Category Archives: Ongoing Opportunities

2019-2020 ADEA Executive Board Applications

The Tufts ADEA Chapter invites you to apply for the 2019-2020 ADEA Executive Board.

Joining the Tufts ADEA E board is an excellent way to get involved with academic dentistry and to sharpen your leadership skills by working collaboratively with a team of like-minded individuals. As a board member, you have the opportunity to work with faculty, residents, and other students to organize events that will benefit the entire Tufts community.

Available positions include:

  • Educational Research Liaison
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Director
  • Fundraising Chair
  • Predental Chair
  • D23 Class Representative (voted position during D23 class election)

To apply, access our application here: https://forms.gle/fBHZVZ7BpVC7mnwU9 . Applications are due Sept 24th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Jacksyn Clanton, D22 Class Representative, or Shannon Walsh D21 Class Representative. We look forward to reviewing your applications and having you as part of our team.

Attention Student Group Leaders: 2019 Bulletin Board Sign Up are open!

The Dental Central bulletin boards on the 7th floor are available to highlight student group’s voice, vision and activities! Use photos and narratives—its a great way to highlight your goals and is a great way to inspire students to get involved.  Show your community service activities…or provide education on an issue important to the TUSDM community. Some groups pick a month that has particular significance to the meaning of their club (i.e. LGBTQA often chooses May in advance of Gay Pride; AAWD often chooses March – the month of International Women’s Day.)

Reserve a Bulletin Board on the 7th floor near Merritt and the Student Lounge: Check out this link to sign up your student organization and get a month of the Bulletin Board spotlight!

Volunteer now with the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter!

The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS) and Y2Y Harvard Square need Tufts students and community members to help provide shelter at a critical time of the year for individuals experiencing homelessness in the local community. Volunteers are needed for breakfast, dinner, evening, and overnight shifts. Our shelters offer opportunities for students to develop understanding of the greater issues surrounding homelessness and gain leadership experience! Start your volunteer journey by applying for a regular weekly shift, a break shift, or one time substitute shifts; both individuals and groups are welcome. Contact hshs.engagement@gmail.com or volunteer.y2y@gmail.com to learn more!  

Get involved in Generation Vote!

Generation Vote is a new student-driven nonpartisan organization whose mission is to educate, mobilize and connect young people to be agents of change in local electoral and advocacy campaigns. To accomplish their mission they developed a model of engagement in which students start a team on their campus, use surveys to develop platforms that reflect the interests of local young people and drive turnout based on their ideas. Throughout the process, they train young people with our unique curriculum and offer them mentorship from their team of experienced activists and advisors.

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AIDPH Federal Service Internship Opportunity

AIDPH’s Federal Service Internship 

The American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) would like to invite applications to the Federal Service Internship (FSI) in Washington, DC October 9th-12th. FSI connects students with federal agencies to learn more about federally administered public health programs and opportunities. This internship includes of visits to HRSA, NIDCR, NLM, SAMHSA, and the FDA with presentations from the CDC. This experience is limited to current dental and dental hygiene students. It is anticipated that applicants would provide proof of student status. There is no tuition to participate in the program; however, students are expected to sponsor their own travel and accommodations.


***Note: Previously, this experience has been limited to current Dental Public Health Residents. Applicants from this expanded eligibility will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis until available slots are filled. Applications will close on September 7th.***

To learn more about this experience and submit an application, visit the 
AIDPH website. You can reach the Program Coordinator, Annaliese Cothron, at info@aidph.org for questions.

Volunteer Spots Open for Sharewood Clinic Today!

Volunteer spots open to help with the bi-weekly student-run Sharewood Dental Project!

TODAY, January 3rd

During these sessions, students meet with visitors from the local community to conduct oral health/ cancer screenings, demonstrate proper oral hygiene instructions, and help in referring out for further dental treatment. For tomorrow. We will meet at 5:15 PM by the cafe near the main entrance of the hospital (ABP) and head out together on the Orange Line to St. Paul’s Parish in Malden.

Bring Loupes and clinic appropriate attire (scrubs or business casual).

Students from all years are welcome to volunteer!

If you’re interested in joining us, please sign-up through this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MKbBmp-msoefR9M-hDV26hvEDFGcJAICo5j8JFobLk0/edit#gid=995984364

Help IB Biology Students at Josiah Quincy Upper School: Time Sensitive!

 JQUS-006Help IB Biology students at Josiah Quincy Upper School to design and execute their big independent labs.

  • Do one 45 min. session or more!
  • In person or on the phone

Looking for help during these times:

Help with LAB DesignFeb 2nd to the 12th – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1:15pm to 3pm  or  After School (m,t,t,f – 2:50-4 or less)  (w – 11:30 – when you want to leave)

Help with Data Processing and Evaluation: Feb 22nd to March 4th – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1:15pm to 3pm  –  or After School (m,t,t,f – 2:50-4 or less)  (w – 11:30 – when you want to leave)

EMAIL WITH QUESTIONS OR AVAILABILITY: iwarner@bostonpublicschools.org
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Performing Music at St. Francis House Homeless Shelter

 

10254If you enjoy playing an instrument or singing and are looking for an outlet to practice/perform, think about visiting Saint Francis House!  Every day during both mornings and afternoons, Tufts students are welcome to come to the shelter, a 5 minute walk from Tufts, and perform for people there.  It’s a great way to take a study break and hone your musical skills while brightening the days of people going through tough times.

If interested please email Jim Whitledge at james.whitledge@tufts.edu

 

Ongoing Opportunity: Volunteer at the Daily Table

IB Biology students at Josiah Quincy need volunteers!Daily Table is a not-for-profit community food market in Dorchester that provides healthy “grab-n-go” ready to eat meals, and a selection of produce, dairy, and grocery items. The organization works to reduce the effects of poor eating habits caused by challenging economics, and the environmental impact of wasted food. Volunteers are needed to sort and prepare produce; label and package prepared foods; help cooks in the kitchen; stock shelves and freezer units; and interact with customers in the food sampling/engagement area. Volunteers are needed every day, and hours are flexible.
For more information, contact Fredi Shonkoff (fshonkoff@dailytable.org).

Tufts Stands with Nepal: Opportunities to Support Relief Efforts

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On April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. With aftershocks of 6.5 magnitude having continued since, the death toll nears 5,000 and continues to rise.  A little of your support can go a long way in the immediate relief and long-term recovery of this incredible country. As a Tufts community, let us commit to standing with Nepal as the country responds and recovers.

Here is how together, we can do exactly that!

  • Donate via Venmo to “SAPAC Tufts,” which is currently sending funds to GlobalGiving.
  • On Facebook, like the page “Tufts Stands with Nepal” to learn more about and get involved in organizing and mobilizing efforts on Tufts campus.

To stay in the loop about , search #NepalQuakeRelief