Life on Campus

ProjectServe

This program engages UMass Boston students and community organizations in a variety of civic engagement activities in order to create positive change in Massachusetts. There are many ways to get involved in this program ranging from being a leader, coordinator, or a participant in our projects.

Leadership Team

Partnership Coordinator

  • Advise university volunteers at a specific community based organization(CBO)
  • Serve as the liaison between the ProjectServe organization and a CBO
  • Coordinate events or projects between the university and the CBO
  • Recruit volunteers for a designated CBO
  • Work with program staff to assure appropriate tracking of all volunteer hours
  • There are a total of four of these positions:
  1. Strong Women Strong Girls Co-Chapter Director- Volunteer with a CBO that creates a mentoring pipeline for 3rd-5th grade girls, college women and professional women.
  2. Big Brothers Big Sisters Coordinator- Recruit students to volunteer and become Big Brothers and Big Sisters with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay.
  3. Tutoring Partnerships Coordinator – Oversee multiple tutoring programs at local schools focusing on the educational development of students.

 

Days of Service Co-Coordinator

  • Communicate with community organizations to develop service projects for the days of service
  • Coordinate the logistics of each day of service
  • Recruit volunteers to assist in the coordination of all large-scale service days
  • Work with program staff to assure appropriate tracking of all volunteer hours
  • Recruit additional site leaders for the days of service

Monthly Service Coordinator

  • Coordinate monthly service opportunities each month of the semesters in a variety of focus areas.
  • Communicate with community organizations to develop service projects for the days of service
  • Work with program staff to assure appropriate tracking of all volunteer hours
  • Recruit volunteers for each monthly project

 Operations  Coordinator

  • Work with members to assure appropriate tracking of volunteer hours
  • Coordinate bi-annual volunteer fairs
  • Facilitate assessment and evaluation of all projects and programs
  • Be a face for the organization to engage volunteers and donors

Recruiting and Public Relations Coordinator

  • Utilize social media outlets to increase awareness and impact of ProjectServe
  • Communicate with university resources to generate publicity for all ProjectServe efforts and activities
  • Support ProjectServe members in generating engagement and participation in programs and projects

Requirements and Important Dates

Requirements for all positions are as follows:

  • Have at least a 2.5 Cumulative GPA
  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014
  • Complete application along with short answer questions
  • Submit at least one recommendation letter from a UMass Boston employee (faculty or staff)
  • All eligible candidates must participate in an interview
  • Attend all regularly scheduled projectserve meetings and trainings
  • Volunteer for at least one monthly service project each semester
  • Serve as a Site Leader at each Day of Service
  • Participate in an retreat in August 2013

Important Dates

  • Interviews -  May 22 - 23, 2013,  9 AM – 3 PM
  • May 26, 2013 Leadership Team Announced
  • Mandatory Mentor Meeting  - TBD
  • Be in good standing with the university

For more information, please email community.engagement@umb.edu.

Applications for Leadership Team Members will be out in May 2013.