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Community Program Opportunities

Fall, 2021 Program Changes

We are happy to be scheduling in-person volunteer opportunities for the 2021-22 academic year! Some of our programs will continue to be virtual but there will be on-site programs available. All volunteers are required by our community partners to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and all must wear a mask at all times.  Transportation will be provide to most programs.

 Please check EWEB for specific program offerings.

The CCE provides four categories of volunteer programming:

CHILDREN & YOUTH IN SCHOOL: these programs encompass elementary school through high school with youth ages 4-18; program specifics vary from program to programs and include: recreational recess programs, early reading success, and tutoring and mentoring for academic and healthy role modeling. 

  • Windham High School ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • United Way Readers at Natchaug School

CHILDREN & YOUTH AFTERSCHOOL: Eastern students have the opportunity to contribute to the education and well-being of local youth ages 4 to 18 after school in the following programs:

  • Charles H. Barrows STEM Magnet School
  • Journey House at Natchaug Hospital
  • Natchaug Elementary School
  • North Windham Elementary School
  • Windham Center Elementary School
  • Windham Middle School After School Program
  • Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Elementary Video Recordings

ADULT PROGRAMS: programs in which Eastern students have the opportunity to contribute to the education and well-being of adults.

  • Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR)
  • Covenant Soup Kitchen
  • Douglas Manor Nursing Center
  • No Freeze Hospitality Center
  • St. Joseph's Senior Living Center

 

Community Program registration is open! For all registration, please go to EWEB

The following program is supported by the Center for Community Engagement, but is separately administered. 

JUMPSTART (PRESCHOOL)

The CCE provides support to the Windham Heights Preschool and the Windham-Willimantic program. Volunteers work with preschoolers on reading, writing, and social skills. Prior experience working with young children is not necessary and all majors and academic backgrounds are eligible. To apply for the Jumpstart Program, go to https://application.jstart.org/