Wilkes University

Available Student Work Study Jobs

Below is a list of student work study positions for the Summer / Fall 2019 semesters:

Students should consult with supervisors regarding all position requirements.

Position Title: Athletic Student Aide
Department: Athletics
Location: Marts Center, 274 S. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766 (Room 118)
Supervisor Name: Phil Wingert / Maria Dwyer
Phone: (570) 408-4020
Email: maria.dwyer@wilkes.edu

Purpose: To assist sport site managers for home pre-games, game-day activity at Marts Center-Henry Gymnasium, Ralston Complex, McHale Athletic Center, Wilkes-Barre CYC and/or Toyota Sports Plex.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

Assist the sport site manager: ball persons, score keeper, score clock operator, video/camera/music
operator, statistics, libero tracker, field preparation, ticket seller, facility set-up and
break-down.

Qualifications / Skills:

Federal work-study positions. No experience necessary.

Preferred Majors: No preferred majors.

Position Title: Coordinator of Global Coffee Hour
Department: Center for Global Education & persity
Location: Max Roth Center & Savitz Lounge
Supervisor Name: Georgia Costalas
Phone: (570) 408-7854
Email: Georgia.costalas@wilkes.edu

Purpose: Coordinate Global Coffee Hour

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

The Coordinator of Global Coffee Hour plans, advertises and hosts Global Coffee Hour. Global Coffee
Hour takes place each Wednesday from 2-4 in the Savitz Lounge. The coordinator designs, together
with the Assistant Director, themed coffee hours and advertises them through posters, email,
today@Wilkes and other social media outlets each week. The coordinator maintains the inventory of
supplies and works with staff to replenish them as needed. The coordinator sets up before and
cleans up after and maintains the Savitz Lounge closet. During Global Coffee Hour, the coordinator
acts as host and encourages participation in conversation and activities. The position is for 5
hours/week and the coordinator must be available during Fall 2019, 1:30-4:30.

Qualifications / Skills:

An inclusive attitude towards others; desire to help those who may have difficulties explaining
their needs; friendly, patience. The coordinator should be interested in internationalization, be
able to design posters, and enjoy speaking with others and getting others to participate in
activities.

Preferred Majors: No preferred majors

Position Title: Student Aide
Department: Center for Global Education & persity
Location: Max Roth Center
Supervisor Name: Georgia Costalas
Phone: (570) 408-7854
Email: Georgia.costalas@wilkes.edu
Purpose: Receptionist and clerical aide for persity Affairs

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

Student aides are assistants to the staff of the Center of Global Education & persity and are
receptionists to the Max Roth Center. They receive and answer questions of those who come to the
Center, direct students to the right staff or office, perform filing and other administrative
tasks, and help facilitate programming of the Center including the creation of posters, advertising
on social media, and planning trips, events, and activities.

Qualifications / Skills:

An inclusive attitude towards others; desire to help those who may have difficulties explaining
their needs; patience; interest in internationalization; a growing knowledge about Wilkes
University.

Preferred Majors: No preferred majors

Position Title: Desk Attendant
Department: Residence Life
Location: Evans Lobby Desk or University Towers Lobby Desk
Supervisor Name: Raymond FeDora
Phone: (570) 408-4354
Email: Raymond.fedora@wilkes.edu

Purpose: Students serving as Desk Attendants greet residents coming into Evans Hall or University Towers and serve as an additional resource to residents entering the halls.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Interact with residents and guests who enter the residence hall lobby.
  • Check identification for students and have guests sign in on the guest log.
  • Respond to resident questions and serve as a resource including submitting work orders to Facilities and contacting Public Safety for concerns and lock outs.
  • Be vigilant to your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to Public Safety immediately.
  • Assist Residence Life staff members with Administrative Tasks.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to be assertive with residents.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Good academic and conduct standing with the University.
  • Federal work study required.

Preferred Majors: All majors are welcome to apply.

Position Title: Office Assistant
Department: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)
Location: 3rd Floor, Bedford Hall
Supervisor Name: Ann Marie Kline
Phone: 570-408-3349
Email: Annmarie.kline@wilkes.edu

Purpose:Support the administrative activities of ORSP.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

Assist the Financial and Compliance Coordinators and the Director of Research and Sponsored
Programs by processing grant-related reimbursements and tracking expenses in database (Microsoft
Excel skills required), managing spreadsheets, copying and filing, and making deliveries on campus.

**Federal Work Study Only**

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Previous office experience and writing experience preferred

Preferred Majors:English, Communications, Business.

Position Title: IT Work Study
Department: IT Services
Location: Farley Library
Supervisor Name: Beau Hallman
Email: beaufort.hallman@wilkes.edu

Purpose:The IT Work Study will provide technology support via phone, email, and face-to-face interaction to faculty, staff, administration, and students at Wilkes University.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Provide troubleshooting and support via phone, email, and face-to-face interactions to members of
  • the campus community on all technology-related issues.
  • Enter, direct, close, and document all IT support interactions in the Wilkes Help Desk system.
  • Perform regular printer and classroom technology checks.
  • Assist with IT projects as needed.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Communicate well both verbally and in written and electronic communications.
  • Use Microsoft Word and Excel to provide documentation and reports.
  • Work in a team-based environment.
  • Technical troubleshooting experience is helpful.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Mac operating systems.

Preferred Majors:All Majors are welcome to apply.

Position Title: Work Study
Department: International Engagement
Location: Stark Learning Center Room 441
Supervisor Name: Michele Foust
Phone: (570) 408-4037
Email: michele.foust@wilkes.edu

Purpose:Student working in the Office of International Engagement assists Coordinators, Executive,Associate and Assistant Directors in their efforts to fulfill the extra-curricular requirements ofcustom designated programs managed by OIE, as well as help support the integration of theinternational students on those programs into campus life and the campus community.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Support students in tasks related to American life such as using US Post Office Services, banking,common methods of communication, shopping, etc.
  • Be willing and able to drive vans
  • Work irregular hours including evenings and weekends Some work related travel
  • Assist with other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Skills:

Works as a team member

  • Communicate effectively with international students, peers and staff
  • Positive attitude and desire to learn
  • Adapt to a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment

Preferred Majors:No preference

Position Title: Chemistry Tutor
Department: Upward Bound
Location: Conyngham Hall
Supervisor Name: Mr. Corey Moore
Phone: (570) 408-5502
Email: corey.moore@wilkes.edu

Purpose:Under the direction and supervision of the Academic Coordinator, the primary role is to provide academic assistance within the given subject of concern. The students will be local high school students whose grade level range is from 10th - 12th grade.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Be available Thursday nights (3:00pm - 6:00pm) *Additional days may be available, based on students 'needs*
  • Provide academic support throughout the semester
  • Conduct inpidual and small group instruction
  • Provide correctional feedback based on students' classwork and responses
  • Give brief verbal and written description of student progress

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must be proficient in college-level Chemistry
  • College student with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Knowledge of test-taking and study skills
  • Flexibility
  • Reliable, responsible, and collaborative
  • Must be eligible for federal work-study and be enrolled as a full-time student

Preferred Majors:All Science areas of concentration will be considered

Position Title: Physics Tutor
Department: Upward Bound
Location: Conyngham Hall
Supervisor Name: Mr. Corey Moore
Phone: (570) 408-5502
Email: corey.moore@wilkes.edu

Purpose:Under the direction and supervision of the Academic Coordinator, the primary role is to provide assistance within the given subject of concern. The students will be local high school studentswhose grade level range is from 10th - 12th grade.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Be available Thursday nights (3:00pm - 6:00pm) *Additional days may be available, based on students' needs*
  • Provide academic support throughout the semester
  • Conduct inpidual and small group instruction
  • Provide correctional feedback based on students' classwork and responses
  • Give brief verbal and written description of student progress

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must be proficient in college-level Physics
  • College student with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Knowledge of test-taking and study skills
  • Flexibility
  • Reliable, responsible, and collaborative
  • Must be eligible for federal work-study and be enrolled as a full-time student

Preferred Majors:Engineering / Physics

Position Title: Student Aid
Department: Bursar's Office
Location: 32 W South Street
Supervisor Name: Anne Kotarski
Phone: (570) 408-4654
Email: anne.kotarski@wilkes.edu

Purpose:To assist with student account updates and processing.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Data entry to the Banner system to include: Posting tuition deferments, moving hold codes, posting payment plan codes, posting write offs, posting parking tickets and passes.
  • Mailing and printing collection letters.
  • Open and distribute mail.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Federal Work Study allotment

Preferred Majors: Business, Finance

Position Title: Student Aid
Department: Technology for Teaching and Learning
Location: Max Roth Center
Supervisor Name: Kristine Pruett
Phone: 570-408-4676
Email: kristine.pruett@wilkes.edu

Purpose:This position will help to support the general operations of the Office of Technology for Teaching and Learning.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

The student will be responsible for:

  • proofreading and identifying broken links in online courses
  • assisting with identification of course assets and media
  • creating transcripts/closed captions from video/audio files and loading them into online courses
  • assisting with general department communications such as announcements, social media posts, etc.
  • assisting with maintaining department web site
  • assisting with general office duties as needed

Depending on the level of technical skill and interest, this person can gain real-world knowledge
of how online programs and supporting systems work.

Qualifications / Skills:

Minimum qualifications:

  • Interest in writing/editing, communications, video or other media applications
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent grammar, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • 3.0 GPA or higher preferred
  • Must be eligible for federal work study and be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be reliable, responsible and collaborative

Additional Preferred:

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office and social media applications
  • Basic knowledge of web content editing

Preferred Majors:Integrative Media, Communications, Computer Science, English, Education

Position Title: Mechanical Engineering Teaching Assistant (TA)
Department: Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management
Location: Stark Learning Center
Supervisor Name: Henry Castejon
Phone: (570) 408-4607
Email: henry.castejon@wilkes.edu

Purpose:The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management invites qualified students to apply for work study positions. The Mechanical Engineering TA assists instructors and tutors students in core ME classes.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Teaching Assistant responsibilities for core ME classes (some classes vary by semester) include:
  • assisting the instructor during class and lab sessions
  • accompanying the instructor during class and answering students' questions as needed
  • tutoring assistance outside main class times
  • record keeping assistance

Qualifications / Skills:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management invites qualified juniors and seniors who have at least a 3.00 GPA in their engineering major to apply. A high degree of commitment, enthusiasm, and diligence is expected. Students should expect to contribute 5-10 hours per week. Students eligible for Federal Work Study will be given first preference.

Interested applicants should submit their completed work study applications to Mrs. Lisa Colavitti
in the Engineering Office, SLC 163.

Preferred Majors:Mechanical Engineering

Position Title: Machine Shop Assistant
Department: Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management
Location: Stark Learning Center
Supervisor Name: Mitchell Adams
Phone: (570) 408-3808
Email: mitchell.adams@wilkes.edu

Purpose:The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management invites qualified students to apply for work study positions. The Machine Shop Assistant helps with various projects and needs in the CSE Machine Shop.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

Machine Shop Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Setup and operation of machine shop equipment
  • Answering questions from students who are doing shop projects
  • Helping students with equipment operation
  • Shop cleanup
  • Other duties as assigned Safety is the highest priority.

Qualifications / Skills:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management invites qualified juniors and
seniors who have satisfactory academic standing to apply.

A high degree of commitment, enthusiasm, and diligence is expected. Students should expect to
contribute 5-10 hours per week. Students eligible for Federal Work Study will be given first
preference.

Interested applicants should submit their completed work study applications to Mrs. Lisa Colavitti
in the Engineering Office, SLC 163.

Preferred Majors:

Position Title: Electrical Engineering Lab TA
Department: Electrical Engineering and Physics
Location: Stark Learning Center
Supervisor Name: Matthew Saporito
Phone: (570) 408-3361
Email: matthew.saporito@wilkes.edu

Purpose:The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics invites qualified students to apply for work study positions. Several positions are available.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

Duties include but are not limited to the following: tutoring and assisting with instruction in
assigned lab sections, assisting with weekly lab setups on designated days, assisting with
organization and inventory of lab equipment, attending safety training as required, and also
participating in departmental outreach activities such as Open Houses, Shadow Days, etc. Work study
students will be expected to contribute an average of 5-10 hours per week. A high degree of
commitment, enthusiasm, and work ethic is expected. Interested applicants should submit their
completed work study applications to Mrs. Lisa Colavitti in the Engineering Office in SLC 226.
Students eligible for Federal Work Study are strongly preferred, but Institutional Work Study
students will also be considered.

Qualifications / Skills:

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics invites qualified juniors and seniors who have
successfully completed EE 283 and/or EE 252 with a grade of 3.00 or better to apply.

Preferred Majors:Electrical Engineering

Position Title: Physics Lab TA
Department: Electrical Engineering and Physics
Location: Stark Learning Center
Supervisor Name: Matthew Saporito
Phone: (570) 408-3361
Email: matthew.saporito@wilkes.edu

Purpose:The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics invites qualified students to apply for work study positions. Several positions are available.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

Duties include but are not limited to the following: tutoring and assisting with instruction in
assigned lab sections, assisting with weekly lab setups on designated days, assisting with
organization and inventory of lab equipment, attending safety training as required, and also
participating in departmental outreach activities such as Open Houses, Shadow Days, etc. Work study
students will be expected to contribute an average of 5-10 hours per week. A high degree of
commitment, enthusiasm, and work ethic is expected. Interested applicants should submit their
completed work study applications to Mrs. Lisa Colavitti in the Engineering Office in SLC 226.
Students eligible for Federal Work Study are strongly preferred, but Institutional Work Study
students will also be considered.

Qualifications / Skills:

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics invites qualified students who have
successfully completed PHY 201 and/or PHY 202 with a grade of 3.00 or better to apply.

Preferred Majors:Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Position Title: Grounds Helper
Department: Facilities
Location: Campus Wide
Supervisor: Lee Plank
Phone: (570) 408-4981
Email: lee.plank@wilkes.edu

Purpose: To assist with the daily operations of the Grounds Technician.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

The position assists with general landscaping and grounds work throughout campus. Duties include
policing of the grounds, weeding, planting of shrubs and flowers, snow removal, etc. It provides
maintenance support with general cleaning duties ( e.g. cleaning up spills trash and litter
removal).

Qualifications / Skills:

Applicant must have the ability repeatedly lift 20-50 pounds and occasionally lift at least 100
pounds. Must be able to work on their feet for up to 4 hours. Good customer service skills and the
ability to function well in a team environment as well as work independently.

Preferred Majors: All majors accepted if qualifications are met.

Position Title: Mover and Event set up helper
Department: Facilities
Location: Campus wide
Supervisor Name: Ken Hanadel
Phone: (570) 408-4669
Email: kenneth.hanadel@wilkes.edu

Purpose:To assist with the daily operations of the General Maintenance Technicians.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • The position assists with set-ups associated with University events (e.g. graduations, orientations, homecoming, various events and performances), logistical moves and campus deliveries (e.g. furniture, equipment, supplies).
  • Provides maintenance support with general cleaning duties (e.g. cleaning up spills, trash removal) and work associated with seasonal grounds maintenance and
    care (e.g. snow removal, litter removal, etc.).

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Applicant must have the ability to repeatedly lift 20-50 pounds and occasionally lift at least 100 pounds.
  • Must be able to work on their feet for up to 4 hours.
  • Good customer service skills and the ability to function well in a team environment.

Preferred Majors:All majors accepted if qualifications/skills are met.

Position Title: Child Care Aide
Department: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA Child Care Department
Location: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. Wilkes-Barre, PA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg
Phone: (570) 408-5905
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Purpose:To provide assistance within the Child Care Department

Positions available in Day Care, Preschool, and School Age

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Communicate with parents daily
  • Follow daily feeding/eating schedules (posted in classroom)
  • Follow correct diaper changing procedure (posted in classroom)
  • Follow daily schedule (posted in classroom)
  • Inform Child Care Director and/or Assistant Child Care Director of any problems that arise with discipline, staff, illness, supplies, fund raising, public relations, or maintenance
  • Maintain staff/child ratio (Make us aware if you are not in ratio)
  • Attend staff meetings, trainings, and other mandatory staff functions
  • Straighten classroom and clean appliances before leaving each day
  • Meet state standards for child care
  • Provide stimulation to the children by rocking, holding, talking to, singing, and playing Follow guidelines for DHS and Keystone Stars

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must possess a High School Diploma
  • Must obtain Child Abuse History Clearance, Criminal Background Check, and FBI Fingerprinting
  • Must take Mandated Reporter Training
  • Child Care experience a plus

Preferred Majors:Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Psychology, Nursing

Position Title: Intramural Sports
Department: Athletics
Location: McHale Athletic Center/Marts Center
Supervisor Name: Scott Robinson
Phone: 570-408-2703
Email: scott.robinson@wilkes.edu

Purpose:Wilkes University's intramural sports program promotes a healthy lifestyle for students, faculty and staff by providing a variety of athletic activities in which all persons can participate regardless of their degree of athletic ability.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Students are encouraged to participate as officials, referees, scorekeepers, timers and
  • competitors.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Students with a background/knowledge in sports is encouraged but not required.

Preferred Majors: Any Major

Position Title: Technical Assistant
Department: Performing Arts
Location: Darte Center
Supervisor Name: Tom Rupp
Phone: 570 408 4544
Email: tom.rupp@wilkes.edu

Purpose: To assist the Performing Arts staff in providing theatre technical assistance formusic, theatre, dance and selected University events.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Assist in hanging and focusing lighting equipment
  • Assist in hanging curtains, banners, screens, scenery etc.
  • Assist in running sound and lighting equipment for events
  • Assisting maintenance of sound, lighting and shop equipment
  • Assist with backstage duties during events
  • assisting front of house activities such as ushering at events

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Dependability
  • Interest and willingness to learn lighting, sound and carpentry skills Ability to work in groups under direction

Preferred Majors: None

Position Title: Resident Advisor / Security
Department: N/A
Location: Ruth's Place
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg
Phone: (570) 408-5905
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Purpose:

  • Maintain the safety and stability of the shelter so our residents can live in a secure environment.
  • Also assist residents to fulfill their day-to-day activities and responsibilities.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and professionalism while answering telephones, greeting residents and
  • donors, keeping files and case notes updated and accurate.
  • Determine eligibility for shelter and complete intake and exit processes.
  • Maintain a safe and secure facility, ensure compliance with shelter policies and procedures.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • High school diploma or GED. Experience in social work preferred.

Preferred Majors: Any major

Position Title: Wellness Center Staff on Duty
Department: Wellness
Location: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA
Supervisor Name: Megan Valkenburg
Phone: 570-408-5905
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Purpose:

Under the direction and supervision of the Wellness Director, the Wellness Center Staff shall be
responsible for all day to day functioning and cleanliness of the Wellness Center. Staff persons
will develop relationships with members and ensure consistent, superior service is provided to
maximize member retention. Staff members are responsible and accountable for the cleanliness and
safety of the wellness center and surrounding studios during scheduled shifts. The Wellness Center
Staff will assist in programs as needed and work on inpidual projects as required. They will be
solution seekers and confident, trustworthy decision makers. The incumbent will also exhibit the
core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all aspects of their work with the
YMCA. They will deliver excellent service to all members, guests, and program participants, respond
to member and guest needs promptly, and promote all programs.

Job Duties / Responsibilities Summary:

  • Develop member relationships
  • Actively supervise the members using the Wellness Center
  • Enforce Wellness Center regulations
  • Assist members with fitness programs
  • Maintain the cleanliness of Wellness Center areas and machines
  • Document and log all equipment malfunctions
  • Perform routine maintenance on all equipment
  • Ensure the Wellness Center is safe environment
  • Conduct youth and adult orientations
  • Actively recruit clients to the personal training, duo-training, and small group personal
  • training programs
  • Monitor temporary signage in the wellness center for current information, accuracy and
  • professional look
  • Be knowledgeable about all YMCA programs to effectively engage with members. This includes
  • being familiar with all current brochure information, upcoming events and other special activities.
  • If information is not available, be responsible for obtaining the correct information and providing
  • information to members.
  • Follow and enforce all YMCA procedures and policies, including: personnel guidelines, safety
  • guidelines, wellness policies. Carry out emergency plans as necessary
  • Be dressed in appropriate attire and wear name tag at all times
  • Attend and remain current on all mandatory trainings and staff meetings
  • Be knowledgeable and supportive of the YMCA annual support campaign
  • Always look for ways to improve performance
  • Emphasize fun, make the Y a happy place with positive relationships
  • Assume other responsibilities as deemed appropriate by supervisor(s).

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Must have: Criminal Background Check; Fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance
  • Must Obtain: CPR/AED & First Aid Certified with 90 days
  • Prior-to-start trainings: HIPAA; Child Abuse Prevention Training; Blood Born Pathogen Training;
  • Appropriate Touch Training; Social Media and Technology Training; Bullying

Preferred Majors:N/A

Position: Student Aid. Department: Civic Engagement - Veteran Center of Excellence(on campus).

Supervisor: Megan Valkenburg
Phone Number: 570-408-5905
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Job Duties/ Skills:

Students can expect their duties include helping with the day-to-day operation of the office; including serving as a greeter, signing in students to the center, creating meetings, maintaining bulletin boards, creating and hanging posters, preparing supplies for upcoming events, making copies, sending faxes, answering the phones, taking messages and sending e-mail reminders. The Veteran Center of Excellence is open from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Qualifications:

  • Receptionist Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
    • Excellent organizational skills.
    • Comfortable with telephone and verbal communication with clients.
    • Create informative bulletin boards, flyers, and brochures
    • Maintain office supplies and coordinate inventories.

Position Title: Student Aid. Department: Civic Engagement-Off Campus Community Work Study. Supervisor: Megan Valkenburg.
Phone Number: 570-408-5905.
Email: megan.boone@wilkes.edu

Jobs Available: The Civic Engagement office is seeking highly motivated, detail oriented, committed and energetic students to work in the community at various area non-profit age

American Red Cross Blood Drive Coordinator
The responsibilities of the Blood Drive coordinator include but are not limited to advertisement and marketing to students, faculty, and staff, recruitment of donors (phone calls, e-mails, flyers, etc.), recruitment of volunteers, blowing up balloons and decorating, collaborating with facilities and food services on set-up, clean-up and refreshments. Maintaining blood drive records.

Domestic Violence Service Center
Assist in the day-to-day operations of the facility. Answering phones, taking messages, and filing. Students may also train to become hotline operators at the request of the DVSC director. Clearances are required.

Keystone Mission - Youth Program Volunteer

About the program:

The Keystone Mission runs our youth program for the local community. Ideal volunteers for the youth program should have a passion for helping children ages 5-14. A typical day for volunteering will consist of 1 on 1 homework help, a weekly lesson, games/activities, and snack time. Below are some more specific volunteer duties:

Duties:

  • To assist in the running ofthe youth program
  • To communicate with the youth coordinator and other volunteers about daily program activities
  • To supervise young people and ensure general health & safety and rules of conduct
  • To build a rapport with young people and listen to their concerns
  • To facilitate and participate inhomework , games, activities and discussions with young people
  • To assist with necessary program set-up and clean-up
  • To undertake required record keeping procedures including reporting verbally to supervisor and completing any relevant program forms

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday (3:00 -5:15pm)

Time Commitment: 7 hours a week

Location: 290 Park view Circle, Wilkes-Barre. PA 19702

Clearances needed:

  • Pennsylvania State Police Background Check in past year
  • FBI Fingerprint Check in the past year (if you have lived in PA for less than10 years)
  • PAAbuse History Clearance in the past year
  • Voluntary Disclosure Statement

Benefits: Development of team and leadership skills, taking part in fun activities, accessing training to further personal development, meeting a challenge.

Questions? Contact our volunteer coordinator, Austin Shission, at 570-871 .4795 Ext. 408 or austin.shission@keystonemission.org

Kirby Family House
Duties: Answer phones; assist with resident needs, clerical duties, assist case manager with projects, assist with kitchen duties. REQUIREMENTS:
Child abuse Clearances. State police clearances
Must bring in ID (driver's license, social security cards and completed Salvation Army application)

McGlynn After-school program
Tutor and assist youth with homework and computer shills. Must have a great desire to work with children of low-income, be committed to the program, and be extremely reliable. The work study will meet on a regular basis with supervisor to review student progress in the program. Child abuse clearance and transportation are a must.

Ruth's Place House of Hope Women's Shelter

The work study student will be responsible for volunteer coordination, organizing donated items such as foods and clothing, answering phones and taking messages. (Training is provided)

Special Olympics Program Assistant
Duties include assisting in volunteer recruitment and management of the Special Olympics Bowling Tournament and two fun social events on campus. Participation in once monthly board meetings as well as supervising the planning board.

YMCA Wellness Department
The wellness staff is responsible for the supervision, operation, and monitoring of all members making sure equipment is being used correctly and offering correction when equipment is being used improperly. The staff performs new member orientation, enforces all fitness center rules and performs general facility maintenance and cleaning within the fitness center rooms.

YMCA Front Desk
Work study will be responsible for answering phones, greeting members, processing membership information, and helping with bulk mailing.

YMCA Preschool Aide
The preschool aide will be expected to assist the teachers in monitoring the children to ensure child safety, and making sure each child is signed in and out of the care center. Other duties may include making photo copies and interacting with parents. FBI fingerprinting and Child Abuse Clearances are required

YMCA Nursery Aide
The nursery aide will be expected to assist in child care responsibilities and assisting in monitoring the children to ensure safety. FBI fingerprinting and Child Abuse Clearances are required.

Qualifications: Qualifications for this position are commitment to a set schedule, reliable transportation, desire to learn new skills working with a variety of people, and strong work ethic. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Comfortable with telephone and verbal communication with clients.
  • Create informative bulletin boards, flyers, and brochures
  • Maintain Confidentiality

©