Working with Children & Youth

These resources will help you locate opportunities to work with children and youth outside of the classroom, such as in after school or teen leadership programs.

General Resources

WesSID - A new database comprised of internships, programs, volunteer work, summer jobs and other experiences - built exclusively by Wesleyan students, for Wesleyan students.
Internships - links to our other internship databases.

Wesleyan Office of Community Service
Offers numerous volunteer opportunities to work with children and youth in the local community.  Check out the several robust tutoring programs in area schools.

Organizations & Programs

Some of these organizations have come to campus to recruit or participate in one of our consortia events.

Bright Horizons  Nationwide - The world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, early education, and work/life solutions.
Child's Play NY, Brooklyn Heights, NY - Great summer internship working with children at a summer arts camp (musical theater, film, drama and more) run by an '02 alumna with an MFA from NYU.  Pays small stipend.
Citizen Schools Nationwide - Participants work at a nonprofit organization in the morning and at after schools programs for students in the middle grades (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) in the afternoon.
Girls, Inc., Oakland, CA - Offers academic enrichment programs, skills-building activities and counseling services to girls and their families.
Exploration Summer - On the campuses of: St. Paul's School, NH; Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Yale University, New Haven, CT - Featuring more courses, activities, and trips than any other summer program, Exploration Summer is a unique and supportive learning environment.
Harlem Children's Zone Harlem, NY - A pioneering, non-profit, community-based organization that works to enhance the quality of life for children and families in New York City.
Hole In The Wall Gang Camp - Volunteer at a camp in the US or abroad.  Amazing opportunity!
Jumpstart, national locations - See Get Involved > For College Students
MATCH Corps - MATCH Corps is a new program in which recent college graduates from excellent schools across the country commit one year to do public service in exchange for a modest living stipend and housing on the third floor of the MATCH School. Corps members work with four students, tutoring them each for two hours daily.
New England Center for Children and School for Autism - A non-profit school for children with autism.
Oasis Children's Services - Creating safe, enriching and accessible youth programs for children including summer day camps and after school programs in the NYC area.
Overland Summer - Hires college students and recent grads to leader youth travel adventures.  See "Our Leaders" on the homepage.
Public Allies Teacher Fellowship Opportunities - Programs nationwide for youth development, education and more.
San Francisco Peer Resources - Largest school-based youth engagement program in USA.
Summer Camps
The Road Less Traveled
Upward Bound - A national program offering year-round tutoring opportunities and summer internships.
Wediko - A non-profit agency with 60 years experience dedicated to children whose learning, social development and self-direction are not keeping pace.