Office of Community Service

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…

Giving, Thanks.

In the past couple of weeks, OCS has taken the spirit of Thanksgiving and infused it into campus culture. Here is a little look at some of the projects our staff and students have  helped to organize in this time: 1. Filling Thanksgiving baskets for Amazing Grace at Fellowship Church of Middletown. A big shout…

2012 United Way Day of Caring

Yesterday was our rain date for the United Way Day of Caring, an event that gives citizens the chance to work together on community projects throughout the country. For our projects we drove to Farm Hill Elementary and split into two groups: one to work inside with the kindergartners, and one to paint a map…