RESIDENT OPPORTUNITIES

We provide a network of support services for students that foster a greater sense of accomplishment, self-esteem, community and belonging; better preparing them to advocate for themselves and to contribute to society.

 

Resident Assistant Program

One student per year has the opportunity to become the Resident Assistant with a modified rent schedule.  Applications are accepted during the month of May.  The selected candidate begins their duties the first of August of each year.  The student works an estimated 5 hours/week, assisting staff in operation and general upkeep of Wesley House including:

  • Administrative support for staff;
  • Assistance with seminars and events;
  • Creation and distribution of electronic newsletters and special mailings;
  • Monitoring the outside appearance and laundry room of Wesley House;
    Participation in staff meetings and training;
  • Representation of Wesley House to both students and the community.

 

Educational Programs

We will offer programs throughout the year including physical and mental health information from San Diego Sate University Health Services, best study practices, time management, eating and cooking healthy.

 

Rewards Program

Not everything is about studying!  We believe that the students need to maintain a balance of work and home.  We offer recreational activities such as museum outings, art projects, paintball, popcorn and movies as well as sporting activities.

For more information about this or any of the programs we offer, please contact Jesus Gonzalez at jesus@wesleysdsu.org.

CAMPUS OPPORTUNITES

Student Life

SDSU students, faculty and staff are involved in a multitude of organizations as volunteers. We help build better communities, mentor children and youth, and provide a wide range of services that might otherwise go undone.

As a student, you’ll find there are many reasons to volunteer — to gain job experience, to meet new people, to share your skills and experience, or simply because it feels good.

You’ll find dozens of volunteer postings in Aztec Career Connection.

Learn more from the SDSU Service Learning and Community Engagement Program.

See the Division of Student Affairs page about Ethical and Civic Responsibility.

 

The Pride Center

At The Pride Center at San Diego State University, you can find information pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, ally, and many other communities at SDSU. The Pride Center, since being opened at SDSU in Spring 2014, not only offers its own programming and services, but also acts as a hub for the vibrant resources of the SDSU campus – take a look around!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Pride Center Coordinator at clujan@mail.sdsu.edu

 

Commuter Corner

Finding your place, making friends, and connecting academically and socially to campus are keys to your success at SDSU. Through websites, certificate programs and other active programming, we aim to provide students living at home and commuting to campus with important tools to help you make a positive connection to campus.

It can be very easy to fall into a routine of traveling to campus, going to class, and traveling back home. Challenge yourself to find an activity or organization on campus. Doing so will provide you an on-campus support network, and a sense of a “home away from home.” Students who become involved on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, and do better academically.

The challenges faced by commuter students

Many students are managing households and take care of multiple children, siblings, or older relatives, and this makes them selective with their time and campus involvement.

Take the steps to develop a sense of belonging to the SDSU campus. We want you to find a group of friends, a student organization, a research project, a community service event, or a mentor, that will help you to make SDSU your home away from home.

RESUME BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES

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San Diego Food Bank

The San Diego Food Bank relies on individuals and volunteer groups to help us in our warehouse, at food distribution sites, and at Food Bank events. Anyone can volunteer. Training is not required, and there are no time commitments. You may volunteer one time, or on a regular basis.

 

New Americans Museum

For centuries, the United States has beckoned to immigrants the world over. As a result, contemporary America is a diverse mosaic of cultures and traditions. One in five Americans today was either born in a foreign country or has a parent who was born abroad. In fact, children of immigrant families is the fastest growing population group in the U.S. Understanding the impact of these demographic changes is a national imperative. In the civic, economic, and artistic arenas, yesterday’s newcomer is tomorrow’s pioneer in a continuing process that defines us to this day. As a catalyst to celebrate America’s past and promise, the New Americans Museum provides inspiring and compelling educational and cultural programs and activities exploring our diverse immigrant experiences.

For more information about volunteer opportunities or internships, please contact Celia at celia.cj.solis.nam@gmail.com.

 

San Ysidro Education Vanguard Foundation

The SYEVF mentoring program provides mentoring & tutoring for the children of South San Diego. SYEVF provides weekly classes in LEGO robotics while receiving support from caring volunteers that fosters trust, creates self-confidence and encourages them to aspire to their dreams. In addition to in-class instruction, students participate in annual First LEGO League competitions along with the support of mentors and families.

For more information about mentoring opportunities, please contact Victor at victors@syevf.org.