Dwight Hall at Yale

Center for Public Service and Social Justice

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.

Overview Description

New Haven Science Fair: Mentors Needed

Children & Youth
Open
New Haven Science Fair Mentors are needed. The average time commitment is 2-3 months, with one hour per week.
The New Haven Science Fair Program aims to improve science education for grades Pre-K through 12. As a mentor, you have the opportunity to help teachers and students create great science projects. Your time commitment for the program is usually around 1hr/week, but we can work with teachers if you want to commit to a different schedule. The Program will try to assign... READ MORE

New Haven Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen’s (DESK) Food Pantry

Unpaid
Join anytime!

DESK has had wonderful experiences with Yale student volunteers in the past at their Food Pantry (and Soup Kitchen prep/serving). Currently, DESK’s needs  at the Food Pantry are 2-3 students, and preferably at least one who can speak Spanish (basic proficiency is fine).

The pantry meets one day a week, Wednesdays, 1-3:30PM.  During this time, 1-2... READ MORE

LEAP Literacy Corps Summer Job

Children & Youth
Paid
Open
The Leadership, Education and Athletics in Partnership, Inc. (LEAP) mission is to develop the strengths and talents of young leaders who create and implement year-round, community based programming designed to achieve positive academic and social outcomes for children living in high-poverty, urban neighborhoods.
Counselors should be creative, energetic and truly committed to working with children. Training, support, ideas and... READ MORE

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!

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

Join anytime!

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

... READ MORE

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

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