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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




Deadline to Apply for Jesuit Volunteer Corps is March 17th!


Do you aspire to a more just and hopeful world?

The Jesuit Volunteer Corps engages passionate young people in vital service within poor communities, fostering the growth of leaders committed to faith in action.

Apply to Jesuit Volunteer Corps by Tuesday, March 17th!

**International and Domestic Programs available**

Tips and Resources for Interviewing can be found at:

Conservation Summer Internships

Conservation Summer Internships for both Idaho and Montana!



The Idaho Conservation League seeks an outgoing candidate for our Summer 2015 internship program based out of Sandpoint, Idaho. The intern will assist with public outreach to build support for conservation in North Idaho.

  • The Idaho Conservation League is Idaho’s leading voice for conservation, representing over 25,000 supporters.
  • Since 1973, the Idaho Conservation League has been Idaho’s voice for clean water, clean air and wilderness—values that are the foundation for Idaho’s extraordinary quality of life.
  • The Idaho Conservation League works to protect these values through public education, outreach, advocacy and policy development.
  • Our North Idaho field office is located in Sandpoint, Idaho, at the foot of the wild Selkirk Mountains and on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille. Sandpoint is known for its friendliness and passion for art, music and the outdoors.
  • Duties: The North Idaho Intern will administer the Idaho Conservation League’s summer outdoor adventure series, assist with volunteer recruitment and coordination for the Clark Fork River Delta restoration project and stewardships projects at Priest Lake and elsewhere, carry out a bike/pedestrian traffic count project to support a popular trail campaign, help organize and publicize outreach events, assist with
    research as needed, and help with data entry and other administrative duties.
  • Skills and Qualifications: The ideal intern candidate will enjoy working with others and be comfortable working independently; have strong writing, computer and research skills; strong organizational and people skills; and an ability to pay attention to details.
    Internship duration, hours and compensation: The internship is 10 weeks in length, June through August, for 20 hours per week, including some weekends and evenings. Stipend is available.
    To apply: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample by April 15, 2015, to:
    Susan Drumheller
    North Idaho Associate
    P.O. Box 2308, Sandpoint, ID 83864

ALSO!! Are You Interested in Montana Conservation?

Check these out:

Staff Leader: Historic Preservation for Montana Conservation Corps
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Bozeman, MT
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Link: (

Staff Leader: Saw Crew for Montana Conservation Corps
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Helena, MT
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Link: (

Staff Crew Leader: Invasive Strike Team for MT Conservation Corps
Job Type: Full-Time
Company / Organization:
Job Location: Bozeman, MT
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Link: (

Non-profit job in Montana!

ZAG ALUM SEEKS ZAG for non-profit job in Montana!

Hope all is well in Spokane! I thought I would pass this [message below] along for any graduating seniors with an interest in promoting healthy and local food in schools. We would love to have some GU alumni in Montana next service term! If you do have any interested folks, they would be welcome to contact me with questions about FoodCorps. It is a pretty cool program. Thanks, Katie Halloran, Montana Local Food Specialist, Montana Healthy Food and Communities Initiative | | (406) 723-7582 |


Dear Friend of FoodCorps,

Have you been looking for an opportunity to help improve kids’ health? To get your hands dirty? To help your community thrive? To create real, lasting change that tastes as good as a freshly dug carrot and lasts as long as an apple tree?

Become a FoodCorps service member and you could get started on all of those goals in 2015! >>

Since September, our current crop of 182 service members has reached over 100,000 kids in limited resource communities around the country, introducing them to sweet potatoes, teaching them how to make hummus, bringing them out into the garden to grow seedlings into hardy greens, and giving them a shot at a healthier future.

At the same time, through their service, our members are learning new skills and paving the way towards their future careers as educators, farmers, chefs, and public health advocates.

The FoodCorps application is now open.

We are seeking up to 210 leaders to help kids in their communities grow up healthy through our three-ingredient recipe for change: food and nutrition education that gives kids the information they need to make smart choices; hands-on activities like gardening and cooking that foster skills and pride around healthy food; and lunch trays filled with nutritious meals from local farms.

Read more and apply here >>

We hope you’ll join us,

Curt Ellis
Co-Founder and CEO

Spokane: Marketing & Community Engagement Internship

Marketing and Community Engagement Intern

Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF)

Spokane, WA ($12/hour) job posting # 14352

Applications are due by Tuesday, September 16

Inland Northwest Community Foundation is seeking applicants for the INWCF – Washington Trust Bank Fellow position. This one-semester paid fellowship will focus on strategies to assess and communicate the impact of INWCF’s grant making initiatives in 20 counties of Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

The ideal student-fellow will be:

  • excited about sharing stories of how philanthropy can lead to community improvement
  • willing to engage in comprehensive research about regional community needs
  • a high achiever
  • academically strong, creative and independent
  • committed to collaboration
  • able to effectively balance multiple projects

For more details, check out: job posting # 14352

Social Media Marketing Internship in Portland

Social Media Marketing Intern

Meals on Wheels People, Inc.

Posted: 12/17/2013 – 3:30 pm
Location: Portland
Closing Date: open until filled
Industry: Communications
Type: Part Time / UnPaid

The Social Media Marketing Intern will learn to develop strategy and maintain social media presences for Meals on Wheels People under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communication. Social media consists of blogs and maintaining presence on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others as appropriate. Research, write and post articles about nutrition, seniors and volunteers. Monitor social media use and create monthly/weekly reports. Promote Meals on Wheels People goals and objectives in written material. May contribute to monthly e-news.

This is an UNPAID internship and may involve working from home.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and communication review, enhance and build on the organization’s social media presence.
• Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and communication perform continuous enhancements and modification to blogs and social media outlets, such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others as appropriate.
• Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and communication assess new standards, technologies and trends, and learn to formulate plans for future enhancement to social media strategies.
• Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and communication, research, write, edit and create layout for new articles and features to appear online.
• Provide metrics of traffic statistics, reports and blog comment feedback.
• Interface collaboratively with marketing and IT to ensure cohesiveness between blogs and organization website.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
• Possess engaging “conversational” writing skills with a professional posture.
• Must be computer and Internet/search engine savvy to perform online research.
• Must thrive in fast-paced environment.
• Must be proactive and have a strong proficiency with social media and practical learning to enhance internet presence for Meals on Wheels People.
• Must be comfortable working in a virtual environment.

Application Guidelines/Contact:
Email resume and cover letter to

Post-Grad Service with Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)

Apply now for positions with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE)

Help make God known, served and loved in our nation’s neediest Catholic schools.

Join us in the fight for equal education. Apply today to make a difference in our nation’s neediest Catholic schools with Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education at!

Here’s a direct link to the application:


Thee Open Positions at Gonzaga with CCASL (Americorps)

CCASL will be hiring THREE Americorps positions for the 2013-2014 school year. One of these positions will support the Campus Kitchens Project. Two of these positions will support our Mentoring Programs. Please note: you DO NOT have to be currently accepted into Americorps to apply for these positions! Contact the CCASL office for job full job descriptions.


Washington Service Corps: Campus Kitchens Project

1 position

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references (name, e-mail, phone) to Chris Wheatley at

Applications Due: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Final due date is June 28th at 5pm PDT.

Start Date: September 1, 2013


The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga University utilizes leftover food from on-campus dining facilities,  in conjunction with food grown from the Ruellen-Day Community Garden, and local restaurant and grocery store donations to provide meals to low-income seniors, after school programs, and homeless shelters in the Spokane community.  The Campus Kitchen has a two part mission, in that we work to eliminate waste and hunger, but we also strive to provide leadership development opportunities for young people.  The Campus Kitchen at Gonzaga works in partnership with Gonzaga’s Center for Community Action and Service Learning.

This position would help to coordinate the Campus Kitchen Community Dinner and the Pioneer Victory House Dinner, which is served at a transitional living facility for homeless veterans.  They would also be responsible for coordinating our gardening efforts in the Ruellen-Day Community Garden which provides fresh organic produce to go into our meals.  During the school year the Campus Kitchen provides between 3,000 and 4,000 meals every month to some of Spokane’s most vulnerable citizens. In addition, this person would help recruit local veterans to serve at the project sites.


Washington Retention Project: Mentoring Program Coordinators

2 positions

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume and three professional references (name, e-mail, phone) to Bailley Wootton at

Applications Due: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Final due date is June 14th at 5pm PDT.

Start Date: August 1, 2013


CCASL is hiring two AmeriCorps Retention Project Coordinators to support the mentoring programs (contingent upon government funding). AmeriCorps members will coordinate the mentoring programs using service-learning as a strategy to address college access and success for local elementary and middle school youth. The two positions, Middle School Mentoring Specialist and Campus Kids Mentoring Specialist, will be supervised by the Mentoring Programs Coordinator and will be an integral part of CCASL and the Gonzaga community. Job descriptions for these positions are attached. The positions are considered full-time and run from August 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 (members are encouraged to apply for a second term if interested).

For more information about the AmeriCorps Retention Project, please click here.


Thanks everyone!

Bailley Wootton and Chris Wheatley

Experiential Learning Opportunity: help market a start-up non-profit

Hey Zags!  Are you interested in gaining mar-comm or PR experience by helping a Spokane start-up non-profit organization?

Access 4 All Spokane is seeking any students with summer classes/internships or even fall students/class projects for this marketing project, which could offer a win-win!

Access 4 All Spokane is a team of individuals and organizations representing our area’s diversity in disability, including seniors, veterans, family members, and care providers, dedicated to celebrating and encouraging accessible and “disability friendliness”. We plan to become the recognized leader in best practices for inclusion, by providing a searchable website of local places and services that are accessible and welcoming to people with disabilities of all ages; education, training, and resources for those places that wish to be more accessible; and information to seniors, veterans, and disability groups on how to positively impact accessibility.

We have had the direct involvement of more than 60 individuals, representing more than 25 local disability, senior, and veterans groups, and all four major universities in Spokane.

We have a lot of passion about this project, direct knowledge of disability issues, and great ideas. So far, all of our work has been voluntary, while we hammer out our non-profit organizational structure and subsequent funding. We have identified a number of audiences, including the business communities, building and construction trades, people that experience disabilities, care providers and families, and so forth.

What we don’t have very much of is expertise in marketing/public relations/networking. Specifically, I think, we could use some guidance on how to organize a marketing plan and strategy, including traditional and electronic social networking, etc.

Do you know of any ZAGS who would be willing to be mentors or guides for us? If so, they could contact me at the Arc of Spokane at the number or email address below.

Thank you so much.

Dave Reynolds
Client Support Services Coordinator
Arc of Spokane

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