Loyola University Maryland

Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ)

Work Study Service Positions

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A program offered through Federal Work Study allows students to get paid while performing community service related work. Five opportunities exist at Loyola:

These are fun and challenging experiences that will help students gain valuable work skills while earning a work-study award. Students who work in either program have access to vehicles from Loyola’s Motor Pool. Work-study students will be paid for training hours and transportation time, as well as actual service hours.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Jean Anne Walsh, CCSJ Program Assistant, at 410-617-2489 or jawalsh@loyola.edu.


Caroline Center

Program

Caroline Center, sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, works to enable unemployed and underemployed women in East Baltimore to find employment in a career with potential for advancement. The Caroline Center provides a variety of programs for the women – from upholstery to counseling, culinary classes and advice on finances and health care.

Days & Times

Work study students serve as tutors for the GED program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Attendance

Regular attendance by tutors is vital to the program’s success. Because the students will come to rely on tutors (both for assistance on homework and as a friend/mentor), it is very important that tutors attend every scheduled session. While emergencies arise from time to time, please value your commitment to the program and plan working hours, studying for exams, etc., accordingly. However, in the unexpected event of an emergency that will cause you to be late or unable to attend, please contact the CCSJ service coordinator of the Caroline Center.

Vehicles

All work study students are expected to be authorized drivers for Loyola vehicles (learn how to become authorized and reserve vehicles). Work study students will be expected to serve as regular drivers for the program.

Training, Orientation & Reflection

There will be a mandatory preparation session for all volunteers and work study students in mid-September. Additionally, two group reflection sessions and online discussions will be facilitated by the CCSJ Service Coordinator each semester; all work study students are expected to participate fully. Contact the program coordinators for specific dates and more information.

Apply

Interviews will be conducted for the Caroline Center Work Study Service positions. To apply for this position, please complete the application form and email to adultedsc@loyola.edu

Contact

CCSJ Service Coordinator at adultedsc@loyola.edu

CARES Career Connection

Program

CARES is a combination food pantry and emergency financial assistance center within walking distance from Loyola’s campus. CARES serves individuals and families whose access to the basics of housing, adequate food and financial resources is extremely tenuous. But beyond simply providing emergency assistance, CARES' goal is to help families escape the cycle of crises and move toward self-sufficiency. Work study students serve as job mentors with the Career Connections program and serve for at least one morning per week, 9:00am - 12:00pm.

Days & Times

The days and hours available are Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 12:00pm. You can choose the shifts you would like to work based on your class schedule and the availability of slots.

Vehicles

All work study students are expected to be authorized drivers for Loyola vehicles (learn how to become authorized and reserve vehicles). Work study students will be expected to serve as regular drivers for the program.

Training, Orientation & Reflection

There will be a mandatory preparation session for all volunteers and work study students in mid-September. Additionally, two group reflection sessions and online discussions will be facilitated by the CCSJ Service Coordinator each semester; all work study students are expected to participate fully. Contact the program coordinators for specific dates and more information.

Apply

Interviews will be conducted for the CARES Work Study Service positions. To apply for this position, please complete the application form and email to caressc@loyola.edu

Contact

CCSJ Service Coordinator at caressc@loyola.edu

Refugee Youth Project

Program

The Refugee Youth Project seeks to improve the lives of Baltimore’s youngest refugees by supporting their academic needs, and making their acculturation simple and meaningful. RYP is an after-school program run by Baltimore City Community College in conjunction with local refugee resettlement agencies, mainly the International Rescue Committee. The Refugee Youth Project is funded by the Maryland Office of New Americans. RYP serves over 50 refugees between the ages of 6 and 21. Two hours a day, four days a week, refugees receive academic tutoring and acculturation support from trained volunteer tutors. Volunteers are recruited from many walks of life, but mainly include undergraduate and graduate students studying at local colleges and universities.

Days & Times

Work study students serve as tutors in the after-school program. There are three RYP tutoring sites: Moravia Elementary (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm; elementary and middle school students), RYP at Upton (Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm; elementary and middle school students), and RYP High School Program at Patterson High School (Wed. and Thurs. from 3:30-5:30pm; high school students). Service-learning students are given first choice for the Upton option.

Attendance

Regular attendance by tutors is vital to the program’s success. Because the students will come to rely on tutors (both for assistance on homework and as a friend/mentor), it is very important that tutors attend every session. While emergencies arise from time to time, please value your commitment to the program and plan working hours, studying for exams, etc., accordingly. However, in the unexpected event of an emergency that will cause you to be late or unable to attend, please contact the, RYP Coordinator, and CCSJ Service Coordinators.

Vehicles

All work study students are expected to be authorized drivers for Loyola vehicles (learn how to become authorized and reserve vehicles). Work study students will be expected to serve as regular drivers for the program.

Training, Orientation & Reflection

There will be a mandatory preparation session for all volunteers and work study students on Sat, Sept. 15, 2012 at Loyola. Additionally, two group reflection sessions and online discussions will be facilitated by the CCSJ Service Coordinators each semester; all work study students are expected to participate fully. Contact the program coordinators for specific dates and more information.

Apply

Interviews will be conducted for the RYP Work Study Service positions. To apply for this position, please complete the application form and email to rypsc@loyola.edu

**All RYP volunteers are required to obtain criminal background checks before they can begin their service.

Contact

CCSJ Service Coordinators at rypsc@loyola.edu

Health Leads

Program

Health Leads, formerly known as Project HEALTH, is a national non-profit organization that aims to break the link between poverty and poor health by mobilizing enthusiastic and dedicated college students to staff 'Family Resource Desks' in clinics around the country. Students work side-by-side with physicians, nurses, counselors and social workers to address patients’ unmet resource needs such as food insecurity, employment and health insurance.

In Baltimore, Loyola students serve in the Labor and Delivery of the University of Maryland Medical Center. Our work is a collaboration with the Baltimore City Health Department Iniative, B'more for Healthy Babies. This campaign aims to reduce the infant mortality rate and improve the health of newborns and their mothers. Health Leads volunteers asisit low income mothers in accessing community esources critical to their health, safety, and economic survival. Volunteers then follow up with clients and service providers on a weekly basis to ensure that families do indeed receive the necessary resources.

Health Leads is a rare opportunity to build lasting relationships with the families you serve and to learn first-hand about the issues facing the Baltimore community. This program can provide valuable insight into a number of different professional areas such as public health, advocacy, social work, medicine, nursing, public policy, health care administration, law, counseling, and more. Health Leads strives to provide volunteers with numerous leadership and professional development opportunities and we hope to attract students who will not only take advantage of the opportunities that we provide, but who will actively create their own opportunities within Health Leads.

Days & Times

A minimum commitment of 6 hours/week is required. This includes one 2-3 hour shift on site, a one-hour reflection session on campus (every other week) and 2-3 hours of follow-up with your clients each week (1 hour per week is done with other volunteers). There are also some city wide events throughout the semester where volunteers will have the opportunity to meet and work with fellow Health Leads volunteers from Johns Hopkins University and UMBC.

Vehicles

All work study students are expected to be authorized drivers for Loyola vehicles (learn how to become authorized and reserve vehicles). Work study students will be expected to serve as regular drivers for the program.

Apply

Interviews will be conducted for the Health Leads Work Study Service positions. To apply for this position, please complete the application form and email to healthleads@loyola.edu

Contact

CCSJ Service Coordinator at healthleads@loyola.edu

Budget Assistant

The budget assistant works primarily with the Program Assistant doing budget and other office-related tasks.  The budget assistant should be flexible and responsive to the needs of the office.  Few days are ever the same!  Skills that are helpful to have for this position are Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.  Among the duties of the budget assistant are:

  • Budget account reconciliations.
  • Organize, maintain, and purchase office supplies.
  • Scan and file (electronically) budget paperwork, receipts, and other office documents.
  • Scan and archive old files.
  • Assist with processing credit card statements and receipts (monthly).
  • Assist with refund and cash advance paperwork for general transactions.
  • Maintenance requests.
  • Communication with professional staff and student staff.
  • Liaison to front desk staff.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in the CCSJ Common Space.
  • Help with Mass collection count and other deposits.
  • Other duties as needed from the Director and the Professional Staff.

Apply

Interviews will be conducted for the Budget Assistant position. To apply for this position, please complete the application form and email to jawalsh@loyola.edu

Contact

Jean Anne Walsh at jawalsh@loyola.edu