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Wednesday Update – August 30, 2017

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Announcements – Events

Education Library Closure Spring 2018 – Tentative Closure: December 16, 2017
The Education Library will be closed starting Spring 2018 due to renovations of the library area. We encourage faculty, students, and staff to prepare for the Spring 2018 closure by checking out resources and materials needed from the Education Library during the Fall 2017 semester. For more information, click here.

Employment & Internship Opportunities

Intern/Volunteer with Gators in Motion/Aces in Motion
Gators in Motion is a sports-based youth development program aimed at improving the lives of our students through education, enrichment activities, and character development. Opportunities range in level of involvement, or contact hours, as well as accommodate most requirements of volunteer, intern, or practicum experiences. Position details and contact information available here.

Citrus County School District
Join the Citrus County School District team where learning is  the expectation and caring is a commitment! We are currently hiring elementary and secondary teachers for all content areas. Additional details attached.

Nursery Coordinator/Attendant
Evinston United Methodist Church is located in Evinston, FL, a small community less than 15 miles south of the University of Florida. Evinston UMC is a small family based church. Our Sunday attendance averages about 75 people. Our nursery consists of children from infant to kindergarten ages. We may have as few as 1 or as many as 10 children in the nursery on any given week (we always have youth willing to help if the number of children is too large for 1 person to supervise). Contact information and other details located here.

Assistant Principal Position
Lafayette Middle/High School has an opening for an Assistant Principal. Interested candidates may apply on line via the district websiteAttached is a brief position description and other related details.

College Reach-out Program (CROP)
Employment opportunities are available for qualified UF students to tutor and mentor middle and high school students.
·         Salary is $10.50 per hour.  Tutors will work 12-15 hours per week from approximately 3 pm to 6 pm.  Tutoring sites are on campus and in the community at Reichert House and Howard Bishop Middle School.
·         Related duties include occasional test prep sessions, parent meetings, and field trips.
·         Each tutor will have a small core group of families to maintain contact with and update information on grades, etc.

Please contact CROP Coordinator, Diva McPherson, J.D. at or call 352-284-1787.

Fall Internship – Child & Youth Program – Peaceful Paths
The Child & Youth Program at Peaceful Paths is looking for interns and student volunteers for the fall semester.  Internship posting is located here.

Peaceful Paths is also looking for interns and volunteers all year round.  It would be a good fit for anyone who is interested in getting experience in programs surrounding domestic violence/dating violence.  If you have any questions, contact Cassie Gaspard with Peaceful Paths.  Her email is  Cassie also shared that interested individuals can visit their website to learn more:

Volunteer – Service

Undergraduate Mock Trial Team
If you are interested in sharpening your public speaking skills, traveling the country, or just being apart of an exciting extracurricular activity, the University of Florida Mock Trial Team, the Liti-Gators, is the place to be. We invite you to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, August 31st at 7:00 p.m. in Pugh Hall to learn a little bit more about our organization and to sign-up for an audition. All majors are welcome. For more information, please visit or email us at

Gator Junior Golf Association
The Gator Junior Golf Association is a non-profit youth development program that focuses on teaching life skills to children through the game of golf. Our organization is looking for volunteers to help coach and mentor children in the Gainesville community. Only basic golf knowledge is required. If interested, please email Tori Look at, and attach a copy of your resume and a brief statement explaining why you think you would be a good coach. We hope to see you on the range!

Balance 180 Hands-On Volunteer Opportunity
Balance 180 is a local non-profit organization that focuses on integrating children with varying abilities through sports. Our volunteers work 1-1 or 2-1 with our athletes who have disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and cerebral palsy, among others. This is a great hands-on learning experience for student volunteers.

This fall we have two opportunities to work with our athletes:

1. Adaptive Gymnastics Classes- Saturdays, 12:30-1:30pm. This is a gymnastics class that is specifically designed for children with varying abilities. We set up the gym in rotations that include vault, bars, beam, floor, and tumbletrack, so our athletes can work on a variety of motor skills. The athletes have a range of disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and cerebral palsy. Information can be found here. If you are interested in being a part of the Adaptive Gymnastics volunteer team, please contact Ashley Tringas at No gymnastics experience is required to volunteer.

2. Young Athletes Program- Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm.  YAP is an inclusive program through Special Olympics for
children ages 2 to 7 years old. Athletes work on social skills plus basic motor skills for all sports, such as relays, kicking, hitting, jumping, climbing, and much more! Information on this program can also be found in the flyer below.
If you would like to sign-up, please email our YAP Volunteer Coordinator, Shannon Domfort, at No gymnastics experience is required to volunteer.

Extreme Dance Company at UF
Extreme Dance Company is a dance group committed to bringing a creative breath of life to UF! Interested in joining a fun student run dance company? Free to join and open to both undergraduates and graduate students. Practice is one time a week for the duration of the semester and at the end of the semester there is a performance in the Phillips Center for Performing Arts. Details here.

Childcare – Tutoring

Caregiver Needed
Part time care provider needed for amazing young adult with Autism. Experience preferred but not required. Click here for hours, duties, qualifications, and contact information.

Part-time nanny needed for Fall Semester 
UF faculty member looking to hire a reliable person to help during late afternoon/evening on Mondays and Thursdays (5 to 8:30 pm).  Additional babysitting opportunities possible on weekends and into the next semester.  Duties include picking up my 10-yr old girl and 7-yr old boy from school and driving them to sports activities or to home and help with homework and housework at home (emptying dishwasher, making lunches for next day, etc.).  My children love outdoor activities and having someone to play games or read a book with.  Requirements: Prior experience as a babysitter/nanny, safe driving record, good references, non-smoker, and reliable car.  Experience providing transportation for children is a bonus. Contact Andrea Dutton at if interested.

My daughter is a 5th grade student who struggles with reading comprehension. I have tried several agencies, however her reading scores are at a 3rd grade level. I would be extremely grateful if you all had a tutor that specializes in reading comprehension that may be of assistance to us. Feel free to contact me via email or phone (352) 494-4044.

I am looking for someone in the College of Education to help a freshman in High School get oriented to High School life. I need someone to help with organization, homework, as well as studying for exams. I would like Monday-Thursday sometime after school for an hour. If interested, please send an email to and I will contact you.

Female Tutor
I am looking for a tutor for my ten year old granddaughter to help with her reading, comprehension, and other skills needed for the fifth grade. I really would like to have someone who will make learning fun, and will in turn build her confidence in the classroom.  Female tutor only. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at 352-378-2115 (home) or 352-213-0002 (cell).

Caregiver Needed
My friend and I are looking to share a caregiver for my 22 month old son and her 24 month old daughter. They’ve been sharing care for over a year and get along splendidly.

Here are the basis of what we’re looking for/offering:
*someone reliable and gentle with whom we can build a relationship, who can become part of our extended family
*2 mornings/week, 8:30-12:30 (days flexible pending each term’s schedule)
*additional times ad hoc
*$12/hour for 2 kids, $10/hour for 1 kid

If interested, please contact Oaklianna Caraballo at (352) 283-9830.

Reading Coach
I am looking for a reading coach for my seven year old son.  He is going into the second grade and was just diagnosed with a reading convergence and tracking issue. We are working with an Ophthalmologist to get the issue corrected.  I would like to give him a push in the right direction with strengthening his skills in reading. Please let me know if you have anyone available for tutoring. Please contact Ashley Lentz-Black at​ or 352.278.2727.

Tutor For 5th Grader
My name is Ms. Head and I am looking for a tutor for my child. She is going into  the 5th grade and struggles in reading and a little in math. I would like to have someone twice a week for a hour to a hour in a half.  If you are available, please give me a call as soon as possible (352) 792-7754.

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