Three non-profit organizations in Middletown are looking for Wesleyan students to assist with their programs as work-study students through the Office of Community Service. These are excellent opportunities to get involved in the community and gain professional experience while also earning work-study funds. Visit the OCS site for more information on the application process.
Social Media / Administrative Assistant at St. Vincent de Paul Middletown:
St. Vincent DePaul Middletown’s programs include a Soup Kitchen, the Amazing Grace Food Pantry, supportive housing and financial assistance for rent, utilities and other emergency needs. This position will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and the Development Coordinator.
We are seeking a student to help us “tell our story.” We would like someone with good writing skills and experience with social media (Email newsletters, website, Facebook, Twitter). As a human services agency, we rely on donations to fund many of our programs and social media is one way that we reach out to our donor base and to new potential donors.
We are located above the Soup Kitchen at 617 Main St. in Middletown. Looking for someone to work 6-10 hours a week. Hours are flexible, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 p.m.
Classroom Workers at Even Start:
Even Start is a Family Learning Program that provides Adult Education, Early Childhood Education (ages six weeks to three years) and Parenting classes for low-income families in which one parent is in need of a high school diploma or instruction in English as a Second Language. The program is located at 398 Main Street.
Classroom workers will assist teachers and paraprofessionals in all aspects of the Early Childhood Program: talking, reading, singing, and playing with children, activity set up and clean up. (No diaper changing). There are also some opportunities for interaction with parents. Interested students must be able to work well with others and have an interest in and enjoyment of children. Hours are flexible, the program needs assistance: Monday to Friday from 9am-12:30pm.
Office Assistant at the North End Action Team (NEAT)
NEAT seeks a student to assist with office work, neighborhood outreach and grant writing for approximately 10 hours a week. Depending on the applicant’s strengths and experiences, the student would help with the following: calling members of the neighborhood, canvassing the neighborhood, researching and writing grants, and general office work. Students must enjoy working with people, have strong conversational and phone skills, possess organizational thinking and absolutely must be able to work independently.
Student work primarily out of the NEAT office located at 654 Main Street. This is a great opportunity to experience how a small non-profit focused on community organizing truly operates. Student must have work study and be a sophomore, junior or senior to apply. NEAT is a grassroots neighborhood group that advocates for Middletown’s North End.