Opportunities

Interested in community service? Experiential learning in the curriculum?

Options at Williams are wide-ranging.  We at Center for Learning in Action (CLiA) provide and/or connect students and faculty to experiential learning opportunities in every major area of interest. To aid in your search, we categorize offerings and opportunities into a dozen action areas including arts and culture, education, community and economic development, history, government and politics, media and technology, health and wellbeing, religion and spirituality, social services and more.  A sampler of options is available here.  If you do not see an opportunity that suits you, we’ll help you find one or build your own! Contact CLiA Director Paula Consolini at [email protected] for help.

Below, we list the Center’s major programs and projects beginning with those directed by staff, followed by those run by students.  Below these lists, you’ll find specific opportunities provided by outside organizations and other on-campus hosts.

Current staff-directed, student-run, outside organization and other on-campus fieldwork opportunities are organized by sector, work type, and time frame of involvement, in the sidebar to the right.  Below that sidebar, we provide a categorized guide to community organizations through which additional opportunities may be available.

For further information about the various ways in which our opportunities are categorized, please visit http://learning-in-action.williams.edu/community/glossary.

For upcoming events and late-breaking opportunities, please visit the Center for Learning in Action Events page.

Questions?  Call or email us at 413-597-4588 or [email protected].

Staff-Directed Programs

Student-Run Programs

The following programs and partnerships are coordinated by student leaders, with support from the Center for Learning in Action, Lehman Community Engagement, and other departments. Work-study and volunteer positions are available, as are student leadership positions. We have opportunities to serve from 8:30am to 9pm. Follow the links below, or contact [email protected] for more information.

Groups Active in 2017-2018 Academic Year

Groups Last Active in 2016-2017 Academic Year




Outside Organizations & Other On-Campus Opportunities

Below, you’ll find entities offering to host students for volunteering, course fieldwork or in some cases, paid work. Please contact the listed liaison or the Center for Learning in Action (413-597-4588 or [email protected]) for more information.

Last modified on October 31, 2017