Tag Archives: volunteering

Food Not Bombs Interest Meeting

From Alexis Fineman ’16:

Things you hate: food waste, hunger, and bureaucracy. Things you love: cooking, sharing meals, and direct action. Sound familiar? You’re in luck, because Middletown FOOD NOT BOMBS is having a brief interest meeting next Wednesday! Middletown FNB is part of an informal, anti-authoritarian network dedicated to the principles of mutual aid and direct action against hunger, food waste, and inequality. We need more people to help organize and volunteer! We salvage food, cook it up, and serve it for free outside the Buttonwood Tree every Sunday from 11-2. If you want to volunteer, learn more about the program, or are just excited that there’s an alternative Usdan/Swings brunch, come out!

Date: Wednesday, October 28th
Time: 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: University Organizing Center: second meeting room on the first floor

Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Office of Community Service

OCS Thanksgiving Invite

The OCS is having a party! This is an occasion to not just thank all of the fabulous volunteers who have worked in the community this semester, but also to welcome new students who want to get involved. Come chat over hot cocoa and snacks with OCS staff and volunteers and learn about all the ways you can give back through the 19 student-run programs and work-study positions.

Date: Monday, November 24 – Today!
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Place: OCS Lounge (Allbritton 318)

Tutoring Programs Info Session

TOCStutoringhere are so many groups at Wesleyan working with children that it can be hard to choose just one. Aspiring tutors sometimes join the first program they hear about rather than selecting an organization based on the target age group, time commitment, academic subject, and program structure. To help you pick the group that’s right for you, the Office of Community Service is hosting an information session where representatives from several tutoring programs on campus will talk about their work and answer your questions.

Whether you’re providing homework help and dance classes at Green Street or doing long division at Macdonough School, tutoring and mentoring are fun and effective ways to engage with the community. If you receive Federal Work-Study, you can get paid for volunteering with an OCS literacy program.

Date: Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: PAC 002

Volunteer Opportunities with Center for Prison Education

Wesleyan to offer Wesleyan courses and credits to 19 prisoners

From Zach Fischman ’13:

Interested in volunteering with Wesleyan’s college in prison program as a Writing Tutor or Research Intern? Want to work with this guy? The Center for Prison Education is currently accepting applications for Writing Tutor and Research Intern positions during the 2014-2015 academic year!

Writing Tutor Application!

Research Intern Application!

Also! Check out this awesome short documentary about the program, directed by Cara Tratner ’12 and Becky Gillig ’12

Both applications are due on Friday, April 25th, at 8:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact the current Fellow, Zach Fischman, zach [dot] fischman [at] gmail [dot] com.

Changing Lives with Clean Water Information Session

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From Civic Engagement Fellow Jelisa Adair ’13:

Interested in volunteering in Africa?  Want to learn more about the global water crisis?  Looking for experience working in the field and want to make a sustainable impact?  Come to an information session about the Community Water Solutions (CWS) Fellowship Program!

The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week volunteer trip in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach students about the water crisis while giving them an opportunity to make a significant, lasting impact on this global problem.

Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. Each team works with their community to build a water treatment business and train local women entrepreneurs how to run it. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approx. 1,000 people)! Over the past 3 years, CWS has hosted 179 Fellows in Ghana who have launched 50 water businesses in rural villages. Check out this video to learn more about the CWS and the Fellowship!

CWS hosts two programs in Ghana each year: The Winter Program, which takes place from December 28th-January 19th and the Summer Program which takes place from May 29th-June 19th. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Click here to apply now!

Date: Today, November 12th
Time: 4:15pm
Place: Allbritton 004

“Something for you to do!”: WEServe Week of Service Starts Today

Ayo, Tony Yayofia Warren ’13 wants you to lend a helping  hand/foot/intellect:

WEServe Week of Service is a celebration of all the service work done every day by Wesleyan students and alum. Join with others in your area for a service project, anytime between January 20th and January 26th! There are a wide variety of events already registered, so get together with some friends (Wesleyan-related or not) and get out into the community!
For more information, check out the homepage.
January 20th-January 26th, everywhere, no cost!
Dates: January 20th-January 26th, everywhere, no cost!
Times: Various
Place: January 20th-January 26th, everywhere, no cost!
Cost: January 20th-January 26th, everywhere, no cost!

Volunteers Needed for Thanksgiving Basket Assembly

The Office of Community Service writes in:

Want to bring happiness to others as part of giving thanks? The Office of Community Service will provide transportation for students who are interested in helping to assemble Thanksgiving baskets for those who might not have food to enjoy on the big day next week.
There are 6 shifts: 8:45AM to 11:30AM, 10AM to 12PM, 11AM to 1:30PM, 12PM to 2PM, 1PM to 3:15PM, 2PM to 4PM.
If you, your friends, your fellow Greek sisters/brothers, your student group, or anyone else you might know are interested, send an email to dpellegrino(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Date: Monday, November 19
Time:  8:45 AM- 4:00P M
Place: Office of Community Service
Cost: Free

A Call for Musicians

When Jelisa Adair ’13 calls, you better take heed:

Are you a musician?

Are you looking to become more of a part of the Middletown community?

Are you available any weekday to play a 1-1.5 hour set between the hours of 9:00a-12:00p and 1:00p-5:00p?

If you answered yes to these questions, please consider volunteering with the Community Health Center! We are looking for motivated volunteers who want to commit to playing in the waiting rooms for patients on a weekly or biweekly basis!

For more information, please contact Jelisa Adair ’13 at wesleyanchc(at)gmail(dot)com.

Dates: November 15th – December 31st
Place: Community Health Center

Make Middle School Suck Less: Tutor at Woodrow Wilson!

Looking for a chance to be one of the adults in the pictures above? David Shor ’13 is gonna be your big break in the stock photo world:

Woodrow Wilson tutoring partnership wants you!  Let’s be real, middle school sucks, so if Middle school was really hard for you, or if it wasn’t, you’d probably make a great tutor!  Get close to 2 awesome middle schoolers in a mentoring/tutoring role and help make the world a better place in just 4 hours a week!  If you want more information contact dshor@wes or tadisafarrar@wes or just apply by emailing in the application or turning it in to OCS (3rd floor Allbritton)!  Get them in asap so you can start re-enjoying the Middle school life now! (Also it’s a work study job)

The apps are due at precisely “ASAP”, so set your alarms! In case you missed the link, here it is. Here it is again. One more time.

Peace Corps Information Sessions

From the Career Center: 

Live, Learn, and Work with a Community Abroad!

On September 12th, Anthony Trujillo, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and Peace Corps recruitment representative will be on campus to share about his experience living and working in Mongolia and Ukraine and the many benefits of international service.