Volunteer Programs

POSITION TITLE: Youth Program Assistant
DIVISION: Mission and Catholic Identity
DEPARTMENT: Volunteer Programs
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
This position is perfect for students pursuing a career in education, or anyone interested in community service and working with children. Youth Program Assistants will work with children in grades K-8 within the Bridgeport Schools. afterschool programs, tutoring programs, or enrichment programs.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
  • Working one-on-one with a child who needs extra help
  • Assisting classroom teachers or program staff
  • Accomplishing administrative duties as needed (photocopying, filing, etc.)
EXPECTED HOURS:
Various opportunities during school hours (M-F 8AM - 3:30PM) and afterschool hours (3PM - 7PM).
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Must enjoy working with children and be willing to work in an urban setting.
Consistency is required.

TO APPLY:                                                                                                          
Visit the Volunteer Programs Office to set up an appointment.                  
Location: Academic Building SU100, Phone: 203-365-4710

 

POSITION TITLE: Nonprofit Assistant
DIVISION: Mission and Catholic Identity
DEPARTMENT: Volunteer Programs
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
This position is perfect for any student with an interest in community service. Nonprofit Assistants will work within a nonprofit organization within the greater Bridgeport community to fulfill the needs of the organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
  • Perform administrative duties (newsletter publications, mailings, photocopying, filing)
  • Assisting customers and clients as needed
  • Locations can include schools, social service agencies, or other nonprofit organizations
EXPECTED HOURS:
Monday through Friday 9AM - 5PM
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be willing to work in an urban setting
  • Candidates should be enthusiastic
  • Consistency is required

TO APPLY:                                                                                                           
Visit the Volunteer Programs Office to set up an appointment.                  
Location: Academic Building SU100, Phone: 203-365-4710

 

Position Title: Van Driver
Department: Volunteer Programs and Service Learning
Division: Mission and Catholic Identity

Position Description:                                                                                             This position is ideal for students with clean driving records and an interest in community service. Students in this position will drive service-based work-study students and other volunteers to their sites using the Volunteer Programs' mini-vans and play a vital role in the operations of service learning programs. 

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Driving students safely to and from their work-study locations
  • Be able to follow office protocol on van expectations
  • Delivering donations to local nonprofits
  • Cleaning and maintaining vans on a regular basis
Expected Hours:
Various shifts available, Monday through Friday 8AM - 7PM, Saturday 8AM - 1PM

TO APPLY:                                                                                                           
Visit the Volunteer Programs Office to set up an appointment.                  
Location: Academic Building SU100, Phone: 203-365-4710

 

Position Title: Front Desk Assistant
Department: Volunteer Programs
Division: Mission and Catholic Identity

Position Description:

  • Answer phones, take messages, and keep common area presentable
  • Be able to communicate effectively on the phone and in person with students, parents, office staff, and university staff/faculty
  • High level of confidentiality is expected
  • Assist with community based programming as needed
  • Never leave the desk unattended and stay at the desk until relieved of duties by a supervisor
  • Some driving duties to community based sites (upon passing university driving test)
  • Business casual attire is expected
Expected Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

TO APPLY:                                                                                                           
Visit the Volunteer Programs Office to set up an appointment.                  
Location: Academic Building SU100, Phone: 203-365-4710

 

Position Title: International Student Buddy
Department: Volunteer Programs
Division: Mission and Catholic Identity

Position Description:

Undergraduate students will meet with an English Language Learner (ELL) weekly for conversation (half hour sessions; 1 - 1 ratio).  The goal is to help ELL's adapt to their new community by promoting language and life skills.  The schedule is flexible.

  • Complete half hour training
  • Meet weekly with student for a half hour at a mutually agreed upon time and place for conversation (support provided by the English Language Institute).
  • Candidates should be enthusiastic
  • Consistency is required
Expected Hours:
Flexible schedule depending on student availability.

TO APPLY:
Visit the Volunteer Programs Office to set up an appointment.
Location: Academic Building SU100, Phone: 203-365-4710