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WATCH Internships Available - Fall 2016

 

1.  Voter Registration Intern

Background:  WATCH plans to register 250 new voters to participate in the November 8th Presidential Election.

Duties:  Work with the Executive Director and Community Organizer on our voter registration drive to canvass door to door to regster to vote; coordinate efforts with other community organizations. 5-10 hours a week.  No experience needed.  We will also work on getting out the vote for election day.

Intern will gain experience in analysis of local elections, registered voter database, door to door canvassing, volunteer mobilization, and project management.

 

2.  Event Planning Intern

Background:  WATCH will be hosting 2 events this fall:  A forum on the fall election and an Immigrant Experience Panel.  The Immigrant Experience Panel event consists of a dinner, conversation  and speakers from our English Language Program and Tenant Action Group. The Immigration Experience Panel is held in Waltham and we expect about 80 attendees.

Duties:  You will work with the Program Manager to plan the logistics, media, sponsorships and outreach components of the Immigrant Experience Panel and work with the Executive Director to work on turnout for the Election Forum.  5-10 hours/week.    

This is a great opportunity for students who want experience in event planning or experience with nonprofit program management.

 

3.  Media Project Intern

Background:  WATCH would like to document the stories of our members and the work we’re doing through video and photos.  We need an intern to video tape and photograph events and edit video for use on social media.

Duties:  Work with the Executive Director and Community Organizer to interview and photograph WATCH members and clients, low income tenants, English learners, and Board members. Spanish speaking a plus, but not required.  10-15 hours/week

Intern will develop skills in conducting and recording interviews as well as get an opportunity to share his or her work with the community.  

For more information or to set up a time to meet, please contact Daria Gere, Executive Director, at 781-891-6689 ext 200 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   

 

4.  Website Development Intern

Background:  WATCH’s housing clinic helps hundreds of Waltham tenants a year to access community resources, resolve issues with landlords, get help for poor living conditions, and find affordable housing.   WATCH’s website is based on Joomla platform and has a resource guide used by Housing Clinic staff and the public on a variety of topics especially for low-income and Spanish speaking residents.

Duties: Expanded the website’s content with additional resources and links based on research guided by the Executive Director and Housing Clinic Supervisors.  No experience with website development required.  5-10 hours/week

Intern will gain experience in managing a website and become familiar with community resources in Waltham and Massachusetts.

 For more information or to set up a time to meet, please contact Daria Gere, Executive Director, at 781-891-6689 ext 200 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and put "internship" in the subject of the email.

You may also contact Brandeis Professor Laura Goldin for more information at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 978-621-2139.

Volunteer Opportunities

 WATCH CDC is seeking volunteers to co-teach adult English classes

Come join our dynamic, fun classroom environment and support participants in reaching their goals!  This is a great opportunity to have a real impact on the daily lives of immigrants in our community and to gain teaching skills alongside supportive colleagues.  

Volunteer teachers will:

  • work with another teacher to plan and lead classes focused on daily English communication.
  • work closely with Program Manager on curriculum and class goals.
  • be available Mondays and/or Wednesdays 6PM-8:30PM, if interested in evening classes or Mondays and/or Wednesdays 10AM-12PM if interested in morning classes.
  • spend an additional 1-2 hours of planning most weeks.
  • commit to participating most weeks for a whole session (late June-mid August 2015 and/or September-December 2015).
Be a Tutor for an adult learning English.

WATCH has a very long waiting list for our English classes, so tutoring is a great way to give people a way to start learning English now. Many immigrants are realizing that they can increase their income by a few dollars an hour if they have good English skills and this helps them better provide for their families.
Volunteer tutors will:
  • commit one hour a week for one 4 month
  • be matched 1 on 1 with a learner with a similar schedule.  
After 4 months you can decide if it’s a good fit and if tutoring is something you want to continue doing.   
For more information or to sign up for volunteer teacher or tutor , contact brian Kraemer, Breaking Barriers Program Manager, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 781-891-6689 ext. 202

Help Weatherize a Home for a Low Income Family.  

This commitment is usually on a Saturday from 10am to 2pm.  No experience is necessary.  You will receive on the job training or bring your own expertise on home improvement.  Volunteers break up into teams to do such tasks as caulking around window and door frames, installing insulation strips around doors, sealing holes in foundations, installing insulation around pipes, and installing insulation in attics and basements.  Safety equipment and all tools and supplies are provided.  All teams have a team leader who is experienced with home weatherization.  By the end of the day, you will have helped lower energy use and heating bills for a low income family!

 To sign up for the next “Barnraising,” contact Genoveva Tavera, Community Organizer, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 781-891-6689 ext. 208.

Support a Low Income Tenant.  
Some tenants come to our housing clinic in crisis.  They may be being evicted soon and could use help getting a ride to apply for emergency housing, with pet sitting if they have to go to a shelter, with help moving their things into storage, or help filling out housing applications.

 If you can help, Daria Gere, Executive Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 781-891-6689 ext. 200 to sign up for the Helping Hands alert list and you will be notified when there is a tenant in crisis..
 
Expand our Work Place Giving.  

WATCH is part of Community Works, a program that allows workers to take a small deduction out of their paycheck toward a nonprofit.  If you work for a large company that might be interested, contact WATCH and we’ll share information with your employer about this program.

Bring us your ideas!  
If you have an area of expertise that you think WATCH could benefit from, let us know! It takes many volunteers to keep a small non-profit running and we love hearing new ideas and growing to incorporate our members’ ideas and vision.
To talk about your ideas, contact Daria Gere, Executive Director, at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 781-891-6689 ext. 200.

Spend a day at the Office.  

If you have a day to volunteer or even a few hours and feel comfortable with office work, we’d love to have your support.  We have many tasks at WATCH to keep up with managing our volunteer database, researching resources, making copies, etc.  

You’ll feel good that you’ve helped support WATCH’s important programs!  

To sign up, contact Daria Gere, Executive Director, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 781-891-6689 ext. 200.

 

 

 

 

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