Office of Community Service

Volunteer Opportunity // AmeriCorps VISTA positions in Higher Ed

Connecticut Campus Compact (CTCC) is looking to fill 11 VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) positions by May 30, 2013! CTCC VISTAs work in community engagement or service learning offices on college campuses throughout Connecticut. Member’s duties include, recruitment of student volunteers, organizing community outreach programs, assisting faculty, and much more. AmeriCorps VISTA members receive…

EdConnect // A Hub for Education on Campus

Interested in education initiatives? Want to find other students with similar interests? Look no further! We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website at Wesleyan called EdConnect. This site will serve as a hub for all things education-related on campus and will include opportunities – both on and off campus – in teaching,…

A Small Reflection & Response

When we learn about tragic events such as yesterday’s bombings in Boston, it reminds us about the fragility of our communities at home and abroad. Acts of mass violence or terrorism have touched all of us recently, and they are a daily occurrence for too many of our fellow humans around the globe. As engaged…

Job Opportunity: Civic Education Project

This just in from CEP: Inspire young people to change the world through leadership, civic engagement, and social justice!  Work behind the scenes at an innovative non-profit organization!  Northwestern University’s Civic Education Project is now hiring a full-time Assistant Program Director! About CEP: The Civic Education Project (CEP), at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development, combines hands-on education and…

Teaming Up: Local Talent and Wesleyan Athletics

Check out this article on sourcing local talent for building a better Wesleyan Athletics. An excerpt from the article: “It’s very important for us to get kids from the Middletown area on our team,” said Whalen. “President [Michael] Roth and I have talked about better connections between Wesleyan and the community in athletics. What we want are…

Volunteer Opportunity: CT Draft Horse Rescue

Interested in volunteering with animals? From Beth Bolduc at the CT Draft Horse Rescue: “Because we are volunteer-run we are always looking for people who love horses or are interested in learning more about them to fill shifts of the horses care.  People can go to the website www.ctdraftrescue.com to fill out an application to volunteer.  They…

Volunteer Opportunity: Cardboard City Sleep Out

From Celia Caffery, an AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow with Opening Doors-Greater Hartford: “There wil be an awareness raising and advocacy training event that might be of interest to Wesleyan students interested in human rights and homelessness. Journey Home (a nonprofit working to end homelessness in the Greater Hartford region) is putting on a Cardboard City Sleep…