Source: Repair the World Fellowship
The Repair the World Fellowship is an exciting ten-month opportunity for young adults ages 21 to 26 who are committed to mobilizing the Jewish community toward meaningful volunteer projects. Fellows will recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about real community change around a range of issues, including education, poverty, environmental sustainability, hunger, and more. The Fellowship takes place in four of the most dynamic post-industrial cities in the U.S. – Baltimore, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Repair the World will provide training, a living stipend, housing, and other perks. The 2014-2015 Fellowship will take place from September 3, 2014 through July 16, 2015.
Final Application Deadline: May 1, 2014
What Does a Repair the World Fellow Do?
You’ll be mobilizing, organizing, training, and serving alongside community volunteers – and building connections with service organizations, nonprofits, and Jewish community partners. Your mission will be to create meaningful, high-impact service partnerships, programs and projects that address critical needs in the areas . You and your “fellow Fellows” will be based out of The Workshop, a central community hub, where you will plan the service, train volunteers and host meetings and activities in collaboration with the community. You will also be spending a lot of time throughout the city—recruiting volunteers, serving in a range of programs, and living as an active member of the community.
We’re looking for people who can get things done, as self-starters and close collaborators. Fellows should demonstrate leadership, professionalism, emotional resilience, maturity, curiosity, and a comfort in a rigorous environment. Fellows facilitate service experiences among close-knit groups and with volunteers and partners from diverse backgrounds. They will lead by example to spark volunteers’ passion, compassion, and long-term commitment to serving their community.
The Fellowship is open to U.S. Citizens (or Permanent Residents) who will be between the ages of 21 and 26 when the Fellowship begins on September 3, 2014. You should have a college degree or other relevant experience, including but not limited to other service programs or work in a related field.
For more information and registration visit the Fellowship web page.