Community Outreach

Julie Bishop
Assistant Director of Community Outreach
Strosacker Hall, Student Union, 2nd Floor
(440) 826-8560

Weekly Program Coordinators

We are currently seeking Weekly Program Coordinators for 2015-2016!

Weekly Programs:

The Office of Community Outreach has several weekly programs, each of which involves a group of students serving at a local agency for a few hours each week throughout the BW school year (except during BW breaks).  

Role of Weekly Program Coordinators:

Weekly Program Coordinators are responsible for all aspects of leading a weekly program at an established service site. Duties include serving as a liaison between OCO and the community partner, recruiting service participants, planning and facilitating reflection, and driving students to and from the service site (BW van provided). Weekly Program Coordinators will meet as a group 1-2 times per month (Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.).  Like all OCO Team Members, Weekly Program Coordinators participate in monthly All-OCO Team meetings, retreats once per semester, and OCO special events such as Saturday of Service.


Positions Available for 2015-2016:


Boys and Girls Club

Each week, BW students join the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland in their mission to "inspire and enable young people who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."  Student participants develop relationships with youth at the West Side Club while helping with homework and participating in recreational activities like kickball, crafts and games.  The coordinator is responsible for planning weekly activities to engage the children with BW volunteers.

Esperanza, Inc.

Esperanza, Inc. is dedicated to promoting Hispanic education. Since 2011, BW students have spent Wednesday afternoons assisting middle school students with homework and enrichment activities in partnership with Esperanza, Inc.  The Esperanza coordinator occasionally plans activities to supplement those planned by an Esperanza staff member.

St. Pat's

The Food Center at Near West, affectionately referred to by BW students as "St. Pat's,"  offers an evening meal three days per week as well as a food pantry and referral services for families and individuals in need. BW students serve dinner on Tuesday nights and offer activity options such as coloring and games for any children present at the meal.


Apply now!  

A minimum GPA of 2.5 or above is required. Applications due by 12:00 Noon on Friday, March 27th.  


* Required information
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Phone Number: *
Email Address: *
Anticipated Graduation Month and Year: *
Major: *
Minor: *
GPA: *
Please describe your eligibility for van training:  Already van trained!    Eligible to participate (no more than 3 points on my license).    Not eligible to participate in training.  
I identify my gender as:  Male    Female    Transgender    Prefer not to disclose  
Release to check records: by checking yes, you are providing your electronic consent for release to check conduct and academic records. Serious violations or multiple violations of university policy may jeopardize your eligibility for participation. Students are also expected to be in good academic standing to serve on the OCO Team. The judgment of the OCO Staff on this matter will be final. This information will remain confidential and will be used for official purposes only.
I hereby give my consent for the OCO staff (Director/Assistant Director) to check my records as indicated in the above statement:  Yes  
Please describe any past service/volunteer experience you have had: *
Why are you interested in becoming a Weekly Program Coordinator?
Which program(s) are you interested in leading?  Boys & Girls Club    Esperanza    St. Pat's  
What other time commitments do you have for next year? Please include jobs and extracurricular activities: *
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Please select all times that you would be available for an interview on Wednesday, April 1st:  5:20 pm    5:40 pm    6 pm    6:20 pm    6:40 pm    7 pm    7:20 pm    7:40 pm    8 pm    8:20 pm    8:40 pm  
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