Category Archives: Service learning

Paid help needed at corporate team-building event

Date: 7/24/18
Time of work: 4:30 pm – 9 pm
Compensation: $150 (free parking)
Attire: All black (button down/pants/shoes)
Location: Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel
Manager on site: Ira Almeas (Impact 4 Good President and Founder)

Impact 4 Good  (  connects corporations with non-profit organizations worldwide.  Your responsibility will be to assist our lead host and manage some of the fun team-building activity, as well as assist in the coordination of the community service give-back conclusion.  There will be 125 employees from Wells Fargo corporate offices, meeting at the Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, and Impact 4 Good has created and is managing a  120-minute interactive and FUN program.

From 4:30–6 p.m., the team will be assembling a large open area by placing different materials on 16 pre-set tables and empty space that will be used for the programs activities. Around 5 p.m., after all tables and spaces are set as instructed, the team will go over different game rules with the lead host. He will break the staff down into 4 pairs to stay at 4 different activity stations where you just have to explain the simple game activities to attendees at your station. You will have instruction sheets provided and the lead host, Ira, will make sure you understand your role.

This activity is called Stand Down for Homeless Veterans and teams interact at 4 activities where they will be building paper airplanes for competition, playing in a life size battle ship game, creating pathways with different tools or working on a fun and fast paced trivia game.  During the event, staff will be at their sections to encourage the attendees and make sure the game is moving along before the teams switch to the next section. You will be expected to be highly interactive and outgoing throughout! Afterwards, participants will partake in an exercise assembling hygiene care kits to homeless veterans. During this process you will walk around and assist where needed. When everything is complete, there will be a general clean up and pack up. Nothing rigorous at all. Between approximately 8:45-9 pm you will be free to leave. Please note, the event can always start a few minutes later – please be willing to commit to a potentially extra 20-30 minutes if needed.

Please let me know if you are ready to sign up officially and I can bring us to the next part of the hiring process through a phone call! 

Sam Iosiovich
Program Manager
552 Valley Road
West Orange, New Jersey 07052 USA

Tel 973-952-9052 Ext. 404 – Fax 973-325-1119 – Mobile 862-219-9511



Fall internships at AARP Iowa

AARP Iowa is seeking two interns to begin work in September. One internships involves communications and advocacy, and the other involves community outreach. The internships are paid. Applications are due July 16, 2018.

For more information and how to apply, see

All-expenses-paid fellowship to Jordan

Students interested in political communication, podcast journalism, youth political engagement, sociology and international relations are reminded to apply by April 20 to be one of two Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement Fellows.  Must be a first year or sophomore student.

Apply to be a PAYCE Civic Podcasting Fellow, Cohort II
Location: Amman, Jordan; June 24 – July 4, 2018.  Expenses paid.
Complete a significant audio project in civic storytelling and podcast production

Deadline: Apply by April 20, 2018.  

Learn how to tell stories about how young people do politics. Learn how to coach others to tell stories.  Create podcasts on stories about politics, rights, civic engagement and more as part of PAYCE, a binational curriculum initiative to foster deeper understanding of youth civic engagement in two contexts.  Check out the first season of PAYCE Stories at

PAYCE (Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement) offers up to two students on our campus the opportunity to serve as PAYCE Fellows in Podcast Storytelling for Civic Engagement.  Work with students from six U.S. and Palestinian campuses.  You will learn about young adult civic engagement, audio storytelling, and audio editing with Audacity software.  The site of the workshop, Amman, Jordan, is a site for learning about youth civic engagement in the Middle East.  Before you apply, please carefully review details about the PAYCE program below.

More information:


Questions can be directed to

D.M. church seeks web, social media help

Unity of Des Moines, a progressive, non-denominational church, is looking for a student communications volunteer. The unpaid position involves helping with the church’s social media outreach and providing content for the church website and keeping it updated. 

The church is located at 414 31st St. in Des Moines, but the web work can be done from anywhere. For more information, call or text board member Julie Russell at 240-0113, or email

Teach in Kosovo

Drake University is excited to announce its first placement for the new Teach in Kosovo program: TOKA! TOKA, located in the capital of Pristina, is a non-profit organization that accelerates social change in Kosovo by investing in youth. Their projects focus on educating youth in leadership development, soft skills, civic education, and environmental awareness, and with your help, English! Additionally, TOKA seeks to further engage their youth participants through continued service learning projects.

TOKA is looking for team members who can create and implement projects based on his/her interest, which may include but not be limited to:

  • Teaching English to disadvantaged youth in primary and/or secondary schools, during courses and summer camps
  • Holding advanced conversation classes with high potential youth
  • Mentor a group of Kosovar teenagers in a service learning program
  • Manage mini project
  • Research interests

Further job specifics would be shaped by the individual selected for the program. Though full-time work would be defined as 20-30 hours per week.

These team members should be:

  • Versatile
  • Outgoing and Social
  • Team players
  • Highly motivated
  • Social change-oriented
  • Interested in non-profit work
  • Interested in working in a developing country


  • Accommodation Provided
  • Living stipend
  • Paid Vacation time
  • Connections to professional development opportunities within Prishtina and Kosovo
  • Airport pickup
  • In-country orientation



The program fee for the Teach in Kosovo Program 2018 – 2019 fee is $1,995. This fee includes the following services from Drake University:

Placement and negotiation of participants’ teaching contracts with approved partner schools

  • A 120-hour TEFL training on-campus during the months of April and May. The training will combine various modes of delivery including online and in-person sessions.
  • A cultural orientation in the Kosovo Consulate located in Des Moines
  • ISIC (International Student Identity) Card which includes basic emergency travel insurance
  • Enrollment in the U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
  • Ongoing coordination of support with employing school throughout placement procedure and program year.

For more information and how to apply, contact Stephanie Dana Ely in Drake International (

Summer PR internship, On With Life

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a Public Relations and Events intern for summer 2018. This opportunity is great for experienced students who want to lend their time and talent to a worthwhile cause. This internship will provide a unique experience with hands-on learning at On With Life. Interns with the following backgrounds are ideal for the position: Event Management, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or working toward a nonprofit emphasis.  This internship will be full-time and paid and will work to provide college credit, if needed. Here is a link to the description and application:

Please contact Abby Bogaards ( or 515-289-9612) with any questions.

PR/marketing intern, On With Life (D.M.)

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a PR/Marketing intern for spring 2018.

This individual will assist with special events planning including the fall conference and fundraising events; draft content for the website and social media; update the On With Life external website with an emphasis on fresh content and photo galleries; and take and update photographs of building, persons served and staff.

This internship is available to individuals currently pursuing in a bachelor’s degree with a major in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, English or other related field.

This internship will be unpaid but will work to provide college credit, if needed. The internship will be 12-20 hours per week, to be completed between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Here is a link to the description and application: Please contact Abby Bogaards ( or 515-289-9612) with any questions.