Thursday, February 24, 2011

AFSC needs new volunteers!

Why read about the news (or complain about the news) when you could help make the news?

In the midst of a season of local, national, and global movement, AFSC is asking Atlantans this question. You can find out how to answer the call by attending our Volunteer Meeting on Thursday, March 3rd at 6:00pm at the AFSC office (60 Walton St, downtown near 5 Points Station).

AFSC in Atlanta tackles a variety of issues ranging from de-militarizing our youth to using art to make change. Next Thursday current staff, volunteers, and interns will meet to discuss all the current projects on the table with an eye to plugging new volunteers into those projects. So come hear what's happening and offer your talents, whether you can volunteer 40 hours a week or 1. We need you! Here's a taste of what's happening:

LEGISLATIVE WORK- This year we have a legislative agenda that includes bills related to education budget cuts, military recruitment, and really scary immigration reform. Ever get tired of protesting after something gets passed? Join us! We need help building support and resistance. Some volunteer opportunities: Phone calls, outreach, organizing! (We'll provide all the info you'll need.)

Migrant Youth Voice- AFSC’s Migrant Voices seeks to work alongside youth and community organizations to record and share the stories of undocumented immigrant youth across the United States. Some volunteer opportunities: Editing videos, outreach.

Student Career Alternatives Program- ( SCAP is a career counseling service that promotes under-promoted, nonmilitary career options to high schoolers in metro Atlanta. Current projects include a youth art/writing/music/video contest, tabling at high school lunches and career fairs, and free SAT tutoring on Monday nights. Some volunteer opportunities: Promoting the art contest and helping at the awards ceremony, writing/art/graphic design for materials, tabling, and tutoring.

Statewide work: We're trying to re-energize statewide activist networks. We need help mobilizing people outside Atlanta, especially during this legislative session!

Some volunteer opportunities: phone calls, networking.

Be The Change Youth Convergence: This is an annual meet up for high school and college-age youth in Georgia to discuss the issues our state faces and build skills to confront those problems with solutions. We're looking at June 17-19 in Atlanta, so there's a lot of work to be done before then. Some volunteer opportunities: Event planning, graphic design, tons of outreach.

See you Thursday, March 3rd at 6:00pm! Bring your friends!

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