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  • Yemeni Speakers Needed: San'ani dialect and Ta'izzi dialect

    The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is a one of a kind volunteer organization that offers citizens with language skills the chance to help their communities and the government during times of crises, emergencies, and non-emergencies; domestic or abroad.

    The NLSC has received a request from a federal agency in need for Yemeni speakers to participate in a small scale language study in Monterey, CA.

    • Yemeni dialect test is on both the San'ani dialect, and Ta'izzi dialect. Candidates are required to have a full command of either dialect, ideally from San'a', Ta'izz, Ibb or Adan (Aden).
    • Candidates should be available from Nov. 4-7, 2014 Tuesday through Friday for a total of 32 work hours.
    • Location: Monterey, CA - local members are preferred.

    Participants in language studies are usually required to meet the minimum level 3 on the ILR in both the target language and English. NLSC Members should possess the following:

    1. Be a native speaker of either the San'ani or Ta'izzi dialect (e.g. born and raised in Yemen and spoke these dialects at home).

    2. Finished K-12 in Yemen schools (primary and secondary education).

    3. To be in touch with Yemen current events.

    Additional requirements and preferred NLSC Member backgrounds:

    • Experience in working with the Interagency Language Roundtable Skill Level Descriptions for Listening.
    • Nominees for inclusion on standard setting panels must disclose whether they have worked-on the development of DLPTs as a contract or a Government employee during the nomination process.
    • Formal education and/or professional experience in the field of Language Testing & Assessment or as an ESL / EFL or foreign language instructor working with university or adult learners is helpful.

    If you meet the required qualifications listed below and are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you as soon as possible. You must be available to travel in the month of November to Monterey, CA.

    This opportunity would require you to become a member of the NLSC. There is no membership fee to join the organization. And all members of the NLSC are volunteers but when they participate in assignments, they are compensated for any/all hours of service and travel expenses will be covered by the NLSC. This is not a full-time or part-time position. By becoming a member of the NLSC, you may have an opportunity to participate in a short-term assignment as needed by the organization.

    NLSC Qualifications:

    • Fluency in English and Yemeni (San'ani dialect and Ta'izzi dialect)
    • 18 years of age or older
    • US Citizen
    • If you are a male, you must have registered for Selective Service

    If you meet the required qualifications listed above and are interested and available to assist as an NLSC language volunteer in the capacity of a Yemeni native speaker, please apply as soon as possible via our website at


    The on-line application process includes the option to upload your resume. Please do so when you apply.

    Ends November 1, 2014, 4:00 AM

  • Concert-Day Volunteer for Unconducted Chamber Orchestra

    Alexandria, VA, US Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra

    Hi all! The Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra -- an unconducted chamber orchestra right here in the DMV -- is looking for concert-day volunteers to help out with a variety of logistical tasks (collecting tickets, handing out programs, setup and teardown, etc.) for our NOVEMBER 1 concert. We'll be playing Beethoven 7, along with Mendelssohn Hebrides and a Strauss wind serenade. (Check out the Idealist event page for more info:

    Let us know if you'd like to join us! Volunteers receive free concert admission, of course, and we'd love to connect with you.

    Concert starts at 7pm at the Lyceum in Alexandria, but we'd ask volunteers to arrive at 6pm. Things should wrap up before 9, and then we'll all head out for drinks and dessert. Hope to see you there!


    Ends November 1, 2014, 4:00 AM

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  • Volunteers Needed for Diabetes Walk

    Each year, the American Diabetes Association holds a Walk to Stop Diabetes. This past year, we raised $280,000 and had approximately 1,500 participants attend. As our signature fundraising walk, this event raises awareness and funds to support our mission– to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of all people affected.

    Planning is underway for our 2014 walk, which will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Symphony Park in SouthPark, and we need your help! Please consider volunteering your time.

    Areas of need:

    _ Set-Up 6:00-8:30am

    _ VIP Area 8:30am-11am

    _ General 7:30-10:30am

    _ Rest Stops 8:30-10:45am

    _ Volunteer Check-in 7-10am

    _ Cheerers-Start/Finish Line 9-11am

    _ Food & Beverage 8-11am

    _ Kids Zone 8-11am

    _ Check-in 8-10:15am

    _ Health Expo 8:30am-11am

    _ Red Strider Tent 8:30-11am

    _ Site Tear Down 10:30-12pm

    _ Volunteer Photographer 8:30-11:30am

    Starts November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM

  • Master of Arts in Teaching Program for Earth Science- Open House

    Attention Earth science grads:

    Change lives. Teach science. That is the call of action for the Museum's new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program, the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum.

    The MAT program is a full-time, paid Master's program with science and pedagogy coursework and real-world teaching experience. We seek a student body with diverse life and career experiences, such as recent college graduates, veterans, former participants in volunteer corps, and career changers. The program is open to college graduates with a bachelor's degree in Earth science or a related discipline or any bachelor's degree with a minimum of 24 credits in Earth science plus 6 additional credits in physics, chemistry, environmental science, or biology.

    On Saturday, November 1, from 3pm - 5:30pm, we invite you to an Open House. Meet faculty, staff and students, learn about the structure of this unique program, and ask any questions you have about coursework, eligibility, and more. There will also be a short behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum campus and our Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. Prospective students, friends and family, and others interested in learning more about this program are welcome.

    You may RSVP through Idealist, or email us at RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

    Starts November 1, 2014, 5:00 PM

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