Hartford Student Opportunities

Language and Literacy Tutors

Description: Language and Literacy Help Needed

We are looking for volunteers to serve in the following areas:

One-on-one or small group tutoring in all academic subjects with an emphasis on literacy and math for grades pre-K through 8th.

Develop English language skills with non-native English grades pre-K through 8th. Materials and activities provided.

Multiple Shifts available Monday thru Friday 9:00 am-3:30 pm beginning Sept. 11 , 2017 thru May 25, 2018. Semester long assignments available.

Dates/Times: To be Arranged

Position Type: Volunteer Position

To apply please contact Nicole Rodriguez at nrodriguez@bgchartford.org 

Husky Hop for Hope

Description: I'm looking for a motivated student who wants to learn and work on the "Husky Hop for Hope", a polar plunge event, with the Alzheimer's Association. You will gain experience with event planning, community engagement, logisitics, marketing, obtaining sponsorships and fundraising. The Polar Plunge event will be held at Schoolhouse Park in Mansfield and we are hoping for about 100 people to be in attendance and raise $15-20K. If you are interested or have any questions about this opportunity, please email sdyer@alz.org.

Dates/Times: To be Arranged

Position Type: Full Time Internship (Unpaid)

To apply please contact Seana Dyer sdyer@alz.org

Volunteer Mentors for Middle Schoolers

Description: One of the central focuses of ConnectiKids programming is the Tutorial Program, which has evolved into a national model for public/private partnerships. One day each week for 75 minutes, students meet individually with a tutor from one of 9 sponsoring organizations. Tutors usually use a portion of this time to help his/her student complete his/her homework and/or complete the lesson plans we provide on a weekly basis. Each lesson plan is a packet of activities based off of Connecticut’s current academic standards. Through a generous grant/donation from Barnes and Nobles hundreds of books are available at each site to be used by students and their tutors as well.
The other central focus of our program is mentoring. Although there are students who need a tutor, there are a large number of students who would benefit greatly from a mentor. According to the Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program, “a mentor is a person or friend who guides a less experienced person by building trust and modeling positive behaviors. An effective mentor understands that his or her role is to be dependable, engaged, authentic, and tuned into the needs of the mentee.” This is something to keep in mind on a weekly basis as you meet with your mentee. Not each session will be about homework and academics but can be spent talking about your mentee’s day, answering questions they may have or talking about life in general. Please be prepared to be flexible because kids are usually mentally and physically active; especially after school. For more information please see the Tutorial Program Flyer.

Dates/Times: October 2017- April 2018, 3:45PM

Position Type: Volunteer Position

To apply please contact Kiera Steele at kierasteele35@gmail.com

Summer Internship with Children

Description:The ConnectiKids Summer Program is a four-week, full-day program offered in coordination with the Hartford Public Schools summer school schedule. The ConnectiKids Summer Program is the only program in the city to use a unifying, thematic approach that ties together academic and enrichment activities and provides an inspiring context for learning, recreation and positive socialization. It exposes children to information, people, places, and situations while combining an ambitious curriculum of academics in the morning with an afternoon of exciting and enjoyable enrichment classes. The academic component of the program utilizes an integrated curriculum based on the program theme. These experiences help students grow socially, define their identity, and understand their personal strengths, interests, and goals while contributing to increased school performance.

We are looking for interns who are interested in working with children over the course of the summer. The interns will be positively engaging with the students daily, helping coordinate programs, attend field trips and overall have a fun summer empowering Hartford's youth.

Dates/Times: July 10, 2017 through August 4, 2017 , 12:00PM

Position Type: Part Time Internship (Unpaid)

To apply please contact Kiera Steele at kierasteele35@gmail.com

Combat Chronic Absenteeism

Description: Title: Attendance Support Liaison with Catholic Charities at Milner School 
-Calling families whenever their student is absent from school
-Tracking school average daily attendance and chronic absenteeism rate
-Creating/maintaining a data base of reasons why students are absent or tardy
-Mailing out excused absences forms to families when students are absent
-Assisting in the record keeping of attendance files

Dates/Times: 8/29/2017, 10-11:30AM/12:00PM

Position Type: Part Time Internship (Unpaid)

To apply please contact Thomas Oakley at Toakley@ccaoh.org

Two Paid Interships in the Arts Available

Description: Greater Hartford Arts Council as two paid internship opportunities available for summer 2017. Both are full time. One opportunity is available to assist our workplace giving team with events and activities that raise funds for the arts from individuals in workplace settings in the city of Hartford. A second internship is available to work with our Communications and Marketing team to support the promotion of arts and cultural events in the Greater Hartford Region. Both internships are based in the Arts Council's downtown Hartford office. Both positions require a professional demeanor, excellent written and verbal communication skills and comfort with changing priorities.

Dates/Times: June 1 through August 31

Position Type: Full Time Internship (Paid)

To apply please contact Brett Thompson at bthompson@letsgoarts.org

Volunteer at Historic Elizabeth Park

Description: Opened in 1897, Elizabeth Park is a horticultural park that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the nation's oldest and third largest municipal rose garden which numbers some 15,000 plants. Additionally, the park has annual, perennial, shade/rock, heritage rose, herb, dahlia and medicinal gardens, historic greenhouses and acres of green space for rest and recreation.

Elizabeth Park Conservancy works with the City of Hartford to maintain, preserve and promote the park as one of this nation's great cultural landscapes, and we rely heavily on volunteers to help us in our mission. Our need for volunteers is ongoing from April to December and, while gardening experience is helpful, it's not essential. We provide tools, gloves and training. Please email volunteer@elizabethparkct.org for a volunteer application or call 860-231-9443 ext. 103. Learn more about the Conservancy and download an application at our web site, www.elizabethparkct.org.

Dates/Times: April 2017 to December 2017

Position Type: Volunteer Position

To apply please contact Andrea Masisak  at volunteer@elizabethparkct.org