College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Volunteer Opportunities 4/2/10

April 2, 2010

I. Metta Mentors Nonviolence Immersion Program
II. Alternative Breaks Seeking Student Trip Leaders 2010-11

I. Metta Mentors Nonviolence Immersion Program

The Metta Mentors Nonviolence Immersion Program is a 10-week mentorship (internship) program based in Berkeley, California. The program pairs students of nonviolence (mentees) with local partner organizations for practical nonviolence and social justice work, while offering regular guidance from Metta, in order to help participants 1) learn about the principles of nonviolence as a personal path, and 2) apply those principles effectively in the service of building a nonviolent culture.

For more information, or to apply, please visit the Metta Mentors section of the Metta Center website, at: http://www.mettacenter.org/mc/projects/metta-mentors


II. Alternative Breaks Seeking Student Trip Leaders 2010-11

Alternative Breaks is a student-led program that gives students the opportunity to engage in service as well as learn about underlying social issues. Break Leaders are responsible for thoughtfully crafting both a DECal course and spring 2011 service-learning trip. Break Leaders will be closely collaborating with another student co-leader throughout the planning process, and must be prepared to take on a heavy workload and difficult decision making processes together.

Experience volunteering on Alt Breaks trips preferred but not required. Strong candidates have at least one year of volunteer experience at the university level, and a critically reflective mindset concerning their social justice work.

Units Offered: 2 (Optional)
Pay: $1000 AmeriCorps Award (Optional) + Free Trip

Application Due: Wednesday, April 7, 4pm

Visit http://campuslife.berkeley.edu/internship/alternative-breaks-breakleader or email Emma at altbreaks@berkeley.edu.