Tag Archives: volunteering

Apply to Work at Green Street Arts Center

From Codi Leitner ’13:

Do you enjoy working with children? Are you searching for a fun and fulfilling on-campus job? Are you interested in becoming more involved in the Middletown Community? Need an excuse to nurture your passion for coloring books and play-doh?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you should consider working at Green Street Arts Center! Green Street is a non-profit afterschool enrichment center run by Wesleyan for students of Middletown public schools and we are looking for new student workers! This opportunity is open for work-study students and those who wish to volunteer. Open positions include teaching assistants, homework tutors, van monitors, and musical mentors. If you are imaginative, motivated, and energetic, we strongly encourage you to apply. Interested parties should please send a cover letter and resume to greenst(at)wesleyan(dot)edu ASAP and fill out the online Fall 2012 application here!

Date, Time: ASAP/all year!
Place: Green Street Arts Center

Join WesMath/WesReads Tutoring

 Hannah Reuman ’13 tells us of the upcoming info sessions:

Want to work with really cute kids? Tutor with WesReads/WesMath this semester and work with students on their math and reading skills at MacDonough Elementary School or Farm Hill Elementary School right here in Middletown! You only need to be able to dedicate one hour of your time per week in order to be involved.

Brief information/training sessions will be held in Albritton 311 (top top floor)

For Returning Tutors-
THIS Sat. (9/8) 2:30-3:30 pm
Tues. (9/11) 4:30-5:30 pm

Preschool Math Student Forum

Hey, can someone tell me if Andy Ribner ’14 knows anything about education? Does anyone know?

Like playing with kids? Interested in teaching? Come try out Preschool Math!

This 0.5 credit class grows out of theories of and research in cognitive development, and is directly addressing preschool number
knowledge. Students will spend 1 hour/week in a local preschool playing math games and volunteering, in addition to a 45-minute lunch meeting once per week.

Date: September 5, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Place: Allbritton 311

MINDS Foundation Summer Fellowship Program

Great minds think alike, but great MINDS explore volunteering positions in India. Raghu Appasani ’12 has got the details to put you in a Delhi State of MINDS this summer:

Interested in Volunteering in India this Summer? The MINDS Foundation is now accepting applications for its Summer Fellowship Program. There will be 3 separate programs running in June, July, and August. This summer, you can have the chance to implement an art therapy program, or a mental health education program for children in rural India. Have your own research proposal or program in mind? Contact us. We would love to hear from you.

The Fellowship has already received numerous applicants from other institutions, so make sure to apply by February 19th to get into the first round: send your resume and application to Lennox Byer ’12 at lennoxbyer(at)mindsfoundation(dot)org.

E-mail Raghu Appasani ’12 at rappasani(at)mindsfoundation(dot)org with any questions you may have. Here’s the application.

Wesleyan Language Bank Seeks Volunteers!


The Language Bank is a collective of students who provide translation services (and perhaps an occasional interpretation) in languages besides English for requests from Wesleyan and the Middletown community.

We are seeking people who speak, read, or write in any non-English languages, and are urgently seeking Thai speakers for an immediate translation need!

  • To sign up to volunteer, click here.
  • More information about the Language Bank: !!
  • If you are interested in the Thai translation or have any questions, contact Weslangbank(at)gmail(dot)com.

Dining Hours Today + Volunteering

The WSA has confirmed that Bon Appetit eateries will be open today at the following times:
  • Usdan Marketplace: Brunch 10-2, Dinner Normal
  • Usdan Cafe and Pi Cafe: Open at 11
  • Summerfields: Open for Dinner
  • Weshop: Open at 11:30
  • Late Night: Normal Hours
Much of Middletown remains without power, and if you have time today consider volunteering at the Middletown Shelter at Middletown High School, 200 Larosa Lane. The shelter could use help from Wesleyan students throughout the day.

Wesleyan’s Let’s Get Ready! Program

Do you want to help someone get into college? Are you interested in getting some experience in a classroom?

Volunteer one night a week for Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready! Work with small groups of local at risk high school students at Orville H. Platt High School to prepare them for the SAT and the college application process. If you’re interested in doing more than just volunteering weekly, more involved leadership positions are available.

You will be fully trained, no previous experience is required, and all classes and majors are welcome!

Feel free to contact wesleyanlgr[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions! Follow this link to apply.

Volunteer for Waste Not!!

Salame, everyone! It’s the first day of August, and I imagine many of you all are on the last legs of your internships, jobs, summer reading lists, and the like. If you’ve somehow managed to avoid WesDrawal up until this moment, maybe Marj Dodson ’13 and Jack Hoskins ’12, Sustainability Interns extraordinaire, can remedy the situation.

Come have a blast with the Waste Not! crew during orientation and not only will you get to chill, lift, move, organize, and party with the stellar group of Waste Not! volunteers, but you’ll also receive:

  • early access to your housing
  • dibs on Waste Not! stuff
  • great free meals
  • community service hours

Fill out this form to sign up: McLink

More info after the jump:

Wes Habitat

This Saturday, Wes Habitat for Humanity will be volunteering at the Middlesex County ReStore–a Habitat facility that sells donated furniture, building materials, home improvement supplies and more, with all profits going towards building beautiful new homes for families in need. We’ll be volunteering from 2pm to 5pm this Saturday, April 2nd. If you’d like to be part of it, email fcjones@wes as soon as possible! The van will depart from the OCS parking lot at 2pm.

NEAT Mentoring Information Session

Don’t you just love fuzzy anthropomorphic color-gasmed muppets? On a side note, Angela Allan ’11 writes

Want a super-cool friend, age 8-12? NEAT Mentoring pairs Wesleyan students with kids from the North End of Middletown to hang out on a weekly basis and form long-lasting relationships. If you’re interested, come to a short info session at 4:15 pm on Feb 31st at the Office of Community Partnerships.

If you can’t make it, email mentoringneat(at)gmail(dot)com.

Date:   Jan. 31
Time:   4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Place:  Office of Community Partnerships conference room (167 High St.)

Yeah fuzzy friendships.