Appalachian Peace and Justice Network (APJN)
Empowers and challenges groups and individuals to work for peace and social justice. They educate, provide training, and build coalitions among local and regional groups and institutions. The Peace and Justice Intern will assist with local peace and justice campaigns and will assist with conflict management, peer mediation and bully prevention programs. Other additional organizational and office duties will be assigned. Students with video/web skills urged to apply. Located in town. Contact Mara Giglio at (740) 592-2608 for more information.
Athens Area Mediation Services
Through volunteer mediators are committed to finding peaceful solutions to individual and community disputes. One work study position is available to serve as an office assistant for the program. Depending on interest and skills, this position may include training and opportunities as a mediator. Located in town. Contact John Schmieding at 594-6169 for more information about the program.
Athens Community Television, Inc
Provides individuals, organizations, agencies, institutions, and groups from our community with the facilities, training, and equipment necessary to produce quality television programs which are responsive to their interests, issues and needs. The students will assist the Executive Director of ACT with daily operation of the public television. Students will earn the title Senior Producer. Priority is given to students with video/audio background. Contact Matt Green at (740) 592-2529 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Athens County Children Services – Garden Project.
Responsibilities of this position include: distributing food from the CFI Donation Station to families within the Visitation unit, working with children and their parents in our garden to provide hands on, educational experiences, showing food recipients how to cook food in a healthy way, and to plan and monitor a weekly Girl Power meeting. There may also be a possibly of assisting with the Hope Garden Summer Youth Camp and with the “YEAH Kidz” project. Tracking activities and providing a summary at the end of the project are also expected. Important skills include: organizational & communication skills, ability to work cooperatively with high risk families, knowledge of gardening and food preparation, ability to instruct both adults and children. Applicants must have reliable transportation. Contact Tom Marx 592-3061, MARXT@odjfs.state.oh.us or Susan Luring, ComCorps member 592-3061, email@example.com
The Athens Foundation enhances the quality of life for the people of our region through building endowments, awarding grants, and providing leadership on key community issues. The student will assist the director with marketing activities including writing blogs, maintaining website, producing video stories of grantees, writing press, releases and helping with mailings, filing, and other office duties which vary from day to day.
Athens Municipal Arts Commission (ARTS/West)
Responsible for general office duties, answering the phones and recording messages accurately, supervising rental activities, assisting in programs when appropriate, maintaining and supervising a clean and safe workplace, and carrying out opening and closing procedures. Enforcing rental procedures as outlined in Facility’s Handbook. Monitoring the space, including apprising the Program Specialist of any damage to the rental space, usage over time agreed to in contract, and general space condition at the end of the rental period. Making periodical rounds of facility and checking of mechanical functions. Help with set-up and take-down of chairs and tables. Assistance with organizational and seasonal projects. Ensuring proper usage of equipment: An approved technician is the only one authorized to use A/W technical sound, lighting, and projection equipment [work study student would have the opportunity to become an approved technician and run lights and sound for events when appropriate. Additional office duties may include: data entry, compiling and maintaining contact information, grant research, proof-reading and editing various documents, correspondence via phone/e-mail
Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Big Brothers, Big Sisters is a private, non-profit organization that organizes adult volunteers to serve in an extensive one-on-one mentoring experience with local Athens County children. Agency Assistants are responsible for assisting the program staff in the facilitation and delivery of services. The primary job function is coordinating monthly activities that are open to children in the community and/or school-based programs. Additional general responsibilities will be required. Transportation required. Contact Tara Gilts at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community Food Initiatives (CFI)
CFI is an organization developing strong local food systems and community resilience. One OU Summer Service Corps Service Member will assist with the CFI Donation Station. Responsibilities include soliciting produce and local food donations from Athens Farmers Market consumers, vendors and community gardeners, and assist in distribution to local food pantries. The second Member will be responsible for helping maintain CFI community garden sites located in Athens County (Athens Eastside, Hope Drive and YEAH, Stewart, Chauncey, Glouster, and Nelsonville). Both Members will manage the Youth Entrepreneurs at Hope (YEAH) program, coaching low-income youth (8-18 years old) in production garden maintenance, money management, and professionalism. The YEAH Kids grow and sell their produce at the Athens Farmers Market as a summer job experience. Both Members will assist with administrative office duties, including membership list management, data collection and reporting, and program evaluation. Qualifications: excellent communication and organizational skills, comfortable with public speaking, experience working with youth, garden skills preferred, vehicle required. Transportation required. Contact Mary Nally (740)593-5971 or email@example.com for more information.
Dairy Barn Art Center
Summer Art Camp Assistant/Camp Counselor
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is looking for energetic and fun people to work at the Dairy Barn this summer as Summer Art Camp Assistants. Ideal candidates will have experience working with young children and potentially be pursuing degrees in child development, education, and or fine arts but this is not required. This position is a wonderful opportunity for students to build their resumes and gain classroom experience. Assistants will work in the summer art classrooms, assisting both the teachers and the students throughout a summer of art projects. Candidates must be fit enough to be moving around for 8 hour shifts, lift up to 40lbs and maintain a professional appearance and have reliable daily transportation. Candidates must also be willing to assist with other areas of the Dairy Barn (see Below) If hired, assistants will be required to obtain a BCI background check. For any questions regarding this position please contact Dairy Barn Education Director Lyn Smith via email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Description for The Dairy Barn Arts Center Gallery Shop Assistant
This summer the Dairy Barn Arts Center is looking for a friendly, and organized individual to work as an assistant in our Gallery Shop. This person may be hired for this position explicitly or may be Summer Art Camp Assistants asked to help in the shop to help fulfill their required weekly hours. Ideal candidates with be professional in appearance and attitude, demonstrate good attention to detail and be well spoken. Experience in retail is a definite plus. Interested Persons should email Jane Forrest Redfern at email@example.com.
The Gathering Place
Community Support Worker
The Gathering Place is a non-residential community support program for adults who have experienced mental illness and focuses on reengaging mental health consumers in community life. Two Community Support Workers will engage individuals in meaningful activities and relationships, such as playing cards, helping participants use a computer or prepare meals and helping facilitate a discussion group. Located in town.
Development and Social Media Assistant - 20-22 hours per week
Assist with social media such as FaceBook and the agency website.
Create a tracking system for two current grant-funded programs and conduct research for future funding proposals. Help plan special events for National Hospice Month. There is also the potential for participating in special events this summer. Assist with general donor relations. Other tasks as assigned. Requirements: Must have a reliable vehicle. Experience with Excel preferred but not required. Comfortable with internet research practices. Experience with word processing required. Any experience with desktop publishing preferred. At ease in an office setting. Good interpersonal communication skills.
United Campus Ministry
Thursday Supper Coordinator
Thursday supper is a weekly free meal cooked and staffed by volunteers, served at 5:30 p.m. The coordinator position will provide a unique opportunity for a student interested in community service work, contact with a diverse range of people, developing organizational skills, experience with coordinating volunteers, and bridging the gap between university students and community members. Responsibilities may include: attending Thursday supper, interacting with dinner guests, work with volunteer cooks and clean-up crews, recruit and schedule volunteers, keep appropriate records, plan menus and grocery shop, sort recycling and other responsibilities associated with UCM. Located in town. Contact Melissa Wales at (740) 593-7301 for more information.
The Community Work Study program is an opportunity to earn money for college through the Community Service Federal Work Study program. Ohio University undergraduates and graduate students can work 10 hours a week for a community organization in Athens for the academic year, while earning $8.50 an hour.
The information in the next section describes student eligibility, participating agencies, and how to apply. If you are interested, fill out an application! Once all information about eligibility has been received and analyzed, we will contact you about your eligibility and how to proceed. Call 740-593-4007 with any questions or stop in to Baker 339 to speak with our work study staff. You can also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or speak directly to the Community Work Study Coordinator, Amanda Leheney.
In order to be eligible, you must:
1.Have applied for 2012-2013 Federal Financial Aid using a FAFSA or Renewal application.
2.Plan on being enrolled at Ohio University for Fall, Winter, and Spring of 2012-2013.
3.Must meet the financial aid requirement.
Appalachian Community Hospice and Athens Village -
Hospice position: Hospice is a special way of caring for people with a life-limiting illness when a cure is no longer possible. The community service student would be primarily involved in working with the volunteer coordinator to recruit and train community members and college students (and possible , high school students) to be hospice volunteers. Task would include staffing recruiting tables, going to health fairs, evaluating the current training manual and updating it as necessary, keeping volunteer files up to date, etc. The student would also work on special events like the hospice memorial service and other activities like holiday celebrations. Contact Christie Truly at (740)594-2886.
Village position: Creates conditions that enable its members aged 60 and older to age well independently.The community service assistant would work directly with the director on office duties. The student will also work to analyze data from member surveys and find ways to research and develop more services so that Athens County residents can stay in their own homes. Contact Patty Mercer at (740)594-8226.
Appalachian Progressive Education Center (APE Center) -
is a conflict resolution-oriented Arts and Character Education non-profit providing programs for K-6 schools through fusion of the Arts, Character Education and hands-on learning. APE main programs are: bullying prevention in schools, educational theater performances, arts and social skills after-school programs, and theater and music camps. Located in town, APE combines the talents of local and international educators, artists, musicians and community members. APE work-study will assist with organizational and office duties. Students with web skills urged to apply. We need your help! Contact Chelsea Goettge at email@example.com for more information. Located in town.
Athens County Children Services-
Please e-mail Laura Harms at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this position.
Athens County Victims Assistance Program-
provides services to victims of crimes that occur in Athens County and to those who are residents of Athens County that were victimized elsewhere. Victim Advocates are needed to monitor court proceedings, assist victims with questions, and assist with public relations/community education programs. Located in town. Contact email@example.com for more information. Located in town.
Athens County Humane Society-
″Adoption Committee Assistant:
This position will work for the Athens County Humane Society assisting the Adoption Committee in the planning and implementation of programs to encourage cat adoption and helping to rehome stray cats. The student will assist with programming and publicity, events, adoption relations and articles for the web and other publications. Must have excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills, computer literacy, ability to work on a project basis without constant supervision and have an interest in marketing/PR. Must be comfortable speaking on the phone and meeting a variety of people in a number of settings. This position is ideal for someone that enjoys meeting and talking to new people, likes multi-tasking and having several projects moving forward at one time. This position will provide extensive experience in networking relationships. The experience will teach the student the complexities of planning an event from beginning to end, the importance of time management and allow he/she to develop their negotiating skills. The student will also interact with and learn to work with many personality types. A high level of interaction with a large number of individuals from various settings will be strong experience for any student in business and/or communication. The ability to "sell" will be learned and honed as well as the ability to market themselves and the organization.
″Spay/Neuter Committee Assistant
This position will work for the Athens County Humane Society assisting the Spay/Neuter Committee in the planning and implementation of programs to encourage spaying and neutering of pets, feral catsand stray companion animals. The student will assist with programming and publicity, events, spay/neuter relations and articles for the web and other publications. Must have excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills, computer literacy, ability to work on a project basis without constant supervision and have an interest in marketing/PR. Must be comfortable speaking on the phone and meeting a variety of people in a number of settings. This position is ideal for someone that enjoys meeting and talking to new people, likes multi-tasking and having several projects moving forward at one time. This position will provide extensive experience in relationship management. The experience will teach the student the complexities of planning an event from beginning to end, the importance of time management and allow he/she to develop their negotiating skills. The student will also interact with and learn to work with many personality types. A high level of interaction with a large number of individuals from various settings will be strong experience for any student in business and/ or communication. The ability to "sell" will be learned and honed as well as the ability to market themselves and the organization.
Work Study students, through Athens Municipal Arts Commission, work with the ARTS/West staff and the Athens Municipal Arts Commission on a variety of administration and practical projects including: grant development, marketing, arts administration, art class assistance, technical operations, and on increasing the overall level of public arts available in Athens.Located in town.
Community Food Initiatives (CFI)-
is a membership based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting personal and community self reliance in food production and preparation through hands-on education and mentoring. Community Garden Project Assistant will help participants of the Athens Community Gardens access educational and physical resources, assist in maintaining compost bins, and help facilitate the collection and distribution of fresh produce to low-income households. Additional responsibilities. Transportation required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Dairy Barn-
is a fine arts exhibition hall and a center for crafts education and community festivals. One - three Program Assistants will work to promote educational programs, recruit, and orient students and prepare classrooms and materials. Students will work with exhibition materials and assist in programming. Located in town. Contact Lyn Smith at email@example.com for more information.
The Government Channel Television-
is a non-partisan government access channel that provides the citizens of Athens with information about city government, access to government offices, public safety initiatives, and community involvement. Two News Producers/Journalists are needed to assist in the development, writing, and hosting of the Government Channel. Located in town. Contact Scott Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Habitat for Humanity-
works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent and affordable housing. The houses are then sold to those in need at no profit without any interest charged.
*Event Planner/Public Relations:
This position helps plan events and create new and unique public relations opportunities for Habitat for Humanity.
This includes filing, answering phones and updating the website.
Clerk position at its ReStore in The Plains.
Kennedy Art Museum-
presents exhibits and workshops and supports arts and cultural research.Assistants support all work of the museum including collection handling, public relations, and program development. Also hiring four Weekend Mangers to open and close museum and galleries including arming/disarming alarm system, monitor front desk and assist visitors. High level of responsibility and reliability required. Located in town. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Kids on Campus
Afterschool Program - Kids on Campus offers education, recreation, physical education and other opportunities to children from 1st grade through sixth grade in Athens County. The Program Assistants gives an opportunity to work directly with children, instructors, and team leaders to enrich the lives of the kids in our area by implementing activities and forming meaningful relationships. Kids on Campus Office Assistant: Assistant would assistant with general office duties: filing, answering phones, makes copies, help maintain databases and other duties as needed. The assistant would work at the Kids on Campus office located in Grover Center. Contact Timarie Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Transportation required.
Youth Act Assistant: this position brings young people ages 12-18 together to design and implement services learning projects. Youth develop leadership skills while learning about their environment and their community through service. The use of a vehicle is needed because the student will be working in 3-4 rural schools in Athens County, working with youth to discover their assets and build projects that contribute to the life of their schools and communities. Experience working with middle and high school age youth is helpful. For more information please email email@example.com. Transportation required
is an International, Religious, and Charitable movement. The Athens Salvation Army offers several humanitarian services as physical aid (food, clothing, shelter), special assistance (help in facing personal problems), and rehabilitation (residence programs to provide work therapy and counseling, drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs). The Work Study Corps student would help with answering telephones, greeting clients, creating and entering data, and helping to fill food boxes. Transportation required. Contact Madge Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
is a small early childhood center located on 2 scenic acres in the Plains.Program emphasis is on conflict resolution, community development and environmental education.Spring and summer programming for 40 children aged 0-8 years of age includes spending most of the day outdoors, working in our one-acre vegetable garden or playing in our park-like playground.If you love kids AND the outdoors and have (or want more) gardening experience, this is the job for you.Transportation required.For more information, contact email@example.com.
invites approximately 60 students to Ohio University's campus for 6 weeks in the summer. We are looking for a student worker to help us prepare for the summer residential phase.The student worker will work primarily with the assistant director but may also receive assignments from other staff members in the Upward Bound office.Tasks will include researching summer activities, coordinating elements of summer activities, clerical duties (e.g. filing, mailings, creating forms, etc.), participating in meetings concerning all aspects of summer planning, assisting in preparing the residence hall (e.g. creating room assignments for our students, flyers for our bulletin boards, etc.), helping pull together information for our summer staff training, and additional tasks assigned as needed. Located in town.Contact Curt Plummer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions for completing the application without problems:
1.Download the latest version of Adobe Reader for free from the Adobe website.
2.Complete the application using Adobe Reader.
3.Save the pdf as your first and last name (example: John Doe.pdf)
4.E-mail the completed application as an attachment to email@example.com.
After checking your financial eligibility through Financial Aid and you are indeed eligible, we will send your application to the organizations you have checked off on the application. Once the organization receives your application, they will determine whether or not to contact you for an interview.
If you are not eligible, we will notify you via e-mail.
All new hires that have not had a work study job within the past 4 months are required to stop by the Campus Involvement Center within 3 business days of being hired to fill out your I-9 and other paperwork.Failure to fill out this paperwork will result in your paycheck being delayed or withheld.