COMMUNITY BASED WORK-STUDY

If you are eligible for Federal Work Study, you have a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience working at a local non-profit organization as a work study student. You can get paid to work with some of the most vulnerable populations in the local community - children, the homeless, and low-income families - and make a difference in their lives.

To Get Started: Contact Financial Aid to check eligibility and see what paperwork is required to participate. Review available positions listed to match interests and/or academics. Contact Maura at the Shoval Center to complete paperwork and contact a work site - mauramodrovsky@kings.edu or 570-208-5915.

Open Positions:

Center of the Village (http://wvpcpa.org/programs/center-of-the-village-after-school-program/)

Afterschool Program Assistant - assist with daily activities at afterschool program including homework, preparing and serving snacks, physical education, crafts, and computer time.

Commission on Economic Opportunity (www.ceopeoplehelpingpeople.org)

IT Assistant - provide technical support and assistance to senior staff on special projects, consult with manufacturer's representatives in the installation of new computer equipment, develop and maintain software and hardware inventory, and other duties as assigned.

VITA Greeter/Screener - greet and screen all taxpayers at VITA free tax preparation sites in Luzerne County.

VITA Tax Preparer - provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers.

Intake Worker - perform client contact services by phone, in office, and at other designate sites throughout Luzerne County, perform income certification and verification to prospective program recipients, assess need and make appropriate referrals for customers, record client demographics and delivery of serices on appropriate form and in computer programs.

Marketing Assistant - assist with strategic plan and risk assessment implementation, assist with development of brand awareness and online reputation, and provide input on social media management.

Research Writing Assistant - plan, organize, and conduct research for use in understanding social problems and for planning/program development. Job duties will involve writing reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content; coordinating development and preparation of materials for presentations, position papers, funding proposals, concept papers, etc. for internal and external audiences; and collaborating with IT and program staff to review and alter current data and reporting system as needed.

Eastern PA Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation (www.epcamr.org)

Watershed Outreach Specialist Intern - assist with watershed research, water-quality monitoring critical to future funding, and project development and implementation.

Flood Elementary Afterschool Tutoring Program (http://www.kings.edu/life_at_kings/hispanic_outreach)

Afterschool Tutors/Mentors - assist elementary aged students with homework and tutoring.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley (www.geisinger.org)

Mobility Volunteer - safely ambulate or walk patients following necessary protocols and safety procedures, document ambulation of patients as instructed.

Emergency Department Volunteer - greet/direct patients and family members, make rounds to check the status of patients/visitors, escort patients/visitors to exam rooms, waiting areas, registration and check out.

Inpatient Care Unit Volunteer - focus on providing compassionate engagement with patients, families, and visitors with one-on-one sitting, fall prevention, nutrition and comfort training, mobility assistance, escort and logistics.

Retail Services Clerk - basic duties as needed in the Forget me Not Gift Shop/GSWB Gift/Resale Shop.

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry (www.wilkes-barre.org)

Programs & Events Assistant - works with the Chamber to plan, manage and execute special events.

Accounting/Data Services Assistant - works to ensure financial policies are followed, ensure the quality of data and informaiton is recorded about members, member services, prospects and community partners.

Communications and Public Relations Assistant - works to develop effective member and public communications, inculding press releases, social media posts, blog posts, fundraising appeals, editorials, grant proposals & narratives, and marketing materials.

Digital and Online Marketing Assistant - works to enhance the Chamber's online presence including social media campaigns, e-mail marketing, website development, information accuracy, and resource reserach/creation/development.

Government Affairs Assistant - manage work plan details, including the annual survey, hearings and forums, creating and distributing e-updates, preparing legislative topics for review, and the annual Legislative Breakfast.

King's Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program

Mentors are needed for the Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program. The goal of the Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program is to engage at-risk youth in positive peer relationships and experiences with college students to show at-risk youth another pathway to adulthood outside the criminal track. Eligible juveniles are those who have been charged with a summary offense, a misdemeanor or non-violent felony, or have been identified by a guidance counselor, district magistrate, probation officer, County Judge, Youth Aid Panel, or parent as exhibiting potential law-violating behavior. 

McGlynn Learning Center (www.mcglynncenter.org)

Afterschool tutors/mentors - assist elementary and middle school aged children with homework and tutoring.

Osterhout Free Library (www.osterhout.info)

Circulation Page Assistant - shelve and organize items such as fiction and nonfiction books, DVDs, CDs, etc.

Ruth's Place Women's Shelter (www.ruthsplace.com)

Security Resident Advisor - The Security/Resident Advisor will be in charge of maintaining a safe and stable shelter facility which allows the residents to live in a secure environment and fulfill their day-to-day activities and responsibilities.  Advisor will ensure the physical security of the facility as well as enforce residents’, guests’, and volunteers’ compliance with shelter policy and procedures in regard to safety.  As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Advisor will also keep regular staff informed of residents’ activities.   When not engaged in other tasks, the Security/Resident Advisor may also be asked to perform clerical duties such as filing and answering phones. 

Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity (www.wv-hfh.org)

Office Assistant - assist with general office work, the annual fundraising campaign and Bike campaign, coordinate and manage mailing list, and other duties as assigned.


If you are interested in learning more or want to get started, contact Maura Modrovsky at 570-208-5915 or MauraModrovsky@kings.edu