Community Work Study Positions for
Connecting OHIO students in meaningful, career orientation positions in Southeast Ohio Community based organizations
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 $10.00 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 your eligibility has been verified through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, we will contact you about and how to proceed. Call 740-593-4007 with any questions or stop in to Baker 355 to speak with our community service staff.
Who is eligible?
In order to be eligible, you must:
1. Have applied for 2013-2014 Federal Financial Aid using a FAFSA or Renewal application.
2. Plan on being enrolled at Ohio University for 2013-2014.
3. Must meet the financial aid requirement.
The Appalachian Peace and Justice Network:
Helping with office work, grading pre/post tests for grant reporting, making copies, stuffing folders, graphic design, video editing, social media, making buttons, making vines, tabling, flyering, events organizing,fund raising, packing book orders for prisoners, selling books on Amazon, shelving books. Located in town.
Skills, strengths or interests needed to perform the job: Basic knowledge or interest in Women and Gender Studies and/or violence prevention, some comfort with teaching or public speaking, tech skills or ability to figure things out, graphic design, basic video editing, ability to be self-managed and work independently.
Appalachian Visiting Nurses and Hospice
The office assistant will take on a variety of tasks, including cleaning equipment (about an hour a week), filing, working on a marketing and development project, and organizing office paperwork.
Skills needed: office experience preferred but not required. Good organizational skills. Comfortably using Internet to do research, ability to work independently and with others. Must have a car, a bike or be willing to use public transportation to get to our office, which is located at 30 Herrold Avenue in Athens (behind the fair grounds).
ARTS/West is a part of the City of Athens' Arts, Parks and Recreation Department. Our mission is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to art organizations, individual artists, and community residents. We harness community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts, while promoting activities preserving the beauty, heritage, and the culture of our town. ARTS/West strives to provide premier facilities, instructors, programming, and technical equipment for the performing arts in our community.Students will work closely with the Program Specialist and Event Coordinators on all aspects of working in a non-profit arts facility. Daily responsibilities include social media posting, organization of records, research, membership/donor records, general office work, and building supervision. Students will also work events as ticket takers, ushers, lighting, sound, stage managing, etc.
Skills, strengths or interests needed to perform the job: Students must be highly organized, be a self-starter, as well as creative and be able to think outside the box. Interest in arts administration, which includes, art, theater, dance, music, and more is a plus.
Athens Area Mediation Services:
The mission of Athens Area Mediation Services is to provide the residents of the Athens county area with cooperative approaches to dispute resolution. AAMS is dedicated to promoting and supporting the practice of reconciliation, integrity, openness, and inclusion. AAMS provides mediation services and education opportunities to empower individuals and community groups to respond to conflict effectively. Located in town.
Skills, strengths, or interests needed to perform job: Telephone, Computer/Internet skills, verbal and written communication, typing documentation
Athens Community Television:
Ohio University students’ involved with ACTV is a great asset, not only to ACTV, but also to our community as a whole. The selected students will gain a great sense of worth when they begin working in conjunction with ACTV. Students will be conducting community outreach by providing education to community members of all ages. Students will be responsible in helping the Executive Director with the daily operation of the public television facility. They will be given the title of Senior Producer and will be trained for many different aspects of the video/audio production field and develop the skills necessary to produce appealing static and 2D motion graphics with Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Students will gain hands-on training including, but not limited to:Master Control Operator, Non-Linear Editing, Graphic Designer, Camera Crew, DVDEncoding, Digital Media Conversion, Equipment Troubleshooting/Repair/Maintenance, Proficient with PC and Mac Operating Systems. Transportation needed.
Skills, strengths or interests needed to perform the job: Strong PC and Mac skills a plus. Experience with video editing software or the interest in learning. Basic understanding of computer networking (routers, switches, wireless connections and Ethernet). Strong communication skills to listen to and answer questions from the general public.
The Gathering Place:
The Gathering Place is a non-residential community support program for adults who have experienced mental illness and focuses on re engaging mental health consumers in community life. Two Community Support Workers will engage clients in meaningful activities, such as playing games, teaching computer skills, assisting in the preparation of meals, and participating in discussion groups, Students may also be involved in fundraising activities, assisting with administrative tasks, and general house upkeep. Located in town.
Skills, strengths, or interests needed to perform job: Student should be interested in psychology, social work, working with people with disabilities, and working with a low-income adult population.
Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery:
The motto of the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery is to “explore the world we live in.” We are an emerging museum, still very much in a first growth period and very dependent on the broader community for assistance and programming expertise. The student employee will work closely with board members, museum staff and volunteers as we plan, create and launch exhibits and events at the museum. The employee will work on Saturday mornings while the museum is open for the Harry Potter’s World(Aug3-Sept7) and The Amazing Castle(Sept28-Dec14) exhibits. Possible duties will include supervision of exhibits, demonstration stations, and live programming; helping with marketing; and working on future exhibits. There will also be exhibit set up and prep time for The Amazing Castle. These will not be set hours, but the hours will be flexible, most likely in the late afternoon or early evening. In addition, the student employee will be encouraged to help with elementary school field trips on a weekday throughout the fall. Duties would be to assist the staff with interpretation, programming and crafts for groups of up to 50 children and their teachers. Transportation needed
Skills, strengths or interests needed to perform job: Student should have an interest in inspiring kids and families in our area to explore the world around them; a good fit for education, family studies and science majors; experience with woodworking or construction is a plus but certainly not required; creativity, flexibility and the ability to work with a team would be extremely helpful. Marketing and public relations experience would be most appreciated.
United Campus Ministry:
UCM has three permanent staff members, who all work part-time, so our student employees play a vital role in making our programs happen and we rely on them for their valuable support. Responsibilities (under the supervision of the UCM Office Manager):Greet people, answer the telephone, take messages, assist with accounts, receipts of donations, bank deposits and correspondence. Assist with preparation for annual fundraising auction, general office duties. Attend regularly schedule staff meetings and UCM Board meetings as schedule permits. Located in town.
Skills, strengths, or interests needed to perform job: a student interested in community service work; contact with a diverse range of people; developing organizational, communication, and basic clerical skills; and some experience with coordinating volunteers. This position requires patience and conscientious attention to detail. No religious affiliation is necessary.
* For specific questions please contact Barb Harrison, Assistant Director at 740-593-4098 or e-mail:email@example.com.