While volunteering may be seen as an obligation at some colleges, Assumption students consider it a part of everyday life — witness the 125,488 hours contributed by our campus last year.
When it comes to getting more experience in the world of psychology, volunteering your free time in the Worcester area serves as a great opportunity to gain experience and important insight on possible career options.
Real-life examples serve as tangible proof to the kind of person you say you are in a job interview or graduate school application; they’re the kinds of things employers and schools love to see.
Whether you become a weekly, monthly or occasional volunteer, taking advantage of these opportunities helps you learn about the community and interesting people around you and lets you get off campus for a little while as you put your skills and talents to use to better the world around you.
Consider these local volunteer and internship options:
Volunteer through Assumption:
- Assumption Reach Out Center
- Opportunities with Psychology Club, Honor Society or other clubs and organizations.
- Service Groups including Admissions Ambassadors, Disability Awareness, First Year Mentor, Peer Mediation, Student Athlete Advisory, Student Conduct and more.
Mentor, play and grow with children in Worcester:
Help out in a hospital in Worcester:
- St. Vincent Hospital
- University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital
- University of Massachusetts Medical School
Other Services in Worcester:
- Elderly Services of Worcester Area
- Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging
- Massachusetts Department of Corrections
- The American Red Cross
Some other great resources include:
- The Massachusetts Service Alliance’s Connect & Serve database allows you to search specific criteria both in Worcester and other areas close by.
- Assumption students have found careers and internships with Community Health Link, a Worcester organization helping more than 19,000 children, adults and families of all kinds in the area.
- idealist.org helps volunteers, interns and job seekers locate nonprofit organizations in their area.
- Volunteermatch.org is also a great source for specific volunteer opportunities, both ongoing and one-time events.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, talk to your adviser or professors. They would all love to help you.