students of color in paid internships across the country in the media industry. We have 60 to 70 internship opportunities available this summer in content, business and technology positions in various companies and cities. Below are links to our website, the application and video links for more information about the Emma Bowen Foundation.
Specifically, we have an opportunity at the VT Digger. They are looking for students of color for various departments including the newsroom, research or the business side. Are there seniors at your school who might be interested and qualified for the position? Or students who might be interested in other opportunities? We would love if you could share our information with your students and your networks. We are looking for talented students who could thrive in a career in the media industry.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
I look forward to hearing from you soon,
Jamila Ponton Bragg
Emma Bowen Foundation website and application
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EBF Summer Conference Experience – our signature event each summer
Erin Winters selected as National Geographic Correspondent – EBF alum selected out of 600 submissions
EBF Partner Company + Intern Testimonial: Discovery Communication – what our stakeholders are saying
ELO- PRE-COLLEGE SUMMER JOURNALISM INSTITUTE: Now in its 10th year, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting helps students gain hands-on experience and develop personal networks to benefit them in college and beyond. Our Pre-College Summer Journalism Institute, based at the Boston UniversityCollege of Communication, provides students an opportunity to improve their journalism skills and develop as storytellers.
Using the city of Boston as our news beat, students are assigned to newsrooms and work with award-winning journalists as their editors to cover different stories – entertainment, politics, sporting events, metro and investigations – in the Boston area. At the end of the two weeks, every student will have two to four articles to add to his or her professional portfolio.
Students have the option of living on campus to have the full Boston University Terrier life experience.
Our three, two-week workshops begin on June 25 and run through August 3. During each session, students will also attend guest lectures from experts and local journalists; visit historic sites and museums such as Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts; participate in group community service; receive unofficial tours of local colleges, and more.
For more information about our program, visit our website.
Work/ELO - Lifeguard Training
We will be hosting a lifeguard pre-certification course (CPR included) for
students in December. It is being run by the Waterbury recreation
Department. Please see their website for course description
(http://waterburyvt.myrec.com/). They will also be running a full
certification class here starting in January and another one I believe in
March/April. And I believe they plan to host another pre-certification
course prior to the latter dates as well. The pre-certification course is a
great way to see if they have the skills needed to do a full certification.
We would like to see if we can promote this through our local schools and to
see if the schools would consider offering PE credit for the courses.
Please feel free to reach out to myself or to Deb Fowler, Waterbury
Recreation Department Director and Lifeguard trainer at
Thank you for your time.
First in Fitness - firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Opportunity: http://www.textlesslivemore.org/
About Text Less, Live More: Through a student-led, national campaign TextLessLive More, funded by Merritt’s Way, we endeavor to eradicate and raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving through social media and technology. Ultimately through legislation, Merritt’s Way aims to end the deadly combination of getting behind the wheel and texting and/or streaming.
- Serving as an MHS student leader to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving
- Organizing events at MHS to increase awareness about distracted driving
- Serving as a student representative on the board of TLLM, a national 501-C3
- Spreading the word about JoyRyde, an app that locks the driver’s screen for the time period they choose and rewards the participants for each mile they drive phone-free
- Serving as VT student ambassador for TLLM; attending VT Highway Safety Council meetings and participating in the UVM txt ul8r program
- Helping to keep the content of TLLM’s website current
Please note that any amount of involvement is encouraged and appreciated! If you are interested, please contact Beth Bingham at email@example.com.
Volunteer with the Montpelier Recreation Department
Help make large scale rod puppets for All Species Day (May 6, 2018)! You’ll be working with instructor Janice Walrafen to guide a class of ten students (ages 7 to 15) as they create these magical creatures for the All Species Day parade! We are looking for one to three high school volunteers to help lead this class Thursday afternoons; 3:15 to 5:15at the Montpelier Recreation Center. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for anyone interested in arts (you’ll be working with carboard and wire models, papier-mache, paints, and fabric), education, or community service; in addition, you’ll be able to see the finished project in front of the whole community!
Anyone interested can contact the Community Services Department Resource Development VISTA by calling (802) 225-8694 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.