We have lots of opportunities to get involved! If you’d like to volunteer as a resource or committee member or have a volunteer project to promote, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete and return this form: volunteer-signup-with-the-potomac-chapterpublic2016.
BEST Kids Mentoring Program is a nonprofit organization that serves youth in foster care, matching adult mentors (from DC and the surrounding suburbs) one-on-one with youths between the ages of six and 21. BEST Kids utilizes a “community-based” mentoring approach, where mentors and mentees spend time in the community participating in sporting activities and events, visiting museums and attending cultural activities. Additionally, mentors and mentees work on schoolwork together and develop independent living skills such as learning how to shop for groceries and how to manage a bank account. Matches also participate in monthly “Peer Group” outings, where mentees in similar age groups spend time together and take part in a variety of activities throughout the community. Additionally, through BEST Kids’ comprehensive program, mentors are matched with a full-time support staff member, and are provided with both initial and ongoing training opportunities.
For more information, contact:
Architecture in the Schools
Eaton Elementary School
3301 Lowell Street, NW
Washington DC 20008
The Washington Architectural Foundation is looking for landscape architecture volunteers to work with 15 to 20 elementary school age children one afternoon a week (3:30-4:30/5) for 6 weeks starting mid-late January/Feb through early March.
The landscape architects would work with students to survey the garden area (measure, not what’s there), conduct research on pollinators, particularly Monarch butterflies, and native plants that attract them, and design the garden (with perhaps a planting day as a culminating experience depending upon the timing). They also might want students to work on designing signs for the garden too. Volunteers participate in the Architecture in the Schools reception/ exhibit at District Architecture Center on May 16th from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Beth Judy, Education Manager, Washington Architectural Foundation, (202) 347-9403 ext 2003, BJudy@aiadc.com.
The U.S. Department of Labor would like your Help:
Our organization has been asked to help with an important project for the U.S. Department of Labor called O*NET (Occupational Information Network, www.onetcenter.org).
O*NET is a free database of occupational information that serves students, educators, job seekers, veterans, as well as industry for career exploration, constructing résumés and writing job descriptions for hiring and training. O*NET is America’s primary source of occupational information and millions of people use it each month to learn about the work performed in our nation. O*NET provides details about the skills, abilities, knowledge and work tasks for nearly 1000 of our nation’s occupations.
RTI International, the nonprofit research company contracted for O*NET data collection, is seeking input from our expert members via occupational questionnaires to update the information published about City and Regional Planning Aides( Planning or Zoning Technicians). Our participation will help ensure the information published about this work at the O*NET Database is accurate and up-to-date.
City and Regional Planning Aides: Compile data from various sources, such as maps, reports, and field and file investigations, for use by city planner in making planning studies.
Expert City and regional Planning Aides who have at least 5 years of experience are asked to volunteer to assist with the O*NET Project:
***Also considered experts are those who are now teaching, training or supervising the occupations, if at least one year of your experience consists of practicing the occupation. (Example: 1 year working, 3 years as a supervisor plus 1 year as a community college professor teaching courses)
Will you offer to help? If so, please email or call Jim Rose at the O*NET Operations Center at RTI International (email@example.com) or 877-233-7348 ext. 121) and provide the following information:
Daytime Phone number:
Total years of experience:
A random sample of volunteers will be invited by Research Triangle Institute to complete questionnaires later in 2016.Thank you very much for your assistance to increase the knowledge about your profession!