VCSC Student Employment
Did you know that the Volunteer and Community Service Center (VCSC) is the only department on campus to be almost entirely student-run? The VCSC is run by 4 different teams with 24 student workers with advisement/supervision by 1.3 professional staff members. Some of these students work primarily in the VCSC to promote volunteerism on campus, while others work with non-profit organizations and schools in the Fox Cities community to support their missions and serve as a bridge between the community and campus.
We are now hiring!
We have two projects in need of extra support and are seeking to hire 2 students for this temporary need this year. Should you have any interest in the positions below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and express your interest and fit for the position.
1. Volunteer Center Historian: Seeking a student to work 5-10 hours/week to research how the VCSC came to be and how we’ve evolved through the years. This student can pick their own hours, will work closely with the VCSC and our campus archivist, and can pick their own schedule.
2. Photographer: We run many fantastic programs in the community but don’t often capture pictures of our impact. Seeking a student to attend various events on and off campus and take high quality pictures to help us best tell our story.
Office Managers (4) work together as a team to support the mission of the VCSC by providing organizational and communication support internal and external to the department. The Office Managers will work to provide logistical support to the director/department while performing a wide variety of tasks in support of student volunteer programs.
Under the direction of the Director of Volunteer and Community Service Programs at Lawrence University and the Fox Cities community, develop a deeper understanding of a need in our community, assets and challenges of that need in the Fox Cities and potential campus-community partnerships. Leaders will serve in various different capacities at organizations devoted to that need/issue and contribute to the mission of the organization, understand the root issues addressed by the organizations and make connections between the needs of the organizations and the interests of Lawrence students through the support of a corps.
CULTURAL SUPPORT PROGRAMS
Cultural Support Programs provide mentorship and foster empowerment in youth at Kaleidoscope Academy, a local middle school, by creating a space to share ideas, bridge the gap of cross-cultural misunderstanding, and provide various activities focused on youth development, empowerment, and mentorship.
MATH AND READING PARTNER PROGRAM
The LU Math Partners AND LU Reading Partners PROGRAM is a program funded by the America Reads/America Counts initiative. Students with federal work study will be matched with youth at Edison Elementary School to support their reading and math goals. Follow application instructions listed in position description.
OTHER SERVICE-RELATED JOB OPPORTUNITIES:
Service Shuttle Driver
Hours per Week: 2-6
Employment Start Date: TBD
Supervisor: Karen Brennan
*Job Description: Drive LU volunteers to various locations in the Fox Cities throughout the week (times will vary a bit depending on need/availability) but especially on Saturdays.
Qualifications: Must be eligible to be an LU authorized driver. Must... 1. be at least 18 years of age, 2. have had license for at least 2 years 3. have a clean driving record.
Application Instructions: Email Karen Brennan to inquire about application process.
Read what these students have to say about working in the VCSC:
"Service has continually put my academic and personal goals in perspective for me. Attending a private university is a privilege not many people have access to and being involved in the community has made me passionate about bridging those tow entities together - whether through raising awareness about the different communities in need of educating others to create accessibility to knowledge they don't already have. And I have been very lucky that my involvement in service event helped lead me to the realization of the future work I would love to do with youth of color and promoting their growth and resilience."
~Claudia Loza, '18, OLAS Coordinator 2017-2018
"Working at the VCSC has allowed me to break out of the Lawrence bubble and see some of the serious issues our community faces. As the Fair Housing and Hunger Program coordinator, I have been able to see how many people homelessness and hunger affects. The VCSC has enabled me to help these people and create positive change in the community. The VCSC has provided me with the best experience I have had thus far at Lawrence."
~Lewis Berger, '18, Fair Housing and Hunger Program Coordinator 2016-2017
"I've been working in the VCSC for 2 years now and I'm excited to be returning for a 3rd. Working in the VCSC allows me to really get involved in our community and advocate for children and families, even as a student. I've learned so much through my work, both on campus and in the community, and I love being able to explore my interests and serve at the same time."
~Abbey Bowen, '18, LARY Buddy Coordinator 2016-2017
"The Volunteer Center is the best job that I have had on campus till date. It has such a great community of students dedicated to service and social justice which creates a great work environment. The Volunteer Center has also shaped the person I am today as it allows me to explore my interests through the realms of volunteerism and service. I have definitely grown as a student and an individual being a part of the Volunteer Center team!"
~Jaime Gonzalez, '16, Resource and Diversity Coordinator 2014-2015
"This is my first year working at the VCSC and I have enjoyed every bit of it. Not only have I had the opportunity to develop new skills but I have also had the chance to pursue my passion. For instance, with the support of Kristi Hill, other Lawrence students and I have had the amazing opportunity to start our own support group, HOLAS, for Latino teens at Roosevelt Middle School. The goal of our group is to empower these teens and help them understand that they have a voice and can make a difference in the world. So far, it has been a very rewarding and amazing experience working with the group. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for us!"
~Araceli Mena '16, Communications Coordinator 2014-2015