Local Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Student organization projects

Art Alleys
Art Alley participants have cleaned and greened two alleyways in the Gaines Street and All Saints area in Tallahassee with the goal of creating “art/plant zones” and other spaces that broadly relate to the region. Volunteers and students are beginning to research other green spaces in the neighborhood and collaborate with local businesses and land owners to determine the most eco-friendly environment to create. Volunteers are needed to assist with watering, weeding, planting and planning events and also interacting with the homeless that frequent the alleys and surrounding neighborhood. For more information and to volunteer contact Paul Rutkovsky at prutkovsky@fsu.edu

Agrinauts Training Program
Do you enjoy engineering, art, and health science? Do you like working with middle & high school students? Interested in sharing your passion for sustainability? Agrinauts is looking for volunteers for their horticulture program at Ghazvini Learning Center! Engage with students in a food and environment curriculum that promotes sustainable living. Contact Wes Shaffer for details. Don't forget to check out TJ's Agrinaut's Log to stay up to date with the crew over at Ghazvini! 

Center for Leadership & Social Change Community Outreach projects
To participate, stop by The Center to sign up in the project binders, and then arrive at The Center on the project date at the designated arrival time (according to the schedule). You will be greeted by the project facilitator, and he/she will be responsible for taking attendance, getting the group introduced to one another, and preparing everyone for the project. The facilitator will then transport the group to the agency to volunteer, using Center vans, and he/she will supervise you on site. After the service, the facilitator will transport you back to the Center at the designated time. On the route back to campus, the facilitator will lead the group in a reflection discussion in hopes of helping volunteers make the most meaning from their service experience.  

 

Local Tallahassee community organization opportunities

Damayan Garden Project
Interested in getting involved with our local community gardens? Garden times and locations are listed at http://www.damayan.org/events 

Rethink Energy internships
Rethink Energy Florida is seeking interns interested in its mission to assist in developing and growing the organization and its programs. Interested candidates should send cover letter expressing interest and qualifications, and resume to kim@rethinkenergyflorida.org. Rethink Energy is specifically looking to fill the following internships: communications coordinator; campus chapter director; political outreach coordinator; development coordinator; songwriter’s competition coordinator.  However, we are open to other suggestions that either combine the positions or are otherwise within the organization’s mission & aligned with a student’s career path.

Ripe City Urban Farm
Have you ever wanted to grow your own food but don't know where to start? Do you like getting your hands a ‘lil dirty? If you answered yes, then we'd really love to see you during our VOLUNTEER HOURS! Come hang out with us anytime M-F from 9-12!https://www.facebook.com/ripecityfarm/?fref=ts

Sharing Tree internship
The Sharing Tree seeks an energetic and creative environmentalist ready to turn trash into treasure. Since the Sharing Tree is a small non-profit organization and our needs are many and expansive.  The Sharing Tree could use marketing development, educational programming, volunteer coordination, or all of the above.  If you intern at The sharing Tree you are sure to get a unique one-of-a-kind experience that offers a wide skill set. Email Director, Carly Sinnadurai at recycle4art@yahoo.com 

Sustainable Tallahassee internships
Sustainable Tallahassee seeks to engage interns to partner with us as we strive to promote environmental stewardship and economic vitality through education and collaboration in these areas: renewable energy alternatives, support local food efforts, education and promotion of  local recycling, reducing and reusing programs, and emphasize of alternative transportation methods. Interns are needed to assist Sustainable Tallahassee with research relating to current and proposed efforts, reviewing and applying to available and applicable funding sources, assist in setting up a viable volunteer program and to assist in the design and in implementation of an education program that reaches our community. Email Jim Davis atjimdavis@sustainabletallahassee.org

Tallahassee Food Network internship
TFN is a hub of Tallahassee's food movement, working across lines of division to grow community-based food systems that work for everyone. We are looking for students to work in farm production, volunteer management/orientation, outreach/marketing, and program development. Contact us attallahasseefoodnetwork@gmail.com. Learn more: www.tallahasseefoodnetwork.org & stay updated: www.facebook.com/tallahasseefoodnetwork

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