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Community Events and Speakers

Community Engagement Opportunities

Youth Triathlon

March 28, 2020 at 7:45 am

Youth Triathlon timers and check-in assistants needed. Check in begins at 8 am. Volunteers arrive at 7:45 am for instruction. Event should finish by 10:30 am. Ages of participating kids will be 8-14 years old. Swim, bike, run event all held indoors at Mansfield Community Center.

Please contact Jessica Tracy at tracyja@mansfieldct.org  for more information regarding this event!


ServeUp Alternative Spring Break 

March 14, 2020- March 21, 2020

The vision of ServeUp alternative spring break is to rebuild lives through rebuilding houses of communities devastated by natural disasters. This year we will be serving Panama City, Florida after the 2018 hurricane. Our main focuses are on service, community, and conversations around faith and justice.

Reach out to Trinity Brandt at Trinity.Brandt@uconn.edu for more information.


UConn Basketball Game- Concession Stand Volunteer

At each UConn MBB and WBB home game, we need 6-8 people to:

Tasks: selling mostly precooked food-pretzels, popcorn and nachos, and selling it or for the customer.
Hours: The game, setup and clean up last about 4.5-5 hours. Volunteers need to arrive 1 hour before gates open. Concession stand opens 1.5 hours before the game starts to warm food. Volunteers need to be 16+ to work but cashiers need to be 18+.
Uniform: Black jeans/pants, a group shirt will be provided at event or you can wear UCONN shirt and must bring a hat.
Parking: There is a free parking lot by the Ice hockey rink on Jim Calhoun way where volunteers can park and walk up to Gampel or they can pay to park at the South Garage approximately $10

Upcoming: 3/4/20
Please bring a hat (we will give you a UR Community Cares pin to put on it), group shirts will be provided, wear black pants and sneakers.

*We need Volunteers for all games, please email info@urcommunitycares.com or michellepuzzo@urcommunitycares.com to sign up for any game.

Volunteers can sign up for games between now and March 4th, 2020. Check the schedule below to choose which game you would like to volunteer for.

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Volunteer to help Elderly in the Town you Live 

UR Community Cares, Inc. was established in 2019 to introduce an inter-generational platform that connects local volunteers with age-qualified adults (age 70+, or age 18+ for those with a physical disability) who need assistance at home. As the population of older adults grows dramatically, we provide tangible support for “aging in place” and maintaining social connections for improved health outcomes. Each town we serve has its own dedicated base of volunteers who are assigned to residents in that town, fostering additional opportunities to build neighborly communities.

Sign ups will be processed between now (November) until May 31, 2020.

Contact michellepuzzo@urcommunitycares.com to sign up!

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Internships and Scholarships

Job Opportunities

*New* Cloverleigh Farm is hiring for their 2020 Farm Crew! 

Located in southern Mansfield, close to Willimantic, Cloverleigh Farm is a certified organic farm specializing in vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Produce is sold primarily through a highly successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and to a few wholesale accounts. Farm crew members are expected to have a great work ethic, be willing and excited about working outdoors in all kinds of conditions and interested in learning more about the local food movement. Experience is certainly helpful but not required. Ability to labor for long and hard hours is definitely required! For more information paid positions and non-paid intern positions please visit our web at www.cloverleighfarm.com

Additionally, please send an email and resume to cloverleighfarm@gmail.com if you are interested in working with us this summer!


*New* GROW Windham Part- time Youth Program Coordinator- Apply by: May 23, 2020

GROW Windham, a program of the Windham Regional Community Council, Inc., is seeking a warm and
passionate youth and community/food system advocate to coordinate the Windham Youth CORE, GROW
Windham’s high-school youth leadership and social justice advocacy program.

Job Responsibilities:
• Co-facilitating with youth and adult staff to plan and implement WYC gatherings for the Academic Year
and Summer, including workdays, community outreach activities, retreats, and internships;
• Coordinating WYC “Cooperative Food Enterprises”, including integrating enterprises into WYC
workdays; supporting youth staff to set goals and maintain budget and records; and cultivating
community partnerships to ensure their success;
• Development and documentation of program workshops and activities;
• Recruiting Youth CORE members for the Academic Year and Summer Programs;
• Maintaining communication with youth and families;
• Building and maintaining community partnerships, such as with the Windham Community Food
Network, and local schools and universities;
• Facilitating youth to participate in regional networks of food justice and youth leadership programs, as
well as regional food justice and youth development conferences;
• Program administration and record-keeping, including payroll, curriculum documentation, program
evaluation, and compliance with grant, partner, and food enterprise requirements;
• Participation in regular staff meetings and staff development activities.

Skills and knowledge: 

Experience working with youth in formal and/or informal educational settings
• Experience building relationships in diverse communities
• Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written
• Experience facilitating groups, including promoting cooperation, team-building, problem-solving, and
shared leadership
• Experience/eagerness to learn about growing, preparing, and promoting healthy food
• Experience/eagerness to learn about social justice advocacy work/community organizing
• Experience/eagerness to learn about planning and managing projects
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Drive Applications, and social media
• Highly-desired experience includes:
• Bilingual (Spanish and English) and
• Knowledge of and connections to the Windham community

Salary: $18-$21/ hour 

Legal Requirements:

  • Must be 21 or older and eligible to work in the U.S.
  • High school diploma or GED

Send cover letter and resume to GROW Windham Director Sally Milius at sally.milius@growwindham.org

Check out a more detailed posting here: WYC.COORDINATOR.2020 Grow Windham Flyer


Community Based Program Facilitator (Part- time)

The Program Facilitator is accountable for implementing community based programming to girls in grades K – 12.  She/he will deliver community based programming in Hartford, Manchester, New Britain, Waterbury, New Haven, Bridgeport, Danbury, Norwalk or New London as requested to ensure that Girl Scout program opportunities are provided to under served communities. S/he is responsible for providing quality Girl Scout program experiences according to established guidelines. We are open to working with students who are approved for work study or who are working on completing other programs as long as they align with our girl scout program objectives. This position starts around October, ranges from 3-20 hours a week, afternoon availability required.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Completes GS101 Training modules online and clearly understands the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience
  • Delivers community based program to girls in under served communities to meet the council’s Plan of Achievement goals, objectives and initiatives, including membership goals.
  • Maintains new and established collaborative relationships with community organizations, schools, agencies and businesses in order to support and enhance community based program opportunities.
  • Works cooperatively with program partners, volunteers, and council staff.
  • Maintains accurate records pertaining to attendance, incidents, surveys, and other data as required.
  • Promotes additional council Girl Scout opportunities beyond community based program.
  • Implements product sales program in community based programming.
  • As necessary, assists Community Based Program Specialists in preparing and packaging program materials to deliver community based program curriculum
  • Embraces and enhances a culture that values diversity and reflects the council’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Supports and promotes all aspects of Girl Scouting, by serving as a spokesperson for the movement and a voice on girl issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND/OR WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma preferred or equivalent experience.
  • Bilingual preferred (English plus one other; Spanish a plus)
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Ability to work independently and in a group setting as needed.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, and girls.
  • Ability to work well with internal and external customers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, current girl issues and GSUSA programming.
  • College students in the following fields: Sociology, Psychology, Social work, Education or other related field

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Become a registered member and maintain membership in GSUSA.
  • Represent GSOFCT in professional Girl Scout attire.
  • Regional travel required from assigned service center to program sites.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license.
  • Reliable transportation with proof of liability coverage of personal vehicle.
  • Physical ability to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects up to 25 lbs.
  • Sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to maneuver around an event setting, including set up, facilitation and cleanup.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work in community settings such as schools and community centers. Occasional work in an office environment.

For further information, please contact Elizabeth Carey at 203-239-2922 x3321 or by email at ECarey@gsofct.org