The Spring Semester Ends with a Bang
As the semester winds down we want to share great news. This year over 20,000 hours of student energy and inspiration were contributed to over 40 local schools and community service programs. Factoring in the IRS valuation of volunteer work gives a wonderful result – almost a half-million dollars of student work was donated in the spirit of volunteerism, engagement and service learning. Any Eastern student can join this effort and share the journey!
Fall Program Information Will Be Available in August
Students should register on eWeb. Please use the Registration tab under the Volunteer with Us menu or under any program section.
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Orientation Advisory for All Programs
The CCE orientation process is short and simple – with only three required steps:
- Read the program information and watch the video, if available. Most programs have videos as of January 23.
- Review the CCE PowerPoint below the video – use the pop-out option in the right corner of the pdf. Close when you are done to return to the CCE orientation page.
- Take the CCE quiz – click on the link below the PowerPoint and you will transfer to the Eastern Surveys page to complete the quiz. Click at the bottom when “done” to exit. You are all done, welcome aboard!
Community Programs occur on a weekly basis and are developed based upon the need of the organization and its clients. Volunteers are expected to commit to specific times and days and engage consistently throughout the semester.
- Browse Community Programs
- Contact staff for assistance with program selection
- Service-Learning/Community Based Courses
- Leadership Opportunities with Community Programs
Special events are one-time events created around a specific issue or need in the community. There are many opportunities throughout the year to participate in a special event. Volunteers must pre-register on eweb.
STUDENT VOLUNTEER GUIDE AVAILABLE
Volunteering has an invaluable impact on local and global communities. In 2013, 62.6 million Americans contributed 7.7 billion hours of volunteer service, worth $173 billion. For college students preparing to enter the workforce, volunteering offers not only a community benefit but a character-building and networking opportunity as well.
To provide a resource for students interested in volunteering we are sharing a valuable guide with tips and resources from OnlineSchools in Seattle. It will help you plan and prepare to make the most of this great opportunity to merge learning and personal development with community service. Remember CCE works with 35 area partner organizations and schools, so there are many ways you can connect in our region. Contact us to learn how you can join our family!
The link for the guide Student Volunteer Guide
2016 SPECIAL EVENTS
Support the Relay for Life of Greater Windham Country
Saturday October 15 Through Sunday October 16
The Relay for Life of Greater Windham County is a large community event that supports cancer research, prevention and survivors. Students can create a team or join an existing team to raise money for the cause. Volunteers will also be needed to support the event which runs from 11 am on Saturday, October 15th to 11 am on Sunday.
Students are encouraged to form a team by going to http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY17NE?pg=entry&fr_id=75592.
Students can also volunteer for event operations during the 24-hour period. Volunteer jobs include helping with the Gear Store, luminaria sales, silent auction, children’s activities, set up and clean up. Sign up at the link above. Thank you in advance for stepping up!
Support the Day of Caring
Saturday October 1 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
A Special Call for More Volunteers
The Day of Caring is a large-scale community clean-up event sponsored by the United Way of Central and Northeastern CT. Volunteers from Eastern and UConn will spread out across the region to rake, plant, create literacy kits for children, sort school supplies which have been donated and much more. T-shirts and lunch will be provided. All Eastern volunteers will meet at the Clock Tower at 8:30am.
Students should register on eWeb at the link below. Thank you for caring about our community!