Volunteer Programs

POSITION TITLE: Teacher's 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.  Teacher's Assistants will work with children in grades K-8 within the Bridgeport School District.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
  • Working one-on-one with a child who needs extra help
  • Assisting classroom teachers in lesson implementation
  • Accomplishing administrative duties as needed (photocopying, filing, etc.)
EXPECTED HOURS:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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.

 

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 Bridgeport schools, Habitat for Humanity, Lighthouse Programs, etc.
EXPECTED HOURS:
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  (Some Saturdays may be available)
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.

 

POSITION TITLE: Afterschool 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.  Afterschool Program Assistants will work with children in grades K-8 within the Bridgeport School District, as a part of the Lighthouse Afterschool Program.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
  • Assist in the implementation of daily enrichment activities (i.e. dance, fitness, cooking, music, etc.)
  • Tutoring students in need of academic assistance during assigned homework time
  • Accomplishing administrative duties as needed (photocopying, filing, etc.)
EXPECTED HOURS:
Monday through Friday 2:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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.

 

Position Title: Van Driver
Department: Volunteer Programs and Service Learning
Division: Mission and Catholic Identity
Reports To: Larry Carroll

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 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: Monday through Friday 8:00am-7pm.

Contact Information:

Larry Carroll
Volunteer Programs and Service Learning
Main Academic Building SU100
Tel: 203-365-4710
carrolll@sacredheart.edu

 

Position Title: Front Desk Assistant
Department: Volunteer Programs
Division: Mission and Catholic Identity
Reports To: Megan Houlihan-Aceto

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 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information:

Megan Houlihan-Aceto
Volunteer Programs
Main Academic Building SU100
Tel: 203-365-4710
houlihanm@sacredheart.edu