Become a Leader in Service
The Center for Community-Based Learning offers the perfect place to develop your leadership style.
While engaged in community service or service-learning, you will come to understand new things about yourself, your community, and interpersonal relationships. You will be faced with difficult decisions that will train you to trust your instincts. You will be challenged and inspired to believe that the hard work of a few can truly create positive change.
Each of our programs affords interested, qualified students opportunities to take on leadership positions.
Here are just a few of the positions we offer:
America Reads & Counts Coordinators & Managers: experienced tutors who supervise their peers on-site at the elementary schools where tutoring takes place. Coordinators receive additional training, role model excellent tutoring skills, and serve as the main line of communication between the school and Lasell.
Second Step IMAGINE and Horizons Coordinators: an experienced mentor who designs age appropriate activities for the children who are being mentored, while supporting the CCBL's Assistant Director with safety and logistical concerns.
Club President/Officer: several community-service based clubs now exist (Barry Price Center Mentoring, Fashion & Service Society, and Hope for Humanity), and all were created by students to bring together people with the same interests and concerns. Many leadership positions exist within these clubs. Begin by joining a club as a general member and attend the meetings regularly, or create your own by talking with CCBL Staff and the Office of Student Activities.
Blood Drive Coordinator: communicates with the America Red Cross to host a blood drive each semester on campus. They recruit volunteers, select room and date, manage donor appointments and supervise sign-ins and clean-up on the day of.
Student Front Desk Staff: work at the CCBL to support the multitude of service programs we run. These are paid positions, and are usually hired based on previous involvement in community service and the CCBL.
Keever Resident Assistant: selected by the office of Residential Life and the CCBL staff, the Keever RA is the leader of the Community Service House. They are responsible for ensuring the safety of the house residents, while also role-modeling service involvement and creating house community.
Community Partner Liaison: individuals who are interested in helping us build a partnership with a local nonprofit. Liaisons have usually volunteered at the nonprofit, or are very passionate about the mission of the nonprofit. Their work could be based at an office, or could be done from campus, like organizing a team for a fundraising walk. This type of work could easily qualify for a Linked Credit.
We encourage our students to take advantage of campus leadership training programs, like those offered by the Office of Student Activities.