Get paid for volunteering!
There are dozens of community-based work-study opportunities. Students must be eligible for work-study and sign up for opportunities through the Center for Civic Engagement.
These positions are satisfying because they allow you to do important work in the community while gaining experience that can go on your resume. You won’t have to choose between using your spare time for volunteering or a work-study job.
Work-study students have worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Northfield (see story) and the Onion River Exchange (a volunteer timebank). They have organized major events, such as Norwich blood drive – the second largest in the state, and the Penguin Plunge.