Programs for Adults
Below is a list of programs in which Eastern students have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the education and well-being of adults.
You can register for each program here or contact us to set up a meeting with one of our staff. We can help you decide which program is right for you.
St. Joseph Living Center
St. Joseph Living Center has an extensive recreational department that works with residents to keep them physically and mentally active. The residents love when students come to visit so they can share their stories and work along side them on projects.
Tuesdays 9:45-11:45am; Wednesdays 9:45-11:45 and 2:00-4:00pm; Thursdays 9:45-11:45 and 2:00-4:00pm; and Fridays 9:45-11:45am. (Register Here)
*Note: In order to volunteer at St. Joseph you must attend a training session and get a PPD shot.
High Chase (formerly Lyon Manor)
High Chase is a group home in Willington, CT where about 30 residents live. The individulas living there have either mental, emotional, or intellectual disabilities and most are very high functioning. Volunteers from Eastern visit once a week to play games, make crafts, and simply hang out with the residents.
Wednesdays from 7pm-9:30pm. (Register Here)
Brooklyn Correctional Tutorial Program
Eastern volunteers assist with the inmate rehabilitation process by tutoring male inmates to take their GED exam.
Tuesdays 9:00am-12:00pm (Register Here)
Collegiate Health Services Core at First Baptist Church
Guests of the First Baptist Church are generally homeless and/or very low income earners with mental illness and substance abuse problems. They often cannot or do not access health care for many reasons. This program aims to fill these gaps in health literacy by providing this MUP (medically under-served population) with health education demonstrations during their dinner period. Specifically, the CHSC participants are promoting the concepts of wellness and disease prevention for the clients and their families. The clients are also shown how to access care in their local medical system.
Tuesdays 4:15pm-5:15pm (Register Here)
Connecticut Community For Addiction Recovery
CCAR serves recovered alcoholics and addicts. Volunteers will assist in tutoring adults in computers skills, basic math, basic writing, and English/Spanish, assist with applying for jobs, and work on getting their GED.
Tuesdays 11pm-12pm (Register Here)
No Freeze Hospitality Center
Each year the Windham Region No Freeze Hospitality Center, Inc. welcomes students who are seeking volunteer opportunities at our shelter. Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities based on the needs of the shelter. We realize that each of you bring your own special talents and interests to the shelter, and if you would like to volunteer doing something that is not listed, please let those at No Freeze know through us, the CCE. Activities can be held at the shelter, in the community or on campus.
Established opportunities include Staff and Guest Support, Office Support, Facilities Support, Program Support through Fund Raising, and Grassroots Activism.
To find out more about the center and it’s opportunities visit www.nofreeze.org
Starting in October on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:30-10:30pm and Saturdays from 1:00-5:00pm. (Register Here)