The CCE works closely with the Office of Financial Aid and our community partners to create part-time positions for Lawrence students. Federal work-study eligibility is required to apply for these positions, as a portion of the wages is paid by the federal work-study program. 

These positions are great for students who are interested in exploring careers in the non-profit or social impact space. 

Interested in applying for a community work-study position? Check out the links below to explore our current community work-study openings.

Eligible students should apply via Handshake.

  • Child Care Teacher - Appleton YMCA (Federal Work Study)

    Sun, 08/21/2022 - 10:43am
    Job Description The Appleton YMCA is seeking creative and fun individuals to join our team as teachers in our Early Learning Center! Play & Learn is a licensed, part-time childcare program where children can stay at the Y for up to 5 hours per day. Teachers will interact frequently, affectionately and respectfully with children and their families. Respect and observe children's interests. Enhance children's learning experience through play, language and interactive activities. Use positive procedures when guiding children's behavior. Be attentive, flexible and supportive of children and families. Assistant and Lead teaching positions available.Multiple Part-Time hours ranging from 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM are available.Job Requirements Must be 18 years of age, and have completed high school or its equivalency as determined by the DPI.Entry-Level Assistant Positions: Willing to obtain early childhood coursework/credentials. Staff have the ability to complete early childhood workbooks for qualifications through the Y. All applicants are encouraged to apply.Lead Teacher Positions: Must have minimum of Introduction to the Child Care Profession and Skills and Strategies for the Childcare teacher or equivalent. Teachers working in an infant room must have Fundamentals of Infant and Toddler Care or its equivalent within 6 months of hire. Prefer associates degree in Early Childhood education, however not required. Experience of 1-2 years working with children. Organization Summary Come join us at the Y, Where Work is Play! Benefits of joining our team: Free YMCA membership, discounts on child care, classes, programs, and more! Y Retirement Plan, 403(B) Retirement Option. You will have the opportunity to grow in a professional, supportive environment. Here, you can apply your experience, knowledge and abilities, while discovering new talents within yourself as you affect positive change in the lives of those around you. Whether you enjoy working with kids, adults or seniors, the benefits of working at the YMCA stay with you for a lifetime. Discover your passion at the Y! The YMCA is for all. We make sure that everyone, no matter their age, gender, race, ability, or any other identifier, is welcomed as part of the YMCA family. We are proud to celebrate diversity as an equal opportunity workplace.
  • STAR Mentor (Federal Work Study)

    Mon, 08/08/2022 - 1:20pm
    About the Boys & Girls ClubAt the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley, our core belief is that all young people deserve an equitable change to reach their full potential. We work hard on many fronts to advance the hopes and dreams of the young people who need us most. We believe in them and trust that if we can help them believe in themselves, they can and will go off to become caring citizens and make their own lasting differences throughout their lives. We recognize that oppression and disparity exist in the world, resulting in microaggressions, systemic inequity, and violence. We believe in the right of all individuals and communities to have equitable access and opportunity to succeed in all organizations and workplaces. We are committed to doing our part to help dismantle systemic-isms and to live up to the ideals of functioning as an actively antiracist organization. We commit to using the principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice to evaluate and guide our policies, practices, and procedures. About the PositionThe STAR (Scholars on Target to Achieve Results) Mentor supports the provision of culturally responsive school-based support to ensure Black/African-American high school students are engaged in education, on track to graduate, and poised for post-graduation success. This position is part of a wider community initiative working to close the equity gap for Black/African American individuals in the Fox Cities community. Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive):Work at designated school site to support STAR ScholarsComplete data entry for respective school sites, as neededConvery caring and compassion in ongoing interactions with Scholars, caregivers, and staffFacilitate opportunities for youth to build and develop skills necessary for school success (e.g. time management, study habits, problem-solving, goal setting, self-advocacy, tutoring, etc.)Be of service with special projects, field trips, campus visits, graduation celebrations, etc.Demonstrate commitment to learning key trauma concepts, culturally responsive techniques, and applying trauma-informed practice.Other duties and responsibilities as assignedSome availability during school hours, as well as some evenings and weekends, as needed.Desire to learn and grow in the following areas:Academic Support: explore the intersectionality of education and future successCommunication: listening and responding from a culturally-specific lensCreating an anti-racist culture: commitment to improving the school climate for black studentsEngagement Strategies: dialogue and reflect with students regarding personal and cultural identity. Growth Mindset: seek evaluation and be able to accept praise and critical feedbackUnderstanding of multi-faceted nature of Black culture: desire to engage underrepresented students in dialogue and reflection regarding personal and cultural identity. Qualifications:Experience working with youthAbility and passion to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds, cultures, identities, and experiencesStrong communication skills and the ability to negotiate, compromise and confront conflict in a productive mannerAbility to work independently as well as within a teamFlexibility to connect with youth during school hours as well as some evenings and weekends, as needed. Ability to work in a variety of settings.
  • Edison Elementary Newspaper Editor (Federal Work Study)

    Mon, 08/08/2022 - 12:46pm
    About the PositionThis position will foster literacy skills in students at Edison Elementary School, through writing, organizing, and publishing a school newspaper. The newspaper should also instill literacy skills in students by providing them with an item of interest to read. Lastly, this individual will provide support to parents or other caregivers by including activities and suggestions to support student learning and reading through the paper. This position should expect to work 10:30am-11:30am one day each week, M-Th. This position will be compensated an additional hour for preparation and wrap-up each week.
  • Math/Literacy Partner (Federal Work Study)

    Mon, 08/08/2022 - 12:33pm
    About the PositionLawrence students will be partnered with Edison Elementary students to foster skills, confidence, and interest in math or literacy. You will meet one-on-one or in small groups with students. Typical meeting times vary depending on the student schedules and needs. You will also be paid for 15 minutes of preparation time for every hour worked. You will work with students in grades 1-6. You must have a basic understanding of math and/or reading concepts and how they are taught. Typical topics in math will be fractions, multiplication, division, word problems, measurement, and geometry. Typical literacy activities would include reading together with a student, listening to a student read, checking comprehension through discussion, and editing, writing, and mapping skills. This will be done with minimal supervision from a teacher at Edison. Applicants must be able to pass a background check by Appleton Area School District.
  • Visitor Services Associate (Federal Work Study)

    Mon, 08/08/2022 - 12:12pm
    About the History MuseumThe museum is located inside a building on the National Register of Historic Places in downtown Appleton. Approximately 25,000 visitors each year come from throughout the United States to experience the museum's award-winning exhibitions and programs.About the PositionThe History Museum at the Castle seeks applicants for a Visitor Services Associate position.THIS IS A LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY WORK-STUDY POSITION.Face-to-face and phone customer serviceClerical workSales in a museum gift shop settingThe chosen applicant will be someone who believes an exceptional museum experience begins with first impressions and that accuracy in transactions, patience, tact, and a sense of humor will make that first impression an exceptional one.Qualifications include:retail or clerical experienceability to implement trainingability to work with minimal supervisiona commitment to a team approachHow to ApplyApplicants must complete an application form and answer three questions about their work experiences specific to the job requirements. The application form is linked.Submit the application by email (, by dropping it off at the front desk of the museum, or by mail:History Museum at the CastleAttn: Michelle Lokken330 E. College AvenueAppleton, WI 54911
  • Playologist

    Sun, 09/22/2019 - 11:55am
    The Building for Kids Children’s Museum (BFKCM) is looking for an energetic, outgoing individual who loves families and kids, excels at customer service, and is excited to work in, and create, a fun and engaging environment. This position is a main point of contact for our visitors, ensures our visitors have an amazing experience and assists with the functioning of the BFKCM from open to close. Job Duties: • Interact and engage with visitors of all ages, go out of your way to help kids and families get the most out of their experience at the BFKCM. • Make sure exhibits are clean, safe and welcoming. • Assist with field trips, birthday parties and special events. • Perform daily opening and closing duties throughout the BFKCM. • Greet families and answer customer inquiries. • Process sales and maintain records accurately in BFKCM database/point of sale system. • Perform other duties as assigned.Ideal candidates will have: • Enthusiastic and engaging attitude. • Experience working or volunteering with children in an educational or professional setting. • Experience working in a fast-paced, high-traffic, public environment. • Customer service experience. • Basic computer skills. • Experience with cash handling procedures. • Strong communication skills. • Availability to work during most weekends.Application - Please submit a brief cover letter with either your resume or BFK employment application to: Melissa Wallace, Visitor Experience Manager The Building for Kids Children’s Museum 100 W. College Avenue Appleton, WI 54911 Email: 920-734-3226 x116

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