Work-Study Positions

There are three types of work opportunities available through OCS:

LITERACY POSITIONS **only federal work study are eligible**

To become a tutor: 
1) You must complete The OCS Registration Process on our OrgSync page. This process includes a Mandated Reporter Video and an Employment Webinar that you must watch. 
2) Contact the respective program coordinators about placement with their program.
3) Let OCS know once you secure a position with a program.

Click jobs below for more information:

  • Ascend
    Contact: Kathy Krywinski (
    Tutor 4th & 5th grade students with their homework assignments and help with special enrichment activities
    Tuesday and/or Thursday from 3:15 -- 5:15 Bielefield or Snow Elementary School
    Monday and/or Wednesday  3:15 -- 5:15 Macdonough Elementary School
  • Cross Street
    Contact: Aleena Imran ( and Gil Garcia (
    Cross Street Tutorial is a tutoring program organized in collaboration with Wesleyan students and members of the Cross Street Church.  The program runs Monday - Thursday 4:15 - 6. There are about ten Wesleyan students that meet twice a week with younger students, and each tutor works individually with the student.  The kids range in age from 7 - 14, and their tutors help them do their homework and focus in on any specific difficulties the kid is having in school.
  • Individual Tutoring
    Contact: Eija Kent and Gila Glattstein (
    Get matched with a child/adult to fit your schedule and interests, completely flexible, all ages and subjects available, commitment is at least one hour a week.
  • Traverse Square After School Program
    Contact: Ema Keneipp, Triston Ortiz, Rachel Godfrey, & Destiny Ruiz (
    This program runs Monday - Thursday from 4pm - 6pm.  One to two Fridays a month there are field trips or parties for the kids.  Fifteen to twenty children come to the program each day, and we can include more if we have sufficient staff.  Each day tutors help kids with homework/academic support for the first half and then play games, do arts and crafts, and work on projects the second half.  Tutors are asked to commit at least one day per week.
  • WesReads/WesWrites and WesMath
    Contact: Mahalia Binstock and Matt Erodici (
    The WesReads/WesWrites and WesMath Program is a daytime tutoring program that matches Wesleyan students with Macdonough Elementary School students. Tutors choose at least one weekly shift, during which they go to Macdonough and provide assistance to small groups in higher-level math or reading.
  • Wesleyan University Middle School Tutoring Program (WUMS TP)
    Contact: Sophia Antonio & Sara Philippe (
    This intervention program serves 7th and 8th graders at Woodrow Wilson Middle School who are failing subjects, at the risk of retention, and need academic help. Tutors assist students with homework, help them organize their materials and assignments, address major issues affecting students' grades, and serve as a general support for changing academic performance.


To apply for these positions:
1) You must complete The OCS Registration Process on our OrgSync page. This process includes a Mandated Reporter Video and an Employment Webinar that you must watch.
2) Set up a meeting with Diana Martinez (
3) If you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, our staff will refer you to the hiring agency.
4) Interview with hiring agency.
5) Agency will make the official hire.

Click jobs below for more information:

  • Middletown Family Learning (Even Start)--Classroom Workers

    ***Literacy program (work-study students only)***
    Middletown Family Learning (Even Start) provides Adult Education, Early Childhool Education (ages six weeks to three years) and Parenting classes for low-income families in which one parent is in need of a high school diploma or instruction in English as a Second Language. The program is located at 398 Main Street.

    Classroom workers will assist teachers and paraprofessionals in all aspects of the Early Childhood Program: talking, reading, singing, and playing with children, activity set up and clean up. (No diaper changing). There are also some opportunities for interaction with parents. Interested students must be able to work well with others and have an interest in and enjoyment of children.

    Hours are flexible, the program needs assistance: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am-12:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday 9am-2:30pm

  • The Buttonwood Tree--Outreach/Events Assistant

    The Buttonwood Tree is a local nonprofit arts organization, started by a Wesleyan alumna in 1989. We support creative endeavors of emerging and professional artists and our community in a myriad of ways. We offer a relaxed and fun atmosphere where you can personally learn and grow and meet many interesting people. 

    We are seeking a reliable student with good common sense who can work  independently and has solid communication and computer skill (Mac familiarity preferable). The candidate would have good organizational skils, and hopefully graphic design skills. Daytime, evening, and weekend hours possible, we can work around your school schedule. 

  • Middlesex United Way--Project Assistant
    Middlesex United Way seeks a work-study student to work on a project that is TBD. More details forthcoming.
  • St. Vincent dePaul Middletown--Social Media/Administrative Assistant--UNAVAILABLE FALL SEMESTER

    St. Vincent DePaul Middletown’s programs include a Soup Kitchen, the Amazing Grace Food Pantry, supportive housing and financial assistance for rent, utilities and other emergency needs. This position will provide administrative support to the Executive Director and the Development Coordinator.

    We are seeking a student to help us “tell our story.” We would like someone with good writing skills and experience with social media (Email newsletters, website, Facebook, Twitter). As a human services agency, we rely on donations to fund many of our programs and social media is one way that we reach out to our donor base and to new potential donors.

      • We are located above the Soup Kitchen at 617 Main St. in Middletown. Looking for someone to work 6-10 hours a week. Hours are flexible, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 p.m.

    Current web address:

  • Amazing Grace Outreach Worker--POSITION FILLED
    Students working on this project are directly responsible to the director of St. Vincent de Paul Middletown.  When “on duty” at the food pantry, Outreach workers are dedicated to reaching out to shoppers to help facilitate a solution for problems the individual or family may be encountering with social service issues in their lives.   This includes, but is not limited to, food stamps (CHS/SNAP), health care including prescriptions/CHC/appointments, rental/housing, DSS/DCF/WIC, energy assistance (season dependent), tax assistance (season dependent). Student must be available at two days a week during the following times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday from 12:30 – 4pm. Students need to be committed and compassionate.
  • NEAT (North End Action Team)--Office Assistant--POSITION FILLED
    NEAT seeks a student to assist with office work, neighborhood outreach and grant writing for approximately 10 hours a week.  

    Depending on the applicant’s strengths and experiences, the student would help with the following: calling members of the neighborhood, canvassing the neighborhood, researching and writing grants, and general office work.  Students must enjoy working with people, have strong conversational and phone skills, possess organizational thinking and absolutely must be able to work independently.  Student work primarily out of the NEAT office located at 654 Main Street.  This is a great opportunity to experience how a small non-profit focused on community organizing truly operates.

    Student must have work study and be a sophomore, junior or senior to apply.  

    NEAT is a grassroots neighborhood group that advocates for Middletown's North End
  • Middlesex Historical Society

    This position offers an opportunity to learn what it takes to run a small historical museum, specific duties may include: cataloging of artifacts and manuscripts dealing with Middletown history, research on potential grant opportunities, researching answers to genealogy and general inquiries from the public and project based work depending on current and future exhibits.  

    5-10 hours a week.

  • Middlesex Coalition for Children--Assistant

    The Middlesex Coalition for Children’s mission is to improve the lives of children growing up in Middletown and Middlesex County. The Coalition holds public meetings monthly on issues important to children. It convenes task forces to mobilize and coordinate community efforts to address specific children’s issues, and advocates for children at the local, state and national levels. 

    This student would work directly with Coalition staff on projects designed to further their goals for 5-10 hours a week. We are specifically looking for someone with strong computer and administrative skills, design skills a plus. 


To apply for an Office Staff position:

1) You must complete The OCS Registration Process on our OrgSync page. This process includes a Mandated Reporter Video and an Employment Webinar that you must watch.
2) Contact Diana Martinez for information on available positions.

To apply for a van driver position: 

1) You must complete The OCS Registration Process on our OrgSync page.
2) Review the mandatory Van Driver document, which our staff will send to you once you express interest in a van driving position.

Click jobs below for more information:

  • Van Driver
    Student van drivers are responsible for transporting students to and from volunteer and service-learning opportunities.  The driver will need to:
    • Drive a seven or eight passenger vehicle to transport students

    • Obey all traffic laws

    • Maintain regular schedule at OCS

    • Be at least 20 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license for at least 2 years

    • Pass driving test at Transportation Department, contact the Manager - Joe Martocci at 860-685-3788

    Hours per week: will vary depending on availability and schedule
    Hours needed: any time between 7am and 9pm, Monday - Friday; some weekend hours available
    Direct supervisor: Diana Martinez, JCCP Assistant Director


You will be officially approved to work through the Office of Community Service once you have: 

  • Completed our OCS Registration Process. This process includes a Mandated Reporter Video and Employment Webinar you must watch.
  • Received an e-mail from our office stating you have been approved to work. 

You will only get paid for work completed AFTER all of the steps are complete.  

To access the OCS Registration Process and Quiz/Questionnaire, follow these quick steps:

1. Log into your OrgSync account here.
2. Locate the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships' OrgSync page.
3. Under "Forms" on our OrgSync page, find The OCS Registration Process. This form includes a link to our employment webinar. Watch the webinar and complete the quiz.

Note: All students interested in volunteering or working through our office must complete The OCS Registration Process, including Non-Work Study students who get paid as Van Drivers.

For more information on the types of jobs offered through the Office of Community Service and how to apply, visit our Positions page.


Once you have gone through the approval process and start working, you can submit weekly payroll on the OCS Payroll Timesheet form on the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships' OrgSync page.

Timesheets are due weekly by Sunday at 5pm.