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Work Study Positions

There are three types of work study available through OCS:

Office-Based/Van Drivers 

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: Etenish Abebe (
      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.

  • Green Street Teaching and Learning Center
    • Contact Anna Flurry and Kamilah O'Connor (
      The After School Program is open to area students in grades 1 - 8, with specific focus on the arts, math and science.  Assist as a homework helper in the after school program from 5pm - 6pm.  In addition to academic support, students participate in a variety of ways to support visual arts classes (environmental, art around the world, art with science and math) movement (salsa, tap, breakdancing), and music (drumming, private lessons).  The entire program runs from 3pm - 6pm every day.


  • Individual Tutoring
    • Contact Ali Felman (
      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.

  • Scholars in Action
    • Contact: Rebecca Brand or Lily Wittrock (

      This group will engage Wesleyan students in after-school tutoring, at both Keigwin Middle School (6th grade) and Woodrow Wilson Middle School (7th and 8th grade). Wesleyan students will provide tutoring and mentorship to students and participate in the development of enrichment activities. This work will aid the school districts' goals of reducing the achievement gap, increasing school engagement and attendance and improving the social and emotional wellness of students.

  • Traverse Square After School Program
    • Contact Irma Mazariego, Matt Catron, Naomi Wright, Moises Valencia, Nailah Hines (
      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.

  • WesESL
    • Contact: Samuel Leiva ( runs during the school day and tutors assist children at Macdonough Elementary School with their English as a Learned Language lessons. Schedules vary based on tutor availabilty. Tutors choose at least one weekly shift during which they go to Macdonough and provide assistance to kids between K and 5th grade.

  • WesReads/WesWrites and WesMath
    • Contact Nairi Touryan and Maya Adler (
      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.

  • Woodrow Wilson Education Program
    • Contact Daniel Kim, Lucy De Souza & Micaela Kaye (
      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.

  • YMCA Andre's All Stars
    • Contact Sarah Renjilian ( The YMCA, thanks to a grant from NBA player Andre Drummond, has created an after-school program for middle school youth. The program has a physical activity/sports component and a tutoring component. Wesleyan students interested in tutoring, mentorship and/or athletics are encouraged to join.


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 ( or Cathy Lechowicz (
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:

  • St. Vincent dePaul Middletown--Social Media/Administrative Assistant--POSITION FILLED
    • 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.

  • Even Start--Classroom Workers
    • Even Start is a Family Learning Program that 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 to Friday from 9am-12:30pm.

  • The Buttonwood Tree--Outreach/Events Assistant--POSITION FILLED
    • The Buttonwood Tree is a local organization that supports creative activities and endeavors of artists and teaching artists and serves as a space for cultural and artistic events.

      Seeking a student with good communication skills and strong computer skills, preferably a MAC, but can train. Graphic design ability a plus.

      Flexibility in their schedule to accommodate working at TBT for several hours during the week, evenings possible.

      Someone willing to learn with good self-confidence.

  • Middlesex Historical Society--POSITION FILLED
    • 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 United Way--Social Media Assistant--POSITION FILLED
    • Middlesex United Way seeks a work-study student to enhance the organization’s social media efforts. The applicant will lead a project to assess correlation between social media engagement and donor/volunteer engagement. The applicant will work with staff to design the study, manage data collection, and make recommendations for ongoing social media efforts based on his/her findings. In addition, the applicant will work on other projects assigned. Possible projects include building the organization’s loyal donor program, and other communications tasks such as writing, editing, and proof reading.


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 and Cathy Crimmins Lechowicz 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: Cathy Crimmins Lechowicz, CCP Director