Remote Placement Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, students in Service Learning courses for Fall 2020 are required to either choose a remote placement or develop their own self-directed service project. Below are a list of remote placement opportunities that you may pursue. If you are interested in any of the placements listed, get in touch with the contact listed or your HUMT380 professor to discuss the opportunity.

If you have questions regarding these placements, please contact Chelsea Beiler at servicelearn@miad.edu.

  • Artists Working in Education – Creative Collaborators
    • Be a creative mentor for artists grade 7-12! Work one-on-one with students through Zoom/Google Meet to encourage them to explore their creativity and develop their portfolios.
    • This is a limited opportunity with space for 7-10 students.
    • Contact: Get more information here
  • Friends of the Domes – Adult Art Education How-to Video
    • Create at least 2 how-to videos geared towards adult art education. Subject matter should be related to Milwaukee or the Mitchell Park Domes.
  • Friends of the Domes – Art Curriculum for Children’s Education
    • Create at least 2 lesson plans for arts-based field trip experiences for groups of 20-60 children.
    • This is a limited opportunity with space for 1 student
    • Contact: Get more information here
  • Friends of the Domes – Build a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Educational Prop
    • Build a “Wheel of Fortune” style wheel with removable panels that can be used as a learning tool.
    • This is a limited opportunity with space for 1 student
    • Contact: Get more information here
  • Woodland Pattern – Digital Operations
    • Help manage and organize various digital media files, data entry, and work on communications for upcoming events.
    • This is a limited opportunity with space for 1 student
    • Contact: Get more information here
  • Milwaukee Zen Center – Help build a digital library and update social media feeds
    • This is a limited opportunity with space for 1 student
    • Contact: Rev. Reirin Gumbel, info@mkezen.org
  • Walker’s Point Center for the Arts – Various Opportunities
    • The WPCA is a community arts center that offers a variety of art programming in the Walker’s Point neighborhood.
    • This opportunity is for students willing to commit to 4-10 hours a week volunteering. You will likely exceed the 35 hour requirement.
    • NOTE: WPCA is allowing some in-person volunteering. A reminder that all MIAD Service Learning for Fall 2020 MUST be done remotely. Please make this clear when applying.
    • Contact: Get more information here
  • eBird – Track bird sightings in your area and add your data to a scientific database. You must have access to a smartphone and the eBird app
    • This is a limited opportunity with space for up to 6 students.
    • Contact: Chelsea Beiler, chelseabeiler@miad.edu
  • TimeSlips – Create handwritten letters and send them to local nursing homes and care communities.
    • Contact: course professor
  • Love for the Elderly – Create handwritten letters for the elderly
    • Similar to the TimeSlips opportunity above, but you cannot choose where your letters will be sent.
    • Contact: course professor
  • Smithsonian Institution – Transcribe handwritten historical documents into a typed format.
    • Contact: course professor
  • Zooniverse – Analyze photos, specimens, documents, and other data and record your observations for use in scientific research.
    • Contact: course professor
  • Canduit – Multiple opportunities
    • Canduit is a website that helps pair people with volunteer projects, and they’ve sent a variety of remote volunteer projects that are available for Service Learning.
    • Opportunities include grant writing, web design, social media management, and online tutoring.
    • Click here for more information
  • WI3DP – print PPE materials for local organizations
    • You will need access to a 3D printer and be familiar with printing 3D models
    • Contact: course professor
  • #GetUsPPE – Follow instructions to create Personal Protective Equipment for local organizations.
    • You may need to buy or source materials for these projects, please talk to your professor if you need assistance.
    • Contact: course professor
  • Bookshare – Scan books into Rich Text Format or proofread books that have already been scanned.
    • Contact: course professor
  • UPchieve – help tutor low-income high school students in math.
    • Contact: course professor
  • Distributed Proofreaders – Proofread scans of public domain books in order to turn them into ebooks for Project Gutenberg.
    • Contact: course professor
  • TED Talks – Translate and subtitle videos for people to share ideas around the world.
    • For multilingual students in any languages, must be fairly proficient.
    • Contact: course professor
  • Project Linus – make blankets for sick & vulnerable children
    • Contact: course professor