Community Outreach’s health services programs work with a wide range of clients to support local health care organizations. Students can work in a variety of settings including local hospitals, health clinics and simulations labs.View all Health Services programs>>
Community Outreach’s social services programs work with a wide range of clients to address various concerns including homelessness, physical or mental disabilities, and food insecurity. Students can work in a variety of settings tackling challenges and building genuine relationships with clients. View all Social 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>>
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Offers adults with disabilities an opportunity to engage in social and recreational activities with non-disabled peers.
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.
Days/Times: Monday – Friday mornings
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
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
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.
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.
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
Second Chance Educational Alliance
UConn students will be working with the educational unit, at Cybulski Correctional Facility is a 2 year reintegration center ,within the facility to educate admitted students on science, business, math, writing and reading comprehension to help them prepare for the GED test as well as other academic goals students may have. Students will facilitate the classroom lessons and create activities for tutoring and instructing a course.
Days/Times: Friday Evening 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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.
Site locations include: R.J. Kinsella Magnet School, Southeast Elementary School, North Windham Elementary School, Windham Center School, Willington Center Elementary School, and various preschool sites.
Days/Times: Multiple Shifts Available Monday – Friday
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.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Develop English language skills with non-native English speaking adults and elementary school students.
Site locations include: E.O. Smith High School, Goodwin Elementary School, Vinton Elementary School, Southeast Elementary School, Mansfield Public Library, Rockville Family Learning Center, and Rockville High School.
Days/Times: Tuesdays/ Thursdays 10:30 am – 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Big Brothers Big Sisters
One-on-one mentoring with basic homework help and recreational activities for grades K – 8th.
Site locations include: Natchaug Elementary School, North Windham Elementary School, Windham Center School, Sweeney Elementary School, Charles H. Barrows STEM Academy and Putnam Elementary School.
Days/Times: Days and times vary based on location.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mansfield Youth Service COPE
Teach elementary school children valuable coping skills.
Dates/Times: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Nathan Hale Homework Club
One-on-one tutoring with teens, grades 6th – 8th.
Dates/Times: Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Windham High School Tutoring
Tutor Windham High School students.
Dates/Times: Monday – Friday, two-hour blocks between 7:30 am – 2:30 pm