Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

Work Study Service Positions

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USE YOUR FEDERAL WORK STUDY FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE!

If you receive a Federal Work Study grant, you can use it to be paid while performing community service!

  • Have fun and challenging experiences!
  • Gain valuable work skills!  
  • Use vehicles from Loyola’s motor pool to get to sites all over Baltimore!

Application Process

  1. Review your schedule and determine days/times when you're available to work.
  2. Choose which position you'd prefer from the sites listed below.
  3. Complete the Community Work Study Application Form with the site(s) and schedule(s) you'd prefer.
  4. The Community Work Study Coordinator, Alyssa Quenzel, will contact you to schedule an interview. 
  5. Complete the Work Study Agreement and employment paperwork with the Community Work Study Coordinator. 
  6. Start working in the community!

**Please note: Students doing service as part of a service-learning class receive course credit for their service; they may not also receive pay as work studies for the same service.  Work studies may opt to take on an additional unpaid day of service with the partner site or may serve at another site if they wish to participate in service-learning.  


Application Timeline

Fall Priority Deadline:  September 12, 2014

Spring Priority Deadline:  January 14, 2015

*Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until all positions are filled.  



Contact

For any additional information concerning work study opportunities please contact Alyssa Quenzel, Community Work Study Coordinator, at ccsjworkstudy@loyola.edu or call 410-617-2489.


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Community Work Study Sites For 2014-2015

Sites and times are subject to change.


There are two types of Community Work Study positions available:

  • Site Assistant: responsible for leadership roles supporting the CCSJ Service Coordinator in addition to work within community sites
  • Site Worker: work within the community sites in site-identified roles

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Site Assistant Positions


Site Assistants will be responsible for leadership roles supporting the CCSJ Service Coordinator.  The job descriptions vary by site and are described below.  Site Assistants will be paid $8.50 per hour until they reach the maximum of their work study grant.


Responsibilities

  • Serve as a point person/support for other Loyola volunteers on-site
  • Provide site-related feedback to the CCSJ Service Coordinator
  • Drive volunteers to site, must be Motor Pool Certified (preferred but not mandatory, varies by site)
  • Assist with planning and facilitating activities (only applicable to the Choice Program and MSA Fitness Buddies Site Assistant positions)
  • Attend monthly Site Assistant meeting or check-in with the CCSJ Service Coordinator
  • Complete self-performance evaluation each semester

Qualifications

  • Reliability and commitment to community engagement
  • Open-minded attitude
  • Respect for the backgrounds and experience of a diverse group of people
  • Strong communication, organization, collaboration and professionalism


Acts4Youth

  • What? Site specific responsibilities:
    • Tutor and participate in Acts4Youth
    • Serve as a point person/support for other Loyola volunteers on-site
    • Provide site-related feedback to the CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • Attend monthly check-in with CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • Complete self-performance evaluation each semester
  • Where?
    • At Govans Elementary, walking distance from campus.
  • When?
    • Mondays - Thursdays; 3:00-5:30pm, at least one day per week

The Choice Program

  • What? Site specific responsibilities:
    • Participate in weekly College Night at Loyola
    • Serve as a support for the CCSJ Service Coordinator during weekly College Night
    • Assist the CCSJ Service Coordinator with occasionally planning and/or facilitating activities during College Night
    • Attend monthly check-in with the CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • Complete self-performance evaluation each semester
  • Where?
    • Weekly, youth from around Baltimore come to Loyola's campus for College Night, which takes place in the Reading Room, Boulder, and the FAC.
  • When?
    • Thursdays; 4:30-8:30pm

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

  • What? Site specific responsibilities:
    • Tutor at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
    • Drive volunteers to site (preferred but not mandatory)
    • Serve as a point person/support for other Loyola volunteers on-site
    • Provide site-related feedback to the CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • Attend monthly check-in with the CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • Complete self-performance evaluation each semester
  • Where?
    • In the Fells Point Neighborhood of Baltimore, about 25 minutes from campus.
  • When?
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; 3:00-5:00 pm, at least one day per week

Mother Seton Academy Homework Companion and/or Fitness Buddies

  • What? Site specific responsibilities:
    • Power Hour:
      • Tutor weekly with Power Hour
      • Drive volunteers to site (preferred but not mandatory)
      • Serve as a point person/support for other Loyola volunteers on-site
      • Provide site-related feedback to the CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • Fitness Buddies:
      • Participate weekly with Fitness Buddies
      • Serve as a support for the CCSJ Service Coordinators during Fitness Buddies
      • Assist teh CCSJ Service Coordinators with occasionally planning and/or facilitating activities during Fitness Buddies
    • Attend monthly Site Assistant meeting with the CCSJ Service Coordinators
    • Complete self-performance evaluation each semester
  • Where?
    • Power Hour tutors go the Mother Seton Academy in the Harwood neighborhood of Baltimore, about a 10 minute drive from campus. Fitness Buddies work with MSA students on Loyola's campus. 
  • When?
    • Power Hour: Mondays - Wednesdays; 3:00-5:00 pm, at least one day per week
    • Fitness Buddies: Fridays, 2:30-5:00 pm

Refugee Programs (Refugee Youth Project and Soccer Without Borders)  

  • What? Site specific responsibilities:
    • Tutor with RYP and/or SWB
    • Drive volunteers to site (preferred but not mandatory)
    • Serve as a point person/support for the other Loyola volunteers on-site
    • Provide site-related feedback to the CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • Attend monthly Site Assistant meeting with the CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • Complete self-performance evaluation each semester
  • Where?
    • At three different sites in Baltimore, ranging from a 15-35 minute drive from campus.
  • When?
    • Moravia Elementary School (RYP): Tuesdays & Thursdays; 2:30-6:30pm  
    • Patterson High School (RYP): Tuesdays & Thursdays; 2:30-6:00pm

    • Northeast Middle School (SWB): Mondays - Thursdays; 2:30-6:00pm



VIVA House Bag Collection & the Weinberg Center Meal Program

  • What? Site specific responsibilities:
    • Weinberg Center:
      • Assist weekly with the meal program
      • Drive volunteers to site (preferred but not mandatory)
      • Serve as a point person/support for other Loyola volunteers on-site
      • Provide site-related feedback to the CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • VIVA House:
      • Monthly, assist the CCSJ Service Coordinator with sorting and organizing bag donations
      • Monthly, assist the CCSJ Service Coordinator with the loading and delivering of bag donations to VIVA House
    • Attend monthly check-in with CCSJ Service Coordinator
    • Complete self-performance evaluation each semester
  • Where?
    • VIVA House is located in West Baltimore, about a 15 minute drive from Loyola. The Weinberg Center is located in the Camp 83 neighborhood in Baltimore, about a 15 minute drive from campus. 
  • When?
    • VIVA House: First or second Thursday and Friday of the month; Thursday 3:00-7:00pm, Friday 8:00-10:30am
    • Weinberg Center: Mondays/Wednesdays; 4:30-7:30pm, at least one day per week


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Site Worker Positions


Community work study site workers will work within the community organization, serving in the roles listed in the job descriptions below.  Students will work alongside other work study site workers, site assistants and Loyola volunteers.  Site workers will be paid $8.00 per hour until they reach the maximum of their work study grant.


Qualifications

  • Reliability and a commitment to work in the community

  • Open-minded attitude

  • Respect  for the backgrounds and experience of a diverse group of people


CARES: Food Pantry Assistant & Job Search Mentor

  • Where? 
    • In the Govans neighborhood, within walking distance from Loyola's campus.
  • When?
    • Job Search Mentor: Mondays - Fridays; 9am - 12pm, at least one day per week
    • Food Pantry Assistant: Wednesday mornings; 10 am - 12pm


Esperanza Center English-as-a-Second Language Adult Tutor

  • Where? 
    • In the Fells Point neighborhood of Baltimore, about a 20 minute drive from campus.
  • When?
    • Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays; 9:30am - 12:30pm 
    • Tuesdays/Thursdays; 1:00pm - 4:00pm and 6:00pm - 9:00pm


St. Ignatius Loyola Academy Homework 

  • Where?
    • In the Federal Hill Neighborhood of Baltimore, about a 25 minute drive from campus.
  • When?
    • Wednesdays; 3:00 - 5:00 pm