The Center for Civic Engagement offers opportunities to learn while helping others. Students pick up transferable skill sets they can take with them to the workplace, including public speaking, computer skills, budget management, event planning, professional writing and fundraising.
For example, each fall the Center for Civic Engagement partners with the Central Vermont Community Action Council, the IRS and other local businesses and nonprofits for VITA (Vermont Income Tax Assistance), offering training for volunteers willing to help income-eligible people file their taxes. Additionally, train-the-trainer workshops are offered in budgeting, building a credit score, understanding a credit report, creating a savings plan, identity theft and retirement.
The Norwich Emergency Medical Services (NUEMS) is another great training opportunity where volunteers receive professional training and serve on an ambulance crew on and around campus.
Stipends are available for completion of some programs. These opportunities tend to demand more of a time commitment, with requirements for attendance, oversight and participation in surveys.
Contact the Center for Civic Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.485-2644 for more information.