Career & Professional Development

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Tag: Volunteering

JVC on-campus lunch Sept 22


Zags Volunteering Opportunity!


What is a Walking School Bus?

A Walking School Bus is a group of students walking safely with trained and screened adult volunteers along a set route to school on a daily basis. If a child lives a short distance from a Walking School Bus route, he or she can walk to join the route at dedicated stops near their homes. Children living further from the school can join the Walking School Bus by being taken to a “Stop and Walk” location at the beginning of the route where volunteers will be present.


Who can join the Walking School Bus?

Just sign up at your child’s school when they offer registration for the Walking School Bus program. Parents and caretakers of children enrolled in the WSB are welcome to walk with the bus whenever they are available.

The Walking School Bus will be accompanied by at least two trained, adult volunteers at all times. These volunteers can be parents, grandparents or community members who have passed a background check and are official school district volunteers. To learn more and request volunteer forms, call Annie at 509.324.1452 or email




Unpaid Internship (Volunteer) Opportunities with YMCA

YMCA of the Inland Northwest has Two Great Opportunities to Acquire Skills and Experience!


Outside the Box (OTB) School Ambassador

Operational Unit: Youth Development
Department: Teen Program
Location: North Central High School
Duration: 3-9 months
Time Commitment: 2 days per week.  T/W/Th 2:30-5:30pm


Youth Legislature Advisor, Teen Leadership & Civics Program

Operational Unit: Youth Development
Department: Teen Program
Location: Central YMCA / Corp
Duration: 9 months (Sept-May)
Time Commitment: 3 weeknights/month + special events



Nilas-Anthony Manley (Tony) 

Association Volunteer Coordinator

YMCA of the Inland Northwest

1126 North Monroe, Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 777-9622 ext 479

The Y: We’re for Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions in Portland

Hands on Portland is hiring three AmeriCorps VISTA positions which start November 17. During the one-year term of service, members receive a modest living stipend (approx. $865/month before taxes), medical insurance, & loan forbearance.  Upon successful completion their term of service, VISTAS can choose either an education award of $4,725 or an end of service stipend of $1200.  Application deadline is August 24.

Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) Leader Opportunity



AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) provides full-time members to nonprofit, faith-based and other community organizations, and public agencies to create and expand programs that ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.


As the VISTA team coordinator, the VISTA Leader will provide training, technical assistance, resources and support to the WACC VISTA Project team across the state. The VISTA leader will maintain regular communication with all members of the team via phone, email, periodic in-person meetings and site visits. S/he will assist in organizing a minimum of 2 member training activities and will help to promote and facilitate those activities as needed.  S/he will develop additional resource material as needed and keep VISTA members up to date on professional development opportunities.  



1.    Prior experience as a full-time VISTA (required)

2.    College Degree – A.A. or B.A./B.S.

3.    Proven leadership ability; capacity to work within a team and also be self-directed as needed

4.    Experience working with post-secondary education students

5.    Knowledge of and experience in service-learning, volunteer management, and national service

6.    Strong organizational, project management and event planning skills.

7.    Ability to manage short and long term deadlines

8.    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, both with individuals and groups

9.    Strong computer skills such as Word, Excel and Outlook



For more information please contact Vaneitta Goines, Program Manager, at or (360) 650-6476.



A Tradition of Service Continues….

Are you a NEW Gonzaga Alumni looking for something great to put on your resume but you are torn to also spend time doing service while networking with fellow Zags?  I may have found the answer. 

This fall, September 20-25 to be exact, you can join fellow Zags on a trip to New Orleans for a week long Rebuilding Together Project.


WHAT : Rebuilding Together- New Orleans 2009 

WHEN : September 20 – 26, 2009

WHERE : New Orleans, Louisiana

WHO : All Gonzaga family and friends are invited to participate, either through your local chapter (bring a group!) or independently. ALL ARE WELCOME. 
Join the Zags as we travel to the Big Easy this fall for a one-week rebuilding effort to help bring a city that has suffered so much back to life. 

This is an amazing opportunity to help a community while working with fellow Zags for a common cause.   Meeting new people….building relationships all while helping others, what more do you need?

For more information and all of the details, click here.