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Cross Cultural Community Service Fund

The Cross Cultural Community Service Fund (CCCS) supports international community service, advocacy, and activism. The fund is endowed by a Middlebury Class of 1987 alumnus and supports international service-learning and community-building internships and/or related volunteer service opportunities for undergraduate students. These internships and service initiatives may be student designed; preference is given to those opportunities in a culture distinctly different from the applicant’s background. Funds are available throughout the academic year and for summer experiences. CCCS grants can also be used to attend conferences or events (e.g., travel, registration fees, etc.) with an international theme in the U.S. 

While there is no maximum amount for which to apply, typical grants range from $250-$750. Funds are limited and grant amounts are decided in part based on the intention to support as many student initiatives as possible.  Students will typically receive $500 to support Winter Term internships and $750 for summer experiences. If a group of students wishes to apply for a grant from this fund, all student names may be included on one application.  

For more information and to apply, please download and complete a FY15 CCCS grant application and proposed budget. You may wish to review the sample budget. If your project or request will require missing any classes, please complete an absence approval form.

Completed forms should be returned to Director of Community Engagement Tiffany Sargent by email or post mail at 118 South Main Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. Please note that the forms should be submitted well in advance of when the funds are needed. Processing of requests and checks may take 2-3 weeks.

CCCS grants promote international civic engagement initiatives not otherwise fully funded by a department or student organization budget.

Volunteers at Middlebury

Middlebury College departments may sponsor volunteers to supplement the learning environment on campus and beyond.  In order to sponsor a volunteer, please access the form at the following link.  Once complete the form should be sent to Human Resources (2nd Floor of the Service Building).

All volunteers should be identified via this process to ensure that they have appropriate training, support, and access to the campus resources.  In addition, this will support ongoing campus efforts to foster a safe and secure campus environment for all members of the community.  

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Planting

During the school year, Middlebury students can attend MCOF meetings every Sunday. To join the club’s email list and stay updated about garden events, email mcof@middlebury.edu.

Student and community volunteers are welcome anytime at the garden to care for the site and help with the harvest. Feel free to contact us if you interested in getting involved at mcof@middlebury.edu or contact the student directors of the garden:

Katie Michels '15: kmichels@middlebury.edu

Ari Lattanzi '13: alattanzi@middlebury.edu

Spring and Fall semester employment opportunities:

Join the Farm CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

In a CSA, community members pledge to support a farm in return for a share of the harvest.  Sign up to help out for four hours a week, solo or with a partner, and at the end of your shift handpick a bag of seasonal produce to take home with you. One of the past summer farm interns will be available to explain the day’s goals for the garden.

2011 Volunteer Hours

Monday – Thursday, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

No need to RSVP, just come on down!

Shop at the MCOF farmstand

Want to cook a meal this weekend and feature local produce? Need a snack? Want some flowers to decorate your dorm room? Look out for the MCOF farmstand every Friday in September and October from 4-6pm in front of The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest


 


Students honored at 16th annual Public Service Leadership Awards event

Forty-seven Middlebury College students and two student organizations were honored for their volunteerism at the 16th annual Public Service Leadership Awards reception held April 29 at the McCullough Student Center.

The students were nominated by service agencies throughout Addison County, by local individuals, and by their peers. All of the nominees received certificates from President Ronald D. Liebowitz and recognition from the more than 100 students, faculty, staff, and community members in attendance at the dinner.

Middlebury College students and faculty awarded Vermont Campus Compact awards

Middlebury College students, faculty, and community partners were recognized as awardees and finalists for Vermont Campus Compact Statewide Awards at Vermont Campus Compact's Statewide Conference, Through a Civic Lens, on April 1.

Vermont Campus Compact (VCC) is a consortium of 22 college and universities aiming to catalyze the public missions of higher education. VCC seeks to transform campuses in ways that contribute to social, economic, and environmental sustainability while developing better informed, active citizen problem-solvers. VCC believes that campuses must be vital agents and architects of a flourishing democracy

Middlebury students honor the legacy of Dr. King with Day of Service

Middlebury College students observed Martin Luther King Day by getting up early on Saturday morning, Jan. 17, and digging in for a day of service to the community.

First the women’s tennis team rallied at 7:30 a.m. to work at the local food bank to assist the hungry.

Next, at 9 a.m. a group of students started preparing an enormous lasagna and salad luncheon for the region’s migrant farm workers and their families.

And by 10 a.m., more than 60 students and a handful of staff members were positioned around the region cooking, stacking, reading, baking, moving, delivering, and performing music with and for residents in connection with the College’s second annual MLK Day of Service.

Middlebury College rises to third place in annual Peace Corps rankings

Long one of the leading producers of Peace Corps volunteers among small colleges, Middlebury has risen to No. 3 in the rankings this year, with 21 alumni now serving as volunteers.

Also serving as Peace Corps volunteers this year are five alumni of programs at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Middlebury College affiliate in Monterey, California.

In the small college category, for schools with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates, the University of Chicago led the way with 35 volunteers and St. Olaf College was second with 26. Middlebury moved from a tie for 16th place last year, with 17 volunteers, to a third-place tie this year, with Smith College and the University of Puget Sound. Since the founding of the Peace Corps 47 years ago, 443 Middlebury alumni have served as volunteers.

 

Check out the complete rankings for this year. [PDF]