Community Service and Tutoring
The Federal Work-Study Program encourages students to participate in community service. Community service opportunities include (but are not limited to) health care, child care, literacy programs, public recreational development, neighborhood improvement, and support services to the disabled and elderly.
The Work-Study Job Directory lists community service positions on campus and with off-campus nonprofit organizations. If you are interested in a community service position that is not listed, feel free to reach out. Please include the organization’s website.
Several community service tutoring options are available through the Boston University Work-Study program, including:
- Boston University Initiative for Literacy Development (BUILD)
Work-Study students provide literacy tutoring for children in the Boston public schools and at various community sites in the city. (Application)
- ILP (Intergenerational Literacy Project)
Work-Study students provide family literacy tutoring for immigrant and refugee families in Chelsea.
Work-Study students are paired one-on-one with young children to develop literacy, language, and social skills.
- Upward Bound (Application)
Contact Student Employment for more detailed information regarding these tutoring programs or other community service opportunities.