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Community Service Assistant Internships

The CSAs are students who serve as interns (for credit or as volunteers) with the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement to support the many efforts and initiatives of the office. Students can engage in the internship as a volunteer, can receive up to three INTD-395 credits, and / or can be paid through federal work study.

There are 6 programs that currently have associated CSAs, and each carries their own set of responsibilities. The CSAs work independently and collaboratively with their CSA peers and the staff of the Center for Community to contribute positively to the programs and events of the office. 

Feel free to come and talk to any one of our Student Community Service Assistants in-room CU 353A! If you have any questions about volunteering or coordinating a service project as an individual or organization, stop on by or shoot us an email at vc@geneseo.edu and we will be more than happy to help you!

Office Hours for CSA's are available upon appointment via email request!


Apply to be a Community Service Assistant for the 2022-23 academic year

Applications are currently being accepted for all CSA position for the fall semester and the full academic year. Please visit each specific application for information and to submit your application. Please always feel free to connect with any questions or thoughts: vc@geneseo.edu

Application Links: 

 

Meet the 2021-2022 Community Service Assistants!

Jess Perrone

Student and Community Engagement Co-Coordinator

"I love connecting with the diverse population of students on campus and helping them find service opportunities that both fit their interests, while also help out the community. I really enjoy the culture of the Geneseo Community and working alongside a lot of amazing peers that inspire me to be better everyday. Working in this office has also helped me really find my life for service and my community."

Fun Fact: "I've been paragliding in the Swiss Alps"

Email: jsp10@geneseo.edu

 

Bailey McClellan

Student and Community Engagement Co-Coordinator

"My position as Student Coordinator has allowed me to bring the Geneseo community together, and nothing is more rewarding than that! I have also made some great connections with others in the office as well as the with those we have worked with through our service projects. Overall, I really enjoy organizing the events and giving back to the community!"

Fun Fact: "I have the same birthday as Lizzo!"

Email: bsm6@geneseo.edu

 

Julianna Wolf

America Reads and Counts Co-Coordinator 

"I love working with elementary aged students and helping them improve in academic areas that they are struggling in! This position allows me to work with others who are passionate about working with kids and to get more people involved in working with students!"

Office Hours: T 9:30AM-10:30AM

Fun Fact: "My shoulders and elbows are double jointed!"

Email: jmw33@geneseo.edu

 

Claire Bressette

HEROS Youth Mentoring Program Co-Coordinator 

"My position within the Office of Volunteerism has allowed me to meet so many new people. I enjoy giving my time to others who need it, especially when I am getting the opportunity to make connections and learn about myself. The HEROES Program has given me so much, and I'm glad that I get to contribute to the school in return."

Office Hours: M 11AM-1PM

Fun Fact: "I can play 4 instruments, I sing, and I write/produce music!"

Email: ceb26@geneseo.edu

 

Patrycia Mikiciuk

HEROS Youth Mentoring Program Co-Coordinator 

"As the Mentor Development Coordinator for the HEROES Program I work directly with our student mentors, supporting them throughout their mentorship experience. I am passionate about working with our students, ensuring that they are successful with their mentees. I find it so interesting that each student has their own unique experience, working one-on-one with a mentee. By establishing a safe, supportive and creative environment, our mentors are able to share their mentorship experience with their classmates, together we support each other and I find that incredibly rewarding!"

Office Hours: M 12PM-2PM

Fun Fact: "I love baking all kinds of goodies! I have a huge sweet tooth!"

Email: pm21@geneseo.edu

 

 

Jose Romero

HEROES Program Senior Program Coordinator

"I love working with my team to help close the mentorship gap!"

Office Hours: Tuesday's via email

Fun Fact: "I am lactose intolerant."

Email: jlr31@geneseo.edu

 

Jocelyn Haines

Co-Chair of Food Security Advocates/Co-Coordinator of The Pantry at Geneseo 

"I am very passionate about food accessibility and want to pursue this topic on an international scale as a career. Working in the Office of Volunteerism has been a wonderful opportunity to explore my interests, develop professional skills, and make connections with some amazing people who are equally passionate about making a difference in the surrounding community."

Fun Fact: "I am a former Team USA ice dancer."

Email: jjh26@geneseo.edu

 

Mimi Wohlrob

Co-Chair of Food Security Advocates

"I have always been passionate about volunteering and giving back to my community. I believe solving issues such as food insecurity must start locally. The Office of Volunteerism has given me the opportunity to give back not only to the greater Geneseo area, but also to my fellow students. Additionally, I am appreciative of the strong connections I have developed with peers, faculty, and local businesses."

Fun Fact: "I have been interviewed on national news twice."

Email: agw8@geneseo.edu

 

Jordan Moore

Livingston CARES Coordinator 

"I enjoy the work that the Office of Volunteerism takes part in because it’s completely community and service based. Service work and disaster relief aid are two matters that I’ve always been passionate about and plan on continuing my involvement in post graduation."

Office Hours: M 1PM-2PM

Fun Fact: "I am a member of the Geneseo Women’s Rugby team"

Email: jkm12@geneseo.edu 

 

Kailey Sewell

R Kids Volunteer and Curriculum Coordinator

"I am so excited to be an intern with RKids this year! As an education major, I love working with kids and it is so exciting to get some hands on tutoring experience. I have always been super passionate about community service, so working with the Office of Volunteerism is a really great way for me to stay involved."

Office Hours: WF 2PM-3PM

Fun Fact: "I have been to 6 countries outside of the US"

Email: krs22@geneseo.edu 

 

Jenna Berry

R Kids Intern

"I love working with young students and helping to make learning fun! It’s exciting to have the opportunity to work with the youth of the Geneseo community in person and RKids is always a highlight of my Tuesdays and Thursdays. :) "

Fun Fact: "I’m a jumper on the Geneseo track team!"

Email: jnb17@geneseo.edu

 

Megan Conklin

The Pantry at Geneseo Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

""I have always loved giving back to my community since I was a kid! It is more important now than ever to help those who are food insecure because of the pandemic. I am very passionate about helping fellow students with gaining knowledge about food security and helping those who are food insecure."

Fun Fact: "I have been to Hawaii!"

Email: mnc5@geneseo.edu

 

Position Descriptions

America Reads / America Counts Coordinator 

  • Description: America Reads and America Counts is a federally funded tutoring program for students in grades K-6 that matches college students to local schools. The Co-Coordinator will work with an already selected senior who has served in the co-coordinator position previously and has extensive knowledge of the program. You will work together to facilitate the recruitment, training, and placement of tutors in the schools.
  • Position Responsibilities:
    • Coordinate college student placement at local schools for tutoring
    • Recruit students to the America Reads/Counts program
    • Host monthly meetings for tutors
    • Help manage content on America Reads/Counts website
    • Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in bi-weekly one-on-ones with coordinator
    • Support coordinator in other duties as requested
  • Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours a week, 8 hours a week if seeking internship credit
  • Compensation: This is a volunteer position, but students may obtain internship credit in a department with approval
  • Qualifications:
    • Dependable
    • Organized
    • Previous experience with tutoring children
    • Willing and able to connect with local educators and current students
    • Creative ideas to improve tutoring programs
    • Able to take responsibility for projects and programs

Livingston CARES Coordinator

  • Description: Livingston CARES is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting communities and individuals locally, regionally, nationwide, and globally in humanitarian projects, including disaster relief and recovery efforts. In September 2005, our organization began as a response to Hurricane Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast. Livingston CARES continues serve communities impacted by natural disasters. In the 2017-18 academic year Livingston CARES organized trips to Brooklyn, NY; Houston, TX; Tampa, FL; Biloxi, MS; and Puerto Rico. The Livingston CARES CSA will support all CARES initiatives, particularly connecting Geneseo students to the opportunities presented by this unique non-profit.
  • Position Responsibilities:
    • Develop the annual Livingston Cares Report
    • Promote and help organize Livingston Cares trips to students
    • Assist with Gumbo to Go (twice annually)
    • Help manage content on Livingston Cares website
    • Organize Livingston Cares promotional materials 
    • Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in bi-weekly one-on-ones with coordinator
    • Support coordinator in other duties as requested
  • Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours a week, 8 hours a week if seeking internship credit
  • Compensation: This is a volunteer position, but students may obtain internship credit in a department with approval
  • Qualifications:
    • Previous experience on a Livingston Cares trip (preferred)
      Dependable
      Committed to the missions of the Center for Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement and Livingston Cares
      Able to take responsibility for projects and programs
      Livingston Cares Student Board Member (preferred)

Social Media and Publicity Coordinator

  • Description: This position is key to promoting all efforts of the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement to the college campus and larger community. The intern will work closely with all CSA Interns to collect information about projects and events and will use various social media platforms to generate interest, volunteers, and attention for each event. The intern will work closely with the Student and Community Engagement Coordinator CSA to generate excitement and energy for service and volunteerism.
  • Position Responsibilities:
    • Oversee and develop the office social media pages, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
    • Help manage content and design of office website, including managing the events calendar and promoting volunteer opportunities 
    • Assist in the promotion of the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement as well as sponsored projects
    • Design advertisements for annual events
    • Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in bi-weekly one-on-ones with coordinator
    • Support coordinator in other duties as requested
  • Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours a week, 8 hours a week if seeking internship credit
  • Compensation: This is a volunteer position, but students may obtain internship credit in a department with approval
  • Qualifications:
    • Dependable
    • Flexible
    • Creative
    • Able to take responsibility for projects and programs 
    • Communications major preferred
    • Experience and general knowledge with graphic design programs and social media

Student and Community Engagement Coordinator 

  • Description: In this position, the intern will have the opportunity to support all of the service and volunteer events and activities undertaken by the Office of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement. They will be conducting outreach to campus and community groups, coordinating events, and establishing new partnerships that will provide an ever greater number of Geneseo students with opportunities to serve. They will work closely with the Social Media and Publicity Coordinator to share these events to the campus community and communities throughout the region. 
  • Position Responsibilities:
    • Organize the Spring service day: Geneseo Goes to Town Day of Service
    • Promote service program, projects, and opportunities to students
    • Promote the concept of civic engagement as a campus-wide effort
    • Serve as a liaison between community partner opportunities and student organizations
    • Work with student groups to coordinate service opportunities and track volunteer hours
    • Help manage content of office website
    • Work closely with Social Media and Publicity Coordinator to promote projects and connect students to service
    • Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in bi-weekly one-on-ones with coordinator
    • Support coordinator in other duties as requested
  • Hours: Approximately 4-5 hours a week, 8 hours a week if seeking internship credit
  • Compensation: This is a volunteer position, but students may obtain internship credit in a department with approval
  • Qualifications:    
    • Experience coordinating programs preferred
    • Self-motivated
    • Dependable and flexible
    • Committed to promoting service and civic engagement
    • Involved in community service/volunteerism
    • Able to engage with students and community members
    • Organized and able to coordinate programs
    • Must be willing to attend bi-weekly CSA team meetings