Community Service Opportunities
Join Community Outreach
Do you enjoy community service? Do you want to make an impact? Do you want to gain leadership experience?
Then apply to be a Community Outreach student leader for 2011-2012! There are about 40 leadership positions available for Health & Human Services, Language & Literacy, Alternative Breaks & Immersion Programs, Special Projects, Youth Development and Education, Transportation, and Public Relations. Positions include program & trip directors, assistant program & trip directors, and site managers.
Applications will be available online soon, but before you apply, come to an information session to learn more about the Office of Community Outreach and its leadership positions. Current leaders and staff will be present to answer questions and discuss the application process.
Medical Spanish and Volunteer Healthcare Service Placement Program in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Over 400 million people worldwide speak Spanish as their native language. For the health and human service students and professionals of the 21st century it is essential that they speak Spanish. This new IPSL short-term summer program combines intensive Spanish language instruction for Healthcare Professionals, volunteer field experience in a healthcare environment, travel and intercultural learning. IPSL programs combine Academic studies and volunteer service with full cultural immersion to give students a deeper, more meaningful study abroad experience. The program is aimed at both students and professionals in the following disciplines: medicine, pre-med, nursing, physician assistants, dentistry, psychology, nutrition, physical therapy, EMT, etc. Application Deadline is April 15, 2011. Check out our new IPSL page on Facebook with lots of great photos! Search Facebook for International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership and you will find it. BECOME A FAN!
Dates : Summer 2011: June 30-July 30 with optional one week extension to volunteer full time
Program Fee: $4,950
- Home stay with an Ecuadorian Family (breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
- 6 semester credits
- Supervised service placement in a healthcare environment
- Four day orientation tour
- Latin Dance and/or cooking instruction
- Typical excursions may include Quito, Otalvo crafts market, Cuenca, Cajas
National Park, Ingapirca Inca ruins, the coast, the equatorial line
Service Opportunities Include:
- Residential facility for persons with Hansen’s Disease
- Community – based health care clinics hospitals centers for people with physical and mental disabilities….and more
Volunteer in Ghana this Summer
Ghana Health and Education Initiative (GHEI) is now recruiting volunteers to participate in the 2011 Summer Serve and Learn Program. GHEI is a small non-profit in the Western region of Ghana in the small farming community of Humjibre. Our mission is to promote education and improve health through principles of sustainable development and community empowerment. The GHEI Serve and Learn Program offers short-term volunteer programs to those interested in development, public health, universal education and human rights promotion. The projects provide a chance to learn about and profoundly experience grassroots work in a developing country. Applications now open, click here for more information:
Summer/Fall Internship with Global Health through Education, Training and Service (GHETS)
Interested in health system strengthening, progressive foreign aid funding for global health or international non-profit management? Intern with GHETS this summer or fall! We are a local non-profit that invests in improved health outcomes in developing countries through innovations in education and service. GHETS supports and enhances local infrastructure in developing countries by providing start-up grants to local health care professionals and training institutions in low-income countries, and the technical help to launch and improve programs that prepare and support health care workers in rural and poor communities.
For more information on applying, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/388xMwkK5M3p/
JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
JMH is a community hospital located just 30 minutes from the UConn Storrs campus in Stafford, CT. We have an active volunteer program which offers opportunities in many departments such as the Emergency Department, Medical Surgical floors, Clinical Nutrition Services, Infusion Center and the Pharmacy. You may request a specific department(s) which interests you and fits your schedule. If you need to change your schedule following a semester break, we will work to find another opening for you. There are many times available for volunteering; days, evenings and weekends. Our campus is very easy drive from UConn, Storrs. We have free and convenient parking. There are no charges to become a JMH volunteer.
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-684-8216 to request a volunteer application/information packet. We will e-mail a packet right out to you!
Global H.E.E.D. (Global Health, Education, and Economic Development)
EXCITING LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES – GET INVOLVED!
Looking for a way to get involved? Read further about what an emerging student organization has to offer and how you can serve as an active member or apply to be on UConn chapter’s Executive Board!
Global H.E.E.D is a recognized volunteer organization consisting of undergraduate and graduate students working in remote areas of Guatemala and Nepal. In addition to the University of Connecticut, Global HEED works with staff and students from Emory, Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts & Sciences, the Wharton School of Business, the Cleveland Clinic School of Medicine, the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Harvard, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, UNC, Northwestern, Brown, and Stanford.
Up to September 2010, Global H.E.E.D has built a school, healthcare worker training center, and a pharmacy within the village of Calhuitz, Guatemala. Two Graduate Fellows from Emory and Johns Hopkins Schools of Public Health were hired to stay in the village for 2 months to create sustainable health education programs in hygiene and nutrition within the village .
We have been recognized for involving students and professionals in development projects both domestically and abroad, and are now looking to assist passionate students make a change in their communities through the Global HEED University Chapter program here at the University of Connecticut. If you would like to join the chapter as a member and/or apply for an Executive Board position, please contact let us know!