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Meet our 2020-2021 Community Service Assistants!

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. 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!

We will begin taking applications to fill CSA positions for 2021-2022 in the Spring of 2021. For more information about each of these positions and the application process, proceed to the bottom of the page. 

2020-2021 Community Service Assistants

Brianna McConnell

America Reads and Counts Co-Coordinator 

"I am in charge of pacing Geneseo students into surrounding elementary classrooms for tutoring sessions. I am passionate about this position because I love helping kids and as a future teacher I love working in classrooms as well as with teachers to gain more insight." 

Office Hours:

WF 10AM-11AM

Email:

bcm7@geneseo.edu

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Sydney Bosworth

America Reads and Counts Co-Coordinator 

 "It is a wonderful program in which college students are matched with elementary students to tutor them. Not only do college students get the opportunity to work hands-on with children, but many kids benefit from the 1-on-1 interaction and get to make a connection. Connections like these can help kids find a passion for learning, and 1 person can have a huge impact on a child. My goal is to find the right fit for tutors and ensure the program runs smoothly."

Office Hours:

MT 10AM-11AM

Email:

smb43@geneseo.edu

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Haley Kent 

Livingston CARES Co-Coordinator 

"I’m excited to work as a co-coordinator for Livingston CARES because I want to help other students make a wider impact on communities outside of Geneseo and across the United States."

Office Hours:

MW- 10AM-1PM TH 10AM-12PM

Email:

Hck5@geneseo.edu

 

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Jules Orcutt 

Livingston Cares Co-Coordinator

 "I am passionate about this position because I love service and I'm excited to meet other students and help them get involved in CARES."

Office Hours:

T,TH 3PM-5PM & F 2PM-3:30PM

Email:

Jo19@geneseo.edu

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Ashley Sanchez 

Food Security Advocate Co-Chair

 "I help to run and organize the club along with Robbie, the other co-chair. I am passionate about this organization and the topic of food insecurity because it is such a large problem locally, nationally, and internationally. It is important to inform others about the presence and impact of food insecurity and figure out ways to combat it, particularly on the Geneseo Campus."

Office Hours:

T 4PM-5PM

Email:

FSA@geneseo.edu

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Robbie Economou

Food Security Advocate Co-Chair

"I've always deeply cared about poverty and income inequality, so Food Security Advocates has been an amazing opportunity for me to become an activist for food security issues."

Office Hours:

TH 10AM-12PM

Email:

FSA@geneseo.edu

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Anna Lynch

HEROS youth mentoring program Co-Coordinator 

"I'm passionate about this role because I think it's important to encourage high school students to set goals for themself and would like to provide them the resources and support to help them do so!"

Office Hours:
 MW 1-2pm, F 3-4pm

Email:

heros@geneseo.edu or ajl25@geneseo.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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Jose Romero

HEROS youth mentoring program Co-Coordinator 

"I love supporting underserved communities and finding the best ways to guide their college careers."

Office Hours:

MW 11:30AM-12:30PM

F 3PM-4PM

Email:

heros@geneseo.edu or jlr31@geneseo.edu

 

 

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Laura Montes

Coordinator for Student and Community Engagement 

 "As coordinator, some of my responsibilities include providing opportunities for student learning and development through leadership and community service, promoting civic engagement on-campus, and in the broader community, and working closely with the rest of the CSA interns. I’m very excited to serve with you all next semester. I've always believed service could build bridges and form connections to make the world a better place."

Office Hours:

M 1:30PM-3PM 

W 2:30PM-4PM

Email:

vc@geneseo.edu

 

 

 

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Lauren Kemblowski

Social Media and Publicity Coordinator 

"As a communications major I've always been interested about social media marketing and the power it has. I believe volunteerism and getting involved in your community is one of the best parts about college and giving back to a community we all love so much!"

Office Hours:

MF 2PM-4PM

Email:

lek9@geneseo.edu

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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

Applying to be a CSA

  • Timeline for Application Process
  • Applications accepted - Jan-April 
  • Applications Due - Beginning of April 
  • Interviews for Positions: Mid to late April
  • Applicants Notified of Decisions - May

Please direct any questions about the application process to Garth Freeman, Coordinator of Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement, at freemang@geneseo.edu