Wednesday, February 23, 2011 myBiz Blog
Morgridge Center update by Katie Coon

Looking to get involved on campus and in the community?  Research all of the great opportunities the Morgridge Center has to offer.  Highlighted this week: volunteers needed for marketing and outreach with the Literacy Network and a webmaster internship with the United Way of Dane County.

Consider This: Literacy Network

Literacy Network is a team of teachers, learners, tutors, volunteers and donors all working together to improve adult literacy in Dane County. Our programs teach reading, writing and speaking skills to Dane County adults and all programs are free of charge.

Currently, the Literacy Network is looking for several volunteers to assist with marketing & outreach in order to increase awareness of the Literacy Network and to strengthen community connections. Tasks may include: assisting in development and disbursement of marketing materials (bookmarks, flyers, letters, etc), some graphic design, and providing basic administrative support to the Outreach Coordinator.

Volunteers must possess superior writing, presentation, and analytical skills, the ability to work well independently, and proficiency with computers. Those interested must be willing to commit to volunteering at least 3 hours per week for 3 months. Applicants are encouraged to contact Shawn Steen, Volunteer Manager, at (608) 244-3911or via e-mail.

Webmaster Internship

The United Way of Dane County is seeking a web design intern for their volunteer site, volunteeryourtime.org. Specific duties include collaborating with volunteeryourtime.org partners to increase usability and improve appearance of the site, creating multiple options for the website through research of other volunteer center websites, promoting United Way Volunteer Center through social media, and responding to website users’ inquiries and provide technical assistance.

Applicants should have knowledge of and experience with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery, and website/graphic design. Candidates must also be able to work independently and with a team, have an understanding of project management and excel at time management and organization.

The time commitment for this spring semester internship is 5-10 hrs per week and would begin immediately. The schedule is flexible but will need to be during business hours: M-F 8:00am-4:30pm.

Benefits include the completion of a final product that can be used in a professional portfolio, experience in collaborating with different partners and clients, and fulfillment of service learning course, internship, or community service requirements.

E-mail resume and cover letter (including availability) to Victoria Budynsky, Volunteer Center Coordinators at vbudynsky@uwdc.org or call (608) 246-5487 for inquiries.