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Call To Action

Call to Action (CTA) is the UConn Office of Community Outreach’s e-bulletin developed to publicize campus and community based events and opportunities. If you are interested in publicizing a related opportunity, please complete our online form.

Featured Opportunities

Jumpstart Positions- Now Recruiting!

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students to work with children in preschool classrooms. Inspire young children to learn, serve in a local community, collaborate with others in a team, and build professional skills all while having fun! Join our Corps of 80 students on the UConn Storrs campus!All members will receive training prior to classroom service and receive an education award of $1,212 upon completion of 300 hours of service. Transportation to and from preschool centers is provided.
Help us close the achievement gap by equipping our preschoolers with the language and literacy skills they will need for success in kindergarten and beyond. Join us to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

For more information, visit our website at http://communityoutreach.uconn.edu/jumpstart/.
To apply, visit https://application.jstart.org/!

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to verbally communicate with peers, Jumpstart staff, children and classroom teachers
  • Ability to commit to 300 hours of service over the course of the academic year (September – May)
  • Time management skills (approximately 10-12 hours of service per week)
  • Ability to demonstrate effective reading and writing skills
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others
  • Willingness to undergo a criminal history check
  • Recent tuberculosis (TB) test required for classroom service

Application submitted online at https://application.jstart.org/.

Beyond the Field: Social Issues in Sports Lecture Series – September 14th at 4pm

Come learn from Eli Wolff, Co-Director of the Power of Sport Lab, a platform to fuel and magnify innovation, inclusion, and social change through sport. We will discuss athletes' rights in sports, values, sports for social change, and disability in sport. Eli was a member of the US Paralympic Soccer Team in 1996 and 2004 Paralympic Games. the event will take place in Gentry 144. 

Constitution Day Events

UConn is offering a variety of events to commemorate Constitution Day. Catch the screening of "Loving" on Sept. 18th at the Student Union theater and the other Constitution Day events occurring on Sept. 17th.  

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Check out the variety of Hispanic Heritage Month events here. 

Protecting Rights at the End of the Line: Stakeholder Engagement in Light Manufacturing Conference – Oct 5th and 6th

This conference explores the opportunities and challenges for meaningful stakeholder engagement in light manufacturing. Scholars, advocates, and professionals will take part in a comprehensive discussion of specific tools and strategies, and examine concrete examples of empowered community engagement. Attendance is free, registration is required. You can register here.

Who is a Muslim? Lecture – October 27, 4pm to 5:30pm

Situated within a U.S. imaginary marked by increased Islamophobia and xenophobia, this lecture considers the ongoing relevance of artist-activist Kazi Nazrul Islam. Known for his life-long dedication to social justice in the face of oppression, Nazrul opposed bigotry in all its forms. Find more information here.

Community Engagement Opportunities

YMCA Glastonbury Preschool

Glastonbury Preschool YMCA is looking for college students to work with their preschoolers. Those interested should contact Cheryl Wheeler at cheryl.wheeler@ghymca.org

Tech Time Support – Every Monday (Sept. 11 thru Jan. 1, 2018) 8:30am to 11:30am

Tech Time Support is an informal drop-in time when Seniors bring in their phones, tablets, and various devices along with their questions. The community partner is looking for at least one consistent volunteer who would like to assist this population with helpful technology information.Contact Cara Webb at WebbCJ@masfieldct.org for more information.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp – September 16, shifts occurring between 7am and 4pm

Support Camp Challenge Ride and Grit 'N Wit Adventure Race Funraisers at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp! This event includes a bike ride and adventure course. Volunteers will assist with event operations and logistics. There are three different shift times, 7am-noon, 9am-2pm, 11am-4pm). Please register here.

Haddam Meadows Fall Invasive Plant Cleanup – September 23rd, 9am to 12pm

CT DEEP is seeking volunteers to assist with the removal of oriental bittersweet and other invasive species with Haddam Meadows, as well as pick up trash. Participants should meet at the boat lunch dressed for the weather. Partipants are also asked to bring weatherproof boots, garden loppers or saws, sunscreen, bug repellent, and water. Pets are not allowed. Contact Cherry Czuba at cherylczuba@comcast.net 

Special Olympics of Connecticut Sports Tournaments – October 22-23

Basketball: 10/21 8am to 5pm  Volleyball: 10/22 8am to 1pm.

Come support Special Olympics of Connecticut by volunteering with the volleyball and basketball tournaments. Interested volunteers can register for the basketball tournament  here or for the volleyball tournament here.

Run for the Arc 5K & 10K Run/Walk – October 7th

Come out to run or volunteer for this race which supports the Arc of Meriden-Wallingford, an organization that supports individuals with developmental disabilities throughout central and western Connecticut. Register to run the race here, or contact Myesha Anthony if you are interested in volunteering.

 

Internships and Scholarships

$500 OutdoorStack Scholarship

UConn students interested in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, skiing, or hunting are eligible to apply for this scholarship. More information on the details of this scholarship can be found here.

Job Opportunities