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Semester-Long Programs

 


Health & Human Services

Community Outreach’s health and human services programs work with a wide range of clients to address various concerns including homelessness, physical or mental disabilities, and personal injury or illness. Students can work in a variety of settings tackling challenges and building genuine relationships with clients. View all Health & Human Services programs>>

Language & Literacy

Understanding and utilizing written and verbal communication is crucial to navigating our society’s academic, economic, and social structures. Community Outreach’s literacy programs work with children, adolescents, and college students to improve their literacy levels and mastery of the English language. UConn Student volunteers and work-study students act as tutors and conversation partners in various programs on and off campus. View all Language & Literacy programs>>


Youth Development & Education – Children

UConn volunteer and work-study students act as mentors and tutors supporting children in their academic and personal development. Programs are located in public schools and community based organizations and run during and after school. View all Youth Development & Education – Children programs>>

Youth Development & Education – Adolescents

Community Outreach’s adolescent programs collaborate with organizations that engage youth in fun, learning centered initiatives that seek to further develop their self-awareness, academic aptitudes, and long-term career plans. UConn students serve as tutors and mentors in a variety of classroom and after school settings. View all Youth Development & Education – Adolescents programs>>


 Health and Human Services

Camp Horizons

Offers adults with disabilities an opportunity to engage in social and recreational activities with non-disabled peers.

Days/Times: Saturdays
Email: uconn.co.campconn@gmail.com


Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC)

CHSC works with Eastern AHEC (Area Health Education Center). CHSC volunteers provide multiple diverse local sites with health services education. We provide culturally compentent health education to local, medically under-served populations. Sites that CHSC work with include: The Covenant Soup Kitchen, John Ashton Towers Elderly Housing Complex, Lighthouse, Cameo Club and Migrant Worker Farm Sites.

Days/Times: Various shifts Monday – Friday and Friday Evenings
Email: uconn.co.chsc@gmail.com


SOS Food Recovery

In partnership with UConn Dining Services, Food Recovery works to collect surplus food from UConn Cafes and dining halls to be donated to Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic. In addition, volunteers help on Saturdays to prepare and serve food at the soup kitchen.

Days/Times: Monday – Friday mornings
Email: uconn.co.foodrecovery@gmail.com


Generations Connect-Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

Assist with recreational and social activities for elderly residents at the Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Days/Times: Monday and Tuesday, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Email: uconn.co.genconnect@gmail.com


Generations Connect-Mansfield Senior Center

Assist with recreational and social activities for elderly residents at the Mansfield Senior Center

Days/Times: Fridays 11:00 am-12:00pm
Email: uconn.co.genconnect@gmail.com


 Holy Family Shelter

Assist area homeless shelters with a variety of tasks including guest in-take, social activities, after school programming and basic shelter operations.

Days/Times: Monday – Sunday, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Email: uconn.co.holyfamily@gmail.com


 Johnson Memorial Hospital Volunteer Services

Provide patient and staff assistance in various hospital departments.

Days/Times: Days and times will vary based on hospital staff needs.

Email: uconn.co.jmh@gmail.com


Making More Health-by Ashoka and Boehringer Ingelheim

Making more health provides participants the opportunity to become active citizens by developing and implementing their own solutions to community health issues.

Days/Times: Must be available Tuesdays from 2:00-3:15 and the following weekends

  • 11/11-11/12 Boot-camp weekend
  • 3/3-3/4 Pitch weekend

Email: uconn.co.mmh@gmail.com


Manchester Area Conference of Churches (MACC)

Assist area homeless shelters with a variety of tasks including, preparation, soup kitchen activities, food pantry assistance and thrift store operations, as well as basic shelter operations.

Days/Times: Monday – Saturday shifts available
Email: uconn.co.macc@gmail.com

 


No Freeze Shelter

Assist area homeless shelters with a variety of tasks including guest in-take, social activities, and basic shelter operations.

Days/Times: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday from 7:15 pm -10:30 pm. 1 night/week per volunteer, with 2 volunteers during a given shift.
Email: uconn.co.nofreeze@gmail.com


Special Olympics-Assistant Coaching

Support Special Olympics athletes through attending their weekly athletic practices. Sports include basketball, track and field, and bowling.

Days/Times: Tuesday and Saturday’s various times available.

Email: uconn.co.soasstcoach@gmail.com


Standardized Participant Program

Volunteer responsibilities would include, training time and acting as either a patient, family member or healthcare professional during simulation labs for Junior and Senior Nursing students. No medical knowledge is necessary as we will train you to each specific scenario. Help us make a difference in health care! Please no nursing students.

Days/Times: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30-10:30, 10:30-12:30, 1:00-3:00 shifts available

Email: uconn.co.sim@gmail.com


Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM)

Provide basic needs to low-income families including clothing, home furnishings, food and more.

Days/Times: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Email: uconn.co.waim@gmail.com


Windham Hospital Volunteer Services

Provide patient and staff assistance in various hospital departments.

Days/Times: Days and times will vary based on hospital staff needs.
Email: uconn.co.windhosp@gmail.com


UConn Petey Greene

Tutor inmates in a local correctional facility in preparation for their GED. Efforts will focus heavily on mathematics. Students will also help create curriculum bridging GED material and the interests of the inmate student.

Days/Times: Wednesday and Friday Morning, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Email: uconn.co.correctional@gmail.com


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Language & Literacy

America Reads

One-on-one or small group tutoring in all academic subjects with an emphasis on literacy and math for grades pre-K through 8th in preschools and elementary schools in Mansfield, Willington, Windham and Hartford.

Days/Times: Multiple Shifts Available Monday – Friday
Email: uconn.co.americareads@gmail.com


Cross-Cultural Connections (CCC)

Meet informally with other UConn students for whom English is a second language. Engage in language and cultural exchange.

Days/Times: Times vary based on availability.
Email: uconn.co.ccconnections@gmail.com


English as a Second Language (ESL)

Develop English language skills with non-native English speaking adults and elementary school students.

Days/Times: Tuesdays/ Thursdays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Email: uconn.co.esl@gmail.com


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Youth Development & Education – Children

Big Brothers Big Sisters

One-on-one mentoring with basic homework help and recreational activities for grades K – 8th.

Days/Times: Days and times vary based on location.
Email: uconn.co.bbbs@gmail.com


Campus Big Buddies

Campus Big Buddies is a campus based enrichment program for elementary age children from the Windham Heights Housing Complex in Windham, CT.

Days/Times: Fridays from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Email: uconn.co.cbb@gmail.com


Natchaug After School Tutoring Program

Tutoring and enrichment programs for grades K – 5th.

Days/Times: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Email: uconn.co.natchaugtutor@gmail.com


Windham Heights After School Tutoring Program

One-on-one or small group homework help and mentoring for grades 1st – 6th.

Days/Times: Monday – Thursday from 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Email: uconn.co.windheights@gmail.com


4-H Vernon After School

After school program focused on enrichment activities for grades K – 5.

Days/Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, 2:20 pm – 5:10 pm
Email: uconn.co.4hvernon@gmail.com


West Avenue Afterschool

After school program focused on enrichment activities for grades K – 5.

Days/Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Email: uconn.co.westave@gmail.com


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Youth Development & Education – Adolescents

Horace Porter School Plus Program

Provide homework help for middle school children, grades 4th – 8th.

Dates/Times: Monday – Thursday, 2:50 pm – 5:00 pm
Email: uconn.co.hpplus@gmail.com


Mansfield Middle School Tutoring

One-on-one or small group assistance with class and homework, grades 5th – 8th.

Dates/Times: Monday – Thursday, 1st Shift: 11:20 am – 12:40 pm, 2nd Shift: 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Email: uconn.co.mms@gmail.com


Mansfield Youth Service Big Friends

Encourage social and academic enrichment through one-on-one and small group interactions.

Dates/Times: Tuesday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Email: uconn.co.bigfriends@gmail.com


Mansfield Youth Service COPE

Teach elementary school children valuable coping skills.

Dates/Times: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Email: uconn.co.cope@gmail.com


Nathan Hale Homework Club

One-on-one tutoring with teens, grades 6th – 8th.

Dates/Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Email: uconn.co.nhhc@gmail.com


Windham High School Tutoring

Tutor Windham High School students.

Dates/Times: Monday – Friday, two-hour blocks between 7:30 am – 2:30 pm
Email: uconn.co.whs@gmail.com


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