Get Involved

Wesleyan University’s Office for Community Service (OCS) is committed to engaging and learning with others to build and strengthen our shared community by providing opportunities for Wesleyan students to volunteer their time and talent with student-run service programs, Middletown community agencies and through work-study positions in our office.

Before getting involved in any community service or civic engagement, we ask that all students review the Cardinal Community Commitment.

Are you a Wesleyan staff or faculty and want to get more involved in the Middletown community? Check out the Middlesex United Way's Volunteer Connection.

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    Volunteer Programs

    You can make a difference! Choose from hands-on volunteer opportunities with 15 Wesleyan student-run programs focusing on areas from education to refugee rights.

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    Work Opportunities

    JCCP offers OCS student group work, nonprofit community positions, OCS office staff and van driver positions.

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    Community Partners

    Connect with Middletown area community service agencies focusing on issues from hunger and homelessness to the environment.

Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project

Join the Middletown Community Thanksgiving Project

Join the Wesleyan University community, along with dozens of community members, organizations, businesses and institutions, in making sure local families have a great Thanksgiving meal. Together, we gather the supplies to fill food baskets for about 1000 local families. Get Involved! Donate stuffing or gravy from now until November 21st. Drop off at the Jewett…
Buttonwood Tree Seeks Outreach/Events Assistant

Buttonwood Tree Seeks Outreach/Events Assistant

The Buttonwood Tree is seeking a federal work-study student to be an Outreach/Events Assistant.  Read their job description below:  The Buttonwood Tree is a nonprofit arts organization within walking distance to Wesleyan, next to It’s Only Natural market. We were started by a Wesleyan alumna in 1989 as a grass-routes community Arts space and are…
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