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Opportunities

Below is a growing list of opportunities on campus and within the community. Please note that this list is not yet comprehensive, and that students can reach out to Dwight Hall staff for opportunity inquiries.

If you are looking for post-graduation opportunities, the Yale OCS page has a comprehensive list of short-term opportunities in public service.

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Habitat for Humanity Spring Mission Trip

Habitat for Humanity is looking for someone to fill their LAST spot on their spring break trip! Please email kevin.pirruccio@yale.edu if interested!

Intake Coordinator for Yale VITA

Open
YHHAP’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), which prepares tax returns for low-income New Haven residents at no cost, is seeking intake coordinators for this semester.
 
As an intake coordinator, you are the first people that clients interact with. You’ll greet clients when they arrive, ensure they are eligible for our services, answer any questions they may have, and make sure they’re helped by a qualified tax preparer.... READ MORE

Volunteer Summer Counselor for Camp PALS

Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Unpaid
Open

PALS Programs is a nonprofit organization that provides summer camp opportunities for young adults with Down Syndrome and their peers in ten locations across the country.

We are in search of volunteer counselors to join us at our Camp PALS sessions this summer. 

  • Camp PALS offers sleep-away camps at 10 college campuses from Maine to California which run for one week each.
  • Volunteer counselors are paired one-to-one with a camper to provide an opportunity for... READ MORE

Beacon: Tutors and Teachers Needed

Children & Youth
Unpaid
Join anytime!

Beacon Self Directed Learning is an alternative to school for kids 10-18 and are looking for volunteers to tutors and teach small, fun, weekly classes.  We have many kinds of kids at Beaconbut they fall into two broad groups:  life long homeschoolers and kids who have needed to come out of school.  Beacon offers classes, tutors, mentoring and a social space and relies heavily on volunteers.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays we offer classes to kids ages 12-18... READ MORE

Common Good & Creative Careers (CGCC): A new initiative from Yale’s Office of Career Strategy

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Introducing a new initiative from Yale’s Office of Career Strategy called Common Good & Creative Careers (CGCC). 

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NHLSCP Delegation Leaders Needed

Open

Support grassroots projects in Nicaragua. Field-based, experiential approach to learning; Cultural immersion and homestays with local families; Meetings/workshops with in-country experts, and community members; Hands on projects in-country rooted in community needs and ongoing programs; Connecticut program staff offer unique opportunities for advanced trip preparation and follow up.

Delegations focused on public health, education, environment, climate, theater, women... READ MORE

Community Based Learning

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Community Based Learning is a Dwight Hall initiative that facilitate hands-on learning at Yale by connecting students, faculty, and community contacts. Community partners identify projects of research, analysis, or evaluation that support their missions, and these projects are matched to Yale courses. Students then complete these projects, generally instead of a traditional final evaluation (e.g., paper or exam).

We have many exciting plans to grow CBL this semester, including... READ MORE

Little Free Libraries

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Unpaid
Join anytime!

Little Free Libraries, a concept that is taking the nation by storm, is coming to Hamden thanks to the sponsorship of Hamden Youth Services and the Hamden Public Library. Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that believes in exchanging good books and bringing people together. Their motto is “Take a book, leave a book”.

We are looking for Volunteer Stewards to assist the Hamden Public Library and Hamden Youth Services staff to keep the structures filled and report any... READ MORE

Sunrise Cafe

Homelessness & Housing
Hunger & Nutrition
Unpaid
Join anytime!

Sunrise Café is a free breakfast café open Monday through Friday from 7:30-9:30 at St. Paul and St. James Episcopal Church (57 Olive St.). It’s restaurant-style, so volunteers take orders, fill orders, and run trays out to the guests at their tables. Contact Darby (darby.henr... READ MORE

Volunteer tutoring positions in Hamden, CT

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Unpaid
Join anytime!
Tamara Nathan-Oputa is a Hamden resident who with the help of an esteemed 14 member team started a viable tutoring program approximately 10 years ago.
We now are seeking tutors for Wednesday afternoons/evenings between the hours of 4:45 - 6 p.m.  This will aid us in  enhancing  the existing services rendered to students of all levels.
Also, we are in need of a SAT prep instructor.  It is our belief that students need to be prepared not only for the daily assignments... READ MORE

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