Williamsburg Engagement (WE) is a student-led program of the OCE that connects William and Mary students to local community organizations for regular service, bolstered by issue education and reflection. Participants in WE contribute needed service to non-profits and public agencies, while learning in-depth about social issues and developing as active citizens.
W.E. Site Leaders (WESLs) work in pairs to manage and facilitate W.E. service groups and volunteer activities. There are currently 4 W.E. groups, all of which are seeking at least one new site leader. Those sites are: Dream Catchers Equine Therapy, Head Start, Habitat ReStore, and Williamsburg Landing.
- 2 hours of service every other week on-site
- Monthly advising meetings with OCE to report on groups and gain further training
- Coordinate projects with Community Partners, including one 1-on-1 meeting per semester and consistent communication year round
- Recruit volunteers for semester of service
- Train volunteers in concepts of active citizenship and education/reflection
- Along with other Site Leaders, execute Spring Event
- Van certified/willingness to become van certified
- Group management skills to oversee 5-10 volunteers
- Interest in community issues and direct service
- Clear and timely written communication practices
Skills To Be Gained
- Training in models of community engagement
- Leadership development
How to Apply
To apply, please provide the following information and answer the following questions in 1.5 pages or less in a Word doc. Completed applications should be mailed to [[w|efmiller]]. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
- Your name
- Email address
- Cell phone number
- Graduation year
- Which Williamsburg Engagement groups are you interested in leading: Dream Catchers, Habitat, Headstart, Williamsburg Landing
Please answer the following questions:
- What motivated you to apply for this position and what skills will you bring?
- What is your experience with service and managing group logisitcs? What is your experience, if any, with Office of Community Engagement and Williamsburg Engage?
- W.E. Site Leaders are responsible for not only managing, but also educating their volunteers on community issues. What are some ideas you have for gaining and sharing knowledge on relevant community issues?
- What do you find exciting about community engagement experiences? What do you hope volunteers gain from participating in W.E.?
Interviews will occur the week following the application deadline.