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Dewey House for Community Engagement

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Scroll down to learn more about opportunities and events for April and May!

4/6 Emergency Shelter – Help Prepare a Meal!  Ask Sam Porter for more details!

4/10 Project Presentations(7:30-9:30pm)

4/14 Festival of Cultures Facebook sign up here.

4/14  - ReBuild Waterbury and Burlington Children's Space
As a follow-up to the three successful UVM Volunteer Days last fall the office of Leadership and Civic Engagement will host two additional volunteer days this semester. These events are open to all students, faculty and staff.
There are two available projects on April 14th. Sign up for either project by filling out the online form. Use your UVM netID and password to log-in. Please see the project details below:

 Project 1 - ReBuild Waterbury
Tropical Storm Irene struck Vermont months ago, but damage from the storm remains. Join ReBuild Waterbury, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeowners who were affected by Irene floods to recovery. Projects will include yard work and river clean up.
Volunteers will meet at 8:00 am to sign release forms and talk about the projects.

Transportation and lunch will be provided.
Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. All tools will be provided, but please bring work gloves if you have them. Closed-toe shoes are required.
Check in: 8:00 am  Davis Center Circle outside the Third Floor of the D.C.
Vans Depart: 8:30 am            
Vans Return: 4:00 pm (approximately)

Project 2 - Burlington Children's Space
The Burlington Children’s Space, housed in the McClure Multi-Generational Center, is a NAEYC accredited program offering early care and education for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Programming is based on influences from Reggio Emilia, Italy, the interests and curiosities of the children, and the unique culture and resources of our local community. Volunteers will be painting indoors.
Volunteers will meet at Burlington Children's Space (241 N. Winooski Avenue, McClure Multi-Generational Center) at 8:45am (TENTATIVE).
**Transportation will not be provided, so please plan accordingly. The location is approximately 1.5 miles from UVM campus. Consider using the CCTA bus routes.

Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on. Closed-toe shoes are required. All materials will be provided. Please plan to bring snacks or a sack lunch.

8:45am (tentative)* Check in at Burlington Children's Space
2pm (tentative)* Estimated end time of project 

*Specific information on the official start and end time will be available soon and this article will be updated. Individuals already registered will be notified via e-mail.
Leadership and Civic Engagement Programs believes that service is for everyone. To request accommodations for this program, please email mae stephenson at

4/16 Project Presentations (7:30-9:30pm)

4/18 Project Presentations (7:30-9:30pm)

4/21 Relay for Life (6pm) Facebook Event details here.

4/18 Deadline for Photo Contest, submissions due! 
PHOTO CONTEST AND SERVICE-LEARNING PROJECT SHOWCASE  Enter your service-learning photos in the fourth annual photo contest.  Send photos with a description and reflection on the experience to  

4/25 CUPS Recognition Reception Click here for more details.

5/17 Senior Week Celebration Volunteer Projects  This volunteer event coincides with Senior Week Celebration. Three projects, running from 10:30 to 1PM will be available, including donation sorting/drop off at Grasse Mount and canvassing/neighborhood cleanups. Registration details to follow.

SUMMER Internships!

Are you looking for ways that you can make a difference this summer?   Check here for details about the community based internships through Vermont Campus Compact!

Contribute in meaningful ways to Vermont recovery with six-week paid internships during summer 2012.  Selected students will be part of a state-wide cohort of 10 interns placed at intern sites around the state to provide assistance to Long-Term Recovery Committees or other community organizations working on Vermont recovery following Tropical Storm Irene. Interns will work 30 hours a week for 6 weeks (June 11-July 27) and will be paid $9.50/hour.  Interns will need reliable transportation, and in most cases will need to secure their own housing; some assistance in finding housing may be available. Applications are already under review!


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