Call To Action

What is Call to Action?

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

Fall 2021 opportunities are updated frequently. In-person and virtual options offered.

 

Community Events and Speakers

Community Engagement Opportunities

United Way – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) – Volunteer Registration

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - Volunteer Opportunity

Welcome to VITA 2022! Volunteer registration is now available. The Village for Families and Children, in partnership with United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, and volunteers connect working families with opportunities through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance campaign. Together, we help lower-to-moderate wage-earning individuals and families, with annual incomes up to $56,000, get ahead financially, pay down debt and work toward saving for the future.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
• Commit to just one, four-hour-long shift per week from Mid-January through mid-April 2022 (in-person sites located throughout Greater Hartford, Windham, or virtual opportunities)
• Have a willingness to help people in the community
• No prior experience required
• Spanish-speaking/bi-lingual volunteers needed

WHAT WILL I DO AT MY TAX SITE AS A VOLUNTEER?
• Prepare and electronically file income tax returns
• Greet filers or manage appointment schedules
• Help filers learn about ways to save and stretch their refunds
• Act as a translator for volunteers and filers
• Work with one household per hour on average

For more information visit the website here and click "NEW volunteers".

Community Fridge Management/Cleaning

 Community Fridge Management/Cleaning -- Volunteer Opportunity

The Community Table Program manages community shelves and a community fridge in Whitewater Park, Willimantic, that is refilled with donations from the community and farms around the area. The shelves and fridge are available to anyone in the public who is in need of food, and can be accessed any time of the day self serve. We are looking for dedicated volunteers, preferably 2 or 3, to clean and maintain the fridge on a regular basis. Commitment would be about 1 hour a week, and would include wiping down the shelves and disposing of food that has gone bad and restocking with items from our pantry. The volunteer would also help coordinate our Plant-A-Row drop offs - letting Community Table Staff know if there has been a delivery of fresh vegetables that need to be recorded, weighed, and distributed. Please reach out with any questions! There are plenty of ways to volunteer for our program and hours are flexible.

For more information contact Melanie Desch at windhammesa@gmail.com or view the flyer

Summer Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Summer Virtual Volunteer Opportunity with ENGin

ENGin is looking for volunteers to serve as speaking buddies for Ukrainian students. This is a super-flexible and unique opportunity to make a difference without leaving your room. Plus, you'll get to know peers across the world!

Here's how it works: we will pair you up with a Ukrainian student to video chat each week at times that are convenient for you. We match students and volunteers based on age, gender preference, and schedules. All of our students have some knowledge of English and we will provide you with training and suggested session activities. Your speaking sessions can be 30-60 minutes long.

To join our team, please fill out this short form: Volunteer Application. Once we receive it, we will reach out to schedule a 15-minute video call to provide more details about volunteering with ENGin and answer any questions.

You can learn more about ENGin at www.enginprogram.org. If you have any questions before signing up, please contact us at info@enginprogram.org.

Internships and Job Opportunities

STEMTOPIA – Virtual Opportunity for Internship/Volunteer Hours

STEMTOPIA - Virtual Opportunity for Internship/Volunteer Hours

The Canadian Institute of Stem Innovation program educates students from preschool to high school. Stem Innovation specializes in an advanced, bar-none STEM-based educational curriculum that emphasizes the interconnected subject areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Stemtopia is a national STEM program open to all students with the mission to deliver top-notch STEM literacy and application. We are in search of several volunteers from all over U.S.A to help with this project. All though our headquarters is established in Canada this is a virtual remote opportunity for students or individuals to acquire internship hours or volunteer hours. Positions we are looking to fill with volunteers are :

  • VP of Academic Innovator
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Marking Coordinator
  • HR Generalist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Grant Writer
  • Fundraising
  • Director VP of Operations
  • Director of Partnerships
  • DEI Strategists
  • Admissions Coordinator

For more information please feel free to contact us at hrteam@stemcanada.ca to discuss this further or for me detailed job descriptions.


 

Bike & Build – Summer Opportunity

Bike and Build - Pedaling for Affordable Housing

Since 2003, Bike & Build has run cross-country and regional bike trips where participants learn about housing justice and volunteer for affordable housing organizations, all the while exploring the U.S. by bike. It’s truly a once in a lifetime experience to grow personally, professionally, and academically. 

We are currently enrolling for Summer 2022 bike trips and thought your students might be interested in learning more! Here’s a snapshot of the Bike & Build experience:

  • Build leadership and advocacy skills through 15-20 volunteer days 
  • Become a champion for affordable housing through a 6-week pre-ride curriculum 
  • Expand your network by joining the 3,800+ mission-driven alumni base
  • Bike across the country or regionally and explore the natural wonders of the U.S. (no bike experience necessary - seriously!)

*Bike & Build requires all riders and leaders to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 within two weeks of their ride start date.

Vernon Regional Adult Based Education – Part-Time ESL Teacher Needed at E.O. Smith

Vernon Regional Adult Based Education - Part-Time ESL Teacher Needed at E.O. Smith

The goal of the teacher is to provide appropriate instruction for all assigned students within district guidelines and written curriculum.

Knowledge:
1. Demonstrates facility in the skills of reading, writing, and mathematics
2. Demonstrates knowledge and application of subject matter in area of
specialization
3. Demonstrates a knowledge of the American public school system including
Adult Education
4. Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and development

Planning:
1. Plans instruction to achieve objectives
2. Develops and monitors objectives and procedures to meet learners‘ needs
3. Develops weekly lesson plans

Instruction:
1. Implements instructional materials, activities, and techniques to meet
objectives
2. Varies instructional materials, activities, and techniques as appropriate
3. Meets the needs of all students

Classroom Management:
1. Organizes time, space, materials, and equipment for effective instruction
2. Develops and/or implements appropriate behavior management strategies

Job Description: ESL postion at EO Smith

ARC of Eastern CT – Community Facilitator Needed

ARC of Eastern CT - Community Facilitator Needed

The Community Facilitator provides programmatic assistance to participants to promote valued roles in the community and to enrich the participants’ quality of life through community-based recreational and leisure activities. The Community Facilitator will adhere to the policies established by The Arc Eastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors.

Job Description: Community Facilitator

Pathways Exploration Internship Program – Summer Opportunity

Pathways Exploration Internship Program - Summer Opportunity

The Pathways Exploration Internship (PEI) is a 12-week career training program during the summer that provides paid exploratory opportunities and exposure for historically excluded groups within the museum field. We define historically excluded groups as people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, LGBTQIA+, those who have been involved in the criminal justice system for nonviolent offenses and fostered youth. The intention of this program is not to provide a career pathway specifically within the Denver Art Museum, rather it is to support and understand the different career pathways within a museum while developing skills necessary to pursue a career in the arts and cultural field.

What are the goals and desired outcomes of the PEI Program?

The goals of the program are to:

  • Expose people from historically excluded groups to the museum/arts and culture industry.
  • Provide knowledge of museum career opportunities.
  • Provide professional development and training to interns.

The desired outcomes of this program are:

  • Equip early career professionals with portable skills and abilities to work in the museum/arts and culture field.
  • Build a pipeline of museum trained professionals.
  • Develop long term communication methods to track interns in future career placements.

Compensation and Benefits Available for the PEI Program:

This internship requires a 40 hour per week commitment, May 18—August 5. 

Wage: $16.50 per hour. Selected interns will also receive:

  • Free museum membership during the length of the internship
  • 20% discount at the Museum Shop
  • Discount at MAD Greens, BurgerFi, Leven Deli, and other nearby restaurants
  • Invitations to select museum openings and events

Interested Applicants can apply at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=6F0CCA38B9135DC3CC20883865902788&jpt=

UConn College Advising Corps – College Adviser Positions Available

UConn College Advising Corps - College Adviser Positions Available

University of Connecticut College Advising Corps (UConnCAC) is an affiliate of College Advising Corps, a
national non-profit organization that works to increase the rates of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students. In partnership with AmeriCorps,
UConnCAC seeks to hire recent college graduates to serve as college advisers in high-need high schools.

As members of a national movement, UConn College Advising Corps college advisers will help students in
underserved communities realize their dreams of attending college. College advisers will report to CAC Director
and to an on-site liaison in their respective high school placement sites. Advisers will be expected to tailor programs
and activities to support the achievement of school-based targets related to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to
increase college enrollment and persistence for students. Advisers will undergo a mandatory month-long training
in advance of their appointment from expert professionals on topics of college access, admissions, financial aid and
scholarships, test preparation, and working with diverse populations.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dr. Susana Ulloa: susana.ulloa@uconn.edu.

Applications will be reviewed on-going until positions are filled. Please visit https://servect.org/americorps/ to learn more about the College Advising Corps.

Job Description: UConn CAC Adviser Positions 2022-2023

FoodCorps Service Member

Teach, Grow, and Learn with FoodCorps

The application is now open to serve with FoodCorps for the 2022-2023 school year. As a FoodCorps AmeriCorps service member, you’ll spend a year teaching kids about healthy food. Whether you teach virtually or in person, you’ll earn a stipend, a year’s worth of training and professional development resources, and a network of passionate food educators. This is a great opportunity for folks who are committed to food justice, inspired by strong local communities, and creative in the face of a challenge- like serving during a pandemic. FoodCorps is accepting applications until all service member positions are filled, but we recommend applying early. Learn more and apply at www.foodcorps.org/apply, and please see the attached documents for additional information. 

Feel free to reach out to Abby DuBois at abby.dubois@foodcorps.org with any questions or for more information about FoodCorps!

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EASTCONN – Summer Work Opportunity

EASTCONN - Summer Work Opportunity

The Connecticut Youth Employment and Training Program offers more than a summer job. It’s an annual employment opportunity, where youth are trained in the skills that employers are seeking, including skills for health careers, worker safety, clerical, landscaping, human services, food preparation, and more. Offered through the Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, in partnership with EASTCONN, Norwich Human Services and New London Youth Affairs, the Connecticut Youth Employment program is for eligible youth, ages 14 to 24, who reside in eastern Connecticut. Participants are paid minimum wage to work approximately 80-100 hours during July and August, and some internships continue longer. Internships may be in person or remote, and include trainings in pre-employability skills, such as resume writing, goal setting, career interests and lifestyle budgeting, as well as getting connected with their local community.  The purpose of the program is to help youth obtain the skills needed for their career pathway.

Contact: Hector J. Sanchez, hsanchez@cityofnorwich.org

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Camp Promise – Summer Camp Counselor Opportunity

Camp Promise - Summer Camp Counselor Opportunity

Camp Promise is actively seeking energetic, highly motivated, and responsible individuals to serve as camp counselors in Washington, Colorado & Pennsylvania this summer! Counselors are individuals interested in serving our population of campers with muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular diseases. Volunteers who serve as counselors typically possess patience and creativity, and have an upbeat disposition. The mission of Camp Promise is to provide a barrier-free, weeklong overnight camp for kids, teens, and adults with muscular dystrophy or select neuromuscular diseases—regardless of age, capability, or ability to pay. Our camper-focused programming builds independence, confidence, and life skills through traditional camp activities and by bringing campers new experiences through adaptation, technology, creativity, and special guests.

Additional volunteer positions are listed below. To see the full job descriptions, visit our website at: https://www.camppromise.org/summer-positions

Available volunteer positions:

  • Camp Counselor
  • Unit Leader (experience required)
  • Medical Staff (license required)
  • Logistics/Program Staff
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Photographers

UConn ConnCAP Program – Tutor/Counselors Opportunities

UConn ConnCAP Program - Tutor/Counselors Opportunities

The UConn College Awareness and Preparation Program (ConnCAP) is a college preparation program that provides high school students from target high schools throughout Connecticut with the opportunity to participate in a four-week intensive in-person summer academic program at UConn’s campuses in Stamford, Avery Point, and Waterbury. Students will take courses, participate in extracurricular activities, and develop skills to help them succeed in high school and beyond.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Academic competence in at least one academic area such as English, mathematics, science, and
  • social students.
  • Experience working with teenagers, community organizations, and/or academic programs.
  • Demonstrates maturity, good judgment, patience, and commitment to providing educational opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience working with adolescents from multicultural backgrounds.

Summer Position with Husky Programs

Summer Position with Husky Programs

Husky Programs (formerly Husky Nutrition and Husky Sport) is currently recruiting UConn graduate and undergraduate students for summer positions. Excited to bring together cool and talented people to work together with our staff alongside youth, adults, and community partners across the state in support of nutrition and physical activity education. 

 

Summer Position Description can be found here.

 

See position on UConn JobX to apply.

Class III - Student Youth Outreach & Education Specialist - 3560ST

ID # on JobX: 12695

For questions, reach out to Justin Evanovich at justin.evanovich@uconn.edu.

Serve with GU through AmeriCorps VISTA

Serve with GU through AmeriCorps VISTA

The Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service (Nashman Center) at the George Washington University in Washington, DC is recruiting recent college graduates, graduate students, and professionals to join our AmeriCorps VISTA cohort starting in July 2022. Our VISTA members receive a living allowance while serving full time for 1 year at a designated DC Public School, with DCPS Central Office, or at the Nashman Center.  

The GWServes VISTA program leverages partnerships to support youth and families in economically disadvantaged areas of Washington, DC. We are seeking individuals who are excited about learning and helping build more equitable communities.  

A list of open positions may be found in the attached recruitment flyer. We invite you to share with your network and student community.

  

The deadline to apply is June 10 with an anticipated start date of July 18.  To learn more about the GWServes VISTA program, visit go.gwu.edu/vista. For questions, please contact us at gwserves@gwu.edu.

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Scholarships and Grants

True Eye Experts – Scholarship Opportunity

True Eye Experts - Now Accepting Applications

Here at True Eye Experts, we are constantly looking for ways to give back. That’s why we created our first-ever college scholarship to support the future generation of leaders and visionaries.

Eligibility

  • Students are encouraged to apply, regardless of major, academic standing (GPA) or socioeconomic status.
  • Open to any college or university in the United States.
  • There is no gender or demographic requirement for this scholarship.
  • Eligible applicants must be U.S. residents currently registered at a U.S.-based college or university for the Fall of 2022.
For more information and application please visit: https://trueeye.com/scholarship-program/ 

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Previous Events/Opportunities

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