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.


Community Events and Speakers

Community Engagement Opportunities

Summer Hospice Volunteers Needed-Trinity Health

Looking for Students interested in or working towards a career in Healthcare! 

Hospice is a support program for people with a life-limiting illness. Hospice care provides comfort and support for the patient and their family on their journey. The focus is on maintaining the patient's quality of life while respecting their dignity and uniqueness. Hospice services are available seven days a week, 24 hours a day by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers

Being a hospice volunteer is a rewarding experience that allows you to make a difference in the lives of patients and their families during a difficult time. As a hospice volunteer, you can provide emotional support, companionship, and assistance with day-to-day tasks for patients and their loved ones. It's a chance to give back to your community and to make a positive impact in someone's life. By volunteering, you can also gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the end-of-life process. There is no specific time commitment. You can work around your schedule. No amount you share is too little or too much.

Use what you have learned in the classroom to help improve the quality of life for hospice patients. Utilize free time to be compassionate and genuine in order to reduce terminally ill patients’ loneliness and isolation. Please help us keep our patients happy and comfortable as they reach the end of their life due to a variety of health conditions including: cancer, Alzheimer’s, etc.


How can you benefit by being a volunteer?

  • Build your resume: Volunteer experience shows proof of motivation, commitment, initiative, dependability, and flexibility
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Increase meaning and purpose in your life
  • Receive a letter of recommendation
  • Experience significant opportunities for growth and development
  • Responsibilities of Companion volunteers:
  • Contribute to our patients' quality of life
  • Attend to Patients' Needs
  • Communicate with Nurses by keeping them Up to Date about each Patient visited
  • Maintain Patients' Confidentiality
  • Travel and Visit patients in their homes or nursing facilities
  • Read to them, give hand massage, assist in life review or memory building


  • We offer you:
  • FREE TB test and MMR Titer
  • Extremely flexible assignments (anytime you can give is greatly appreciated)
  • Convenient Orientation and FREE training and that fits your schedule
  • Receive Internship Credit (if applicable-unpaid)

    *Please contact Or Visit the Website for more information

For more information, contact: Volunteer Services at

Virtual Volunteering – Conversations to Remember

Conversations to Remember is a virtual visit program that matches 2-3 college students with residents of long-term care, assisted living, and memory care communities for virtual video visits. These residents have been suffering from isolation, and your students could really brighten their days just by speaking with them. Training is provided to the students in the program about the best ways to interact with the seniors, as well as additional support throughout their service. Since these visits are virtual, students can do it without any travel. This is both convenient, and allows more of the volunteers' time to be spent volunteering, rather than commuting to their volunteering location. We provide this program free of charge to seniors across the country, and have students from around the country as well. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to engage themselves within their community and make a difference.

Typically, students volunteer one hour per week. Each call lasts up to one hour, based on the senior's attention span and mood on each day. Students are expected to volunteer for at least 16 weeks, so that they can build a friendship with the senior. This does not need to coincide with the start of a semester, as there are new seniors starting all the time, and new volunteers trained weekly. The students are matched based on the times that they're available, with a senior who is available at the same time, and they will have a regular, weekly appointment for their visit. Students wishing for more visits or other opportunities that allow them to volunteer more hours can be accommodated with different ways to volunteer, such as assisting with our social media, call support, or outreach.

Please feel free to contact Branden Chen via email at with any questions that you have about the program, or to look through our website, at Students can register to volunteer by filling out a volunteer interest form on our website.

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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 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 If you have any questions before signing up, please contact us at

Internships and Job Opportunities

Job Opening – Executive Assistant/Program Manager

The Northwestern CT Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is looking for an executive assistant / program director. The application deadline is Monday, July 8.

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 to discuss this further or for me detailed job descriptions.


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.

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

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

1. Implements instructional materials, activities, and techniques to meet
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

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:

Applications will be reviewed on-going until positions are filled. Please visit 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, and please see the attached documents for additional information. 

Feel free to reach out to Abby DuBois at with any questions or for more information about FoodCorps!

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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:

Available volunteer positions:

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

Scholarships and Grants

Various Scholarship Opportunities

Please follow this link to a list of scholarship opportunities that have been shared with UConn:

Previous Events/Opportunities

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

If you would like to view previous postings on the Call to Action page, click here.