Other Activities

Hiatt Independent Opportunity: The Hiatt Independent Afternoon Opportunity allows for students to volunteer at a nonprofit after school for seven hours per week. Many students choose a nonprofit based on an established relationship they have with an organization. They may also meet with someone in the Hiatt Center to brainstorm ideas. This afternoon program does not take place on campus, and it is up to the student to arrange for transportation to the volunteer site.
During the term, students write a reflection describing their volunteer experience. Here are examples written by students about volunteering at Pine Manor Child Study Center, HATCH at Watertown Public Library, and Newton Wellesley Hospital
Students who sign up for this activity must complete this learning agreement by the end of the first week of the term during which they will volunteer. The student will determine their schedule with the nonprofit pending approval from Ms. Latour in the Hiatt Center.