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MLK Day of Service - January 21st
Join Community Outreach in celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr during this MLK Day of Service! This day of service is a great opportunity to bring people together and strengthen our sense of community, while also reflecting on the relevance of King's work today. The day will include on campus and off campus service opportunities, where participants have the opportunity to build literacy kits for children, volunteer at local food shelters, and reflect on the significance of this day! Lunch will be provided. Please register here.
Apply to be a Husky WOW Leader by February 15th
We’re looking for students who are passionate about UConn, and will be great role models for incoming students. We want all of our first-year students to feel connected to campus and learn about all of the great stuff we’ve got going on here! WOW Leaders are responsible for helping first-year students acclimate to campus, share their Husky Spirit, build a network of peers, and have FUN! Click here for more information and to apply.
Community Events and Speakers
Community Engagement Opportunities
GOTRGH creatively integrates running into character development lessons that inspire girls to love who they are, have healthy relationships, and make a difference in their community.
Join one of our 25 Hartford/New Haven County teams this Spring from late February to early May. All we ask is 90 minutes of your day in the afternoon hours once or twice a week to build a lifetime of healthy habits for girls.
George Hersey Robertson in Coventry, CT meets T/Th from 3:30-5:00pm and needs 3 volunteers!
Find out more at www.gotrgreaterhartford.org/coach and join in the fun!
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 860-808-4821
Mentor Middle School Students in STEM
Volunteer Opportunities at Children in Placement
CARES-- Commit, Achieve, Respect, Empower and Sponsor is a new program proposed by CIP to address gaps in the system that can be easily removed and reinforced with proper support. This is a low cost, volunteer driven program that addresses what’s most important- the children and their families. This program will encourage interagency coordination and working cooperatively to better serve both youth and families navigate what is often a confusing and trying court system. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please visit: https://www.childreninplacement.org/volunteer/
Volunteer Mapping Trails for Joshua's Trust and UConn Geography Department
Joshua's Trust is partnering with the UConn Geography Department to have trail mapping and maintenance done on many properties in the UConn area. If you are interested in running or walking trails with a camera to map the trails, please contact Andy Ballantine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours can be flexible to meet your availability.
Connecting through Literacy: Incarcerated Parents, their Children and Caregivers (CLICC) - Seeking Volunteers
We use reading books and mentoring to increase communications and strengthen bonds between children and their parents in prison. And we need your help! CLICC continues to expand across Connecticut and has a few families enrolled from the greater Storrs/northeastern Connecticut area. We currently are working with parents in 6 Connecticut state prisons.
* We need to recruit volunteers to be trained as CLICC mentors to meet individually with these children, once a week for a period of one year.
* We also are looking for volunteers to be trained as CLICC mentors to meet in prisons once a week with the parents. These might be one to one meetings or with a group of parents.
If you are interested, please email Joy Haenlein at email@example.com
Internships and Scholarships
UConn IDEA Grant Information Sessions
The UConn IDEA Grant program awards funding of up to $4000 per student to support self-designed projects including:
• Artistic & creative endeavors
• Community service initiatives
• Entrepreneurial ventures & prototype development
• Research projects
• Innovative, student-driven projects
Undergraduates in all majors at all UConn campuses can apply. Applications accepted from individuals and small groups working collaboratively on a project.
Attend one of the upcoming information sessions to learn more about the program.
• Thurs., 1/24, 4:00pm, McHugh 108
• Thurs., 2/7, 4:00pm, McHugh 108
• Fri., 2/8, 12:30pm, Rowe 132
2019-20 Academic Year: Mon., 3/11/19
More Information on the UConn IDEA Grant program can be found at http://ugradresearch.uconn.edu/IDEA.
Can’t attend an information session? Schedule an advising appointment with program coordinator Melissa Berkey (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about the IDEA Grant and to discuss your project ideas.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Development & Communications Intern
The development and communications intern will support the Walk MS development team in achieving overall recruitment and sponsorship goals. This role will assist with a wide range of projects as well as gain hands on experience during event preparation, set-up day-of, and break down. To find the application and job description, click here.
Operations Contractor/Consultant - Katal
Katal is seeking a contractor/consultant to assist with operational support. Katal is a community organization working to build leadership and organizing capacity, and end mass incarceration and the war on drugs. Details about Katal can be found on our website: www.katalcenter.org.
Katal is seeking a consultant to work with us on operations related activites.
- PURPOSE: For operations support -- specifically assisting with administrative, finance, legal, compliance, and HR related tasks
- TIME - 10 - 15 hours a week, sometimes more, sometimes less
- FEES: - $30/hr (open to negotiating with folks who have veteran experience + exceptional history)
- DURATION OF CONTRACT: 60 - 90 days
- TIMELINE TO APPLY: We are looking to bring a consultant on immediately.
- LOCATION: Most work can be done remotely, but must be able to be in our Brooklyn office once every two weeks.
TO APPLY: Please send a one-page note about your experience email@example.com, with "Operations Consultant" in the subject heading. We are reviewing proposals immediately.