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

Open positions with Community Based Strategies

Paid
Closed

Global Social Venture Creation Program

Paid
Closed

Applications due Friday, October 28

 

The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute has partnered with InnovateHealth Yale on the Global Social Venture Creation Program—a program offering support and guidance for social ventures that require travel to other countries in order to work on their ventures. In... READ MORE

New Haven Tree Lighting Ceremony 2016

Arts & Culture
Unpaid
Closed
Opportunity Date: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016 -
3:00pm to 9:00pm

The City of New Haven Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism is seeking volunteers to assist with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.  The event is scheduled for Thursday Dec. 1, 2016 on the New Haven Green (Rain date - Dec. 2, 2016).  Volunteers are needed between 3:00pm -9:... READ MORE

Hospice Family Support Volunteer at the Smilow Cancer Center

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Seniors
Open

Are you a good listener who enjoys being with other people?
Would you like to provide support to patients and families at the end of life?

If so, please consider becoming a family support volunteer for Regional Hospice and Home Care as we expand our services to Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the surrounding communities.... READ MORE

Landscape Lab Seedling Awards

Environment
Paid
Closed

An ever-changing world demands new ideas and new solutions. Have one that you’re ready to develop and put to the test right here at Yale?

The Yale Landscape Lab (YLL) provides unparalleled access to an expansive mix of urban and natural environment in support of student and faculty projects, all designed to contribute to a more sustainable future.

YLL Seeding Awards Program

Our Seedling Awards support innovative ideas that make use of the West Campus landscape to push... READ MORE

Stories From the Line: A National Competition for Young Filmakers

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Education & Literacy
Employment & Job Training
Environment
Health & Medicine
Homelessness & Housing
Human Rights
Hunger & Nutrition
Immigrants & Refugees
People with Disabilities
Prison Reform & Reentry
Racial Inequality
Seniors
Veterans & Veterans' Families
Victims' Rights
Women's Rights
Paid
Open

Due April 14, 2017

This spring, young filmmakers are invited to submit 4-minute films to a national competition, with the winning films being posted to the Stories from the Line website, shared with thousands of university faculty, nonprofits, advocacy organizations, and media outlets, and the filmmakers earning scholarships for undergraduate or graduate study – including ... READ MORE

Community Based Learning

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

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service

Community Leadership + NGO Internships – the Ultimate DC Experience!

Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service 
June 3 – July 28, 2017
Early Application Deadline: December 6, 2016 - 5% tuition discount

Immerse yourself in community leadership and engagement this summer in Washington, DC! The 8-week program allows students to intern with nongovernmental organizations while earning academic credit in economics and humanitarian aid. Your summer will put you on... READ MORE

Volunteer- Gardening - Saturday, October 29th from 10am - 12pm

Closed

The Town of Hamden Community Garden Coordinators and are seeking volunteers for Saturday, October 29th from 10am - 12pm to help transport crushed gravel in wheel barrels for a maximum of 30 yards.   The Garden is located on the south side of the Miller Memorial Library (2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT 06518) next to the Joshes Jungle playground.

Little Free Libraries

Children & Youth
Unpaid

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

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