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Community Service Work-Study Program

Students who have been awarded federal work study have an opportunity to take an active role in the greater community while still earning money. We currently have many community service positions available, ranging from reading and math tutoring in local elementary school, working with the Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, OU Medical Volunteer Center, public libraries and many other organizations. With many jobs currently available, eligible students are sure to find a meaningful and enjoyable job that is just right for them.

While working for one of the approved organizations below, your volunteer service will earn you $8.50 an hour while providing valuable service to your community.

If you are interested in an off-campus community service position, please do the following:

  1. Check your financial aid package to make sure you have an offer of federal work study.
  2. Contact an employer on the list below and notify them of your interest in a position with their organization. Be sure to inform them that you are a student with OCU and a part of OCU’s Off-Campus Community Service Program.
  3. If home on break (Christmas or spring), you can work for an approved employer as long as you have the employer approved through the Student Employment office prior to you working. An Off-Campus Agreement and job description would need to be signed by the employer.
  4. When hired, contact Jan Stovall at [email protected] or 405-208-5730 for instructions.

"The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others"

– DeAnn Hollis

Our partner employers

Below are approved employers that OCU has partnered with. The employers listed below may request a background check before they can officially hire you.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma targets the children who need us most, including those living in single parent homes, growing up in poverty and coping with parental incarceration. Starting something begins with finding a great match between a Big and a Little.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
2000 North Classen Blvd., Suite E100
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73106

Contact Information: Stephanie Huston, 918-728-7919, [email protected]

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

A Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow... Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals... Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences... Hope and opportunity

Boys and Girls Club
3535 N. Western
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73118

Contact information: Teena Belcik, 405-602-5709, [email protected]

Calm Waters helps children and families in their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss.

Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
4334 NW Expressway, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73116

Contact Information: Hannah Showalter, 405-841-4800 Ext 109, [email protected]

Recognizing that educational success is in the harmony of the triad of student-teacher-parent, DSA forms a partnership among this triad, which helps our youth fulfill their highest potential intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.

Dove Science Academy
919 NW 23rd
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73106

Contact Information: Yunus Bicici, Principal, 405-524-9762, [email protected]

At the Y, strengthening the community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Midwest City, YMCA
2817 North Woodcrest Drive
Midwest City, Okla., 73110

Contact Information: Elyse Davis, 405-733-9622, [email protected]

The Medical Center Volunteers provide support and non-clinical care to the patients and families of OU Medical Center, and endorse our hospital's mission to value compassion, quality care, and teamwork.

OU Medical Center Volunteers
Presbyterian Tower 50
700 NE 13th St.
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73104

Contact Information: Jonie Well, Director of Volunteer Services, 405-271-1024, 405-831-2366, [email protected]

At Positive Tomorrows, we want to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty through education. As the only elementary school in Oklahoma specifically for homeless children and their families, we know what it takes to help make that goal a reality.

Positive Tomorrows
P.O. Box 61190
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73146

Contact Information: Susan Agel, [email protected]

Contact Information for the following OKC Public Schools:

Deisy Escalera, Community Relations Manager, 405-587-0275, [email protected]
900 N Klein
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73106

Math and reading tutors needed for Oklahoma City school system.

Please click here to request an interview.

Cleveland Elementary School
2725 NW 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73107

Cleveland's Mission Statement: Our Mission is to create lifelong learners and ensure success for all. We are SMART! Scientific, Mathematic, Artistic, Readers and Thinkers

Eugene Field Elementary School
1515 N. Klein
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73106

  • Serves students in grades Kindergarten through 5th
  • School Mascot: Deer
  • Established in 1984
  • School named for poet and writer Eugene Field

Gatewood Elementary School
1821 NW 21st
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73106

The Gatewood Mission is to increase student achievement and facilitate social development through the partnership and support of parents and the community.

Hawthorne Elementary School
2300 NW 15th
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73107

At Hawthorne Elementary they follow the Great Expectations for living:

  1. We will value one another as unique and special individuals.
  2. We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes nor use sarcasm or putdowns.
  3. We will use good manners, saying “please”, “thank you” and “excuse me,” and allow others to go first.
  4. We will cheer each other to success.
  5. We will help one another whenever possible.
  6. We will recognize every effort and applaud it.
  7. We will encourage each other to do our best.
  8. We will practice virtuous living, using the Life Principles.

Sequoyah Elementary School
2400 NW 36th St.
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73112

Our mission at Sequoyah Elementary is to improve academic, social and artistic skills in each student.

Taft Middle School
2901 NW 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73107

Serves students in grades 6th through 8th. School named for President William Howard Taft.

Taft Middle School creed:
Who believes in Honor. Honor in doing our best, standing for what is right, respecting all others as well as ourselves. Who believes in Tradition. Tradition in building a strong foundation for the present and memories for the future.

Jubilee Partners is a non-profit organization established in 2010. They are dedicated to the support of urban youth by providing them with opportunities to further their education, develop healthy relationships and build life skills. The youth involved at Jubilee are able to be a part of gardening projects, reading programs, personal hobbies, volunteer opportunities, and the Student Leadership Initiative for Teens, and, next year, Jubilee Academy, a preschool which will provide early intervention education opportunities for at-risk urban children.

Jubilee Partners
PO Box 1211
Oklahoma City, Okla., 73101

Contact Info: Kristen Donovan, Executive Director, 405-888-1271, [email protected]

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