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Volunteer at Wigs 4 Kids

Organization: Wigs 4 Kids
Dates: Feb 02, 2017 - Apr 30, 2017
Location: 30126 Harper Avenue, St. Cla...




After School Activities Aide

Organization: The Guidance Center
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 550 Eaton, River ...




Discover the Best in Yourself: Volunteer with YFU Intercultural Exchange Prog...

Organization: Youth For Understanding USA (YFU)
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: You...




WARREN, MICHIGAN - Hospice Volunteers Needed!

Organization: Great Lakes Caring Hospice - Clinton Township
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
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Connecting with the Community (making phone calls)

Organization: Focus: HOPE
Dates: Feb 17, 2017
Location: 1200 Oakman Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48238
Ca...




2017 Fight For Air Climb

Organization: American Lung Association in Michigan
Dates: Feb 26, 2017
Location: Detroit Renaissan...




Long Term Recovery Case Manager: LTR: Long Term Recovery Case Manager

Organization: American Red Cross: Michigan Region
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 1...




Long Term Recovery Case Management Supervisor ...

Organization: American Red Cross: Michigan Region
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 1...




Serve as a Red Cross Volunteer Partner!: LTR: Volunteer Partner, Recovery Ser...

Organization: American Red Cross: Michigan Region
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 1...




Mentor a Child in Foster Care

Organization: Child Safe Michigan
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 4415 Springer, Ro...




Cooking Matters Class Assistant

Organization: Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
Dates: this is an Ongoing oppo...




Revitalizing Mondays

Organization: Arts & Scraps
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 16135 Harper, Arts & Sc...




Volunteer in Royal Oak, MI

Organization: Grace Hospice-Troy
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: Main Street, Royal...




Volunteer in Chesterfield, MI

Organization: Grace Hospice-Troy
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 22 Mile Road, Ches...




Volunteer in Oak Park, MI

Organization: Grace Hospice-Troy
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: Rosewood Road, Oak...




MENTORS NEEDED - SYA Mentors Plus Program

Organization: Southfield Youth Assistance
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 21705 Eve...




Host an Exchange Student!

Organization: EF Foundation for Foreign Study (effoundation.org)
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportu...




Academic All-Stars AmeriCorps Member

Organization: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
Dates: Nov 02, 2016 - Nov 01, 2017
Location: 1641 Porter...




MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST/ SOICAL WORKER / PSYCHOLOGIST

Organization: iAMERICA
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 19445 W warren Ave, Detroit,...




Art director for Team GUTS

Organization: Team GUTS
Dates: this is an Ongoing opportunity
Location: 1008 Orchard St., Ferndale,...




ROB SISSON
President
Republicans For Environmental Protection
• Working as a staffer in a political organization is a good place to get into environmental politics.
• All members of congress employ an environmental legislative assistant.
• You can work on sustainability inside corporations. Look for positions as Corporate Responsibility Officers or Sustainability Officers.
Republicans for Environmental Protection is an organization dedicate to restoring the GOP's great conservation legacy. Rob cites several environmental Republican presidents who established milestones in our nation. Abraham Lincoln protected Yosemite. Ulysses S. Grant created Yellowstone, the first national park. Theodore Roosevelt championed conservation by designating 150 National Forests and five national parks. Even conservative icon Ronald Reagan ratified the Montreal Protocol to protect the Ozone Layer. Rob's expertise is in Republican environmental politics but his advice could just as easily translate to the Democratic Party. While any college major can lead to a career in politics, law degrees are very common and any classes in environmental science would also be helpful. Look for entry level positions as political staffers, at think tanks, or in foundations.
MICA ODOM
National Energy Media Director
Environmental Defense Fund
• Mica attended Columbia Business School and concentrated in Social Enterprise. Look to Ivy League MBA programs for business training in sustainable energy.
• Internships, even unpaid, or other networking opportunities are the key to getting your foot in the door in green and environmental industries.
• MBA and business students should look to Net Impact for networking opportunities in green and environmental industries. Net Impact has chapters on most campuses in many cities, and the web site includes a jobs page.
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), a leading national nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law, and innovative private-sector partnerships. As National Energy Media Director for the Environmental Defense Fund, Mica Odom has insight into career success in green marketing. Mica points to the success of past EDF campaigns such as the 2007 landmark deal that canceled eight coal-fired power plants proposed in Texas and adopted an unprecedented set of environmental initiatives, preventing 57 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

Mica's career highlights the importance of business skills in the green and environmental industry. MBA programs in both the Ivy League and state schools are offering innovative programs that highlight green and environmental business training. The economic push from MBA students trained in sustainable business models is currently demonstrating the viability of green career fields such as engineering, green building, renewable energy finance, green marketing, and philanthropic foundations with an environmental focus.
SANDY PICKARD
Business Manager
Solar Energy International
• Take classes at Solar Energy International. Workshops are offered in solar, thermal, green building, and even hydro technologies. Classes are offered in twelve locations around the US.
• Roofers can improve their skills by taking classes in solar energy installation.
• Solar energy installation and commercial size energy efficiency projects are the hottest areas of green technology.
Solar Energy International has been providing education in solar and other renewable energy technologies for 20 years. They have become one of the premiere institutions for accredited renewable energy workshops and offer classes in a number of locations.

Business manager Sandy Pickard highlighted the important work this non-profit does through their educational mission. Solar Energy International has expanded to include workshops in solar electric, solar thermal, micro-hydro, and wind energy. Classes are also offered online.
CHRIS STEVENS
Communications Director
Center For A Sustainable Future
• Organic farms offer volunteer positions, and can be good places to learn renewable agriculture.
• Iowa State University has a great educational resource: The Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State is a great place to learn about the newest advances in sustainable agriculture.
• Another excellent resource, The Stone Barn Center, (north of Manhattan) is a non-profit education center and farm. They offer education for sustainable agriculture.
The Center for a Livable Future (CLF) at John's Hopkins university works in research, educational outreach, and community action targeted at "farming, eating, and living for our future." As Communication Manager for the CLF, Chris Stevens works daily in support of these goals.

Sustainable, or resilient, farming has recently gained exposure with the continued environmental and health problems associated with factory farming. In essence, much of sustainable farming is really a "return to traditional farming," Chris explained. In traditional, or sustainable, farming, animals are not raised in a factory environment in very confined spaces and large amounts of dangerous antibiotics and pesticides are avoided.
ROB SISSON
President
Republicans For Environmental Protection
• Working as a staffer in a political organization is a good place to get into environmental politics.
• All members of congress employ an environmental legislative assistant.
• You can work on sustainability inside corporations. Look for positions as Corporate Responsibility Officers or Sustainability Officers.
Republicans for Environmental Protection is an organization dedicate to restoring the GOP's great conservation legacy. Rob cites several environmental Republican presidents who established milestones in our nation. Abraham Lincoln protected Yosemite. Ulysses S. Grant created Yellowstone, the first national park. Theodore Roosevelt championed conservation by designating 150 National Forests and five national parks. Even conservative icon Ronald Reagan ratified the Montreal Protocol to protect the Ozone Layer. Rob's expertise is in Republican environmental politics but his advice could just as easily translate to the Democratic Party. While any college major can lead to a career in politics, law degrees are very common and any classes in environmental science would also be helpful. Look for entry level positions as political staffers, at think tanks, or in foundations.
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